Check out their website for more details: TropicalTraditions.com
Tuesday, December 27, 2011
Tuesday, December 20, 2011
If you haven't seen the pictures on the Natural Hair Care website already, breaking news, Bunny got her hair straightened for the very first time!
She hit her goal of having waist length hair and she really wanted to see how it looked straight so I agreed. About two hours later we had these results:
For more on how to straighten natural hair, click here!
Thank you for reading and have a good one!
Saturday, December 17, 2011
The Bunny Hop Giveaway is coming March 1st to 8th and is hosted by Natural-hair-care-info.com. The Bunny Hop was named after my younger sister - “Bunny”, which is her online nickname. I wanted to do something both different and special for her birthday this March.
We were going to do a giveaway where people would have to guess her real name as giveaway entries, which was her idea and she also came up with the name ‘the Rumpelstiltskin Giveaway’. However, she’s still young so decided against that and that’s when this idea was born.
What is a giveaway hop?”
Simple – Each participating blog hosts a giveaway and then we link up together allowing our followers to hop easily from one giveaway to another.
For followers this means lots of chances to win free prizes. Who doesn’t like free prizes?
For blogs hosting a giveaway it means lots of new visitors.
It’s a win-win!
Each participating blog will host their own giveaway. There is no requirement on the minimum or maximum value of your giveaway. It’s up to you to decide. You can give away books, swags, amazon gift cards, hair products, toys, a new truck, or anything else you can think of . Your giveaway can be as simple or as elaborate as you want.
All participating blogs will be linked up through the Bunny Hop Giveaway linky.
As you prepare your giveaway post please remember the following:
1. Include the linky list with all the participating blogs at the end of your post.
2. Please add the Bunny Hop Image to your blog/sites side bar.
If you have questions, please email me: Naturalhaircareinfo at gmail dot com.
The last day to sign up is February 14th, also known as Valentines Day.
Please email me if you have any questions/concerns. The biggest thing I want to accomplish with this hop is that everyone has fun.
Thanks and sign up below! We'd love to have you!
Tuesday, December 13, 2011
Natural hair doll giveaway!
First off I need to thank the amazing Ms. Karen from Natural Beautiful Hair for sponsoring this giveaway!
If you haven’t already, head over to Natural Girls United.Com where this doll and many others are available for purchase, as well as jewelry, accessories, clothing, & more!
Any of these dolls would make a beautiful Christmas gift for a daughter or a niece.
A stocking stuffer, perhaps?
Enter away in the Rafflecopter form below!
One winner will receive this gorgeous Barbie doll!
Friday, December 9, 2011
Sorry I haven't been posting on this blog very much anymore. School and the website have been taking up most of the day.
Anyway, I just wanted to do a quick post on something that happened today.
So, I had a flute recital today and I wore my hair all out and crazy. It was super big because I stretched it twice then brushed it out. It was like a cloud and very fluffy and I thought it looked pretty cute.
Anyway, so my friends and I were all back stage when Yudari goes, "Girl, you have so much hair!"
Then Darshell says, "I love your hair. It's so pretty!"
I was so excited about the night and the fact that everyone loved my hair was not helping my humility, then I notice that my non-friend keeps giving me this looks every few seconds.
And if that wasn't enough, she had the nerve to ask me, "Did you get caught in the rain?".
Wednesday, November 30, 2011
The winter wonderland giveaway is finally here!
First off I wanna thank my amazing sponsors, Curlformers for partnering with us for this event!
This is my very first Winter Wonder Land Giveaway and I really hope you all enjoy these events as much as I’m sure all the bloggers are to host them.
Sunday, November 27, 2011
First off I would like to thank Tropical Traditions.com for offering me the opportunity to host a giveaway of their amazing product!
I got to review their product and I used it as a conditioner, moisturizer, and even a heat protector! Each time it went above and beyond my expectations. Read the whole review here I write on using coconut oil for hair: click here.
It’s all natural and it WORKS! What are you waiting for? Enter below!
One lucky winner will one 32 ounce glass jar of Extra Virgin Cocoanut Oil as pictured above
Friday, November 25, 2011
I hope your Thanksgiving was an awesome one filled with lots of blessings and family and laughter. And for all of you black Friday shoppers out there, I hope you found everything you were looking for and had fun!
I haven't been posting too much lately so today (tonight actually) I just wanted to do a quick one on my little sisters natural hair growth.
Check out how much fuller her braided Mohawk is!
Her hair was a little bit past arm pit length here
And now her hair is just grazing waist length
I think people assume that she's always had nice hair because she's always been natural, when that's not the case at all. She used to hate hair time because I sucked at detangling (Yes, I'm ashamed about that now but it's true) and I greased her hair and brushed her edges with rough brushes and ripped ponytails in and out of her hair...
Yes, it's a miracle that she's still alive.
One day I was doing her hair and she was mad because I was probably hurting her and I thought, why does hair time have to hurt? After that I started caring for her hair very gently and within a month I noticed new growth! The next few weeks I learned how to twist and cornrow her hair (I hadn't discovered hair blogs and youtube yet so it was a very slow process!)
