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Monday, February 13, 2012

Look of the Day: 2/13/12

Quick snippet here.

Like I told you guys last month, I have to wear my hair out more and actually get proficient at styling it. I love wigs but I can't wear them forever and there is no sense in growing my hair out long just to hide it. So, last week I wore my hair in the Gibson Tuck that I posted which I loved. This week, I'm wearing a simple up-do that I saw on Wendy's Lookbook. I love it because it keeps my hair off of my face and keeps it from being whipped around in the wind (SN: It is cold and windy here in B'ham for some reason). Anyway, take a look!

My hair is simply in a messy bun in the back and the in the front, I have simply added some volume to my hair and placed 2 headbands on it. That's it. Done. It took me 3 minutes to do.

I love easy styles. :)

Enjoy the rest of your Monday lovelies!

Favorite Grammy 2012 Looks

Happy Monday lovelies!

Unless you have been under a rock, you know that the Grammy's were last night. I have to admit. I will watch the Grammy's each and every year. It's a habit I got into when I lived overseas and was STARVED for anything American pop culture. So, yesterday, as soon as the red carpet shows began, I was glued to the tv (and unfortunately saw that fcukery of a performance by Nicki Minaj).

Normally, when it comes to red carpet looks, people tend to focus on what folks are wearing. However, since this is a hair blog, I was focused on what people's hair looked like. For the most part, there wasn't a look that I disliked (except for one but I'll elaborate on that later). Last night's looks ran the gamut from classy up-dos to wild, crazy, and free. I would love to try some of these styles in the near future!

My favorite looks for Grammy Night 2012 can be seen on Taraji P. Henson, Corrine Bailey Rae, Alicia Keys, and Kelly Rowland. I just think that they are all pretty and unique in their own way. Take a look:

The one hairstyle I DID NOT like was Rihanna's ratty blonde bird's nest. It just looked awful!! I feel like if she's gonna rock this blonde hair thing, she needs to freaking own it! Even though she looked good, that did not cancel out that monstrosity on her head! Ugh. It was bad.

Did you watch the Grammy's? What were your favorite looks?

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Protective Style 2/7/12: Gibson Tuck

Hello once again lovelies!

I just wanted to stop by with this little snippet for you guys. This week, I decided to style my own hair some sort of way (*bum bum BUUUUUUMMM). To be honest, I'm a little bored with bunning and I wanted to try something new.

Enter the Gibson Tuck.

The Gibson Tuck is a throwback to the early 20th century....and an awesome hair style. Your ends are tucked away and you look cute to boot! Check out how to do it with this YouTube vid posted by Habioku!

Of course you can jazz it up to give it your own unique spin. You could flat twist or french braid the front of your hair, leave a little bit of hair out....whatever makes your boat float. I also think that this is a great protective style for those of you who have shorter hair (NL or SL). I know at that length, buns don't look quite right and can be frustrating. I think the Gibson Tuck sidesteps all that frustration.

Check out how I did my hair! * Please excuse the picture quality. My Nikon is out of commission at the moment but I really wanted to show you guys the style. I did the best I could w/ my camera phone!*

First Impressions: Salerm 21 Leave In Conditioner

Happy Tuesday lovelies!!

I know it has been forever and a day (and then some!) since I've last posted anything! I have to admit, I've been hitting the gym pretty hard lately and that has made me some kind of lazy with my hair. I mean, yeah I'll do it...but it's not gonna be anything intricate. I just need something quick and easy and won't get in my way when I'm working up a sweat.

A few weeks ago, I got a bottle of Salerm 21 to try. I've been wanting to try this product for years but never got around to purchasing it. I have heard so many raves about this product, I figured that it couldn't hurt to give it a whirl.

Price: Varies. Depending on the site, it may cost you between $9-$15 dollars for a 6.9 oz bottle. On, it is $12.80.


Claims:"To add gloss and life to damaged, treated, porous or dry hair, protects hair from harmful elements such as sunlight, heat, chlorine, saltwater, etc. The small size proteins, reach the core and repair hair deeply. Get the natural shine of healthy, looked-after hair"

I have to admit that I had high expectations for this product but not just because of the reviews. My hair has responded positively to another Dominican product (Silicon Mix) and I expected my hair to respond well to this one. The product is white in color and has a very thick consistency. In terms of scent, it doesn't smell like anything pretty much has a medicinal scent to it. According to the product website, there are 3 uses for Salerm 21: a leave in, a DC, and a heat protectant. I'm gonna be real with you guys: I've only tried this as a leave in. I will not try it as a heat protectant. All I need is to fry my hair because I'm tryna be fancy. No ma'am. If I tried it as a DC, I don't think it would last me very long. So..that leaves only one option (and that is the angle that I'm reviewing this product from: leave in. I've basically put this product on following a good wash and DC session. On it's own, I have to admit that it leaves my hair moisturized and somewhat soft. However, when I pair this with Qhemet Biologics Honey Hydrating Balm (which I use as to seal), my hair is soft like butter! And when I say butter..I mean buttah!! I've been on an air drying kick lately (read: I'm to lazy to break out the blow dryer) and w/ this product, my hair isn't poofy, frizzy, or any other adjective you associate with air drying. My hair is smooth and soft! I love a leave in (just had to remind yall).

All in all, I have to say that this makes for a good leave in. And for those of yall in EbonyCPrincess's rollersetting challenge, I have heard glowing reviews of Salerm 21 in making a super awesome rollerset (hint, hint. Nudge nudge). Pair Salerm 21 up with your favorite seal and you'll love the results!