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Versatility | Curly Girl Series

Happy New Year! Welcome to my very first post of the new year! In light of the obvious chances to my site, i’m super excited to tell you about all the plan I have for 2018.

First things first I did this awesome photoshoot with my photographer (@sheepishnarco) to start my versatile series I plan to showcase on my channel. Last year I promised more visuals of different hair styles so this year I want to keep it going with more and more hair ideas for you guys to recreate or get some ideas from. I will show this not only with my own hair but also through protective styles.

Secondly, I will be bringing more healthy hair tips to my channel. Since I’ve been in cosmetology school it has inspired me to learn more about the ins and out of healthy hair. I will be trying out different teas, products and anything else i can get my hands on to dibble and dab in things that can contribute to healthy hair on my channel. It’s so amazing all the components that make up one strand of hair it just reminds me of how amazing god really is.

Lastly, I’ve been doing some giveaways on my channel in the month of December and I decided to announce the winners all here! I had lots of fun going to the store picking up all the products and tools for you guys! Im sure this giveaway was well over $100 but, I wanted to show my appreciation and further more help you guys start off your hair journey the right way this year.

I’ve announced a winner already on my give away video but got no response so these are the current winners. I took in consideration all the rules of the contest plus familiar names of my consistent supporters.

The Winners are:

#1 Wendy Wallace

#2 Stephanie Beauvais

#3 Lashawnta Gandy

#4 Libby L

#5 Millennial Diva

Congrats to all the winners! Thanks for all the support! Please Email me at Bwigfall@outlook.com to claim your prize with your name and address!

Until next time,

Do what you love, Love what you do!

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Bisou Product Review

It seems like these products came right on time for my now 4 month stretch! I didn’t realize how much these products would help me through the struggle of the big stretch. I usually stick with 2 month stretches but my hair had been more manageable. Now that I’m 4 months in its definitely time relax, But on to the review.

 

I started by using the Castor & Emu Hair Growth Oil. This oil does not smell good at all but it does possess some of my favorite oils like castor oil, tea tree oil, jojoba oil, and many more great ingredients.

 

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This Organic Aloe and Neem Hair Conditioning Mist was by far my favorite product in this line! It was definitely a spray of fresh product (if that makes any sense lol). Its light weight feel and cold mist is the perfect feeling on my hair when moisturizing. It really does soften the hair and has been a major key in helping me during this stretch! If anything I would buy this product over and over again! I HIGHLY recommend.

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Last but not least is my second favorite product in this line! The Mango and Kokum Butter Whipped Hair & Body Butter. I would call this coco nut oil on steroids! Its smooth and soft and melts right in your hand. Although on the site the consistency looks more like a creme and when the product arrived to me it had turned into somewhat of a solid. Not sure if thats the companies intentions but the product has been a dream to me.

 

I love supporting black owned businesses and I have to give it to Bisou. The presentation of these products are modern and sleek, the products are advertised the right way and do just what the description says they do. Great Great products that I stand behind.

Until next time,

Do what you love, Love what you do!

 

 

The Break Down | The 3 Parts of my Relaxed Hair

So many times I have witnessed ladies on youtube showing off their hair but they NEVER show in detail the true condition of it. This became important to me and my channel because I do not want to portray my journey as perfect because it is far from it! Instead I want to take my friends along with me and show my obstacles and how I over come them!.

In 2016 my hair was at its peak! It was the best it had ever been! It was So beautiful and every inch of my hair seemed to be growing in unison with the other. This is #HAIRGOALS to me. A full healthy head of hair is what I strive to have everyday.

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Just to show a screen shot from my photo shoot it seemed like every hair on my head fell at the same position. I was so happy with the look of my hair and I tried very hard to keep it this way. But then life happens and I had a couple set backs and the beginning of 2017 I decided to chop off more than I need to cut and get layers for a new look, you know a new feel.

This video shows just that, 6 months post my mini chop trying to get the pieces of my hair back together again! It’s definitely growing and the cut made me realize that un-layered hair is more me!

Like anything in life you have to be real with yourself to be able to identify a problem and fix it! These sections will make you see your hair for what it is and make you face the truth to help your hair in the long run! Getting on camera and showing the world your flaws is as real as it gets! If you get the courage to post it on social media and tag me!

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Until next time,

Do what you love, Love what you do!

 

Wash Day Hair Wall | The Benefits

My “Hair Wall” is the hair that comes out during my wash day routine. This can be shedded hair or breakage but you will never know until you take a closer look at it! This process just took me a further step into my hair journey because by doing this it helps me take a closer look at my hair and what its doing. The benefits of having a hair wall are:

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  • Is there any breakage during wash day??

If you have a lot of short hairs coming out during wash day this is not a good sign. This means that your strands aren’t strong enough to endure a wash day and you need to get your strands stronger and healthier. This can mean a protein treatment or this may mean the products your using are too harsh. You can use your shedded long strands to run test on to see what your hair needs.

  • Whats my hair porosity??

The porosity of your hair is important and vital to know especially during wash days. Take your shedded hairs and do a porosity test on them. This will also aide you in knowing what products would work best and how much of it is needed.

  • Whats the health of my strands??

When looking at your hair wall you will be able to see the density/thickness of your strands. If your short strands are thin and your shedded strands are thicker that may mean that your short strands were split ends. If the shedded strand starts out thick and then gets thin that mean you have some dead ends that need to be trimmed.

Remember hair shedding is normal, the average person looses between 50-100 strands of hair a day. I hope you all enjoyed learning the benefits of my hair wall and hopefully you all show me what your hair wall is looking like! post it on social media and tag me!

