Black Girl Chronicles 

Growing up, I absolutely hated getting my hair washed and combed. The natural hair resources available to us now, was unheard of back then. So when my mom combed my hair, she was only doing what was passed down to her. A wide toothed comb, brush  and “pink lotion”  were my mother’s staple items. She didn’t know anything about the liquid, oil and cream (LOC) method, or using the green house effect to promote moisture. I am one of 3 girls, so no wonder I got my first relaxer when I was 10. Taking care of natural hair can be very daunting and now that I’m a parent of 2 girls, I utilize all of the information that’s available. This Saturday was wash day for my baby girl, I used some of my favorite products on her hair. 


I honestly don’t know her hair type and I hate defining it. Natural hair is beautiful hair regardless of the curl pattern. For today’s wash day I’m using Creme of Nature, Ultra-Moisturizing shampoo. Just using the shampoo by itself it leaves my daughters hair soft and feeling moisturized. I used about a silver dollar size of shampoo. 



Using a pool noodle has simplified washing her hair. There’s less crying and mess. I don’t have to fight with her about how long I’m taking or worry about water getting in her eyes. Since the shampoo is so moisturizing I only use a leave in conditioner to comb her hair out. I usually use a kids version of Cantu, the consistency is a lot lighter but I ran out so I used my regular Cantu leave in. 




The leave-in made her hair manageable and easy to comb. I avoid using heat on my children’s hair so if I need to stretch it, I use African Threading. Click here to watch a tutorial. 

All of the products I used can be found at your local hair store, Walmart or Sally’s Beauty Supply.  I love natural hair, I love the versatility of styles and textures. It’s important that our natural hair is celebrated and not labeled. Let’s wear our puffs proud. 

Be C.H.I.C

-MB

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Wind Down

It’s Wednesday and I’m in bed somewhat early. I’ve had a lot on my mind, so I appreciate the opportunity to slip under my covers and enjoy my NBC lineup. It’s always nice to take a moment  to reset your mind and take some time out to have fun, do a leisure activity or go to bed early. 😊 Tonight is one of those nights I don’t feel like washing my face, so instead I reach for one of my makeup remover wipes.


I purchased these from Family Dollar. They are Modesa brand and I ended up buying 3 packs because the store is closing. So I was able to get them for .85 each. I can’t turn down a good bargain. I purchased chamomile, cucumber and green tea scented. They come 25 in a pack and I use 2 wipes to remove all of my makeup. Tonight I used green tea. The wipes are 100% alcohol free so it doesn’t dry out my skin, it actually leaves it soft and feeling clean. These wipes also come in handy to clean my kids hands and face when I don’t have accesss to soap and water. 

Using the wipes are a great shortcut to clean skin, especially when I’m feeling lazy. 


What are some of your beauty shortcuts, leave your comment below. Until next time….

Be C.H.I.C

-MB