Comments on: The Sunday Afternoon Beauty Ritual http://www.afrobella.com/2008/11/25/the-sunday-afternoon-beauty-ritual/ Natural Hair, Beauty, Fashion and Makeup Blog Sat, 23 Jul 2016 05:41:51 +0000 hourly 1 By: Glad Tidings of Great Publicity | afrobella http://www.afrobella.com/2008/11/25/the-sunday-afternoon-beauty-ritual/#comment-218744 Wed, 11 Mar 2009 04:29:09 +0000 http://afrobella.com/2008/11/25/the-sunday-afternoon-beauty-ritual/#comment-218744 […] beauty tips are nothing new! I extolled the benefit of pre-pooing with coconut oil, I discussed using a wide-toothed comb to detangle hair as versus a brush (hat tip to Curly Girl Lorraine Massey for that knowledge), and the tip on […]

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By: J. Smith http://www.afrobella.com/2008/11/25/the-sunday-afternoon-beauty-ritual/#comment-176369 Mon, 08 Dec 2008 19:00:19 +0000 http://afrobella.com/2008/11/25/the-sunday-afternoon-beauty-ritual/#comment-176369 The Hair Rules Shampoo is fantastic!! Thank you for the suggestion. I have been trying to outgrow my relaxer and just do a texterizer every 6 months, but my daughters have that natuaral coily hair and I am so glad to have this blog to read the suggestions and comments, very helpful ladies.

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By: Beth http://www.afrobella.com/2008/11/25/the-sunday-afternoon-beauty-ritual/#comment-173523 Mon, 01 Dec 2008 05:03:07 +0000 http://afrobella.com/2008/11/25/the-sunday-afternoon-beauty-ritual/#comment-173523 Hey Y’all,
I’ve been a natural for around 10 years, and have had teeny-weeny afros, afros, single-strand twists, 2-strand twists, and locks. Basically, I tend not to keep my hair the same for more than a year! Anyway, I’ve had a bunch of different regimens, but have gone increasingly natural and d.i.y. I try to avoid stuff with mineral oil and petroleum (they just seemed to sit on my 4b/c hair, and never soak in), and started making my own stuff to save cash. Here’s my current routine:
1) Shampoo with Chagrin Valley Soap Shampoo bar. I like the babasu-marshmallow one best. I stopped using shampoos containing sodium laurel sulfates around half a year ago, and settled on the soap bars because I liked them and they’re affordable. They also last since I don’t store them in the shower (I usually wash my hair in the sink, anyhow)
2) Condition with some variety of natural conditioner. Currently, I’m using one of the natural ones from Trader Joes (good ingredients!) and the hair mask from “Say Yes to Carrots” for a deep conditioning every now and again. I’ve been pretty happy with both products. For a “once in a while” product, I’m willing to shell out the $16 for “Say Yes to Carrots;” it’s good stuff. I usually leave it in for at least 20 minutes while I do things around the house.
3) Rise conditioner completely, then pour apple cider vinegar rinse through hair. (I usually dilute the ACV in a lot of water–say 2C water to 1/3C ACV. When I used more concentrated solutions, I would do a final water rinse afterward.) I think that the ACV rinse has helped with clearing up my dandruff problem; it didn’t happen over night, but after a couple of months, I pretty much don’t get dandruff any longer.
4) Apply diy hair oil to scalp. I like to mix a light oil like apricot kernal (what was on sale) or sweet almond with something heavier, like jojoba, and essential oils. My essential oil mix usually includes mint for the tingle, rosemary for the growth stimulation, as well as tea-tree and neem (small amounts–it smells funky) for their dandruff fighting properties. (Again, I don’t have dandruff now, but I’m not going to stop any regimen that might have ended it!)
5) When my hair was shorter, I just added my version of mosheloe (I added some essential oils and cocoa butter, and mix it over a double boiler) and called it a day. Now, I use mosheloe (Afrobella had a post on it I think? That, or google it) to do twists.
6) Finally, I spray with my hair spritz. It is a water base with glycerine, honey, and little jojoba (I shake it before using). I use the spray throughout the week, or smooth on a bit of mosheloe if my hair gets especially dry.

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By: D-Ski http://www.afrobella.com/2008/11/25/the-sunday-afternoon-beauty-ritual/#comment-173098 Sun, 30 Nov 2008 06:39:55 +0000 http://afrobella.com/2008/11/25/the-sunday-afternoon-beauty-ritual/#comment-173098 It is so imperative that we take the time, energy and effort that we give so selflessly to others….to our selves! Not too long ago, a co-worker of mine called me in utter tears at the job ready to walk out because she had had enough and through prayer and asking the right questions, I realozed that she doesn’t take time out for herself as she should. The ritual that Sister Bella walks us through in on her Sunday is so simple, that we all should be doing it. As for the Ojon Restorative Hair Treatment, by far it is a must have for any woman of color with textured,natural,relaxed hair. Yes, it is pricey, however, it is extremely concentrated so half of a teaspoon goes a long way. I use it as a pre poo and my hair is so strong and shiny.

