Krs Hair Group: Knappy Knatural Coarse Extentions Review

Happy Thursday beauties!! Today I am so excited to share with you my initial review of Krs Hair Group’s newest texture Knappy Knatural course! I was looking for something new and long to wear in the new year and like I said in the video I was researching and looking for a hair texture similar to my own. You all know I was a big fan of Halley’s curls salon relaxed texture, right?? It had the qualities that I love: thick texture think my own hair, low luster “non wig like appearance”, looked so natural and the price was so affordable!! However, I don’t know what happened to the business of Halley’s curls. Seems like the customer service went downhill and you could not even place an order toward the last few months of 2013. So I am sure like most of you had to move on and try something new too!

I am so glad that Krs Hair Group reached out to me last year because I got a chance to experience something new that works and at the same time received great customer service too!! I was still looking for a similar texture to Halley’s curls and BAM! Krs Hair group surprised me with this new treasure of hair!! What I ordered looks like this:

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This is the Knatural Coarse bundle deal in 16/18/20. Each bundle comes with 3.5 ounces of hair! The texture of the hair is thick and yet it is light and soft to the touch! This hair is Virgin Chinese Hair with full cuticle flowing in the same direction. I personally love the rippling of the hair for it reminds me have going to the pool when I was little and my hair would have that appearance when it was wet! I have to say I love the packaging of the hair with the logo of the company verses receiving it in a silk bag. This is definitely a great way to start for branding image!! Now, knowing myself I wanted to try the ombre look on these locks of gorgeousness, so as you can see I decided to purchase 3 boxes of theL’Oreal Paris Feria Wild Ombre Haircolor, Medium to Dark Brown (O60), 1 ea. And yes! It will take the entire process time and the 3 boxes to achieve the look you will see to follow below:

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The Final Results:

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I love the results in the knatural state and I love it in the flat ironed/curled look too!! This texture did not take too long to straighten and it also curls really easily too!! I love the results of the coloring too!! Believe me I am not a hair stylist by any nature, but I love what I did!! And.. I have received so many positive compliments on this hair!! Yay!! Now.. my natural hair is relaxed so I had to flat iron it in order to match the texture of hair to my relaxed texture. If you are a natural haired diva you will LOVE this texture for it will blend perfectly with your beautiful natural locks!!

You may ask me..Does it, frizz?? Like any hair when the weather is like it is right now, cold & dry, it will frizz or have a little static, but not to the point of severe tangling and matting like other hair textures I have experienced.

Does the hair shed?? Well..If you do not cut the wefts you will be fine! If you decide to cut the wefts I recommend to seal your wefts. Because when cutting the wefts you weaken the hair and make it more likely to shed. So if you follow that advice then you will be in love with you hair. Also regular maintenance will also take care of the hair too!! Now please remember that this is only my initial review for I only have had this hair installed for 4 days! I will come back for another review of how this hair maintains for a month!! Until then.. please enjoy my video review below and don’t for get to rate, comment and subscribe to my channel nhop76!

Krs Hair Group: Knatural Coarse Extension & Initial Review

 

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OneStyling.com: Crush Flat Iron Review

Today’s post will be all about hair tools since it has been a while since I talked about styling products for the hair! A month ago Onestyling.com sent me their Crush line of hair tools for review consideration such as the Crush 1 inch tourmaline flat iron along with a cute mini tourmaline flat iron.

Crush 1 inch Flat Iron:

 

Information according to Onestyling.com:

  • Wide temperature range (140°F to 450°F) ideal for all hair textures
  • Tourmaline technology provides maximum negative ionic output to lock in moisture and eliminate static and frizz
  • Gentle far infrared heat safely penetrates the hair follicle to minimize heat damage
  • Sleek ergonomic design for easy handling
  • Floating beveled plates allow for optimum styling control
  • Dual voltage makes it ideal for traveling*
  • Professional length swivel cord
  • Available plate sizes: 1″ only
  • Available in:  White/Green, Silver/White, Black/Blue and Raspberry/Silver

 

Crush Mini Flat Iron:

 

Information according to Onestyling.com:

  •  Professional ceramic heater with superior heat recovery and maximum temperature of 410°F
  •  Texture IQ™ system automatically calibrates heater based on hair texture
  •  Tourmaline technology provides maximum negative ionic output to lock in moisture and eliminate static and frizz
  •  Gentle far infrared heat safely penetrates the hair follicle to minimize heat damage
  •  Floating beveled plates allow for optimum styling control
  •  Dual voltage makes it ideal for traveling*
  • Available in: White/Green, Silver/White, Black/Blue and Raspberry/Silver

 

Now my thoughts on both styling tools? Ok. . . Let’s start with the pros and cons of the 1 inch flat iron.

