Monday, July 25, 2011

Our 5th Annual Hair Show! Introducing Diva N...

It has been over a month since our last Hair Show and we are excited to get it back in motion especially with our friend Kandy's Daughter "N" from KandyLandKurls!!!!!

Meet N <3

Brief Bio

N is 6 years old, she is half African American and Puerto Rican.  Her hair type is mostly 3c mixed with 4a.
How and When you got started styling hair

I learned how to braid from my aunts, as a child. I would practice on my American Doll Addy, and Barbies. I was very scissor happy on my dolls :( and learned through trial and error. But it wasn't until I was 12 that I learned the hard way on my own hair. From dye, hot combs, gels, to chemicals. I experimented with a little bit of everything lol. 
Hair care Routine/Pet peeves 
I wash N's hair once a week, every weekend. I deep condition her hair every other wash, I use a rinse out conditioner also.
I try to make sure her hair is in some form of braids or twists, which helps to prevent knotting in the morning (she is a wild sleeper) I also try my best to put a satin scarf on her head (it tends to come off at night & I'm forgetful sometimes) but I do try to use it daily.
I give N a hot oil treatment, or I should say, warm oil treatment, once every month or every other just to make sure her hair is well oiled. 
N receives a egg treatment, once a month. All I have to do is simply crack 2 raw eggs into a bowl and beat them. Then I apply the eggs to her dry hair and I let it sit for approx. 10 mins. Then I wash it out with warm/cold water and continue with shampooing. (FYI -it's important to use cold water, to prevent scrambled eggs in the hair..yucky)
Swimming- I make sure she has a leave in conditioner in her hair and I try to co-wash the next day to get the salt/chlorine out of her hair.
Products we are currently using: These products are in our current regimen, and may change as we try other products. 
Shampoo- Bee Mine Botanical Moisturizing Shampoo/ Shea Moisture Shampoo.
Conditioners- Suave Naturals Almond and Shea Butter Conditioner(I rinse this out)/ Organix Coconut Milk Conditioner (I use it as a leave in as well and in my spray bottle.)
Deep Conditioner- Organix Coconut Milk /Bee Mine (Bee-U-Ti-Ful) Moisturizing Deep Conditioner.(I leave it on for 20 mins, with a shower cap and hot towel, then wash it out.)
Oils- Coconut Oil & Extra Virgin Olive Oil. Essential oils- Peppermint Oil & Jojoba Oil.
Styling Products- Bee Mine Curly Butter, Shea Moisture Curl & Style Milk.
Moisturizer- Bee Mine Luscious Moisturizer, Bee Mine Hair and Scalp Moisturizer, Bee Mine Juicy Spritz and My Homemade Shea Butter Mix (to seal-in moisture).
Likes/Dislikes regarding hair products

I love Bee Mine products for N's hair, Organix Coconut Milk Conditioner, and our Shea Butter Mix. I dislike the Denman Brush on her hair, even after modifying it, her hair would wrap around the brush and snap. 
Favorite Activities

N is a yellow belt in Taekwondo. She is also in Girl Scouts, Gymnastics, T-ball, and her Schools Science Club. In the past she was in Ballet, and Beauty Pageants. Our favorite family activity is playing checkers, N is very good and beats her Dad all the time. We also love to wrestle as a family (weird, I know) but even our 1 year old tackles and wrestles at random moments lol.
How do you get your little one to tolerate hair time

If it's wash day or I am doing a style that takes 2 hours or longer, I put on a movie to keep her entertained. But for our shorter styles we talk the entire time. Since she was a baby, she never complained or fussed when getting her hair done. 
Here are some gorgeous styles of N's!

N is such a doll! Thank You Kandy for having N on our hair Show! It was a pleasure getting to know more about N and seeing her lovely styles! Im still shocked i haven't had her on our hair Show until now :p Time flies! I don't know how you get anytime to yourself Kandy with Diva N and all of her activities and keeping lil man entertained too! You sure are supermom! I love the family wrestling that is so awesome!!! I think that may be a fun addition into our household! Usually daddy and the kids wrestle while mommy hangs out and gets things done but i now wanna get in the action too!!

Thank you Kandy for this blessed opportunity!

Hope everyone enjoyed this amazing Hair Show! If YOU would like to be featured or have your child(ren) featured on our Hair Show please feel free to email me with the subject title HAIR SHOW and the format to which you would like to be featured with :) Check here for some ideas and our guidelines...

Diva R's Mommy-Kim


Goldilocks*n*Me said...

Oooo I love the sock bun with the braid around it!

Kandy said...

Aww Thanks so much Kim! I just showed N and she has the biggest (cheese) on her face LoL! And yes, you should get in the family wrestle it's always a blast here, or until someone taps out lol!

Kandy said...

Thanks goldilocks! that is one of my favs too!

Taci said...

The sockbun picture looks cute and very easy to do!

NitaLee said...

I Follow KK and i Love N's Styles

Michelle G said...

Love N's hair in the faux Hawk style with the back twisted up. Don't know how I missed this post but N looks beautiful as always, thanks Kim for featuring Kandy.