Monday, October 15, 2012

natural hair : a fro.

I officially know the journey is on when I have learned how to make shrinkage cute! Lately I have been following women with real fros .....

i have always thought that fros were cute but never thought that i could pull one off, but after a rant of if they can then i can I decided to start playing with it I feel like I have mastered it in about a week. Since my hair is prone to shrinkage no matter what rocking a fro until day 4 (usually stretched big) would be ideal for my length and the convenience of getting up and going.

WEEK ONE: My hair was strecthed in a bun and i spritz my hair with water. I used kinky Curly  Spiral Sprits, Oil Mix, and eco styler for freezies.
WEEK TWO: This is my hair after I took down 3 plaits from washing the previous night, I added eco styler with argan oil and my oil mix.

So far so good loving the convenience and also I have just started the prenatl vitamins crushed in my deep conditioner I will track 90 days I posted my length now on the IG @lecoiffuresociety I will do campirson pics in 90 days

Friday, October 12, 2012

natural hair: reasons why your hair may not be growing

We all want to retain length for our curly locks, but what if you haven't or what if the growth you were getting comes to a halt and now you just feel like your hair is just not growing! Being that hair only grows a half inch a month I wouldn't get so caught in measuring every month, for the reason that you might be retaining length but really cant see the length considering a half inch a month is not really a noticeable amount of growth.

  1. Blow outs are still heat damage and will cause breakage
  2. Dry hair should be nipped in the bud moisturize on a regular basis
  3. Not clarifying scalp, this can cause build up on the scalp not letting your scalp properly breathe
  4. Brushing while wet can cause breakage
  5. Protein overload! check your products make sure their not protein based protein can also dry your hair out be sure to deep condition after use
  6. Not protecting your hair at night a satin bonnet, or pillow case is vital
  7. Take hair vitamins, and drink water what the inner is getting shows on the outside
  8. Try protective styles and if you don't like the look try wrapping a turban
  9. Trim and dust ends as needed
  10. Coloring your hair could also be the culprit. 

Here I have posted  a growth chart don't get stumped when you have retained growth consider all the reasons of what you may not be doing and take them into action. Also start a hair dairy take pictures every 4 to 6 months allowing the growth to be noticeable.

Hopefully this helps I will be trying the prenatal vitamin challenge which is prenatal pills grated and added to my deep conditioner so for tutorial's and results be sure to follow LecoiffureSociety on Instagram

Sunday, October 7, 2012

natural hair interview: Jasmine Justice

        My name is Jasmine Justice. I’m 23 yrs old. I’m from Delaware and a recent graduate from Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, VA with a B.F.A in Fashion Design.  Currently, I work in retail. My goal is to become a creative director for a major fashion company or ultimately own my own company, where I can open up a boutique in Delaware or in Virginia.

       I would describe my hair as: it’s own entity… (it adds another element, and plays another role in my personal style), it’s my expression, everchanging, powerful, confident.

       I have been natural since 2008. I did the big chop during my sophomore year of college. I was inspired to go natural by my friend Daedri who had recently cut her hair at the time and I thought it was amazing. It was so beautiful and I wanted to achieve that look for myself.

      From my natural hair journey, I have learned how to be fearless and confident in my own skin. I have always been one to go my own route and make decisions based on what I feel, so when cutting my hair for the first time it was one of the best decisions made I have made because I honestly never felt more beautiful…when I left the stylist chair I thought to myself like “why didn’t I do this sooner!!” lol. Since being natural I’ve felt more freedom to be experimental and really have fun with my hair because I truly feel happier and more myself. I love all aspects of being natural because I see the beauty in all the stages. For instance, the big chop, teeny weeny afro, I love it all! My hair has made me fearless because it has allowed me to be free, evolve, and discover who I am in other aspects as well.

           A natural hair tip of mine would be for one of my favorite styles, a style that will never die for me is the twist out. When I do my twist outs I often will use a mix of olive oil and shea butter when I twist it at night.  Currently, for the past few weeks I have been using a protective style, in which I have two-strand twist my hair using the Marley Braid hair and created an updo style.  Since first going natural in 2008, and going through many ups and downs like breakage, etc, using different protective styles like braids has really helped my hair grow.

       Check out my online portfolio which features a lot of my designs and illustrations.

Any questions or inquires about hair, fashion, anything that comes to mind J email me at

I would just like to thank Le Coiffure Society for including me and asking me to be a part of their amazing blog. I love everything that Le Coiffure is about and get inspired everyday when I see all the beautiful natural women featured.

