Visit my travel blog to see where I have been and where I am going in the future! http://www.sistavoyage.com I have finally perfected my wash-n-go technique after so many years of being natural! To those of you who are uncertain about this style or who've given up trying after being disappointed in the past, try the simple and quick tips mentioned in this video. I think you will like the results :)
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Hi Everyone!!! I hope you all enjoy and find my regimen useful.
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This style is one of the reasons why I went back to the relaxer after being natural for over 6 years. I love roller sets and roller wraps...what about you?
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My travel blog: http://www.sistavoyage.com Song in this video is called 'It's Cool' from Adobe Premiere Elements 9 Watch my video of me going from natural to relaxed hair to natural to relaxed and back to natuaral again...for good this time
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Hiya Good People! This video is a continuation of my hair regimen series where I discuss then demonstrate how I wash and condition my hair. To see Part One of My Hair Care Regimen: Prepooing and Hair Treatments, click here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=twFSWFt57tk
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See my followup video that answers some of the persistent questions I was asked due in this video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=axOlAIGHblw Hiya Good People!!! In this video, I get straight to the point, no music and no frills because: I am so proud to announce I have officially reached waist length after 4 years of being natural!!! Circumstances I believe contributed to it's length: -Eating less processed foods, increasing intake of raw vegetables, drinking more water, drinking green smoothies/juices, decreasing intake of animal products, eating more healthy fats, Bee Pollen -Exercising- I am so hyper! -Low maintenance styles, low hair manipulation -Staying consistent with the hair products that work for my hair and curbing 'product junkyism' Circumstances I don't believe contributed to hair growth: -Strictly genetics: I am the only one in my family with waist length hair. I do believe genetics play a role in everything about you, but I don't believe it's solely responsible for hair growth -Vitamins- Many vitamins (prescribed and non-prescribed) are not as concentrated as they initially appear. For example, just because the label says '1,250mg of calcium' doesn't mean you will get that amount. Read this: 'Amount of calcium Elemental calcium is key because it's the actual amount of calcium in the supplement. It's what your body absorbs for bone growth and other health benefits. The Supplement Facts label on calcium supplements is helpful in determining how much calcium is in one serving. As an example, calcium carbonate is 40 percent elemental calcium, so 1,250 milligrams (mg) of calcium carbonate contains 500 mg of elemental calcium. Be sure to note the serving size (number of tablets) when determining how much calcium is in one serving. ' -mayoclinic.com -Products promising hair growth
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at any length! Sometimes, the best styles you create are the ones you try not to create. This is exactly what happened when I was twirling my hair around my finger one day and voila, a finger coil! I had comb coils once done professionally about 3 months after my big chop. I thought coils were reserved for those with shorter lengths of hair, but I was oh so wrong. Watch this video on my technique and I hope you try it and are successful with the results! Style Stats: -Hair was not freshly washed or conditioned before completing this style. -Products used: My herbal tea mix (see this tutorial to make your own: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BKregSL5QxU), Let's Jam Custard, Goody Ouchless bands -Time to complete: 1 hour 15 minutes (remember, this was my first time creating this style) -Drying method: Air -Length stay of style: 3 days (see time to complete as to why) Don't forget to visit my travel blog: http://www.sistavoyage.com
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Read about my 'jump off' (ha ha) in Roatan, Honduras via my travel blog's link: http://www.sistavoyage.com/?p=2499
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A Sis was at home with some scissors one day...
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Don't forget to visit my travel blog! http://www.sistavoyage.com I use a product called Natural Colors Henna (in black) to dye my hair. You can purchase the product from here: http://www.treasuredlocks.com/henna-hair-color-gray-hair-coverage.html I became interested in it once I saw its rave reviews online. After trying it on my hair, I will continue to use it for both the color and the conditioning from the henna. I honestly couldn't believe how soft it made my hair feel. The ingredients are as follows: Pure Henna, Amla, Citric Acid, Bhringaraj, p-phenylene diamine
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Hi everyone! I finally got the blowdrying with a paddle brush technique down to perfection and now I want to share it with you.
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Visit my travel blog for more of my international travel experiences!!! http://www.sistavoyage.com On the smooth jazz cruise, you are surrounded by wonderful music and several other activities at the same time. I guess my time got away from me while doing other things and I missed Peter White perform in a more intimate setting vs the big concert stage on the cruise. I was a bit deflated, but then he surprised me with something I was TOTALLY not expecting... I t
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Follow me on: Instagram: sistavoyage Facebook: ChakaKhanian Hi everyone! If you're like me, you get tired of people telling you what you should or must do with your hair. When you're relaxed, you hear a ton of myths that you must heed to prevent hair loss. This video aims to debunk those myths that you have heard or still hear to this day. I hope you enjoy and as usual, comment, rate and subscribe!
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Hiya Good People! Remember Alberto VO5 Hot Oil Treatments, lol? Anyway, if you are like me, you have an love/hate issue with hair oils. Despite some of their claims to revitalize the hair, you are left with hair that's stiff and oily, but don't despair! Use those hair oils you hate/kinda like/like/love to their advantage as hot oil treatments.
