6 Steps To Seeing Longer Natural Hair

Let me first start off by admitting something to you. When I first started my natural hair journey,  I was so excited to see other naturalistas out there with long natural hair and I just couldn’t wait to get to that point. I was constantly checking my hair length hoping to see some serious growth. When my hair wasn’t growing as fast as many of the natural hair women I watched on Youtube ,I was getting down on myself and thought that it wasn’t in the cards for my hair to grow. RoyalTeeZone Natural Hair

It wasn’t until I decided to stop focusing on the length aspect of my hair and started focusing on the beauty of my own hair and getting to know my hair type and texture. What products my hair likes and what I need to do to maintain the health of my hair, which in turn would lead to growth.

I also started doing more protective styles. One my go to protective style methods is wearing wigs.  I protect my edges by keeping them moisturized while wearing wigs. There are so many types and styles to choose from. Oh,  and let me tell you, on days I don’t have time, having one of my sexy wigs at my disposal, is a life saver. Why? My hair type which is 4b/4c is very delicate and I need to be gentle and caring with my hair  to avoid excessive breakage, split ends, and damage. So on days I’m in a rush…..you get the point.

Speaking of NOT TO DO! You know there should be the number one “DO NOT DO” in the natural hair journey hair book. That number one rule is Don’t Compare Your Hair To Other Naturals. Every person is different and so is the natural hair journey for each individual.  It’s certainly ok to get ideas, tips and tricks from others in natural hair community. We all do it. That’s what makes our community wonderful and has helped so many naturals achieve the health and manageability they desire.

Just know that at the end of the day what might work for other natural haired girls with your textured hair, doesn’t mean that it’s going to work for you.

So here are Six Steps For You To See Longer Natural Hair:

1. Stop focusing on length and focus on health. Do a length check every 3 to 4 months if you’re really going to focus on the length of your hair.

 

2. Know and understand your hair type.

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  • What products works best in your hair
  • Sticking with what works for you, instead of being a product junkie.

 

3. Depending on your hair type it might be best to wear protective styles instead of constantly wearing your hair out. The natural elements like the sun or the humidity can cause your hair to break or split and become extremely dry.

 

4. Moisturize, Moisturize, Moisturize. Can’t emphasize this enough. ( A spray bottle with water works wonders)

 

 

5. Massage your scalp. This helps to get the blood flow and scalp circulation going which in turn can help in aiding in hair growth.

 

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Silky Shea Butter Souffle

My Homemade Silky Shea Butter Souffle for 4b/4c type hair

 

6. Depending on your texture and thickness of your hair, make sure your doing a deep conditioner either every other week or once a month.  If your an active person that enjoys outdoor activities and working out like me….doing a deep conditioner every other week is very helpful.

 

 

Finally realize that our hair takes a long time to grow.There are MANY naturals that cannot retain 100% of their growth. . There are a small proportion of women who can keep all their growth but I feel that it is more reasonable to expect between 3-5 inches per year with a regular trimming or dusting routine. If your hair is susceptible to split ends, then cutting them off will impact retention but provided at the end of 6 months to a year you’ve  kept some length, do not be disheartened. 

I hope this helps and please share with me in the comments below your thoughts and perhaps some tips and advice for the rest of us within the curlfriend community!  XoXo – Tee

 

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Product Review: Carol’s Daughter – ‘Hair Milk’- Refresher Spray

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Hey Curlfriends,

During those hot summer months Summertime Moisture is SO important in maintaining healthy natural hair. I found this product by Carol’s Daughter that I’ve been using for a little over a month and it’s been a great help.  Have you used this before if so. Leave a comment on the video and share your thoughts with the rest of the curlfriends.

Watch and Share. If you’ve used this before leave a comment on the video and share your experience with the rest of our curlfriends.

 

3 Steps To Clearer Skin ( Get Rid Of Discoloration)

3 Steps to Clearer Skin

Hyper-pigmenation has always been an issue with my skin.  If I have a breakout, even a small blemish, it can become a scar.  Hyper-pigmentation can be created very quickly and then take what seems like forever to get rid of.  The more melanin in your skin, the darker the pigmentation can appear and be very frustrating to deal with.

I’ve been getting many compliments on my skin and how clear and healthy my face has looked. You know your face looks pretty awesome without make up when people you know say something like ” Wow, your skin looks really good…..and your not wearing any make up?” LOL!

So many women and men have asked me what I use to get my skin to look so healthy and refreshed. I tell them, I use homemade all natural products I make myself.

