Thursday, September 29, 2011

Like Mother, Like Daughter

Here's a pic I snapped last year while Keyanna and I were on vacation with some friends of ours. We were camping and Key decided to use one of the plastic forks and pick out her friends lil fro. His mom and I thought it was too funny, I guess she wants to do hair like mommy when she grows up :)

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Sidewinder Hair Holders Review + Giveaway!! **Winners Posted**

Price: 4.99/set 
Set Includes: One 3", Two 2", Two 1"

I have been seeing Sidewinder Hair Holders everywhere lately, and have been wanting to get my hands on some for a while now.. so I of course jumped at the opportunity to do a review for you all! 

4 Strand 3D Braids With Sidewinders 
(We learned how to do these from Goldilocks*N*Me!)

Sidewinders Hair Holders are a fun alternative to beads, they definitely spice up even the simplest style and give it a unique look, I love it! When we first received ours in the mail I couldn’t wait to try them.. putting them on was a piece of cake! You can see how its done here. For Keyanna’s hair (which is on the thin side) we did have to use a band, or a bead at the end of the Hair Holder on some styles to secure it and keep it from slipping off. If your hair is thicker or you are using larger sections of hair then I wouldn’t see a need to do that at all. 

The Hair Holders come in 3 different sizes (1”, 2”, and 3”) and 26 colors, each 1 is 2 pieces so they are interchangeable with each other. I love the fact that there are so many colors/combinations to match any outfit, and unlike beads they are honestly so quick and easy to put in you could switch out the colors daily if you like. I definitely plan on getting a few more sets for our collection in the near future.

Here are some more styles we came up with using our Sidewinder Hair Holders 

2 Strand Twists With Sidewinders

 Simple Braided Ponytail With Sidewinders

Twisted Braid Ponys With Sidewinders
(This is a AllThingsCuteAndGirly inspired style!)

Braided Faux Hawk With Sidewinders 

For more style inspirations using Sidewinder Hair Holders you can check out their gallery HERE 
Or purchase your own set HERE 

Susie From has generously offered  three of our followers each their own set of sidewinders! 
There are lots of ways to enter.. do some, or all of them for extra entries

Please send me your color choice along with your shipping info to

Friday, September 23, 2011

Length Check!

So after a convo with my sister about keys length we decided to measure it and find out just how long it really is........... 22 inches! I measured just before I trimmed her ends so its roughly an inch shorter now (She was in desperate need of a trim, we hadn't done one in some months). 

Note: Both of these pics are from before the trim 

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Throwback: Our First Twist Out!

Here's a pic of Key rockin' our first attempt at a twist out. She was around 3 years and I had just started doing her hair. 

Tuesday, September 20, 2011


So for this style I had originally planned to do her whole head in flat twists going into a mohawk, but after starting I realized it was a lot harder to add beads into the flat twists and keep them looking "neat" than I had imagined. So we settled for 3 flat twists on each side going into a high pony, and then 2 more ponies in the back. I did rope twists with all of the loose hair and ended them with more beads. Even though it's not what I had originally pictured doing I thought it came out pretty cute :) 

To add the beads into the flat twists I first parted out the hair I was going to use, I then took a little bit of hair from the beginning of that section and added a few beads with my beader, I then continued on doing the flat twist adding the hair back in as I went. 

Sunday, September 18, 2011


Product Description: Sharmooz Satin Bonnets will sooth your hair's transition from night to morning.  Wake-up feeling confident your hair is protected with the sensually soft Charmeuse satin. Our contemporary style, Satin Bonnets are perfect for natural,  straight,  synthetic (hair extensions) and "curly" hairstyles. Hairstyles will maintain curls, moisture and style with 4 unique choices.

NEW "stay-on" Satin Bonnet For GIRLS
  • Double sided charmeuse satin for durability
  • Fits from ages 3-10
  • Adjustable velcro enclosure
  • Attractive "CUTE" puff accessory
  • Protect hair styles while they sleep

Our Review: When I first started doing Keyanna’s hair (at age 3) my boyfriend at the time suggested I wrap her hair with a T-shirt at night to keep the frizz down, he even showed me how and it worked great! Similar to the way she does it in this video. Since then I have tried many sleep caps, satin wraps, etc.. and NOTHING stays on her head all night. 

Well, a few weeks ago I received one of the Sharmooz sleep caps to review. The sleep caps are “one size fits most” and our first night using it I realized just how tiny my baby’s head really is. Lol. I had to tighten it all the way to fit. I was very surprised the next morning when I discovered it had stayed on all night. BUT, what really blew me way about this sleep cap is that I was able to put it on her head while she had her curlformers in, I haven’t been able to do this with any of the other caps I’ve tried. 

