3 Ingredient Pre Poo For Natural Hair

Hey Passionista! 

I don’t know about yall but I don’t see the point in buying a pre-poo product. Don’t get me wrong, it is important to pre-poo your natural hair before washing, especially with transitioning from certain hair styles. But I’m personally not going to buy it when I can mix it up in my kitchen with 3 simple ingredients.  

Using 1 Aloe Vera Leaf, Coconut Oil, and Aloe Water I mix up my favorite pre poo for Queenie P in minutes. Applying a pre poo to your hair helps reduce hair loss, making the detangling process easy-peasy. Now we all know that some protective hairstyles cause your hair to tangle up something serious during the take down stages. Whenever I do a flex rod or perm rod set and let it get 5 to 7 days old, my curls start to matte together and intertwine with each other. Going straight to shampooing Queenie P at that state would be a nightmare. My favorite thing about pre-poo is that it helps retain your natural moisture and shine through the detangling and washing process. 

Today, I am going to briefly show you how I make my 3 ingredients pre poo, and apply it to Queenie P before I get ready to wash her. 

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How to make pre poo: 

Step 1: Shave and cut 1 Aloe Vera Leaf.

Step 2: Mix 1 part coconut oil and 1 part Aloe Water.

Step 3: Add all ingredients to a blender, and blend.

Step 4: Stain the mixture into a bowl or bottle to apply to hair.

If you don’t use all of your pre poo in one settling, I suggest refrigerating what’s left for up to 1 week.

Make It Classy Shampoo Bar First Impressions

Hey Passionista! 

Okay so, I’ve never tried a shampoo bar before receiving this product. Honestly, I thought shampoo bars were more of a “white girl thing”. But now my opinions have changed. I’m glad I got the opportunity to try it and discover something new that Queenie P loves. 

If you are new here, Queenie P. is my hair. She has her own personality. Sometimes we are the best of friends and other times she likes to piss me off and make me cry. 

I recently received the newest products from Make It Classy in a PR package and I was excited to try the plant based Sassy Sloane Shampoo Bars. It’s rare that I come across a product I’ve not tried before. So when I get my hands on something new I’m excited to try it at least once.

My First Impression 

I’m going to be honest, when I first received the product I was like, “oh, this ain’t going to work for me.” But so far I’ve used it 3 times to wash my hair. Paired with the right conditioner, it’s become one of my favorite shampoos to use on wash day. I love the ease and convenience of having a hand held shampoo bar to prevent spilling shampoo and slipping in the shower. You don’t know how many times I’ve bust my ass in the shower just trying to clean Queenie P. The label does warn you about getting the product in your eye, but I’m thinking it’s a plant based product… it can’t do too much damage. Oh baby! I was sadly mistaken. Using the product for the first time I messed around and got some product in my eye while shampooing and it was awful. The hair wash experience was downhill from there. I was annoyed and didn’t plan on ever using the shampoo bar again. But Queenie P has other plans…

Queenie P’s Reaction 

There was a softer than normal feel about my curls after washing and conditioning. Without too much hassle the shampoo bar lathers really well. I’ve been pairing the shampoo bar with my Aussie Conditioner because I’ve mainly been doing wash n go styles. Amazingly, Quenie P responded well to the plant based shampoo bar. I worried about whether my scalp would really get clean by using a shampoo bar. Honestly, my scalp feels more clean when I use the shampoo bar over regular shampoo. With the bar I am able to apply the shampoo to lather directly on my scalp. 

Final Thoughts

Now, I have to come up with a in shower hair wash method to make sure I never get this product in my eyes again. I think I’m hooked on shampoo bars now. I need the shampoo bars to come with a little storage accessory. Some type of tin or container to store the bar in when it is not being used. 

More Details about the Sassy Sloane Shampoo Bar

How to use

Rub the wet bar directly onto wet hair to create lather. Rinse as usual. 

Ingredients

Sustainable palm oil, coconut oil, olive oil, fruit oil, Sodium Hydroxide, Tea Tree Essential Oil, Peppermint Essential Oil, cocoa powder.                            

Caution

Keep product out of eyes/mouth. Not approved by the FDA. If scalp or skin irritation occurs, stop using immediately. 

Thank you Make It Classy for giving me the Sassy Sloane Shampoo Bar

Shop for your plant based beauty products at  MakeItClassyDIY.com, use code KHADIJAH for free shipping on your complete order, anytime.

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Grove Collaborative Unboxing | Cleaning Product Haul

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I remember waking up on Saturday mornings to the fresh scent of Pine Sol and Bleach with some ol’ skool jams playing softly as my parents indulged in the weekly cleaning routine. I used to try to stay in bed and play sleep as long as I could before my mom would burst into my room, listing out all the chores I had to get done around the house before I could go anywhere or do anything. 

Well, times have changed but not too much. I still have my weekly cleaning routine, it’s just not on Saturday morning. I’m a night owl. So, I prefer to get my cleaning done on Thursday or Friday night. Saturday mornings are meant for sleeping in (and that’s on Mary had a little lamb). These days I am a bit more environmentally conscious when it comes to household cleaning. Which is why I am so glad I discovered Grove Collaborative

Grove Collaborative delivers eco friendly home essentials to your front door. Today I’m sharing my second cleaning product box from the Grove Collaborative online site. 

