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Clishea Hair Products

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CliShea- Healthy hair care line


Recently I had the privilege of trying these fabulous products by Clishea. My interest was piqued when I found out that this line has Tamanu oil, a favourite of mine. Tamanu oil has many beneficial properties and helps to protect the hair and scalp while promoting growth and length retention. The simple yet stylish packaging was very appealing too. Clishea sells an assortment of hair kits. Each hair kit comes with all the products shown but with one varying key ingredient. From example, there is Tamanu oil in the Tamanu kit shown above, there's also an argan oil kit and an olive oil kit. 
Performance I was a bit skeptical at first because honestly, these products are pretty small compared to others. However, they are very concentrated and only a small amount is needed. The shampoo cleans well without leaving my hair dryer or stripped. The entire line has a relaxing scent. It reminds me of being at the spa. There's a hint of citrus followed by lave…

Mello Hair Care Products

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Mello Hair Care products

     So a few weeks ago I was contacted by a lovely lady who lives here in Canada and asked if I'd like to review her products.  I immediately went on her site and took a look at her products. One glance at the ingredients list and my interest was piqued! All of her products are 100% natural!






The Curl Hydration hair spray is amazing! It has a lovely pepperminty scent and really makes my scalp tingle! It feels like it's opening up my follicles! Peppermint oil is said to be the only oil scientifically proven to promote growth, so I was so happy that it has peppermint oil!  It made my hair feel very moisturized and definitely cleared up my sinuses! 
The Moisture Retention hair butter is more like a thick pomade and is fantastic for sealing in moisture. Especially with the upcoming winter months, I really don't think you can go wrong with this butter! It's so rich and so packed with amazing, all natural and organic ingredients that your hair will feel …

HOW TO STYLE KINKY CURLY YAKI CLIP INS

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My favorite thing about these Kinky Curly Yaki clip ins is the fact that they are so versatile*. They can be colored, washed, and styles in many different ways. I used my clip ins to do wash and go's, twist outs, and a wide assortment of other cute styles and styling techniques.
   The hair is very soft and has snap/comb clips that will keep the clip ins firmly attached to your head. The wefts are not thin and flimsy like others I've seen elsewhere. They are well made and the combs are securely attached. 
I love the fact that I can add a track or two to add a little oomph to my hair and remove them just as easily. To see how I did my twist out using these clip ins, check out my Youtube video below.
3 Quick ways to style your hair with Clip ins  One of the reasons I love my natural hair is the versatility. These clip ins give my styles more length and volume while allowing me to style my hair however I'd like to. To see 3 quick and easy styles I did with my clip ins, see …

KINKY CURLY YAKI CLIP INS

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Kinky Curly Yaki Clip ins     So I've been rocking some clip ins courtesy of  Kinky Curly Yaki* and I must say I love them beyond measure! When I just received them I thought one pack wouldn't have been enough to do my entire big head. Boy was I wrong! One you brush these babies out, you're left with so much volume and beauty! The possibilities are endless with these clip ins!
Coloring my Clip ins I was sent a pack of Afro Kinky Curly Clip ins in the color black. Of course, my hair is colored so there is no way I would get these to look great unless I colored them, which is exactly what I did. How did I do it? Well lucky for you I have a video showing you exactly what I did and I'll be putting that below! I used the following products-
Products used to color- 30 + 10 Vol Developer  Loreal hicolor Highlights in Red and Magenta Color Jamz in Raspberry Kamaza
Products used to style- Camille Rose Naturals Curlmaker Gel  Camille Rose Naturals Curl lo…

PRODUCT REVIEW & TUTORIAL- UP NORTH NATURALS

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Up North Naturals     I recently go the opportunity to try some new products that I had never tried before and I must say I was completely blown away! The brand is Up North Naturals. Not only is this brand owned by a black woman, but it is also based out of Canada! Which means they are more readily available for all Canadian curlies! 
I wanted to try these products on old dry hair to ensure that I put them through a real test, and I must say they did really well. i started with the Clean Curls Cleanser. However when I saw that it had African Black Soap I immediately thought " Nope, this is gonna strip my hair." I've had bad experiences with African Black Soap before, so I decided to first pre-shampoo/pre-poo with their 8-oil Blend. This left my hair feeling so clean, yet not stripped or dry at all! My hair was moisturized and my scalp was clean, I mean what more can you ask for from a shampoo? 
Next, I followed with the TLC Replenishing Conditioner and this is one of nices…

I'M ON YOUTUBE!

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My YouTube Channel After getting quite few requests from persons asking me to start a channel on YouTube I finally gave in. I'd been thinking about it for a while but I would always talk myself out of doing so whenever I considered the cost that goes into getting a camera, lighting and other equipment. I thought I would need to buy an apple computer so I could get I-movie. This was all very off putting because I really don't have that kind of money to spend. 
I decided to try adobe premiere pro software and I must say it is the most difficult software in existence to use if you have no prior experience in the video- editing field. Anyway, it took me about 5 days of watching Youtube tutorials on this software, calling tech support and sleepless nights before I finished editing my second video. The first one I edited with windows movie maker which was pretty easy to use but bug-ridden and would crash all the time. So going forward I hope to master Adobe. 
Also, I've been re…

5 STEPS TO HAVING HEALTHY COLOR TREATED HAIR

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Having recently colored my hair, I've learned that some things I used to do before will no longer be best for my hair. Certain products I used to use, won't be as effective as before. Therefore I've come up with a list of the top 5 things I've learned about my colored hair.

1. To keep hair color vibrant and fresh, I wash my hair with cold water. Pretty much the coldest water I can manage. Brrrrrr. Cold water helps to keep the hair shaft closed which reduces the amount of my color being washed down the drain as well as increasing the smoothness and shine of my hair.

2. It's best to use products specifically designed for color treated hair. First of all, this will prevent your color from being faded too quickly, and secondly, these products are generally designed to help strengthen and protect colored hair which is now in a more weakened stated then before the color application. My favorite color-protecting hair products are the new Shea moisture Superfruit line. I …