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4th day hair-Flat Twist Out

“The Juices”
Nourishing Herbal Leave-ins by Oyin

Our nourishing herbal leave-in tonics have been our most popular products since we first introduced “Greg Juice,” the original citrus-herbal version, in 2004. Now available in three unique scents, this oil-free mixture of vegetable moisturizers and herbal essences remains hugely popular among people with many different hair types and needs!

Greg Juice contains no added fragrance, only the citrus and lavender essential oils that are in each formula. It smells like a mild, citrusy-herbal refreshing breeze.

Frank Juice is scented with Frankincense and Myrrh fragrance oils. Juices & Berries is fragranced like a juicy fruit punch, bursting with flavor!

 

4th day hair- flat twist out

Night Time

Gather all hair and pull into a “loose” pony tail on top of your head using a scrunchie ( Pineapple Method). A scrunchie will not leave the indention from being in a pony tail, and keeping the ponytail loose will not disturb the curls. Also tuck the ends of the hair under the scrunchie

Morning Time

Remove scrunchie, lightly spritz with Oyin Handmade Juice & Berries, shake, fluff,  and GO!!!

** The T-shirt in the pictures can be purchased at Oyinhandmade.com or at the store located 2103 North Charles Street, Baltimore, MD 21218 **

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Mini Me Updo for Picture Day

Today is school picture day for mini me.. She has in 2 week old twist (she’s been swimming in these twist over the holiday weekend-hense the fuzzies).


She styled her hair herself by applying a lil shea butter creme, leave in conditioner, a few dabs of aloe vera gel on her egdes,and a couple of bobby pins. She grabbed a few sections, twisted them to one side-secured with a boby pin, and fluffed the lose twist.


Yesterday it rain cats and dogs.. Her friends were running because some of them had just gotten a relaxer.. She was ” strolling” along and loaned her hooded jacket to a friend. the friend said: ” You don’t need it? ” Her response: ” Naw, I’m natural.. my hair loves the rain” Get it mini me!!!!!


These images may not be reproduced, copied, transmitted or manipulated without the written permission of Mz. Sixx. Use of any image as the basis for another photographic concept or illustration (digital, artist rendering or alike) is a violation of the United States and International Copyright laws. All images are copyrighted © 2011 – Au’Naturale by Mz. Sixx.

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Loc it up Thursday- How to take better care of dreadlocks


Once you’ve got your new hair style, taking good care of dreadlocks often becomes a top priority. Whether you decide to take care of your style on your own or with the help of a professional stylist, dreadlock hair care is as hard or as simple as you want it to be.

Many people have these mythical thoughts that having dreadlocks means less hair maintenance. It doesn’t though; having dreadlocks just means having a different hair maintenance routine.

You have two choices for this routine: you can either spend money on your hair or spend time with your hair.

Spending Money: Git Your Hair Did

A stylist that specializes in the professional care of dreadlocks is called a loctician. There are a growing number of specialized salons around the world for people interested in sporting either natural or synthetic locks.
These hair specialists have knowledge of hair locking methods and maintenance techniques that aren’t always taught in traditional cosmetology schools where hair stylists learn their trade.

Among other services, a loctician can help you maintain ‘manicured locks’ – locks that are usually styled, coloured and otherwise groomed – to give you a clean, “mainstream-friendly” appearance.


Spending Time: D.I.Y. – Do It Yourself

Should you chose to have your hair professionally maintained and styled, you’ll still have to maintain your own hair between visits; there’s no way around it if you want a healthy head of hair full of soft, shiny, flexible locks.
And even if you’ve never considered using a stylist for your dreads, you know that your locks need to be maintained on a regular basis. We’re able to give you tips and techniques to make that maintenance a lot easier.

Whether we are talking about Black hair care, Asian hair care or Caucasian hair care, the way that you will maintain your hair with dreadlocks will have changed a bit from what you are used to.

Taking care of dreadlocks on your own saves you money, but it often takes as much as twice the amount of time than if you had professional care. Don’t think of it as hard or as a waste of time though. If you hadn’t before, you’ll begin to enjoy taking care of dreadlocks by yourself and will love how easy it is.

Spending a while with your hair gives you a better feel for what works and what doesn’t. You’ll acquire a taste for a wide range of hair care products like Au’Naturale by Mz. Sixx, Carol’s Daughter, Mango and Lime Products, Knotty Boy Products, Ms. Jessies’s, fine essential oils and must-have dreadlock hair tools.

