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Smocks && Scissors

23 Aug

Well babydolls, the verdict is in… I love school! My first week was awesome! I jumped right into the curriculum and have been soaking it up like  a sponge. My first test was this past Wednesday and I scored 107%!!! *takes a bow* Thank you, thank you (lol)

I have started my haircutting lesson and already I’m snipping away! I tried my hand a graduated hair cut this past weekend and I must admit it turned out very well. My instructor evaluated it and agreed that it was very well shaped. I’ve posted pics below.

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As always Peace and Bleesings babydolls and remember to preserve the pretty 😉

Coconut Cream… A Nu Found Luv

4 Aug

Well it surely has been some time since my last post! I’ve gotten busier and busier as the weeks go by, getting closer to the start of school! I finally slowed down a little to post…

I’ve been on this YouTube obsession for past few weeks and every time I see something nu or interesting on YouTube, I rush to try my hand at it. So far, I’ve accomplished crocheting weave, achieved a better blowout and have gotten some really cool ideas for makeup. I will of course be posting about all of these things in the days to come, so stay tuned!

One thing I ran across while on YouTube was this concept of a coconut cream relaxer /:) Yea I know what you all are thinking: “RELAXER!!!!! NOOOOOOOOOO WAAAAAYYY!!!!!!” and those were my exact sentiments too! I had to investigate though because there were many postings about this and either saying how wonderful it is or how it was a joke. In my experience with relaxed and natural hair, I have never heard of coconut of any form relaxing your tresses. I proceeded  to look further. The recipe is as follows:

2tbs Coconut Oil

1.5 – 2tbs Coconut Cream Concentrate

8- 12 oz. Plain yogurt

You mix all that together to get this thick, creamy consistency and then apply it to the hair.

Let set and then comb through and rinse (how long you let the mix set on hair is entirely up to you)

I found out that coconut cream concentrate is a finely ground form of the coconut meat. As the meat is ground it forms a paste like texture and has a 70% FAT CONTENT!!! Immediately, I’m blown away! 70% fat content is screaming moisture and curl definition. The “relaxer” recipe calls for 2tbs of the concentrate, which can’t be enough to relax your curl pattern. I don’t believe that this actually relaxes your curl pattern at all! Its look more like a deep conditioner to me. Coconut cream concentrate is pure fat content (no water what so ever is in this) and last time I checked, fat does not break the di-sulfide bonds of hair. I don’t see it physically possible for this to relax your hair at all. Even the videos I’ve seen have no evidence of relaxation. Look at it this way, when you apply Aussie conditioner,  for example,  to your hair, when you begin to detangle, you can do so with easy. Why is this so? Conditioners coat your hair, making it slick and easily allowing a comb or brush to run through it. Once you wash that conditioner out, your hair is softer, moisturized, usually manageable to some degree and your curl pattern is STILL INTACT. The YouTube videos I’ve seen produce the same results. Once the coconut cream mixture is applied to the hair, a comb, brush or fingers can easily pass through the hair (just like any other conditioner would do). Once the mixture washed out of the hair, YouTubers reported softer, more defined curls/waves/kinks/coils… the same results you would expect with any conditioner you would buy from the store. No one had relaxed hair, loosened curl pattern or a different texture! Its been deep conditioned at best.


I haven’t done this conditioning treatment on myself yet but I do plan to after I tweak the recipe a little lol 🙂 I think that this conditioning treatment will be excellent for anyone who has dry hair, lives in harsh climates or has damage. Here in GA, the heat is sometimes unbearable and very very very harmful to the hair. I can walk outside for 10 min and my hair is as dry as a desert, like I put no product on! GA heat is literally frying my hair!!! I’m very excited to try this out though! I’m hoping that it will give my dry hair more moisture and prevent that halo effect that I sometimes get (its soooooo annoying).


I hope that this post helps some and educates all. If you give the Coconut Cream Conditioning treatment a try, let me know what your thoughts are and how your hair responded to it.

School Daze

20 Jul

ALERT! ALERT!! ALERT!!!

MAY I HAVE YOUR ATTENTION PLEASE

VERY IMPORTANT NEWS TBA

DollFace Productions is going back to school babydolls! *snaps for the kid*  I am past excited, beyond pumped and totally stoaked! *fist pump*

As I posted yesterday, I have a few things in the works for DollFace Productions; plans for expansion, branding and TOTAL WORLD DOMINATION [EVL] LOL. Seriously though, I am building my empire from the ground up everyday so I’m taking it back to school. This time to get a Master Cosmetology license (along with a few other licensures ). Not only will I produce quality products for hair and skin, I will specialize in quality hair and skin care services primarily catering to naturals!

I know some may look at me and think “why in the world is she going to school for that?! She has a degree!” and to them I say: You can never have enough education. Yes, I have a degree from a four year school but that ONE degree doesn’t give me the keys to open every door in front of me, limiting myself  and making it that much harder to reach the top. Nothing will stand in my, especially not lack of education so YES I’m going to HAIR SCHOOL (insert urban dialect)!

