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Product Rave: Argan Oil

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Argan Oil is the bomb.com. The brand I use is One n' Only Argan Oil.
This is the only product you need to use on your Virgin/Remy Hair Extensions. It leaves your hair smooth and frizz free. I previously used John Frieda's Frizz ease on my extensions but it did nothing for me and my extensions would still get frizzy. Argan Oil also works great my own hair. I love finding products that work effectively on my extensions and my real hair. This is definitely a product that does. The bottle is small but it  lasts long. A little goes a long way and I use a dime size each time I use it.

I bought mine at Sally's Beauty Supply for $13.19 CAD (excluding tax). You can find it online on Ebay or Amazon.

Hope you dolls are having a fab holiday xoxo

Spotlight: Lacefront Wigs

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I have a pet peeve for horrible hairlines courtesy Lacefront Wigs. Wearing lacefront wigs is hard and even celebrities get it wrong.  Bottom line is, you do not want to look like you are wearing a helmet.
Prior to jumping on the " Remy and Virgin Hair" bandwagon, I wore a lot of synthetic lacefront wigs and this past summer, i wore a Brazilian Remy lacefront wig so everything I say is simply from my own experience or from what I have observed. The purpose of this post is not to offend anyone.

 Lacefront Wigs: Donts
DO NOTglue down your lacefront wig.  I have seen people wear their lacefront wigs and the residue of the glue is still visible along the hairline. A lot of people use glue but I wouldn't recommend it just because I worry about the long term effect the use of glue could have on your hairline.
DO NOTwear the wig way in front of your natural hairline, this will create a very unnatural looking hairline and that helmet look you do not want.

What I used to do: I would …

Hair Debate: Does Brazilian Hair Really Exist?

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Here's a funny pic someone sent to me on BBM last week.

There has been a lot of debate on black hair forums, Youtube etc. on the origin of Virgin Brazilian Hair Extensions.Brazilian hair is probably the most sought after type of hair for African (American) women. This is because the texture blends well with the texture of  African (American) hair.

So the debate is on the true origin of Brazilian Hair. A lot of people would argue that "Brazilian Hair" is not from Brazil. Some argue that it is originally Chinese/Indian hair that is processed to a texture that is then referred to as "Brazilian Hair".

Where do I stand on this debate?
Real Brazilian Hair does exist, but it is very pricey. What I am sure of is that it is probably not available in mass quantities like Indian Hair. We all know that there is a large number of consumers of Brazilian Hair and a equally increasing number of companies selling Brazilian Hair. So it is pretty obvious that not all " Brazil…

Final Update: My Brazilian Hair 3/4 Wig

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I got a fresh relaxer on December 14th and I re-installed the 3/4 Wig on December 17th. I only relax my new growth/roots so only my roots are bone straight.
I complained in the previous post that this hair is silkier than my previous Brazilian hair extensions but the hair when curled does not appear silky at all. People actually think it is my hair.... when I say people I mean people who know I wear extensions and have also seen my real hair. The length is very believable and the volume looks natural.

Next post will be on my Holiday Hair. I want the bombshell look for Christmas & New Year so think longer, more voluminous hair... I am too excited!

Have a great week y'all :)





DIY: First Look at My Brazilian 3/4 Wig

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I know what y'all are thinking and the answer is YES!! I am a Weave-A-Holic.

I had some free time on my hands yesterday.. it was my day off and while I was organizing my storage, I found two unused bundles of Virgin Brazilian Hair 16 inches . One bundle was a Brazilian Body Wave (Natural Black) and the other bundle was straight with a slight wave (Natural dark brown). I decided to make a 3/4 Wig with the two random bundles. When I started thinking about switching to Brazilian hair, I ordered samples from different companies and the two bundles are most likely samples from different sellers.

I used the natural dark brown bundle on the bottom and the natural black bundle on top and this created a very subtle Ombre effect which is hard to see in the pictures :(
I was so eager to make the wig that I forgot take a picture of the bundles prior making the 3/4 wig and I finished the wig in a  little over two hours. I am getting pretty good at this :) I am never going back to sew ins... ev…

Ebay Haul

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Can't believe it is December already. This year went by super fast!! I am really behind on my Christmas shopping and I have to get a move on asap.
I have been doing a lot of random searching on Ebay to find some things I couldn't find elsewhere online or in stores. Below are the items from my recent Ebay Haul.  ** All the sellers ship Worldwide so you can purchase the items from anywhere in the world **
If you want anything, anything at all, you can probably find it on Ebay.. the selection is craaazyyy!! 

