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

Tips for Hair Growth – 7 Basic Hair Necessities for Natural Hair

7 BASIC HAIR NECESSITIES FOR NATURAL HAIR

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Hello Darlings,

How goes life this year, busy as bees I can only imagine.

As life goes on, sometimes we tend to forget the basic necessities to take care of our tresses, I know I do, so in honor of Ms. Lisa from Napturally Curly , her article can be found here, will list 7 things we always need to keep in mind to keep our hair healthy.

  1. Water is and always will be your Natural Hairs best friend and best Moisturizer.
  2. If your hair needs a Moisturizing Product, always make sure the 1st or 2nd product ingredient is always Water.
  3. After placing your moisturizer on your tresses, always proceed to add an Oil or Hair Butter to seal in the moisture.
  4. Daily moisturize your hair with your own personal Hair Spritz: water, your choice of oils, conditioners, etc. 
  5. Always do a DIY Deep Conditioning on your tresses bi-weekly, these will strengthen your hair more.
  6. Do your special Hair Treatments at least once every 6 months, Hot Oil, Tea Rinses, Henna or Clay Rinse, Protein Treatments, etc. 
  7. Eat healthier, keep your body on the inside healthy, trust me on this, this contributes to healthy happy hair and girl 😀 😀

So my dears, hope this list helps you. In my own hair care regimen, I have to be aware, to keep it simple and consistent. 

  1. My first moisturizer to apply on hair will always be Water.
  2. Moisturizing product – Conditioner Mix: Tresemme Conditioner, 6oz  with 3 teaspoons of Olive Oil or Bonawell Styling Cream.
  3. Sealant are my Hair Oils: Island Oil or Palm Oil.

Thank you for reading girls, anything to the list you want to add or extra tips, please feel to comment about it. !!!Happy Hair Days!!!

Isle of  Azure

Natural Hair Blog Feature – Ms. Oluwalonimi Aworinde

!!!!!!!!!!!!WELCOME TO ISLANDKYNKS POST!!!!!!!!!!!!

!!!!!!!!!!!!!!APRIL EXCLUSIVE FEATURE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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!!!Our Beautiful Natural Sister all the way from Ibadan, Nigeria with a gorgeous name!!!

Here is her Natural Hair Story, do enjoy My Queens,

1) Please introduce your amazing self.

A:  Hi everyone, my name is Oluwalonimi Aworinde. Most people call me Nimi. I’m a medical student, hair stylist and blogger at naturalnimi.wordpress. com. I live in Lagos, Nigeria,  although I’m originally from Ibadan, also in Nigeria.

2) Did you Transition, Big Chop, Both or Natural from Birth?

A: I was so desperate to get the natural look, and so I big chopped straight up.

3) How long have you been natural?

A: I’ve been natural since June 2013, so that’s about 3 years. I had another big chop in March 2015.

4) What made you return natural?

A: I’ve always loved styling hair. One day, I watched a YouTube tutorial where a lady with natural hair did a Bantu knot out. I tried it out on my relaxed hair, and was disappointed that mine didn’t come out as nice as the vlogger’s. After watching a few more natural hair style tutorials, I decided to cut my hair.

5) How hard or easy was your first year of being natural?

A: The first year was very difficult. I had never had to take care of my hair myself. I had never even shampooed my hair myself before. After about 3 months of total cluelessness, I found a few hair groups on Facebook where I learnt how to care for my hair.

6) What helped you the most, to remain natural?

A: I love the texture of my hair. I have thick 4c hair, and the thought of losing that really coily texture frightens me

7) Your 3 favorite products and why? A:

  1. Coconut Oil – It’s the only oil that doesn’t make my scalp itch cause it’s so light (My scalp is  quite sensitive).
  2. Cantu Argan Oil Leave-In – It keeps my hair moisturized, makes it so soft, and the smell… lovely 🙂
  3. Mayonnaise – Yeah, like the type you eat. It’s an excellent deep conditioner. Works perfect for me.

8) What do you love about your unique tresses?

A: I love everything about it(except shrinkage). I love the beautiful texture, I love the way it defies gravity, I love it’s  versatility. I can go on and on.

9) What is your least favorite task when dealing with your natural hair?

A: Washing! I hate dealing with the shrinkage that comes with it.

10) How do you inspire other girls to return natural?

A: By always wearing my hair in a neat and beautiful way. Also on my blog, I share my hair stories and try to show others how to easily manage even the most “stubborn” hair.

         

 11) So far in your journey, what is your favorite hair style? 

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A: The puff!!!

   

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😀 This post shows us how important it is for each one of us to share our story, you never know who will inspire to return Natural 😀

Thank you My Loves for reading, many thank yous Lovely Nimi and you all have a beautiful day 😀