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By: NaturalHair58 http://www.afrobella.com/2008/11/25/the-sunday-afternoon-beauty-ritual/#comment-172660 Fri, 28 Nov 2008 18:09:11 +0000 http://afrobella.com/2008/11/25/the-sunday-afternoon-beauty-ritual/#comment-172660 I love this site. This is my first time responding. I started my natural process about 15 months ago and like many of you became a product junkie. I started with Carol’s Daughter, Kinky-curly now I’m using Miss Jessie’s. When I started I was getting my hair twisted at the salon. I realized that I can do that myself. It has taken a while for me to become comfortable with doing my hair myself after going to the salon every two weeks for the last 30 years!!! Yea, the 58 in my name is the year I was born:) Last weekend I shampooed with Kinky=curly shampoo and conditioned overnight with Miss Jessie’s Rapid Recovery. The next morning I rinsed and finised with twist out with Curly Meringue. I left the twist in all day Sunday and the next morning I took them out and separated. I love it!! My husband commented “Wow you really look sexy- you finally got it right” So this will be my routine for a while. Nightly since then I retwist at night with the Curly Buttercream. Looking for suggestions/ideas. Also, I ordered a Mimi’s Diva Dryer Hair Towel, shower detangler and Denman Classic Brush from Curls- any comments or suggestions. Did I waste my money???

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By: HomeSpaGoddess http://www.afrobella.com/2008/11/25/the-sunday-afternoon-beauty-ritual/#comment-172195 Thu, 27 Nov 2008 07:55:52 +0000 http://afrobella.com/2008/11/25/the-sunday-afternoon-beauty-ritual/#comment-172195 Hope you and yours have a beauty full Thanksgiving!

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By: Beautychemist http://www.afrobella.com/2008/11/25/the-sunday-afternoon-beauty-ritual/#comment-172181 Thu, 27 Nov 2008 04:22:47 +0000 http://afrobella.com/2008/11/25/the-sunday-afternoon-beauty-ritual/#comment-172181 I gave Ojon Restorative Treatment to my sister to try and she LOVES, LOVES, LOVES the stuff. She uses it gingerly because it is pricey but worth it; now I can’t wait to try it! In the meantime I made a mixture of coconut oil, palm oil, olive oil, monoi butter and rosemary oil that I put on at night with a plastic cap. I suffer from extreme dryness so this really helps to keep my hair from breaking.

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By: DblDee http://www.afrobella.com/2008/11/25/the-sunday-afternoon-beauty-ritual/#comment-172137 Wed, 26 Nov 2008 15:01:17 +0000 http://afrobella.com/2008/11/25/the-sunday-afternoon-beauty-ritual/#comment-172137 Tuesday is my beauty day:
I agree with you Bella the Ojon, has worked wonders for my hair. I’ve been using it for a few years now, I started back during my relaxer days. — I put on my hair with a little jojoba oil, then I give my dog a bath, because she need her day of beauty too. But most importantly once she has had a bath she’ll leave me alone for about 2hrs. 🙂
I put a mud mask on my face and just relax for a few minutes in total QUIET.
I love Olay, but has anyone tried the Olay Botanical? Hydrate is my favorite, it has the scent of patchouli with soy oil. So Nice!!
Lately since it has been cold I’ve been rockin’ the two strand twist. I use Twist n’ Loc Honey Wax with shea butter for my twist that works really well and twist are shiny and the product smells good (that’s important to me). I use a leave-in: Cantu Shea Leave-in mixed with jojoba oil, twice a week. I use jojoba oil alot, it is very good for the hair and skin. I even use a few drops on my dog to control the dander. It’s a miracle oil for real.

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By: Wes http://www.afrobella.com/2008/11/25/the-sunday-afternoon-beauty-ritual/#comment-172133 Wed, 26 Nov 2008 14:01:40 +0000 http://afrobella.com/2008/11/25/the-sunday-afternoon-beauty-ritual/#comment-172133 I recently met a woman who had the most GORGEOUS head of hair ever. I HAD to ask her about her routine. Her hair was a nice golden brown/blonde blend and she had a 4a/b texture- her coils were PERFECT. She told me she used Hair Rules products. Up until that time, I had never heard about that line. I still haven’t tried it yet, but I keep hearing great things about it.

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By: Los Angelista http://www.afrobella.com/2008/11/25/the-sunday-afternoon-beauty-ritual/#comment-172097 Wed, 26 Nov 2008 08:40:07 +0000 http://afrobella.com/2008/11/25/the-sunday-afternoon-beauty-ritual/#comment-172097 Ok, I totally want her hair! It looks amazing. I can’t wait till mine grows to that length.

I just hope her product isn’t some crazy, astronomical price. We have enough of those.

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