Big Hair Don’t Care

Hello All My Darling Diva’s!

Welcome back to another week here on the blog! I hope your weekend was fabulous and fun, but it’s time to get back to official NoMinusPlus business! Today we are going to talk all about my newest crochet braid installation! This big hair is giving me all types of life, and you know I had to come and share with you guys all the details on my new do’! So check out the short video below, and meet me back here for more details.

Did you all enjoy? Are you all loving my hair as much as me??? Shirley always comes through and slays my hair, and I swear to you she is truly the best!

Hair Info
I got 4 packs of the Vivica Fox Kinky Marli Hair. I ended up using 3 of the packs and cut each of the packs in half. I installed the hair as is, and didn’t do anything to the hair. I loved the curl pattern as is, so I kept it that way. You can click here to buy it online and in many other colors. 
More Pics! 

Thank you so much for watching today ladies! I hope you have enjoyed this blog post! If I left any information out, just let me know in the comments below. Are you following me on social media yet? You can do so by clicking on the links above. My snap chat is BrieLikeMe. Be sure to check back here tomorrow for your second blog post of the week! I promise it’s going to be longer than this video! I love you lots like tator tots, and I will see you tomorrow!

How I Take Down My Crochet Braids/ Natural Hair Update

Hello All My Darling Divas!

Welcome back to another week here on the blog! All my birthday festivities are over, and were back to our scheduled programming.If you missed any of the birthday related blogpost then click here to check out my bday tag, and here for my get ready with me birthday edition video. Today we are going to talk about hair! I have showed you my many crochet braid installs, showed you how I maintain them ,and even gave you protective styling tips. But I never showed you how I take down my crochet braids. Well I am showing you today and will give you an update on my natural hair! Last summer I laid out my hair growth plan, and now today were going to see if my hair has been growing according to my plan. So enough of the chit chat, lets get to the video!

Did you enjoy? I hope so! This blogpost is going to be FILLED with information, so lets just get into that!

In this video I was referring to my  hair growth plan . You can click here for that blogpost, and here for Naptural85’s video. She inspired me to create my hair growth plan,and her plan was really awesome too if you wanted to see what she had to say.  I also mentioned that I would be washing my hair with the AMAZING superfruit complex line from Shea Moisture. You can click here to check out my product review blogpost for that. Click here for part 1 of my hair routine, and click here for part two. I also have an older hair routine if you want to check it out, but this one is the updated version that I still do to this day.

Here is a list of my protective style videos
Click here to get tips on how to care for your hair before you protective style  
Click here to see how I maintain and refresh my crochet braids 

My hair is growing so well! So I think my simple, yet realistic, hair growth plan is working out for me! I plan to continue on this growth plan for as long as I can. I highly recommend you map out a hair plan for yourself if you want! It really helps to have a plan.

I hope that you ladies have really enjoyed today’s video! I am really happy with my hair growth so far, and I am excited to see how healthy it can get! If I left any info out let me know and I will update the post! 

That’s all for today’s blogpost darling divas! I hope that it was informational, and very helpful! Be sure to check back here for another blogpost! It’s sure to be a good one! Feel free to follow me on all social media! They are linked  above accept for my snapchat which is BrieLikeMe. February is already starting on a good foot, and I will be sure to keep coming you guys with alot more amazing content! So until tomorrow I love ya lots like tator tots, and see you soon!

Black & Blue

Hello All My Darling Divas!

Welcome back to the blog! We are now back to our regular scheduled programming here on the blog, and were going to kick it off by talking about my new hair! I have yet another crochet braid installation, and yall know I have to give you guys all the details! You guys know my stylist Shirley hooked me up, and this time I wanted some long hair!  I was going to just do an all black style, but I needed a pop of color. You can never go wrong with blue in my book, so I grabbed a pack of blue hair, and this fabulous hairstyle was born!

