Friday, March 8, 2013

Brunch of Champions!

Coconut Oil Fried Plantains with Onion and Egg White Omlet with Fresh Kale

1 Ripe Plantain~ cut into rounds
1/2 Onion~sliced
1 Large  Organic Kale Leaf
5 Egg Whites
3tbsp Organic Coconut Oil
Sea Salt and Pepper to taste

Best to use Non~Stick Skillet to avoid added fats to cook egg whites

cover to cook egg inside thouroughly

Flip and Serve...
Bon Appétit

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Kynxx Pre-Spring Protective Style

Since my last post reviewing the results I had using JBCO I've been keeping my hair in protective updos for the most part.  One great thing about them is after I wear them a week or so I can take them down and rock a fierce braid/twist out.  I'd styled my hair in the photo below, posted it to Facebook but didn't have time to make a tutorial for the blog.  I wore this style for a full week....

Once it got frizzed out, I turned to one of my trusty scarves as shown in the photo below and rocked it a couple of days longer...

Then once I couldn't take the frizz any longer I decided to take my protective style down and was pleasently surprised with the outcome...a nice full braided/twist out as shown below...

I used a few large styling combs to hold my hair in place after moisturizing one side with pure aloe vera juice a soft boar brush to lay it down to one side...super simple yet super chic!! In total I got 2 weeks and 2 days of hair wear off of that one style. 

 Last week here in the Dallas/Ft.Worth area we experienced beautiful sunshine and close to 80 degree weather. This beautifully odd warm weather inspired another one of my cornrow/twists updos. This style took me about an hour and a half to do from start to's the how to tutorial.
I started off with freshly washed and conditioned hair using Amazing Botanicals Black Soap Poo and Honey Condish deep conditioning steam treatment.  As always I turned to my old faithful hair gel Kinky Curly Curling Custard as my styling product for this look.  I wore this style one week, and this time as promised to the fans on FB I have a tutorial...


I started with parting my hair directly down the center of my head into a straight line, separating both sections off with clips. Then on the right side I started at the nape and parted inch to inch and a half size sections, cornrowing the base of the braid to my scalp only, then two strand twisting the ends...

 Once I was above the ear I started the part at the forehead at an angle parting it in a swoop motion as shown above...

 completed right side shown above...^^^

 I wanted the bun to be off centered so it would end up on the left side and not the center of my head.  I parted a section from the middle, beginning the part at the crown taking it to the nape..about a 2 to 2 1/2 inch wide section.

Completely twisted center section shown above ^^^^
Then began cornrowing inch size sections that are parted at an angle, not straight across as shown below...


I followed the same parting direction until the braids met at the top from previously braided sections from the right side.  Although I began with a centered part I prefer side angled braids instead of straight to the back direction. To do this, once I got to the area where my forehead was parted at the center, on working from the right side first, I parted past the center part at an angle as shown on the right side photo.

Long open ended bobby pins work wonders for my protectve styles. I find I dont need to use as many bobby pins as I used to when using standard sized pins. 
This is where most people ask about...what do I do in the center.  Honestly it really depends.  Being a stylist I am very creative so I just pinned each side inward, going towards the centered twists and secure each twist until they are all pinned and tucked neatly and comfortably secured as shown above....
 Until it looks like this ^^^

Back views shown above ^^^^
Front views shown below...

 Because of the wavy texture of hair I have once product is added, my braids look loose but they're not. Once I put my satin scarf on and tie it down the custard dries with a stiff but not hard finish keeping the braids full of shine and free from frizz.