Monday, September 25, 2017

We're Back!

Hello Naturally Rayna’s Followers!

It has been awhile since we have blogged, but we are now back to stay consistent. I recently wrote a children's book and would like for all of my little natural’s to read it and leave me a review. My book is titled ”Generation Next” it  is a life journal for kids. It is inspirational,  helps them figure out; who they are, where they come from, where they would like to go and some things to consider to get there. I am full of excitement and ready to share my book with children around the world, so make sure that you get your copy and check it out. It can be ordered on Amazon

www.amazon.com/dp/1548594970/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_hEuYzbW9V9JW8

Or

www.chandawjohnson.com

Also, stay tuned for blogs from me  and always feel free to contact me. Other exciting things that Naturally Rayna has going on is our new Natural Homemade Rayn Butter...it is an all natural recipe that promotes growth and an excellent moisturizer try it out today. It can also be ordered at www.chandawjohnson.com you will love it and I have been enjoying it on my daughter's’ hair.

I am so excited about things to come, so please stay connected and share with others who would like to be a part of this group.

Be sure to connect with us on all social media...Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Thank you,

Rayna’s Mom

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Book Review

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.

Thursday, November 3, 2016

Nightly Routine

     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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These are some of the shirts Naturally Rayna offers. You can purchase them in any color or create your own. It's  important for little naturals to be confident and have their own unique style. Contact us today to order yours.


Thursday, June 16, 2016

Rubberbands...Good or Bad?

     The use of rubberbands has been a question of concern for years. I don't feel that it has ever been answered completely. However, I am sure that we have all heard horror stories about the use of rubberbands in our children's hair. Well for me I don't have any negative things to say about the use of them, I actually feel as if they have been a great help with me growing my two year old daughter's hair; you just have to use them correctly. 

     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. 

1. Moisturize them with an oil. (I use Olive Oil)
2. Make sure that they are not too tight.
3. Cut them out...never pull them. (I use nail clippers)

Friday, March 4, 2016

Maintaining Your Daughter's Natural Hair...While Being A Working Mom

There are many challenges that we have to face when we are working mothers. Sometimes I know it may seem very overwhelming, but you are not alone. Mothers face challenges of making sure everyone gets ready and out the house on time, preparing dinner, helping the kids with their homework, bath time and so much more. I am sure a lot of mothers feel that there is no way in the world they can maintain their daughter’s natural hair, run a household, and work a full-time job everyday. Maintaining natural hair is very time consuming and sometimes mom might just not be in the mood to get it done.
Nevertheless, if you follow my simple steps to maintaining your daughter’s hair, it will be so much easier and make things less stressful. The main tips a mother must remember is to maintain products and accessories, plan ahead and stay organized, and Create Styles that will Last. Being a single full time working mother of two; one being in her terrible two stages, I can assure you if you follow my advice things will be a lot easier..


Maintain Products and Accessories
Find products that work for you and your daughter. It may take trying a variety of products to find the ones that work for you. I have a variety of different products that I enjoy and I like to switch it up sometimes. As far as accessories go you can take the most simple hairstyles and add an accessory to jazz it up. To help cut back time during the busiest times find that one product that does it all and use it on the days when you don’t have time to do the whole process; a leave in conditioner is usually our favorite or a moisturizing creme.


Plan Ahead and Stay Organized
Once you have all of your products purchased and you have decided on the ones that you like the most. The next step is to find a nice organizer to place all of your hair products and accessories in. This makes life so much easier. This way you can have your one go to place to find everything that you need to get the job done. Next you will have to create a plan that works for you and stick to it. Knowing exactly what you want to do and the order that you will do it in makes things flow.


Create Styles that will Last
I am sure all of us have styles that we adore so much, but it takes hours to do them; and who has that kind of time during the week. Therefore, it is always important to look for styles that will last for at least a week or for styles that are quick and simple. You can always do things to change up the styles by adding hair bows, headbands, ribbons, scarfs, or whatever accessories that you decide to use. Be sure to make sure that the hair stays moisturized, so be sure to put that on your schedule.


Though it may seem like a lot maintaining your little natural’s hair is extremely important to them and as mothers we always want our little girls to look nice and be presentable. As mothers when we get our hair done and get all dolled up, so should our daughters.


If you have any further questions or concerns, always feel free to send me an e-mail at naturallyrayna@gmail.com.


Thanks for reading!


-Rayna’s Mom


Thursday, January 14, 2016

Growing Your Little Natural’s Hair Healthy and Long

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.

                                                                                                                        -Rayna’s Mom