Saturday, October 31, 2009

I want this so bad! Babyliss Pro Nano Titanium Flat Iron!

For months, I've been looking for a really good flat iron. Keep in mind i only flat iron my hair no more than once every 2 or 3 months. But since i will no longer be getting braids, It's hard for me to stretch my relaxers past 12 weeks. I want to be able to stretch my relaxers to 4 months max. I was thinking that maybe once a month, i would flat iron my roots only so that i wont go crazy and slap a relaxer on it sooner. I already own a Maxiglide, but truthfully, it straightens "o.k" but not the best, and its too bulky. My arms start to get tired when i do the back. My new growth is very course and resistant, and the Maxiglide doesn't give me that straightness that i desire. Since this past summer, I had my eyes set on a flat iron i saw from a tutorial on Youtube. The model was black and her hair seemed to be quite similar to mine. The hair stylist was straightening her hair and it looked like silk afterwards! I did some research and came to find out that the iron he was using was called the Babyliss Pro Nano Titanium Ultra Slim Straightening Iron lol..i know..long name right? But the magic i saw that stylist work on his clients head immediatly had me sold to the product. To view the video, please click here. First of all, the iron is very lightweight and its "ultra slim", which means it can get very close to my scalp. Another woman did a flat iron tutorial, and she mentioned in her video that this iron gave her better results than the CHI straightener, at a fraction of the cost as well. It is also a Titanium flat iron. I read that titanium irons heat up faster and give you better salon quality results than ceramic irons, which is why most flat irons in quality hair salons only serve with titanium irons. It is also safe for your hair, helping in sealing the moisture in your hair cuticles. It only comes in blue, but i wish it came in pink or purple! The blue is nice though, I could deal with it. I plan on getting this iron sometime in November. There are not many reviews on this iron by Black women on Youtube, so i think i will be one of the first ones to give a review of this iron on thick type 4b/c hair. I've been searching Youtube high and low for a review of this iron by someone who has a similar hair type as mine, and have not found a great video yet. I guess i will be the first! The price varies depending on where you buy it. It shouldnt cost more than $199 dollars. To read more details on this iron, please click here. What more can you ask for? Lightweight, straightens very well without the damage, gets close to your scalp, gives salon quality results, and did i mention it comes with a 4 year warranty? I think i might be in love!

Product Features:

  • Straightens hair up to 40% faster
  • Titanium: Provides superior heat conductivity, exceptionally resistant to chemical corrosion, as strong as steel with only 60% of its density, the smoothest surface available in styling tools
  • Ionic Technology to smooth the hairs cuticle, sealing in moisture and shine
  • Nano Technology  Existing materials are reduced in size, enhancing their natural properties for maximum efficiency
  • Built in Digital Ionic Generator

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Pure African Shea Butter!

This past Saturday, I went to the Bronx with my African friend and we went to the African Market, where his best friend works. I walked around a bit and saw all the foods and such that Africans use to prepare meals, and things of that nature. It was really interesting. They even had some beauty products too. I asked my friend to ask his friend if they had Shea butter. He looked at me and asked, "How do you know about Shea butter?" Its like he was thinking that since I'm not African, I'm not supposed to know about Shea butter lol. Anyways, well after being on this hair journey for almost 3 years, I know a lot about hair and natural products and such, but I didn't want to explain all of that to him, so I just said "the Internet" lol. His friend went to the back freezer and got a tub of white Shea butter. At first i thought Shea butter was supposed to be yellow, but after doing a Google search, I found out the natural butters come in either yellow or white. My friend bought it for me for $7 bucks. It reminds me of Coconut oil because its melts at room temperature and freezes when the room temperature is low. It smells like dough too. I plan on mixing this on the stove top with some coconut oil and using it as a moisturizer on my wash day only. I plan on relaxing my hair in January. This will make me 4 months post relaxer and my new growth will need a lot of moisturizing! I hope this works. I will also be sharing this with my sister because she's on a natural hair journey right now.

Ugh...I got me some UGGS!

I've seen a lot of women/girls rocking UGGS, and I never wanted to mix in with the crowd so I never got them. I stuck with my cute ankle Minnetonka fringe boots instead. But i sat down and started thinking that, maybe, I need a pair of really comfortable shoes for the colder seasons. The Minnetonka's are comfy, but I cant wear them out in the rain or snow. All of my other shoes consist of sneakers, flats, and other types of boots, that are not really comfortable and warm for winter. All of a sudden, I started to think about Uggs. I never really thought about their appearance, i just thought they were normal, kind of boring, boots. After looking through my Fall/winter wardrobe, I thought a pair of Uggs would be suitable. I got the brown ones because i think they match with pretty much everything. I wont be wearing them too often because after a while, they really do live up to their name and start to look "UGG-ly", and slouchy and just plain I bought them from a store in my mall called The Walking Company. And they retailed for $140 dollars, not including tax. I also bought the waterproof spray to keep them looking nice and fresh. I cant stand seeing girls wearing dirty, slouchy UGG boots! Ugh!