Tuesday, 18 February 2014

Tween Hair

My step-daughter is a 12 years old and also a little natural. She does not want to ever relax her beautiful hair, which is a blessing. I think part of the reason is that her mother’s hair is loc’d and mine is natural. So in that respect she has great hair role models.

My only problem is that she is in the extension funk. What I mean by this is that sometimes she seems to love her hair more in extensions than when it’s out in her natural state. Don’t get me wrong she does like her hair, but she often thinks it is limited in its styling options. To be honest, I think it’s because she is just learning how to do her own hair and extensions are easier to deal with.

Our hair textures are different, so the products that I use don’t necessarily work on her hair so the styles that I’ve tried on her hair turn out differently. That is until I tried Shea Moisture’s Extra Moisture Detangler (This stuff is the business - a review to come later) and the Coconut & Hibiscus Curl Enhancing Smoothie this weekend. I did a twist-out on her hair on the weekend and styled it into a mohawk and we both loved it. I was actually drooling over her hair and told her I was jealous, which she loved and giggled about. It looked amazing and perfect for a stylish tween like her.

My step-daughter rocking her twist-out mohawk. Isn't she gorgeous! :-)

I plan on making it a priority to invest in more hair products for her hair and try to make sure she has access to them at both of her homes. In the mean time I continue to tell her how beautiful she is on the inside and out. 

I’m also asking for your help or suggestions in terms of products and styles for luscious, thick 4b-4c hair. Remember she is 12 and right now does not care for her hair to be cornrowed unless it is crazy cute (not to mention this is not my strong point … hehehe), she wants FREEDOM. We were all there back in the day, so I know you understand.

If you have any ideas feel free to contact me.  

Blessings and Curls,

Kim aka B-Curlie 

Monday, 3 February 2014

Product Review - Hair Honey

Over the last few weeks, I’ve revisited a product that I used back in my transitioning days, it is Kynk Naturals, Hair Honey.

I purchased the Hair Honey from Noah’s health food store, but it is also available on their website, http://www.kynk.ca.

How to use (as quoted from Kynk Naturals):
A conditioning treatment that improves you hair’s strength and flexibility. Apply Hair Honey to clean wet hair to help ease tangles when combing. Hair Honey can also be used to reinforce hair ends when styling especially with braids & twists. For the not -so -intense kynks but severe dryness issues, saturate dry hair and wrap head & hair in a (not too) hot towel. Then wash as usual. Use Hair Honey as needed on natural or treated hair.

Persea Gratissima (Apricot Kernel), Prunus armeniaca (Avocado), Cocos Nucifera (Coconut), Cera alba (Beeswax), Melaleuca Alterfernolia (Tea Tree), d-alpha tocopherol (Vitamin E), Mentha Piperita (Peppermint), Ribes nigrum (Black Currant aroma), Oleoresin Rosmarinus Officinalis (rosemary), Petroselinum sativum (Parsley), Thymus vulgaris (Thyme), & love (Agape).

My thoughts: 
Now that I’m 100% Curlie, I find this Hair Honey works better on my hair. It looks honey and has a mild honey and menthol/peppermint scent. The strength of this product is that it is a great for sealing in moisture. I often used it to apply one top of my moisturized hair. Yet for me, the best use of the Hair Honey was adding it to my deep conditioner. It gave my hair a protective coating and I love that.

I may not use it every day because I’m used to fruity and floral scents in my products, yet since all the ingredients used in Kynk Naturals products are all natural, I will keep the Hair Honey on my rooster. I should also mention that the Hair Honey is also has Clean Care's seal of approval for safer beauty & personal care products in Canada. It’s important to note that their mantra is, “If you can't eat it we don't use it!” In essence it makes my hair feel good.

Have you tried this Hair Honey or any of the other Kynk Natural products? Tell me what you think.

Blessings and Curls,

Kim aka B-Curlie