1. Thermal Cap

I bought this because I have wanted a deep conditioning cap for as long as I can remember but I was a bit eerie about buying one that needed to be plugged in so I am glad I found this alternative. I hope it works!!
Buy it Here



2. Big Bendy Rollers


I need Big Bendy Rollers for more voluminous curls. The ones I have currently are smaller sized.
Buy It Here
3.Satin Sleep Cap




This is another item I wanted that is way overpriced in stores in my area. Satin sleep caps ar…

DIY: My Second 3/4 Wig Using Brazilian (Body Wave) Hair Extensions

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Second time is the charm!!

I am done making my new 3/4 wig with the Brazilian Body Wave Hair Extensions from my previous post.

This time I did a much better job and it took me less time than the first time. I did not cut my wefts at all, not even in the front, unlike my 1st U-part wig.Practice does make perfect! This is my 2nd attempt at a 3/4 wig and I have to give myself kudos on that note.



First Look At My New Brazilian Virgin & Remy Body Wave Hair

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I received my New Brazilian Body Wave Hair Extensions yesterday. Instead of buying the lengths individually, I bought a 3 bundle combo. My combo had 3 bundles of hair:16 inches, 18 inches and 20 inches. They have different combos to choose from.
The 16 inch and 20 inch bundle are a Color 1 and the 18 inch bundle is a (Natural Black) 1B. The 16 inch and 20 inch were dyed to a Color 1 so they are not Virgin but the 18 inch is Virgin.

I initially wanted 4 bundles but I changed my mind last minute and decide to stick to my usual 3 bundles. I want it to look similar to Angela Simmons' hair in her Peta Ad. I also know I can achieve more volume with flexi/bendy rollers or a curling wand.
My Initial Thoughts:
I love it so far. It is so soft and I have been running my hands through the bundles and it doesn't shed a lot so far (I got about 4 strands from running my hand through all 3 bundles). It is so so soft which is impressive because it was dyed and sometimes when hair is dyed it can…

Product Rave: St. Ives Naturally Clear Green Tea Scrub

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I bought this scrub from the Real Canadian Superstore for 3.77 CAD (taxes not included). It smells great and it clears breakouts. It is oil-free so if you have oily skin or combination skin like me you can use it without worrying about it leaving your skin oily.

This cleanser has replaced my other favorite scrub St. Ives Apricot Scrub. It is gentler and it leaves my skin feeling clean and fresh.I have been using it for a month and I love the results.

Please try it if you have acne or experience breakouts.
5 stars for sure :)

Back To Hair Extensions :)

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#Happydance

I have been wearing my Real Hair for about a month now and I was determined to wear it until the excessive shedding stopped. It is officially winter so I was hoping that would happen soon so I could go back to wearing my hair extensions. So yesterday on the bus, I bumped into two friends I haven't seen in ages and they said my real hair looked "Luscious and Healthy ". That was my cue that I can now go back to hair extensions without feeling guilty about the health of my hair. The Egg protein treatments did wonders for me!!!

So Christmas is almost here and I have been going back and forth on what I want to do to my hair. I haven't made up my mind but I know want to look fabulous :p

I never thought i'd say this but....
After seeing Angela Simmons' drool worthy hair in the Peta Ad, I am considering using 4 bundles of hair for the first time because I really want to recreate this look but I do not want it as long as she has it. The longest I will con…

Virgin Hair Extensions: The Good, The Bad & The Ugly Truth

This post is strictly concerning "Virgin" human hair extensions. I have read a infinite number of opinions on forums, watched several videos on youtube and even discussed this topic with my friends. I came to one obvious conclusion "There Is No Such Thing As Perfect Hair Extensions". First of all, you need to have realistic expectations when buying hair extensions so you will not be disappointed. No matter what company you buy from or how much you pay per pack\bundle, no hair is 100% perfect.The best way to find a good company is to do your research or ask your friends/family for referrals. As much as I love Youtube I will not buy every hair a guru recommends simply because one persons' experience may be different from mine. I also understand that what is "good hair" to me may not be "good hair" to you.