  For this style I used 5 packs of the Harlem 125 Brand of Kanekalon Braiding hair in the color 1 and 1 pack of the color Navy . To achieve the curls in this hair I used small perm rods, and followed this tutorial here. This is the same method and hair that I used for my last crochet braids. I just used a different color, and didn’t cut the packs in half.  I would recommend getting more hair then you need  just in case. I love this curl pattern sooo much! It’s a very tedious and long process, so be prepared!
Every night I put my hair in four bantu knots, and I just put a silk bonnet on my hair and go to sleep. I slick my edges down with the Design Essentials Natural Honey & Shea Edge Tamer that I received in my curl box a couple of months ago. 
I am really loving crochet braids! It has been my go-to style all year, and there is no telling when I’m going to give it up! Here is just a quick view of all my crochet styles that I have done this year! They are such a fun and inexpensive way to switch up your hair!
So ladies that’s it for today’s blogpost! Be sure to meet me back here tomorrow for your second blogpost for this week! Feel free to follow me on social media! They are all linked above! I would love to be connected with you! Until tomorrow, love ya lots like tator tots! 

Chit Chat Get Ready With With Me

Happy Friday Darling Divas!
You are in for a real treat this Friday! I am going to be coming to you today with something a little bit new. I am going to be giving you a chit chat get ready with me video. I literally obsess over other you-tuber’s chit chat get ready with me videos, so I decided to give it a try! Feel free to let me know if you enjoy this video and I will definitely make more! The purpose of this chit chat in this video is for me to just talk to you guys and for you to hopefully get to know me a bit more. Also in this video I am able to jam pack a whole bunch of blog post that I want to put up but I cant right now in one video! I really enjoyed chatting in this video, so I hope that you guys really like it so that I an chat with you again! Make sure you grab a snack or something because honey we are going to be doing some talking! So this video was split into two parts. If your into my makeup look them watch the makeup part, and if your into my hair the watch the hair part. You can of course watch both if you want! So enough with the into, lets get into the video!

Get Ready With Me: Makeup
Get Ready With Me: Hair 
So as you can see this video had to be two parts because maybe I just was talking a bit too much! I told you a really enjoyed making this video! Let me know if you enjoyed this type of video and I’m telling you I don’t mind at all making more. Sorry if I look a bit orange in the video and the quality of the video!. This camera im working with is a bit old, but have no fear a new camera is coming really soon! So I loved this video because it was like so many videos rolled into one. You got a makeup review, makeup tutorial, first impression, hair tutorial, hair review, girl talk, just soo much stuff all in one. So now im just gonna run down all the info for this video. 
My Makeup Details.
If you want to check out my brow tutorial that I mentioned them click here
List of makeup used for look
E.L.F. Eyebrow Kit in Dark ( used for brows and contour)
Lustare Concealer in Light
Wet N Wild Stick Coverall Concealer in #801
Dark Blue, Light Blue, and Silver Eyeshadow from Wet N Wild High Flying Colors Palette 
Nika K Cosmetics Liquid Eyeliner
Maybeline Lash Stiletto Mascara 
Wet N Wild Retractable Liner in Misty Eyes 
KISS Stick Foundation in Beige 
L.A. Girl Pro Concealer in Warm Honey
Ruby Kiss H.D. Set n Forget Powder in Banana
Wet n Wild Blush in Heather Silk 
On my lips are Light Brown Liner by Nika K Cosmetics and Circe by NYX
My Hair Details
These are my recent crochet braids installment and I am loving it! I used 4 packs of the Harlem 125 Brand of Kanekalon Braiding hair in the color 613. To achieve the curls in this hair I used small perm rods and followed this tutorial here. I cut each of those packs of 4 in half. I would recommend getting more hair then you need though just in case. I love this particular set of crochet braids because it allows me to style them in many different ways and I am loving that! It is so similar to my actual hair. Every night I just put a silk bonnet on my hair and go to sleep. The curls still keep in tact. I slick my edges down with the Design Essentials Natural Honey & Shea Edge Tamer that I received in my curl box a couple of months ago. 
So I think I listed all the details for this video in this blogpost! Let me know if I left anything out! I also mentioned that I finally got a snapchat! Feel free to follow me on there! My username is Brielikeme just like my Instagram. You can also follow me on any of my social media. They are all linked above. Thank you ladies so much for chatting with me this Friday! I have something special coming to you this Monday at 5 so be sure to come back here! You don’t want to miss it! So until then have a great weekend, and I love you lots like tator tots!  
 

