3 Strand Twist Tutorial

Hello All My Darling Divas!!

Today I will be showing you how to 3 strand twist on your hair. I was inspired by a tutorial that I saw the lovely Jewe Jewe Bee’s youtube page. Click here to check out here tutorial. I wondered how it would look on my blue hair, so I decided to give it a try and loved it!!! So check out the video below, and meet me under for more info and pics of course!

Did you enjoy the video? I hope so! I love how defined my twist came out! The 3 Strand Twist definitely gets the Type 4 hair stamp of approval. This has become one of my new favorite ways to twist my hair.

List of products used
Shea Butter
Murray’s Loc Lock Gel ( Can be found a walmart or local beauty supply store)
More Pics! 
So that’s it ladies! Thank you soo much for watching! If you try this look out  I wanna see! Tag #TeamNoMinusPlus in all your pics on social media! You can also follow me on all my social media! They are all linked above. I hope you have enjoyed the post this week. Stay tuned to see what I bring to you all next week. Until next time, love ya lots like tator tots, and see you next week!

Braid Maintenance 101

Hello All My Darling Divas!

As stated in yesterdays video ( click here to check it out ) Im going to talk about whats new on top of my dome, which is my jumbo Box Braids. In the video I kept referring to them as twists, but they are braids.( Ma bad yall) The video will explain it all in detail, and I also threw in a lil tutorial on my Braid Maintenance routine. So check the video out, and join me below for more deets.

Ok so that video wasn’t to long right? I’m getting a bit better with my rambling on. So anyways, all of the products used in this video can be purchased at your local beauty supply store, or local Walmart or target.  Click here to check out a pretty crappy, but effective, tutorial on how I make my Shea butter mixture. I will be sure to get around to redoing that video some day.
I am soooo digging how my hair came out in this video. Im thinking of creating some how to style your braid videos. I want to have fun and switch things up with these braids.Comment below if you want some braid hair styling videos!

So ladies that is all! Be sure to check out Styled by No Minus Plus if you haven’t already! Also follow me on all my social networking sites! They are all linked above! Until we meet next time, love ya lots like tator tots, and see you soon!

NYE/Holiday Hair Tutorial

Merry Christmas to all my darling divas! Well ok Christmas was yesterday but I can still say it right? I hope that you all enjoyed your quality time with family and good friends! If you celebrate another holiday, I hope that it so far has been wonderful, or will be wonderful soon! NYE is right around the corner and I wanted to get out allll my NYE things out before time runs out! So to start off my NYE goodies, I have created a super cute hairstyle that you can rock on NYE or got any holiday parties that you sill may have to attend. So enjoy the tutorial! Meet me below the video for more details and pics!
Did we enjoy the video? I hope you did cause I had alot of fun making it! Now if your hair is a bit longer than mine you can still make this work! When you have finished all your flat twist you can twist up the loose ends up into your exposed hair, or in a low bantu knot and hide it with your hair accessory. If your hair is shorter then pin those sides as much as you can and use a big accessory to hide all your ends! See it works for everyone! 
All the products and tools used in this video
Spray Bottle filled with water
Hair Clips
Demnan Brush
Rat Tail Comb
Lotta Body (Optional)
Shea Butter or your daily moisturizer
 Edge Control (Optional) 
Bobby Pins 
More Pics!
Merry Christmas once again to all of you! I hope you enjoyed your day and are looking forward to NYE! Follow me on all my social network sites if you want. Until next time, love ya lots like tator tots!! 
Instagram and Twitter are @BrieLikeMe 

Confessions of a Indecisive Natural

Hello my Darling Divas!

