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VIDEO: Wavy Hair Routine on my 3A/3B Curly Hair

Sunday, November 10, 2019
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Ever been in a hair rut? I not only like to switch up my curly hair routine with the seasons, but get bored with using the same type of products all the time. Now that it's not humid out, I can get away with using lighter hold products and get more volume. I wanted to test product designed for wavy hair and wavy-curly hair, because some areas of my hair do have this looser curl pattern. I know some of you that follow me may have 2a-3a curl patterns, so hopefully this helps you out!
I also switch the side my part is on, which really changed up my style and gave more volume.

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Wavy-Curly Hair Routine

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-Best Affordable Wedding Dress - JJ's House Review + Wedding Photos

VIDEO: Best Affordable Wedding Dress - JJ's House Review + Wedding Photos

Sunday, November 03, 2019
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Today I'm finally sharing the video I've been talking about for weeks, all about how I spent just $275 on my entire wedding look. I am going into detail on the website I got my dress from, my thoughts on the quality, my affordable wedding jewelry, and shoes. Also sharing a few photos we received so far from the wedding day!

Call me crazy, but I ordered the first wedding dress I picked out online and didn't even have to return it. Some say I got lucky, but I honestly knew exactly what I wanted and went straight for the dress that caught my eye when I was browsing Google. I came across JJ's House, an online store with a wide variety of affordable wedding dresses, custom sizing, bridesmaids dress, and more formalwear.

I fell in love with the A-Line V-neck Court Train Chiffon Wedding Dress in Ivory because it was simple, elegant, and had the vintage bridal look I was going for. The intricate lace detailing looks so high end, and I was impressed with the quality for the price. The plunge V-neck and A'Line cut is flattering for any body type, and was comfortable to wear. I also really loved the open back, and button detailing up the zipper.

I decided to not order a custom size, because I wanted the option to return it if I didn't like the dress. I measured, re-measured, and measured some more until I settled on a regular size 10. I normally wear a 6 or 8 in dresses, but my measurements for this dress came out to a 10. I probably could have done a 9, however it worked out fine.

I did get my dress altered separately, because the straps were a bit long on me and I wanted them to fit more sung, so I wouldn't have to risk them falling down when leaning over. However, I am very short waisted and have this trouble with regular bras, camis, and tank tops. If you have an averaged size torso, you likely will not have any issues with the straps. I also had the center sewn in just a bit to cover a bit of the lower cleavage. I had the bottom hemmed because I am only 5'3", so there was some extra length.

For accessories, I paired the dress with gold metals and champagne colored jewels. Again, they were all super affordable and were less than $50 combined.

Affordable bridal jewelry, champagne drop earrings

Affordable bridal jewelry, champagne bracelet

Affordable bridal shoes, champagne block heel sandals

For affordable bridal accessories and shoes, see the links below.

If you missed it, I also posted a video on how to create my easy, simple bridal hairstyle for naturally curly hair here.
Also check out my bridal makeup tutorials:
Bridal Makeup for Hooded Eyes
Drugstore Bridal Makeup: Long Wearing Face Makeup & Lips

Affordable Wedding Dress - JJ's House Review


VIDEO: Easy Wedding Hairstyle for Naturally Curly Hair

Monday, October 28, 2019
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Half Up Wedding Bridal Hairstyle for Curly Hair

I'm so excited to finally be sharing my wedding hairstyle with y'all! I just got married a few weeks ago, and wanted to do something simple with my hair naturally curly. I did my own hair and makeup, which not only saved money, but ensured it was just the way I like it styled natural. 

In the video, I take you through the full wash day routine, start to finish. I recommend doing this style on second day hair, so I share how I refreshed my hair the morning of the wedding, and touched it up right before pinning it back. 

The style is simple and easy to achieve, and is dressed up using rhinestone/jeweled hair pins from Amazon and a few bobby pins. I also share tips for making your curls more defined and how to achieve perfect ringlets that last all night. For more tips on how to make your hair curlier, check out my video here.

And I just had to include a sneak peak of our wedding photos :)

For the products, I wanted to do with some of my all time favorite styling products so I knew it would turn out perfect and hold up throughout the day and night. 

Before styling, I first did an apple cider vinegar clarifying treatment, which I share how to do in this video. I also deep conditioned after using this routine.

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Easy Wedding Hairstyle for Naturally Curly Hair

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-Clarify Curly Hair: How to Clarify to Remove Buildup

VIDEO: Clarifying Curly Hair - How to Clarify & Remove BuildUp + ACV Rinse

Sunday, October 13, 2019
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I'm back post-wedding and so excited to share today's video! The past few weeks have been a whirlwind, and I'm so ready to get back on track with the Curly Haircare for Beginners video series.

