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15 Minute Instagram Challenge

15 Minute Instagram Challenge

Last week I had the opportunity to be a part of a Master’s Panel for my local chapter of the Rising Tide Society. Business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs were presented with the option to choose 15 minute time slots with different “Masters”. My area of […]

3 Niche reframes that will change your marketing

3 Niche reframes that will change your marketing

“Niching” at its best is a spiritual practice. Not bearded dude in an ashram kind of “spiritual,” but cultivating awareness in how we BE in the world kind of spiritual. Let’s start from the beginning… I’ve been reading Tad Hargrave’s The Niching Nest. The one […]

Biracial Baby Hair – Perfecting & protecting the curls

Biracial Baby Hair – Perfecting & protecting the curls

Biracial Baby’s Hair

For those of you who know my son, you know he has the most amazing spiral curls that everyone dreams of having. Yes, everyone. They are perfect and I will forever brag about them.

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These curls require some serious maintenance though or they go from gorgeous spirals to dry and frizzy pretty quickly. I admittedly do not do his hair every day, I’m lucky if we both get a bath twice a week so spending twenty minutes doing a 1 year old’s hair is not on my list of daily must-do’s. But, I am pretty proud of these curls when I do take the time.

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Before we get started here are my MUST HAVE products for protecting my mixed baby’s hair.
1. Just For Me Hair Milk Leave-In Detangler 10 oz

2. Just For Me Hair Milk Conditioner, Hydrate and Protect Leave In 10 oz

3. Just For Me Hair Milk Curl Smoother 8 Ounce (235ml)

The Just for Me product line is made for African-American children’s hair and it is a Godsend. I remember the first time I used the Curl Smoother, our entire live’s changed. Ok, that’s dramatic, but it did make a world of difference.

The texture of my biracial son’s hair is course and even a bit wiry. His curls are defined as corkscrews or coils. I find it important to mention this, because, it may have been naive of me, but I didn’t realize the variety of mixed hair types there were! What works for Zay’s hair type may not suit your needs.

1. Shampoo once a week with a dime size (or smaller) amount of shampoo of your choice. Just need to get him clean as quick as possible, and whatever does the trick works for me.
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2. Condition 1-2 times per week with a nickel size amount of Just for Me Conditioner. Now I put 1-2 times per week here because that’s how many baths we get a week. Don’t judge me, we get clean when we can. If he were to have more baths, I would probably condition at each one. It would just depend on how dry his hair was between baths.

3. Spray in Just for Me Detangler and comb out the knots with my fingers and a wet hair brush. This is my least favorite task for my biracial baby’s hair, but little man must have a tough scalp because he handles it really well. I do this while we are still in the bath and rinse his hair with water routinely to minimize the amount of product in his hair. He is still a baby after all, and doesn’t have that much hair, so a little bit of product goes a long way for us.
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4. This is where the magic happens, are you ready? While still in the bath and with very wet hair, I work a little less than a dime sized drop of Just for Me Curl Smoother through his hair. I make sure to get the top, back and sides even though his curls are mainly concentrated on the top of his head.
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Once his hair dries, it is beautiful. The curls spiral up tight and still have movement to them. The product can stiffen up his hair if I accidentally use too much, but this is why I use it while his hair is soaking wet.

On days in between baths when my mixed son’s hair needs a moisture boost, I will  use the tiniest drop of the Just for Me Curl Smoother throughout his hair. It works best if I dampen his hair a bit first using water in my hand. No need to dump him under a faucet for this, a hint of moisture to cling to is all that is needed.

After all of this, we end up with award-winning curls that are moisturized and soft. No really, we won one of eight water color silhouettes by Dapper and Darling for these locks, and you should absolutely check out their shop for a silhouette of your own.

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Social Media Etiquette

Social Media Etiquette

A SOCIAL MEDIA ETIQUETTE QUESTION WAS ASKED… A super smart friend of mine, just posted this question to her Facebook profile and tagged me (along with several other social media professionals) [side note: the Facebook Plugin was unkind and didn’t let me embed the post, […]

You can have a career, a side job and a personal life and still be a good mom, I think.

You can have a career, a side job and a personal life and still be a good mom, I think.

I’ve been trying to write this post for weeks, long before I joined the Blog Hop on the topic. I can’t seem to get the words out with any sort of meaning behind them. I want to say I’m a working mom and proud. I […]

DIY Super Hero Birthday Party

DIY Super Hero Birthday Party

DIY Super Hero Birthday Party

Little man turned one! And to celebrate we had a DIY Super Hero Birthday Party that turned out amazingly. We had a bounce house and a hot dog cart, capes, a photo booth complete with super hero photo booth props, and the biggest hit of the day: a Punch for a Prize game board.

DIY Super hero birthday party

This party was a good combination of DIY and store bought. I went a little above and beyond financially because it was my son’s first, but the DIY elements helped bring the cost down.

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Automate your website: 5 Ways

Automate your website: 5 Ways

5 Ways to Automate Your Website A website can be a really useful tool for your business. You can use it to sell your products, build your community and increase your credibility by sharing valuable information. You can even automate your website, so it can […]

Flying with a baby – Part 2

Flying with a baby – Part 2

Flying with a baby – Part 2

Several months ago I gave you all a few tips on flying with an infant in lap and after a couple more flights, now with a toddler rather than a newborn, I’m back to expand on them.

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In case you forgot, I recommended that you should forego the stroller / car seat, take help from anyone who offers (or even who doesn’t!), and sit in the aisle seat, among others. Since then, little Z and I have flown a few more times, and he’s become a lot more mobile, so I’ve got a couple more tips to share for flying with a baby (who’s mobile!)

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How to get started once you have a great product idea

How to get started once you have a great product idea

If you have a product idea that you would like to take to market, you can get started by creating a prototype and testing it with your potential customers. Showing the product to friends and family might be fun, but in the end, your customers will be […]