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Preserving The Style

As the frizzies come, there is really no way to avoid it completely. Here are a few tips to help minimize the appearance of frizzies, and help to keep the style looking fresh & new.

-Styling- 


This is so simple, but does a really good job at hiding away the frizzies. I created a quick side ponytail. But styling the twists with a ponytail, pigtails, buns, french braid, or even cornrow it. All of these styles can be created on the twists, help to hide the frizz, and it's cool to switch up the style.


 -Slick It Down-

For N's edges/baby hair I used a small amount of Eco Styler Gel  and smoothed it down with a soft brush. It kind of reminds me of these 90's styles hahaha. But hey! It helps keep her braids looking fresher.




-Pineapple-


Looks kind of like a big pineapple sitting on top of her hair. As silly as it may look, this method helps to preserve the twists. You simply put the hair into a high loose bun. Then you are all set to go to sleep, when you awake, remove and shake. 

 - Cover it-


Another great way to hide frizz is to place a bandanna over the hair overnight. Make sure it is on snug to help lay the hair down. I leave it on overnight, but if you do not have the time leave it on for a few hours. This will help lay the frizzy hair down. I usually have the bandanna underneath her satin cap. 
Finally, if she is playing around the house or rolling on the ground. I will have her wear her scarf around the house, so this helps to protect the style.

- What are some ways you help to keep protective styles fresh?   

Winners Of The Lilla Rose Flexi-Clip Giveaway!


The contest is over, we have to thank Renee for sponsoring this giveaway! Two ladies will receive a beautiful Lilla Rose Flexi-Clip (valued up to $16) and the winners are.....

-Click here & look on the form-

Congratulations!! 

-Please respond to my email by July 3rd.-

SpotLight: Shakirah & Starr

1.) Your name and little one's name/nickname?


My name is Shakirah, and my daughter's name is Starr. 





2.) What's your child's haircare routine?

We made a decision 8 mos ago to become natural! This decision was based on a more healthy lifestyle for my daughter's hair. We will never go back to perms. Lately, we have been doing protective styles using natural products. We have a routine of washing/deep condition. Then we braid it back up!


3.) What products are you currently using?

 I keep it moisturized with olive oil, coconut oil, and we use eco styler gel for her edges. We use Kinky Curly products, but lately I have my eye on Organic Raw Shea Butter Moisture Retention Shampoo used For: Repairing, Strengthening, Hair Re-growth. Just because it can be used on all hair types, and have that retention that she need. 


4.) Do you use (or will or will not use) heat/chemicals on the child's hair?


We do not use any type of heat, and I band her hair. 


5.) Do you use heat/chemicals on your hair?


As of now, I am not using any perms in my hair either. 


6.) What was the worst hair tip you have received?


The worst advice I ever received about my daughter's hair was that, I was going to have to cut it all off for her to be natural, I did not do that! Her hair is growing well. I just keep a good watch on her ends. I keep them sealed with coconut oil. 


7.) Do you cut/trim the hair? if so how often? 


I do trim, but not very often, because the coconut oil has done it's job. 


8.) What is some hair advice you would like to share? 


 The best advice I can give anyone is, if you or your daughter edges ever come out, Castor oil grows it back fast. I forgot to include, we keep her hair oiled with Olive oil, a great help. Kandyland Kurls/BBB, has become our family.





-Shakirah, you are doing a marvelous job transitioning her hair to natural! Your story is truly inspiring, and of course Starr is just a .... Little star!!! She is beautiful! Keep up the great job!

-If you would like to see your child on KandyLandKurls please click on our tab "Participate" above, for more details.





Mini Twists

It's back.......

It's officially Summertime, and we are starting it off with one of our favorite protective style.....Mini Twists!


After N went swimming, I washed and conditioned her hair. Placed her hair in 5 braids and she went to bed. In the morning, once her hair was dry, I unraveled her braids and banded her hair. 


I started creating two strand twists in the back of her hair. I used Eco Styler Gel mixed with Bee Mine Curly Butter for hold. I applied this mix to each section before I twist. Once I reach the ends of the twist, I curled the ends of her hair with my finger, to stop it from unraveling along with adding more of our mix.



It took us over 6 hours to complete, which is the longest EVER! I never made the twists this small, so they should last awhile.

-For a tutorial on how to create mini twists, check out this video-





How is your little one rocking their hair this summer? 

Not So Good Ingredients In Hair Products

With a million products out there, it's hard to determine what to "watch out" for, when buying the basics for your hair journey. I put together this list of a few ingredients found in hair products that are "no good."

 Shampoo: I recommend using all natural products, but if not, make sure to avoid these ingredients: Parabens, Sulfates (unless you are clarifying.)

Conditioner: Avoid Phthalates, Alcohol, Formaldehyde On packaging labels, this chemical is also known by Diazolidinyl urea, 3-diol Imidazolidinyl urea, DMDM Hydantoin, Quaternium-15, Nitorpropane-1, Formalin, Methanal, Methyl aldehyde, Methylene oxide. 

Moisturizer:  Look for a water based moisturizer, which means water is one of the first ingredients. Try to avoid Mineral oil or petroleum.

