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VIDEO: Carol's Daughter Wash Day Delight Review & Demo

Sunday, February 16, 2020
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Clarifying your naturally curly hair is SO important for maintaining scalp help. Clarifying removes product buildup on the scalp, dead skin, oil, sweat, etc. It also helps the length of your hair not be too weighed down and curl up better. If you haven't already seen it, I did a video here all about how to clarify and the benefits.

Today's video is a review and a demo on how to use the new Carol's Daughter Wash Day Delight Water to Foam Shampoo. This curly girl method approved product lathers up to deeply cleanse the hair and scalp without stripping or tangling your hair. The Liquid Micellar technology attracts buildup like a magnet, and the aloe ingredient moisturizes the hair and prevents it from feeling stripped.

One of the things I really love about it is the water formula and precision nozzle, so product goes straight to your scalp and covers the surface. Best of all, it's priced at only $10.99 on Amazon and in stores, and you get 16.9 fl oz.

Watch the video above for a demo to see how I use it in the shower.

Products Shown:
Carol's Daughter Wash Day Delight Review


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Amika

VIDEO: DEVACURL DUPES & Cheaper Alternatives

Sunday, February 09, 2020
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If you've seen the buzz online the past few weeks about DevaCurl, many people have been sharing stories about hair loss, damage to their hair, and scalp issues that they believe are attributed to the products.
I'm not interested in speculating about why this is happening or getting involved with any negativity, however many of you have asked me about my thoughts on the situation, and what other curly hair brands that I recommend using. I have featured them so much in the past because I truly liked their products, so I feel as though it is necessary to address it and help provide a solution for you.

I have never experienced any damage to my hair from DevaCurl however after the overwhelming claims recently, I do not feel comfortable continuing to use them at this time and want to play it safe.
I am very sorry if any of you have experienced negative reactions to their products, and I want to provide you with alternatives that I have tried before and love. I hope there are answers for everyone soon, and those that are suffering from damage will find relief.

In order to find some alternative products, I dug through my collection and read countless ingredient labels to try and find some similarities to the most liked DevaCurl products.

I had planned to do this video anyways as part of the Curly Haircare for Beginners playlist, because I wanted to provide some cheaper alternatives and drugstore dupes for DevaCurl. However, I decided to just focus on which products gave me the most similar, if not better results, whether they are drugstore or higher end.

Disclaimer:
Some of these alternative product suggestions are not "all natural" or completely preservative free. Many people have expression concern for the various preservatives and chemicals that are often found in products, and some are interested in switching to all natural products only. However at this time, I am focusing on providing the closest product alternatives, and did not exclude products that contain preservatives, fragrance, etc. If this is something that you are interested in seeing, I can do more research to find brands that are strictly natural.
As always, do research before you buy, and know what you are using.

Now, into my DevaCurl dupes! Watch the video above to hear about why I chose these products.

*Products listed as a "dupe" contain very close ingredient lists, and "alternative" contain similar ingredients that have worked in the same way for me.*

No Poo & One Condition alternative:
  • Not Your Mother's Curl Talk Shampoo - Ulta or Target
  • Not Your Mother's Curl Talk 3-in-1 Conditioner - Ulta or Target
Build Up Buster dupe:
  • Carol's Daughter Wash Day Delight Water to Foam Micellar Shampoo - Amazon or Target
Deep Sea Repair alternative:
  • Shea Moisture Manuka Honey & Mafura Oil Intensive Hydration Hair Masque - Target
Melt Into Moisture alternative:
Wave Maker alternative:
  • Not Your Mother's Curl Talk Cream - Ulta or Target
Styling Cream dupe:
B'Leave In:
  • Unfortunately I do not know of an alternative of this product, but please comment below if you know of one!
SuperCream alternative:
Light Defining Gel dupe:
  • Not Your Mother's Curl Talk Gel - Ulta or Target
Ultra Defining Gel & The Curl maker alternatives:
  • Dippity Do Girls with Curls GelĂ©e - TJMaxx/Marshall's or Amazon
  • OUIDAD Advanced Climate Control Heat & Humidity Stronger Hold Gel - Amazon or Ulta
More product suggestions on my Amazon store.

Watch my recent video on How to Find the Right Products for your Curl Type - for Beginners to learn more.

Devacurl Dupes & Cheaper Alternatives


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-How to Create Curl Clumps with Volume
Amika

VIDEO: How to Create CURL CLUMPS with Volume

Sunday, February 02, 2020
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Today we're going in depth about how to create curl clumps, or those chunky defined ringlets. I'm covering ways to prep your hair, styling techniques, and tips for still maintaining volume if you hair fine, low density hair like mine.

