Blondie’s Custom Wigs

Blondie’s Custom Wigs

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What started out as a last minute addition to a Halloween costume has blossomed into a new passion! Wig making!

This summer I fell in love with crochet. It was so easy to switch my hairstyle up & have a new do in 2hrs or less! I ran into a problem though. I had this HUGE hair -& I LOVE me some big hair- but this was so big I was struggling to pull shirts over my head & it didn’t even fit in a bonnet at night!

I thought if I could take this hair off at night it would make it sooooo much easier! Did a little research, headed to my local beauty supply & viola!

I noticed when buying a wig you’re at the mercy of the company in hopes they make the color wig you want -a problem I face often with blonde hair) & even if they do there’s still the issue of whether or not the store has it in stock. Instead of carrying pre-made wigs, each one is handmade & the color is customized to the customer.

Place your custom order!!

Here’s a few of my creations thus far:

For more info on how to order click the Shop tab at the top of the website!


Curls Coils & Kinks: Protective Style Repair

Curls Coils & Kinks: Protective Style Repair

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Baby it’s cold outside!

Winter’s bitter wind & chilly temps have been attacking your tresses! Or perhaps you’ve had that protective style in so long you’re forgetting what your real hair looks like! These are the steps I take to repair my hair & give it a little TLC.

This is also how I do a wash & go in the winter -cause nobody got time for dripping wet hair during flu season!

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Curly Hair Questions

Curly Hair Questions

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Our hair does amazing things & there are so many textures, colors and types! “Black hair” encompasses a VERY broad spectrum so people, expand your mind beyond that teeny tiny box that says it’s either weave or it’s nappy.

I get that people don’t know but some things people ask are just ridiculous!! Here are some of the Curly Hair Questions I get almost daily:

Is that a wig?

Lol! No. & no you can’t touch it.


Can you do my hair like that?!

No, I’m not a hair stylist. But you can watch how I did it on YouTube.


How does your hair do that?

 

I went to bed with my hair twisted, plaited, knotted, rolled or contorted some kind of way & more than likely it was not cute. lol! Believe Beyonce if you want, I did not wake up like this!


Natural hair is expensive! How do you keep up with all this?

It’s actually about the same. The difference is you thought having natural hair was just going to be easy when in fact, it’s still maintenance & you’re still spending money


Who colors your hair?
Jesus. No, I’m serious. It really grows this way



So you must be mixed

Yeah, with Black & African American

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Well then you have to be Albino!

😑 No, no I don’t & no I’m not. No offense to Albinos but just because someone has light skin with light it doesn’t automatically make them an Albino

Rare Traits in Dark-skinned PeopleTwo naturally-occurring rare characteristics in dark-skinned people: blue eyes and blonde hair.

 


What are some of the crazy curly hair questions you’ve received? Post them below!

Who Stole What Now?!

Who Stole What Now?!

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This generation is doomed.

Not the babies just being born but the ones in grade school right now, these 90’s babies. They got the game, the players, & life in general all effed up!

I was doing my usual peruse through the Shade Room & came across this:

MiMi put it nicer than I EVER could have! My response would’ve been along the lines of “Oh you poor, sad, ignant, misguided child! You should use the same phone you used to type that bulls**t to google ‘braids’ or ‘cornrows’, see who’s pictures pop up, learn something & then #sitdownandshutup”
So child -lawd I hope that’s a child & not somebody grown- you mean to tell me that you grew up with the Internet, have it at your fingertips, but you REFUSE to use it!! Google is not your enemy! & she’s always free .99!!

From Kendall Jenners “bold braids” to Kim & Khloe’s trendsetting boxer braids


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

*insert the most dramatic eye roll ever seen*

Just because your “fave” wears or does something doesn’t mean they’re the originators. Hell just looking at the Kardashian-Jenner clan from the first years of the show to now you can see there isn’t much original period!

& no, I’m not hating. From time to time I too find myself keeping up with the Kardashian’s. The problem is when we (African Americans) do something it’s less than but when a white woman does it it’s now “trendsetting, unique and bold”!

Chile Bye

If you walk up to a random black woman on the street 9.99 times outta 10 she wore braids as a child, has some right now (under her weave counts) or plans on getting some for the summer.

Amandla Stenberg said it best but the main thing I want y’all to do is your research before you try to come for somebody -keyboard killers & thumb thugs especially!

Oh, also I need you to know & recognize that #BlackGirlMagic is real. We are beautiful, our hair defies gravity, our melanin is popping and you’re mad.  We don’t need your permission to do or be anything & whether have agree or choose to be bitter this movement ain’t goin nowhere.

Cause We Slay

Muah Lips

Natural-Versary and Aunt Jackie’s CC Review

Natural-Versary and Aunt Jackie’s CC Review

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This month marked 5yrs of me being on my natural hair journey!! 🙌


Lawd know this has not been has not been an easy one but definitely worth it!

I wanted to do a tutorial for you guys using Aunt Jackie’s Curls and Coils Flaxseed Recipes Collection… but I haven’t quite mastered how to record washing my hair in the shower. But I took pics throughout the process!