 

My Hair Growth Plan

Happy Monday Darling Divas!
Hopefully you all are having an amazing summer so far! Sorry if I have been kind of M.I.A. this summer. I have been busting my butt tying to get my usual two videos up here, but my work schedule and weekend plans have been sooo crazy this summer! But I am determined to get my schedule down pact! So today on the blog we are going to be talking about my hair growth plan! A couple of months ago I watched Whitney ( or Naptural85’s) video on her hair growth plan video. It got me inspired to create a hair plan because I really want to see my hair grow long. I have never really been too obsessed with long hair, but I figured why not give it a shot and see if I can actually grow my hair out. If you want to check out Whitney’s video click here. So enjoy the video, and meet me below for more details!

Did you enjoy the video? Hopefully this plan works for me! It’s pretty simple and to the point, so I think it should work out pretty fine. So here is a recap of what I plan to do to grow my hair out.

1. Continue to protective style as long as I can
I am always twisting and rolling up my hair in some type of way. I feel that by keeping my hair up in a protective style I am not touching it! By not touching my hair it is not being damaged by my daily styling. 
2. Growing out my Blonde Hair  
My hair is very damaged from alot of years of me coloring my hair at home. I have beached, fried, dipped, and dyed my hair every single color at home, and I think it’s time for me to go to a professional to now color my hair. I want the colorist to color my hair on a fresh batch of hair, so I decided to grow out the old color to get ready for the new! 
3. IM GOING BACK TO THE SALON!
Yes! I am going back to the hair salon! It has been 5 years since I have been in a salon chair, but I think that it may be time to get some professional help with my hair. It’s pretty clear that I need some help with growing out my hair to be healthy, so I think that a stylist can help me with that. With the proper knowledge of a professional, I believe that my hair can really grow. Yall wish me luck! 
4. I plan to experiment with different hairstyles and products
While my hair is in its growing out stage, I plan on experimenting with hairstyles and products that I never have before. I want to see what my hair likes, and what it doesn’t like. I have really been loving crochet braids so far, so I’m excited to see what other hairstyles I will end up liking. And with a curlbox coming to my doorstep every month, I will definitely have no problem trying out alot of new products.
5. I will only keep my protective style in for a month
By keeping my protective styles in for a month, my hair is not experiencing alot of buildup. It’s being cleansed more often which also promotes hair growth, and my hair isn’t just sitting up in a hairstyle for months not properly being taken care of. I’ve been changing my hairstyles monthly all summer, and my hair has really been loving it! 

So ladies hopefully you have enjoyed this video! Whitney has inspired me to create a hair growth plan, so hopefully I have inspired you to create one for yourself! I plan on documenting it a little bit, so I will come back to you guys later on to see if my hair growth plan is working! 

Now my next blogpost should be ready for tomorrow, so until then ladies I love you lots like tator tots, and I will see you then!

How I Maintain/Refresh My Crochet Braids

Happy Friday Darling Divas,
I hope that your weekend will be filled with fun! The best way to kick off the weekend is by a blogpost! So today on the blog we are going to be talking about how I maintain/ refresh my crochet braids. I have had these crochet braids in for 3 weeks now, and I have been loving it! If you want to check out more info on my crochet braids, click here for that blogpost. It has more details on my hair.  Also if you want some tips on how to prep your hair and care for your hair while protective styling, click here for that blogpost. I pretty much tried to be as informative about protective styling as possible. I hope it all is helping you ladies! So check out the video below and meet me under for details.