Thank you so much!!

---------------Are you a natural hair enthusiast, blogger, or just awesome and we should know about

Friday, September 28, 2012

Dear Newly Natural "DNN" : terms&acronyms

Dear newly naturals,

I understand that all this code talk with natural hair can be sometimes confusing, and a sentence such as ""I finally did my bc ,and now I am about to dc after I pre- poo then co wash"....  ultimately this can be a bit of a blur for newly naturals who are not familiar with the terms.I am most sure I lost you at "I finally", so for those of you that are newly naturals I dedicate these letters to you, to help and guide you through journey when the times get tough!

CO-WASH, CO- co wash; to wash with conditioner only
DC: deep condition
PRE-POO- To use and oil before washing almost like a hot oil treatment
NO-POO- NO SHAMPOOS only cleansers, i.e curly girl method
ACV- Apple Cider Vinegar
EO- Essential Oil
EVOO- Extra Virgin Olive Oil
JBCO- Jamaican black castor oil
SLS- Sodium Lauryl Sulfate
BC-Big Chop
SSK-Single stranded knot, known to be prone to breakage
S&D-Seach and destroy; cut off ssk, split ends, dead hair
TWA-Teeny Weeny Afro
EL- ear length
NL-Neck Length
SL-Shoulder length
APL-Arm pit length
MBL-Middle back length
WSL, WL-Waste length
PJ-Product Junkie; someone who buys a ton of products

"Natural hair terms"

Cones- derived from a group of words such as silicone, demethicone, and so on which can be found in most hair products the cones sole purpose is to coat you strands, working as a heat protectant in some products and a lubricant in others, but the only issue is it creates a barrier between water which our hair needs, but it can be washed out with a sulfate poo.

Baggying method-to baggy is to use a bag; sandwhich bag, grocery bag or shower cap which you will apply product to your hair such as a DC, moisturizer, or a protien conditioner on your ends and go on about yuor day.

Sealant,sealing- to seal your hair you must use a water based product first or water and seal with a oil, you will notice the difference in doing so

Humectants- products that attract and retain moisture to the air; vegtable glycerin,honey

Dusting- Trimming very little off your hair.

Friday, September 7, 2012

finally a solution for dry hair?!

Dry Hair?

For some of us dry hair can be an issue, this issue can also be a factor as to why the health of your isn't in a good state and also why you may not be retaining the length you desire.

I will give you 10 tips to relieve your hair of all dryness!
if you commit to these tips and add them into your regimen I guarantee results!

water, moisturize,seal
3 simple steps when styling your hair grab for water based products or go ahead and wet it I use aloe vera juice I moisturize with conditioner, and seal with oil.

Apply products to damp hair for better results and seal.

ELIMINATE ALL SULFATES!! sulfates could be the reason as to why your hair is drying out (sulfates naturally strip your hairs oils)reach for sulfate free poo's!

Please throw away all cones, silicone, dimethicone, cone, cone, cone and the list goes on cones coat your strands preventing moisturizers to do their job!

PRE POO- Apply a thick oil on damp hair leave on for about 20minutes minimum with a shower/heat cap. Rinse and wash as usual.

PROMISE ME& YOUR HAIR to deep condition this step is vital along with the pre poo I promise you will see a difference. I recommend deep conditioning for 45min the longer the better in my case I usually do overnight.

Stop going to sleep without wrapping your hair up with something silk. Doesn't matter if its a silk pillow case, scarf or bonnet JUST DO IT

Make sure what you are cleansing your hair if you use a lot of product you may have some buildup.

Reduce heat usage. Heat drys and fry's your hair creating a brittle texture that will later break.

TIP 10
Check your product for protein, you may be protein sensitive or be over using protein which can ultimately dry your hair, protein is good just make sure you deep condition after using if its a conditioner.

I hope these tips help I have learned all of these throughout my natural hair journey and I am happy to be sharing them with you all let me know how this helps if it does and if you have any other tips to add please feel free to comment below.

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

curls 3c

Hello my name is Mia Oliver. I started my natural journey may 2009 I hadn't had a relaxer since I was 15 (now 20), but I begin getting short bobs from about early 08 to all of 09. As of now I am on a journey for healthy hair care and trying products too see what works for me. I didn't have a twa but I did have a tf (teeny fro). I will be reviewing products and natural hair protective styling.