Thursday, March 22, 2012

SimplYounique Inspired Bantu Knot on Lightly Straighten Natural Hair

Monday, March 19, 2012

1.5 Straightened Natural Hair (My journey)

Hey guys I been getting very bored with my hair, so a few weeks ago I decided to
finally straighten my hair. It was not completely straight but I really enjoyed just
seeing my progress and how far I have come I am definitely excited and having
lots of fun with my hair. Thanks for all the support.

1. First I deep condition my hair for a few hours using an organic conditioner
    mixed with natural oils
2.I then washed my hair with an organic shampoo and condition again
3. I used apple cider vinegar to for ph balance as I do every week.
4. I applied my leave-in on damp hair.

What flat iron did you use?
I used a flat iron I purchased from walmart CONAIR.

Did you blow dry your hair?
Yes I did lightly and not for long, I then flat iron, my hair was extremely soft.

How long have you been natural?
I have been natural my whole life but never really knew how to care for my hair.
I went on this journey after much research in june of 2010. I cut all my
damage ends from flat ironing sept 2010.

What leave-in did you use?
I use a blend of shea butter and natural oils that I make at home.

What oils did you use?
coconut oil, olive oil. jojoba oil, and castor oil. I have not used olive oil in a while, but
recently started using it again

When will you straigthen your hair again?
I will straigthen my hair for my birthday which is awhile from now. My two year
journey is on sept 2012 so by my birthday I should have a great amouth of growth
which is four months after.

What do you do to grow your hair?
There is no special tricks, I simply care for my hair. I deep condition once a week,
shampoo once a week, and have been doing the Green house Effect everyday for
the past three months. I use all natural or organic products in my hair. I do not like
to try many products I stick to shea butter and natural oils. I also detangle my hair
in the shower once a week. I cut my ends or dust whenever I feel necessary. I am
not scissor happy so I never just chop my ends off. If they are damage ends I get rid
of them. I do not do this very often. I am constantly wearing protective styles about
98% of the time. I will continue to do this until I achieve the length I desire.

If you have any questions please feel free to ask below! Thanks for watching

Dejavunatiurals **stans**

Friday, March 16, 2012

Natural Hair: It's a Sport

I found this on Curly Nikki and thought it was compare the two...
because it's not only clever but very true...

Thanks for stopping by

Dejavunaturals xoxo *Stans*

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Tip of the Day

Many people are so poor that the only thing they have is money. 
When someone says they are is because you have health? beautiful family?.....a great relationship with God? for yourself?....a good heart? from hatred?...ability to love 
others? all of the above or none at all...Remember that being rich does 
not only mean money it is about your attitude and changing your life.

My makeup look: Mac magenta and Zen Rose

Lately I have been really getting into makeup and I absolutely love playing around with makeup. I remember for a really long time  being so afraid to try colour on my lips on my face. I realize now that I can really get away with trying colours. I think a lot of us can. Part of my fair was being darkskin and finding out what works for my skin. Thanks to Youtube and the beautiful ladies on there I am learning so much about what to use, and what to try. I learned how to apply my lashes properly, and how to do a winged eye liner. I know to some it may seem so simple, but it never was to me. After months of practicing, am in Love and I really want to continue experimenting and learning as much about makeup as I have done with my hair.

Mac Magenta and Zen Rose
.....can I say love at first TRY. These colours look so amazing on me and to be perfectly honest, these colours are in no way shape or form subtle. They are however very sexy and daring, that may be why I was so drawn to the way they complimented my lips. 

Mac Magenta
One thing I love about the lip liner is that I really did not have to apply lipstick to get a really even finish and daring look. It glided on smoothly and really allowed my lips to pop. 

Zen Rose
The lipstick for me was also long lasting and glided on flawlessly as well. I usually have a problem with applying lipstick that seem to appear smooth and last for a very long time. I found that not only did it last, it looked amazing on me (PICS BELOW) If you have tried it feel free to let me know what you think.

 Lip Pencil
Mac Magenta

 Sheen Supreme Lipstick
Zen Rose 

Thanks for stopping by

Dejavunaturals **Stans**

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

The Greenhouse Effect & My experience

What have I been up to with my hair?