Pros:

  • The flat iron heated up really fast and I need that because I love that snooze button on my alarm clock too much and when I get up late at times I can flat iron my hair in a snap.
  • The cord at the end of this iron swivels which is great! However, I do believe most flat irons has this capability.’
  • The iron is lightweight which means less pressure on my wrist and easy styling too.
  • I love the floating plates on the flat iron.
  • The  variety of heating options.
  • The cord length is perfect. Long enough to style at a distance.
  • Price is realistic at only $80.

Cons:

  • Wish is came with a cooling pad to store the flat iron in after styling with it.

 

Now for the pros and cons of the mini flat iron.

Pros:

  • Small and convenient to carry in your purse for touch ups.
  • Easy to flat iron baby hairs and short hair styles.
  • Floating plates like the big sister iron.
  • Cord length
  • Price is pretty affordable at $30

Cons:

  • Only one heating temperature
  • Cord does not swivel like the big sister iron

Overall, I really enjoyed testing both of these flat irons over the past few months and I truly feel that these flat irons are worth the price that company is selling them for. I also feel that both irons heat evenly and I did not have to worry about the iron over heating my hair and causing damage to them at all. If you are in the market for a new flat iron I would definitely recommend Onestyling.com.

 

Onestyling Crush Flat Iron Review

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The Original Indian Hair Company: Wavy Indian Hair After 6-8 Weeks

Hello my beauties, this post is for my divas that love to rock hair extensions like me, and you have been dying to know what my thoughts are on the buzz worthy hair extension from The Original Indian Hair Company. Back in September, I installed 2 bundles of the 18″-20″ Indian Wavy hair in Natural Dark brown. ($199 per bundle! Yes, this hair is expensive, but you will find out why it is worth the price later on.) I installed every single weft used since the hair texture is fine to medium. Now if you like to have a fuller/ thicker installation than what I have then I highly recommend purchasing 3 bundles of hair in order to achieve that. However, I was happy with 2 bundles. Initially, when I received the hair it had a curly appearance and smelled to fresh and clean without that chemical processed smell. I contacted the company to see if they recommend to wash it again prior to install and they said it was not needed since they was it 2 twice before it is finally shipped to the consumer. I thought that was great, but you all know me, I washed it anyway with my Oscar Blandi jasmine collection line of hair care products I purchased from Sephora. Now, if you have not have my initial review video of the hair click “here” to watch it on YouTube.

Ok. .  The review after wearing the hair for 8 weeks now I can finally share with you my thoughts. First this first, this hair was very easy to style 3 different ways while wearing it for the entire time span. I was able to wash and let it air dry into messy soft beach waves with little to no product at all. (I wished I took some photos of it) Secondly, this hair was very easy to curl and hold curls too, however I caution you. If you live in a hot, dry or humid climate like I do you will definitely have to use some type of holding spray to elongate the wear of the curls throughout your work day. Without the styling aid your curls will loosen up a bit and will not last all day long. Finally, as for straight styles, this hair flat ironed beautifully as you will see in the video below.

Now, on to hair maintenance. You may be wondering what did I use on my hair and the Indian hair during the 8 weeks, and how often did I wash this hair, right? Well, washing my hair I wash it one to two times a week depending on how active my workouts were or how much styling product I used on the hair on any particular day. Here are some things to consider when it comes to how often you should was your hair and the installed hair.

  • If you are exercising 3 times a week I would wash your hair twice a week due to the fact that natural oils and sweat can weight down your hair and cause it to tangle.
  • If you heat style your hair daily and use lots of hair sprays and gels to hold your style on any given day I would wash it that night. You don’t wait to restyle your hair with all of the product left on it the day before. I feel you are asking for trouble like weighed down styles, tangling and breakage (shedding) due to excessive heat style and old product on it.
  • If you are very kind to your hair and don use excessive amount of product on it or a lot of heat and you down exercise often then once a week is fine.

The products I decided to use on my hair due to the climate and the frizzing I experienced are the Ojon damage reverse line of products you can find at Sephora and Ulta. Now don’t get me wrong the hair was not extremely frizzing, but the climate can increase the frizziness with any hair texture.

I feel these product worked wonderfully with the indian hair and kept it under control. Everytime I washed it with the Ojon it felt wonderful, less frizzy and luster was beautiful. Now you don’t have to use the same things I used on it, but any hair care line that works against frizzing and dryness is a perfect match for this hair. Since this hair is expensive I wanted to use quality products on it.

