Welcome to this Month’s Natural Hair Blog Feature – Ms. Elizabeth Martinez

 

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A Natural’s Girl Hair Story

Welcome to our April Blog Feature of a truly amazing naturalista, like a beautiful rose, every aspect of our girl is gorgeous, she is truly a sweet than honey.

May you enjoy her story:

Ms. Liz is our girl in Blue

Tell us a little bit of yourself, name, where you are from, your hobbies.

My name is Elizabeth Martinez.
I was born and raised in Los Angeles but now reside in Honduras.

My hobbies are, I love dancing and writing encouraging letter to friends and family.

What made you return and remain Natural?

I wanted to return natural for many years now, but I just couldn’t because my family, especially my Mom didn’t encourage it. The fear of my hair staying short, since my hair was very long at the time with perm or relaxer, made everyone scared. But when I moved to California for 2 years and later returned to Honduras, was determined to start a new chapter in my life. I felt that doing the Big Chop was a needed step or like a symbol of starting a new and fresh beginning.

Describe your Hair Care Maintenance for your tresses.

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  1. First off, my hair is only manageable with Purified Alkaline Water.
  2. Second, I make my own natural hair products with Coconut Water & Milk.
  3. Third, I also make my own mix of Aloe Vera Juice and Gel.
  4. Fourth, I also put make my own Homemade Coconut Oil.

So making and using all these natural products have helped a lot for the health of my hair. Using protective styles such as braids & twists and mixing all those products, works so well.

Can you name some of the challenges you have faced with your own hair?
I cannot say I have had many challenges. I think when you return natural, if you go into knowing your hair is free and wild, you will be ok. It is time consuming and it is not cheap to be natural, but it’s so worth it in the end to see the growth and the Beauty of our Hair.

Why do you truly love your Natural Hair?

I love my hair because it is Me. For instance, I can form and shape it any way I want, and desire and it works. It has allowed me to accept me as Me. I love my hair because when I see it, it reminds me of my parents as I have both textures from them in my hair and it’s just works, just like them hehehehehehehe.

Have you ever dealt with a hair tragedy, how were you able to recover?

Thankfully I have not had a hair tragedy. I think the only thing I can complain about is extensions with braids. I know it’s a protective style, but I try not to use as much, as I am a tender headed person so it damages my hair more than they protect it.

How can girls learn to properly care for their own unique tresses?

Trying different things and researching. I tried a lot of things such as store products as well as natural products to see what works best for me. So, in my case, practice makes somewhat perfect hehehehehehehe. Just have fun with your hair. Enjoy it while you got it, I say hahahahahahaha.

We thank you so much our Dear for you amazing story, the beginning may not have been easy but you rose up to the occasion and started a new chapter in your life and continues to be a truly beautiful one and your hair products sound absolutely awesome, you are going to have to share your hair recipes one day with us for sure. So girls, do you too want to know how to make your own Purified Alkaline Water, check out this link here on Healthy Kitchen – Alkaline Water, or reach out to Ms. Liz and ask for her own personal recipe. 

Thank you all for reading our Hair Story from Ms. Liz and Thanks so much my Dear for participating.

Stay Safe, Remain Healthy and Best of Wishes to you All.

Isle of Azure

Interview with a Lovely Naturalista – Ms. Danni C

Ms. Danni C – Shrinkxkin

!!!!!!Welcome IslandKynkers!!!!!

Let us welcome Gorgeous Ms. Danni C and us learn from our beautiful jewel about not only her natural tresses but her awesome hair journey.

Enjoy My Dears!

4B/4C

Tell us a little bit of yourself, name, where you are from, your hobbies.

A: Hi! My name is Danni and I reside in Washington DC. I enjoy painting, photography, AfroBrazilian drumming, and of course... BLOGGING! 🙂

What made you return and remain Natural?

A: This is my 4th big chop (as of June 1st 2016) after 4 months of transitioning from texturizing my hair. I returned back to natural because I realized how much i truly loved my hair and I learned to appreciate my 4C hair.

Gorgeous in Every Way

Describe your Hair Care Maintenance for your 4C tresses.

