Twist out + Garnier Fructis Product Review

Divas,

I’m back with a curly girl hair style that will have you feeling playful! So yes as we know, I love me a twist out. But why not switch it up and try some different products!

No harm in that! So I got my hands on this Garner Fructis curling gel, and I must say It smells so fruity I thought I was going to curl my way to a sandy beach island! Okay okay maybe not quiet an island.

First Impression

This product is not sticky, it’s very light, smells good and it full of nutrients and all that good stuff for your hair! So If you do not know how to do a twist out I’ll refer you to watch one of my earlier YouTube video  How to do a Twist Out.

This product actually worked well on my hair! It has a soft -no crunchy hold, however my curls are super defined and still look fresh after 4 days! When it comes to my hair.. any signs of fuzz.. or if the curl starts to get super stretched i’m ready to retest, co-wash and do it all over!!

Anyways do I like this product?: Yes!

Do i recommend you try it?: Yes

Is it cheap?: The cost was reasonable

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Now Ladies I want you to go check out the step by step process and my fist impression Video on my Youtube Channel Emanee’s Closet!  make sure to like, share * Subscribe!

But for now happy hair Divas..

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How to Create a 2 Toned Lippie

Divas,

So I love a 2 toned hippie color for the summer. Today i will sharing some of my secrets with you. For an extra step by step tutorial watch my hippie tutorial video below. So lets dive into the lippie goodness.

For each of these looks you will repeat each step. You will need to line your lips with your darker color first. Then add the lighter color to the inside of your lip. pucker and smudge your lips together. Clean up the edges of your lips if needed.

Lippe 1: The Coral Garden

Lip Liner: Rimmel London Ravish

Lipstick: KleanColor French Garden

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Lippie 2: Purple Goddess

Lip Liner: Nk Auto eye Liner (oops I used my eye liner) Royal Purple

NYK Lipstick: Patriarch 

NYK Lipstick: Lavender Tint

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Lippie 3: Berry Bliss

J Cat Beauty: Guava

RK By Kiss: Fuchsia Fierce

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Lippie 4: Red Heat

RK by Kiss: Kiss Red

Poiz: Fun Girl 

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I hope you have enjoyed my 2 Toned Summer Lippie Looks. happy Beauty Divas!

Super Defined Curls Using Flexi Rods

Divas,

So my hair has gone flat and the humidity got to my hair from all of the Hot Atlanta Heat! So I decided to add some curl body and bounce to my hair. Flexi Rods are a great way to add curl and definition to your hair. I will be showing you how to get a super defined curl using flexi rods.

Products & tools

  • Comb
  • Hood Dryer (you can also air dry your hair, its totally up to you!)
  • Lotta Body setting lotion
  • Spray bottle
  • Hair clips
  • Flexi rods
  • Oil of your choice

Tip: Pout 2 parts water and 2 parts Lotta Body into the spray bottle. This dilutes the Lotta Body since its very thick. it allows you hair to dry faster.

Step 1: make sure your hair is detangled make a part in the front of your hair. this is totally up to you.

Step 2: make a part in the back of your hair. Clip the rest of your hair up and away. divide that part into sections.

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Step 3: Spary the Lotta Body onto one of the sections. Now take your flexi rod and begin wrapping the hair around the rod form the bottom. when you wrap your hair around the rod do a 360 degree turn and twist on the rod. (please view my video for more instructions)

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Step 4: Repeat all over your hair. Sit under the hooded dryer or air dry. I ended up sitting under the hooded dryer but then I fell asleep.

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Step 5: Untwist your hair off the rod. Once all the rods are out of your hair, add oil to your fingers and run all over your hair. The oil helps reduce frizz.

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Step 6: Divide curls into smaller strands. make sure to separate each curl gently and curl it around your finger.

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Step 7: Pick out your roots with a wide tooth comb. Shake and fluff!

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Bam Super Defined Curls using flexi rods. Note that this was done on straightened hair.

Happy Hair Divas!!

How to Flat Iron Natural Hair

Divas,

Do you have natural hair? Well Today I will tell you how to blow dry and flat-iron your natural hair! Something to remember is to always place your blow dryer and flat iron on a temperature that is suitable for your hair type. Never go over your hair more than 3 times anymore can cause heat damage. So lets dive right in to the hair party!

Products 7 tools

  • Flat iron
  • Blow dryer
  • Leave-in Conditioner
  • Thermal Care
  • Hair Clips
  • Combs (chasing comb, wide tooth comb)
  • Polishing spray
  • Denman Brush

 

Step 1: Make sure you have wash and conditioned you hair. First start by parting your hair in 4 equal sections. Once you have those sections you will need to detangle your hair. I use a Denman brush and  wide tooth comb.

