Natural Hair:: 4 Quick Protective Styling Tips for Cooler Weather

Heey!! Thanks for sending me questions, keep ‘em coming. I love answering them for you! Here is one I received today.

” The weather is getting cooler, how can I protect my hair? It is just below my shoulders for the first time. I don’t want it to break off. Can you give me a few tips or show me some styles. Thanks! “

Water is key to healthy hair.

Here are a few tips and I’ll upload some protective style pictures in a later post.

1) Keep your hair moisturized with water, YES, with water! Your hair needs to remain hydrated in order to thrive in the colder weather. Wet your hair  by using  a product with water as its main ingredient and lock the moisture in with a leave in conditioner, shea butter, and an oil ( jojoba, olive, almond, etc)  of your choosing.

2) Wear your hear in a protective style. ( some folks frown on wearing protective styles in the office but for me, whatever, I want healthy hair ) :)  This means keeping the ends of your hair tucked away. Buns, twists, braids, and other up-do’s are good for this. Remember not to tug at your hairline when pulling the hair back.

Drape a scarf over your collar to prevent breakage of your hair

3) *Wool Collars are HORRIBLE to hair. Letting your hair sweep across wool will surely cause breakage. Add a silk scarf on the collar if you want to rock your wool jackets or coats. ( *cotton has similar effects but wool is the worse of the two)

4) Sport a silk lined hat/cap when out in the cold air. This protects the hair yet you remain fashion forward. Hats are hot this Fall!

Enjoy Your Journeys. ~ Kristi

Daily Kiss:: Whispers

” Life is about growth and change. When you are no longer doing that—that is your whisper; that is your whisper that you are supposed to do something else. ” ~Oprah

Enjoy Your Journeys. ~ Kristi

Enjoy Your Journeys. ~ Kristi

“Angels descending, bring from above,
Echoes of mercy, whispers of love.”
~Fanny J. Crosby

Petite Celebs Out and About:: Toni Braxton inducted in Georgia Music Hall of Fame Awards | Signs with new Management

Toni Braxton, 5’2”, a six time Grammy winner, actress and now reality tv star, joined a host of pop and R& B artists at the recent Georgia Music Hall of Fame Awards in Atlanta where she was inducted. Congratulations to her!

Toni Braxton, 5'2", Petite Celebs Out and About | source eurweb.com

Are you looking forward to the WeTV reality series she shares with her mom and sisters, “Braxton Family Values”, to return this fall?  I am.

Also noteworthy for Toni Braxton, it is reported from The Hollywood Reporter that she has recently signed with talent agency ICM. Hopefully, this means more of Toni’s music is on its way!

Enjoy Your Journeys. ~ Kristi

Natural Hair:: Celebrities out and about:: Solange

At the 9th Annual Teen Vogue Young Hollywood party at Paramount Studios in Hollywood last week (September 23, 2011)  Solange was beaming in her yellow skirt and gorgeous Natural Hair.  I don’t think this is a wig.. if it is, it’s a darn good one!!

Source rap-up.com | Enjoyingthejourneys.com

I love her style… .Looks like she knows a lil something about dj’ing, too.

Don’t you just love all that hair???

Enjoy Your Journeys. ~ Kristi

Daily Kiss:: Be Patient, Have Fun

Be Patient, Have Fun

“You learn it as you go along. You don’t get smart at 17. You just don’t unless, you know, you’re one in a billion. It just isn’t going to happen that way. It will normally happen over time. And it’s the getting there which has been the most fun. You’ve got to be patient and enjoy, as I said before, the process of getting there. Because I promise you, it’s a lot more fun than being there.” — Simon Cowell

Enjoy Your Journeys. ~ Kristi