Monthly Archives: July 2010

Pre-Pooing?

                                                 (Took this with my DSLR)

Now for you girls who have no clue what the title is about, no worries. I am not here today to talk about any bodily functions.

Pre-pooing is short for Pre-Shampooing. I don't know much about it, and I plan on doing some research on it.

What I want to know is.. do you pre-poo?

Don't forget I have a contest going on.. I've had a couple people enter, but not many.. Win a free product from Moroccanoil!

The Contest

Hair Feelings

I love the way my hair feels right now. It feels moisturized and luxurious. It makes me so happy. Pretty soon it will be long enough to put in protective styles. I feel more self confident and sure about my hair. I hope you guys do too.

Moroccanoil Series Post 2- Curl Control Cream

Author's Note: Moroccanoil was kind enough to supply me with samples.

When it came time for me to try the curl control cream by Moroccanoil I have to admit I was skeptical. My curls are not big wavy Taylor Swift curls. My curls are eensy weensy kinky curls. What could a curl control cream do for me?

Turns out, lots.

The description on the back states this: An advanced technology that offers intense conditioning and a curl memory factor that controls frizz for extended periods. Delivering exceptional movement to hair while enhancing natural curls and offering optimal hold. 

Optimal hold to me reminds me of the Rave hair spray that my mom used to put on my hair *cringe* My hair wouldn't move for ANYTHING. Still I decided to persevere and see what this could do.

The directions tell you to put a generous amount in your hair after shampooing and conditioning. Then it tells you to diffuse or let dry naturally. I never use a blow dryer on my hair, so I went ahead and let it dry like normal.

First thing I noticed was that the cream does not have the Rave mega hold stiff and sticky consistency. My hair was still touchably soft. I had my husband do the touchably soft  test. Then I noticed something else. After picking out my hair my curls had some semblance of definition. They looked like individual curls, not a grouping of kinky curls. I was impressed. My hair still felt moisturized throughout the day and not dried out like it had been for  the past few weeks.

I've noticed a difference in my hair since using these products. I asked my husband for confirmation and even he says it seems like my hair is growing. I enjoyed the curl control cream. It is nice, but it is not a necessary part of my beauty regimen. I think I would use it more if I were going out on the town, but it is not needed for every day use. 

Contest time

The lovely people at Moroccanoil have sent me an extra product to give away to my loyal readers. One person will be chosen at random to receive a brand new bottle of Moroccanoil oil treatment for all hair types. There are many ways to get many entries for the contest.

  • Sign up to follow this blog (one entry)
  • Follow me on twitter- mrsckugs (one entry)
  • "like" my page on facebook- facebook.com/thetaleofgoingnatural (one entry)
  • comment on every entry within this blog (three entries)

You have a chance to enter the contest 6 times! I will end the contest on  the 16th. That gives you a week to get your entries in!

Hope to see some of the entries soon!

I know, Few days no posts

Sorry Guys. I have not been ignoring the blog. On the contrary; If you look around the site you will see some touches I have added. I have also been leaving messages on the facebook page (facebook.com/thetaleofgoingnatural) as well as twitter (mrsckugs) I just went away for the holiday to see my fahhjahhh. in New York. He lives in a sleepy little town by the name of Canandaigua, NY. Lovely little place. A good times was had by all. I will be back tomorrow with a review of more Moroccanoil products and just to chit chat about my family and the talk that a few of us had about natural hair.

A Special Man

For those who don't know, or are sort of blind to the picture to the right, I am Black. As a Black woman for all of my life I had relaxed hair. It's what I did, it is pretty much always what I did (except for that short time in elementary/middle school where I had a Jheri curl.. we don't talk about those days).

                                                          (I am sorry I don't have any up loaded decent shots of me natural. I will get to it I promise!)

My husband, being white, does not know much about African American hair care. Why should he? When we have kids I am sure it will be different.

However, he knows what he likes. He didn't like the fact that I never would let him touch my hair when it was relaxed. He would see women with Afros and natural hair and ask me why didn't I do that? It seemed to him it would be like less hassle and I would be running around a lot of times with my hair looking like I just got out of a windstorm.

I half listened to him because... I half listen to everyone.

My big chop came not as a statement, but as a necessity. I had my hair in micros and it just matted it all up. Ugh. I know a lot of spouses would not be supportive of their wife having natural hair. They prefer the smooth silkiness of relaxed hair. Not my husband. He couldn't be happier.

He loves touching and rubbing my hair. I think the happiest he ever was (Other than our wedding day, or when our tax return came) was when I told him that I was not going back to a relaxer.

Today is my husband's birthday. I love him a little more each and every day. I thank him for being the wonderful special man that he is. Happy Birthday Jeff, I love you!!!