Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Photo's from my shoot with Andrew J. Francis Photography!



Styling, hair, and make-up: By me






Friday, September 21, 2012

Louies' Luau Party!!!

Had so much fun last night at work! Didn't even feel like work at all :)
Also loved my hair! Had to share pics, Enjoy!

Style was achieved on blown out hair, by doing a twist and bantu knot out.

Ps. If you have any questions let me know!
Oh yea and my close friend Dana just did her Big Chop! Im so happy for her. Her hair is already growing like crazy.



Sunday, September 9, 2012

Made my first Youtube Video!!!

Decided to make my first video after having a youtube channel for over almost a month lol smh.
Just uploaded a natural Hair inspiration Video with a few of my styles. Let me know what you think, and share with anyone! :) Fell free to ask questions also.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eeXNNPFulxk&feature=plcp



Monday, July 30, 2012

JUST STARTED A YOUTUBE CHANNEL

Finally started my youtube channel! Long overdue.... Very excited and anxious but Im a little nervous lol.
the thought of people watching me *cringes*, not a bad thing im just a little shy. I always get questions about my hair, clothes, how-tos, or make-up. So I decided why not share with you all, following me or just keeping up with me :) I appreciate it all!

PS. I haven't uploaded yet. Ill for sure let you know when,
Be on the look out for tutorials and more!

http://www.youtube.com/user/ksbbombshell

Monday, July 9, 2012

Protective Styling


Recently I've done this style of a sew-in initially for my trip out of town as a summer style for a few days that I was going to be away, now I've decided to keep it to grow my hair longer. I've been recently getting comments and questions about this style and would like to start reviewing other hair, wigs, and styles for you all as protective styling. I LOVE this curly hair (purchased with my own money) its a kinky curly texture that is the same curl pattern as my real hair! Its little bit of maintenance but if you twist up at night and put under satin bonnet...and in the morning refresh curls with water with conditioner/ or leave in you should be good. There are pros and cons of this hair but overall I love! I wont be doing a sew in again anytime soon, just because I feel U part wigs are way better matenience wise and better protection of your hair. it also give you a lot of option to wear your hair or just pop on the U part if you use clips for your wig. Please feel free to comment and ask questions! :)

Missed You Guys!

Sorry I haven't been posting often on here often. To those of you who have joined my site and those of you who just browse I really appreciate it! I have other outlets where I post more which some of you know. Add me here also!


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Thursday, May 10, 2012

Natural Hair Haul!

Ok so here are my fave products:



From Let to Right:

 Hollywood Beauty Smoothing hair creame'; enriched with Keratin &Argan Oil from Morocco.
This Stuff's crack! lol Im addicted just finished my bottle so I have to get more. The smoothing property is phenomenal on straight as well as curly hair. Doesn't leave hair hard or flaky and has great hold for ponytails and edges. Also Enriched with some really great goodies and the Smell is Awesome(fruit extract)!!!


Aveda's Be Curly Curl Enhancer; enriched with wheat protein and Aloe. Combats frizz  and enhances curl, can be used on both wet and dry hair. Wheat protein in the product expands hair when wet and retracts when dry to enhance curl.

Aveda's Be Curly Style Prep; enriched with wheat protein. Revive's hair like no other!! All day frizz control, moisturization and curl definition. Style prep on damp hair..only about a dime size is needed or more if your hair is really long or thick. Reactivates curls along with moisture from water. Try it, I guarantee it won't let you down!!!

Herbal Essence Hello Hydration; ahhh It speaks for it's self, enfaced with Hawaiian Coconut & Orchid.
Heard raves all over about this stuff and I have to say I feel in love my first use. Great as a leave in or a great all around conditioner! Leaves hair soft and very moisturized. I use this for my Tightly Curly Method, so it stays in when my hair is curly 4-5 days and is rinsed out on wash days and repeated if I want the same style (curly) My hair becomes very manageable one wash days and easy to detangle.
Great smell...lasts for a long time!

Products I will be trying out/picking up:


  • Ausie Moist
  • Aloe Vera Juice as seen on Heyfranhey.com

Watch here:
 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oaIsyaQxQGU&list=UUuI7Ymbo-ZY269U51fuZ_iA&index=3&feature=plcp

  • Hollywood beauty Smoothing hair creame'

Hair Update!!!

So my last post was about my Results of the Tightly Curly Method on my hair. I absolutely loved it. Can I say that I got a lot of wear out of it..lasted me about 4 days. To me with more wear It gave me bigger hair so it just got better with time. It actually could have gone longer, I just wanted to experiment with a high bun! Here's what I did:

Got into the shower, let hot water run through my hair while massaging the scalp to kind of lift the residue. Applied Vo5's strawberry's and cream all over instead of using shampoo. Rinsed with cold water.
Next I applied Herbal Essence's Hello Hydration to soaking wet hair, then section the hair off. Finger combed the conditioner through and paddle brushed sectioned hair a little to break the my natural curls up. (Did this all over the head)..and Viola' let completely dry before you continue to do anything with it! ex. style..put in bonnet.

Also I had two new products that save me from flattened hair because of sleeping on it. (wild sleeper)
Aveda's Be Culry Curl enhancer and Aveda's Be Curly Style Prep, they can Revive any part of the hair that the curl becomes loose on or completely flat. Used this stuff constantly..my have out of the two for now has to be the style prep!

Ok so for reviving my curl..I just wet my hands, tilted my hair over and scrunched the pieces that needed it, then added the style prep or mix of the two products together in the same scrunching motion. All fixed in two seconds!

Hair Last Day!

