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This style took less than 5 minutes and most of that time was spent searching for bobby pins.

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I made 3 large flat twists on my left side- from temple to ear. I folded the hair at the back up and pinned the twists in place. I took the remaining mini twists that were hanging down and made 3 jumbo two strand twists that I flipped up and pinned. I used hair pins to shape anything that needed shaping.

I don’t know about anyone else but I like my hair to feel clean and refreshed after every workout. Unfortunately, I don’t have the time or desire to wash my hair that often. During the week, I use some sort of spray to refresh my scalp. I use to use Home Health’s Cleansing Treatment. It’s difficult to find on the ground, however. It’s not expensive, but nowadays, I use a cheaper alternative that’s much easier to procure. The spray mix couldn’t be any simpler…it’s just water and eucalyptus oil. I bought my 2 ounce bottle of eucalyptus oil from Walmart; it was only a few dollars. I can’t remember if it was near the first aid aisle or the Spanish hair and body items. You can purchase pure eucalyptus oil online from iherb.com or from Walmart, Target, drugstores, et cetera.

Eucalyptus is a great antibacterial and antifungal. When diluted, usually with a carrier oil, it can be applied to the skin. Always do a test patch before using any essential oil and each person may react differently.

What you’ll need:

  • Small spray bottle (mine is a 1 ounce bottle)
  • Eucalyptus Oil (100%)

How To:

This is extremely simple. I only make enough for 1 use. I fill up my spray bottle with 1/2 ounce of water. I add about a cap-full of eucalyptus oil to the spray bottle. Note- the cap for the bottle is very shallow. Taking a wild guess, it might be somewhere around a milliliter or less of oil per ounce. I shake up my mixture then spray on my scalp.

Eucalyptus oil can be an irritant if not diluted enough. I use as much I feel is necessary. Start with a few drops and work your way up to the amount you are comfortable with. You should feel a slight tingling and cooling sensation but nothing intense or overwhelming.

I use this after each work out and I cowash my hair about every 4 days. I work out at night so by the time I wake up the scent of the oil has dissipated. You will smell like a cough drop for a while though.

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I think I bought this from Target or maybe Sally’s. I wanted to try it for a while but I could never find it in stock.  Finally, when I wasn’t looking, I saw a jar and picked it up. I don’t remember the price. It was less than $10 for 4 ounces of product.

First Impression:

This product smells amazing. It’s a sweet scent. but not overwhelming. It’s a clear, firm jelly like consistency. The jar is pretty small and it’s difficult for me to get the product out of the jar because I have long nails.

Performance:

Let me say first that I have 4b edges that are not at all silky in any way. I don’t try to lay them down because they don’t lay down. It doesn’t bother me at all. I actually don’t see the point of bothering with edges when the rest of the hair is kinky/nappy, what have you. That said, I don’t use products like this so I have nothing to compare it to. I have used Ecostyler gel which has no effect on my edges.

That said, I was really impressed by this product. My edges were smoothed down well with this product. It is sticky, but not too sticky. The scent lingers a bit, but I like that. The effects don’t last very long on my hair though…I’d say after an hour my edges are back to their usual state. Perhaps this product would work better in a less humid climate…

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Pros:

The Curls brand uses a lot of natural ingredients. This company is black owned! I do try to stick to black owned brands for my natural hair products. You can purchase this line in many stores on the ground, including Target and now Sally’s. The smell of this particular product is amazing. A little bit of product goes a long way. I don’t need to use a scarf or anything. It works instantly.

Cons:

While it does slick down my hair well, it doesn’t last very long. The jar is small for the price. Due to the size of the jar, it’s difficult to get the product out (though I do keep my nails long).

Verdict:

I’m not sure if I’ll purchase again. Overall I do think this product is okay. I’m still on the fence as to whether or not I’ll bother with an edge pomade. I still want to try a few more products in this line.

