1. Nourishing Argan Oil of Morocco Deep Hydrating Treatment by Marc Anthony
2. Liquid Lipstick (K, Bye) by Trust Fund Beauty
3. Sundreams Lotus Infused Bronzer by Pacifica
4. 'Dollface' Nail Polish by Formula X
5. No-Tug Waterproof Mini Gel Eyeliner by IT Cosmetics
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Okay so who doesn't love some fresh bundles?! (I know I do!) They're so soft and bouncy with the perfect amount of shine *sigh* But bundles are supposed to be an investment and for the amount of money that you spend on them they're supposed to last for a couple installs (depending on where you order them from). Now usually I don't reuse hair. I really don't know why, I just don't. I guess I just don't have the patience for the maintenance that is required to keep your bundles looking fresh with every install. But for those of you who make sure you get your money's worth (and I envy you), here's some tips I came across for keeping your bundles alive:
To add shine back to your bundles: buy semi-permanent CLEAR hair rinse and apply it to your bundles, following the directions on the bottle.
To add moisture to your dry bundles: add coconut oil or olive oil to your conditioner and deep condition under a hooded dryer for 30 minutes. If the bundles are not installed try putting them in a zip lock back and putting them in the microwave for 1 to 2 minutes (if you're not sure if your bundles can handle it, try 30-second increments).
To get rid of sweaty, smelly bundles: add 1 to 2 cap fulls of fabric softener to a half sink full of water and rinse your bundles in the mixture.
To deal with tangling at the nape area: fill a spray bottle with warm water, add argan oil, saturate the area, take a wide paddle brush and blow dryer, and detangle the area.
For fresh, clean hair: add a few scoops of baking soda to your shampoo.
To revive your bundles in less than five minutes: place the hair back into bundles so it's manageable, detangle the bundles (with a brush), fill the sink with warm water, add a half cup of Clorox to the water, place the bundles in the water and rinse the bundles in an up and down motion until the cuticles become smooth. (DO NOT perform this process while the hair is still in your head!).
-via Pretty Proper Hair
Now this is something for my baddies who are natural. First I want to say shout out to you for continuing on that journey because I know from experience that it is not always an easy one. I came across this company a while back (when I was still natural) and while I've never had the chance to try it, I've heard only great things. Whether you have tight kinks or loose curls, they have textures that cover almost every hair type.
They even have wigs, clip-ins, and closures. So if you're looking to add some length, thickness, and volume, or if you're ready to give your natural hair a break for the upcoming winter, Heat Free Hair is definitely a company you should check out.
Visit their website: Heatfreehair.com
Check out their Instagram: @heatfreehair
As much as I love my natural hair, I'm back on the "creamy crack". After 3 years, I decided to end my natural hair journey for a very specific reason, my hair is extremely too thick and coarse to manage on a daily basis. Call me lazy or impatient but I just can't do it. I also never intended to become "natural". Don't get me wrong, I absolutely enjoyed the experience, but I never stopped and said "relaxers are bad I'm not gonna relax my hair anymore." When I was 20, I shaved the sides of my hair and when I was ready to grow it out I decided to wear wigs until it was back to a length I was comfortable with. So it really made no sense to relax my hair. Now when my fro was smaller and just starting to grow out, I could manage it. But as it got longer and healthier, the thickness got out of control. My mom suggested I get a texturizer to "soften" my kinks. But in all reality, texturizers are extremely similar to relaxers. So after about 6 months of going back and forth, I decided I would relax my hair again. To some this may seem like a drastic decision, but to me it's just hair. I've gone through plenty of different phases and styles with my hair and this is just another one. Will I get tired of relaxing it? Maybe. Will I wish I was natural again? Maybe. But I don't care. I might decide tomorrow that I want a short pixie cut. It's just hair! As long as my hair is healthy I can do anything I want with it and guess what? It'll grow back. Now this is not meant to discourage anyone on their natural hair journey. My experiences with my hair are specific to me! I know what my hair can and cannot withstand. I know how my hair grows and what it takes for it to be healthy. For some people relaxers just don't work and that's okay. And for others they can achieve healthy relaxed hair. You have to decide what's best for you! Don't ever let anybody try to make you feel bad about choosing to be natural or choosing to relax your hair. Even though I am no longer natural, I will be giving natural hair care tips and reviews as well as tips and reviews for those with relaxed hair. If you guys have any questions or comments, email me or leave it in the comment section. And follow me on Instagram, to see more pics of my current hair and my natural hair.
Info on the clip ins I'm wearing:
16 in. / 10 pcs set / 220g/ Link here
Relaxer I used:
Alter Ego Linange Shea Butter Relaxer