Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Rapunzel....who does your hair?





As a young girl I had mixed feelings about my hair but one thing was certain...I hated how my mother styled it! lol Being a natural problem solver, I took on the responsibility of my hair care at 9.

Fast forward many years and 2 kids (girls) later, I've found products and methods that have aided in both me and my daughters hair growth. Check out this video showcasing the below products and methods to achieve these looks HERE

Important things to note:
*Heredity
* Hair reduction
*Curl pattern
*Density
*Hair texture

Important things to consider:
*Protective styles
*Hair breakage due to brushing/combing straightening
*Hair damage by over blow drying
*Product usage damaging hair

Things to help:
*Saturate hair with generic conditioner and detangle
*Shampoo in sections
*Braid hair and let air dry
*Be patient
*Be consistent


Some Great Products
*Dudley's The Shampoo, moisturizing shampoo and conditioner
*Dudley's creme press
*Dudley's setting lotion
*Generic conditioner
*Redkin Anti snap
*Design Essentials natural care line


When straightening my hair and my girls I only pass once with the flat iron. This helped to avoid scorching of the hair and split ends. One slow controlled pass should get most hair types pretty straight.

Do you have any hair tricks or products you'd like to share? We'd love to hear them!

30 comments:

  1. How can I get my hair like yours in the photo?? Is it possible for my hair type?

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  2. Absolutely KP! It's very simple. Shampoo and condition as usual then I apply a leave in conditioner. I then section the hair in cornrows and twist straight back while apply a twist and lock gel. Jamaican mango and lime is my favorite right now. You can use organic root stimulator but for me it can be a little flaky at times. finish your head like queen latifah in set it out and let it dry completely. I use a home dryer to speed up the process or a diffuser on my blow dryer while undoing the twist. Make sure you twist tightly of course and tada! Your done! Your hair would be beautiful like this!

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    1. What kind of flat iron is being used?

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  3. I used to do it when I had a relaxer, but I'm not sure how it would look with my natural hair. I guess I'll see! Will try this weekend.

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  4. Also, I don't have that much hair anymore. It's gotten short. I think...

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  5. Oh nooo! It will work better with natural hair actually! I need to come out there. As soon as I get back in town I'm making a trip to see about your hair!

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  6. I enjoyed your post. I took over my haircare really young also. I thought Vaseline And water solved all my hair woes. I have shiny, greasy hair but my curl was ON! Mom was not happy LOL Great pics!

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  7. This treatment depilação can cover larger areas of the body in less time and give impressive results for those who have been a patient of unwanted hair for a longer period.

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  8. what kind of flat irons do you use?

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  9. Anonymous I use a FHI flat iron Runway edition

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  10. what was temperature setting of your flat iron and blow dryer?

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  11. hi...okay so ive always been natural.but i used the blow dryer on high heat when i was young and due to that i had some some serious hair damage but ive done protetive hairstyles and my hair is coming back to life..my question though is how can i maintain healthy hair and make it grow???please help!!!

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  12. my hair is completely natural but i have been wearing sew-ins for about 2 years. i am scared that i will have to cut it all off and start over due to the lack of attention i have paid it.How can i save it ?

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    1. Sew-Ins can be considered a protective hair style (your hair is braided underneith). However,you need to make sure to deep condition and moisturize.

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  13. i love the way you have done this. I saw your video on youtube and was wondering if you could do a step by step video. Id really like to try this. Im from england so i only use relaxer, never done it any other way.

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  14. Your daughters hair looks so shiny and healthy any tips for my 4c hair type to get the same affect?

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  15. how do you know what type of hair you have??

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  16. Hi Nicole,
    Love your video on how to properly straighten natural hair on youtube. My question might seem stupid but I am here in Europe on work assignment and I am about to order the Dudly products from amazon. Can you tell me the exact name of the Dudley setting lotion and the Dudley creme? There appear to be several kinds on amazon.co.uk. Thank you so much. This will help me avoid wasting money buying the wrong prodct.

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  17. What product do you use when straightening your hair? Also what is your opinion on Keratin treatments

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  18. Hi!! Im from Puerto Rico...been said that!! we have all kinds of hair ..mine is wavy cause i use to relaxed it all the time..even colored hair can use this trick?? i mean the setting lotion and the flat iron technique or it will change my hair color?? thanks for everything!! btw gorgeous hair!!

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  19. what is the best leave in conditioner?

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  20. I just want to make sure that I understand, after I wash my daughter's hair, and blow dry it to 60%, I spray the Dudley's Fantastic Body Setting Lotion on it, and apply the creme press and then straighten her hair with the straightening comb?

    I have a flat iron too, but her edges are very short and I will need a comb to catch the edges.

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  21. where are you located i need a stylist

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  22. I don't know what my hair needs! I have tried almost all the 4b 4c and 4Z BRIOL PAD PRODUCTS! my hair simply refuses to become soft. Today I went and tried something new Loreal paris advanced hair care *smooth intense polishing conditioner and I found that it actually works my hair immediately became soft and ease to detangle in the shower. Then I followed Simplyuniques blow drying method. Treseame heat taming and blow dryed my hair... when I tell you im heated!! And disappointed! My hair didnt even straighten..it did a bit but it still looks as it dos when its not blow dryed. Help! Grapeseed oil does not soften, olive oil does not soften, shae butter does not soften cowashing regularly does not soften nor does it define my curl patern..I have purchase so much product I am this close to going back to the salon and saying Relax me! Please help! Do you think I should try the listed products im so tired of wasting my money.

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    1. How are you trying to wear your hair? My daughter has 4C hair and I've had a hard time managing it due to time and freedom constraints with my other young children, chores, job, husband, etc.

      I've decided to "heat train" her hair to make it more manageable. I've just started so I'm not sure if it actually works for her or not, but others say the texture changes a bit over time and becomes more manageable with less shrinkage. I just bought some Liquid Keratin to use with this process. It's a spray on keratin treatment without any lye, thio, or formaldehyde.

      You wash with a clarifying shampoo, spray on treatment, then blow dry 100%, then flat iron at high heat to set the solution. You wash your hair 2 days later to release the solution and repeat the wash, blow dry and flat iron process but you condition and use a leave-in conditioner also the 2nd time around.

      The smoothing effect lasts about 4 weeks. It's not permanent. Users say their hair is softer and easier to manage in between treatments and their curl is not lost, only smoothed a bit with less frizz.

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  23. Hello what kind of flat iron are you using ma'am?

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  24. Hello Nicole I would like to know step by step process to get the hair as in the video with the names of products, time ... And I wonder what stores you buy your products?

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