The LOC Method

Happy Thursday Naturalista’s! Hope you are enjoying your day!!! Well I have been trying the LOC method for some time and decided to share what I have learned with you all. Have you heard of the LOC method? Have you tried it yourself? Well if you are not familiar with the LOC method here are some details about this method.

The LOC method is where you use a liquid, oil and then cream(or butter) on your hair to lock in moisture, which is well needed in the winter months right ladies?!!
 To follow the LOC method You can follow these three, easy steps:

1. First  Apply water.
2.  Lightly seal with your choice of oil (I use Coconut oil).
3.  Seal with a hair butter or cream (I like to use Qhemet Atheopika Hydrate and Twist Butter).

The LOC method is really easy, right?  

Each application in this process is meant to seal in each layer. Many times you will find that this is an effective means for sealing moisture into your hair, but if you find that it does not work evaluate the products that you are using, you may need to try different products ūüôā

Check out this video on the LOC method:

I find that the LOC method definitely works, how successful it will be will be depends on the quality of the products that you use. When the LOC method is used in conjunction with a protective style, you may find that you can even go a couple of days without moisturinzing your hair :).

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My Hair: The Right Side VS. The Left Side

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So last night was wash night for me. Very eventful :). I used a new deep conditioner that I’m totally excited to review for you all (will be coming soon). I used Motions Naturally You Deep Treatment Masque. I received this product from the Curlynikki event. BUT on to the real problem. I began to twist my hair as usual, but I always notice this problem and had to share. So I posted the above pic on instagram last night. The right side of my hair is totally different from the left :(. The right side curls at the ends all pretty…. while the left side is wavy and much looser. So when I do my twists I prefer to rod the ends of those that dont curl as I would like. My hair has always been this way. I can remember when I was relaxed, my right side would always act better than the left. Hmmm not sure why this happens lol.

Does anyone else’s hair do this?? Weigh in!!! Happy Friday!!!!

What are your weekend plans??

Product Review: Organic Root Stimulator Curls Unleashed No Restrictions Moisturizing Conditioner

So I was searching for a good deep conditioner and came across the Organic root stimulator¬†Curls Unleashed line. I purchased my conditioner from Sally’s.

Details: (from the Curls Unleashed Website)

Curls Unleashed No Restrictions Moisturizing¬†Conditioner is great to use for added moisture. This product is also great for transitioning, ‚Äúco-washing,‚ÄĚ detangling and conditioning. This product provides the conditioning your hair needs and deserves to maintain healthy looking hair. Packaging is BPA free and recyclable.

  • Moisturizes and Restores
  • Works for all textures – wavy, curly, & kinky
  • Can be used as Co-wash
  • Detangles
  • Can be used as a daily conditioner
  • ¬†Prepares curls for styling

Curls Unleashed No Restrictions Moisturizing Conditioner by Organic Root Stimulator is perfect for all hair types including wavy, curly, and kinky. You can use this product to add moisture to your hair. It can be used as a Co-wash or a conditioner, there are no restrictions with this amazing product.

 Directions: When conditioning, place a generous amount in the palm of your hand then evenly distribute throughout your hair.  Comb through with a wide tooth comb to ensure even coverage from root to end. This product can also be used if your hair is damaged.  Sit under a plastic cap for 5 minutes or under and plastic cap and hooded dryer for 10 minutes.  Rinse through and style. 

Ingredients:

AQUA (WATER), POLYQUATERNIUM-37, PROPYLENE GLYCOL DICAPRYLATE/DICAPRATE, PPG-1 TRIDECETH-6, GLYCERIN, OLEA EUROPAEA (OLIVE) FRUIT OIL, GLYCINE SOJA (SOYBEAN) OIL, BEHENTRIMONIUM METHOSULFATE, CETEARYL ALCOHOL, DIMETHICONE, QUATERNIUM-80, PERSEA AMERICANA (AVOCADO) OIL, HYDROLYZED COLLAGEN, PANTHENOL, ANTHEMIS NOBILIS (CHAMOMILE) EXTRACT, SALVIA OFFICINALIS (SAGE) EXTRACT, URTICA DIOICA (NETTLE) EXTRACT, ROSMARINUS OFFICINALIS (ROSEMARY) EXTRACT, ALOE BARBADENSIS LEAF JUICE, ACHILEA MILLEFOLIUM (YARROW) EXTRACT, ACTINIDIA CHINENSIS (KIWI) FRUIT EXTRACT, PEG-9 DIMETHICONE, PARFUM (FRAGRANCE), AMYL CINNAMIC ALDEHYDE, BENZYL BENZOATE, d-LIMONENE, LILIAL, LINALOOL, DEHYDROACETIC ACID, BENZYL ALCOHOL, CI 19140 (YELLOW #5), CI 42053 (GREEN #3).
 
