How I Grew Out My Hair- Haute Kinky Hair Vitamins

I was given the lovely opportunity to try out Haute Kinky Hair’s  brand new healthy hair vitamins! I was totally up for the hair growth challenge. The summer time is a perfect time to do a growth challenge because there are so many cute protective styles to choose from!
img_8097
Watch my video to get the skinny on how I grew my hair from 14 inches to 17 inches in one summer! Use code: WHISPER for $10 off of your purchase of Haute Kinky Hair Healthy Hair Vitamins! The vitamins are valued at $35.00, so use my code and save!

Take a walk in my hair journey!

June 2016- 14 Inches
photo-jun-05-5-43-41-pm
August 2016

photo-aug-11-12-46-39-pm

September- 17 Inches

photo-oct-04-5-02-50-pmMy usual hair growth is 0.5 inches per month. But using HKH’s healthy hair vitamins I was able to almost a whole inch a month 0.75 inches to be exact. Instead of growing  only 2 inches a summer, I grew THREE!photo-oct-04-10-40-50-pm

Pretty impressive huh? Use my code: WHISPER to get $10.00 off of Haute Kinky Hair’s Health Hair Vitamins.img_8154

Protective styles were a big part of my hair growth. Please make sure to incorporate protective styles when using hair vitamins!IMG_4241 IMG_2510screen-shot-2016-10-07-at-2-39-09-pm

I was committed to healthy protective styles to achieve long healthy hair! Let me know about your healthy hair journey in the comments below!

 

Love you!

Naila

Advertisements

Cera Wax Studio. Home of the Ouch-less Wax!

Cera4Last week, I had the pleasure of attending a bloggers night out event at Cera Wax Studio hosted by my friend Angelica of Angelica in the City.Cera5Cera3

Angelica had Cera Wax Studio in Bethesda, rockin! Music, drinks and all of the cutest/baddest blogger chicks in DC came to play at Cera!CeraCera6

Cera was nice enough to provide waxing during the party! I received an eyebrow wax and an Intern John “Vixen wax” (Brazilian Wax). Continue reading Cera Wax Studio. Home of the Ouch-less Wax!

Coconut Oil Wash N Go Routine From Sally Beauty

Crazy For Coconuts! IMG_7455Screen Shot 2016-07-30 at 9.13.25 PM

This is the style guide for the ultimate curly wash-n-go using only coconuts products! Coconuts are amazing for your hair because they:

  • Protect Against Dandruff
  • Prevents Hair Breakage
  • Stimulates Hair Growth
  • Moisturizes Like a MOTHER!

This isn’t a foo-foo, couture product guide either! All the products used are under $10 and can be found in Sally Beauty! Practical and affordable. Screen Shot 2016-07-30 at 2.57.44 PM

  1. Wash & Detangle IMG_7337IMG_7364IMG_7339

    Using Hair One’s Coconut Oil Cleansing Conditioner lather your locs with its moisturizing cleanser and start to detangle with a Denman Brush  . The Denman brush easily detangles curly hair and leaves you with the cutest coiled hair.

  2. Deep Condition with Hair Mask  IMG_7378IMG_7334

    Mystic Divine Coconut Complex Hydrating Masque  is key for coils! As soon as you put it on your hair you can feel it slaying your curls with moisture.  Depending on your hair’s level of dryness you can leave the mask on for 5-15 minutes.  Screen Shot 2016-07-30 at 9.42.30 PMScreen Shot 2016-07-30 at 9.46.34 PMScreen Shot 2016-07-30 at 9.42.53 PM

  3. Leave-In Conditioner IMG_7400IMG_7345

    EDEN-Coconut Shea Leave-In Conditioner   is that last step of moisture. It just keeps the curls elongated a little longer and prevents more shrinkage than normal. (Which I badly need because I’m the shrinkage queen!) Screen Shot 2016-07-30 at 9.55.38 PM Screen Shot 2016-07-30 at 9.55.53 PM

  4. Styling Products  IMG_7344IMG_7327IMG_7332

    Shea Moisture: Coconut and Hibiscus Curl Enhancing Smoothie   to combat unnecessary frizz, and define your curl pattern even more. Screen Shot 2016-07-30 at 9.18.40 PM

  5. Hair Chemist:  Coconut Water Hydrating Hair Serum This is a hydrating hair serum, that gives your hair a beautiful glow while providing additional moisture. Screen Shot 2016-07-30 at 9.19.17 PM
  6. Ion: Styling Spray Starch  I use this final product to set my curls. It gives a light hold I need to help my wash-n-go last! Screen Shot 2016-07-30 at 9.19.36 PM

Screen Shot 2016-07-30 at 9.17.19 PMScreen Shot 2016-07-30 at 10.55.21 PM

Wash-N-Go’s always make me insecure but I feel fierce with this method! Get the look at Sally Beauty ! Thank you for checking out my style guide. If you decide to try this method, please comment below with your experience!

