Thursday, May 7, 2009
Ok so last week I took the Mega Bus from DC to NYC for the day to attend IBS which is a Beauty Show… I think IBS must have been like the biggest one on the west coast at some point… the bus ride was cool I slept most of the way so maybe that helped. My salon owner had a free ticket waiting for me once I got there so I saved $85 off the break… Went inside the show which seemed like a sea of products and master stylist (I am sure they all were not master stylist some just master salespeople)… There was everything from wigs to foot scrubbers… Must have been 25 makeup companies (no major ones that you would know of)… I saw a rack of flat irons, brushes, blow dryers, etc… Products to make your hair curly like Miss Jessie’s and stuff to make your weave last 3 months… Beautiful I was overwhelmed with all the foolishness around me… Lucky me I have been to many hair shows so I am quickly able to separate the necessary from the useless… I bought a new blow dryer from RUSK and let me tell you I have been burning folks all week… The new blowtorch is not to be denied she gets super hot and I love it… I also purchased some makeup that I didn’t need at all… My biggest find was Moroccan Hair Oil… I love this stuff it smells amazing and not to mention it is weightless… Use as much as you want and it will not weigh the hair down… So now the Moroccan Oil is my new best friend… Simply apply a dime sized amount to damp hair and proceed with styling as usual… Trust me you are going to LOVE this one seriously… I often use a little more when I am about to curl and a drop when I am done… Now you see I have used a lot and I still get movement and shine but not that wet shine. Moroccan Oil gives you a natural healthy shine and she smells AMAZING!!!!!! GO GET IT NOW!!!!!
Wednesday, May 6, 2009
Ok my beautiful people… I know I know… ya boy has been missing in action honey… yeah my schedule is wack, therefore I must do what I gotta do… Last month I did receive 2 emails with QUESTIONS for me…. You guys just don’t know how happy that made me feel… I guess you say “well if you were so excited what the heck took you so long to respond”… told you I been really working my fingers off… but it’s a good thing cause I love what I do and with every experience I get better… So anyways I received and email from a beautiful gal Miss. DE… she says that she has naturally curly hair and she wanted to know how to showcase the natural curl and for hair to not look dry once the water dries out… OK so here is the deal you have a little process that you need to go through in order to maximize the curl pattern. 1. Shampoo with a moisturizing and conditioning shampoo… This will leave the hair hydrated and help to bring out the natural curl… 2. Apply a generous amount of conditioner… Design Essentials Stimulations would be nice… I am not a big Design Essentials fan but I like this conditioner… Comb the conditioner with a wide tooth comb or a Denman Brush… 3. Rinse very well with cool water… HERE IS THE ANSWER TO YOUR QUESTION: finally you should apply a heavy leave in agent that will sculpt and define the curl and prevent the hair from swelling and frizzing up… Cantu Leave In is good and so is Miss Jessie’s “Curly Pudding”… The “Curly Pudding” comes in 3 sizes and she work VERY WELL… you will need to work lots of the product in but it works well… Saturate the hair with either product and brush it with your Denman then pick it out a little with your wide tooth comb the be on your way… Let me know how it works out…
SECOND QUESTION… Miss TL wanted to know if it is good to go to the Dominican Salon to get your hair done… OK so here is the deal… Let me first say their pressouts are on 1000…. They are not intimidated by texture like many black stylist and they get you T Bone straight… If a texture is too course many of us (black stylist) run to the relaxer rather than struggling to do a blow out... thanks to my big sister who’s hair is VERY course I have a lot of experience with the best of them… not to mention that I work in a salon where 50% of the clients have natural hair… so I can do a blow out blindfolded… To get to the point yes the Dominicans are good I think I said that… and yes their process can damage your hair… but just like anything there are some good ones who know something about maintaining healthy hair… not many but a few… the thing with a pressout is that you MUST be sure that you are conditioning the hair VERY WELL!!!!! I would suggest a deep conditioner prior to the service and again when you shampoo… Be sure that you have your thermal protect spray leave in…. CHI has some great products for protection (trust me the Dominicans aint using that (and its cheap))… Finally let me say that every black stylist aint doing no amazing pressout either so you really have to look around… let me know where you are maybe I know someone… good luck finding a professional who can help you maintain your tresses… look me up when you come to DC!!!