Wednesday, February 10, 2010
If you're a Curly Hairnista like me then you are always on the hunt for the "miracle" tool to help keep you hair tangle free. Well ladies I have found something that is going to change your life: the Ouidad Double Detangler. This mammoth comb has two rows of teeth that will glide through the coarsest, tightly curled hair with ease. At first when I saw the price tag ($24) I was a little wary. Had my obsession with my hair gotten out of control? Well I justified the purchase in the name of "research" and ordered it from Sephora.com (another bonus here--free product samples with your order!). I will forewarn you, this comb is heavy...knock someone out heavy lol. But thankfully I've been working faithfully with my trainer the last few months so I was up to the challenge. I co-washed my hair and used the Double Detangler to distribute the conditioner through my hair. It was so easy I was flabbergasted. I know I sound dramatic, but that is how amazing it was. I was able to go through my entire head root to tip and afterwards my hair was detangled so well that I was able to run my fingers through it with no problem. This NEVER happens. The longer I continue to grow out my hair the more of a chore it had started to become. Thanks to this comb I'm continuing my hair journey with renewed excitement.
I recommend you use the Double Detangler on wet hair, preferably in the shower. If you're a thick 4a (like me), or 4b, or simply someone with curly hair that is prone to tangles or knots, this tool will change your life. For a super one two punch, pair the comb with Neil George's Detangle Nourishment Spray.
Friday, February 5, 2010
In honor of Black History Month I wanted to pay homage to a true Hairnista if there ever was one, the fabulous Madame C.J. Walker. Widely recognized as America's first self-made millionaire, Madame Walker is "the" name in African-American haircare. Due to the lack of products available for women of color at that time, Madame Walker started a product line that revolutionized the industry and changed the face of Black haircare as we know it. One interesting tidbit I found today is that while it is often said that she invented the pressing comb, according to www.madamecjwalker.com that isn't the case. So while she didn't invent it, she is responsible for it becoming the "go to" straightening method for African-American hair.
How much do I love that she called herself "Madame?" So fabulous...Happy Friday Hairnistas! Have a great hair day in honor of this legendary trailblazer.
Monday, February 1, 2010
There was so much to say about the hair at last night's show, but these two wigs deserved their own post. Never one to disappoint, Lady GaGa hit the red carpet in a sparkly space-aged bodysuit dress combo...with the wig attached!! I know for some of you it may be too "out there," but this Hairnista was totally impressed. The platinum and golden blonde wig was styled with big, lush waves...a look I love.
My next standout wig of the night was Grammy's Golden Girl Beyonce'. Wearing a lacefront wig in her signature blonde, Bey went from the red carpet, to the stage for her performance, and back to her seat with ease. I would also like to give kudos to her stylist for the flawless application. Lacefront wigs are the saving grace for many female performers. Can you imagine the amount of heat and product it would take to style your hair for the red carpet, then redo it after a full-out stage performance? Do that a few times in a row to your own hair and there won't be much left! I love that Celeb Hairnistas like Bey, Tyra, and Wendy Williams have brought lacefront wigs to the mainstream. However I will leave you with this Hairnistas: Get your wig professionally applied!!! I don't want to see anymore of you walking around with visible glue or tape on your edges. Unacceptable!
Ok off my wig soapbox :)
What were your fave looks of Grammy night?
images via Bossip