The Slayed Afro

Happy Saturday Darling Divas!!

Yes, I know that this isn’t a day that I usually post, BUT I meant to come up here yesterday, and that just didn’t happen. So I thought to myself why not put it up today? And obviously, here that post is. I have new hair!! I decided to go big with it this time around, and I am in love with it!!! So in today’s mini-blogpost I am just sharing my new hairdo, and I hope you all will enjoy! So sit back, what the video, and meet me below for more details!

Did you all enjoy? I hope so! I am definitely lovingggg my new look! Click here to cast your vote in the poll!  Being blonde is always fun for me, so I decided to take it back for a second. I dug into my archives and found some blonde pics of me. Oh, how I miss bleach sometimes.

So I wanted to get back to my blonde roots, but this time, no bleach was required! For this crochet install, I searched around for blonde hair that had dark roots because I wanted to look natural. I went to my beauty supply store and was lucky to find what I wanted!!

So this is the type of hair I used to achieve my look. The Durban Twist hair from Harlem125. I used three packs of RT27, and one pack of F1B/27. This is some big hair yall!!! So, for now, im rocking it as an afro, but I plan to put curls in soon.  This hair can do so many things, and is super soft! So click here to purchase online!  The website I linked is a longer length and comes in different colors. If you’re looking for the same hair as mine, I would look at your local beauty supply store, or do a further search online!

    So, ladies, that’s it for today’s mini-blogpost! Be sure to come right back here next week for two new blogposts! ANNDDD a special announcement is dropping next Saturday so get ready!!! Feel free to follow me on my social media. They are all linked above!! I love you lots like tater tots, I hope you have a great weekend, and I will see you Monday!

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!

Playing In My Hair!

Hello All My Darling Divas!

Welcome back to another week here on the blog! The year is going by so quick! Can you believe it’s already March?? I can’t, but I am definitely glad that warmer weather is coming our way soon. Today on the blog we are going to talk all about natural hair! Now it’s been some time since I have styled my own hair, so today I decided to pull out some of my old tricks, and style my hair! Protective styling has been bae for awhile now, but it honestly felt good to style and rock my own hair. I plan to do it for a week because I am getting my hair done this Sunday! So while I wait to protective style, why not experiement? So enjoy the video, and meet me below for more details and info!

Did you enjoy the video? I swear it felt like a throwback moment styling my hair! It’s so exciting to see how much it has grown, and how healthy it’s becoming. Protective styling is really treating ya girl well! Now in this video I mention a couple of my Curlbox favorites. My curlbox experience was truly the best, and I was able to try out alot of amazing products with my subscriptions. You can check out any of my curlbox umboxings by searching through the blog archives which is located on the left side of the blogpost. All the products I used are from my past curboxes, so I will be sure to link the blogpost for each product which will have further information in them.

Co-Washing Product
My favorite deep conditioner ever at this moment is the Shea Moisture Superfruit Complex conditioner! It makes my hair feel super soft, and it honestly brings my hair back to life every time. You can click here for the curlbox unboxing for this video, and you can click here for the product review for this video 
Moisture Products 
 These are two of my favorite styling  products! The dove advance serum makes my hair feel so soft, and I instantly fell in love. The Argan oil spray treatment is the perfect heat protectant, and the argan oil adds bonus moisture. This duo did wonders for my hair, and it made my hair feel super soft to the touch. You can click here for the unboxing for the dove products, and you can click here for my  One’n only’ argan oil product review.
Styling Products 
 These two styling products are awesome for my type 4 hair. The carol’s daughter’s hair mimosa not only smells good, but it makes my hair feel really moist, and keeps my scalp healthy.  The Argan oil style & shine foaming mousse is perfect for styling, and gave me some amazing ringlets.
Take down products
I have ranted and raved about the design essentials edge tamer product! It is honestly the only edge control that can tame these edges, and the one and only argan oil treatment helped moisturized and fluff my sections.

Pics! 



 So ladies that’s it for today’s blogpost! I hope you all enjoyed it as much as I did! Be sure to check back here tomorrow for another blogpost! You can click here and here to check out the blogpsot from last week. They were both curve maintenance related. You can feel free to follow me on all social media! They are all linked above, and my snapchat is BrieLikeMe. I love you lots like tator tots ladies, and I will see you all 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!

A Pop of Burgundy

Hello All My Darling Divas!

Welcome to another day here on the blog! Today we are going to get into my latest crochet hairstyle! This will be the first video of 2016, but not the first blogpost! The first blogpost went live yesterday at 5PM, and it was all about my last Curlbox unboxing! Click here to check that out. Today will be the actual first video of 2016, and I hope that the first couple of days of the new year are treating you well so far. So this simple video will just give you the details for this fabulous curly do. So enjoy the video, and meet me below for more details.

Did you enjoy the video? I hope so! My obsession with crochet braids started in 2015, but it will continue in 2016 and years to come! Its such an affordable style that I just cant get enough of! So lets get into the details for this particular style!

 This is the type of hair that I used. The silky dread was installed, and then unraveled to reveal the curls. I used three packs of this color blend, and then one pack of just black. Click here to buy this exact hair online.  I purchased mine from Beauty & Beauty Beauty Supply store in Union, NJ if you live in the area. Feel free to use this picture as a reference when you go into your local BSS.