Here are the products that I used. Aunt Jackie’s Curls and Coils Flaxseed Collection is their newest line of products and are enriched with Flaxseed, Coconut, Apple Cider Vinegar, Mango Butter, Avocado, Shea Butter and more!

I started off with the Purify Me Moisturizing Co-Wash Cleanser to cleanse and condition my hair. I wore my last protective style for over 2 weeks so it needed the extra moisture. I like that this co-wash is not just conditioner, it also lathers and leaves my hair feeling clean but not stripped

  I followed with the Fix My Hair Intensive Repair Conditioning Masque, coating my strands from root to ends and detangling in sections. I let it sit for 5 minutes and my curls were popping honi!

Next with my hair soaking wet I made about 8 sections, applied the Seal It Up Hydrating Sealing Butter, finger detangled once more and two-strand twisted my hair -adding a little more product on the ends.

 

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Before bed I pinned each twist criss-crossed them across my head to stretch them as they dried. The next morning I took them down and got these soft, yummy smelling coils!

I wanted more of a fro so that night I slept with my hair in a pineapple and in the morning I sprayed my hair with the Half & Half Hydrating Silkening Hair Milk, fluffed the coils and got this look

I continued to fluff, pic and moisturize my tresses with Half & Half Hydrating Silkening Hair Milk almost every morning along with a little water from my spray bottle and every other day adding some Seal It Up Hydrating Sealing Butter.

I finally achieved the stretched, fluffy fro I wanted! -I refused to post this until I did! lol! I’ve been getting compliments all day on how my hair looks and feels so soft and smells so good!

I recommend Aunt Jackie’s to all my naturalistas and curly girls out there! Especially the ones who have yet to find products that work for you and they smell AMAZING! For the guys with natural hair I highly suggest trying the Flaxseed Recipes Collection, it works well and the scent isn’t a tropical fruit bowl (which I LOVE), but instead it’s a pleasant neutral scent.

You guys tell me what you think about these styles, Aunt Jackie’s products and which styles I should try next! Leave a comment below, share this article and if you try Aunt Jackie’s Curls & Coils tag me in your pics @BlondiesLipstk! Also make sure you friend me on Facebook and subscribe to my youtube channel to watch all my latest videos!

 

**This review is not sponsored and I personally purchased these products.

Muah Lips

#GRWM: Night Out

#GRWM: Night Out

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For those who requested it, it’s long overdue but hey, better late than never! lol!

It’s my first Get Ready With Me & don’t worry, it won’t be my last!

So I was getting ready to go out & I love me some lashes when it’s time for me to hit these ATL streets! -or just when I wanna be Fabu *dramatic hair flip* lol! So I got the KISS True Volume Lashes in style “Posh” & Black Strip Lash Adhesive with Aloe. Now I’ve only been wearing lashes for a few months & I’ve only used white/clear glue so I was a little apprehensive -but it looked great! I barely needed any eyeliner!

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I loved my look & I loved my lashes!! They were so lightweight that I forgot I had them on! They also look natural so they’re great for everyday use! -which I love because I can’t wait to wear them again!

You can find these lashes for yourself for less than $4 at Walmart (yes, you read that right!)

I received the KISS True Volume Lashes and Black Strip Lash Adhesive with Aloe complimentary for testing purposes. All opinions are honest & my own.

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Muah Lips

Curls, Coils & Kinks: First Dominican Blow Out

Curls, Coils & Kinks: First Dominican Blow Out

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My first Dominican Blow Out

Now I know this isn’t a new trend but it’s new to me -being that it’s my first one- so Imma tell y’all about my experience. Plus I know a lot of naturals shy away from it because of how much heat has to be applied to the hair. The way I look at it, it’s the same as junk food: You can have that greasy fast food burger once in a while but everyday & you’re headed to an early grave. You can put heat to your natural hair periodically but everyday & you’re gonna burn it all off! Everything in moderation!



  


This straight hair is taking some getting use to but I’m loving it! But then again every time I straighten my hair I contemplate becoming a “straight natural”. Right now I just want the rain to stop so I can enjoy it!

Christmas Day my poor lil hair didn’t stand a chance against that humidity!

What styles did you guys rock for the holidays? & do you have any tips for me to help combat this humidity?!

Muah Lips

Handbag Heroes

Handbag Heroes

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Having a few beauty items in your handbag can help to keep you fresh throughout the day. If you’ve got a small bag then you’ll only want to carry the essentials around with you. If you’re unsure as to what key items to carry with you, consider these following products.

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Hand sanitizer

This is a practical item to have, especially during the winter months. It will keep your hands clean and germ free. It’s also handy for cleaning up any beauty bits. Bath and Body Works have some luscious mini sanitizers that come in a range of delicious scents, and they fit into your handbag too.

A powder compact

If you have oily skin, a powder compact is a must have. It will help to refresh your makeup and hide any oil coming through your base makeup. Try using a pressed product like Clinique Stay Matte Sheer Pressed Powder, which has a sponge for easy application.