Did you enjoy the video? I hope it helped! I will be switching the color of my hair really soon and I’m really excited! I will be giving you an update on that as soon as it happens! Below im going to list all the products used in this video in case you wanted to pick anything up.

Products used
Large Headband/Hairtie
 ( Used to put my hair up)
Silk Hair Scarf 
African Royale Hot Six Oil
Design Essentials Sleek Edge Control
Beautiful Textures Tangle Taming Leave In Conditioner
Spray Bottle Filled with Water
Detangling Comb/Brush
Lottabody Setting Spray( Optional)
Cold Rods/ Perm Rods 
                              So here is a side by side pic of my curls before and after
Notice how before the curls were dull and the hair really didn’t have any life. Once I re-curled some of the curls the hair is back to being bouncy and curly. Its amazing what curling a couple of curls will do!
So ladies I hope you have enjoyed this blogpost! If you have anything you add, or have any other tips on how to maintain crochet braids leave them in the comments below! Or you can send them to me on any of my social media! They are all linked above. I hope you all have an amazing weekend, and be sure to come back next week with two new videos! So until next time, love you lots like tator tots and see you next week! 

Stop! Before you Protective Style!

Hello All My Darling Divas!
Welcome back to the blog! I first want to say I’m sorry for posting so late! I have been trying to get this blogpost up all day, but Youtube was taking FOREVER to upload my video! So excuse this post for being so late, but  I was determined to post today! (lol) Today were going to be talking about how to prep your hair for protective styling. It is starting to get warm, and I know that us ladies like to put our hair up to protect it from the summer rays. I recently got my hair put in Crochet Braids, and I made sure to prep my hair properly before I got this style installed. Click here to check out the blogpost on all the info on my hair! I definitely have learned my lesson by not prepping my hair before I protective style, and not taking care of my hair WHILE it’s in its protective style, so this video is to help you not make the same mistakes that I did! So enjoy the video, and meet below for more details!

Did you enjoy the video? I hope that it was really informative and helps you out! If you have any other ideas or tips, feel free to leave them below in the comment section below! I mentioned in the video that I had a blogpost on different protective style ideas. Click here to check that out. I posted this a while ago and I know of so many other protective styles, so I may just update this post later this month. But still check it out! It’s still great!


 List of Products Mentioned in Video! 
You can get all these products from your local Target, Walmart, or Drugstore.
Shampoo

Garnier Color Shield Shampoo
This shampoo is perfect for you if your hair is color treated. It helps lock in your color! 
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Organix B5 Shampoo
This shampoo really clarifies your hair! It will definitely make sure you have clean hair with no product buildup. 
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Detangle 

Denman Brush

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This should be in your arson if you are a natural. This brush is perfect for getting rid of all your tangles.

Detangle Comb

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This is the exact comb that I have from Dollar Tree. It is amazing and the best thing that I could have ever brought! 
Condition

Mirabelle Plum Conditioner by Carol’s Daughter
This conditioner right here is so amazing! It makes your hair feel super soft, and you only have to leave it on for about 5-10 mins! I got this in one of my Curlboxes, and I swear I’m running to the store to pick up a new one when this one runs out. Great product
Creme of Nature Pure-Licious Co-Wash
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This conditioner is SIMPLY AMAZING! I ranted and raved about this video in my product review video that I posted two weeks ago. It is infused with argan oil which is great for your hair, and it also leaves your hair feeling very soft and managable! This is another proudct that I can see myself buying again! 
Oils 
African Royale Hot Six Oil

This oil right here is amazing. I have been using it since I was little, and it def gets the job done! This oil is six oils in one, and I use it for pretty much everything! My scalp loves it! 
Jamaican Black Castor Oil
 

Jamaican Black Castor Oil has MANY hair benefits! If you need help growing back damaged edges this product is definitely for you! You can google Jamaican Black Castor Oil benefits to see how it can benefit your hair. 

