Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Her Body is Changing and So is Her Hair.......

Brown Girls Hair

My daughter will be 9 next month and her body has changed a lot over the past year. Not only did I have to start buying her training bra's (Lord help us), she has grown from a size 8 to a size 14 in 9 months. With the fast changes of her body, her hair has changed too.

I'm back to the stage of figuring out her hair again. It constantly stays dry....no matter what I do. I moisturize, I seal, I co-wash.....what the heck is going on??? Her hair growth has slowed down too. Now I'm back to the drawing board of trying to figure out what's going to work for this new stage that her hair is in.

I'm an totally up for suggestions and ideas especially if you have or have had a daughter to go through a similar phase.

Back to the drawing board...........I need help!!


Thursday, September 19, 2013

*Video* How To Make Your Own Hair Oil

Here is the video version of the series of posts that I wrote on How To Make Your Own Hair Oils!! 


Natural Hair Dolls!

My daughter and I are totally loving these cute Natural Hair Dolls by Karen Byrd!! These cute babies go for $44.99 and up! She does an awesome job styling these dolls hair to look like us!!

Can you keep a secret? My daughter doesn't know one of these cuties will be under her Christmas Tree!!

Get one for your little girl to keep and cherish for life!! You can browse the dolls and purchase one here!


Wednesday, September 18, 2013

How to Make Your Own Hair Oil

FIRST READ this post about how to discover the right hair oils for your hair!

Now that you have discovered what hair oils work for YOU, you can now read on to learn how to make your own hair oils.

For starters, I like to suggest that you use equal parts of each oil in your mixture.

For example if you are going to use grapeseed, olive, and avocado oils, use the same amount of each oil.

1/3 cup grapeseed oil
1/3 cup olive oil
1/3 cup avocado oil

In my mixture for Brown Girl, I like to use more grapeseed oil in her hair then the others so my recipe looks something like this:

2/3 cup grapeseed oil
1/3 cup coconut oil
2 teaspoons castor oil

Sometimes I make it without the castor oil or with a little less coconut oil. It just depends on what her hair needs at the time.

The great things about making your own oil is:
1. It saves MONEY $$$.
2. It's tailored to what your hair needs.
3. You know exactly what the ingredients are.
4. It's fun!

I use the Roots Only Bottle to apply the oil to Brown Girls Hair!! Read about it here!

Check out the video version of this post here!!


Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Roots Only Comb Applicator Bottle Review

Roots Only Bottle

I purchased my roots only bottle at a local Sally's store for $6.99.

The Roots Only comb applicator bottle claims to offer the following benefits:
*evenly distributes solutions so you use less
*no parting or sectioning required
*apply evenly in hard to reach areas

These are the instructions for how to use the bottle:

Scalp conditioning easy as 1,2,3!
1 Add desired amount of oil/conditioner to roots only applicator bottle
2 Comb and squeeze to condition scalp and roots
3 style and go for gorgeous hair

Hair color
1 mix solution and apply by combing to scalp and new growth
2 process and rinse per manufacturer's instructions
3 style and go for gorgeous hair


Did the bottle evenly distribute the oil so that less oil was used?

Yes!! The bottle evenly distributed the oil causing me to use less and it really works!!

Was parting and sectioning required?

No. I did not have to part or section her hair to comb through it with the bottle. Before using the bottle, I took my daughters hair down, combed through it, and let it hang. Then, I used the bottle to comb the oil through with no problem at all. 

Roots Only Bottle

Did the oil apply evenly in hard to reach areas?

Because I'm not using the bottle on my hair, there are no hard to reach areas. The oil did apply evenly to my daughters hair.

My thoughts......

I really like using this bottle and will continue to use it to oil my daughters hair. It works wonderfully!!
I like that the bottle has the measurements on it because I can see how much oil I am using each time. The bottle holds up to 4oz of oil.

I will also purchase another bottle and use it to distribute leave-in conditioner in my daughters hair on wash day!!