So I have a very silly Hair Story to tell you and it is basically an update to what I’ve been doing to my hair since we last spoke a couple of months ago. I didn’t blog all spring and mostly summer, so this is kinda what has been happening since then! Bear with me ladies, this story is truly a hot mess! But yall still love me! I know yall all have been when I was! 
Caution: The following events ALL took place in 2013, you have been warned!! 
So yall remember last October I introduced the healthy hair challenge and made a video explaining all the problems I hate with my hair? This is where all the chaos began.. click on this this link for that video. So basically I had sooo much wrong with my hair and that was due to the fact that I was dying it too often and using LOTS and LOTS of heat! So I created this challenge, and despite me not finishing this challenge, it did bring me alot of insight on how to take care of my hair properly. It unfortunately also got me going though a constant need to change my hair up since I had no clue what was wrong with it. 
My hair back in October 2012
Ok so towards the beginning of May 2012, I was convinced that I didn’t want to be blonde anymore, I blamed alllll my hair problems on be deciding to go blonde, and from that point on I began growing my hair back to my original hair color.

Now I was starting to dig this ombre look, but I couldnt help but wonder how my hair would look if I went all the way back to dark brown hair. As you can tell I’m all up for change sooooo, I decided to tryout a look to conceal and help grow out the rest of my blonde. So I went to youtube and with the help of some lovely ladies, the Faux Bun Remix was born.
And if you were wondering damn did you change your hair again? yea I sure did lol It was the begining of summer, and I woke up one day and said Im cutting my hair. A box of brown dye and 2hours later… this happened.
Now I loved my hair like this!!! But I totally forgot that summer heat+ flat ioning didn’t last long, sooo this style only lasted for about 2 weeks before I said ehhhhhhh I need something new AGAIN lol soooo this light brown made me think you know Brie you just love your blonde so go back. AND SO this is the very long annyoing story of how this undecive natural went from blonde to black to blonde again within a year. Have any of yall felt like this? Just not being to commit 2 one hairstyle? Im writhing this post as we speak thinking about getting some Havana Twist and I just dyed it back to icy blonde.
 So have yall ladies ever been through this crisis? I find that since having natural hair is sooo versatile, it becomes almost obsesive to want to switch up you look! Now Ive shared my crazy hair story, whats yours? Share you story along with photos on the Facebook Fan Page, or on twitter or instagram using the Hashtag #Nominusplus. Togther we can all put ourselves in You change your hair too damn much rehab! Hope you ladies enjoyed!! Until next time, love ya lots like tator tots!! XOXOXO

Faux Bun Tutorial

Hello My Darling Divas!
Im finally back and with a HAIR TUTORIAL! I’m so excited because it’s been a minuite since I made one, and it just fills me with joy that I can share a new look that I’m trying with you all. So today I;m going to show you all my staple hairstyle. I’ve been rocking it for a couple of weeks since my hair has been going through soo much! I will explain my hair troubles in a hair update video later next week. This look is simple, quick, and with the right accessories it can be perfect for any look. So enjoy the tutorial and join me below for some more pics and info about the products used in the video.



List of products and where to buy
Hard Brush- Beauty Supply(but can be purchased at Target or Wallmart)
Denman Brush- Beauty Supply(but can be purchased at Target or Wallmart)
Edge Control- Target
Goody Headband (2 of them cut at the ends, then tied together to make one big headband)- Target
Personal Shea Butter Mixture- Tutorial here
Accesories
Black Headband- Target
Red Bow- Hot Topic
The Blue Chain Bow I got from http://www.etsy.com/shop/nightlyallure click on the blue contact button on the left the page, and tell her that your interested in purchasing a custom bow. Tell her Nominusplus sent ya and be super nice! She’s a great close friend of mine!
Scarves I’ve collected over the years. For different ways on how to tie a headscarf, check out my Headweaps and Turbans tutorial here
Here’s some pics! 
and here is a side by side pic of the bun in a casual look, and a formal look to show you this hairstyles versatility 
Alright ladies! I hope you have enjoyed this hair tutorial. If you try it out, let me see it! Post it on the Fan page here, or if your on instagram mention me on the comment using @BrieBlondie, or use the hashtag #NoMinusPlus and I will be sure to showcase your fabulous Faux Bun! Love ya lots like tator tots, and see ya next time!!!

Healthy Hair Tip #6 Dont hate, Dont manipulate

Hello all my Darling Divas!
As usual before we being today’s healthy hair tip, its only right to provide you with the links to all the other healthy hair tips and the introduction to the hair growth challenge, that way you can refresh your mind, play catch up, and don’t have to deal with the hassles of searching for all the other tips. So here ya go! all the tips so far in the challenge! Meet me below after for today’s healthy hair tip!