Oil: Try to find a natural oil like coconut, shea butter, or extra virgin olive oil to seal in your moisturizer.

Celebrity SpotLight: Daniel Julez Smith Jr


This handsome fella, Daniel Julez Smith Jr. is the son of Solange Knowles. He has a pretty talented family, and I must add a head full of ...curls!! 



 Check out his hair color


I love his curly hair, and I love his Mom's hair too!

Product Review: Beautiful Curls Leave In Conditioner


Creamy leave-in conditioner formulated with Certified Fair Trade shea butter and virgin coconut oil hydrates hair and improves softness and elasticity. Herbal extracts of comfrey and arnica help improve hair strength, soften coarse or extra curly hair and promote hair growth. Natural minerals and vitamins smooth the cuticle, remove tangles, improve shine and reduce frizz. 

Ingredients: Arnica montana and comfrey (symphytum officinale) extracts (aqueous), Certified Fair Trade shea butter (butyrospermum parkii), virgin coconut oil (cocos nucifera), emulsifying wax, guar hydroxypropyltrimonium chloride, panthenol, coconut oil (and) raspberry fruit extract (and) ylang ylang flower extract, potassium sorbate, magnesium sulfate, choline chloride, citric acid.

Review: I have to start by saying you HAVE to use this on wet hair, otherwise it's a hot mess! Yup, I used it like that my first time lol. But the next time I used it was on N's wet hair. I let it sit for awhile, then began finger detangling. Let me tell you, this did product did not help at ALL! It provided zero slip. After attempting to finger detangle one section, I quickly washed this stuff out, and applied Organix coconut milk conditioner to detangle. N's hair does not like this product. Now, I'm not wasteful, so I used it on my son next. I must say it did alot better in his hair. I did notice a improvement with detangling his hair. Now on the downside, when it dried his hair became frizzy and dry :/ Overall, this product is not something I would recommend for 3c/4a tight curlies. But of course no two curls are alike, and for the price and it being all natural, it may be worth the try. But I will not repurchase.

Product Review+Giveaway: Lilla Rose Flexi-Clip Hair Accessory


 I was given the cool opportunity to review the gorgeous Lilla Rose Flexi Hair Clip, thanks to Renee



Isn't it Purdy!! lol This is the Open Heart Dangle in Large. The Flexi Clips come in a variety of sizes from small to large. I used the size instructional video to help me determine which size to use.


 When I opened the package and showed N, she became super excited and wanted to wear it ASAP. But unfortunately we didn't have a fancy place to wear this (sigh) But we will gladly rock it to Walmart ahahaha. But seriously this clip is very well put together, with a beautiful intricate design and jewels. I was worried that while she was busy playing (roughly) this would fall out of her hair, and she would loose the pin stick in the back of the flexi clip. I was totally wrong, the pin stick is attached to the clip, so you cannot lose it, perfect! 


They are currently having a "Buy 3 Get 1 Free" Special until the end of June!

After your finished drooling over it. You have the chance to actually WIN it!


2 Lucky Winners will win a Lilla Rose Flexi Clip of their choice valued up to $16.
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Party Bun

I was inspired by Une Naturelle, she created this gorgeous updo called "The Party Bun." Once I seen the style, I shared it on my Facebook and I knew I had to try it. 

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 This is how to recreate "The Party Bun." 

1.) I washed N's hair the night before styling, and put her hair into a total of 6 twists. 3 on the left side of her hair, and 3 on the right side. 


2.) Once her hair was dry, I applied a little moisturizer on each section, and re-twisted it.

3.) I added 6 black hair ties to each section.




4.) Starting with the bottom two twists, I made them cross each other, then I wrapped the hair around the middle sections.


  5.) Then I took the top 2 sections, crossed them and wrapped them around the middle section also.



6.) Finally I took the middle sections and wrapped them around each other.


7.) I used several bobby pins to hold everything on place. 



-Check Out Une Naturalle Instructional Here-

Total Time: 
Under 15 mins

Products Used
Blended Beauty Soy Cream Shampoo
Blended Beauty Curl Quenching Conditioner
Blended Beauty Happy Nappy Styles
Blended Beauty Oil


SpotLight: LN & LP

Hello everyone, I am a proud mother of 2 little girls LN who is 4 and LP who is 2. 

  

LN is my little athlete but is still very prissy that's my little gymnast. 


LP who is my baby girl, is absolutely a mommies girl. She is only 2 so I haven't quite figured out what her interests are, I can say it's whatever her sis is into. 


I got into natural hair care when my oldest daughter lost all her hair, and I didn't understand why. Me being a AA women my knowledge on PROPER hair care was next to zero. 


So I did my research and started blogging and started facebooking. I can say I have learned so much on how to care for their hair, and we are well on our way to long flowing locks.


 I would like to give a special thank you to all the mom bloggers for sharing their healthy hair care tips with us, from our curls to yours THANK YOU, and remember HEALTHY IS GOOD HAIR.



You two darlings are simply beautiful! You are doing a good job on their hair. I'm happy they are on their way to healthy hair.

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