Below is an all natural DIY  face wash, toner, and moisturizer, that I’ve been using for several months with AMAZING results. My pores are small, my skin is bright and I kicked the discoloration monster right in the butt.

I want to share this DIY recipe that worked for me, with you.

Step 1

Cleanser:

Sea Salt/Yogurt Cleanser

  • 2 Teaspoons of Sea Salt
  • 1 Tablespoon of  Plain Greek Yogurt
  • 1 Tablespoon of  Raw Honey

Directions:
Mix all the ingredients together in a small bowl. Soak a cotton ball into the mixture and apply the mixture to face using upward clockwise circular motions. Remove with warm water. Repeat if necessary until face is clean.

Note: This mixture will not keep, so it should be used immediately.

Step 2

Chamomile Lemon Facial Toner

Chamomile Lemon Facial Toner

Toner:

Chamomile Lemon Facial Toner

(6oz.)1 Chamomile Tea Bag Brewed and Cooled 

(2 tbsp) Lemon Juice

2 tsp Vegetable Glycerin

Directions:

Mix all the ingredients together and put into a small bottle or container w/lid

Apply the toner all over your face using a cotton ball.

Great for tightening pores and evening out skin tone.

Note: Refrigerate. This toner will last up to 4 weeks.

Step 3

Moisturizer:

Jojoba/Lemongrass Moisturizer

Jojoba Oil – small amount

1 Drop of Lemongrass Essential Oil

Note: This moisturizer is great for brightening, toning, and is great for acne and normal skin. 

Side Notes:

- During the summer months I would suggest substituting the Jojoba Oil with whatever moisturizer you use during the summer months. Or just replace it with your sunblock.

My Skin Type: Combination Skin (type can be dry or normal in some areas and oily in others, such as the T-zone (nose, forehead, and chin). Many people have combination skin, which may benefit from slightly different types of skin care in different areas. Combination skin can produce: Overly dilated pores

My Freshly Washed/Toned/Mosturized Face ( No-Makeup- No Filter)

Coconut Deep Conditioner (for Protein Sensitive Hair)

Coconut Deep Conditioner

Ever try using a protein rich conditioner, but instead of your hair feeling stronger and moisturized, it feels brittle, a bit dry,  or easily breaks. Most likely your hair is a protein sensitive.

This Coconut Deep Conditioner is great for protein sensitive hair. It can also used for Bananas and Coconut Milk have low amounts of protein and they are great for adding moisture and shine.

Now some naturals that are protein sensitive enjoy using this treatment, but everyone’s hair is different. I would suggest testing a small patch on your hair to see how this  conditioner works in your hair.

I’ve used this coconut deep conditioner in my hair several times and my hair is left moisturized and  shiny.

Ingredients:

1 Banana

1/2 can Coconut Milk

1 cup Aloe Vera Juice

2 Tbsp  Olive Oil

1 Tbsp Argan Oil (Optional)

Directions:

Mix all the ingredients in a microwave safe dish. Heat to just warm. On wet hair apply the mixture covering all your strands.  Leave on for 30-40 minutes.  Then rinse.

****If your hair is sensitive to coconut milk or oil then replace the coconut milk with goat milk. Goat Milk contains natural Lactic Acid, which also contributes to a stabilized, gentle PH level. The PH levels of goat milk may promote healthy hair,  by enabling the composition of proteins that penetrates the scalp and  soothes the follicle. Long-term application may significantly improve hair softness and moisture. 

Give it a try and in the comment section below give this conditioner a rate and review

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What Happens To Bullies When They Grow Up

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Bullying is something that just continues to thrive and it’s utterly disturbing to me.

To all those BULLY’S – Treating others with respect is a good thing and the RIGHT thing to do. Just because you have low self esteem issues with life and within yourself, doesn’t give you the right to tease, bully, hurt, ridicule, anyone just because their not pretty, or are fat, or are a nerd, or just different. They are who they are inside and out.

This is What Happens To Bullies When They Grow UP

Shoutout to Karma!!

 

 

*** For those that have been bullied STAY STRONG, and know your future will be bright. The best advice I can give to those that are being bullied is NEVER BE AFRAID TO TELL ON A BULLY. Tell your parents, tell a teacher, or tell the authorities. YOU aren’t doing anything wrong by doing so. As a matter of fact, you’re changing the course of how positive your life will become, and you’d be helping all those getting bullied by that individual or individuals****

YO MAMA JOKES CONTEST (IT’S ON!!!)