My Review:
I was a little bit wishy-washy¬†about this conditioner. It smelled not so great. It did moisturize¬†my hair but It left it feeling dull. I did return it to sallys¬†for something else! ūüôā That is the best part about sally’s, you can return a product if you don’t¬†like it. LIFESAVER!!! Anyway, I think I am stuck on the Palmers Olive Oil deep conditioner. I choose that one over this because it works better for my hair. Remember what does not work for me may work for you and vice versa. It’s all¬†about finding what works for your hair ūüôā You will have several trial and error sessions trust me!! But all in all I will not be trying this product again. I will indeed try other products from their line!!! This one just didn’t work for me ūüėČ Have you tried this product? What are your thoughts?

Naturalista Fly Friday!!!

Happy Friday Naturalistas!!!

How are you rocking your hair this weekend?¬†What are your plans?¬†Well, here are a few cute styles I have seen that I’m in love with and want to try out!!

Send me your Fly Friday Pics and I will feature them next week!!! email me at happilyevernatural@gmail.com I wanna feature your FLY HAIR!!!! ūüôā

 

Do you follow the Curly Girl Method??

Happy MONDAY Naturalistas! Question of the Day: Have you heard of the Curly Girl Method (CG).? Do you abide by it?

 Well if not let me give you a little history behind what is known as the Curly Girl Method.

The Curly Girl Method

The Curly Girl Method is a regimen created by Lorraine Massey. It is also referred to as the “no-poo” Method, the nickname of no -poo came about by not using sulfate shampoos, because they strip your hair of its natural oils. The¬†curly girl method¬†is based on the book “curly girl”.

Like many regimens, no one regimen has the same results for everyone. I personally do not follow everything by the curly girl method. You have to figure out which regimen works best for you.

Some basics of the curly girl method:

1. Clarify hair with a sulfate free shampoo before starting the CG method.

2. Use a wide toothed comb instead of a brush, this will make it easier to not damage the hair with a brush when wet or dry.

3. Stop shampooing your hair and start co-washing.

4. Avoid silicones that are not water-soluble

5. dry your hair with a towel

From what I read about this method many say you have to keep doing it to get consistent results. I don’t¬†follow this method but i¬†just thought I would give you guys insight on what it’s about. You can find more info on naturallycurly.com and also wikihow has the method step by step.

So do any of you follow the curly girl method? What do you do the same? What do you do differently?

Relaxers for Kids? What are your thoughts???

Another touchy debate in our community is relaxing young girls hair. Lots of us natural hair women started getting relaxers when we were children. I believe I got mine when I was 11 or 12. Its something in our culture like, joining a sorority and getting a right of passage into “pretty” society.¬†¬†Some parents may¬†think that a relaxer will make their child’s hair more manageable per se, or Pretty. So many parents relax their young children’s hair at a very young age. I heard of as someone as young as two years old getting their hair relaxed. WHAT!??

When parents relax their child’s hair do they about how it can affect their self-esteem and image of their children?¬†Is it¬†that some parents are not educated enough to deal with their childs natural hair and resort to relaxers as a way out? (I’m no expert so these are just my questions, and thoughts).

I personally wish my mother would have never relaxed my hair. I wish it could have been my choice.¬†( Now let me say these are my personal beliefs, I’m not on any side or telling anyone what they should do to their kid’s hair).

When I was getting my hair relaxed I didn’t think about the negative aspects¬†of relaxers. I just wanted my hair to be “pretty”, but I associated “pretty” with relaxing my hair.¬†That’s the mindset of many young children and women today, that when you relax your hair¬† you will be pretty, and accepted. I look back now and think, man why did I think my natural hair wasnt good enough? I never really even remembered my natural texture so how would I know it wasnt already cute!!. I had been relaxed for so long I didn’t even know… whew! Its messed up. Let me just tell you this one story, my cousin has a daughter she is 5 and a BEAUTIFUL little girl! Her mother is natural, and she told her one day when her hair was in a little twist out ponytail “mommy my hair is beautiful just like yours”. Wow right!!! Setting the RIGHT example for her child that she is beautiful no matter how her hair grows out of her head!!!!

I think that we are taught to believe that relaxers make us pretty and ultimately leads us to belive that our natural hair is not accepted and not pretty so we must alter our hair. I know this is true for me, I thought the only way I would be pretty is to get a relaxer.

What are your thoughts on relaxing young girls hair?