Naturalista Hair Tips 101: The Baggy Method

Have you heard of the baggy method or even tried it for yourself? Well let me tell you… You will want to give this method a try on your next wash day. Here are the details on the baggy method.

You can do the baggy method 2 ways:

1.  Full Head

2. Ponytail or ends only

The purpose of the baggy method is to promote hair growth by locking in moisture. When you baggy your ends, after moisturizing them, you will promote length retention. This is simply because your ends will be moisturized and not dry and prone to breakage and split ends. Those of you looking for a way to moisturize your dry hair may want to try this method.

So how to you actually do this method?

  • You will baggy on hair that has been washed and conditioned. You will then can apply your leave-in conditioner or add more moisturizer to your hair. Followed by a shower cap. You can secure your baggy with an elastic headband.

The second way:

Can be done on dry hair, You will first apply a moisturizer (or conditioner) to your hair, then put on your shower cap (or plastic bag), and then secure into place with an elastic headband.

You can baggy for how ever long you want. I only suggest 30 min to an hour( basically the same time as deep conditioning)

Check out these articles on the baggy method.

http://blackhair.about.com/od/basiccare/f/What-Is-The-Baggy-Method-For-Black-Hair.htm

http://www.kinkykurlysistas.com/hairspiration/item/386-the-baggy-method

Have a wonderful day everyone!!

xoxo

Michelle

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My Staple Products July 2013

Hola beautiful Naturalistas! My staple products have changed since I first started blogging. So I decided, why don’t I share my new Holy grail products with you guys!!! Check them out!!!

Shampoo: EDENBODYWORKS JoJoba Monoi All Natural Shampoo

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Previously I was using the Cream of Nature with Argan oil shampoo. But… I felt adventurous LOL and wanted to try something new. My cousin had been telling me about this edens product so I was like let me try it. OMG!!! LOVE LOVE LOVE!!! You do not need a whole lot at all!!! ANDDDDDDD its sulfate free! It leaves your hair moisturized!!! Try it, it wont disappoint!!!!

EDENBODYWORKS Coconut Shea Cleansing Cowash and Leave in Conditioner Heck THE WHOLE LINE!!!!!!!!!!!

imagesCA7PU32LOk… so yeah basically Edenbodyworks has some of the best products out there!!! I went to the launch of their new line in Chicago and ever since I have been in LOVE!!!!! The leave in is the TRUTH!!!!!!!!!!!!!! And the Cowash…. yeah it’s all that glitters… seriously. It suds and really cleans your hair! hmph.. yeah I love edens basically!

Atheopika Hydrate and Twist Butter by Qhemet

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Umm yeah y’all know I still LOVE THIS STUFF!!!! If they ever stop selling it I might just CRY!!! I mean this stuff has never given me a whack twist out!! ALWAYS the best results with this. It does not matter what other products I use… it still performs well!!!

Giovanni Direct Leave In

 

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Ok now… I have been rockin with Giovnni for a while now. And all I have to say is MOISTURE! That is all!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 🙂

 

What are your staple products? Please comment and lets CHAT!!! 🙂 xoxo Michelle

Product Review: EDEN BodyWorks JojOba Monoi All Natural Moisturizing Shampoo

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Happy Tuesday Naturalistas!!! So I had been on the prowl for a new shampoo. I was recently using cream of nature w argan oil shampoo. But I wanted to try something new, and I just LOVE EDENBODYWORKS!!!!!!!!!!!!
 
JOJOBA MONOI Moisturizing Shampoo
JojOba Monoi Moisturizing Shampoo is made from the purest botanical ingredients to naturally cleanse impurities and nourish your hair without the use of harsh detergents. Formulated to remove dirt and oil build-up, while replenishing the hair and scalp’s natural moisture balance.Nourishes and cleanses Increases hair strength Adds shine8 oz Key Ingredients: JOJOBA, MONOI DE TAHITI, VITAMIN E
 
From walmart.com 

EDEN BodyWorks provides all-natural hair and body care solutions that integrate wellness and beauty inspired by nature to restore and maintain the body’s original design. EDEN BodyWorks JojOba Monoi All Natural Moisturizing Shampoo is made from the purest botanical ingredients to naturally cleanse impurities and nourish your hair without the use of harsh detergents. The delicately scented formula removes dirt and oil build-up, while replenishing the hair and scalp’s natural moisture balance. EDEN BodyWorks JojOba Monoi All Natural Moisturizing Shampoo was made without sulfates and contains no mineral oils (petroleum), dyes or parabens and is cruelty free.

EDEN BodyWorks JojOba Monoi All Natural Moisturizing Shampoo:

  • Cleanses and nourishes
  • Paraben free
  • Sulfate free
  • No mineral oils or dyes
  • Cruelty free

My Thoughts:

Ok…. I used to use the Cream of Nature with Argan Oil shampoo. That was my go to but .. *cues music* “would you believe me if I said I was in love”. LOL!! Yes hunty this shampoo is the biz. First of all, you don’t need a lot at all!! All you need is a little dime sized portion for each section. It suds up nicely. It does not leave your hair with that stripped feeling at all!! I love the way it makes your hair feel afterwards.