Well I straigthened my hair last week, but I only kept it in for a few days. Although it was not 
completely straight I didn't mind at all. Lately I been getting bored with my hair more often, I 
would say every three months. However I know the importance of hair care and protective 
styling to achieve the length I want. I am truly amazed with the progress of my hair, it's doing 

Yes y'all I have been doing the Green house affect and for me so far it is absolutely love at first try. 
I have been doing it now off and on for over three months and my hair was grown so much. You 
can check my hair growth challenge for 2012 CLICK HERE.

My Experience

I love the idea of creating a warm environment for your hair, because for me that's when my hair 
flourishes the most. Over the past few months I have noticed that my hair has grown more with this 
process than it normally would. It was very easy for me to begin this process since I used natural 
products for my hair anyways, it just seemed to make sense to try it. I have notice my hair is 
extremely softer, my ends aren't as brittle and the overall health of my hair is tremendous. 

What I dislike?

What I dislike is the smell of my hair, I am so sensitive to smells that I find myself just covering my 
hair. Since I wear wigs often to protect my hair, it's very easy to cover it up. I still deep condition 
and wash my hair once a week. I find that whenever I miss a week my scalp seems to act up with 
this process. I hardly use any oils in my scalp, I apply it to my hair but I still find that my scalp 
becomes so irritated that I have to wash my hair once a week. I do use apple cider vinegar at least 
once a week or every two weeks. To be honest with you guys I feel so guilty when I neglect my hair, 
after a year and five months I owe it to myself to continue my journey and reach my goal hair length.

What I love?

I love the progress I am experiencing, I love the way my hair feels and especially love learning so 
much on my journey. So far on my journey I have yet to really experiment with products or different 
routines but this just seemed to make sense after much research and understanding of the process. 
I am never one to jump into anything without understanding what it would do. Since I have done 
much research on Sebum and creating a heated enviroment for your hair, I decided to try it and it is well 
worth the try for me. I am excited to see where my hair will be at the end of the year. 

What is the Green House Effect?

The Green house effect is a method in which you create a natural warm enviroment that enables 
the natural oils from your scalp to help your hair grow. That natural oil would be Sebum, 

Where do I start?

To begin your journey it is best to eliminate the process of using hair products that contain 
chemicals and start using natural products to help your hair grow. 

The Green House Effect : Directly from the site

Green House Effect was created by Meeka over at Real Queens Click Here

  • On damp or dry hair apply a generous amount of JBCO or EVOO throughout your hair (or how ever much you 
  • can tolerate) making sure to coat the ends in the oil to create a protective barrier against pollution, fabrics, dryness ect.
  • This regimen works well with various protective hairstyles such as bantu knot outs and braid outs, so once you’ve oiled your hair you can prep it accordingly depending on how you plan to style it the next day
  • Place shower cap or plastic bag over your hair to lock in the moisture from your scalps natural oils and heat from your head. This creates a green house, steam effect during your sleep which is the best time for your hair growth in this case.
  • Place a head tie/scarf over your head & shower cap making sure that it’s nice and snug; for best results also wear a winter hat over your scarf to help produce more heat.
  • In the morning you may find that your hair is a bit damp from the moisture the steam effect created.
  • You can either blow dry it on cool setting, let it air dry a bit (about 15 mins) before styling, or go ahead and style it while it’s still damp and let it dry as the day progresses.

  • * if you don't really care for the JBCO smell, you should definitely try the Shea Oil with Mango & Papaya it will make your hair smell amazing or you can simply use EVOO from your local grocery store, it's much cheaper!'

For answers to your questions: 

Green House Effect was created by Meeka over at Real Queens Click Here

Stay beautiful

Dejavunaturals *stans*

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Quote of the Day

    What we are today comes from our thoughts 
of  yesterday, and our present thoughts build our 
life of tomorrow: Our life is the creation of our mind. *Buddha*

   Dejavunaturals *Stans*

P4CM POETS **Dejavu Spotlight**

Good morning All...I am so in love with these poets they are such a good way to start your day! I have been touch by these poets they are just thought provoking, moving in so many ways! Check them out! Dejavunaturals ***Stans***