Moisture

                                                               African-Shea Butter

I have very often ranted and raved about how much I LOVE Shea Butter! It works wonders for my hair, and I will probably use this product forever. This is my daily moisturizer, so I definitely recommend using your daily moisturizer as you protective style. 
Beautiful Textures Moisture Butter
I haven
‘t quite expressed my love for Beautiful Texture products yet, but they are AMAZING! It smells great and keeps my hair soft and manageable. If you haven’t tried any of the Beautiful Textures products I definitely recommend you do! They are amazing. 
Well ladies that is it for blogpost! I hope it was very informative and helpful. If you have anything else to add be sure to leave them all down below! Also feel free to follow me on social media! They are all linked above. Hopefully Youtube wont play me out again tomorrow, and I should have another blogpost up for you all tomorrow afternoon! So until then, love ya lots like tator tots!




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Product Review: Creme of Nature Products

Happy Friday Darling Divas!
I hope you are having a wonderful Friday, and I hope your weekend will be amazing! Today I’m coming to you with a product review video on the Creme of Nature Products that I received in my May Curlbox. Click here if you haven’t checked that out. I didn’t have time to do my usual hairstyle battle video because I’m getting a protective style this week. I really wanted to try out these products, so I decided to do a product review video. So basically this is a Hairstyle Battle video except its on a hairstyle that I have already done before. So check out the video below, and meet me under that for more details and pics!

Did you enjoy the video? I really love these Creme of Nature Products! They work really well together, and they smell great! I’m now going to give you a brief opinion on each of the products.

Cream of Nature Pure-Licious Co-Wash
This stuff is amazing!! It made my hair feel so amazing, and I am definitely adding this to my favorite products list. It gave my hair great slip, and made the detangling process really easy. Out of all of the products in that I tried out this is one that I see myself buying when it runs out.

Creme of Nature Argan Buttermilk Hair Milk
This buttermilk was amazing as well. It worked great with the Pure-licios Co-Wash, and made my hair feel really soft. This whole week I used this on my hair and it kept my hair feeling very soft. Great product! 
Creme of Nature Style & Shine Foaming Mousse
I felt like this product was good, but not the best foaming mousse that I’ve used. I’m going to try this mousse again one more time to be sure that it works for my hair the way I like. It did give my hair a good curl, but I feel that it will work better on my hair if I use it on dry hair. 
Creme of Nature Perfect Edges
This product was pretty good, but it wasn’t the best edge control product ever. It slicked up my sides, but didn’t keep them slicked for very long. I think that next time I will use a brush to further slick up my edges with this product.
Here are some pics of the finished look! 
Well Ladies I hope you have enjoyed this blogpost! I really enjoyed the Creme of Nature Products! I think that when I try them again I will style my hair on dry hair instead of wet hair. If you try out any of the products let me know! Comment below and tell me what you think! Feel free to also follow me on any of my social media. They are all linked above. So until next week ladies I love you lots like tator tots, and see you then! 

Springtacular: Hairstyle Battle Me VS Cold Rods

Hello all my Darling Divas!
Welcome to the LAST DAY of the Springtacular series! We are going to wrap up this week long series with a Hairstyle Battle Video! I really enjoy doing these Hairstyle Battle Videos and I hope you have been enjoying them! On day 3 I did a March Curlbox Unboxing, so I will be using the products from that Curlbox. Click here to check out that curlbox. So enjoy the video and meet me below for more details and tips!

Did you enjoy the video? I hope you did! I think its safe to say that I won this hairstyle battle and I’m def excited about that! Here are the 2 videos that I used to teach me how to do the cold rod set.

I really loved how springy Simply Mara’s curls came out. So her video is definitly something I watched for hours 
I was attracted to Clara Jackson’s video because we have the same hair texture and similar length. I really loved her tutoiral as well. 

