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Privileged Hair Extensions First Impressions and Review

Privileged Hair Extensions

Aaaaaaaaaaaand I’m back like I never left! Y’all have no idea how much I’ve missed blogging. Of all the things that I do (photography, vlogging, social media management), writing has always been my number one passion. Over the years, it’s kind of fallen by the wayside, because blogging has become less and less popular. However, I think it’s a great way for me to share all that I have going on in my life. Unless y’all don’t care lol. If that’s the case, just let a sistah know that she’s wasting her precious lil time *cries in unicorn tears*.

Anydoodle, for my first post back, I thought I’d drop some hair extension goodness from Privileged Hair Extensions. The company reached out to me a few weeks about reviewing their hair extensions. Boy oh boy was I lucky! This hair is everything and then some! Has me walking around feeling myself like …

When I say that this hair is life-giving. I truly mean it. The luster is absolutely magical. It sits right between Low and Medium, so it blends in beautifully with my own hair. Well, it blends as best it can . . . since my natural hair is as disrespectful as it gets! Just . . .

I did record a couple of videos that go into more detail about why I think this hair is so awesome. If you missed them, swing by my YouTube channel to check them out! The specifications for those interested are: 16-17inch, Low-Medium Luster, 9.5 ounces. And for those that need further persuading, here’s some more eye candy.

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Thus far, I’m really loving this hair from Privileged Hair Extensions. I’ll be back with a 6 – 8 week update!

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New Hair for the Winter

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It’s been a while since I last wore my 24-inch hair extensions (and by “a while”, I do mean a few weeks). But with winter just around the corner, I figured this was the perfect time to bring them back out and get my Beyonce on!

So here are a few pics from earlier today, after I curled my hair with a 1-inch curling iron. Enjoy!

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Hair company: www.arjuni.com
Lengths: 14 – 24 inches
Luster: Low and Medium
Ounces: 12

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Five Signs That It’s Time to Uninstall Your Hair Extensions

Ladies, we’ve all been guilty of keeping hair extensions in for too long. Well, I know I have!

There were times when my hair extensions were hanging on to nothing more than a prayer and a dream. And I was absolutely shameless! You couldn’t tell me anything! Then one faithful day, I realized that I was losing my hair!

Uh-Uh. Something had to give. And it certainly wasn’t going to be any more of my hair! I soon discovered (the hard way) that I was keeping my hair extensions installed for far too long. I needed to transition into better weave-wearing practices.

So after months of trial and error, I came up with a list of tell-tale signs that will help us all determine when it’s time to just…let…go.

Let’s get started!

1. Unruly New Growth. If your new growth has caused your hair extensions to “grow” from 12 to 20 inches, I think it’s time to uninstall. New growth is great. But after being tucked away for so long, it will start to wrap around itself and cause irreparable damage.

2. Unpleasant Odor. If you’ve ever worn hair extensions, you already know the smell! The one that shampoo and conditioner can’t mask. Yea, that one. Let’s keep it real! Nobody wants to smell that. So if you ever notice an unpleasant order originating from above your neck, I’d recommend uninstalling and giving your natural hair a good wash down.

3. Tracks Hanging On For Dear Life. Bobby pins can only do so much people! If there’s ever a point where you have 50+ bobby pins holding up 2.2 tracks, it’s time to let it go! Just uninstall.

4. Permanent Ponytail. Hair extensions are not cheap. And I don’t know about you all, but I don’t buy them to keep them trapped in a permanent ponytail. If you find that your tresses have lost their lust for life, go ahead and put them out of their misery. They shouldn’t have to live like that and neither should you!

5. Shedding. If you’re leaving behind more hair than a cancerous kitten, the only thing left to do is uninstall. Seriously. There is no bigger crime in life than leaving behind trails of hair everywhere! Uninstall. Trust me, the remote, the kitchen sink, the mattress and the children will thank you!

 

And that’s it! These five simple tips will save us all from unnecessary headaches and hair loss. And I’m sure there are even more helpful tips! If you think of any others, please feel free to leave them in a comment down below!

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I’m Back to My Long Hair Don’t Care Situation

Anyone who has been around me for more than one day, knows that I like to change my hair up quite a bit (Sometimes twice in one day. But who’s going to check me, boo?).