The Edges & Protective Ponytail Tutorial

I love the heat of summer time but avoid a heat stroke I have to keep my hair out of the way!

If your 4-type hair is like mine, it can be nearly impossible to slick down your hair without it looking plain greasy. Here’s some quick tips on how I achieve the perfect edges and ponytails!

Start with freshly washed hair. – A fresh wash helps the hair lay down.  If your hair is pliable then you’ll need less product. Screen Shot 2016-07-25 at 5.50.09 PMScreen Shot 2016-07-25 at 5.49.33 PM

Use your favorite moisturizer. – To protect my hair in ponytails I use Jamaican Castor Oil. The style might be used for days so I make sure this style doesn’t lead to breakage.

Screen Shot 2016-07-25 at 5.40.21 PM

Grab Your Pomade or Gel – Stop everything you’re doing and pick up Murry’s Edge Wax! It lays 4-type hair.  It provides a hold that isn’t hard and my edges don’t look greasy & fizzy after one hour.Screen Shot 2016-07-25 at 5.40.05 PM

Create The Ponytail – Pick a spot on your head and make a ponytail. By creating two loose braids my thick hair goes into a ponytail more easily. Screen Shot 2016-07-25 at 5.40.45 PMScreen Shot 2016-07-25 at 5.41.41 PM

Tie Your Hair Down With  a Leg of a Stocking – Silk scarfs aren’t going to cut it.  Grab some old stockings, cut a leg of it off and tie it around your head = LAID.Screen Shot 2016-07-25 at 5.42.31 PMScreen Shot 2016-07-25 at 5.42.52 PM

Wrap ponytail with Hair Extensions (optional)- For the perfect Phony Pony I used Haute Kinky Hair – Haute Curls. I wrapped the hair extensions around my ponytail without taking out my braids. I also wrapped the hair extensions around the base of my ponytail to hide the tracks.

Screen Shot 2016-07-25 at 5.46.49 PMScreen Shot 2016-07-25 at 5.43.14 PM

Final Result

Church

Other Looks I’ve Created with This Method:

IMG_4449IMG_9681FullSizeRender (8)IMG_4355

Let me know what you think of this tutorial and leave a comment below!

 

xoxo

Naila

How to Swim in Weave Without Ruining It

Three Tips to Protect Your Hair Extensions in Chlorine:

1: Use a Leave-In Conditioner Before Swimming

Use a Leave-In like Venice Argania Leave-In Conditioner all over your hair extensions before your get in the pool. Your hair needs that coat of protection to keep it moisturized.IMG_2494

2: Wear a Hat

Most people don’t know that the sun can badly damage your hair extensions! The powerful rays can dry out your weave. If you’re going to be in direct sunlight for a prolonged period of time, wear something on your head to cover your hair.IMG_2510

3: Wash Weave Immediately

Once you get out of the pool wash your hair extensions immediately! Use a moisturizing shampoo + conditioner. ( Venice’s line  of  Argania Moroccan Oil  shampoo and conditioners works great!) If you don’t have any shampoo handy, rinse the hair thoroughly!Screen Shot 2016-06-29 at 7.45.56 AM

Don’t let your hair stop your from having fun this summer! Use these tips and let me know how they worked in the comments below!

*I’m wearing Venice Hair Extensions- Adriatic Wave 22″, 22″ 24″ IMG_2487

xoxo

Naila

 

Hair Feature: Dachè Hair

IMG_1283I have been wearing Dachè Hair for a few weeks.  Russian course curly hair, that’s giving me life! Long story short: It’s quality hair and I LOVE IT!   The people over at Dachè made a lace wig unit for me and it’s been so convenient.IMG_1271

IMG_1696

IMG_1688

It was a medium tight curl and it brought all the boys to the yard! It’s seen in the 10 Weave Commandments video. IMG_2401 IMG_2400

The reason I say it’s high quality is because it met the following criteria: it didn’t shed, it didn’t tangle and it didn’t mat!

I went to the beach and had many days at the pool in my Dachè wig unit, and it still looks fabulous! IMG_1705IMG_1712

I also wore my Dache wig at the Beyonce Formation World Tour

A video posted by Naila (@theweavewhisperer) on Jun 6, 2016 at 1:52pm PDT

IMG_1864

Visit DacheHair.com and tell them The Weave Whisperer sent you!IMG_2478

The 10 Weave Commandments

10 important things to keep your weave game on track! Pun Intended.

