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Natural Hair on The Corner- Getting Your Hair Spring Ready

Hello honeybuns!! Winter has been a beast across the world. Snow and freezing temps seem to be the never ending story this season. I for one, have my eye on the prize. That prize being my favorite time of year, spring. 

Spring starts tomorrow, so its time to get those lackluster strands back into shape. The harsh weather dealt this winter put a beat down on my hair. It felt dry and brittle no matter what I put in it. And, I’m a girl who deep conditions weekly. But my hair wasn’t having it. So I had to go hard, to bring my tresses back to life. 

This past weekend, I did a protein treatment with two eggs, amla oil and conditioner. The result is what you see in the pic above. My hair was soft and shiny. Detangling didn’t even take long. I was determined to replenish the lost protein this winter took from my strands. 

You see, hair is primarily made up of protein and we end up losing protein due to weather, heat, dyes and other factors. Lost of protein can lead to split, damaged and dull hair. So to rejuvenate, try a protein treatment at least once every couple months. Be careful how long you leave the protein in. Leaving it in too long can cause the hair to become brittle. 

After I washed out my concoction, I blew my hair out, as I always do and dusted the ends to remove some single strand knots and any splits. I then applied my whipped shea mix (raw shea butter, black castor oil, olive oil and water), and twisted it up with Eden BodyWorks Coconut Shea All Natural Defining Creme in medium hold.You don’t have to use a lot of product on each twist. I like soft movable, touchable hair. I left the twists in for about two hours then separated with my fingers and presto. 

I wish I had a better pic of the full view. But this one is the only decent one after my best friend’s bday weekend. It was the first and last time I would try a hookah. This pic captured my moment. 

What are you guys doing to enliven your strands for the warmer weather? Do tell!!

xo Brandis 

******Update****** I’m not good with measurements but I used 2 large eggs, about 2 tablespoons of amla oil and two hand scoops of conditioner. I have a lot of hair. I like VO5 moisture milks because then have a lot of slip to them. The conditioner is great for detangling. I hope this helps @tuned-into :o)

Natural Hair on The Corner- Getting Your Hair Spring Ready

Hello honeybuns!! Winter has been a beast across the world. Snow and freezing temps seem to be the never ending story this season. I for one, have my eye on the prize. That prize being my favorite time of year, spring.

Spring starts tomorrow, so its time to get those lackluster strands back into shape. The harsh weather dealt this winter put a beat down on my hair. It felt dry and brittle no matter what I put in it. And, I’m a girl who deep conditions weekly. But my hair wasn’t having it. So I had to go hard, to bring my tresses back to life.

This past weekend, I did a protein treatment with two eggs, amla oil and conditioner. The result is what you see in the pic above. My hair was soft and shiny. Detangling didn’t even take long. I was determined to replenish the lost protein this winter took from my strands.

You see, hair is primarily made up of protein and we end up losing protein due to weather, heat, dyes and other factors. Lost of protein can lead to split, damaged and dull hair. So to rejuvenate, try a protein treatment at least once every couple months. Be careful how long you leave the protein in. Leaving it in too long can cause the hair to become brittle.

After I washed out my concoction, I blew my hair out, as I always do and dusted the ends to remove some single strand knots and any splits. I then applied my whipped shea mix (raw shea butter, black castor oil, olive oil and water), and twisted it up with Eden BodyWorks Coconut Shea All Natural Defining Creme in medium hold.You don’t have to use a lot of product on each twist. I like soft movable, touchable hair. I left the twists in for about two hours then separated with my fingers and presto.

I wish I had a better pic of the full view. But this one is the only decent one after my best friend’s bday weekend. It was the first and last time I would try a hookah. This pic captured my moment.