A: My hair care maintenance is pretty simple and minimalist. I co-wash with a diluted mixture of Trader Joe’s Tea Tree Tingle with Baking Soda, then I do a Clay Rinse, then I moisturize with Kinky Curly Knot Today and seal with Kinky Curly Curling Custard. I currently do this twice a week and usually style my hair in a wash an go. However, every once in a while I would switch it up to try as many hairstyles as possible.This is has been the best regimen for my fine 4B/4C Low Porosity Hair.

Can you name some of the challenges you have faced with your own hair?

So far, I have not had any issues. I think after 4 big chops, I should have something right huh? Hahaha. I think that by my moisture levels being up, it allows for me to have minimal issues.

 

Why do you truly love your Natural Hair?

I love my natural hair because it is versatile and it is apart of who I am.

Have you ever dealt with a hair tragedy, how were you able to recover?

I have dealt with a few hahaha. I have dealt with hair breakage that came out of nowhere, bad texturizing techniques, the list goes on! What helped me recover is really listening to my hair, staying natural, and just going with the flow.

How can girls learn to properly care for their own unique 4C tresses?

I will say to make sure that you learn your hair’s porosity and strand thickness. This can easily help you with what products will work for your hair and how much you can manipulate your hair without risking breakage. This really helped me out with my hair journey and saved me a lot of money on buying products.

Our Beautiful Girl & Her Awesome Natural Tresses 

Thank you so much for your Interview as it was awesome to have you here with us our Dear.

 

Thank you Dears for joining us and until next time.

!!!!!!!!Happy Healthy Hair Days to you All!!!!!!!!

Isle of Azure

 

 

Natural Hair Blog Feature – Ms. Ivy Sahara

 

!!!Hello Loves and Welcome Back to IslandKynks!!!

We have a very special feature today of a Beautiful Natural Hair Princess, whose name is Ms. Ivy Sahara.

Come, let us meet our Darling Little One.

We will find out about her hair care, fav products and how Mama takes care of her little ones gorgeous tresses.

 

 

A. Hello little one, what is your name and where are you from? 

A: My name is Ivy Sahara James, and I am from Roatan, Bay Islands, Honduras.

B. How much do you love your hair?

A: !!!!!I LOVE my hair!!!!!

C. How does Mommy help you take care of your hair?

A: My Mom spends a lot of time learning how to care of my type of hair. She makes sure to use good hair products for my age. My mom also avoids buying shampoos that are not for kids. 

D. What is your favorite style?

A: I like to wear it in many styles. but leaving it loose is my favorite.

E. What products does Mommy use on your hair?

A: My mom likes to use many products, but the one she prefers is Cantu Shear Butter. 

F. How long does it take to style your hair?

A: My mom takes between 45 minutes to 1 hour styling my hair, depending on the style.

G. What would you tell other kids your age to make them feel good about their hair?

A: I would say that I like their hair as much as I like mine.

 

Here are some pictures of our beautiful little one from a young age and present:

As a baby girl

Little Baby Ivy

Look at those curls!

Gorgeous Tresses

Thank you Ms Ivy for sharing your amazing story with us and added some unicorns just for you!!!

We can see just how much are you not only love your hair but the time and dedication your Mama also takes to take excellent care of your beautiful natural tresses, even when super tired after a long day or week of work, she takes the time to make sure you and your tresses are well taken care of, the love of a mother knows no bounds. 

So may this serve as an encouragement to all Mamas that work hard to maintain their beautiful kids natural hair. Don’t give up, its not easy but the future is your amazing child loving her or his natural hair and wearing their natural hair crown with love because their parents took the time and love to take care of their hair from a young age. You have help all around you, look for inspiration, ask questions, research, you will find the answers.

Thank you all for visiting and we do hope you enjoyed reading our feature, if you also would like your little one to be featured here on IslandKynks, let me know and we can make it happen, will be fun for you and fun for them!!!!!!!!! Just email me or DM via IG and we will work on so it comes out just perfect. 

Have a Great Evening Loves.

Isle of Azure

 

Smooches and Hugs to Ms. Ivy