My Fall Curly Hair Hacks

Fall is here and with fall comes frigid air. As a girl with curly and thick hair, it is important for me to keep my curls moisturized and protected. Dry hair in the cold is not something any girl wants to deal with. Above is a graphic created by hair color company, eSalon that inspired me to make this post about some of my favorite hair hacks.

Deep Condition

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A good deep conditioner keeps the moisture in for just a little longer. For the ultimate soft hair, spend a minimum of 15 minutes deep conditioning your hair. The extra step will make your hair feel loved. I promise. ūüėČ

Don’t Wash Your Hair Often

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When it’s cold outside, it’s not best to wash your hair often. Shampoo strips hair of its moisture, wheter it’s sulfate-free or not. I recommend co-washing your hair. I co-wash my hair between using shampoo and my hair has never been healthier. For those who don’t knw, co-washing is using conditioner to cleanse your hair instead of shampoo. It’s another way cleaning your hair and keeping its moisture.

Protective Styles Are Key

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For a black girl with curly hair, my hair is constantly in elaborate styles to keep the brutal wind away. Buns and moisturized twist outs are my go-to hairstyles, when my hair isn’t in faux locs or twists. When it’s cold out, keep your hair away from the dry atmosphere as best as possible. Don’t let your hair suffer from the cold and become dry.

I hope you guys enjoyed these hair hacks.

Xx,

Joanna Sarah

Verse of the Day: Proverbs 18:10

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Daytime Curly Hair Routine

In the morning, I unbraid my hair and apply some Argan oil to each section.

If my hair is really dry, I dampen it with water and apply my Cantu Shea Butter Leave-In Conditioner Repair Cream to add moisture.

Then I style my hair as I please using the Olive Oil Eco Styler Gel as needed.

When I’m trying to achieve a slick back look, I wrap my hair in a bandana for 10-15 minutes to ensure that there are no flyaways.

My mornings are pretty simple regarding to hair care, it’s usually taming my hair that takes time.

Xx,

Joanna Sarah

Verse of the Day: Psalm 119:2

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Wash Day Curly Hair Routine 

On wash day, I get into the shower and drench my hair with water completely. Once my hair is wet, I grab my Cantu for Natural Hair Sulfate-Free Cleansing Cream Shampoo and massage it into my scalp. If my hair is really dirty, than I’ll shampoo twice.


After shampooing, I condition my hair with Cantu’s for Natural Hair Sulfate-Free Hydrating Cream Conditioner. As my hair is really dry, I condition my hair twice and leave the conditioner in for about 5-10 minutes.


Before I leave the shower, I apply Shea Moisture’s¬†Raw Shea Butter Deep Treatment Masque into my hair in sections. After about 45-60 minutes, I rinse my hair and apply the Cantu Shea Butter Leave-In Conditioner Repair Cream.


After wash day, I usually braid or twist my hair as I please, depending on how I want to style my hair.

Xx,

Joanna Sarah

Verse of the Day: Ephesians 4:26

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Bright Blue Eyeliner Makeup Look

A fun fact is that this makeup look was created because my black eyeliner was empty. Lol. My goal with this look was to keep everything very flirty. My lips were a nice glossy brown nude. I kept the blush a pretty pink with a shimmery highlight. I used the Maybelline Nudes palette to create a natural smokey eye. To add some color, I used my Jane Cosmetics Water Resisitant Liquid Eye Liner in Navy. The eyeliner was the pop of color this look needed. To keep the natural look together, I used my Academy of Color Nude Matte Lipstick mixed with my L.A. Girl Flat Velvet Matte Lipstick in Runway I believe. The look was really light and girly, which I loved. I had a very nice glow with this look.

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Xx,

Joanna Sarah

Verse of the Day: Psalm 27:4

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Piece of the Week: Black Aldo Backpack

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I’m in love with this bag. I got it as a gift from my best friend. I will honestly not be using this for school. It is too cute and boujee for high school. I take such good care of this like it’s not even funny. When I’m not using it, I leave it in a plastic bag and I’m so scared that I’m going to crease it. I love how spacious and roomy it is. Inside there is a zipped pocket and two pouches for sunglasses and pens. In the front pocket, the sequins are actually a mini ¬†makeup bag. I have yet to find a use for it. It has a long gold chain that connects to the backpack. This is perfect for day trips and to use as a carry one bag, when travelling. I can’t wait to use it more often. Currently, it’s used as a purse when I alternate it with my Forever 21 purse. This is a great investment for those who travel a lot and don’t always want to carry a purse.

Xx,

Joanna Sarah

Verse of the Day: Psalm 116: 1-2

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Twist Crown Afro

This hairstyle is so cute and easy. I honestly fell in love when I first did this. This paints my natural kinky curly hair in it’s best state – shrinkage and all. I used my Shea Moisture Curl & Style Milk and some argan oil with water to make my curls more prominent. I got an ouchless headband and wrapped it around twice to push my hair back. I got an old crochet twist and wrapped it around the crown of my hair. I pinned it down in the back and added some hair jewelry to make it cuter. That’s it. My favorite hairstyles are the ones that take only about five minutes.

Xx,

Joanna Sarah

Verse of the Day: John 15:13

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Faux Locs Crochet Hair Review 

 

 

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In total I had seven pack of hair in my head; two 20″ inch Natty Goddess Dreadlocks in the color 2 and five 18″ Bomba Dreadlocks Faux Locs Soul in the color 2. My go-to for crochet is usually faux locs because I love the dread styles and how I look with them. They were really thick and had a reasonable weight for seven packs of hair. I kept my dreads long for about three weeks and then I got really hot. I cut them to be shoulder-length and I really love that short bob look. It’s been about a month and a half and they still look brand new. They do get tangled, but that’s easily fixed with scissors. My only complaint is that the loop for the Natty Goddess hair wasn’t as defined and pre-lopped as the Bomba Faux Soul. Therefore, it would occasionally fall out. I love the hair so much that I took it out and made a crochet wig out of it. A post will be coming soon about that. ūüėČ I highly recommend the Bomba Faux Soul, if you want more of a realistic dread look. The Natty Goddess Locs have a slight curl to it that I like. Mixing the two different types of dreads had a really nice outcome. Experimenting with hair always brings unexpectedly results.

Xx,

Joanna Sarah

Verse of the Day: Proverbs 21:2

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