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I’ve been on a very popular social media app called KEEK. It’s an app where you can create video content up to :36 seconds. Celebrities such as Demi Lovato, Keegan Allen, The Kardashians, famous Pop and R&B singer Lionel Richie’s daughters Sophia and Nicole Richie, and even popular YouTubers such as The Janoskians, have been using the app on an almost daily basis.

My followers and subscribers on Keek have been growing. It’s basically a relationship that goes like this…..

I  make funny ass videos and sometimes, not so funny ass videos, they laugh at me, share it with their friends, they laugh at me, and I LOVE them all for it. I recently decided to have a contest on KEEK, to bring a little more exposure to those KEEKERS and other Social Media folks.

The contest is called “TELL ME A FUNNY JOKE” Contest.  The a member of the Keek staff liked my idea and the prizes that I am giving away to two winner and they told me that they would feature the winners on the popular page of their site and app. This would make the winners entry available for everyone on Keek to see bringing them a ton of exposure.

Only 2 days left…..tomorrow is the last day to enter my “TELL ME A FUNNY JOKE” Contest.  CONTEST ENDS at the end of the day Monday MARCH 3rd. So if you want to get involved then , hurry the hell up and get your ass involved.

I won’t go into the long explanation of how to enter and the 3 awesome prizes the winners will get because I made a funny and quick video explaining all that below.

ENTERING IS SIMPLE AS HELL…..
1. Create a Keek Account -http://www.keek.com
2. Upload a video to your account TELLING ME YOUR FUNNY ASS JOKE in 36 seconds or LESS.( It could be a YO MOMMA JOKE, or a WHAT DO YOU CALL….or whatever the hell you want.)
3. In the Description put #RoyalTeeZoneGiveaway
4. Make sure you are both FOLLOWING AND SUBSCRIBED TO ME..

That’s it.

Two Winners Will Get:
A. A SHOUT OUT on my KEEK CHANNEL -http://www.keek.com/royalte…
and my FB Fan Page - http://facebook.com/royalte…
B. A $10 iTunes Gift Card
C. Their Entry Entered on The POPULAR PAGE ( which is where the ENTIRE KEEK COMMUNITY WILL SEE YOUR CHANNEL…(CRAZY EXPOSURE)

Here’s the link to the video on KEEK about the CONTEST;
KEEK CONTEST!! - http://www.keek.com/!ulRIdab

CONTEST ENDS MARCH 3rd SO HURRY THE HELL UP AND GET IN MUTHAFUCKAAAAAS!

 

 

Benefits of Using Goat Milk in the Hair

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Goat Milk is a great an amazing source of calcium, protein, phosphorous, vitamin B2 and potassium .Compared to cow’s milk, it’s lower in fat. It has a high absorption of minerals like iron and copper and its usefulness in alleviating a number of health issues.

So why is goat milk good for the hair? Goat milk is a great product to help combat dry damaged hair.

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So below are the benefits of Goat Milk  in the Hair:

  • Leaves hair soft and Manageable
  • Repairs Damaged Hair
  • Good for dry scalp and helps with dandruff
  • Leaves your scalp healthy and helps in preventing dryness

How I’ve Use Goat Milk For My 4b/4c Hair

You can find goat milk at your supermarket or Whole Foods. If you can’t find it in liquid form you can certainly look for the powdered version as well.

I’ve been adding  Goat milk to my conditioner treatments, my deep conditioner treatments, and I have a small bottle I keep in the refrigerator of 1 part goat milk to 3 parts water. Once, sometimes twice a week, I’ll use my goat milk water mixture as my moisturizer, followed by my leave in conditioner, sealing it with coconut oil.

You can  add this to your  shampoos as well. Goat milk is certainly good for your skin as well so you can add it to  your shea  or cocoa butter preparations for hair and skin too.

Results After Adding Goat Milk To My Regimen:

My hair feels softer than usual. I feel it helps in keeping moisture in my hair longer. I could go a full day of wearing my twist out and by the end of the day, my hair still feels soft and moisturized. That’s not the case of heavy workout at the gym days.

Definitely less breakage and shedding. Feels stronger and looks so much shinier.

I will be keeping Goat Milk in my hair regimen. I’m going to be mixing goat milk into my shea butter that I use on my body and after a month or so I’ll let you know the results I find of using this on my skin.

If you’ve used goat milk before for either hair or skin or both. Please share your experience in the comments below!