Ok laptop is finally up and running, so let’s get back to business  Today’s healthy hair tip is going to  be about hair manipulation. Alot of the time out hair goes through aloottt of trauma because we’re running out hair through it, other people’s hands are going in it because of curiosity  daily twist and braid outs, and thats just only naming a few! Our hair gets beat up and a weekly and daily basis, so it needs to get it’s rest at times. And that’s when low manipulation styling comes to the rescue! Putting you hair up and out the way and leaving it alone is probably one the best things you can do for your hair. By not manipulating it as much, your hair can have it’s chance to just rock out and do it’s thing. So of course I’m going to provide you with some tips so that you can leave your hair alone!

Excessive Combing and Brushing

Now we all know that when you have natural hair it of course tends too knot up, get kinky, and just become a big frustration  Now before you go coming and brushing your hair to kingdom come, make sure you are doing it properly! Combing and  Brushing your hair too much can add to much stress and manipulation to you hair, so when brushing and/or combing your natural tresses, make sure that it’s not on dry hair. Add water or a detangling product to get the job done. That way your hair doesn’t take that bad of a beating while your trying to tame it. Here’e somethings to keep in mind while detangling, so that your hair wont be over manipulated.

* Make sure your combs are wide toothed. That way you wont tug and tear your hair
*The best brushes to use for detangling are Denman brushes! Get ya hand on one of you haven’t already.
*Make sure you detangle in sections! May seem like alot, but you save more strands that way.
*Make sure your always sleep with a satin bonnet/ hairnet, that way you wont have to detangle and worry about much knots in the morning
Styling
When your twisting out, braiding out, bantu knoting out; pretty much any style where your twisting you hair up, its important to make sure that you twist in a way where your twist can actually last for a couple of days. Getting your twist out to last for a couple of days is great because that means your not touching your hair! Your hair gets to last for the week without you having to twist it up every night. I try my hardest to re twist my hair every other day, and on the days that I have no curl at all, I get creative with my hair. I put it in a bun, slap on a hat, or pin it up in an updo. Twisting your hair every night can be great for your curls in the morning, but in the long run cause breakage to your hair. Why? Cause your over manipulating it. Alot of times we look for volume more than definition when we do our twist out. Sure you may have the big poofy fro, but if you have to constantly twist and twist AND twist your hair to get it be big and curly, try going for getting smaller tighter curls. That way your hair can last for more than one day. Here are some tips to keep in mind while styling, so that your hair wont be over manipulated. 
*Experiment with styling products that help you hair have great definition. A more defined twist, braid, or bantu knot out can make your curls last longer. Taking away your need to retwist as much
*try your hand at different hats, turbans, or other styles that cover your hair up
*get creative with your old twist outs! Revamp 2 to 4 day twist outs into a different style
*Try your hand at protctive styling! That keeps your hands out for your hair for weeks at a time! 

Ok ladies that’s enough for today’s healthy hair tip! Keep them hands out your hair! Until next time, love ya lots like tator tots…..xoxoxo

Product Review-Original Moxie

Hello all my Darling Diva’s!

Now I told you that I was going to do be doing some experiment’s with different products, and this my next one that I’m sooo excited to review. One of my favorite hair blogger’s Charjay swears by Original Moxie products  so it’s only right for me too be DYING to try them out. Now I was a lil skeptical about how these products would work for my hair, so I opted for buying the Moxie Mini’s to try it out, and then if I liked it then get the bigger size. I love the fact that you can try before you buy the big one! So let’s get into the review.