The 10 Weave Commandments

  1. Thou Shall Properly Apply Your Wigs
  2. Thou Shall Conceal Your Tracks
  3. Thou Shall Not Damage Your Natural Hair
  4. Thou Shall Not Use Sulfate Products
  5. Thou Shall Not Sleep in Your Wigs
  6. Thou Shall Say No to Tight Braids
  7. Thou Shall Say No to Hair Glue
  8. Thou Shall Not Wear Your Lace Front Too Low
  9. Thou Shall Remove Your Weave After 4-6 Weeks
  10. Thou Weave Should Seamlessly Blend

I’m swinging my Dache Hair to some very key weave rules. It’s virgin Russian hair in a course texture and the quality is stellar!It’s one of my favorite wigs please check them out!

Did These Hair Rules Help you? Drop me a line!

xoxo

Naila

My Life Changing Facial at the Center For Plastic Surgery!

CPS2While I’m not opposed to a little nip and tuck,  I know God already took his TIMMMEEE when he created me. So, I don’t need plastic surgery.

However, I have not worn makeup since my trip to Center for Plastic Surgery in Annandale, VA. When I walked out of the building I felt like my skin had new life!CPS22

Here’s what happened:

IMG_7095IMG_7097

I opted for the Fire  & Ice Facial. Baby, let me tell you, CPS exceeded all of my expectations!  The Fire & Ice Facial is a medical grade facial, just a step below a chemical peel.This facial is great for anyone who battles acne or other skin ailments. My aesthetician , Marily Salls was amazing!’CPS4First they start off with the fire mask, which resurfaces your face by removing old, dry skin. It has a warming, tingling sensation and smelled like cookies to me! Next they apply the soothing ice mask. This mask uses hyaluronic acid, aloe vera, green tree extract, and peppermint to hydrate the skin and calm it down.CPS3At the end of my session I saw instant results! My complexion has been evened and brightened!I highly recommend this facial. The procedure goes for $150.00 and is well worth the money.CPS9Since this treatment I have been following up with CPS’s recommended skincare regimen products and boy do I feel beautiful! I use a retinol eye cream, a super serum, cooling serum and a great SPF!CPS6IMG_7091

I felt a boost of confidence after this facial. As a beauty blogger you’re always faced with wearing a beat face. But now days I think my bare skin looks JUST fine!Cps25

xoxo

-Naila

The Philadelphia Natural Hair Show

IMG_1374 (1)I had the honor of being a panelist at the 2016 Philadelphia Natural Hair Show! The topic was  Black Women & The Perception of Beauty within Media! Boy, was it a lively discussion! Colorism, texture discrimination, weaves vs natural hair were some of the topics that got the naturalista’s charged up!

Side Eyes & Shade
Side Eyes & Shade

The discussion was the inspiration for my video 5 Clap Backs for Weave Haters. I wanted to push the message that no one is less natural for wearing weave, which was a misconception during the panel.

 

IMG_1410IMG_1412

After the panel I dived right into the festivities! The Philadelphia Hair Show was packed with vendors selling African print clothing, black owned hair care products and natural textured hair companies. I was in heaven! Screen Shot 2016-05-23 at 11.11.13 PMScreen Shot 2016-05-23 at 11.28.46 PM

Companies like Venice Hair Extensions and Runway Curls had their booths ready and open for business. I even ran into my internet friend in my head, Wonder Curl!

Wonder Curls & I

I can’t wait until next years event! Did you attend the 2016 Philadelphia Natural Hair Show? Comment Below!IMG_1355

Honeybee Garden ALL Organic Cosmetics

IMG_6899Have you ever wondered what kind of stuff is in makeup? Has your face ever burned or tingled after applying liquid foundation? *raises hand*

I was super happy to have the opportunity to use Honeybee Gardens Cosmetics. They are an ALL natural,  ALL organic line of makeup and skincare. Everything is tested to certify that all of the ingredients are in fact all natural and organic. This is perfect for anyone with skin allergies!

IMG_5001IMG_4996

Beauty starts within! You have to mindful of what makeup is seeping through your pores. Honeybee Garden’s foundation gave me full coverage with a glow. Natural but still BEAT! The lip liner was smooth and gave me a beauty pink color. The lip gloss and it’s yummy scent topped it off for a long lasting gloss! IMG_6882

The foundation I used was the Pressed Mineral Powder (Sultana) $10.99. Lips: Fantasy JobaColors  Lip Liner $8.99. Luscious Lip Gloss Viper $11.99

IMG_6898

Please check out Honeybee Garden Cosmetics and let me know if you love it!

xoxo Naila