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Super Curls Using the Shingling Method

I'm still learning how to maintain my natural hair so I'm always searching for new ways to style it.  The amount of information available is remarkable. There are so many how-to blogs and videos of ladies sharing their tips and tricks.

My regular method is my wash and go. A process that includes my golden rule, only use a comb when I have conditioner in my hair...unless I'm doing an updo or touching up my edges. One of the methods I tried was "shingling".

Great Lashes from Great Lashes!

After a few years of using many different mascaras, I spotted Mabelline's Great Lash on sale for a wicked price. It dawned on me that I use to rely on Great Lash in my late teens and throughout my twenties. It was what all my friends used. So I felt compelled to grab, not just one but two, one waterproof and one regular with a new cone shaped brush.  After using  the regular one daily for the last couple of months, I'm convinced that Maybelline killed it with the cone shaped brush. I'm hooked. The waterproof, goes on great but I reserve it for the moments where a water repellent is necessary.

Drive your career

Driving your career is your job and the road to success is not comfortable by any means. As a career and life coach, I've met many people who've said, "I've been in this job forever and all I see is other people getting the opportunities". The first two questions that come to mind is why the hell have you been in this job forever and where do you think the "other" people are getting the opportunities from?

Natural Curls? Try My Wash-&-Go Process

You asked for me to share my wash-&-go process and now that I've got it down, here you go. Keep in mind that this process works for my cross between  my 3B and 3C type curls and may not work for tighter coils as a wash and go. But steps 1 through to 4 can work for everybody who wants to reduce breakage and split ends.

Best Conditioners for Natural Curls

After my long journey transitioning from relaxed to natural hair, the biggest challenge has been combing out the knots. Curly hair tends to get very tangled, especially if you wash & go. They key to keeping more hair on your head and less in the comb is the right conditioner. It should be slick enough to help you easily comb (I use a volume comb) out the knots. The only time I comb out my hair is when I'm conditioning it, just before I rinse.

Best Shampoo's for Natural Curls

Natural curls need to be treated with a gentle hand but also have to get a good clean at least once a week to remove the build up of curl creams and gels. The following shampoos are the ones I turn to when my hair needs a good clean. Also, these shampoos give my hair the quench of moisture it needs to give my curls their spring.

Natural Curls? Try Marc Anthony's Curl Envy Curl Cream

A lot of ladies, especially other curly girls, have been asking what I've been using in my hair. This is it! The answer to our curly hair dreams. Marc Anthony's Strictly Curls Curl Envy Perfect Curl Cream is kickass over everything else I've tried and trust me I've tried many.

It delivers the shine, definition, and just enough hold that I've been searching for. But the reason this product wins over other curl creams is that it delivers a ton of moisture without leaving your hair sticky. Plus, the moisture and shine lasts all day.

I use this curl cream along with a small amount of gel around the hairline. I'm left with just right level of definition and movement for my Type-3C curls (Blacknaps.org Hair Typing overview). I've used other products but this one is very reliable.


Listen ladies, I fully acknowledge that not all naturally curly sisters can rock the wash-and-go but you can use this product for twists and other protective styles. I've been using…