Products Used:

Videos mentioned:
Curly hair for beginners playlist
How to Make Hair Curlier
How to Deep Condition Curly Hair
How to Get Volume & Prevent Flat Roots
How to Clarify & Remove Buildup
How to Use Olaplex to Repair Damaged Hair

How to Clump Curls


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-Everyday Natural Makeup Routine, Quick & Realistic
Cetaphil

VIDEO: Everyday Natural Makeup Routine - Quick & Realistic

Sunday, January 26, 2020
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My everyday makeup routine has really scaled back the past year or two, and it's been a while since I shared my updated routine with y'all. Most mornings I'm in a hurry for work and don't want to do a full face of makeup. I've also stopped using liquid foundation for the past year, and have seen a huge improvement in my skin. Let me know if I should film an updated skincare routine, because I've changed up quite a few things since I last shared one!

I originally started wearing just tinted moisturizer and powder in the summer, because I wanted light makeup, however I loved the quick routine so much that I've been wearing it year round.

I also have been testing out the new Urban Decay Stay Naked collection, which includes a concealer, powder foundation, liquid foundation (I haven't used yet), and blush/bronzer/highlight palette.

Products Used:
Brushes Used:

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-How to Find the Right Products for Your Curl Type - for Beginners

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VIDEO: How to Find the Right Products for Your Curl Type - for Beginners

Sunday, January 19, 2020
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This is a big one y'all, and packed with information. Today's topic is all about how to select the best curly hair products for your curl type, porosity, weather, and more. There are so many factors that can affect curly hair, it's like solving a puzzle when shopping for products. I'm here to simplify it for you the best I can, so in the video I included lots of text and visuals to help outline it.

Here are the steps to finding the right products:

Step 1: Learn your curl type & porosity

Curl Type
First determine your curl's pattern or texture. I don't think it's necessary to stress over classifying it by A, B, or C, because we naturally have a combination of many patterns. However knowing whether it is wavy, curly, or coily/kinky is key.

Source: NaturallyCurly.com

Hair Porosity
Hair porosity is defined by how well your hair can absorb and retain moisture. This is one of the biggest influences on how your hair behaves. There are several test out there, but I think watching for signs is the most accurate way to determine your hair's porosity.

Source: thenopoomethod.com

Signs of Low Porosity Hair
  • You often get build up from products
  • Your hair takes a long time to dry
  • Water beads on the surface of your hair, and takes a while to become saturated
  • Protein treatments can make your hair feel straw-like
Signs of Normal Porosity Hair:
  • Hair feels balanced, and is not too dry or weighed down
  • You can use many types of products and have consistent results
  • Humidity doesn't impact your hair
  • You have not bleached or colored your hair
  • Your hair is shiny and bouncy
Signs of High Porosity Hair:
  • Hair is often very frizzy
  • Very sensitive to humidity
  • Hair can appear dull
  • Hair tangles very easily
  • Hair dries fast
  • Absorbs water quickly, and soaks up product
  • Hair responds well to protein treatments (restores bounce & shine)

Step 2: Determine your climate
Did you know the climate you live in directly affects your hair? The biggest influence is dew points and humidity, or how much water is in the air. This is why people often change up their styling routines as the seasons change, to accommodate dry winter hair and humid summer weather.

When should you avoid glycerin ingredients and other humectants?

  • Dew points below 30°F (-1° C)
  • Dew points above 60°F (16°C)

If you're lucky enough to live in a climate that oftentimes falls between the dew points above (think California), then you can use a variety of ingredients, including glycerin.

Weather apps like The Weather Channel will tell you the dew point when looking at the detailed forecast.

You can also check out the helpful Frizz Forecast tool from NaturallyCurly.com for more on how your daily weather will impact your hair.

Step 3: Know the Essential Product Types
I've covered this topic more in the video I did on How to Apply Products in the Right Order.

Basically, the essentials you will need:
  • Shampoo
  • Conditioner
  • Stylers: leave-in conditioner, curl cream, gel or mousse
Other products:
  • Deep conditioner (I think this actually an essential)
  • Clarifying shampoo
  • Oils
  • Hairspray

Step 4: Research Online & Read Product Ingredients
If you wish to follow the Curly Girl Method, it can be overwhelming learning all the scientific terms and recognizing sulfates, silicones, and alcohol ingredients to avoid. I like using Curlsbot.com, where you can copy/paste the ingredients list and it will tell you if it's approved. I usually copy the ingredients list from the product description.
Watch this video to learn how to start the Curly Girl Method

Step 5: Select Your Products
Shopping online makes it easy to research and filter products based on hair type. Naturallycurly.com also has a shop that has filters for hair type, ingredients, etc.

I also have my Amazon store, where I add all my favorite products to one place so you can always shop my stash. The products on there are always CGM approved.

Keep in mind, that not all products that are listed as "sulfate free" are also silicone free, and vice versa. Also, products labeled as "naturally derived" or for "textured hair" do not mean they are free of those ingredients. Always check the ingredient label!

Now I'm sure you're wondering, what products do I recommend? I'm going to list some of my favorite affordable, drugstore brands.
Helpful chart if you're shopping Shea Moisture:


How to Find the Right Products for your Curl Type

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