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Items I received in my 2nd Grove Collaborative Box 

Essential Cleanser Concentrates Set (Refill) Orange & Rosemary

Daily Shower Cleaner Concentrates Refills Lavender & Thyme 

Reusable Cleaning Glass Spray Bottle – Twist & Slide (Sparkling Orange)

Reusable Cleaning Glass Spray Bottle- Twist & Slide (Polished Gray)

Gifted By Grove Co.:

Rooted Beauty- Sensitive Skin Facial Cleanser

Get a FREE gift set with your first order from Grove.

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Spring Product Purge

Heyyy Passionista! 

It’s time to clean out all these storage bins of old products and get rid of old and expired products. 

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This is not a sponsored video. All opinions are my own. 

Easy Charcuterie Board For Two

Heyyy Passionista! 

It’s officially picnic season! (WE OUTSIDE !!!!!!) 

Lately, I’ve been obsessed with charcuterie boards. I thought it would be cute to create an easy charcuterie board for a nice sunny picnic. 

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This is not a sponsored video. All opinions are my own. 

First Time Attending The Pinner’s Conference in Atlanta GA

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I’m a crafty girl that loves a good DIY project. About 2 weeks ago, I attended the Pinner’s Conference in Atlanta, GA with my craft bestie, Bianca. This was my first time ever attending but Bianca has been several times and has even instructed a class for the conference. She’s pretty lit in this crafting world. 

The conference is a 2-day event but we purchased a one day pass to take 2 classes. So, we spent all day Friday crafting and shopping. 

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First Time Attending The Pinner’s Conference in Atlanta GA

Hey Passionista! 

I’m a crafty girl that loves a good DIY project. About 2 weeks ago, I attended the Pinner’s Conference in Atlanta, GA with my craft bestie, Bianca. This was my first time ever attending but Bianca has been several times and has even instructed a class for the conference. She’s pretty lit in this crafting world. 

The conference is a 2-day event but we purchased a one day pass to take 2 classes. So, we spent all day Friday crafting and shopping. 

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GRWM: Protective Hair Style

Hey Passionista! 

Have you ever wanted to rock an old hairstyle from your childhood? I got the bright idea to recreate a go to hairstyle my mother used to always do to my hair back in the day. I can’t believe just how timeless some hairstyles are. 

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Products Used: 

Let’s Jam! Shining and Conditioning Hair Gel https://amzn.to/3dnHKO2

Mixed Chicks Hair Four Days Hair Volumizer https://amzn.to/3x6t5hS

Bobby  Pins 

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How To Achieve Luscious Curls On Dirty Hair

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Quarantine has gotten me all out of motivation when wash day comes around. I used to look forward to wash day. Now, it’s like I dread it. Pre-Quarantine I could not go 2 weeks without washing my hair and now I push it 3 weeks sometimes. But no matter if I wash my hair or not I still want the look and feel of luscious curls. 

Every curly girl knows, the dirtier the hair the better the curls look!!!!

For those of you who are kinda like me when it comes to wash day, I’m going to put you on to how I achieve luscious curls on dirty hair (2 to 3 weeks old). Since I discovered this hack, it’s become my go to. 

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First thing first you’ll need a spray bottle. I suggest using some sort of curl cream, oil and gel when doing this style on dirty hair. I used Kurlee Belle Tropical Oil Blends, Design Essentials Almond & Avocado Pre-Styling Whip, and Curls Goddess Curls Botanical Gelle

I’ll be honest, bantu knots do not always work on my hair. I can rock the knots as a style for a day or two, but when it comes to taking them down … my curls are wildly all over the place. Until one day I tried bantu knots on my hair because I didn’t want to wash it. I was amazed by the results. I was able to hold on to my curls looking and feeling luscious for about 3 more days. 

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Why I want to be a part of #SephoraSquad

Hey Passionista!

The time has come back around, I’m knocking on opportunities door and applying for the 2021 #SephoraSquad. This will be my 3rd year applying and I am confident that this year will be different. It actually always has been. Let me share with you all the details, first!

What is #SephoraSquad?

#SephoraSquad is a unique blend of influencers, bloggers, and beauty lovers with a diverse range of followers, point of views, and interest. By being a part of the #SephoraSquad you are granted a yearlong paid partnership with Sephora and work on a variety of campaigns and marketing initiatives throughout the year.

Why I want to be a part of #SephoraSquad?

This opportunity will create more original content and grow my niche following. As well as allow me to network and contact with other influencers and industry contacts that can be beneficial throughout my blogging journey. It’s has also been a dream of mine to work with major brands that I use everyday as a content creator sharing my honest and humble experience with their services and products.

How can you help?

I’d appreciate it, if you could vouch for me by leaving a testimonial on my behalf to Sephora. This will help them understand the impact I have on my audience. Tell them why you follow me and if my content has inspire you to try something different or new in your skincare or haircare journey.

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