Products I Use On My Natural Hair

Products I Use On My Natural Hair

Products Mentioned In This Video: •Cantu Shea Butter Leave In •Cantu Shea Butter Hair Dressing Pomade •Cantu Shea Butter No Drip Hair & Scalp Oil •Herbal Essence Shampoo (Hello Hydration) •Herbal Essence Conditioner (Hello Hydration) •100% Extra Virgin Olive oil (any brand) •Organic Root Stimulator – Hair Mayonnaise

Go to the link below to see how each product is used in my hair regimen.

Deep Conditioning/Hot Oil Treatment:

Answering Your Questions Live!

FAQ Friday Live
When: March 8, 2013
Time: 6:30pm — 7:00pm CST
Where: Youtube Live Stream
You should see the live stream on your Youtube Home page under “My Subscriptions” (only if you are subscribed)
Also, you can just go directly to my channel page and the live stream should be showing!
I will be answering any questions you have live for 30 minutes. Be on time, you don’t want to miss your chance to ask me your questions.
Tell your friends about this show!


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Another Braided Headband Hairstyle – 2 in 1 Hairstyle

Braided Headband Hairstyle on Long Natural Hair

My hair in this video is an old flat iron. With all hairstyles, results will vary. You do not have to straighten your hair to achieve this hairstyle. This will be beautiful with your curls, coils, a twist out, braid out, bantu knot out, flexi rod curls, waves, kinks, etc. Be creative and have fun!
How long a hairstyle lasts depends on several different things, the climate where you live, your hair texture, type, your daily activities, etc. Always keep this in mind when attempting any hairstyle.

Flat Ironing My Natural Hair:

My Shiny Hair: I give credit to my consistent deep conditioning/hot oil treatment routine:

For the braid in this hairstyle you could also add braid hair (extensions)!

Go to for more quick and easy hairstyles!

Hair Growth Update & Length Check

Twist Out On Long Natural Hair

The hairstyle in this video is a twist out with about 3-4 bantu knots. I have a video coming up soon to show the method. I am usually a braid out girl, but I love this twist out.

The shine in my hair happened over time. I am very consistent with doing my deep conditioning/hot oil treatments each time I wash. I have been doing this for over two years. I use my regular rinse out conditioner and mix with my extra virgin olive oil.

*Helpful Links*

Previous Length Check (Reaching Waist Length):

My First Flat Iron:

Cutting My Ends:

Different Buns I Like To Do:

Detangling Curly Hair

kelli collage for detangling curly hair video

So, no two heads are the same, especially when it comes to me and my daughter. Our hair is completely different. We use similar methods, but there are just some things that don’t work for me that work for her. The great thing is when it comes to detangling we use the same method, even though detangling her hair is soooo much easier than detangling mine.
Before washing, start off with a light finger detangling. Pulling apart any curls or hair that may be stuck together. Also, use your fingers to pull apart the hair that gets stuck together and tangled at the roots. When we don’t do this, washing the hair with tangles causes more knots that are usually hard to get out afterwards.
After the hair is lightly finger detangled, wash and condition as normal.
Once the hair is clean, we add a conditioner and then start to finger detangle small sections of the hair one by one. Take the finger and think of it as a wide tooth comb. Start from the ends lightly raking the finger s through and go up to the roots. When you run into knots and tangles, take your time pulling the hair apart. After the hair is fully finger detangled we like to smooth the hair down with a wide tooth comb or a paddle brush. This clumps the curls together, and will smooth down the hair strands.
Very simple, and usually takes about 15-30 minutes to detangle.

Quick Tips:
I keep our hair stretched out, so detangling has become easier. Kelli can wear a wash and go, and detangling is still not difficult, because of her looser curl pattern. I have really tight coils, and if I wear a wash and go for several days, I normally lose more hair during the detangling, and it takes more time.

Washing Kelli’s Curly Hair:
Washing My Tight Curly Hair:
Detangling Kelli’s Curly Hair:

I hope this helps someone!

Natural Hair Videos (click links below):
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Last Minute Valentine’s Day Hairstyle!

Last Minute Hairstyle on straightened long natural hair

I decided it would be fun to a nice last minute video! I really recorded and edited this video today! I never do that! LOL! Buuuuut I love you guys, and this is my way of spending Valentine’s Day with you all! 🙂

My hair in this video is an almost week old blow out. It was a braid out, but I had been out with the hubby, and I don’t know what happened from there. LOL!

Blow drying is a normal part of my regimen, so with all of my hairstyles, results will vary. You do not have to blow dry your hair to achieve this hairstyle. This will be beautiful with your curls, a twist out, braid out, bantu knot out, flexi rod curls, waves, kinks, etc.

Info on how often I blow dry, maintenance, and more here:

Earrings are from a store here in Houston, I can’t remember the name. aaaaah!

Big High Bun – My Go To Hairstyle!

Big High Bun On Natural Hair

I like to leave the hair a little loose. I don’t like to pull my hair too tight. I am using regular hair pins that I ordered from Sallys Beauty supply.
I can make the bun without the sock, but it makes it quick and easy, and also gives it a nice shape. You don’t have to worry about your hair moving around throughout the day.
In this video my hair is blown out. You do not have to blow dry your hair to achieve this hairstyle. This hairstyle can be achieved with curly hair, stretched hair, etc. Results will vary with different hair types, curl patterns, styling techniques, etc.

I blow my hair out once a month
My blow drying method:

The waves are from an old chunky braid out
Chunky Braid out demo here:

I made the sock bun with a pair of my husband’s old work socks! LOL!
You can find a quick demo on how to make the sock bun on Youtube, just search “sock bun”
There are several great tutorials. 🙂

Here are more videos on other ways to achieve a really cute bun:

My Hair Regimen:
My Hair Growth Journey:
Quick Tips On Going Natural:

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Straw Curls On My Natural Hair

My hair in this video was blown out, but that is pretty normal for me. I usually have blown out hair. I blow dry my hair once a month it is a normal part of my regimen. You do not have to blow dry your hair to do this hairstyle. Either way, results will vary! Enjoy, have fun, and be creative!
I used a box of Great Value straws that I believe my hubby got from Wal-Mart. They were very inexpensive. We have more boxes just lying around. LOL! I left the straws in overnight. It was not one of the most comfortable things to do. I have never enjoyed sleeping in any type or rollers. I think that is why I prefer bantu knot outs for my no heat curls. When you are doing no heat curls, you want to make sure the hair is not soaking wet. It will take too long to dry and your curls may not be set by morning. If you don’t mind adding heat, you can sit under the hair dryer if you like.
After you take the straws out, the hair lays a little closer to the head, but if you want to go for big hair, pull the hair apart slowly. 

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