A lipstick

If you want a quick update to your makeup look, applying lipstick will make a difference. It’s also ideal for changing up your makeup before after work drinks, or if you are heading out to dinner straight from work. Try YSL Volupte Sheer Candy, a glossy sheer color that’s highly wearable. Alternatively, opt for Sephora Luster Matte Lip Color for a long lasting lip shade.

Fragrance

A fragrance will keep you smelling great throughout the day. You don’t need to carry around a large bottle of perfume. Instead, use a rollerball or travel size version, such as Marc Jacobs Daisy Eau So Fresh Rollerball.

A nail file

Having a nail file in your bag will help during any nail breakage emergencies. Daimancel Mini Nail File is the perfect size to fit into any handbag.

A facial mist

If you have a spacious handbag, a facial mist makes a great addition. When the weather is hot and humid, using a facial mist will keep your skin feeling cool and fresh. First Aid Beauty Vitamin Hydrating Mist has an alcohol free formula, so it won’t dry your skin out. It will energize your complexion, and it can also be used to set your makeup. Evian Facial Spray is also a convenient facial mist to have, refreshing your skin from heat or dry air, as well as keeping your makeup looking fresh.

A hair brush

If you are going to get caught in the rain, wind, or even heat, a hair brush is a must have tool in your handbag. The Sephora Luxe Combo Travel Brush won’t take up much space in your bag, and it’ll smooth your hair in a minute.

A lip balm

If you’re suffering from a cold, or your skin becomes affected by the weather easily, a lip balm is the perfect solution. An effective balm will nourish, protect and soothe any dryness. The Fresh Sugar Lip Treatment is a great choice for any beauty lover.

Curls, Coils & Kinks: Protective Style Prep

Curls, Coils & Kinks: Protective Style Prep

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Protective Style Prep

Natural hair is awesome, but I don’t always feel like waking up 30mins early to take down a twist out or doctor up whatever style I smushed in my sleep! In comes protective styles: they make your hair hassle free or lower maintenance, protect your tresses from damage & switch up your look.

Some naturals don’t try do protective styles because they don’t like not being able to wash their hair for a longer period or time or they’re worried their curls won’t bounce back.

Here’s what I do to rejuvenate my hair after wearing a protective style & how I prepare it for another.


Comment below any tips you have for prepping your hair for a protective style!

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The Best Products for Healthy Hair

The Best Products for Healthy Hair

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Our hair is just one part of our body that gets pretty damaged. There are several reasons why our hair can become damaged so quickly, however, there are also a few solutions that can help us achieve glossy, healthy locks.

Whether you have short or long hair, finding the right products can be a real challenge. So, how do you know which products to use? Here’s our essential guide for discovering the best products for healthy hair.

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Our hair can become damaged by environmental factors, heat appliances, and a poor diet. So, to find the best products, we need to look for those that will address these factors.

Redken Extreme Anti-Snap

Redken’s miracle in a bottle product addresses all signs of hair damage. From weak hair to split ends, this leave in treatment helps to strengthen damaged hair while providing heat protection. Ceramide and proteins work to repair damaged strands while 18-MEA enhances shine. You can use this treatment on dry or damp hair, though it’s recommended to be used before styling. Simply, dispense a small amount from the pump bottle and apply evenly all over the hair.

Kerastase Resistance Ciment Thermique Resurfacing Reinforcing Milk

A heat protection must have, this creamy treatment is a heat activated milk that protects damaged hair. This hair product is best applied to damp hair before styling and instantly smooths to make styling easier. Helping to strengthen split ends, your locks will look shinier and healthier after use.

Living Proof No Frizz Nourishing Styling Cream

This anti-frizz cream is formulated without silicones or oils to condition the hair while aiding styling. As silicones and oils can weigh the hair down, this cream is super lightweight and avoids build up to give your hair a smooth, shiny, and healthy look (although personally I use organic oils for face sometimes too). You can use this cream before styling to ensure that your locks look tame and conditioned.

Macadamia Deep Repair Hair Masque

If you need intense hydration then this is the perfect product for you. Formulated to rebuild damaged hair, this rich hair treatment is used after shampooing. You can leave it to work its magic for up to half an hour to nourish and repair. After rinsing, style your hair as normal and you’ll have silky, shiny and bouncy locks.

Orofluido Elixir

While some oils can leave your hair feeling greasy, this incredible hair oil strengthens and adds shine. If you have dull, damaged hair, use this oil after styling to leave your hair looking glossy. With a vanilla scent, not only does this product smell dreamy, it also works to protect the hair from sun damage. Enriched with argan, linseed and cyperus oils, it’s lightweight and hydrating. It’s won many awards in the beauty sector which proves how popular this elixir is. Use in place of your normal shine or finishing spray.

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Curls, Coils & Kinks: Curlformer Set

Curls, Coils & Kinks: Curlformer Set

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Curlformer Set

I love wearing my hair in curls! I mean who doesn’t?! They’re just so playful & fun!

Well I’ve had these Curlformers for over a year & honestly when I do them it’s either hit or miss -usually because I take them out when they’re not fully dry. Check out my video below to see what happened this time



 

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