BLUE IVY SLAYED | VMAS 2016

 

Although I didn't watch the VMAs, I certainly caught all the highlights this morning.  Queen B slayed as usual, I lived for the dancehall portion of Rihanna's performance and Teyanna Taylor literally has me running to the gym after work.  When I saw photos of Beyonce on the red carpet with Blue Ivy, I though she looked adorable in her champagne gown and little braids.  

I was a little surprised to hear that people were upset that Blue had extensions.  I say to those people,

"Why you mad?"

"Is she your child?"

"Did you give birth her?"

"When will you let the baby breathe?"

"Why are you so invested in how her momma choose to style her hair?"

North West literally had the same hairstyle, with extensions, months ago and not a negative word was spoken.  So from now on, just leave Blue Ivy alone.  Let the toddler rest.  Allow her momma to take care of her hair as she pleases.  Keep your negative comments about other people's children to yourself.  

RAVES AND RANTS | PAMELA WIG BY SUPREME

RAVE: Y'all, this wig right here, this wig right HERE, is pretty amazing!  I know that for our American and European Afrocurlitans, the Summer is coming to a close but if you are looking for the perfect hair style for that last beach trip or all white party or Labor Day party/bbq, then look no further than Ms. Pam.  Ms. Pam is perfect for all beach/Summer holiday related activities. 

 So if you are interested in purchasing Ms. Pam, watch our Youtube unboxing/review below and order this wig today! 

 

**This is not a sponsored post.  We were not paid for this post and we paid for all the items featured in this post.**

GROW YOUR EDGES OUT IN NO TIME!

Dear Afrocurlitans, 

Struggle edges go you feeling down?  Well have no fear ladies because if you follow these 5 steps, those edges will be full and popping in no time: 

STEP 1: LET GO OF HIGH TENSION HAIRSTYLES!  There are some hairstyles that you have no business trying out if you have weak edges, no edges or are trying to grow out your edges.

 Case in point -    

CORNROWS – very popular, very cute but an edge killer when braided too tight

 

PONYTAILS – if you use this style daily, the tension caused by pulling your hair back can put too much stress on your edges

 

BRAIDS/FAUX LOCS – If you aren’t careful and don’t instruct your stylist to take it easy on your edges, this cute protective style can wreak havoc on your scalp

 

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WEAVES – these are a great protective style when installed properly, but it is important to make sure that the braid pattern you use isn't too tight

 

STEP 2: MASSAGE YOUR EDGES NIGHTLY.  This sounds tasking but the results are amazing!  Listen, there are no shortcuts to growing out your edges and this step is simply a must.  When you massage your scalp, you increase the flow of blood in that area and in turn stimulate hair growth.  

 

STEP 3:  APPLY THE AFROCURLITAN DIY MAGICAL HAIR GROWTH EXLIXIR TO YOUR EDGES NIGHTLY.  The following Afrocurlitan DIY Magical Hair Growth Elixir (sounds fancy right?) recipe is chock full of ingredients that promote hair growth as well as improves the thickness of your hair -

INGREDIENTS: 

  1. 1 Cup of Jamaican Black Castor Oil or Castor Oil (stimulates hair growth and hair thickness)
  2. 10 drops of Peppermint Essential Oil (stimulates hair growth)
  3. 10 drops of Rosemary Essential Oil (stimulates hair growth)

INSTRUCTIONS: 

  1. Mix all the ingredients together and pour them into a bottle.
  2. Warm up the bottle in the microwave for 10 - 20 seconds.  Make sure it doesn't get too hot! 
  3. Massage a dime to quarter sized amount of the oil into your scalp for 5 to 10 minutes each night. 

 

STEP 4: KEEP YOUR SUPPLEMENT GAME STRONG!  Most of us are not willing to eat a slew of different foods for the sake of our hair growth, therefore vitamins supplements can help us fill in what is missing in our diets so that our hair can grow longer and stronger.  Although many people take a daily hair, skin and nail supplement, I have found that I have had more success growing out my edges when I take a combination of the following vitamins:  

  • Bamboo Extract - contains a high amount of silica which helps your body produce collagen, one of the building blocks for hair, skin and nails.  It also aids in balancing the female sex hormone, an imbalance of which can lead to hair loss and hair thinning.  By bonding with the minerals in our body, silica transports these mineral to the peripherals areas (i.e. hair and nails) thus promoting hair growth. 
  • MSM/methylsulfonylmethane - this compound is primarily made up of sulfur, one of the key building blocks of hair.  It has been shown to increase the rate of hair growth because it extends the body's hair growing cycle.
  • Hydrolyzed Collagen - bonds to the hair to strengthen it and prevent breakage.  

**You should talk to your doctor before taking any supplements to rule out possible adverse drug interactions and determine the appropriate dosage for your body.**

 

STEP 5: DRINK UP!  Water helps to flush out toxins and provides hydration to your hair follicles.  It also aids in carrying minerals and nutrients to different parts of your body, including your hair, skin and nails.  It's important that you stay hydrated so that your hair can stay healthy and look lustrous. 

 

You won't have a problem growing out your edges if you follow these five steps!

A NEW DESIGN FOR AFROCURLITAN

Woah, Afrocurlitan looks really different!

Yep folks, there have been quite a few changes on our blog.  We haven't really posted over the last few weeks because we weren't in love with the original look of the blog and decided to completely revamp it.

Now that we have a blog theme that we are crazy about, stay tuned for more frequent natural hair-related posts as well as more Youtube posts!

-Didi & Judith

Let us know if you are feeling our new design!