Ok so I heard nothing but great things about Just Gel and Lux Locks Original Moxie Products. I was bursting with joy and just couldn’t wait to try them out! Now before I try products, I always wash my hair so that I can see the true results the product on my hair. So I shampooed, conditioned, deep conditioned and pondered on what to do with my hair. I wanted big curls so I decided to let my hair air dry with a little bit of hair oil, and then twisted my hair into Bantu knot’s using the Lux Locks and then a dab of the Just Gel on my ends. These were the results 

I had a head full of curls!!! I was super duper excited and was soo pleased! Now I usually am not a believer of products that say they curl your hair because I have type 4 hair, so you don’t always believe what you see. But these products rock!! Lux Locks and Just Gel are a wonderful duo and I will def be buying these products in the bigger sizes. Consider these to be a summer staple products for me! The twist out lasted for about 3 days, and after the third day I wanted to switch it up. Now I usually hate two-strand twist, but since the Just Gel is made with Flax-seed, I knew it would slick down and keep my two-strand twist looking great. So here are my two-strand twist.

I wore these babies for 5 days and they were looking so fabulous! I kept them looking neat and shiny for 5 days using Original Moxie’s Hair Bling which was sent to me as a lil extra gift in my package.

Final Verdict
I LOVEEEEEEE Original Moxie’s hair products  They give great results and makes my hair look extra fabulous for soo many days!  I was able to put my hair in so many different styles and ways with just these products, and I’m so excited to try out more. The Moxie Mini’s really come in handy, so if you wanna try before you buy the big ones, definitely invest in them. I HIGHLY recommend this product to all you ladies, especially my type 4 hair natural ladies! If you wanna buy original moxie products and test out it’s fabulousness, order them here on the website Original Moxie 
Well ladies, I hope you have enjoyed this product review and hope you go and try these products out for yourselves! Until next time, XOXOXOXO

Healthy Hair Tip #5- When in Doubt, Moisturize ( Moisture Unit)

Hello All My Darling Diva’s!

Ok so as usual before we begin with today’s tip, if you need a little bit of catch up, below are all the tips that have bee posted soo far in the Healthy Hair Challenge! Once your done playing catch up, meet me under that for today’s tip.

Ok so today were going to discuss the last unit in your product Arsenal which is the Moisture Unit and in my opinion its the most important unit. Retaining moisture in your hair is really essential in growing it healthy and long because without moisture, your hair will be dry, prone to easy breakage, and just wont have a good look to it. After your hair goes through the wash and condition stage, your hair is going through so much, and it needs moisture to be added back into it since it when through so much during the washing and conditioning stages. . For years I’ve been using just Shea Butter as a Moisturizer  and while that was all fine and dandy, I noticed that moisturized my hair, but it just sat on top of my hair. Now I was doing some research on some Natural Hair Blog’s because I’ve been having some issues with just using Shea butter and I learned about using water-based moisturizers and then following up with an oil based one to seal . I found out that Shea Butter was an Oil Based Moisturizer and it was missing a water based product to use before. So I was using a sealant and it had nothing to seal in Sooo my hair has been having something missing and it was a water based moisturizer!

Now your probably wondering, how to tell what is a water based moisturizer  and how to tell what a oil-based moisturizer is. This video below I will be explaining more about that and also showing you how to make my homemade whipped Shea butter mixture which is my oil-based moisturizer.

Water Based Moisturizer Recommendations
Cantu Leave in conditioner cream ( My staple product!) 
Shea Moisture Curl Enhancing Smoothie 
I have a product review of this. I didnt really like it but it still keeps your hair feeling really soft! Click Here for the review 
Shea Mositure Curl and Style Milk

The only recommendation that I have for Oil-Based products is using Shea Butter because that’s all I’ve used. I plan to test our some more hair butters, so stay tuned for more oil-based moisturizer recommendations. So if you find a Shea butter to your liking, use my recipe  or find a type of hair butter, pomade, or oil, that will work just fine.

Alright ladies! That’s all for today’s healthy hair tip. I hope you have learned something new because I sure did! Hope your hair is on it’s way to growing long and strong! Until next time, love you lots like tator tots!

Product Review: 4 Naturals Afro Stretch Cream

Hello my darling divas!
So I have been dying to try out some new hair products and now that I have sometime, I’m gonna be testing out a few. I have been having some trouble finding a moisturizer to help define my curls. For some reason all my staple products don’t seem to to working, so that’s when you gotta start testing out stuff. I went to Sally’s to look for some potential products and came across this curl cream. Never heard of it so I figured why not?