I’ve rocked the short cut for longer than I’m comfortable mentioning, so it was definitely time for a change! *Whips out Arjuni hair stash*. Why hello there!

Here are a few pics of my latest “do”, for your viewing pleasure (Please be warned that I did NOT bring out any leave out because I am, in fact, a lazy bum…but again…who’s going to check me, boo?!):

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Hair Specs:

www.arjuni.com
Pattern: Wavy C  (styled with curling wand)
Luster: Low
Inches: 14 – 20
Ounces: 8

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Chopped Off All My Hair And…I’m Loving It!

I finally did it guys! I cut off all of my hair. Do I regret it? Nope (At least not yet!). It’s made my life ten times easier and the short hair actually fits my face perfectly. Check out these pics and let me know what you think.

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Thus far, taking care of my new hairstyle has been a breeze thanks to these Shea Moisture products found here.

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Shea Moisture’s “Yucca & Baobab” + “Yucca & Plantain” [Product Review]

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A friend of mine, who is VERY familiar with the #naturalhairstruggle that is my life, suggested that I try Shea Moisture’s “Yucca & Baobab” products out on my hair.

I’m purposely leaving out the part of the story where I told her that I was stalking one of her friends who has a BEAUTIFULLY full head of natural kinks, which she wears in this GLORIOUS afro. Seriously, amazing!

Yes, I’m going to leave that part out, because I’m kind of obsessed with her hair and if I go into any more detail, I’ll sound like a crazy(ier) pants.

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After reading about these Shea Moisture products, I immediately ran out to the nearest Target to grab them off of the shelf. Best. Decision. Ever! 

Here is what I ended up purchasing:

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Yucca & Baobab ~ Anti-Breakage Masque

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Yucca & Plantain ~ Anti-Breakage Strengthening Conditioner

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Yucca & Baobab ~ Thickening Shampoo

First things first, this stuff smells AMAZING! It’s like nostril heaven and I fell in love after the first (second and third) whiff! Whether these products worked or not, the smell was enough to keep me going back for more. Fortunately, for me (and my wallet) they did work!

Each one does a really great job of moisturizing and softening my hair. Although, the conditioner is not a leave-in product, I typically leave it in my hair until the next wash.

Whenever I use these products, I wake up with well-mannered tresses and even some slicked down baby hair action. Seriously. I’m in love. But don’t take my word for it, pick up a bottle and give it a try for yourself!

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Fun at the USC V. Colorado Homecoming Game

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Fight on Trojans! Yesterday, I attended USC’s homecoming game with a few old coworkers/friends. I can sum up the way the game went in just a few words: 21 to 0 in the FIRST quarter! USC was not playing yesterday. They showed up and kicked some Buffalo butt!

I checked out of the game by the 2nd quarter (I missed the tailgating fun, so I was sober as an AA member), but I still had a good time! Check out all of the photos from the event below:

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Chucking up the dueces!
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I saw this scarf at H&M and I just HAD to purchase it for the game! I ended up changing this outfit because it was hot as the devil’s admit outside!

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The Perfect Short Hairstyle For Summertime Dates

Summer, summer, summertime!

Yes! Summertime is here! You KNOW what that means, right? It’s time to cut down those tresses and try on something short and sassy. If you’re a commitment-phobe like me and you can’t imagine cutting your natural hair, invest in some hair extensions and let your imagination run wild!

This short hairstyle is really new for me. I usually wear my hair long (My hair = my hair extensions. For all the hair police out there, before you even open your mouth, I see you.). However,  this LA heat makes it almost impossible to wear any hair length that’s past my ear lobes! Lord knows that i’m not going to sit myself across from some FINE gentleman and start sweating like a southern farm animal. No ma’am. So this will be my go-to hairstyle until it starts to cool down a bit. It’s super versatile. I can wear it straight, curly, wavy, wild and free. You name it! This summer won’t know what hit it!

If you’d like to try this look out without hair extensions, say a little prayer and visit your local hair salon. If you’re interested in recreating this look with hair extensions, check out some of the following sites :

www.arjuni.com
www.extensions-plus.com
www.indiquehair.com
www.thevirginhairfantasy.com
www.greatlengths.com
www.heatfreehair.com

You’re welcome 😉