Category Archives: Hair

Product Review: Garnier Fructis

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Hey Loves,

I’m back with a new product review! After neglecting my hair for over a week (seriously didn’t touch it) because I was caring for a tiny cranky teething baby girl I needed something that would do wonders on my hair. I needed something that would give me good slip (when I tell y’all just putting it in four sections was torture), get it clean, and was inexpensive.

I’ve been eyeing this conditioner for a while and never took the plunge. But while strolling the aisle of Target (for the third time this week) I decided to jump all in.

So what was it: Garnier Fructis Pure Clean Conditioner

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My thoughts on the product:

Price: For less than $5 bucks I can not complain (Found in Target but sold in all grocery stores, drug stores, and Walmart). After washing I still had over 3/4 bottle left and I have a lot of hair! So I was impressed with how many washes I will get out of just one bottle.

Smell: Light. Sometimes with natural products the smell can be daunting but this had a very fresh and light aroma. Reminded me of Victoria Secret Green Apple scent.

Application: I applied about a quarter size amount to each section. It does NOT lather so naturally I wanted to apply more and was leery if it would get my hair clean. But once I rinsed I heard the glorious “squeaking” noise and was impressed.

Overall: would I buy it again?

YES!

That picture was well over 30 minutes after getting out the shower and chasing a nearly one year old. I also DID NOT comb out hair…not even finger detangling and look how great it looks.

Deets below for how I washed my hair.

Final Results

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Close up of hair

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Steps I took:

-Sectioned it off into four
-Jumped in shower (after baby was asleep of course)
-Wet one section for about 30 seconds while pulling down (wanted the hair saturated)
-Took a quarter size amount of product and applied
-Made sure to hold ends when scrubbing with other hand to avoid tangles
-For about another 30 seconds I rubbed hair in a downward motion to assist with detangling (conditioner still in)
-Rinsed section
-Applied a very SMALL amount of Cantu Leave In (well because I only had about a handful left in the jar lol)
-Wrapped section in Bantu knot and proceeded to next section
-After all sections complete I left hair in Bantu knots and took Tshirt and pressed excess moisture out.

Always with love,

Modo

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Hair Tutorial: Twist out on blown out hair

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Hair Tutorial: Twist out on blown out hair

Hey Ladies!

After blow drying my hair for my length check I wanted to style it in a way to give it body and retain moisture; after wearing it big and wild for a few days 🙂

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Day after blow out

So I decided to take another go at a twist out. Last time I loved it but after a few hours my hair puffed up like a chia pet. I also have been wanting to try out some new products so this was a perfect time to do both.

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I scored BIG on this conditioner that is on sale at Sprouts this week with a bonus coupon; only 5 bucks a bottle (I will be going back today to stock up). The argon oil I use for my take downs and also for my skin care routine. Not pictured is my coconut oil.

So now that I had my products, a sleeping baby, and some patience I got started.

Step 1:

Start with blown out hair. I have a tutorial for this on the blog as well. I also clipped my ends before starting (thanks mom) made such a difference in the results.

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Step 2:

Section hair and decide size of twist.

Step 3:

Apply product. I went conditioner, coconut oil, and then reapplied conditioner at the ends half through twist. I make sure to add enough product to almost revert the hair. I actually add enough product at my ends to make sure my hair curls.

Step 4: Twist! I did flat twist. I am not the best at these because I always borrow hair which makes for a hard take down but I am trying to perfect this.

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Step 5: I added rods to my ends. As I spoke about in my length check my ends are terrible so I added the rods for the extra help with curling.

Step 6: Sleep! I sleep on a satin pillow case every night to product my hair and keep moisture in.

Step 7: Rise and Shine!!!

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Step 8: The take down. I add Argon oil to my fingertips to keep down frizz. I always start from the bottom up.

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Look at that definition from the rods!

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Halfway there!

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All done!

Step 9: Style. I pick out my roots with a wide tooth comb and use a SMALL amount of the conditioner to smooth down my edges.

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Finished!!!!

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My niece wanted to sneak in.

And that’s it ladies. I LOVE this conditioner. It left my hair sooooo soft and no flaking.

What is your twist out routine? Leave it below.

Sweater: Juicy Couture

Always with love,

Modo

Length Check: You couldn’t pay me to press that!

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Time is flying! I can’t believe it’s been one year of my hair growth journey. Let me preface that I have always been natural. I have never had a perm in my hair, however I abused my hair quite a bit throughout my college years with dye, high heat, and rarely moisturizing.

So a year ago I decided to take a firm stance and really start putting an effort into taking care of what my mama gave me.

Two of the major changes I made were increasing my moisturization and decreasing the amount of heat I put on it.

After washing:

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After I washed I completed a deep conditioning treatment under a dryer for about 30 minutes. However I noticed my hair was still a bit dry which was a red flag for me not to press it. So I decided to just blow dry for a length check and wait on a press.

Blow Dry:

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Yall that’s a lot of hair!

After looking at the photo I realize just how bad my ends were. My mom was visiting so I had her clip quite a few of those dead ends off and I twisted it up right away.

Here is a side by side of six months and one year:

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I literally was in shock by how much it has grown. It is past my bra strap so I am pretty sure it is almost waist length if I pressed it. Exciting!!!!

What I have learned this year:
-I am lazy! I need to put way more effort into being consistent with moisturization
-my hair craves moisture so I need to reapply at least twice a day
-I have to change up my products at least once a year
-my sides are longer than my middle. That makes sense because how I apply my product which means I need to pay way more attention to my middle and ends.

It’s been a fun journey and I am so honored meeting all the natural hair girls through Facebook, Instagram, WordPress, and in person! Please send all recommendations my way.

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Always with love,

Modo