On to tangling, shedding or matting. If you take care of this hair like I mentioned above you will experience little to no tangling or shedding. While wearing this hair I did experience some shedding and I believe that had to do with me cutting the wefts for this install. However, the shedding was minimal. Tangling, there was very little tangling. The tangling I experience was just like any other hair extension I have worn in the past. When you are moving throughout the day the hair get little tangles, but nothing that my fingers could comb out gently. Matting, none!

Now, would I purchase this hair in the future? Of course I would! I would have to save some $$$, but if I am getting ready for an extra fabulous event and I want nice quality hair I would. Also the hair is worth the price because you can definitely get your wearing’s worth out of this hair. I truly feel that this is one texture you can wearing over and over again. This hair is lightweight, luxurious and fun to wear in many different styles.

 

The Original Indian Hair Company: Final Review of the Wavy Indian Hair (6-8 weeks of wear)

 

 

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Makeup Haul Part 2: Avon, Drugstore & Madame Madeline Lashes!

Hey Beauties!! Here is the second part of my haul! In this haul you will find things I regularly use in my makeup collection plus a few new things I wanted to try out. I also decided to support my mom's new Avon store and purchase a few things to share with you as well. If you are looking to try Avon go and support my mom's new venture and check out her site at : bonnieloving.avonrepresentative.com/.

My List: of fun hauly stuff:

  • Cucumber melon anti bacterial soap (3)
  • Cucumber melon hand sanitizer (3)
  • Avon lipcolor:
  • Avon liipcolor
  • Caribean Sunset eyeshadow quad
  • Mark Mosaic cheek color: Chica
  • Cotton Rounds
  • Neutrogena facial cleansing cloths
  • Garnier fructis Hairspary
  • TreSeme Dry hair shampoo (Just curious to see how this refreshes my hair after a good workout)
  • Madame Madeline Lashes: Red cherry #523, #218 and other assortment mention in the video below

I hope that you all enjoy the Haulage below!! In the meantime, what did you haul last month? what is your favorite item you picked and can not live without?

 

Makeup Haul Part 2: Avon, Drugstore & Lashes!

 

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Just For Fun: School Daze “Good & Bad Hair”

I was relaxing my hair and thought of this blast from the past. Remember the movie School Daze with Tisha Campbell? Remember the scene ” Good & Bad Hair”? Check out this video! It so funny, lol.

Just For Fun:

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Hair: Tried Of Dry, Breakage Prone Hair

Are any of you out there tired of getting your hair to grow to a certain length and then it begins to break off like crazy? I have been experiencing this for many years and now I feel that it is time to research and figure what I am doing wrong. I really want to figure out a remedy to this issue, so that I can start taking care of my hair and promote healthier and strong hair growth. Is it possible? I am sure it is.

Lately, I have browsing the web for information on caring for black hair. (women of color) But the only thing I seem to come across are blogs and websites that give little information on how to care for black hair or that site is solely trying to sell your their line of products to promote growth. My thought is, I can find products like crazy, but if I am unclear as to how to use them or create a hair regime like we have a skin care regime how will they products benefit me? Do you know what I mean?

I found products that I like so much now such as:

  • Carol’s Daughter Tui smoothie, Tui leave in hair conditioner, and Mimosa Hair Honey
  • The shampoo I currently use is Pantene Pro V for natural and relaxed hair and I also have the conditioner too, but I am thinking of switching those over to Carol’s Daughter shampoo too.

Any of you out there know anything about how to care for black hair? Have any tips to share? I would really love to know. I currently have relaxed hair and I am trying to only relax it every 6- 8 weeks now since relaxing it too often my be part of my problem. Also, is there anyone of you out there that currently use Carol’s Daughter? What are your thoughts on that? Please share!!

51erngsmo2l_ss400_I was on the web today and I came across this book called Healthy Black Hair: Step-by-Step Instructions for Growing Longer, Stronger Hair by Nicole Elizabeth Smth, $14.95.

This book says:

Healthy Black Hair-step-by-step instructions for growing longer, stronger hair is not just another hair care book. Although chock full of styling and hair care tips, it includes a complete hair care regimen with a total body approach to growing healthy hair. Women will appreciate her honest portrayal of her own hair struggles and will learn how to use safely use herbs, vitamins and even yoga to strengthen and nourish their hair. It even includes information on thyroid disease, which can severely affect hair growth. Good hair care is not limited to traditional methods anymore!

What intrigued me to purchase this books was for the fact that it received a well overall amount of good reviews vs. bad ones and this book was not trying to sell me products either. So, when it comes in the mail I will read it like crazy and share my findings with you as well.

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