I learned a lot in that 4/5 months. It was around Christmas when I discovered the internet and found CurlyNikki.com. I thought, I could do that... And the rest is history.
Just a reminder to you ladies out there that it's never too late to grow your natural hair long, strong, healthy, and HUGE! :) Have a wonderful evening!
Sunday, November 20, 2011
I tried to make a video on how I straighten my hair and it was an epic fail thanks to my little sister!
WARNING! This is us, unedited and uncut!
Friday, November 18, 2011
Anyone up for a Something About Silver giveaway?
Thank you Something About Silver.com for giving me the opportunity to do this giveaway! Check out their website here. (Don't worry, it opens to another tab so you can still jump back and enter!).
I just finished writing a review for this company - click here for that - and now it's time to host a giveaway! One winner will win a $40 gift certificate.
And whether you win the "Grand prize" or not, you can still use the code natural-hair-care to get 10% off you purchase. Code valid only from today through to three days after the giveaway is over.
Remember the name: Something About Silver! I know usually only write reviews on hair care products and hair jewelry and such, but today I am very excited to write about a company that makes custom jewelry. Each piece is both handmade the way YOU like it!
Exciting news! Use the code natural-hair-care for ten perfect off your purchase from now until November 23rd,2011. AND!!!! I will be hosting a giveaway of a $40.00 gift certificate to one of you lucky readers! Giveaway is from 11/19 through to 11/26th!
Specializing in custom hand stamped jewelry. We offer a wide selection of keepsake necklaces that are certain to be the perfect gift or will become your most cherished piece of jewelry.
If you don't see something you like, please just email us as we are happy to work with you to create a piece that is just perfect for you.
All of our jewelry is fabricated by hand in our studio located near the sunny beaches of Clearwater, Florida.
What It Is:
A jewel company that makes some of the most unique, beautiful, one-of-a-kind bracelets, necklaces, rings, and more!
Who It's For:
Moms, dads, grandparents, and kids! They have a very wide selection of his and her bracelets, rings, and necklaces to choose from!
Psst! Although there are endless choices, I manged to pick my very favorite quotes that you can have stamped into your jewelry piece!
Will you marry me again?
Because I love you...
Grow old with me
My whole heart for my whole life
They have a wide selection of colors to pick from!
Depends on the selected piece
I wanna thank SomethingAboutSilver.com for picking me to do this review. I LOVE this website! Above all, I have to point out the level of patience, corporation, and care that they showed towards me while we figured the details of this review out.
There are some things I just won’t buy because the people who make it are so rude or difficult, so I love that Something About Silver only has some of the most pleasant people I’ve ever had the opportunity of working with.
They have my full recommendation and I give them ten thumbs up. The necklace they sent is so beautiful. Be sure to check out the website here and let them know that NHCI sent you: SomethingAboutSilver.com
Thursday, November 17, 2011
I was going to post the latest hairstyle today but I got this letter last night I wanna share this instead.
I admire the fact that you've taken it upon yourself to care for your little sisters hair - it's very impressive - but I think you need help with the mental aspect of being born AA.
By making 'Bunny' sit still for two hours so you can plait her hair down and do those fancy little designs is ridiculous! You talk about about how beautiful natural/nappy hair can be, yet you never let her wear it out! What kind of message does that send?
I think all black people have brainwashed them self into thinking that the children don't mind. They do mind, you've just braided washed them so they don't know anything else.
Stop trying to make her look white and let her express herself!!! That's all I'm saying about the matter. Thanks for nothing. - Anonymous
I never thought about it that way at all to quite honest. I braid Bunny's hair so when we get up for school or she goes to the music school or she's heading to the gym or whatever, we don't have to spend extra time doing something with her hair.
(I don't think anyone in my family has ever been early for anything in our life's so adding hair time BEFORE we went somewhere would be suicide.)
And yes, she does prefer to wear it out 24/7, but she also wants to grow it long and she doesn't retain length without protective styles.
Monday, November 14, 2011
I was asked by J.G. to do a hair style for a medium curly hair length little girl with lots and lots of shrinkage!
Despite what I originally thought, all that was no problem at all! Here’s the hairstyle that I came up! Enjoy :D
Because this hair style was going to be extremely difficult to explain, I made a how to video for this hair style instead. Hopefully it’ll all make sense! It’s right below this, enjoy!
WAIT! Before you watch this movie, let it be known by all that I never realized that I man handled my little sisters head like that. She's never mentioned it and it never really accurded to me...*ashamed*
For braiding the hair you’ll need:
More Pictures :D
I will help Bunny maintain this cornrow design by wrapping her hair at night, moisturizing the ends of the braids every morning, and misting the cornrows with a little curl fresher every other day. And that's it!
I really, REALLY hope you love this style J.G. And don't forget, I have to braid Bunny's hair every week or so anyway, so it might as well be something that you want to see! Click here to request a special hair style!
Saturday, November 12, 2011
The very first thing people say/notice/think about Bunny and me is that there is no way that we could be sisters because we look very different.
I think it's pretty sad that people don't realize that being black means you can be any color from alabaster to ebony and any color in between. I've always thought as black/African-american as being a race, and not so much a color.