All this so you can give yourself salon-like treatment (without the salon-like price)! Find out what your hair maintenance program should and should not include by by consulting a loctician.

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Mixology Tuesday Present-The Carmel Hair Treatment-


The carmel hair treatment-Have any of you heard of this? I was doing some research online when I came across this and I knew right away I had to dig deeper…. Apparently this was the “it” thing to do back in 2006- 2007- again I never heard of this. I was actually able to find the original ” Carmel Treatment” and I also found a replica receipe for all my DIY mixiolgsist. I have NOT tried this- If any of you try this treatment or have tried this- PLEASE provide feedback and post a comment….. I would like to know how well this works…

E’Tae All Natural Hair Products and Salons ( http://www.etaeproducts.com
) sell a deep-penetrating hair treatment called Carmel for $19. On the E’Tae website, the company claims the reconstructor contains olive oil, honey, and other natural ingredients that contain vitamins and minerals to strengthen, condition, and moisturize the hair, imparting shine, softness, and body. After a little research, I’ve found this replica receipe that rival that one for much cheaper keeping the integrity of the product and always ” Au’ Naturale”….

Step 1- Gather and mix your ingredients

6-tbsp honey
6-tbsp evoo
3-tbsp wheat germ oil
2 jars of banana baby food ( or 2-3 overripe bananas)
3 tsp- black strap molasses
1-tbsp of cornstarch * optional *
1- tsp apple cider vinegar
cornstarch- * optional* used for thickening purpose

Step 2

Once you mix the products together you may need to add more corn starch. If the product is too runny it can be a bit of a mess to work with. I heard at that yous should mix these ingredients in a blender- especially if you use the over ripe bananas.

Step 3

After you’ve mixed the ingredients and you’ve developed the right consistency (should be cake batter thick, give or take, depending on how much olive oil you use) wrap a towel around your shoulders, part your hair into for sections and begin applying the product.

Step 4

Start from the root of your hair and work the product to your ends. Do NOT comb the product through your hair, as the thick texture will pull your hair out of it is comb through. Apply a generous amount of the product and slick your hair down as much as possible to get it straight, similar to the way a hair relaxer is applied.

Step 5

Cover hair with a conditioning cap.

Step 6

Leave the product in your hair for 1 hour minimum. The longer you leave it in the better. ** do not keep mixture on your hair overnight- DO NOT sit under the hair dryer with the product on your hair **

Step 7

Rinse the product out and use more of your apple cider vinegar to help cleanse your hair of the product.

Step 8

Once you are finished your hair will feel softer and you will probably notice your curls are more defined and looser. If this is not your result the first treatments don’t fret. It may take a few treatments before your hair reacts.

**Disclaimer**

Carmel Treatment is not a relaxer, it is a great Moisturizing Conditioner that can be an alternative to a relaxer for those seeking to transition out of relaxers, for those who are all natural and for those trying to stretch their relaxer. It is NOT permanent either. The results last for about 4 weeks. Great protectant when using styling tools ( blow dryer, flat irons, curling irons, maxi glide)

** Picture Courtesy of ” The Natural Mixtress”

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NEW FORMAT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Hi Family,
2010 is here and I’m excited about the buzz on natural hair care. Natural hair care has a strong following and I’m blessed to be a vehicle to help share the knowledge and educate those who are natural and seeking healthy hair. We will continue to embrace the natural hair movement along with healthy hair, have more contest, and post DIY receipes. Instead of random post on random days, I’ve put the following schedule in place.

Monday– Au’Naturale’ – Everything & Everything Natural

Tuesday– Mixiology Tuesday ( receipes for DIY hair care maintence)

Wednesday– Product Review

Thursday
– Loc it up ( topic soley on loc’s, drez, sisterlocks, dreadlocks)

Friday– Friday Friday ( Random post- and Blog spotlight)

Saturday- Skin Care Tips

So I hope you will continue to follow me on the journey ahead. I hope you will grow with me, give us guidance on where Au’Naturale need to grow to keep you clicking, and become a part of the Au’Naturale community.

Thank you for your support, whether it was you becoming a part of our Au’Naturale Yahoo group, retweeting my posts, telling just one friend about Au’Naturale, buying products, or commenting on posts, you are the reason why Au’Naturale has grown!

With great appreciation- Be Blessed- and always Au’Naturale

Miss Sixx & Au’Naturale