My Personal Definition of "Good Hair Extensions"?
The hair has minimal shedding.The hair has minimal-no tangling.If the hair is &quo…

Real Hair Update!!

I mentioned in my previous posts that I was experiencing excessive shedding with my natural hair. So right now I am not wearing a weave or a 3/4 wig because I want to nurse my hair back to health. I intend to have my extensions back in, just in time for Christmas

My Current Hair Regimen:
I shampoo and deep condition my hair once a weekI Prepoo and Co-wash once a weekI moisturize and seal daily ( concentrating on my tips because they are so brittle)I massage Virgin Coconut Oil onto my scalp 3 times a weekI do a egg protein treatment once a week( this is probably the part of my regimen that has helped the most, my hair feels stronger after each treatment) Do make sure you deep condition after each egg protein treatment to make sure the hair is moisturized.Also I wear my hair in protective styles (e.g Buns). The weather is cold and it my tips are fragile so it is vital to protect them when I am out and about. So far so good I am seeing a big improvement and the shedding has reduced. 
I wil…

Reveal: My Real Hair

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I like wearing hair extensions but I am also passionate about taking good care of my Natural Hair. I have always had "good hair" or that is what people always tell me. What I know for sure is that growing long black hair takes a lot of time and commitment. I am originally Nigerian and I have been relaxed since I was 14.
I relax my hair every 4 months (3 times a year). I use Soft & Beautiful Just For Me Kids Relaxer. This is the same relaxer I have used since I was 14 and I continue to use till date.
For the past year, I have been too busy to dedicate a lot of time to my natural hair and it shows because I am experiencing a lot of shedding, breakage and I have split ends. I also think wearing weave extensions led to a lot of breakage because the extensions were directly sewn onto my hair.

So I am making a brand new commitment and starting my Hair Growth Journey over and I pledge to take care of my hair and get back to my hair care routine. This routine includes deep condi…

DIY: First Time 3/4 Wig (U-Part) using Virgin Brazilian Hair Extensions

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There is a first time for everything :)

I watch Youtube videos daily and after seeing a number of videos on 3/4 wigs, i decided to make a 3one for myself. I was looking for an alternative to regular sew-in weaves since sew-in weaves are too damn itchy. After a week I already want to take my weave out.

Making a 3/4 wig is time consuming and I have to give myself kudos for my 1st attempt. It did not turn out perfect but i was satisfied with the results. I messed up a little in the front but I found a way to patch it up and it still turned out pretty. My friends raved when they saw my hair, they thought I got the extensions sewn in and were surprised when i told them it was a 3/4 wig.I actually think I will stick to 3/4 wigs from now on.

I installed the Virgin Brazilian Hair from my previous post on a spandex cap.This hair is the bomb!! This is my 3rd install and I have never had better hair. Everyone thought I installed brand new extensions. It has minimalshedding and does not tangle at…

Best Affordable Products for Virgin Brazilian Hair Extensions

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If you invest in virgin hair extensions, you have to use  the right products in order to get the most out of your investment. I am narrowing it down to the products that worked best for me. At first i assumed pricier products would be better but Nexxus products made my hair frizzy and harder to manage so I decided to try more economical brands.

1) Moisturizing Shampoo & Conditioner
This is essential, avoid using any shampoo or conditioner. It has to be a MOISTURIZING shampoo and conditioner.
Herbal Essences Hello Hydration 2 in 1 Shampoo + conditioner & Herbal Essences Hello Hydration Moisturizing Conditioner. .
OR
 Dove Damage Therapy Intensive Repair Conditioner

**Tip: I co-wash my virgin hair extensions at least 2x per week. I shampoo once a month or less to clean my hair. When I shampoo, I use the 2 in 1 shampoo+ conditioner followed by the moisturizing conditioner and it leaves my hair buttery soft. Do not the 2 in 1 Shampoo + conditioner on its own.**

2) Leave-in-conditioner
A l…