Can we talk about how I get my best puff balls from dirty hair? Also, may I ask why NO ONE told me how fabulous braid outs are?! Pictured above is my glorious puff from yesterday. It was soft, dirty and oily but it looked lovely. The puff was a result of a 3 day old braid out which was a result of a 4 day old wash and go. I love "old hair" especially when rocking puffs because I usually get treated to a "monster puff" depending on how old the style/ dirty the hair is.
Sunday is usually wash day so I snapped a few pics, went about my day and then slathered on the henna I had sitting from Saturday before bed. I haven't henna'd in a long time but I needed a good protein treatment. I also wanted to naturally tint the white hairs that I have all over my head. The henna worked perfectly as always! I kept it on overnight and rinsed this morning. It took forever to wash the henna out (about 3 good washes) and I had to condition really well but it was worth it.
THE GIVEAWAY HAS CLOSED! Thanks to all who entered.
What's better than a good DIY that will leave you with a plethora of product you can keep, share or both?! I've been itching for a new creamy hair custard that was easy to whip up and smooth on my strands, FOUND ONE.
Sterilize all lotion making equipment (spoons, glass cups/jars, lids, etc) before hand. This just means cleaning them thoroughly and then boiling them in hot water and letting them dry.
Measure out the solids in a glass pyrex cup and heat until liquified. I used a double boiler which is just fancy talk for immersing the cup in a pot of water on the stove at low heat. Microwaving the solids is fine too.
Measure out the liquid oils in another cup.
Add the liquified solids to the liquid oils.
Add the distilled water and blend everything together using an immersion blender.
Add the extra stuff and blend until everything is well mixed. It should be white, but still pretty liquidy at this point.
Pour into jar and put on lid.
Let set overnight before slathering it on.
**I infused my water with lavender petals and hibiscus powder. Optional, you don't have to.*
The beautiful YouTuber, Cassandre Beccai, has created greatness within her natural hair care line "Eden's Heart." When I initially gave these goodies a try I instantly fell in love! So, of course, I had to host giveaway to give one of you beautiful readers a chance to try the line yourself.
The items included in this giveaway are:
Cleansing Smoothie Shampoo (8oz)- This shampoo is non-irritating, with little to no lather as compared to the harsher, sulfate based shampoos. Your hair is left smooth and clean.
Damage Control Moisture Masque (8oz)- An uber thick, moisturizing masque is just what you need to revive that heat damaged, colored treated or really dry hair of yours! Includes super moisturizing sal butter, luxurious babassu oil and restorative hydrolyzed wheat protein.
Oatmilk n' Honey Daily Moisturizer (8oz) - Oatmilk serves as the base to create a wonderfully emollient and deeply hydrating daily conditioner while cocoa butter, silk, jojoba oil and honey bring moisture right where your hair needs it most. Use
Sweet Vanilla Butter (4oz) -A fabulous blend of "tried and true" emollient oils, rich butters and a dash of pure vanilla essential oil make up this hair care sensation with the most divine scent! Use as a sealant or pre shampoo treatment
One reader will win the products listed above.
I am a huge fan of the Damage Control Masque, my hair feels like butter when I use that stuff. Read my review here.
How to enter:
1. Leave a product below that you absolutely can't live without.
If you have been following TGHB for a while now you know that Mane Message hair ties and headbands are in my list of "things naturals must have." Olivia, the owner of Mane Message, has partnered with me to give 3 lucky ladies a Valentine's Day theme'd hair tie package! See below for details on how to enter.
To enter is simple:
1. In the comment box leave your absolute fave hairstyle
2. Leave your email
3. Follow Mane Message on Twitter and Instagram (for an extra entry if applicable)
Words cannot express how happy I am that my hair is long enough for a bun! Simple, QUICK and easy. I will be doing a tutorial on how I achieve my buns soon. Today's up-do is adorned with pretty butterflies from Etsy.
As an added bonus, Hair Essentials is giving 50% off every order when you
use the promo code GOODHAIR – so, check it out!
I've wanted to try Hair Essentials for a while now. I think I first ran across their line via YouTube and I was intrigued right away. Since I was taking another vitamin at the time I decided to wait until those were complete before starting a new regimen. When I did more research on Hair Essentials and read about their all natural hair growth supplement (which is vegetarian) I became even more intrigued. Coincidentally, last week I got an email asking if I wanted partner with them for their Valentine’s Day giveaway, which is centered around embracing inner confidence, I couldn't wait!
So, let's get to the fun part...
One lucky reader will win a year’s supply of Hair Essentials (how generous is that?!), and they will be able to track their growth along with me, as I am trying it for a full year too! You all can expect a full review of the product every three months as I document the results. I started my vitamins yesterday and plan to take them everyday with a meal as directed.
Here is how you enter:
Enter using the Rafflecopter widget below – all it takes is a few simple steps: