Sunday, March 27, 2011

PASS ME THE BONNET PLEASE!


I have had conversations with ladies who wear Sisterlocks that refuse to wear a bonnet or scarf to bed. My thoughts were that I really didnt understand how people could go to sleep without protecting their locks with a bonnet/scarf? For me it feels like something is crawling on my neck and back while I'm trying to sleep if I dont wear my bonnet (seriously!) So that's the number one reason why I wear my bonnet faithfully every night!

The other reasons are:

#2- Dont want my locks to pick up lint or fuzz while I sleep.

#3- Don't want to accidently pull my locks while I sleep ( yea can be a rough sleeper)

#4- I want to keep my locks neat!


So not even the alternative of sleeping on a satin pillowcase is not an option for me.


My routine in the morning:


My bonnet is still on when I wake up because I have a no slip one which you can pick up at any local beauty supply.

I remove the bonnet and spritz my locks with a EO spritz( check out my FAQ to see whats in my EO). You have to spritz because yes all those locks were balled up in the bonnet so simply spritzing loosens up the locks. Then just style! The pics above from removing bonnet, spritzing, and style took me 3 minutes.


Just wanted to give you something to think about. Let me know how you protect your locks?

Sunday, March 6, 2011

ORGANIC VIRGIN COCONUT OIL


I have been using Organic Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil from Tropical Traditions in my moisturizer spritz. I have also added this ingredient into my client's moisturizer spritz. I didn't want to buy just any coconut oil because there is alot of coconut oils out on the market and many of them are massed produced by machine. I choose Tropical Traditions because their Gold Label Virgin Coconut oil is made by hand. Fresh coconuts are used to produce this oil. Since I been using coconut oil I have noticed less dryness with my locs and my locs are more thicker.


When the Coconut oil arrives it will be in a solid state. Coconut oil is liquid above 75 degrees F. (25 C.), and below that it will be a solid fat. You can liquify coconut oil by just placing jar in warm water. You do not have to store in a refrigerator and shelf life is 2 years!



Coconut oil is one of the best natural nutrition for hair. It helps in healthy growth of hair providing them a shiny complexion. Regular massage of the head with coconut oil ensures that your scalp is free of dandruff, lice, and lice eggs, even if your scalp is dry. Coconut oil is extensively used in the Indian sub-continent for hair care. It is an excellent conditioner and helps in the re-growth of damaged hair. It also provides the essential proteins required for nourishing damaged hair. It is therefore used as hair care oil and used in manufacturing various conditioners, and dandruff relief creams. Coconut oil is normally applied topically for hair care.






Characteristics of Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil
This Tropical Traditions Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil is a truly unrefined coconut oil. This coconut oil is made on Mt. Banahaw and surrounding areas from organic coconuts. Coconuts are used fresh (within 24-48 hours of harvest) from small family farms on Mt. Banahaw and other rural places in Quezon Province, the coconut capital of the Philippines. Only the highest quality coconuts are hand-picked from each harvest. The volcanic soil of Mt. Banahaw makes these organic coconuts some of the most nutritionally rich coconuts in the world! Testing done in independent laboratories reveals higher levels of phenolic antioxidants than other coconut oils. The fresh coconut meat is shredded (wet milled), and then cold-pressed using the water from inside the coconuts to make coconut milk. The milk is then allowed to sit for about half a day, while the oil naturally separates from the heavier water. The oil is then filtered from the curds (coconut solids). No chemical or high-heat treatment is used, and this oil contains no trans fatty acids. We do NOT mass produce this oil. It is made by families who are coconut farmers using old-fashioned traditional methods that have been used in the Philippines for hundreds of years. Our coconut trees and family producers are certified organic according to strict USDA standards. The families who produce the oil are also trained according to GMP (Good Manufacturing Practice) standards and re-certified each year. This high-grade Virgin Coconut Oil has a long shelf life due to the high antioxidant properties. The Gold Label standard is our highest standard for Virgin Coconut Oil.


Watch video for more info about Tropical Traditions!








Click on the link below for info and to purchase Tropical Traditions Organic Virgin Coconut Oil Hair Treatment!

http://www.tropicaltraditions.com/virgin_coconut_oil_for_hair_treatment.htm

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Naturally UniQue Beauty of the Month



NQ Sisterlocks will start featuring a past or present sisterlock client each month. Meet Kenelle who is the March NQ Beauty! This month will be Kenelle's 1 Year Sisterlocks Birthday!! Kenelle is one of my clients who has always been excited about her Sisterlock Journey! All her subcribers including myself have enjoyed watching her journey on Youtube :-)







How long have you had your Sisterlocks?


1 year on March 14th


Why did you decide to get Sisterlocks?

One of my friends has sisterlocks and I really liked that she didn't have to comb her hair everyday (because I am lazy). Also it was a way to stay chemical free and I could still curl my hair for special occasions.

What do you know now that you wished you knew before getting Sisterlocks?

How long my hair is taking to loc

How many loc's do you have?

577 locs

How often are your retightenings?

Every 4 to 5 weeks

What products do you use on your Sisterlocks?

Sisterlock Starter Shampoo and Naturally UniQue's Moisturizing Mist

Where can we follow your journey?

youtube.com/nunatural1