NATURAL HAIR (product feature w/ pics!)

Back this summer I was looking to add to my hair product stock.  The few products that I do own suffices for my hair regime. I have Blue Magic which is a classic–a must have to remind me of the days of my youth, Sulfer 8, Indian Hemp, and Paul Mitchells’ Generic Line Leave-In Conditioner. That’s it.  Years ago I stopped ‘oooh’ing’ and ‘aww’ing’ over the counsel given to me by popular YouTuber’s about the latest trend in Natural Hair products. For one, those products cost! Five different kinds of name brand natural hair products adds up! Two, everything does not make your hair grow faster. Sorry ladies. hashtag Truth.  Once I realized that growing natural hair is about care (how you treat the hair) first, and thennnnn care mixed with the right products, I began to simply focus on caring for my hair.

And so back this summer, as I was saying, I wanted to add something to my current stock, but I didn’t want anything on the market at WalMart. I wanted  plain ol’ natural.  It wasn’t shortly after searching the internet for my local natural product makers that a friend of mine introduced me to JB Naturals. I was grateful that my search was cut short by my friend’s recommendation.

After I got the chance to speak with Keisha, the Florida based owner of JB Naturals, I went to her website JB Naturals to check out her products.  Obviously I was super excited to see that she has an ALL NATURAL line of hair care products!  I ordered three of her products:

•Growth Oil,

•Leave-In Conditioner,

•Aloe Revitalizer Spray (see website for pic).10-6c

I committed to using the products for 60 days!  I know, right? 60 days?? Geeez! I felt that was sufficient time to really see the product work for my hair, and it was worth every week!

Here is how I used the product:

The first 30 days: I used the growth oil almost daily on my scalp. I massaged my scalp for penetration and circulation. When I’d do my two-strand twist I’d use the oil on my twist along with the conditioner. I used the Aloe Revitalizer spray to mist my strands after a few days before repeating the method above.  After 30 days I changed up my regimen and appreciated the product more using this method:

Lightly damped my hair using the Aloe Revitalizer. Then I put a small amount of Leave-In on my strands and combed through using my fingers. Then I added a small amount of growth oil to my strands. This go’round I got the idea to use the Aloe Spray after a scalp massage because the aloe and oil in the spray cooled and calmed my scalp. This method was the best method for my 4C type hair be-cause this way allowed my hair to receive the nutrients needed without over doing it.

After completing my 60 days I went to get my hair blown out professionally to reeeally see how the product took to my hair shaft (the portion that grows out the scalp, which is really dead hair).   My hair was shiny and it also appeared fuller. I could also see that my hair had grown due to the fact that some of the shorter strands of my hair had caught up to the longer strands.

Nooooow, do you see why trying a product for 60 days is necessary? I allowed myself room to really test the products and try different methods for applications.

After using JB Naturals I definitely am a FAN people! (LOL)

Here are my stars:

∗1. It’s a virgin.  Straight up untouched by chemicals!

*2. A little went a long way! The Growth Oil especially can keep the scalp oiled for 2 to 3 days (depending on the scalp’s and hair’s need for moisture). The Leave-In Conditioner was great for conditioning my ends regularly and I only needed a lil’bit.

*3.  My hair was more manageable and shiny.

*4. The products have a wonderful smell that’s not overwhelming.

*5. The pictures below are reason enough for my 5 STARS!

Pics of my hair August 1st 2018

 

Pics of my hair October 11th 2018

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Pic 1 (my apologies it’s so blurry)- My hair blown after my wash and condition. I can see that I had some fill in and I can tell that it grew, but I also see where it was due for a trim.

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Pic 2- After It was trimmed about 1.25 inches all over.

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Pic 3- Before getting ready for bed I put rollers in it then wrapped it.  Can you see the ‘fullness thereof’! (LOLOLOL).

Can’t wait to hear your thoughts!