The fact of the matter is that we are biological siblings.
She looks more like our mom - who is dark.
While I look more like my dad - who's fair.
Our noses are different, our mouths, our hair types, our personalities, everything.
I don't know that many sisters that actually look alike and even fewer who act alike. And if they do like the same things they ain't sharing it.
We're very different and that's a good thing, because individuality is something to be celebrated and cherished. A world filled with just me or just you would be a very strange in indeed.
"A Sister is God's way of proving He doesn't want us to walk alone."
Thursday, November 10, 2011
Welcome all new followers and thanks everyone for all the love and support. It's all really humbling and appreciated <3
Tuesday, November 8, 2011
And you may have already seen this one on our Facebook page, but here's Bunny:
And I will be doing my hair either tomorrow or the day after so be on the look out for that :) Thanks for reading and have a great night!
Monday, November 7, 2011
1.) Favorite toy?
2.) Favorite animal?
3.) Favorite game to play?
-The Justin Bieber Game
4.) Favorite snack?
5.) What makes you happy?
6.) Favorite TV Show/ Movie?
7.) If you could choose a new name for yourself what would it be?
8.) Favorite Book?
-Green eggs and ham
9.) Favorite hairstyle?
10.) Favorite thing to do?
-Look at my Justin Bieber posters
And I would like to invite the following folks:
Childrens Hair Beauty
Curly Girl Braids & More
Girly & Curly
All Things Cute & Girly
Curly Hair is Beautiful
Make sure to thank the person who invited you, and make sure to choose 6 more friends.
Friday, November 4, 2011
For more: click here!
Thanks for reading and have a wonderful, amazing, bombing weekend :)
Natural hair is very versatile :)
More posts coming very soon!
Monday, October 31, 2011
I'm very excited to announce that Bunny and I are participating in the Winter Wonder Land Giveaway Event.
For those of you that don't know, it's a special week where some of the coolest blogs ever all link together so you can hop from blog to blog and enter our giveaways! Cool, huh?
We were contacted by a very special company today wanting to sponsor us for the event and these people are so amazing! We are so happy that one of you is going to take home this very awesome prize!
Stay tuned and have a super safe and super fun Halloween!
Saturday, October 29, 2011
Friday, October 28, 2011
Sorry that I haven't been doing as much posting as I used to do. It's getting harder to juggle a website, giveaways, a Facebook page, a YouTube channel, product reviews, reading emails, comments, this blog, and such.
By no means am I complaining (you should see how organized I am now!), I love doing this but just wanted to get that out there because some people have been asking about that.
Enough of that, on to the hair 'do!
The style took me about two and a half hours and I plan on switching it up a bit. After a few days, I will remove the Bantu knots for a braided mohawk look, then (once the hair starts to get tangled up because I know it will) I will do one Dutch with the loose hair, then who knows after that?
For the complete instructions, check out this post on the website: right here.
Thank you for reading and have a beautiful and safe Halloween from Bunny and me!
Monday, October 24, 2011
Sunday, October 23, 2011
Because natural hair is so big, a great way make it lie down a bit and define your curls is to do a twist out.
One of my favorite things about this hairstyle is that Bunny actually did most of the work! She helped with all the twists that she could reach and she took them out the next for a twist out all by herself!
Pretty cool, huh?
For braiding & twisting the hair you’ll need:
- Rat tail comb
- Wide tooth comb
- Hair moisturizer
- Hair clips to section hair
- Rubber bands
To begin, I made a thin part in the front of her hair, about two and half inches thick. After that, I made simple cornrows going straight back. Once I ran out of room to cornrow, I added a pink rubber band soaked in coconut oil.
If you look at the bottom of her twist out, you can see that some of her ends look like a rope twist out while others look a little frizzy. I'm not too worried about that because I know she'll get better with time!
Yet many people say that natural hair isn't versatile. Strange, huh? Well, I beg to differ. Four styles in one week with the same front cornrows.
Saturday, October 22, 2011
Plus, Bunny makes an announcement!
P.S. the announcement is that Bunny and our younger brother are going to start making little comedies every week for you all! First one goes life on Monday, please stay tuned for that!
Thursday, October 20, 2011
Today is a very big day for my little sister because for the first time ever, she did her own hair! I had to do the twists in the very back, but she definitely did most of the style herself :D
It took her a good three hours to two strand twist the back (I’d done cornrows in the front about two weeks earlier) but she stuck with it the whole time with no complaining!
For twisting the hair you’ll need:
- Denman Brush
- Wide tooth comb
- Hair moisturizer
- Hair clips to section hair
It’s super easy to two strand twist hair. All you have to do is twist one strand around the other one. Once you’ve mastered this hairstyle, you can move onto twist outs, rope twists, and three strand twists!
The coolest part about rope twists is that the twist outs coming out looking like a braid out on locks! It’s pretty cool.
And the coolest thing about three strand twists is that the twist outs come out with a much wider curl pattern than other twist outs.
Man, as I look at these pictures I realize that her hair has really been growing! LOL no wonder it's been taking longer than usual to style it!
Thanks for readin'!