I’ve ended up in mini twists yet again. After being out of the country for a week and being a little frustrated with my hair, I needed to put it away. I was playing in my hair and next thing you know, I had a full set of mini twists (they took 2 days actually). I did rope twists- so each side of the twist is rolled prior to crossing them. I think this has helped keep my ends from knotting up. It’s only been a few days so I’ll report back whenever I take these out. At night, I mist my hair with water, seal it with oil, and put my hair in one french braid.

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I was sent Priteva vitamins for review. At the time I received them I had a sew-in in. I had to wait until I could take a starting pic. I trimmed my hair at the change in season, as I always do. I’m starting out with my hair at line 8 on my length check t-shirt.

I’m taking 2 pills a day for the next 30 days. At the end of the bottle, I’ll post another length check and a review on Priteva.

 

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Thank you everyone for entering the Priteva Hair Vitamin Giveaway. The giveaway is now closed. The two winners have been contacted. Congratulations to Lauren and Poupee!!!

 

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The issues with the ebook/PayPal are resolved! I decided to use a hosting service and sell the book via Lulu.com. Digital PDF copies are available right now in the Lulu Marketplace for instant download. Click here for more information about The Mini Braid Method Ebook.

Don’t forget to enter the Priteva Hair Vitamin giveaway. Two (2) readers will receive a two (2) month supply of vitamins at the end of the month. All you have to do is write a comment under the post about the giveaway AND enter via Rafflecopter. That’s it! You could be one of the lucky winners. :) Hurry, there’s only about a week left to enter.

 

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Save on $10 on a QRedew hair steamer with code SPRINGCLEAN. Hurry sale ends March 20, 2014.

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I’m not sure if I’ll buy on but they don’t have sales often. This is a great time to purchase. I’ve seen really good reviews for QRedew.

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There have been some issues with the PayPal website. For now, I’m suspending ebook sales until I return from vacation. I plan to resume the sales by April 1, 2014. Sorry for the inconvenience. In the meantime there are a plethora of articles on mini braids. Click here to browse the Article Directory. Thanks for your patience!

Update- March 21, 2014:

I’ve added the ebook to the Lulu Marketplace. This should fix the PayPal issue and I won’t have to close up shop while I’m away. Ebook PDF files will be available for instantly download at any time via Lulu.com. Click here to purchase!

 

 

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This special VIP offer expires March 31st, 10 a.m., Pacific Time.

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Priteva contacted me about trying their hair vitamins. I will be taking them and reviewing them on the blog after I take out my sew-in. I also have 4 bottles to give away to you guys! The giveaway with run through the end of the month, March 31, 2014. Two winners will be chosen at random. Each winner will receive a 2 month supply of Priteva Ultra Charge Hair Formula Vitamins. All you have to do is leave a comment on this post.

You can comment anonymously but you must use a valid email address in the comment form. I will see your email but it won’t be published. From the blog homepage, click the “Leave A Comment” link under the post title. Comments are held for approval in an attempt to filter spam. I usually get to them by the end of the day.

After, you leave a comment, log into the Rafflecopter widget via your email address or Facebook so your entry is recorded. Winners will be contacted via email from info@minibraidmethod.com, when I return from vacation at the end of the month. Winners will also be announced on the blog. Good Luck! :)

To Enter:

  1. Comment below and tell me why you want to win!
  2. Enter the SAME email address into Rafflecopter.

 

  • One comment on this blog post PLUS one Rafflecopter entry equals one entry.
  • Limit one entry per person.
  • Entrants must be 18 years old or older.
  • Entrants must live in the United States.

 

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Terms and Conditions: Two (2) winners will be chosen at random at the end of the giveaway. Each winner will get two (2) bottles of Priteva Ultra Charge Hair Formula (60 count capsules). This giveaway is open to residents of the United States and items will be shipped USPS flat rate. Entrants must be 18 years old or older. Products were provided gratis by the Priteva company.