If I ever decide to be bold and add highlights to my hair, I will use this bottle to do it!! I do recommend this product, especially to those who have a lot of hair to oil. It's truly a life saver!!


Monday, September 16, 2013

How To Make Zig Zag Parts

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This video was requested by one of our YouTube subscribers and I was so glad to do it!! If you have any hairstyles that you would like to see a tutorial of or any techniques that you would like to see me do, please leave a comment or send me an e-mail. My address is browngirlshair@gmail.com.

I reply to all comments and e-mails! I will do my best to honor your tutorial requests if possible.

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Small Zig Zag

This hairstyle can be seen here!

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Large/Wide Zig Zag

This hairstyle can be seen here!

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Zig Zag with Antlers

This hairstyle can be seen here!


Wednesday, September 11, 2013

DIY - How to Make a Headband

This video shows you how to make your own headband with a detachable hair bow!!

The cool things about this are:
1. You can wear the hair bow 3 different ways.
2. You can mix and match the hair bows on the headband!!
3. You can make as many headbands and hair bows as you want!!

How cool is that?


Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Discover "Your" Hair Oils

Hair Oils

It is very easy and simple to make your own hair oils. But before you can make your own hair oil, you must first Discover "Your" Hair Oil.

The challenging part is finding out what hair oils your hair will love! There are tons of carrier oils that are great for the hair coconut oil, grapeseed oil, avocado oil, castor oil, jojoba oil, virgin olive oil, just to name a few.

Take the steps below to find the oils that are best for your hair.

1. Research each oil and it's properties to see which oil will possibly meet the needs of your hair. For example, if you have an issue with dry scalp, grapeseed oil would be a good oil to try due to the amount of linoleic acid it contains. A good place to start your research is here.

2. Use each oil (that you have determined will be best for your hair) individually on your hair to see how your hair reacts to it. Using each oil individually for a period of time, maybe a week or two, allows you to see how your hair reacts to it in all types of weather (hot, humid, and rainy days).

3. Keep a record of how your hair reacts in each situation. Keep in mind when the seasons change, you may have to test to see how your hair reacts to it on (cold and windy day etc)

Yes, I know this seems like it will take a lot of time, but trust me, you will be very pleased once you find the "perfect" oil(s) for your hair!

If your hair loves it, then you can keep that oil and possibly mix it with other oils that your hair loves to come up with your own "perfect" hair oil treatment. You can even warm the oils up to use as a hot oil treatment.

Do you already make your own oils? What oils does your hair love?

Click here to read How to Make Your Own Hair oils?


Saturday, September 7, 2013

The Bead Barrette Winners are........

Thanks to all of you who entered The Bead Barrette Giveaway!

The winners were picked randomly by Rafflecopter and are announced via Rafflecopter below!

Congratulations to you all!! Winners check your e-mails for how to claim your prize!

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Labor Day Weekend Hair Adventure

Hi Everybody!!

I think by now, all of the kids are back in school! Hurray!!! This past weekend was quit adventurous for us in the hair department.

If you follow us on instagram and facebook, you got a peek into what we did this weekend. If you don't please follow us now and I'll catch you up to speed with what we did!!

First, I had no plans to do hair this weekend. I thought that I was going to have a nice relaxing break from the everyday hustle and bustle of life......NOT!

My daughter brought a party invitation to my bed at 9:30 Saturday morning (which is EARLY to me) for a party that was at 2:00 the same day! It's not just a normal party, it's a swimming party. We already have sewing class on Saturdays that starts at noon.

That meant I had to jump out of bed and put some quick braids in her hair for this swimming party! Well, if she swims what else does that mean? Oh NOOO....I have to wash hair. This was NOT in my plans for the weekend, but there was no way that I could look my little girl in the face and tell her that she couldn't go to her best friends party because of my lazy ways! LOL

It would have helped if I had the invitation early so that I could get my mind right, geesh!!

Anyway, she had a great time and I just wanted to share some pictures with you of the quick style that I did this weekend!

Brown Girls Hair

Brown Girls Hair

Took the braids out to wash it!

How was your weekend?



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