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Until next time,

Do what you love, Love what you do!

5 Tips For a Super Affordable Snow Trip!

Going to Denver in March was the best decision I could have ever made! The weather was amazing ( with the exception of a little rain) and our snow day was even more awesome. I went up at the end of March and surprisingly the 45 degree weather felt more like 70 degree weather in Florida. Some people says it’s because of the high elevation making us higher to the sun but nether the less the weather was amazing for a stroll in downtown to sight see.

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I would recommend staying in/near the city and traveling to a ski resort because there is so much more to see in the city and besides once your done with all the snow mountain activities there’s nothing left to do! A Ski trip can get very pricy but I am here to save the day and tell you some tricks and tips on saving money while enjoying your trip.

Flight:

Plane tickets can get very expensive especially when your flying directly into winter park, aspen, and a lot of other ski country resorts. Denver seemed to be the happy medium for Colorado flights because it a great city and the tickets weren’t that expensive. When initially looking online the flights were around $180 US dollars. Many people don’t know this GEM but when you go to the airport to purchase your tickets you don’t have to pay the online fees. Our tickets turned out to be $120 at the airport but after the Denver taxes were added it came up to $150. Such great savings right??

Airbnb:

Looking to get the most bang for your buck and do so in style? Airbnb is a great way to do so and also get a great price! Reading the reviews will give you a great idea if the spot is what your looking for. It will also make you aware of what to expect upon arrival. Make sure your able to communicate with the owner of the home before hand if you have any questions before booking.

GoodWill:

Denver is loaded with many great thrift stores thats just so happen to have all the ski gear you’ll need! In the store snow goggles run for about $200 but in the thrift store you can grab a nice pair for $8, there was also snow shoes for around $14. So if needed wait till you get to Denver, stop at a thrift shop and shop till you drop! This is also great if you have a big family on a snow cation and you need as much savings as you can get!!

Turo:

Turo is just like Airbnb but for cars! Yes renting peoples cars. When I first heard of this service I was super shocked! But then again people are coming up with all kinds of businesses these days! This service was great as well, the car we rented was around $20 dollars a day. With the under 25 fees and insurance fees it came up to $40 a day and we kept the care for 2 days with a grand total of $80. $80 beats a one way Uber ride to Winter Park from Denver! AGAIN guys saving, saving, saving!

Snow Day at Winter Park Resort:

We were under the impression that our snow day would be super expensive and we would only have enough money to drive there throw a snow ball or two and leave! But we were gladly mistaken, Tubing was around $20 which included a hour of endless tubing down the slippery ice slope! The lift ride over was completely free with amazing views and smooth ride. Skiing for beginners was $41 which included all your equipment on a slope that you won’t kill your self if you’ve never skied before!

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So if you like me and your going on a snow trip for your first time I KNOW this will help you! Make sure to share with others don’t be stingy!! Have fun and be safe! Until next time

Do what you love, Love what you do!

The Journey | Ep. 3

Who would of knew that the Journey would get so much BUZZ! I can see that so many people are loving these episodes (and hating lol) and I will keep them coming! It’s funny because I started the journey for my subscriber to see more relaxed women but I find myself learning so much from interacting with these beauties.

It’s so rewarding learning from other women about hair care in general because the truth is, one person doesn’t know it all! Two minds are better than one!

The purpose of the Journey is to show how confidence exudes out of women of color. How working towards a healthy hair goal can be a journey we all take together. In this new day and age we can put away the straight hair stereotypes and the “true meaning” of relaxers because there is a new definition. WE DEFINE the style of our hair and own it with truth.

So to confidence, truth, and Black Girl MAGIC

-Do what you love, Love what you do!

Why My Relaxed Hair Can’t Be Afrocentric?

Last year around this time I was so inspired to do the #WhyILoveMyRelaxedHair tag and I thought to myself how could I take it up a notch? This idea came to me in many different ways, I wanted to get an African Print outfit so bad but I didn’t understand why! Then I came across @twodollarsricher on Instagram and she had her hair in this beautiful braided style and I thought to myself that I had to have that style with my outfit. Then It all came together when @Healthyhairjunkie tagged me in a post that asked the question:

“Black women with relaxed hair can’t be Afrocentric.” How closely are the two linked? Do you think our hair makes a statement before we do, or is it just hair?

A light bulb went off in my head and I thought that’s it! Im being featured in @itsmyhairmag magazine and I wrote about relaxed hair having no correlation to me wanting to be another race or not loving myself. So this question just made everything come together and make sense for my visual project.

Being Afrocentric starts within and can be expressed from the outside. The purpose of this visual project is to show my confidence and dress in African print attire and wear braids in my relaxed hair to show no matter how I look on the outside or how I do my hair I love being black! Black is magic and I absolutely adore it because thats who I am!

People get so carried away with their thoughts and perception of women who have relaxed hair. So my answer to her question is, being afrocentric and having relaxed hair have no linkage. Yes our hair makes a statement, just as our fashion, nails, or taste in decor. But no matter what I do my hair will always have texture and there is no flatiron or hot comb that can change that.

And guess what? I’m 100% okay with that, I LOVE that. So just like you think your “being” Afrocentric with your natural hair, I’m being Afrocentric with my beautifully textured straight hair because no other race can have yaky straight hair like me!

Thanks for following me on my relaxed hair journey and don’t forget to follow @itsmyhairmag to get your issue of volume 2 to read my article because it’s GOOD!

-Do what you love, love what you do!

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Outfit by: @HisTailorMadeVisions

Makeup by: @MUAShanayMiller

Visual Project by: @AshleyCanay