Don’t forget to check out, like, repost, contact JB Naturals on:

Instagram: @jb_naturals

Facebook: @JB Naturals

Web page: http://www.jbnaturalshairproducts.com

 

-Dana

 

 

 

Welcome Fall

Summer use to be my favorite time of  the year, but now I am a Fall lover! Fall is sooo beautiful. The leaves changing. The hot chocolate. All the Pumkin Spice that you can ever get in any and everything! I mean seriously, it’s kind of gotten out of hand. How much Pumpkin Spice para can you accumulate? I bet you there is crayon that smells like Pumpkin Spice. Kids just be snackin’ on crayons in class (LOL)!!

I digressed. my apologies.

The number one reason I love fall is because the weather is nearly perfect. It’s not unbearably hot outside. It’s cooling down as we’re saying goodbye to summer without directly rushing into winter.  That makes for a wonderful opportunity to get in that last summer itch of wearing certain items without having to pull out the storage bins and swap them for heavy winter clothes. The remedy, layering! Yes, put on and take off while still keeping in step with the changing weather.  Another plus is that your makeup keeps a nice finish without that mucky feeling from the summer heat nor will it dry out from the harsh cold weather.

The morning I wore this outfit it started out cloudy and slightly cool, and I got a we bit excited about the changing weather and  I was able to get away with a little layering-just for a little while, with emphases on little.  Long enough to be cute for breakfast and take my photos. The heat quickly climbed up afterwards, but that’s Fall doing it’s thing, changing.

Check out how I chose keep in step with the changing weather on this day.

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Believe it or not I’ve had this vest for 8 years. First time wearing it on this day. I got this vest on sale at Wet Seals when they had their BOGO for a penny. This vest was apart of their Urban Vibe line they introduced around 2010 in an effort to expand their design to the more punk rock style.  I love that this vest is of the boyfriend trend: baggy and loose fitting male inspired clothing, but still able to be made feminine by your other clothing items that you pair with that look.

This vest was great for my early breakfast and I could easily take it off once it started to get hot outside. Shorts are still wearable for a while until they’re not. At least not without leggings under them. We live in that time now where fashion almost has no boundaries. I just wore white after labor day. And nobody had better looked at me sideways 🙂 LMBO!

 

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Switching it up for a summer/fall look.

Quick story about the purse. I saw this purse about 4 to 5 years ago at Target. Fell in love with the burgundy color but at the time this purse was about $44.00. I probably didn’t have the money then, so I settled for the grey one just like it which was on sale. Praise be that I came across this purse at Goodwill. Scroll down to see how much I got it for!

 

 

The Accessories

These cobalt blue earrings wrapped in gold wiring also brought out the color and pattern in my shirt. Initially trying the shirt on it was very dark which I think  had something to do with the dark bottoms that I had on at the time. These earrings and the necklace really gave this shirt a lift. So, remember that your dark colors can always be lifted with accessories that are of lighter colors. Also if you wear a patterned shirt as I have on here, you can wear accessories that focus on one of the colors in the shirt which also help to bring out that particular color.

Cute, right?

I accomplished two things with this look: Keeping it casual yet cute, and showcasing my summer shorts with a transitional piece, the vest.

Let me know what you think!

Check back for my NATURAL HAIR Product BLOG FEATURE!!

Vest @ Wet Seals BOGO for ¢1.

Shirt@ Thrift store, $4-$5

Purse@ Goodwill, $4.23

Earrings @ Thrift store, $2.00

Necklace @ Goodwill, $5.00

Been a long time, I should’na left you…

Howdy! I’ve missed you guys!! It’s been about three months since I’ve posted. YOWZERS!! Where does the time go? I remember reading blogs and watching YouTubers explain why they had been offline for so long. It was always: “life got in the way,” “haven’t had time,” “been so busy…” YadahYadah, right?  I use to think to myself you ain’t got that much going on (blank stare) as I continued watching their videos anxiously waiting for them to close their traps and get to the fun part. Life has a funny way of sometimes allowing you to experience similar things that you once challenged, and nooooow I totally get it!  Life really does happen to us all sometimes creating delays in our work and hobbies. So, as with me, life was just happening to a sistah, oh yes, and (I almost forgot) I’ve been reading this book which has been impactful in my thrifting so much so that I haven’t thrifted for clothes since July!  Definitely have to share that book and my experience with you all in a future post.

Well, it’s fall now, so lets move forward into this season together, again 🙂

A new post is coming soon! Like today or tomorrow? Yes!