Tell Your Curls To Spring Like Spring!

Happy Spring Everyone!

I am so excited for this season, because this is the time I start to get most of my hair growth. Plus I love seeing all the naturals wearing flowers in their curls, even if I hate wearing them in mine. Today was my protein treatment weekend, and I really needed it. I have just ended my protective styling week, and needed to let my hair breathe for a minute. I used my Aphrogee products as usual. If some of you all don’t know which ones I use , its the whole Reconstructor line. Its amazing!

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Protein Treatment

Protein Treatment

Aphrogee is great for curls

Aphrogee is great for curls

Protein Treatment

Protein Treatment

After I rinsed out the reconstructor I had to shampoo, which I only do every six weeks after I use this. Next, I apply my moisture balance by the same company as well so that it can add the moisture back int my curls. Please follow the directions when using this products, because they will allow you to achieve the results you re aiming for, let’s hope that is shinier and healthier curls. I say the whole duration of this takes about a good 45 minutes to an hour for me, only because I do use my hair steamer , and hand dryer for some of the process. Once all this is done follow up with your oils, leave-in, moisturizer and or styler of your choice. Hope this helps!

Always,

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Right Complexion, Wrong Hair Texture

I can’t reiterate enough on how wrong my title for this article is, and it saddens me that in the natural hair community naturals find this to be true. On many boards I have seen where a dark skinned tone curly has type 3 hair , and some comments would state ” that’s not your hair , it’s a weave” or ” I thought dark skinned curlies all has type 4 hair “. What in the world!!? At first I laughed when I first noticed it because I thought they were joking with her due to a relationship they might have. Nooo. I started seeing this all over everywhere. Some actually thought that the lighter the naturalista was , the looser her curl pattern would be. Sad isn’t it?
I hate to break it down for the ones who thought this , but your hair texture has nothing to do with the complexion of your skin. It has everything to do with your genetics and how you take care of the health of your body from the inside out. Bingo! That’s it! You want some nice shiny , poppin curls? Moisturize your hair daily, make sure you seal your ends, and eat healthy which includes increasing your water intake.
I don’t want to go too far into this because this will take me off subject.
I’ll say this one last time for the naturals that were honestly confused
your hair texture is not based off your skin complexion.
I hope this reaches someone and give them a better understanding. If you have any questions or want to add comments please do below.

*I am not a professional and these thoughts shouldn’t base how you feel or take care of your hair. This blog is for entertainment purposes only.

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DIY Loc Tool

After searching on YouTube for ways to retighten my locs , I stumbled on one channel that that had a perfect idea for making a loc tool. I would had never guessed to use …….wait for it . A YARN NEEDLE!
The only thing to it is to make sure its a steel one and not plastic , or it will snap like a twig.

Tools Needed
Yarn Needle
Needle Nose Pliers
Flat Head Screw Driver (if you don’t have a needle nose)

Directions

Place the needle nose or flat head directly in the middle of the needle , be sure to not force it in. If only a tip fit in thats fine. Begin to rotate it in whichever direction you want to open the needle to the desired width your loc will fit into.

Sounds easy? It is! Just go really slow so that you don’t end up making it too big for your loc.

Here’s mine

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My Loc Tool

Give it a try, and post a pic of yours . Good Luck!

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Fierce Stylist and Barber Feature ( Shampoo Beauty & Barber Salon)

Shampoo Beauty & Barber Salon

800 East 21st Ave

Gary,Indiana

Allegra – Stylist and Certified Loctition

Brian Da Barber – Barber

Brian

Brian is an awesome barber that is able to cut, sketch in any design into the head. He has been cutting hair for 7 years, and has even begun to dabble in natural hair. I got my eyebrows done by him, and they were amazing. He cut them with a straight edge blade. Not too many people are able to get each brow the same, but he did. I was a tad bit nervous because I didn’t tell him exactly how I wanted my brow, but showing his skills he was able to cut my brows perfect for the shape of my face.

His prices aren’t steep at all, and I think that that says a lot. He is making sure that he is able to help the black community stay looking fresh. His booth is located directly on the left side of the shop once u step in on the back wall, it’s not easy to miss.

Kid Cuts Basic – $10

Adult Cuts – $15

Eyebrows- $5

Shaves (Beard) – $10

Brows Before Shaped By Brian

Left Side Not Shaped. Right Side Shaped

Eyebrows On Point Now!

                                                                       CUTS BY BRIAN DA BARBER

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Allegra

Let me say that once I sat in her chair I was comfortable, and relaxed. She explained to me the locing process, and her energy was amazing. Sometimes when you are meeting a new stylist for the first time u feel agitated, and just plain nervous. “Is she going to mess up my hair?”

“Will I like it?” Not with Allegra, we laughed, joked and ate. It was an awesome experience. I was especially happy when I noticed she was natural herself, and she had that fierce look I love. I knew immediately that my hair was in good hands, naturals know the natural struggle. Let me give you some info about my locs. My locs were started on Oct 18, 2014, using the coil method. I have over 300 locs in my head, and during the process we both laughed at who was going to count them. If you want beautiful locs that will remain to shine throughout the weeks of retwisting, visit Alllegra. I have had my locs for two weeks now and they are still nice and glossy once I do the steps for maintenance in the am, like she instructed. The whole process was no longer than four hours, due to the fact I have micro locs. Depending on the size loc you want the time will vary.

Beeswax, and Gel?

Allegra has a special concoction that she uses exclusively for her clients that you can’t get anywhere else. She has been using this product that she formulated herself, and will be working towards selling it in the near future.

Retwist?

I was told that you should not have to have your locs retwisted every two weeks! A month in between visits is perfectly fine, and healthy. If your locs are washing out and you feel that your journey is a headache, you’re at the wrong stylist. All you should be doing is twisting the ends of your locs to make sure you’re training them.

Washing?

IT IS HIGHLY SUGGESTED THAT YOU DO NOT WASH YOUR LOCS FOR A MONTH!Those are a few helpful tips to help you get started in your journey, and kick off your researching on locs. I suggest that you read up on locs before you get them. Remember that everyone’s head is different everyone’s journey will definatly be different.  DO WHATS RIGHT FOR YOU!!! YOU KNOW YOUR HEAD.

                                                                     My Starter Locs From Start To Finish

Top Of My Head (Yes I BC'D)

Side View Before Locs Start. Let's Do This!

Side View Before Locs Start. Let’s Do This!

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Side View

Back View

Allegra Mixing Up Her Concoction For Great Locs

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Thank you to Allegra & Brian Da Barber for letting me feature you on Fabolous Curlies. It was a honor for me to have you two as my first Stylist and Shop feature. Much Love, and I will be back every month!

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