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Fried, DYED and Laid to the Side! (not really…)

6 Nov

Hey you, how have you been!?

24sevencurls has been 24sevenBUSY!!! But that’s ok, I am here now and I tried something new on my hair…COLOR!!!

I read a post from: BGLH: Two Ways to Do Safe, Wash-Out Hair Color ; and decided to try it for myself!

The hair chalk wasn’t the look I was going for, but the cream eye shadow was appealing. However, I had some random brand of left over eye shadow (years ago a girl at a kiosk in the mall made up my face and it was TERRIBLE, she ended up crying and gave me a free eye shadow *SCORE*) that with water added I thought might do the trick. So, I tried that first and it looked OK, but not really what I wanted. I also needed to re-twist my hair that night. Needless to say, by the morning this eye shadow was completely out of my hair already.

1st attempt pics: ImageImage

So, I got the Maybelline 24 hour tattoo cream eye shadow in Fierce & Tangy and another in Pomegranate Punk. Mixed them together in a bowl and applied to the front of my hair and here is how it turned out:

2nd attempt pics (day 1): Image

This was somewhat the look I was going for and it lasted quite a while. It does come off on your fingers when you touch it (keep a paper towel nearby so you don’t mess up your clothes) but I think it’s an easy, affordable and HEALTHY way to add temporary color to my hair. When I try it again I think I’ll use just the Pomegranate Punk and see how I like that.

Pick out some colors and change up your hair for a new look!

BTW, my twist outs have been fabulous lately! I went back to using just, shea butter, water and EVOO; set my hair in 10-12 twists and the twist out is SOOO defined for several days! Why did I ever stop doing this…?!?! Who knows; have fun playing in your hair today!

Day 4 color/twist out pics: ImageImageImageImage

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The BIG Twist OUT…

9 May

THE BIG TWIST OUT!

AND

THE BIG PAY BACK!

This was my theme music when I took the twists out because I think I left them in too long and it was all rainy…my hair decided to pay me back for leaving ’em in for so long and it just wanted to be puffy!

“gotta deal with you, gotta deal wit ya!” (p.s. I love old soul music if you didn’t know) “I don’t know karate but I know ka-razy!” -King of Soul James Brown

Puffy twist out (it wasn’t so bad, just not what I usually want it to look like):

    

Sooooo, since I wasn’t too thrilled w/all this puffy hair, I decided to do more sections (8 in the back instead of 4) and flat twist them. I also used the same product again:

So here’s what I did and here’s what I came out with…

            

So, the key to getting the twist out that I like on my hair is to do more sections, use enough product (something with decent hold), don’t wet the hair too much when twisting, make sure it’s fully dry before I take the twists out or that it hasn’t gotten “wet/humid” again since the original twists and as always… “if at first you don’t succeed, dust yourself off and try again!” 🙂

Using Samples AGAIN!

26 Apr

I washed my hair on Tuesday morning using the samples from before and I had forgotten that I was amazed at the thickness & consistency of the Design Essentials Sulfate free shampoo.

It’s a light honey color & about the consistency of honey but not sticky. This shampoo I feel did pretty well in my hair, I’d actual buy this (once I run out of what I already have, no PJ over here!).
I used loads of the conditioner this time & a ton of the Cashmere Curls (somebody tell me what is in that stuff anyway…?!)

For ALL CURLY HAIR TYPES – creates shiny, soft curls

Every curly dreams of healthy, defined, soft, manageable curls…Cashmere Curls is your dream come true! Formulated with pure Cashmere Extract, Certified Organic Aloe Leaf and Coconut Milk, Cashmere Curls softens, strengthens, repairs, defines, and moisturizes damaged tresses leaving them bouncy, shiny and silky smooth. By bonding to the hair shaft, Cashmere Curls strengthens 3 layers of the hair thus enhancing the curl pattern.

How To Use:

  • Use alone as a curl defining, sheen enhancing, softening, and strengthening styler (fine-medium textured curls).
  • Use under your favorite CURLS styler to soften, hydrate, enhance curl definition (thick, kinky textured curls).
  • Mixed with your favorite CURLS conditioner to deep treat your tresses.
Ingredients:
Botanically Infused H2o, Glycerin, Hydrolyzed Keratin – Cashmere Extract, Certified Organic Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Certified Organic Anthemis Nobilis (Flower) Extract, Certified Organic Coconut Extract, Bean Tree, Lactamide MEA, Acetamide MEA, Polyquaternium-7, Polysorbate 80,Hydrolyzed Corn Starch, Lactic Acid, Diisopropyl Adipate, Polyquaternium-10, Phenoxyethanol, Natural Fragrance.

(to the point where my hair was white) just to get a better idea of the type of hold/defined curls I could get with these and I was pleasantly surprised. I used my diffuser because I didn’t have time to air dry but these are my mid day results (I should have taken some pics right after use but I will next time).