First Attempt: 
Ok so I wanted to follow the directions so that I could use the product the way it was supposed to, and get the results it said it could do. Now I don’t have the 4 natural conditioner  so I just deep conditioned my hair for  30 mins. After I washed out my hair, I applied the curl cream, as stated on the directions, and started to twist my hair in sections. I had about 14 bantu knots all around my head. After that I went to sleep. When I woke up in the morning, here were my results
My hair results were really curly, but not that much defined. My hair was left feeling really soft and actually I had little shrinkage for the next couple of days. I think I will be using this as my leave in conditioner, since it left my hair feeling soft and moisturized, and didn’t really help me that much to define my curls. 
Second Attempt: 
So the directions say that you could also use it on dry hair, so I decided to try my hand at the product one more time on dry hair. So 4 days after my first attempt, I applied the curl stretch cream to my dry hair, sectioned it, and made 14 bantu knots again. When I woke up in the morning, thease were my results.
Soooo once again I got some type of curl, but really no definition. It really was no change from the first attempt, but I still was able to turn it into something cute. Below is a top view so that you see my curls, and then the hairstyle I created with this fro
Final Verdict
I really liked this product! Although it didn’t give me the defined curls that I thought I would get, it left my hair feeling really soft and stretched out for the next couple of days. I was able to contort my hair in so many ways, and barely had to detangle. I would buy this product again, but the next time I would use it as just a leave-in conditioner instead of a curling moisturizer. I recommend all you ladies out there to pick up this product, and if you do tell me what you think! 
You can buy this product at any Sally’s Beauty Supply store, click here to find a store near you
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Hope you ladies enjoyed this product review! Love you lots like tator tots, and until next time xoxoxoxox

Healthy Hair Tip #4 In Good Condition( Condition Unit)

Hello Darling Diva’s

Ok so here we are again with another Healthy Hair Tip in the Healthy Hair Tip Challenge. If you need to play catch up, the tips will be below. Once your up to speed, meet me down so we can begin the next healthy hair tip

Healthy Hair Tip #3

Alighty then, let us begin. So In the second Healthy Hair Tip Video we discussed Your Personal Product Arsenal and in this blog post we’re going to discuss the second unit which is The Condition Unit and then below I will put some suggestions of some Conditioner’s to try.

Condition Unit 
So when discussing the Condition unit, I’m not talking about your conditioner that you use after you shampoo, that’s apart of the Wash Unit that was in the last healthy hair tip. The Condition unit contains your deep conditioner, hair mask’s, and leave-in conditioners. The Condition unit is especially important in the winter because all these harsh winds and weather changes do massive damage on your hair. And the only way to ensure that your hair is protected is by giving it the best deep conditioner that you can. Now you can use a hair mask as well. The only difference between a deep conditioner and a hair mask is that a hair mask has a thicker consistency than a deep conditioner. They both get the job done and are equally as great. I deep condition my hair ever week to ensure that my hair stays nice and conditioned. I also add some oils to my deep conditioner for an extra little kick. Another tip that I just learned actually was not to keep your conditioner in your hair for over an hour!!! Only let it sit in your hair for under an !hr or less, but after 30 mins have passed your typically good to go. Also make sure you rinse your hair with cold water so that your hair locks in the moisture from your conditioner.  Some of my suggestions for deep conditioner’s are below and then after that we will get into leave-in conditioners: the conditioner that everyone forgets! 
Queen Helene’s Deep Conditioner

Parnevu Organic Hair Mayonnaise
Pantene Moisture Masque 

Ok now on to the 2nd product in the Condition Unit which is your Leave-in Conditioner. Alot of people skip these step in the regime and I have no clue why! Leave-in conditioners ensure that your hair is conditioned long after your done with your shampooing or co-washing. It creates a condition barrier that leaves your hair feeling great . I apply my leave-in after I wash out my deep conditioner and my hair is set to go until I co-wash it or wash it again. Here are my leave-in conditioner suggestions
Shea Moisture Curl & Style Milk


Original Moxie Everyday Leave-In

Ok ladies well that’s enough for healthy hair tip #4, hope you ladies have learned alot!!!!!