Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Natural Hair & the Return to Hair Grease - My Royal Crown Twistout Results

As  I mentioned in a few post ago, I have been anxious to try Royal Crown on my two strand twist out after seeing Jcokes7 do a series on using "hair grease" on natural hair to achieve great twist out results.

Let me just say!  Wow!  As you can see from the picture above, my twists were stretched, very well defined, moisturized, and shiny.  They were bouncy, had movement, and ZERO frizz.  I was loving this.  At night, I just  re-twisted the hair and it was easy breezy.

When I did my twists, I did them on damp hair and then added dime sized (if that) amount of the Royal Crown.  The product smoothed on easily and twisted very nicely.

Below are some other pictures as well as day 2 results.

Day 1

I was even able to separate my hair for additional fullness with no frizz!

I'm amazed at my length!

Day 2 Results

These pictures were taken after being outside all morning.

Look at that definition!!

I didn't add any more Royal Crown to my hair just water (if needed) to retwist my hair.  I LOVED this product to set my twists and will definately be using it again!

Have you used Royal Crown or any other type of hair grease on your hair? How were your results?

I will be doing a few other product reviews (a bit of product junkyism has hit me) in search of the perfect products for achieving my twist outs, so stay tuned!

Monday, November 28, 2011

Natural Hair Wig Review - Drew by Beshe

Yes, that's me!

It's time for a series of reviews!!!  And this review is a wig review!

Here are the basics.

Wig Name :  LW Drew by Beshe
From Where:
Price:  31.99 + 6.98 shipping = 38.97
Color:  1B
Shipping:  EXCELLENT! I ordered on a Friday, received confirmation that it was shipped on Friday and it was delivered Monday!  


First thing, this is A LOT OF HAIR.  If you are not comfortable with big hair, then don't get this wig. In fact, I believe she got bigger over the week I wore her.  No lie.  OK, now that I've mentioned that, let me tell you what I love about this wig.  I love that she has several textures.  I have 3 textures in my hair and this wig has about the same.  It contributes to the realness of the look. The lace on the front blended very well with my skin tone.  I didn't really need to add make up to the lace to blend it with my skin.  I have a regular sized head, not too big and not too small.  She fit very snug.  The ear tabs came down directly on my ears and was virtually a perfect fit.  The wig comes with combs but I didn't use them.  I did pin it with 2 bobby pins but really that was only as an additional precaution.....I whipped my head back and forth with Willow Smith and this wig didn't move an inch...LOL.  I received a lot of compliments when I wore her.

The negatives about the wig.  It is a lot of hair, which took some getting used to.  We're having an interesting fall in NC so it was hot to wear the week I wore it.  We're still fluctuating between the 70's and 60's here.  The lace is a little scratchy around the front.  I really can't complain a whole lot about it since I paid less than $35 for the wig but I still wanted to mention it.  There isn't much parting room on the wig which makes it a little difficult to do a side or front part, however, with some alterations to the hairline (I plucked some hairs out to make it not look so even & more realistic) I made it work. Overall, I would give this wig an 8 out 10.  I may experiment with a few more wigs during the rest of the fall and winter.  Look for more wig reviews!

Let me know what you think!

Monday, November 21, 2011

Recognizable Naturals - Marsha Ambrosius

Marsha Ambrosious.  I was first introduced to the musical genius of this young woman as one half of the R&B group Floetry.  She was the "Songstress."  And she still is.   There are many rumors and discussions about why Floetry ended after 3 albums, but it's best to say they couldn't see eye to eye on the future of the duo and decided to split.  I will always be fan of their music and I have all 3 albums, "Getting Late" , "Say Yes", "If I Was a Bird", "Lay Down" wait...I have too many favorites off of their albums to start naming.

Marsha launched her solo career in 2010 with the release of "I Hope She Cheats on You" after the break up of the duo.  She returned to the music scene with her gorgeous signature voice, her natural hair grown longer & fuller, and her voluptuous figure, sculpted & slimmed.  Her album, Late Nights & Early Mornings, released in 2011 is a mixture of love songs and social messages.  GOOD music. One of my favorites off of this album is "Lose Myself."

I love how Marsha exhibits the versatility of natural hair in the various styles that she chooses to wear.  From an afro puff to twist out to flexirod set, it's gorgeous!

As a tribute to one of my favorites from Floetry...check out "Getting Late".  And it is...let me go to bed.  LOL!


Sunday, November 13, 2011

Twist out on 2 strand twists with Extensions

I've had my 2 strand twist extensions in now for 8 1/2 weeks.  Right before I took them out, I did a twist out with the hair.  I wish I'd done it sooner!  I LOVED this look!!!

Overall, I loved this protected style.  I found it to be very versatile and it was great having a break from doing my own hair for 2.5 months.  I will definitely revisit this look again next year.

My Birthday Week Celebration! November 7th

Looking good at 37 if I do say so myself & I DO say so!!

The reason why I was missing in action last week is because I celebrated my birthday.  Because I am always so busy with work, church, friends, business and other commitments, for this whole week, I shut everything down.  I had a week of peace, relaxation and fun.

I am always honored and privileged when people take time out of their busy schedules to spend time with me.  I know that many friends & family members in my life are busy or have challenges that they are working through so to spend time with me can be a sacrifice.  To know that they deemed me worthy of that sacrifice, feels my heart with such love & makes me feel so full.  I received so many genuine expressions of love over the course of the weekend leading up to my birthday and the week of that I felt truly blessed.

The highlight of my birthday week was spending 3 days at the 4 star Grove Park Inn Resort & Spa in Asheville, NC with my mother.  We had such a blast hanging out, giggling, being silly, and just spending time together.  I don't know who was more excited, me or her.  On Tuesday the 8th,  I spent an entire day at the Grove Park Inn Spa.  I had 2 services (the best facial ever! & a full body massage) and then enjoyed their awesome amenities.  If you live in NC you owe it to yourself to experience this resort.  Absolutely spellbounding.  I literally shed 1 little tear when it came time to leave.  Check out time was 11 am, we checked out at 10:58 am.  Yeah, it was that good! 

Enjoy the slideshow of my birthday celebration events!

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