Today we're talking all things on clarifying! There can be so much confusion around clarifying. Many wonder why you need to clarify, how often do you need to clarify your curls, how to clarify and more. I'm also sharing an easy DIY clarifying treatment you can do at home using apple cider vinegar, which has so many great benefits for the hair.

Clarifying is the perfect way to kickstart your transition process to naturally curly hair and follow the Curly Girl Method. When switching to the curly girl method, and not using sulfates and silicones any more, it's crucial to clarify to remove existing silicone buildup and start with a clean slate.

What is clarifying?

Clarifying the hair removes buildup from the scalp and hair that can occur from using products that contain silicone ingredients, heavy butters and oils. Clarifying can also correct scalp issues such as dandruff, excess oil, and dryness.

Before and after clarifying curly hair

How do you know you need to clarify?
  • Your hair is flat on top and lacking volume
  • Your curls are limp and struggle to curl up
  • Your scalp is very oily or very dry
  • You have fine hair or low porosity hair that is prone to buildup
  • You use products with silicones, waxes, heavy butters, creams, or oils
  • Excess shedding caused by clogged hair follicles/pores on the scalp
  • Your routine is no longer effective, and your hair isn't responding to products anymore
  • Your hair appears dull and lacks shine
How often do you clarify?

It depends on the type of products you like to use. Asses your hair and determine if you are seeing any of the signs above. I prefer to use a mild shampoo 1x a week before deep conditioning. I fully clarify about 1x per month for a reset.

What are ways you can clarify your hair?
  • Use a sulfate shampoo (WITHOUT silicone) to strip the buildup and oils from the hair. Use these sparingly to avoid drying our your hair. Ensure that the shampoo does not contain silicone and that you are not following up with a conditioner or styling product that contains silicones.
    • Common silicone ingredients to avoid: Dimethicone, Cyclomethicone, Amodimethicone, Dimethiconol, Trimethicone, Cyclomethicone/Cyclopentasiloxane
  • Use a mild shampoo that has more gentle sulfate ingredients: Sodium cocyl isethionate, sodium lauryl sulfoacetate, dioctyl sidum sulfosuccionate, methyl cocoyl
  • Use a clarifying shampoo or treatment such as the DevaCurl Buildup Buster Miceller Cleansing Serum (review here)
  • Mix baking soda in with your shampoo or co-wash as a scalp scrub. Be sure to follow up with conditioner or deep conditioner.
  • Mix apple cider vinegar and water and rinse your hair with it to remove buildup, add shine, and soften the hair
Apple Cider Vinegar Rinse for Hair

What are the benefits of clarifying using apple cider vinegar?
  • Balances the pH of your scalp/hair. Frizzy hair is more alkaline.
  • Antimicrobial, controls scalp fungus and itchiness
  • Contains Vitamin C and B
  • Helps exfoliate away dead skin cells 
  • Anti-inflammatory and soothes dandruff

How do you use apple cider vinegar to clarify your hair?
Watch the video above to see the step-by-step routine. Mix 2 parts water with 2 parts raw apple cider vinegar.

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How to Clarify Hair using apple cider vinegar

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-CurlMix Wash & Go Routine

VIDEO: Curl Mix Wash & Go Routine & Review

Sunday, September 29, 2019
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I'm so excited to share with you a new wash & go routine using the CurlMix Vanilla Berry Wash + Go System with Organic Castor Oil for Strengthening Hair. I heard sooo many great things about CurlMix I knew I needed to test it out for y'all. I was most excited for the flaxseed gel because I love strong hold and definition. They are also fully sulfate, silicone, and paraben free. The ingredients are also natural and organic.

CurlMix has a fun quiz you can take on their site to determine which wash & go kit is best for your curl type and needs. My results came back with the castor oil line for strengthening!
In the video, I take you through the full wash day routine, starting in the shower with the clarfying shampoo to remove build-up. I loved how much lather this shampoo produce and got my hair really clean. I even did an oil treatment on my scalp before this, and it removed it well!

Next up is the conditioner, which is super hydrating and has great slip. My hair was detangled like a breeze and felt moisturized and ready for styling products.

It's important to use the styling products on soaking wet hair, so I applied them in the shower when it was still dripping. I also flipped my head over to get more volume.
I first used the moisturizer, which is essentially a curl cream. I focused this on the lower half of my hair to hydrate my ends. Then I followed up with the pure flaxseed gel, and coated my hair in this. I finished off with scrunching, and then used the Denman brush around the top layer just to smooth frizz and create ringlets on top.

After plopping for a bit with my Hair RePear towel, I diffused on low heat and low airflow. After diffusing my curls had so much body and definition, but they didn't feel dry or too stiff. I was impressed.

Products Used:
CurlMix Wash & Go Routine

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