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2 weeks, 1 day…

14 Apr

It’s been 2 weeks & 1 day since I’ve had my hair straightened and I’m still stretching my time with  this style. But ooooo I can’t wait to wash it! You know how that first wash feels when you’ve waited a while & you finally get to get some good scratching & feel the water go through your scalp?!?! Lol, anyhoo, today was the 1st time I needed to dig up my flat iron from under the sink to touch up a few pieces that the humidity had made frizzy. So, it’s in rollers tonight since I flat ironed some today & we’ll see how it comes out for church in the morning! (I think I can hold off on washing for a few more days though, gotta wear light colors to avoid the flakes being seen! I can’t believe I just wrote that…lol, but you know what I’m talking about, don’t even try to lie like it hasn’t happened to you or you must have seen someone with flakes on their shoulder…so gross, it always seems strait hair wants to lay the best when it’s the dirtiest…weird.)

P.s. peep the Delaware Naturalista’s Natural hair event going on tomorrow: https://naturallyredefined.eventbrite.com/

A Little Girl and Her Hair…

20 Dec

 

This little girl’s hair used to seem so simple, hair grease, hot comb, bows & barrettes (my mom may tell you a different story though…haha). Anyway, I was looking through some pics and figured I’d share.  These are random pics of me & my hair from a baby to high school.

 

 

 

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New Episode of: “The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl” is Back Next Week!

1 Oct

If you haven’t heard of the show, Awkward Black Girl yet on YouTube, you gotta:

1st: catch up on the past 8 episodes

2nd: watch the new episode this Thursday! It’s sooo true & so funny.

Episode 9: “The Happy Hour” premiers this Thurs., Oct. 6th!

From ridiculous moments at work to crazy hair drama & of course relationship issues…you will find something on ABG that you can relate to and laugh at all of her crazy situations!!

Follow the show on facebook: ABG

What’s your fav scene/episode so far?

 
 

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Fierce Hair & Fierce Prayers…

28 Sep

My Aunt sent me a link to this video and I loved it so I had to share it with you all.

“It’s called, ‘I Will Wait For You’ by a P4CM Official Poet Janette…ikz shares a beautiful piece during Lyricist Lounge 4 on “Waiting”. Check out www.P4CM.com for more poems…”

My first reaction when the video started was… “oooo her hair is FIERCE!”.  Then when she opened her mouth I said, “wow…I can relate to sooo much of that…and so many people need to hear this piece to gain a new perspective or refresh their memory on how to…wait, on God, love, the spouse that he has ready or even waiting for you.”  Everything is in His perfect timing, although we may not understand it all, God’s definitely got a purpose & a plan for all of our lives, trust Him (I’m still working on that…let go, let God, ya know)!

I love the flow of her poem and how she went back & forth referencing scriptures & the Word while talking to God & to her mate-to-be.  Hope you enjoyed this piece too, take a look at some more of her work (and make sure you peep her beautiful natural hair!):

Passion 4 Christ Movement

Genetics = Janette…ikz

Pure Path Interview

*Quotable*:

“…he had a form of Godliness, but…not much…I mean he’s close….enough”
 
“…arteries so clogged with MY will it blocked HIS will from flowing through me. So, I thank Christ that His blood pressure gave this heart an attack that flat-lined my obscured vision, put me flat on my back, through my ignorance He saw, so through my sternum he sawed & cracked open my chest to transplant Psalms 51:10.  A new heart & a renewed right spirit within. So now I fully understand, better yet, I thoroughly comprehend how much I need to wait…for You.” 
 
“I will no longer date, socialize, or communicate with carbon copies of you to appease my boredom or to quench my thirsty desire for attention and short-lived compliments from sorta kindas.  You know he’s sorta kinda right, but sorta kinda wrong…his first name Luke, his last name Warm.”
“…who flirts with the ideology of “can you just tell me how much i can get away with and still be saved”
 
“I will no longer get weighted down from so-called friends and family talks about their concern for my biological clock, when I serve the AUTHOR of time; who is not subject to time, but I am subject to Him.  He has the ability to stop, fast forward, pause, rewind at any given time…”
 
“1+1+1=3 which really equals 1 if you add Him.”
 
“I wont need to identify you by any special Matthews or any special Marks cause His word will be tatted all over your heart.”

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I can’t pass up an article on the daughter of the best singer there ever was…! Lalah Hathaway is on point on so many levels! ♥ her!

1 Sep

www.curlynikki.com

R&B and Jazz singer Lalah Hathaway is On the Couch! Often called the ‘First Daughter of Soul’, this amazing, Grammy nominated talent, has a gorgeous head of luscious locs and she’s telling all! Read on– On her hair story… I’ve had every kind of hair imaginable- – throughout the 70s and 80s I wo…
 
 
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