If you would like to get your hair done by Shirley send me an email over at Styledbynominusplus@gmail.com with Crochet Braids in the subject line. Only send if your located in New Jersey or willing to travel to NJ.

More pics!
Ladies that’s all for today’s blogpost! I hope you all have enjoyed! Be sure to follow me on all my social media! They are all linked above! I would love to be connected with you all. That’s it for the blogpost for this week. Be sure to come back next week for another week of blogpost. They are definitely two that you don’t want to miss! Darling Divas I love you lots like tator tots, thank you so much for watching, and I will see you all next week!

December Curlbox Unboxing

Happy New Year Darling Divas!

I hope you all had a wonderful holiday season! Mine was a bit hectic, but I really enjoyed my holiday! To kick off 2016, I decided to go back to 2015 for a little bit. During my busy schedule I failed to show you all my December Curlbox unboxing! It was the my very last curlbox, and I unfortunately wasn’t able to do a proper video about it! So instead I just decided to do a picture unboxing of it all! So lets get into what’s in my very last curlbox!

So here is the outside of the box that we all know and love. I’m going to definitively miss unboxing this glossy black box.
Here is what the inside of the box. This month’s box was called the Editors Choice. This box was filled with personal pics of the editor of Curlbox. I was really excited to be ending my journey with Curlbox with personal pics from the editor.

The Products
Eden Bodyworks All Natural Curl Defining Creme
Curl Keeper Total Control for Frizzy Hair
Marula Oil 
Ouidad Flexible Hold Hairspray
Briogeo Curl Charisma 
 Creme of Nature Argan Oil Perfect Edges on-the-go


Elucence Moisture Balance Conditioner
That’s it for what’s in the box. I’m really excited about the items in this box because most of them are travel sized, and lot of them are brands and products that I’ve never tried before. I always love when I get to try out new things, and Curlbox definitely has allowed me to try out brands that I love and brands that I have grown to love. I will miss curlbox sooo much, but it’s time to move on to another unboxing service. I am reveling my new monthy unboxing service to you all in a couple of weeks, so stay tuned! 
Althogh I am ending my subscription with Curlbox you should still start yours! Click here to visit the curlbox website! Add your name to the subscription list, and they will send you an email every time they are accepting new subscribers! I really enjoyed my curlbox subscription, and I know you will as well! 
So ladies that’s all for today’s brief blogpost! Be sure to come here later on this week for another blogpost! 2016 is going to filled with alot of goodies, and I cant wait to share. So that means you need to stay connected with the blog! Feel free to follow me on any of my social media! They are all linked above! You can also follow me on my snapchat which is BrieLikeMe. I would love to be connected with you all!! So I love you lots like tator tots,
and I will see you later on this week! 

Pre- Braided Braids?

Hello All My Darling Divas!
 Welcome back to the blog! Today we are going to discuss my latest crochet braids installment! Yes these are crochet braids, and YES I changed my hair AGAIN! (lol) I am forever changing my hair up, and when I saw these braids my last black and blue style had to go! If you want info on that hairstyle though feel free to click here for the deets!  But today its all about the purple! My latest crochet braids are actually crochet Senegalese pre-braided twist! What will the hair gods think of next! I discovered crochet pre- twisted and pre-braided styles a couple of months ago, but I’m just now getting around to trying them out. And let me tell you ladies I am H O O K E D! You get the same style, look, and feel of braids with the process time pretty much cut in half! Braids like this usually mean sitting on your butt for a good 5+ hours, but I only sat in a chair for 2hrs and boom, braids done! Braids in under 5 hours? I will take that any day! Of course when it came to color choice I had to grab something bold and funky, and this deep purple was just perfect for me! I haven’t actually had purple hair yet, so this was my way of trying out a color that I haven’t yet. I will definitely be revisiting purple hair again.

The brand of hair that I used was Janet and this is hair is in the style Noir Tantalizing Twist Braid in the color purple. This is what the pack looks like for reference if you would like to use this exact brand and color.

This is how the hair looks inside, and outside the pack! The hair is about medium length which is fine for me, but if you want longer braids I would suggest finding another brand. I brought 10 packs of hair to be safe but only ended up using 5. My hair was purchased at Hair World located in Bear, Delaware. You can also find this hair online by clicking here and here. Always be sure to check your local beauty supply store. You never know what you will find! 

Caring for this hairstyle is simple. It’s pretty much how I care for my hair when I have braids installed, but since this is a crochet style, I don’t need as maintenance or product. Pictured are the three main products that I’ve been using in my hair so far. I use the Carol’s Daughter Mimosa Hair Honey to moisturize my scalp, the Cantu Edge control to slick down my edges and, the Lusters Pink Sheen Spray to add a bit of shine and moisture to my braids. If it wasn’t for curlbox  I wouldn’t have been introduced to two of the three products pictured below, so shout out to them!

Pics!
So ladies I hope you have enjoyed today’s blogpost! I have a feeling that these pre- braided crochet braids are going to be an obsession of mine for a while, so don’t be surprised if you see another batch sometime later! If you give this look a try, or have already, share your pics in the comment section below or tag me in your pics on social media! They are all linked above, and I would love to be connected with you! My addiction to crochet braids is REAL, and they just keep coming out with more hair for me to try! And I will not stop until I try them all! (lol) This blog post concludes the post for this week ladies! I will see you all next week with two new blog post’s! so until then love ya lots like tator tots, and have a fabulous weekend!