What are you guys doing to enliven your strands for the warmer weather? Do tell!!

xo Brandis

******Update****** I’m not good with measurements but I used 2 large eggs, about 2 tablespoons of amla oil and two hand scoops of conditioner. I have a lot of hair. I like VO5 moisture milks because then have a lot of slip to them. The conditioner is great for detangling. I hope this helps @tuned-into :o)

Natural Hair on The Corner- Chasing That One Perfect Twist Out
Have you ever had a twist out that surprised you? It came out so well that you wished you could hold onto it forever. You slept with your head kind of on your arm, like Regina King did in Friday, so you won’t mess it up. 

That’s the thing with natural hair. Every time you touch your hair is different. No two twists outs are alike. That’s why I laugh when people try to compare their hair to mine or ask exactly what I did. I’m looking like, I can’t get my hair to look the same always, how can you mimic my look? But that’s another conversation. 

Anywho, I’ve been chasing this twist out for almost a year now. It was done on my birthday last year right after I colored, cut, deep conditioned and blew my tresses out. I used the whipped shea I made (raw shea butter, Jamaican Black Castor oil, olive oil, water and coconut oil) and a dab of Eden BodyWorks All Natural Coconut Shea Pudding Souffle in Soft Hold. My hair was so soft and had great definition. The color popped and it bounced as a I walked or spinned my head. 

Ahhhhhh!! Does this happen to anyone else? Did you have a time, where your twist out was so great, you tried to recreate it over and over again? Do tell. 

xo Brandis

Natural Hair on The Corner- Chasing That One Perfect Twist Out

Have you ever had a twist out that surprised you? It came out so well that you wished you could hold onto it forever. You slept with your head kind of on your arm, like Regina King did in Friday, so you won’t mess it up.

That’s the thing with natural hair. Every time you touch your hair is different. No two twists outs are alike. That’s why I laugh when people try to compare their hair to mine or ask exactly what I did. I’m looking like, I can’t get my hair to look the same always, how can you mimic my look? But that’s another conversation.

Anywho, I’ve been chasing this twist out for almost a year now. It was done on my birthday last year right after I colored, cut, deep conditioned and blew my tresses out. I used the whipped shea I made (raw shea butter, Jamaican Black Castor oil, olive oil, water and coconut oil) and a dab of Eden BodyWorks All Natural Coconut Shea Pudding Souffle in Soft Hold. My hair was so soft and had great definition. The color popped and it bounced as a I walked or spinned my head.

Ahhhhhh!! Does this happen to anyone else? Did you have a time, where your twist out was so great, you tried to recreate it over and over again? Do tell.

xo Brandis

Women’s Fashion on The Corner- Zara Denim Swing Dress
Hello Loves! It seems like fall has finally decided to arrive in NYC. I pulled a few things out of the closet that have a heavier fabric. I’ve had this dress for a long time. Its probably close to 10 years old. I love how the thick, heavy denim was cut and tailored. The close fit of the bodice and the swing at the bottom has made it a go to piece for me over the years. 
Since I’m one of the lucky people that gain weight mostly on my bottom half, this dress has been ale to fit whether I go up or down. Paired with my fav hunter green snakeskin Cesare Paciotti pumps, a jeweled necklace and some enamel bracelets, I was classy and simple yet chic. On my Whitley Gilbert from A Different World. lol. I’m feeling skirts and girly pieces these days. Let’s see where this goes. 
What looks are you all going for this fall? Do tell. 
xo Brandis

Women’s Fashion on The Corner- Zara Denim Swing Dress

Hello Loves! It seems like fall has finally decided to arrive in NYC. I pulled a few things out of the closet that have a heavier fabric. I’ve had this dress for a long time. Its probably close to 10 years old. I love how the thick, heavy denim was cut and tailored. The close fit of the bodice and the swing at the bottom has made it a go to piece for me over the years. 

Since I’m one of the lucky people that gain weight mostly on my bottom half, this dress has been ale to fit whether I go up or down. Paired with my fav hunter green snakeskin Cesare Paciotti pumps, a jeweled necklace and some enamel bracelets, I was classy and simple yet chic. On my Whitley Gilbert from A Different World. lol. I’m feeling skirts and girly pieces these days. Let’s see where this goes. 

What looks are you all going for this fall? Do tell. 

xo Brandis