The Caterpillar in the Purple Box by El'Lise Bethel...what a powerful children's book...I had to read it after all of her little ambassadors were talking about how much they enjoyed it and was ready for part 2🤓 this book is a must read not only for children, but I think That some adults can learn a few things from it as well...this book is available on Amazon. Also, be sure to checkout the author on Facebook and Instagram she has some exciting things in store.
Tuesday, April 11, 2017
Thursday, November 3, 2016
Keeping natural hair healthy takes some work, but however it is extremely important. Therefore, I have some simple steps to follow to insure that your little natural will not only get some good sleep, but also wake up to healthier undamaged hair.
In order for your little one to get a good night's rest you have to be sure that you have removed all hair barrettes and hair ties. Hair accessories can often be bulky and hard which can cause a discomfort to your little one's head. This is also one way to prevent breakage and other types of damage during the night.
I have found the method of moisturizing to be a great daily process to help your little one’s hair. Moisture is a guarantee that the hair will remain healthy. Moisturizing the hair should be done as often as possible to prevent the hair from being dry and I find it easier to moisturize at night. Moisturizing at night gives the hair time to absorb the products. In order to moisturize I use a homemade mist, you can use any method of moisturizing you wish or contact me for my mixture ingredients.
Once the hair is moisturized you want to make sure that it stays that way while your little one sleeps. The best way to do this is by first protecting the hair with a satin pillowcase and a satin bonnet. The pillowcase is backup for those that don’t keep their bonnets on throughout the night.
Once the hair is detangled, you should place it in a protective style in order to prevent the hair from tangling, always place the hair in twist or large plaits. I often times create braid or twist styles for my little natural, but I still maintain them in the same manner.
If you follow my easy maintenance steps for your little natural you will start to see a major difference and notice healthier hair.
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Thursday, June 16, 2016
For me using them has had it's pros. With Naturally Rayna I have used them for eight years and no problems and with my two year old Carli, I feel that they actually had a great impact on helping her hair grow.
When asking the rubberbands I feel that you just have to make sure that you use them correctly. I have three simple steps that I follow to make sure that I have no issues from the rubberbands.
Friday, March 4, 2016
Thursday, January 14, 2016
Every little natural is unique in their own little way, therefore even though their hair might not be as healthy and long as the next child. There is still ways to get their hair to where it needs to be with the proper care. I am a witness, because it’s in the works with my 2 year old daughter. It was times when I felt that I would never get her hair to grow after trying product after product and a variety of tips, but after doing some research I have now found a method that works. If I stay consistent with my care she will be on her way to a head full of healthy natural hair.
1. Wash and Deep Condition : wash, condition, and detangle hair using a wide tooth comb or a Deman brush. When I detangle I always part the hair into four sections to make detangling easier. Detangling shouldn’t be painful, so in order to avoid the tears and discomfort. Be sure to detangle from the tips up to the roots.
2. Moisturize: The last thing you want for your little one is dry hair. When the hair is dry it causes breakage. Moisturize the hair every 2 days or more if needed, because some hair dries out faster than others. My favorite way to keep the hair moisturized is to spray the hair with a spray bottle. My spray mixture contains Distilled Water, Castor Oil, and Coconut Oil.
2 oz. Distilled water
2 tsp. extra virgin coconut oil
1 tsp castor oil
4 drops of essential oil (jasmine is my favorite)
Combine all ingredients into spray bottle and shake. Be sure to store in fridge and shake well before use.
3. Cut Back on Touching: when I say cut back on touching this is where the protective styles come in. You want to give your little one a style that they can wear for at least 2 weeks. (contact me for ideas) My favorite is two strand twists, they are cute and fun. It may sound crazy, but the less you touch the hair, the more it will grow. Your little one’s hair is very fragile.
Be sure to stay consistent with these steps while maintaining your little natural’s hair and you will start to see some amazing results.
Tuesday, December 22, 2015
As a mother we are always busy doing something; rather it's working, possibly school, work, house chores, caring for our children, and the list goes on. In the midst of doing all of these things it can sometimes be difficult for us to take time out for ourselves to do what we need to do just for us.
Nevertheless, these past two and a half years of transitioning to natural has been very difficult for me. For starters I was natural up until my senior year in high school which was back in 2002. I decided to get a perm that year and I can honestly say that I regret it. Before having children I would visit the hair salon every two weeks for a new hair style which meant I had no maintaining to do.
However, after having my first daughter, doing research, and learning how to maintain natural hair I became fascinated. I began thinking about how I was preaching to her about leaving her hair in its natural state and learning to love it, but then one day she said "Mommy...why is your hair straight and not curly?" This gave me something to think about, so I decided to take the journey of transitioning.
I think for me the most difficult things have been finding things to do with my hair while it was in it's transitioning stage. Yes, there were numerous of tutorials on YouTube and everywhere I turned, but I didn't have the time or patience to even began dealing with it nor the time for the salon. In a result to this I began to think of protective styles to wear. I wore twists, braids, sew-ins, crochets, and plaits. Transitioning is not an easy process. You must be determined to go natural. I definitely wouldn't say that it's been easy breezing for me , because it's not.
Now that my hair is all grown out with the exception of a few inches, I have decided to cut off the remaining perm ends and play with some natural styles, so stay tuned.