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.
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.
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.
The best thing about being a creative is having friends who are creative as well. I love to get together with friends to create something dope and outside of the box. I’ve been wanting to do a Balloon Wall for some time now, so I thought Christmas would be the best time. So I hooked up with my DIY bestie to create one. Take a look!
Blogmas Update/ Check In:
Y’all I can’t seem to keep up. Putting together content for Blogmas is a lot and the days are flying by. But I hope you are enjoying my content. I will continue to put my best efforts forward to share new content everyday until Christmas. Then I’m going on a much needed break until after the New Year. Send me some encouragement, please. I need it!
I am also looking on Youtube, Instagram and Pinterest for crafty creative stuff. A few days ago I came across a Dollar Tree project that I couldn’t help but try myself. Watch as I create a DIY Hot Chocolate Bar.
I truly love the cheer and joy that the holiday season brings. It’s not all about gifts and giving, it’s something about the energy that the holiday season brings into my life each and every year filling my heart with a smile. So, I want to kickoff my blogmas journey this year with affirmations.
I read a post on Pinterest that said, “A beautiful day starts with a beautiful mindset”. I must be honest and admit that I’m not the most positive person first thing in the mornings. But I am trying to improve. One thing that really has helped me shift my way of thinking is affirmations and manifestation.
I found this DIY Advent Calendar at Hobby Lobby and came up with the bright idea to create a I Am Affirmation Advent Calendar for the holidays. Each section of the advent calendar will be filled with mints or chocolate and a I Am Affirmation. So every morning, I can wake up to a harmless piece of candy (lol) and a positive affirmation to set the tone for the day. So, follow me on Instagram and watch my stories to see what’s in store for each day.
Today’s “I am” Affirmation…
Before you go, tell me your favorite christmas memory.
So I’m bored in the house and I’m in the house bored. I’m such a busy body that I can’t stay still. Doing nothing really bothers me. Sunday was wash day and I decided to do something special to my hair.
Thanks to a few YouTube videos I was able to figure out how to master installing Passion Twist to my natural hair. Honestly it started off complicated, then got easier as I figured out what the hell I was doing. But if I can do these to my on head- SO CAN YOU SIS!!!!!
I don’t know if I would call this a tutorial or just a video of me doing my own passion twist (I’m no professional by far) but check my video.
Products I used:
5 packs of X-pressions Passion Twist Hair ($5.99 each)
Dark n Lovely Jam
Carol’s Daughter Mimosa Hair Honey
Now that I have installed my own passion twist you not gonna be able to tell me anything. I spent less then $40 to and 4 hours to achieve this look. This is be my new go to style when I know I’m not going to want to do my hair for a couple of weeks.
Today I’m going to show you how to create your own at home spa experience by creating a facial steamer with household items.
What you’ll need:
Essential Oils of your choice
Stainless steel or glass mixing bowl
Step 1: Boil a large pot of water and pour it into the mixing bowl. Fill the bowl half way up.
Step 2: Add a few drops of essential oils.
Step 3: Face your face over the the steaming bowl and place the towel over your head. Be sure to cover your head and the bowl entirely.
If you want to be fancy, you can add citrus peels or organic dried flowers to your hot water when steaming you face. Just keep in mind, whatever is in your water is going into you pores. I would not suggest using flower from a store. Organic things only!!!!!
Also, you can steam your face with or without a face mask. I like to something steam my face before cleansing to really open my pores. But either way is affective.
I hope you are able to try this DIY project and it bring you some joy.
Listen, quarantine life is bored. Even as a work from home entrepreneur, I am bored out of my mind. I like to be on the go. This is day 6 of me being in house. With all the madness going on right now, my work load is light. So, I have a lot of time on my hands. To occupy my time I thought I’d try a Youtube tutorial.
Blankets are one my favorite things. I have a collection of throw blankets and quilts. So I thought it would be fun to make a blanket to cuddle with during all this madness.
I found some chucky yarn in my craft stuff so I decided to try to hand knit a blanket. I watched a YouTube video to get me started (click here). Once I got the hang of the technique, I sat back and watched a few episodes of All American on Netflix to relax while I knit. I wish I could do a DIY/ How to blog for y’all but it’s a little to complicated to explain. If you’re interested in making your own hand knitted blanket, just watch the video I linked above.
For this project I used 3 bundles on Roving Yard that were 78 yards each. I randomly found this this yarn on sale for $5 (regularly priced $16.88) a bundle at Walmart. The label said it was great for arm knitting or crochet projects. I think I just bought it cause I’m a collector of craft junk and thought that I’d use it for something one day. And look, I did!