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Step 2: Begin to blow dry. Please remember to place blow dryer setting on a heat that is suitable for your hair type. Make sure to start at the bottom of your hair and work your way up to the roots.

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Step 3: Once hair is blow dried part a small section in the back of your hair. Clip rest of the hair out-of-the-way.

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Step 4: Spray polishing spray on the small section of hair. place chasing comb and the hair and begin to flat-iron. make sure to place flat-iron on a temperature suitable for your hair type.

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Step 5: Repeat until whole head is straight.

Step 6: My clients hair hadn’t been straightened for 3 years so her ends needed to be clipped. If you do not eel clipping your ends please seek a professional.

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Step 7: Bump and curl hair for a finished look!

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Happy Hair Divas

Easy Crown Twist

Divas,

Are you looking for a quick easy protective hairstyle? Well try out the easy crown twist! This look can be very versatile,  it can be dressed up for a more professional look or dressed down for around the city look. Make your pick! So lets dive into the hair goodness.

Tools/products you will need

  • Comb
  • Brush
  • Paddle Brush
  • Bob pins
  • 2 Hair ties
  • Edge control
  • Finishing polish spray
  • Leave in Conditioner

 

Step 1: Start off by detangling your hair

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Step 2: Part your hair in the front as if you were giving yourself a side bang. Then make a part down the center of your hair. You should now have 2 equal parts.

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Step 3: Tie one side part and apply leave in conditioner to your hair. I like to concentrate on my ends and edges of my hair. Now use the paddle rush to help distribute the leave in conditioner evenly throughout your hair.

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Step 4: Apply edge control to front edges and back of your hair. Only do this if you want a more polished look.

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Step 5: Grab a section from the top, split section into 2 pieces. Twist one piece of hair over the other. Now begin twisting. As you twist you will add hair to the bottom. (please refer to video for demonstration.

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Step 6: Continue to twist all the down and secure with a hair tie.

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Step 7: Repeat steps on the other side

Step 8: Criss-cross the 2 twist in the back and secure with bob pins. If your hair is long like mine you will have to tuck hair to hide the ends. (refer to video for this)

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Step 9: apply finishing polish spray for extra gloss and sheen!

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Step 10: You are now finished!

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Happy Hair Divas!

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How to Braid a High Ponytail: Invisible Method

Divas,

If you are looking for a easy protective style for the summer this tutorial blog is for you! Please refer to video for an actual visual tutorial of how to do the invisible braiding method. So lets get right into the goodness.

Products used to achieve the look

  • Combs: Denman brush, wide tooth comb, rat tail comb
  • Oil: BB light hair growth oil (used for the scalp), Argon oil to seal in moisture
  • Hair Clips
  • Hair tye
  • Blow dryer
  • Cantu Shea butter: Natural Shampoo, Conditioner, Leave in conditioner, Heat protectant
  • Foam wrap
  • Kanekalon braiding hair (Silky Jumbo braid)

Step 1: Wash and condition hair

Step2: Part hair into sections and apply leave in conditioner and heat protectant. DOn’t forget to tangle the hair when doing this step. Use the wide tooth comb and/or denman brush.

Step 3: Blow dry hair. Ladies I like to blow dry my hair or my clients hair when I am doing braided styles it makes it easier for me to to manage the hair. Please place your blow dryer on a temperature that is safe for your hair. I like to use either 200-350m degrees depending on what style i am trying to achieve.

Step 4: Part the hair from ear to ear in a horizontal line. This will play as a guideline for where the braids need to meet.

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Step 5: Make your first part. I start my first part on the right side by the ear. This will act as a guide for the rest of my braids

Step 6: Divide synthetic hair into 4 different size strands. you first 2 strands should be very thin the other 2 pieces should be medium size. (please refer to video)

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Step 7: Start off by braiding natural hair first. Grab a piece of the thin synthetic hair and add it into the hair. braid again and add another. You will want to add the hair as you braid on. Continue to braid the hair all the way down.

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Step 8: Braid entire head.

Step 9: once you hair braided all of the hair oil the scalp in-between each braid. Pull all of the braids into a ponytail.

Step 10: Boil water. Dip the ends of the hair into the water to seal the hair. (Caution!!! make sure you have a towel handy to dry the hair. Note if this is yoghurts time doing this ask for help!!! the water will be very hot and you don not want to burn your client or yourself)

Step 11: Apply foam wrap to hair. Wrap your hair with a silk wrap and dry the hair for about 5-10 minutes. Apply argon oil to seal the hair.

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And that is it!!! Easy summer protective style!!!