I used it with my some of my favorite products (all of which I will do a review on) to do a twist out.

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The results plus my outfit for the wedding I went to LOL 🙂

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Have a great weekend Naturalistas!!! xoxo

Wash Day Made Easier

Hey Naturalistas!! How does your current wash day go? Long,… Tiring?

So… Dont you just hate wash day sometimes? Because you know it will take you FOREVER to do your hair, then style it!!. Hmph and don’t let you have somewhere to go, LOL!  You will leave out the house twisted up in a beanie!!! So for my housewarming party I received a gift card to Bed Bath and Beyond, I’m like what am I going to buy from here… and then I walked past the shower heads!!!! And it dawned on me… ahhhhhh!!!!!!!!

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OMG why havent I had one of these!!!! This thing is like a lifesaver!!!

Price $54.99 ( Mine was on sale for 29!!!!) I am sure they can be found cheaper at Wal-mart or Target.

Deets on the one I bought:  The 22-inch Hotel Spa Multi-shower Slide Bar has 25 unique settings and is height and angle adjustable. The Multi-shower Slide Bar secures to the shower mount on shower arm preventing loosening or over-rotation.

      • Brand: Natural Essentials
      • Materials: Metal/plastic/vinyl
      • Finish: Stainless steel
      • Has 25 unique settings
      • 22-inch stainless steel shower bar
      • Height and angle adjustable
      • Secures to the shower mount on shower arm preventing loosening or over-rotation
      • Dual shower mount has a 3-way water switch and a 5-function shower head
      • Can choose from 10 single and 15 combination flow patterns
      • Mounts in minutes with no tools and no plumbing

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Let me tell you that my wash time has been cut in half!! A hand-held shower head!! Why didn’t I think of getting one of these before! Am I crazy!!! No more dipping my head under the shower! Just take that baby and put it straight on my head! (Oh and you can pause the water while you slather the conditioner to the other side of your sectioned hair!) LOL. This has been a lifesaver for me! If you don’t have one you should definitely invest!! OMG it’s so worth it!!! Makes wash day that much easier!!

xoxo Michelle

Review: Naturally Silk Elements Deep Nourishing Conditioner

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Happy Thursday Naturalistas!!! Did y’all know Silk Elements has a new natural line? Well me being the PJ that I am lol, went into Sally’s and spotted their new line. Naturally Silk Elements. You guys know I’m always on a quest for a good Deep Conditioner!! SO I bought the sample pack they had for $1.99 to try it out… had to get 2 lol!

Details: (sallys.com)

  • Free of Parabens, Mineral Oil & Petrolatum
  • Helps soften, condition & create manageability
  • Helps restore moisture balance

Naturally Silk Elements Deep Nourishing Conditioner is specifically designed to replenish the moisture needed by today’s multicultural consumer embracing her natural hair. 

Naturally Silk Elements Deep Nourishing Conditioner absorbs into the hair to help restore moisture balance for a healthy-looking finish. Naturally Silk Elements Deep Nourishing Conditioner is Free of Parabens, Mineral Oil & Petrolatum. Excellent for Wavy/Curly/Kinky Hair Textures. 

Your hair, your style, your way!

 
Directions:
Apply Naturally Silk Elements Deep Nourishing Conditioner to towel-dried hair from roots to ends. Leave on hair 3-5 minutes. Rinse well. Style as desired.
 
Ingredients:
WATER ,BRASSICA ALCOHOL ,CETYL ALCOHOL ,BRASSICYL ISOLEUCINATE ESYLATE ,DIPENTAERYTHRITYL HEXACAPRYLATE/HEXACAPR ,TRIDECYL TRIMELLITATE ,CARTHAMUS TINCTORIUS (SAFFLOWER) SEED OI ,FRAGRANCE ,TRIDECYL STEARATE ,HEXYLENE GLYCOL ,NEOPENTYL GLYCOL DICAPRYLATE/DICAPRATE ,PHENOXYETHANOL ,CAPRYLYL GLYCOL ,ARGININE ,POTASSIUM SORBATE ,GLUCOSE ,FRUCTOSE ,TETRASODIUM EDTA ,UREA ,DEXTRIN ,SUCROSE ,HYDROLYZED SILK ,ALANINE ,HEXYL NICOTINATE ,ASPARTIC ACID ,GLUTAMIC ACID ,BENZYL BENZOATE ,CINNAMAL ,COUMARIN ,EUGENOL
 
My thoughts:
This smells like a vanilla candle or cookies!!! LOL I wanted to eat it! So they have discontinued their mixed silk line so I heard LOL! I washed my hair with my usual shampoo (Cream of Nature w/ Argan Oil) Then I distributed this to my hair and sat under cap for about 30 min to an hour. When I rinsed I did not have as much slip as I liked but I detangeled with no problem. Left my hair feeling soft and hydrated! I will give it another try! I’m all about conditioners that leave your hair feeling hydrated. So I will probably purchase the full size and try out their other products. Have any of you tried this line? Let me know what you think!!
 
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