Friday, April 27, 2012

Monday, April 9, 2012

GROW OUT CHALLENGE SEQUEL: Haiscapades

Check Me Out on Haiscapades.com For The Grow Out Challenge Sequel!
I absolutely love this blog and I am in love with Shelli's Hair. Definitely a Blog you would want to follow!
I will be updating you all on my hair as we go along, so feel free to join me and ask questions!

http://hairscapades.com/2012/04/09/goc-contender-3-kristina/

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Tightly Curly Method...my Results!

                                                    
Here is my results using the Tightly Curly concept with flexi Rods. Using this Method the results were still the same as the outcome would have been without the Rods. My hair is soft, manageable, and less frizzy! Looove Ittt! :) My next attempt will be actually using my natural curl pattern lol

Tightly Curly Attempt!!!

So a few days ago I attempted to try the Tightly Curly Method....In a nutshell...I failed the process :/. Ive been seeing this method used on the internet and blogs A Lot, so I decided to give it a try! I started by pre-pooing my hair, and since I had already clarified my hair a few days back I decided to skip that step. I rinsed my pre-poo with water that was hot enough for me to take. After my hair was soaking wet, I added my conditioner(VO5 strawberries and cream moisture milks) ..lots of it, as stated in the method. Sectioned the hair, smoothed in small section, and once my natural curls started to fall and clump together on their own..I fingered twirled. It became a Little time consuming so I got lazy and just added flexi Rods to medium sized portions of my hair. I sat under the dryer for abt 30 mins. and air dried the rest of the way. I love the outcome and how my hair feels, plus how moisturized it still is after three days! Caution when using this method as to the Conditioners (Combing Conditioners) you leave in...some are not good for you! I used the VO5, but when using the ingredients dictionary on Tightlycurly.com I found one ingredient that may not but good to leave in and was under investigation, so that threw up a red flag. I still think its a great conditioner..but I will not use it as a leave in anymore. Only when shampooing and co- washing. The site has recommended conditioners to use, so my next attempt would most likely be Aveeno Nourish and shine or Ausie Moist. Please make sure you do your research when trying this Method!

Monday, January 9, 2012

Hair Update! GOC

My GOC or grow out challenge is becoming a very hard challenge :/. I've recently have been shooting alot for a magazine and doing shoots for print ads, so I had a lot of  wear and tear on my hair from straightening, products, and additional styling they've done. So I decided to put in a weave! I've had it in a week and a half before Christmas. It looked good, most people thought it was my hair. Today I got bored with it and took it out so to my surprise I did see some growth...way more than I expected in less than a month! But the con to this story is the shedding I experienced..I mean it looks Normal. Overall I loved the look I had, and did see growth. Also I think a properly installed weave and moisturized hair underneath is a great Protective style or Transitioning style.

Friday, January 6, 2012

Fitness Update! Week 3

Daily Routine:
                      Consist of 5 min warm-up/ intense Cardio.  Basically High knees, Jumping Jacks, Mountain Climbers...anything that with get your heart pumping.

Abs: Crunches, Sit-ups, Standing Obliques, Oblique Crunches. (abt. 3 sets of 10-15 each. of 40 of each)

Glutes: Donkey Kicks, Fire Hydrants, Super-man, Squats, Bicycle crunchs. (abt. 4 sets of 15-20 of each)
Keep in mind squeezing and releasing the glutes throughout the entire move, contracting your abdominal muscles.

For More a Effective Glute workout I use the pre-exhaust method. Do as many of one or more glute exercises that really engages those muscles in the butt til you experience "burn out"/ or until  you really feel the burn! Then when those Muscles are really engaged start an immediate exercise that engages more than one part of the body.

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

HAIR and FITNESS CHALLENGE

I've already started, but you won't be far behind! Recently I have been researching goals that I want to reach as far as my hair and body, and have found some great challenges. Ultimately I put my own twist to them. Join the challenges with me, record your progress and let's share with others!

Hair Challenge: 12 Inches In 12 Months
                       
                         Each month I expect to gain at least an inch of hair. Start by making a growth chart t-shirt or   buying one. If you are making one, you want to make sure that your chart is correct so that you can record your progress as close as possible.

                           Weekly:

                          1) Pre-poo with essential oils (Vitika, coconut, rosemary, olive oil) etc.

                          2) Shampoo with little to no Poo in at least four braids (Shampoo of your choice)

                          3) Deep Condition, let penetrate for minimum of 1hr. to overnight, finger detangle under water (Herbal Essences Hello Hydration or Conditioner of choice)
                          4)Rinse under cold water, seal with oil and/or leave-in conditioner. Distribute a dime size
                             amount all over hair, paying special attention to the ends.
                       



  •                 Keep hair moisturized
  •                 Sleep with Satin bonnet or pillow case
  •                 Use proper Detangling methods
  •                 Stay away from excessive Heat, no more than 2 times a month
  •                 Deep condition regulary as needed
  •                 Invest in daily Multi- Vitamins!
  •                 Implement Protein Treatments, every 6-8 weeks




Fitness: Toned Legs,Butt, Thighs, and Six Pack Abs!


                          1)Warm up before your actual exercise. Such as high knees, jumping jacks, mountain
                           climbers etc. 1 min. each for a total of 3 min.
                         
                          2)Perform Butt and Leg Excercises(perform with glutes and abs tightened)
                             Donkey Kicks, Fire Hydrant, Superman, Lunges, Reverse Lunges, Wall sit, Plank etc.
               
                          3)Perform Ab execises(perform with abdominal muscles tightened)
                             Such as crunches, situps, standing obliques.etc.

                          Be sure to make sure you give your self a break between days!



Hiatus....I'M BACK!!!

He guys Im back! I have a few hair and fitness challenges to share with you. I've been working on both since about mid December, so that means you can catch up easily. Stay tuned for the details :)
You can ask as many questions as you'd like!