Monday, February 18, 2013

Havana Twists

Hey All!

I have not been sharing something with you all...and that is this my new favorite style; Havana Twists!

They are twists that are suppose to look like that of your natural hair. They can be as big or as thin as you prefer though the style is meant for a puffier look. The creator of this style has a specific hair for this style. It can be purchased on their site The hair is being sold for $12.99 USD per pack.

On the site it states that it can take 5-7 packs of hair to achieve the look.

My struggling stylist, pockets could not handle a price so steep, so I chose to use Marley Hair. Lol. Now the issue with Marley hair is that is has a "crinkly" look to it, and does not mimic the smoothness of a twist done with one's natural hair.

For that I had a trick; I blow dried the tufts before I used to sort of iron the hair out, then I twisted with them. I used 4 tufts for each twist, and I have 29 or 30 twists altogether. Not sure which one lol.
I did something different and incorporated a little color, by using a red in 4 twists, placed randomly, just for a element of surprise to the look. Due the the blow drying time, I would say it took me two hours to put in, not counting the time it took to wash and blow dry my actual hair the day before. To seal the ends I put Cold Wave Rods on the ends and dipped them in hot water.

Here is how they came out.

I have had to redo them over a couple of times due to slippage. I used 5 packs but really I needed 6. I probably would have had 2-3 more twists if I had extra. I originally liked the middle part, but it looks a bulbous-y due to me opting to start of with a braid, rather than the twist in method. That method truly does give the "Natural" effect, but something about puffy roots drives me bananas. Lol. That is just me I guess.

They are about BSL length, which reminds me a lot of my Yarn Braids I had all last year, so to have "my" length back is nice.

I really love the ease of this style, it takes me 30 mins to take out and redo my whole head if I feel fit. It is also easy to keep my hair moisturized. Next time I think it would be best for me to just shell out the extra cash and buy the real hair. As it is reusable and you can treat it as your own hair, which is great!

Again, I adore this protective style, and definitely recommend for you Curly-Kinkies out there!


Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Straight Sexy Hair Smooth & Protect (Flat Iron) Spray Review

Now to be honest, I have never been tempted to try any of the Sexy Hair Care line, but this particular product was recommended to me by one of my instructors while I was in Cosmetology school, so of course I took their word for it. Come to find out, I was right to! I was hesitant at first because it is in an aerosol and I have not had good experiences that with products that are packaged in this form.

I purchased it months ago, 50% during a school sale. I have no recollection on how much I paid, but I am  pretty sure you can purchase it at a local Drug Store, Salon, or online on websites like, Amazon. On there I saw it for $12.99 USD for the 4.1oz bottle.

It has a hair producty-perfumy scent, which I personally, find to be pleasant. It gives your hair a nice shine, and actually protects your hair against humidity, which had me sold!  This product is meant to be used for straight hair, or hair that is going to be straightened. Hence the name.

The Directions state that this product can be used on damp or dry hair, and I have tried it on both, and to be honest, it is much better to use on dry hair. Why? Because you can tell how much you are using. When we use products we tend to go overboard, and put enough where we can "see" that the product is actually in our hair, leading to overuse, and because this product contains no water, it pretty much left me with stiff greasy looking hair. Only when used while wet. Could just been how I used it.(*Shrugs* Lol.)

I use it more like a finishing spray to keep humidity out and for shine, rather than a heat protectant. It does the job that way, but I just prefer to use it to finish my flat ironing with.

To be honest, there's not any natural ingredients in this product, but it's a heat protectant/sheen spray, so it really should not be expected anyway. Just for fun here are the ingredients.

Ingredients: Isobutane, SD Alchol, 40-B (Alcohol Denat.), Cyclotetrasiloxane, Hydrofluorocarbon 152a, Cyclopentasiloxane, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Phenyl Trimethicone, Panthenol, Dimethicone, Copolyol, PEG-8 Methicone, Panthenyl Ethyl Ether, Propylne Glycol, Ethyl Ester of Hydrolyzed Silk, Phytantriol, Fragrance (Parfum), Linalool, Citronellol, Eugenol, Benzyl Salicylate. 

 I adore this product, and I have run out and though it is a teeny bit more expensive than the products I usually buy, it is definitely worth it. I rate it a 4.5 out of 5 curly girl points!

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