Posts Tagged ‘top 10’

Hi Again,

I’m not gonna lie… I’m really bored right now.  I decided to take a break from moving all of this junk BY MYSELF in a Corolla (do you know how difficult that is) and write, but I can’t will myself to get back up.  I’m just extra comfortable right now, with my feet propped up on my mom’s hardly used Ab Lounger and my TV on some obscure local channel.  All I can see is this screen, a maze of boxes, and my cute little red toenails in front of me.  All I need is some sort of fruity drink with a slice of pineapple and one of those mini-umbrellas perched on the edge, and my life would be 18 different kinds of perfect right now.

I take that back… I’d also need a dark, sexy man with dreadlocks rubbing me down with some unpronounceable oil.  Yeah… that’s paradise.

But, since I see neither a pina colada or a tall, dark, bare-chested masseuse in my immediate future, I decided to do another Top 10 post.  I figure this could become something I do every week or so.

That being said, here are my top ten products (for all of you product junkies out there):

  1. Bee Mine Bee Hold Curly Butter (Makes the boys go crazy)
  2. AfroVeda Totally Twisted Ginger Almond Butter
  3. AfroVeda Pur Whipped Gelly (finally used this separately from the butter and found that it has great edge control, but a slightly crunchy hold.  Still though, I carry a small container around with me for frizz-mergencies)
  4. RenPure “My Pretty Hair is Parched” Shampoo and Conditioner Set (in my world, that only counts as one product)
  5. Giovanni Smooth as Silk Conditioner
  6. Jamila Henna (of course!  My hair is still so very soft and smooth!  My curls are clumping even with the relaxed ends on!)
  7. Kinky Curly Curling Custard and Kinky Curly Knot Today (I count these as one product because I only use these together on clean hair, or else I get little white balls of grossness all throughout my hair.  #notsexyatall)
  8. Aussie Smooth 3 Minute Miracle Deep Conditioner (I love using this on my hair dry as a “prepoo”.  It also works well mixed with honey and castor oil.)
  9. Shea Moisture’s Curl Enhancing Smoothie, for smoothing my edges while wearing a puff as well as soothing scalp itches.
  10. Creme of Nature Argan Oil Setting Lotion (for giving my relaxed ends some hold)

That’s it for me.  I’m gonna go force myself to pack and move more boxes now (le sigh).  In the meantime, tell me what your favorites are!

Peace, Love, and Products,


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Hello World!

Today’s been a pretty busy day, but I found myself thinking about my transition and looking for inspiration in my journey.  There are so many things that I’ve learned, and so many mistakes that I’ve made.  The first natural style I ever did was on January 10th of this year, and I’ve since collected plenty of tools that have allowed my to continue my transition with some genuinely fly styles.  Here are the tools I simply couldn’t live without:

  1. Yellow flexi-rods
  2. Jilbere Shower Comb
  3. My Denman brush
  4. My spray bottle
  5. My applicator brush
  6. Pyrex Bowl (for heating, mixing, and storing henna and conditioner mixes)
  7. My fingers (for more gentle detangling)
  8. End Papers (for curling my relaxed ends)
  9. HUGE Alligator Clips (for keeping my hair out of the way)
  10. Satin Bonnet (for when I sleep in a style!)

What are your favorite tools???

Peace, Love, and… Tools (that’s not OK),


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