Monday, July 29, 2013

OOTW- 3 Piece Unisex Short Set

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bracelets and details

The top and shorts are made with snake skin print perfect for a girl or boy!
This outfit can be purchased here.

Brown Girls Hair

Thursday, July 25, 2013

"Daddy, What is a Pimp?"

Brown Girl with her Dad!

Last night I was lying in bed resting and my husband was on the computer next to me. Our daughter, who is 8 years old, came in the room and politely asked "Daddy, What is a pimp?"

Some of you would probably be alarmed if your child asked you this, not us. Probably because we have already raised 3 boys who are pretty much grown (16, 19, and 22), so nothing really surprises us anymore. Besides, our daughter is way beyond her years and I think having much older siblings has a lot to do with it.

Our approach to raising our children has always been, Knowledge is Power! We want our children to be informed about things that could possibly destroy them even at a early age.  The way our parents raised us ("What they don't know won't hurt them" or "Because I told you so") mentality would not work in this day and time because information (good and bad) is at the click of a mouse, or the touch of a smartphone, or on the tv screen.

Our parents and Grandparents were right about one part of it, What they don't know won't hurt them, I would like to add that  IT WILL KILL them!

If you don't tell your kids, there friends sure will. And keep in mind, the things you may shield your children from at home, when they go to school, they'll interact with other kids who's parents don't care! There friends nor the computer is where you want your child being least I hope it's not.
The dictionary says it too kindly.
Anyway, her Dad looked at me and went on to answer her question, "A pimp is a man who tries to make you do bad things with your body for money. He's approach is usually as a nice guy then he turns to a very mean person." Then he went on to remind her again(we've already had this talk with her before) of the things she should never let anyone do to her and reminded her to always tell if anyone ever tries to do anything to hurt her or touch her inappropriately. He reassured her that he is here to protect her.

She understood and glady went back to playing. I think it is very important for us to communicate with our children on their level so that they are aware and know what's right and wrong even for an adult to do to or with them. They should know that there are limits that anyone should have when it comes to their bodies and personal space.

With all the child trafficking and craziness going on today, we have to do everything that we can to protect and educate our children.

What do you think?

**side note: Do you know who your neighbors are? Check out the sex offender registry in your area to find out!

Brown Girls Hair

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

No More Suave for Us

TRESemme' Shampoo

I've officially changed our regular shampoo and conditioner from Suave to TRESemme'. Suave was my "go-to" shampoo and conditioner for my daughter when I would run out of Cara B or whatever natural shampoo that I was using at the time on my daughters hair.

On the other hand, it was the ONLY shampoo and conditioner that I used on MY hair all of the time for as long as I can remember. The reason I used it on my hair is because 1. it worked and 2. it was cheap...yep I said it, it was cheap!

Why did I decide to make this change?

Last month(June 2013), I went on a vacation with my husband and several other couples. Because we were flying and I was only taking a carry on, all of my liquids had to be in 3oz bottles. Well that meant I had to either purchase shampoo and conditioner in 3 oz containers or I had to bottle my own products into 3oz travel bottles.

Well, I was not about to bottle up anything. I went to the travel section in Walmart and the only shampoo and conditioner that was in 3oz travel bottles was TRESemmee'. I looked and looked and looked for some Suave and couldn't find any so I was like ok, this will give me the opportunity to try this product that I probably won't have if I wasn't in this situation.  I grabbed a couple of the shampoos and 3 of the conditioners.

While on vacation, I used them and loved them both. I found that just one wash with the shampoo was enough to clean my hair because when I washed more than one time, it stripped my hair more than I liked. It really didn't matter because when I applied the conditioner, I loved the way it made my hair feel. It was so smooth and silky feeling. I could really feel the moisture being added back into my hair.

After using it while on vacation, I was sold. When I returned home, I purchased the largest bottles that I could find of the shampoo and conditioner. I was so glad that I found a great product that works for us and doesn't cost a arm and a leg! I will definitely use the conditioner way more than the shampoo but they are both great products in my book!

Do you use any TRESemme' products? Which are your favorites?

TRESemme' Conditioners

Brown Girls Hair

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Natural Hair Summer Celebration & Appreciation Day

I received an e-mail yesterday about an event that is being sponsored by Taliah Waajid and The Three Sisters of Nature. 

It is a FREE event that will include: Free Natural Hair Consultations, Free Workshops, Free and Discounted Hairstyling, Free Natural Hair Product Samples, and  Natural Hair, Health & Beauty Exhibitors, and Family Fun!

You can read the full brochure of the event here.

The free event is being held on July 21, 2013 at the Renaissance Atlanta Waverly Hotel & Convention Center located at 2450 Galleria Parkway, Atlanta, Ga. 30339.

I just might see you there......

Brown Girls Hair

Monday, July 8, 2013

Natural Cornrows and Ponytails Hairstyle

cute hairstyles for little girls braids cornrows
4th of July 2013

These pictures were taken after a loonng day of play. It rained the entire week and day of the 4th of July where we live so her hair did survive a humid wet day.

How was your 4th?

Brown Girls Hair

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

How to Make Beaded Ponytail Holders

DIY Ponytail Holders

You can make this easy hair accessory in about 10 minutes.

Items you will need:
beads of your choice

Cut 3 pieces of thread in the following lengths: 5', 6', and 7' respectively.
Take the 5' thread and tie it to the ponytail holder in a knot.
Add beads to the thread. I added about 8 beads. Alternate the shapes and colors as you desire.
Tie and knot to the last bead to hold it in place. 

Repeat the same steps for the 6' and 7' inch pieces of thread. Make sure you space out the thread on the ponytail holders. (Don't put them too close together.)
I added about 12 beads to the 6' thread and 15 beads to the 7' thread.

Whoa La! Now you have your own designed ponytail holders!

Brown Girls Hair

Monday, July 1, 2013

OOTW-Let's celebrate the 4th of July

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It's finally summer and it's no better time to be cool and look cute doing it!

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Lace is "IN" and we are rocking it!

cute bracelet
Peek a Boo! LOL

This cute outfit can be purchased here.
The bracelet can be purchased here.

I'll show you how to make this cute hair accessory here!

Have a Happy Monday!

Brown Girls Hair


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