YouTube FAQs June 25, 2011

Hey pals! Okay so…I don’t have my computer to make videos, but I wanted to answer some easy FAQs that are on my YouTube channel.

Q1. How are you rocking your hair in your vids the week of June 13th. Twist out, braid outs, wash and go? How long have you been natural?

A1: Wash and go, like always! I have been natural for a year and a half.

Q2: How did you style your hair when it was in the in-between stage? (4-7 inches long)

A2: Wash and go! I didn’t like my hair in any other style, like twist outs or braids outs until it was a little longer. I tried a twist out on my hair when it was like four inches and I HATED it with a fiery passion.

Q3: I live in avg dew points of low 70’s on any given day of the year (Central America). I would like to know if that also affects my usage of glycerine in my shampoos and conditioners.i.e DevaCare No Poo and One Conditioner.

A3: I personally never had an issue using glycerin in rinse out products even in higher dew points. Glycerin is usually awesome to use in the shower too because of the steam and the extra moisture you get. Have you ever used a condish super high in glycerin, and let it sit for a few minutes in the shower? Even if the slip isn’t too great going on (like with Hairveda Moist), it feels like butter rinsing out!

Q4: Hair twin!!! How do I protect my hair while swimming???

A4: Well, my short answer for this is…don’t swim. Lol. I’m half kidding…but yea, last time I swam, my hair was NOT into it, so I’m more of a lounger and save my workout regimen for land. If my hair gets wet, I won’t die, but you won’t see me at the pool or beach dunking my hair under water. But a couple of tips for swimming are as follows – douse your hair in conditioner beforehand, and if you’re not opposed to it, use a product with silicones or mineral oil in order to form a barrier between your hair and the chlorine water. Also, if possible, try to not wear your hair out, as that will equal tangle city. Now that my hair is longer, I may not be opposed to swimming again since I can put my hair in a bun (the tangles after were my main issue). Some companies also make products specifically for after swim care to remove chlorine from the hair (I believe Aubrey Organics makes some), so check those out.

When I’m back on the Tube, I’ll answer the other questions. Or maybe I’ll be super bootleg and use my phone.

xoxo

7 comments

  1. REALLY MISS YOUR VID’S! Let us know if we need to send donations for the ” LAPTOP REPAIR FUND ” .
    We can help a sistah out! PEACE & LOVE!

    1. LOL no funds needed, my laptop is new and under warranty. I just don’t have my machine with me at the moment. Will be back later. xoxo

  2. Hi Elle,

    Did you know that the Donna Marie Cocoa Hemp Hair milk had been discontinued? I had inquired to Aveyou.com asking if they would be carrying it and they told me that the product was no longer available. I can’t find it anywhere on line, do you know of any retailer that may have it? I sooo need it!

    Thank you,

    1. I wasn’t aware and I don’t see anything on the Donna Marie site. You should reach out to them to see what the deal is. Honestly, if it was discontinued, I’m a little relieved, I have SO many leave-ins on my HG list and I had some I wanted to add!

      1. Have you written on their Facebook page or tweeted at them? I know that before they never got my message because it got put into their spam box by mistake, but then when they were cleaning it out and saw it and wrote me back.

  3. Yeah, I went swimming yesterday and oooh weee! What a hot tangled mess did I have on my head! I used Curlz shampoo (don’t remember the exact name) and deep conditioned with Organix Moroccan and Argan Oil Treatment and let it steam while I took a shower… my hair said AHHHH (LOL). I don’t think that I am a big fan of the Curlz shampoo but I bought the line before my big chop and had some in the bottle I wanted to use up. I am trying to get my hands on the Argan Oil Cream of Nature, but it is no where in the pharmacy/grocery stores/walmart & targets on my side of town… so I wait 😦

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