Hopefully their tutorials will help you ladies out with your Cold/ Perm Rod Set! Here is a quick list of the products that I used in this video and more pics of the cold rod curls!

Products Used In Order
Mirabelle Plum Conditioner from Carol’s Daughter
Design Essentials Hydrating Leave in Conditioner 
Design Essentials Coconut and Monoi Deep Mositure Milk Souflee 
Lotta Body Style Me Texurizing Setting Lotion 
Design Essentials  Coconut and Monoi Intense Oil Shine Mist
Design Essentials Natural Honey & Shea Edge Tamer
More Pics of the curls

 We are finally at our LAST video in the Springtacular Series and I hope you all have enjoyed. I’m going to just quickly post all the videos in the series just so that you can check it all out!

 
Day 5 (Spring Lookbook
 
So thank you so much for watching! I will be back to you guys on Wednesday with our regular blog activity. We are back to two videos a week! I really hope you have enjoyed the Springtacular Series, because I had alot of fun creating it! Love ya lots like tator tots, and I will see you all on Wednesday! 

Hairstyle Battle Me VS Finger Coils

Hello All My Darling Divas!,
Welcome back to the blog! It’s been all about hair this week and I couldn’t be more excited! So earlier this week I came to you with my first CurlBox Unboxing! If you want to check it out click here! February’s curlbox came with alot of wonderful products this month, and I had to of course figure out a way to incorporate the products in the box. I decided what better way to use the products then to do a Hairstyle Battle video! Now I have always wanted to try finger coils, and now that I had some amazing products to try I figured now was the perfect time to test it out! So enjoy the video, and meet me below to see who won: Me or the Finger Coils!

So I think it’s pretty safe to say that this hairstyle battle was a TIE! I won because the style did look great and stayed in place. The Hairstyle also won because I ended up not liking how it looked on me. You guys be the judge. Who do you think won? Me or the hairstyle? Leave your comments below! Now lets get into more info and of course pictures!



The two videos that help me achieve my finger coils feel free to use both of the  full out tutorials to show you how to achieve finger coils.
Charyjays Tutorial on Finger Coils- Chile I loveeee a Charyjay Tutorial! Always very informative and simple to follow. I chose her because we have a similar texture, and she showed two different methods of products to use to achieve this style.
Jouelzy’s Tutorial on Finger Coils- Jouelzy is my go to guru for 4C Hair! What attracted me to her tutorial was because we have similar length and texture.

 For this video I used 4 out of the 6 products that came with my CurlBox. For a more detailed description of the products featured, click here for my Curlbox Unboxing Video.

Ok So I started off with super dry hair that was tangled and lacked moisture. I used the Cantu Shea Butter Coil Calm Detangler. It left my hair feeling super soft and manageable. I will definitely be using this again! 

Then after that it was time to condition and I decided to grab the Carol’s Daughter Mirabelle Plum Conditioner. It put shape back into my curls, and kept my hair feeling and smelling great! 
After that I let it dry using the Dove Quench Absolute Cream Serum as a leave in. I showed how soft my hair was in the video. I showed you that I used the  Curls Blueberry Bliss Curl Control Paste and it really held the finger coils! I loved the curl control paste! I was really pleased that it held my curls 
So since I didn’t really dig the finger coils, so I decided to take them out and rock a finger coil out and I loved it! The Control Paste really defined my curls and I have been rocking this super defined coil out for the past 3 days!
So ladies that’s all! Maybe I will revisit finger coils once my hair gets longer! If you try it out let me know! All my links to my social media are linked above. I hope you have enjoyed the second video in the Hairstyle Battle Series! I am having sooo much fun testing out new hairstyles, and I wonder what I will come up with next. If you want to see me try out any hairstyle just comment below and let me know! So until next week ladies, love ya lots like tator tots!