Whatever you do babydolls, make sure you do it TOP NOTCH! Be the best at what you do and always ensure that your game is TIGHT and ON POINT. Learn as much as you can and take your skills seriously… to stay on top you have to stay ahead of the game. I encourage you all to follow your dreams and let no one talk you out of something because of their preconceived notions or qualms. This is YOUR life and you only get one shot… there are no do overs so don’t live with regrets and “coulda- shoulda-wouldas”. Do you and believe in yourself… the ‘na sayers will eat their words when you’re on top sitting OH SO PRETTY 😉

~Peace and Blessings


Pretty Girls Wear 20 Pearls… And Natural Hair

1 Jul

This post is dedicated to those Oh So Pretty Ladies of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. To my 21 D.E.G.R.E.E.S of AKAtude, I ♥ each and every one of you more than I could physically express. You all support me and believe in me when I don’t believe in myself. I get 20 P.O.Vs for free and so much luv… I’m just overcome with emotion right now, even as I type. Thank you all for believing in me, being there, and supporting this dream.

To my neos, pros, and other Sorors, I thank you all for supporting my dream and vision. This post was inspired by you all; the ones that decided to forget the stereotype of what we are “supposed” to be and allow our natural beauty to shine; those of you whom know that healthy, long hair and beautiful glowing skin can be achieved; for those of us that appreciate what God gave us and finally want to experience freedom. Skee-wee my oh so pretty Sorors- natural and relaxed alike.

The purpose of this post is to give some insight into what natural hair is, how it works and how YOU need to handle it.

I have talked to many Sorors about natural hair – many of whom are transitioning-  and it was brought to my attention that most of them have no clue what to do with their hair if they aren’t putting the “creamy crack” on it. So for all you “transitioners”,  this post will help you tons.

First things first, moisture Moisture MOISTURE!!!! Water is YOUR friend! Despite what has been previously beat into our heads about keeping our hair as far from water as possible, water is not the enemy. We need to drink at least 64oz. of water a day; our body is composed of mostly water so wouldn’t it make sense that our hair and skin crave water too? FACT: Hair and skin are all apart of the integumentary system. Skin becomes dehydrated without enough water… the same thing happens to your hair!!! I know you may hate water or think that 64oz. of water is a lot to take in during one day. Let me break it down this way: 1 regular water bottle has 2 servings of water in it. Drinking 4 regular water bottles throughout the day amounts to your entire days serving of water. Try that train of thought for a few days and notice the difference in your hair and skin.

Secondly, heat is not your best friend! Step away from the flat-iron honey. Trust me, you will thank me later. Constant flat- ironing of your natural hair/ nu growth will lead to permanent damage, burning and breakage of your hair. If you always straighten your natural hair, you will permanently lose your curl pattern. No matter how much you cut or condition, the curl pattern is very unlikely to return. If you are dealing with frizziness, fly aways or unruliness, then try a curling pomade (with no mineral oil or petroleum) or a hair gel (with no alcohols) and a scarf to lay down your edges and fly aways.  Women of color have a chronic obsession with straight edges; with that obsession comes thinning of the hair line and baldness due to over processing with chemicals, excessive heat exposure and too tight braids or ponytails. PLEASE  abandon these beliefs and ideals about your hair. Your curly/wavy/kinky/coily hair is PEARLFECT just the way it is NATURALLY! God made us all in His sight and He never made a mistake. I mean everyone can rock a “side part under” but your natural hair has a texture and a curl/wave pattern all its own. It’s completely unique, one of a kind, just like your fingerprints. Embrace that! Love that! Accept that!  (unless you want to have bald spots and breakage for the rest of your life)

Lastly, all products are not created equal. Some products are so nourishing and just awesome for your hair. Other products are filled with nothing but junk and will do you no good. There are so many products out and so many more that are in the works and tons that are popping up on the shelves everyday. How do you weed through all of these products to get down to the ones that work best for you? Simple… read the labels! Look for things like shea butter, cocoa butter, coconut oil, mango oil, jojoba oil, essential oils like rosemary, sage, tea tree and WATER! If you have trouble reading the labels or understanding the ingredients in something, google it! Google is a great tool. If you still just don’t know (not everyone is a chemist, I know), then email me, tweet me, text me… what ever. I will be happy to help. Some things for all naturals to look out for and avoid are Mineral oil, petroleum, parabens, sulfates (SLS: sodium lauryl sulfate) and alcohols (isopropyl, benzyl alcohol, ethyl alcohol, methanol). If it sounds funky or suspect just ask or google it.

That’s all today. I’ll keep the tips coming babydolls. Again please contact me if you have any questions, comments or something you want to add. Follow the blog on twitter @DollFace_Prod