Tweezing Your "Part" On a Full Lace Wig

Friday, January 2, 2015

I have to say I have really been getting too comfortable and not tweaking my lace wigs as I used to do. And because of that my lace wigs have not been looking the best.  The number one and most important thing every lace wig wearer should do is TWEEZE their part. Clean up all of that hair out of the part and apply a little eye shadow down the part once you finish. I bet you will get a lot of compliments on how pretty YOUR hair is. Don't believe me about tweezing. Check out my before and after picture below. I plucked a little too much because I was excited and just kept plucking away but you get the idea.

Hair Porosity Test on My 4C Natural Hair

Saturday, November 15, 2014

 I came across the Hair Porosity section of one article and decided to test my 4c hair strands.

First lets start with the question of what is Hair Porosity? Porosity tells you how well your hair is able to absorb and hold moisture. It is affected by the flexible outer hair layer called the cuticle, which determines how easily moisture and oils pass in and out of your hair.This will assist you in find the right products to moisturize and style your hair. 

How can you test your Hair Porosity? 
The Float Test: Take a couple of strands of hair from your comb or brush and drop them into a bowl of water. Let them sit for 2-4 minutes. If your hair floats, you have low porosity. If it sinks, you have high porosity.

My Results:
I tested 5 strands of shed hair and 4 out of 5 of them sinked. The 1st strand took 2 minutes to sink and 3 sinked almost immediately. One strand sorta got caught on the fold in the cup and didn't sink. That may be the reason why it didn't sink. So this tells me I have HIGH Porosity 4C Hair Strands. 

So Now that I discovered I have high Porosity Hair, what do I do, what is it?  So many questions. 

According to various sites this is what they had to say:
High porosity hair can be one of the most challenging hair porosities. The upside of this hair type is how eagerly the hair absorbs moisture but the downsideit can lose moisture just as quickly as it gains it. 
Because highly porous hair can also lose moisture easily, it's important to use leave-in conditionersmoisturizers, and sealers. Layering these products will help your hair hold on to the moisture you're giving it. You can even follow up with a heavy hair butter to help fill the gaps in your damaged cuticles and further protect your hair from losing too much moisture.
What to do? Prevention is the best medicine when it comes to porosity problems. Use the right products for your hair.
  • Avoid harsh surfactants and soaps. 
  • Only comb tangles with a wide-toothed comb when hair is wet and saturated with conditioner.
  • Protect your hair from the sun and the elements.
  • Get regular trims.
  • Treat your hair as gently as you would an expensive cashmere sweater!
If you already have a problem with high porosity, please make sure you have an excellent deep conditioning treatment available, preferably one that contains proteins. Use lots of conditioning and moisturizing products, especially those containing natural, plant-based oils. Avoid all of the sulfate-based surfactants and soap bars. Use a mildly acidic rinse regularly and avoid humectants. If possible, avoid the processes that created the high porosity, and get your hair trimmed regularly. These things should help restore your hair to a more manageable porosity level, but it will take time.

Protect your cuticle!

Small Update on My Natural Hair Journey :)

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

My Review: Whitenicious by Dencia

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Alright, Aliright! Lets get to it! So far I have not came across any blogger reviews about this product called Whitenicious by Dencia so I feel the need to share my results. First let me clear things up... I LOVE MY SKIN COLOR! (Repeat 100 times if needed :) ) because I KNOW there is going to be one person who is like no no hold up she hate hates herself and blah blah blah... LOL.

Now that we have cleared that up...Lets get to it! Below are some questions I thought you were thinking.

If you love your skin color, why did you use it? Honestly I was just curious and I had a dark spot on the side of my face that I wanted to get rid of.

Did it get rid of the dark spot in 7 days? YES...wait it was actually the 8th day. It was grading fading over time and it seemed like on the 8th day it just magically disappeared!

Are you getting paid for this review? NO...really yall?  This chick is making alot of money from this product because celebrities are promoting it for her as per such as Sunday Carter so what does she need lil ole me for? Damn I went to find the link but its not popping up.

So if you used it on one spot on your face why does it look like you put it all over your face in the pictures above or below? LOL...wait for it...wait for it! Curiosity got the best of me... after it cleared up my spot in 8 days. I thought maybe it help to even my skin tone. However I didnt know it was going to look like this...damn! So I emailed Dencia today on the email provided on the website to see if its supposed to look like this. I guess I expect it to lighten everything at one time, lol. In the picture above can you see that dark area on my chin? That is my natural color! Yup I knowww right! LOL

Are you aware this may cause cancer? Really? Are you aware some of the shit we use on our skin and hair can cause cancer? I.E But for real yall I dont want cancer, lol. But I had to say it like that because ppl are really tripping on that like the relaxer isnt harmful for your hair.

Is the product moisturizing? Yes, I was surprised. However I do follow up with my own oil mix.

How many times a day do you use it? 3 times

Are you able to camouflage your face with makeup while the product lightens your face. Yes but my makeup looks patchy and crazy now because one area is dark and the other is light. Maybe if I was a professional with makeup I could.

Will you buy this product again? If she answers my question. :) However... this will not be a staple product that I will HAVE to buy. Like I said before I started using this for a dark spot.

Are you aware that this only temporary? Yes

Anything more? Yes I am hungry. Right now in Afghanistan its time for breakfast! So I will do another update at a later date. Meanwhile pray that my face doesnt rot off, lol.

Here are the details of Whitenicious by Dencia Dark Spot Review:
Whitenicious for Dark Spot Removal (by Dencia) is a moisturizing cream enriched from exquisite and powerful ingredients that also removes dark spots (from acne, hyper pigmentation, etc).  It contains vitamins C & E and provides a SPF of 15.  This product will nourish and refine skin, lighten dark spots, and smooth pores.  This product has been formulated for sensitive skin.  Use three (3) times daily for faster results.