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28 January 2014

DIY Loc Wraps Using a Shirt



Hey guys!

I really needed to do something new to add a little excitement to the process of styling my hair.  In my previous post, I shared with you all my frustrations with my hair not doing what I want style wise.  Well, to cheer myself up, I decided to make one of the many DIY projects I have written down in my journal.  I have a bunch of my old favorite shirts, belts, jeans, pants, and more that I plan to reuse creatively and I felt like the best place to start was with my hair.

Yes, of course you an buy loc wraps online or at certain vendors during natural hair expos, but you can also create your own using things that you likely already have at home.  I used a shirt I wore to death in high school and even college, and added a few silver clamp beads on the ends to secure the wraps.  Other than the shirt itself and the beads, I only needed a pair of scissors and a few minutes to cut out the strips of cloth.

Of course, these wraps can be applied to loose natural hair as well, since you can braid or twist the strips of cloth into your hair for a pop of color and texture.  Or, if you have two strand twists and braids, with or without extensions, you can wrap the strips of cloth around your twists or braids in a similar fashion as I share in the video.  No matter how you choose to wear your hair, I hope this do-it-yourself craft turns out to be a quick and easy way for you to razzle-dazzle your hair.  Watch my tutorial right here or you can watch the video below.

Peace out guys,

♦ Miss Cherie Marie ♦



25 January 2014

Loc Update: My Hair Doesn't Want an Updo!


Hey guys!

Part of me feels like I've had a "bad hair day" all week, but it hasn't been because my hair looks bad.  Instead, I'm just extremely frustrated because my hair will not behave like I want it too.  Since it's the middle of winter, I've wanted to put my hair up into a stylish updo as a protective style, but my lovely locs just won't cooperate!  Every bobby pin or hair pin I use seems to hurt or put too much tension on my hair.  Then, other locs refuse to stay in place and pop out of the style on their own.  It's just been a mess this week!

I attempted to recreate a look I did on my loose natural hair and my relaxed hair years ago, but my locs really were not having it.  Instead, I ended up with about an hour-worth of footage showing me struggling to get my hair in place to complete the style.  So instead of a tutorial, I ended up sitting down in front of the camera to share my thoughts on the situation.  Funny thing is, I was so annoyed until I didn't fully focus the camera before hand, hence the slight blur effect.  Tsk, tsk, tsk.  Now I know to put my camera on auto focus when I'm upset. =)

On a happier note, this video also shares some of the things that I'm enjoying about my hair these days:  I'm excited about the growth being visible and I'm delighted that I've been able to maintain the tone and color of my locs (which I colored at home myself, might I add).  So no pity party here; only a girl who loves her locs sharing her thoughts.

If any of you are going through a phase where your hair is not behaving the way you want, what are you doing to get back on track?  How are you staying positive and how are you styling your hair.  No journey will be perfect, but I know I don't want to dwell on what my hair won't do.  I'd much rather focus on what it will do.





Peace out guys!

♦ Miss Cherie Marie ♦

23 January 2014

Easy Nail Design for Short Nails






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13 Months Loc Update & FAQ's






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Laid Back Summer OOTD






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1 Year Loc Anniversary: A Detailed Recap






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How to Curl Locs with a Roller Set | Tutorial






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Months 3 to 6 Loc Update | Styles I Wore



This video features details about different style I wore during my loc journey from month three to month six.  I really enjoyed changing my hair and experimented with a wide range of style accessories.  Hope you enjoy!




♦ Miss Cherie Marie ♦

07 January 2014

Heal Eczema on the Scalp & Body with Home Remedies & OTC Products



This winter, my eczema has been flaring up off and on nonstop.  Here are a few solutions I've found using natural items I readily have available at home and the most dependable over-the-counter products I use during an eczema flare up.  I hope this helps. 




Additional Suggestions:


♥ Try not to take long, hot showers -- bath in warm or lukewarm water instead and shorten your shower/bath time by 10 to 15 minutes

♥ Apply your lotion or body oil of choose immediately after exiting the shower -- this will help seal in moisture


♥ Apply any over-the-counter or prescription creams BEFORE applying your body lotion or oil -- this puts the medicine in direct contact with the irritated skin


♥ Apply any ointments AFTER applying your body lotion or oil -- this allows any creams, lotions, or oils to completely dry into the skin's surface before applying any ointments



Thanks so much for reading and I hope the products I've mentioned and suggestions I've shared help!



♦ Miss Cherie Marie ♦



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