Thursday, June 28, 2012


I've literally been itching to get my hands on coconut oil. So today, I went to GNC today to look for it and I found it but it was cheaper at the farmers market so I did that instead. I did buy Jojoba oil (I got the last bottle!!) and Aloe Vera Juice and a few more bottles. I'm co-washing my twists today and I still havent done the bangs so I'm gonna put coconut oil on my hair and then cowash with conditioner and jojoba oil.
I'm so excited :D

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Product Review || Eco Styler Gel + Shea Moisture Curling Souffle

Eco Styler Gel

What it says: 

  • No flaking, no tack and anti-itch
  • Contains 100% pure olive oil
  • Safe for all hair types
  • Alcohol-free

Eco Styler Olive Oil Styling Gel contains 100% Pure Olive Oil for deep down conditioning while maintaining maximum hold. Contains UV Protection and helps your scalp regulate its natural moisture system. For all hair types. Used by professionals.


Water , Carbomer , Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein , PVP , Glycerin , Triethanolamine , Sodium Hydroxymethylglycinate , Polysorbate 20 , Tetrasodium EDTA , Olive Oil , Fragrance , Blue #1 , Yellow #11

What I Think:

I personally love it. It has been a staple for many naturals since forever. I use it for twist outs, wash n go's and sometimes just to hold and define my curls. The first time I used it, I used too much and I had a few flakes but if you use the right amount, you'll be fine. You know when it's too much when it turns white on your hair so just squeeze it out. I got the 32oz for $4.49 at Sally Beauty Supply with my Beauty Club Card. Sometimes it's even close to $3 when it's on sale. Obviously, this is a bargain. My hair never felt hard or crunchy with this product. On the tub it says it has maximum hold and it DOES! But sometimes I want a softer hold especially on my wash and go's so I add some EVOO or Coconut oil so loosen the hold. 
Rate: 9/10

Shea Moisture Curling Souffle

What it says: 

    This all natural styling souffle with agave nectar and flax seed oil defines and promotes curls, with a soft, smooth after feel. Coconut and flax seed oils nourish and hydrate hair, seal the hair shaft to protect against external pollutants and assist natural oil retention. The natural humectant complex of agave nectar, coconut oil, glycerin and shea butter moisturizes, conditions and boosts shine without frizz.
    • Does not contain silicones, polymers or PVP which could cause build-up and damage hair over time
    • Ethically traded ingredients sustainably produced
    • Sulfate-free and color safe
    • No animal cruelty
    Made in USA
    Scoop gel into hands and distribute evenly through cleansed wet or damp hair, following conditioning. Comb through in sections with detangling comb or hands to shape curls. Style as desired, allowing some time for drying. Use on damp hair will result in looser, wavy curls, on wet hair expect riotous curls. Use on dry hair to minimize fly-aways and frizz. When using a blow dryer, choose a cool or warm setting. Use sparingly - this is a very moisturizing product.


Aqueous Infusion of Agave Teqilana Leaf Extract and Sugar Cane Extract , Pectin , Vegetable Glycerin , Adansonia Digitata Pulp Extract (Baobab) , Cocos Nucifera Oil (Coconut) , Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter) , Panthenol (Pro-Vitamin B-5) , Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract , Tocopherol (Vitamin E) , Linum Usitatissimum Seed Extract (Linseed/Flax) , Hibiscus Sabdariffa Extract , Potassium Sorbate , Proprietary Essential Oil Blend

What I Think:

It kind of feels like unfinished jello and its jiggly. You have to stab your finger into it and scoop it for you to get any out though. It smells pleasant, not to perfumey or anything. It does a nice job with moisturizing and It works every well with other products. In the warmer months it may be a little much because it gets oily at times. It even says on the jar not to use that much of it because a little goes a long way so pay attention to that. It gives great definition, however I find it the most defining when paired with the Eco Styler Gel. I do love the fact that it contains natural products. I did not find this at Sally's but it was at Walgreens for $9.99 and you can also find it at Target or your local Beauty Supply Store. Sometimes Target has it on sale for about half the price.  
Rate: 7/10

Both Products Wash and Go (first two pictures) and a Twist out (last picture)

Monday, June 25, 2012

Responses ??

So I've been getting a LOT of great responses from people about my hair. Most of them are people from work because that's where I am most of the day but still! I actually thought more black people would come and complement it but no! It's people of other races! Two spanish girls from work have already asked me to do twists for their hair and one guy, who is black, asked me to braid his!

Wow! I definitely did not see this coming! Especially since when they saw my hair, it was in my ugly twist outs that I wear when I go into 40 hr work weeks and I'm not going anywhere else. Either way, I'm happy that CoCo's getting such a great response.

Wash Day!!

Woo Hoo!
It was actually yesterday but I was so tired when I got home from work that I had to save it for today after ANOTHER 8 hour shift.
My hair (also known as CoCo) is currently soaking with Extra Virgin Olive Oil (known as EVOO) and a little Flaxseed oil for an hour. I'm going to do an Apple Cider Vinegar (also known as ACV) rinse and a co-wash instead of shampooing because I had it in twist outs for a week and it really doesn't need shampoo, just a little cleansing.
While CoCo's in prep mode I'll probably surf Youtube for some styles I can do instead of plain old two strand twists.
I'll post pictures.
Peace and Love,
Dez & CoCo.

Sunday, June 24, 2012

An Intro.

Hey Hey Hey ! 

So I figured I'd start off this blog with an intro.
Yes, this is a natural hair blog. I wanted to move my blog from tumblr to blogspot so it's not just pictures, it's actual writing. You can find my tumblr at:

A little about me:

I got the big chop in July of 2010. I texturized in October of 2010 and I'm pretty sure my texturized ends are all gone now. I started paying attention to my hair in April of 2012 and took out my last weave after graduation on June 3, 2012. My hair reaches my collar bone when straightened.
I love my hair natural. I've come to fully embrace it and I think it's helped me in my journey through life and helped me to love who I am naturally without weaves and artificial things.
This blog is basically about my journey with my hair.