We have been using this to sleep in since we put in her mini braids and it had been working great….. until a few days ago. This cap is adjustable in size by Velcro, and when Keyanna woke up one morning she pulled it off of her head herself and a few of her braids got stuck in the Velcro. I ended up having to take down about 3 or 4 braids to get them out and it definitely caused a little breakage.

So its back to the T-shirt wrap for now. But I love how soft the satin is and it doesn’t seem to suck the moisture from her hair like the T-shirt tends to do so I will be trying to figure out a way to make this cap work.

Side Note: I LOVED the zebra design, there are also 9 other colors/designs you can choose from. Our bonnet also came with the puff accessory mentioned in the description and Key chooses to wear in in her hair rather than on the bonnet.

Disclosure: These product(s) were provided to me at no cost for the purpose of review, all opinions are my own.

Saturday, September 17, 2011


This was a style I did on Keyanna last valentines day, but I love it for anytime.. What little girl doesn’t love hearts? You may have seen this style already if you are on our facebook page, but i thought i would do an official post with instructions on how i did it.


  1. I started by parting her hair right down the center (front to back)
  2. I then began parting a heart on the right side, after the heart was as close to perfect as I could make it I tied it off with I rubber band and did about 3-4 braids with the loose hair. (you may or may not have to do more depending on the thickness of your daughters hair).
  3. Now that the shape of the heart was established I started parting around the heart  (sort or creating an outline) with this hair I started the cornrow at the top of the heart and came around to the bottom, I repeated for the other half of the heart. 
  4. With the remaining hair at the top of her head I created bangs by doing 2 cornrows going towards her forehead.
  5. With the remaining hair under the heart I did 1 cornrow going back towards her ear.
  6. Repeat steps 3-6 for the left section.
  7. After finishing the front I gathered the remaining loose hair in the back into a pony and did 8-10 hanging braids.
  8. I then added beads to the ends of all her braids. 

Friday, September 16, 2011


Here's a style Jamie did on her 3 year old daughter Caliyah.

I'm loving the creativity <3 Thanks for sharing Jamie!

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TUTORIAL: How To Add Beads To Braids

I get a lot of people asking me how to add beads to the ends of braids, so I thought I would just do a quick photo tutorial for those of you still learning.  

You are definitely going to want to purchase a beader, it makes the process a lot easier and quicker. You can find one at any beauty supply store. This is what it looks like… 

Step 1: Add your beads to the beader in any color/pattern you like. 

Step 2: Take the end of the braid and slip it through the opening of the beader, slide the beads upward onto the braid. (sorry, forgot to take a pic of this step! But I’m sure you get the idea..)

Step 3: Loop the very end of the hair around the last bead.

Step 4: Wrap the rubber band around the hair just above the last bead. You may need to slide the band upward a bit so the remaining beads will slide over it easily. 

Step 5: Slide the rest of the beads over the rubber band and you’re finished!

Sunday, September 11, 2011


I wanted to do a patriotic style on Key today in rememberance of 9/11 and this is what we came up with.. 

This style was pretty basic.. I started out by parting a star on the top of her head, I then banded that off and did about 3 or 4 braids adding beads at the end.
Then, from each point on the star I made a part going down, I banded off each of those sections and added a few braids with beads. 
For the ribbon braids I took a piece of ribbon 2x the length of the hair I was braiding, tied it around the top of the section and instead of braiding with 3 sections of hair I used 2 sections of hair and used the ribbon as the 3rd section.

This was our first time doing ribbon braids, and key and I both loved how they came out.. they are one of her new favorites!


Was looking through some old pictures the other day and came across this one, just wanted to share with you guys :) She was around 18 months.

Thursday, September 8, 2011


Okay, so we’ve all been in this position… 

You need to be somewhere, like.. NOW! And need to do your little girls hair in a hurry. I’ve been there many, many, many  times myself, unfortunately i’m one of those parents who is always running behind. So needless to say, I love a quick style. Here’s a one I did on Keyanna for a school event we were going to. 


Time: 25 min
Products used: Shea Moisture Coconut and Hibiscus Curl and Style Conditioning Milk

  1. This style is pretty basic. I parted her hair diagonally, starting in front of the right ear and going behind the left ear, and banded off that section
  2. With the remaining loose hair I made 4 sections and banded them off. 
  3. I then did about 3 hanging braids per section, added beads and we were ready to go. 

Tuesday, September 6, 2011


Babygirl started first grade today! Just wanted to share a few pics with you all :) We didn't do anything really special with her hair, just a cute down and out curly style with 2 small ponytails to keep her hair out of her face.