So normally when I do my twist sets, I normally just finger tousle my hair to give it a beachy look. Unfortunately, I’ve become bored with the way the results are coming out so i decided to find some ways to reinvent my hair for summer time!
First, I decided to start doing less twists. Now I only do three… they are much larger and it allows for looser curls.
I make sure to use a leave in conditioner spray to help keep my hair soft. You can even use a bit of shine serum to sit in your hair overnight. This way, you don’t have to apply the serum in the morning and risk losing your curls.
Once I wake up in the morning, I unravel the twists with my fingers, finger tousle them, and then I go through the twists with a wide tooth comb. My curls come out so much more voluminous, and they also have a more natural feel.
I’ve finally found my go-to style for summer
Let me note: My hair is about a month post-relaxer. This style works for me now, but I have a feeling that once it starts growing out that this style won’t work anymore. For now, this will be my summer style.
Some products you might want to consider using:
Motions Leave-In Conditioner
Spray GVP Silk Remedy
This style can be done with any hair type. You have to remember, your hair will do anything as long as its properly set .
Now that summer is officially here, let’s make sure we stay beautiful. Let’s get one thing straight though: beauty isn’t just about how you look, it’s more about how you take care of yourself. I believe I’m beautiful because I do my best to take care of my body inside and out, and I also have great character. True beauty is about being a natural beauty, and summer time is the best way to show the world what you’ve got! Let’s get a few things straight, there are several ways to get your skin and body into shape this summer without being worn out. Here are a few tricks that you may want to keep up your sleeve:
There’s no better way to keep your skin hydrated than by drinking water. Make sure you stock up on water in your fridge: ice cold agua is the best treat when the sun is showing no mercy on Earth. Water also helps to get rid of toxins in your body. Some of these toxins contribute to skin serious issues. Wipe them out by making sure you’re guzzling water and cleansing your skin daily. If you can’t always have water within arm’s reach, try to carry a hydrating facial mist for your skin. Sun beams can dry out your skin, so you want to make sure you’re getting some type of moisture. You can try Evian’s Mineral Facial Mist. I’ve used it on hot trips to the zoo, and it provides an instant, refreshed feeling.
SPF isn’t just made for your skin, you can also spritz some on your hair. Ladies, if you use a flatiron during the summer months, you definitely want to make sure you’re using SPF for your hair in addition to a heat protectant spray. The same rules apply here; if the sun is going to dry out your skin, it will do the same to your hair. UV rays can weaken the hair by drawing out natural oils, and we all know you can’t have thirsty hair. Using a little bit of SPF spritz when you step out can keep your hair protected and stop it from breaking off so easily. You can also find different oil sprays for some quick rejuvenation. My favorite is the Argan Oil Spray Treatment from One’n’Only. To make a SPF treat for your hair, mix two parts water, a little bit of oil, and a bit of sunscreen in a spray bottle. This way, you have a mist that protects and rejuvenates!
Your lips are also a great spot to keep hydrated. The first thing people see are your eyes, then your skin, and lastly, your lips. Keep your lips on their A game by choosing a light lip balm with emollient properties like jojoba oil and Vitamin E. I tried the EOS Organic Lip Balm stick; it’s ecofriendly, all natural, and above all a great soother for your lips. Also, remember to exfoliate your lips to keep them supple. An easy way to get this task done in a heartbeat is to take a little Vaseline and apply to your lips. Then take a paper towel, put it between your lips and move it in a side to side motion while your lips clamp down on it. This removes dead skin without irritating the thin skin on your lips.
Happy hydrating ladies!
If you remember my earlier experiment with the Imitation Garnier Fructis masque, then don’t be nervous. This project was a success! I wanted to concoct a scalp lotion to help manage my super curly newgrowth and stimulate the scalp at the same time. While killing these two birds, I’ll be making my newgrowth more softer and encouraging blood flow to the scalp which will hopefully promote hair growth.
**There are no specific amounts to put into this lotion, just make sure that your lotion stays at a consistency as such.
ORS Olive Oil Hair Lotion
1 crushed up Biotin vitamin
5 drops of Peppermint oil
3 Vitamin E capsules
I mixed everything together in a color applicator bottle for easy application. If the mix isn’t slightly warm, then it solidifies and it’s a little harder to get out of the bottle. Put it in a cup of warm water for 10 minutes before you use it. Make sure to massage to encourage blood flow : D. Enjoy!
I’ve vowed to myself that I wouldn’t put so much heat in my hair this summer… I really need want the growth. My haircare regimen is pretty simple thus far:
- wash once a week
- deep condition twice a week
- blowdry on warm
- style in a twist-out or curls
For the last couple of weeks, I’ve been wearing curls. I normally use small green foam rollers but I’ve always wanted voluminous curls. During my weekly splurge-fest at Sally’s, I was looking for the large foam rollers and I couldn’t find them anywhere… so I ran across something better… satin-covered foam rollers!
My friend during college had been warning me that the foam rollers could break my hair, and that I should cover them with something. I never listened of course, and that’s why I was so excited to find these! So far, they work great. They keep the moisture in your hair and smooth the hair cuticle. Only one problem about these: the satin covering slides off. Not easily, but something about this bothers me. Overall, it’s a great product! I’ll definitely keep using this one throughout the summer!
And look at my curls!