wearealwaysonelove

So I wanted to take a moment to talk about African Pride’s Olive Miracle leave in conditioner. As you can see, the container is almost empty. That’s because I LOVE this stuff. I have coarse 4c hair, and I haven’t found any other leave in conditioner that can do what this one does for my hair. I’ll tell them here to help out those who need something different.

  1. It has great slip. As soon as I put this in my hair it’s almost an immediate detangle. And for 4c hair, we all know that can be a big hassle.
  2. It makes my hair softer. As I said before I have very coarse hair. It’s hard to make my hair soft and fluffy, but this stuff does.
  3. It gives my 4c hair real definition. I know the problem a lot of 4c textured naturals is trying to “define” a curl that isn’t there or trying to “recreate” another texture pattern. When I put this in my hair, it is more defined. Not a 3b defined, but defined nonetheless. Which brings me to the next point.
  4. When I put this in my hair and leave it in overnight with a shower cap, it gives me curls I didn’t even know I had. They last until I detangle my hair. I know some people only leave in certain conditioners for an hour because that’s the maximum time for penetration, but leaving it in overnight is key to getting the defined curls that you want. And trust me, it works.
  5. It’s versatile. Since it’s moisturizing but thin at the same time you can use it for many things. A twist out, bantu knot out, twa, wash and go, anything you can think of. And it’s easy to wash out when it’s wash day.

Have any of you tried it? Did you get the same results? Let me know.

I've been natural for a really long time...

So I was getting confused as to why I had so much breakage. I was upset that everywhere I turned I had to keep cutting my hair. I just thought my hair was prone to breakage without thinking about what I was doing to it. But I looked back and…

1. My hair was never stretched. Except for the occasional twist out, I rarely ever stretched my hair because it took too long and I was lazy. So my hair was usually in its natural state, which creates single strand knots and tangles that are hard to get out.

2. I used lots of combs and brushes. My hair is very kinky, so we all know it’s hard to finger detangle when it would probably take hours. Hours of finger detangling compared to ten minutes of the denman brush is an easy decision. But I ALWAYS heard my hair snapping, even when It was properly moisturized. This contributed to the breakage and made my hair uneven.

3. I didn’t moisturize my hair properly when it was in protective styles. When my hair is in protective styles, I get lazy. Out of sight out of mind. The most moisture my hair got was when I was in the shower and I remembered I even had hair. Bone dry hair = breakage.

4. I never prepood my hair. I only recently jumped on the prepoo bandwagon. Before, I would just shampoo my hair and follow with conditioner and that was it. But now I love to prepoo even when it’s just for a cowash, because it DOES restore moisture if you’re using a penetrative oil. For a long time I didn’t have any use for coconut oil, and now I ONLY prepoo with coconut oil. Whenever I wash my hair now, it just melts.

5. I used any and every product not knowing how my hair would react to it. It’s normal for someone that is newly natural to experiment. But it’s better to find things YOUR hair likes and not what a fellow natural with hair unlike yours recommends. I used a lot of flax seed gel for wash and goes because someone recommended it. Even though flax seed gel turns my hair white, makes it hard, and breaks it off, I still used it. And, I used regular scissors to trim my hair because I didn’t have enough money for shears. I’m sure this really contributed to the breakage.

There are a lot more things I could’ve done differently with my hair, but these are the main things. Any thoughts? What are some things you could’ve done differently?

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here are the results of the manic panic 40 volume developer and the vampire red dye. The camera really doesn’t do the color justice! bleaching my hair wasn’t as scary as I thought it might be. It was actually quite fun. I deep conditioned my hair for about an hour, then I bleached for 20 minutes. The box said 60-90 minutes for black hair but my hair took to the bleach pretty fast. Then I left the manic panic dye in for around 35 minutes. afterwards I used the aphogee two step protein treatment on my hair. These are the results. The picture on the left is a blow out, and the right is my hair straightened.

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Hey guys! Sooo I know I haven’t been here too much being in the hospital and personal things getting in the way and I felt really bad about not bringing anything about natural hair to the table sooo, here is a texture shot of my hair RIGHT now. I’ve just tried out the max hydration method for the first time. The max hydration method is supposedly best for low porosity 4C naturals. Before you say, wait that looks nothing like 4c hair (yes that is heat damage at the bottom, but not the top, from getting weave for prom) Here is a pic of my fully shrunken hair in the middle of me trying to moisturize it about one month ago. As you can see I think that the MHM works for my hair. Now, it’s not a miracle worker, the curls that you see are smaller than they appear in the picture. I just have small hands. It also has bentonite clay in it so that is weighing down my hair. But, it IS giving me some definition, and this is only my first try. It’s also not a completed day, as there are multiple steps per day. I’ll come back with a master post of what the max hydration method is, questions to answer, what ingredients I use and also where I got them if you all would like that! You can all inbox me with any questions, comments, or concerns and I will do my best to answer you! Please let me know if yall want that master post. That’s all for now guys❤️

This isn't about hair but...

Is there anywhere in the bible that says god didn’t create a “Big Bang”? The theory is the whole universe was created from one small atom. And to the best of my knowledge in the bible there was just darkness and then God created all that was. Of course this took more than a split second, but who is to say the Big Bang didn’t last 6 days? I’m confused because people always argue over why the Big Bang just wasn’t possible, but maybe the Big Bang was Him. God has proven to be able to make something out of nothing before. Why not the Big Bang? Someone please enlighten me if I’m wrong. I’d like someone’s opinion because I’m lost.

I’ve decided to dye my hair and protective style it with crochet braids. This time I’m using freetress Brazilian braid 20 inches. For the dye I’m using manic panic 40 developer and vampire red. Guys that box has two hair straighteners in it, and it was only 6 dollars for both combined! If anyone has any suggestions before I bleach and dye my hair, that would be great. I’ll be back with results.