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My travel blog: http://www.sistavoyage.com The two strand twist hairstyle seems to be a 'rite of passage' for many naturals. It's considered a 'go to' style because it can be created on almost any hair length and it can serve several purposes for a variety of occasions. In this tutorial, I will show you how I two strand twist my hair and who knows, maybe you'll find it helpful and implement my technique for this style. :) Styling aid used: http://www.myhoneychild.com - whipped soy hair jelly is the product As stated in my video, here's the tutorial on the herbal tea mixture I use on my hair for dampening purposes: http://youtu.be/BKregSL5QxU Check out my travel blog http://www.sistavoyage.com/
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Hiya Good People! I wanted to share with you all how I maintain my long, relaxed hair. I hope you see something that you can use for your hair, whether your are relaxed, transitioning or natural. Interestingly enough, most of these tips were used when I was natural.
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Months post relaxer- 3 Products used: Silky Milk Setting Lotion (purchased from www.paynesbeautysupply.com ) Silky Milk was diluted a bit more with water in a spray bottle Silk Elements MegaSilk Heat Protectant- Despite the hair drying process being a source of indirect heat, I still take precautions to prevent heat damage by using this product prior to rolling my hair.
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To learn more about the products mentioned and how to purchase them if you're interested, check out these descriptions and links: Hair Treatments (2) 1.) Curl Junkie's Repair Me! Reconstructive Treatment Ingredients: Ingredients: Water, Cetearyl Alcohol, Behentrimonium Methosulfate, Hydrolyzed Keratin Protein, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Panthenol, Keratin Amino Acids, Hydrolyzed Yeast, Glyceryl Stearate, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Glycol Stearate, Prunus Armeniaca (Apricot) Kernel Oil, Cetyl Alcohol, PEG-100 Stearate, Tocopherol Acetate, Citric Acid, Disodium EDTA, Fragrance, Propylene Glycol, Diazolidinyl Urea, Iodopropynyl Butylcarbamate. Interested? Purchase here: http://www.curljunkie.com/Repair-Me-p/rphrt29.htm 2.) Cassia: Cassia obovata is a plant with a golden-yellow dye molecule Cassia Obovata makes your hair shiny, healthy and strong. Cassia will make bleached, damaged blond hair thick and silky. Cassia will restore youthful golden color to dull or graying blond hair. Interested? You can purchase here: http://www.mehandi.com/shop/cassiaobovatabuy.html Pre-Poos 3.) Coconut Oil Read about its benefits at this link: http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2012/04/18/coconut-oil-improve-hair-health.aspx It can be purchased at local grocery stores. 4.) ORS Olive Oil Replenishing Pack Ingredients: Water Aqua, Soybean Oil Glycine Soja, Glycerine, Olive Oil Olea Europaea, Hydrolyzed Collagen , Quaternium-80 , DMDM Hydantoin, Amino Silk Acid, Dimethicone Copolyol, Orange Oil Citrus Aupantium Dulcis, D'Limonene , Panthenol Vitamin B5, Dimethicone , EDTA, Chamomile Extract Anthemis Nobilis, Sage Extract Salvia Officinalis, Nettle Extract Urtica Dioica, Rosemary Extract Rosmarinus Officinalis , Aloe Vera Gel Aloe Barbedensis , Yarrow Extract Achilea Millefolium, Kiwi Extract Actinidia Chinensis, Polyquaternium-37, Trideceth-7, Triethanolamine, Hydrolyzed Glycosaminoglycans, Methylchlorosothiazolinone , Methylchlorothiazolinone, Yellow No. 6 CI 15985, Yellow No. 5 CI 19140 Can be purchased where Black hair care products are sold
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Hi everyone! Yes, yes, I am back in Honduras. I want to show you all a few things during this time, so in this video, come walk with me down a busy street to a pharmacy and to the grocery store to get a few items. Sounds boring, but it was an adventure just simply walking and crossing the street, lol! Check me out on Instagram @sistavoyage
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Follow me: sistavoyage on Instagram ChakaKhanian on Facebook Hello everyone! As you all know I LUBS me some curls, but I must admit, sometimes I want the easy way out rather than blow drying, flat ironing then curling my hair. Also, while I love the roller set look, the process is time consuming and sometimes doesn't yield the results expected. Using the Simply Straight brush along with jumbo flexi rods is a bit more convenient for me. I am sharing my technique with you all and I hope you enjoy!
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Don't forget to check out my travel blog! http://www.sistavoyage.com *Please note, this video is 22 minutes long. I had a lot to say because you all asked a lot of questions in the original video!* This the second followup video of my 'Waist Length after 4 Years Natural Video' and in it, I speak about some of the typical life giving/nourishing foods I eat on a daily basis. I also answer your questions about Bee Pollen in this video, as requested. I purchase the bee pollen from Whole Foods. Original video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xn-9uFv12f4
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**Links to my favorite relaxation songs. I LOVE MUSIC!** Hiya Good People!!! You must take out time to relax as you navigate this life. While it may look like you don't have time to do so, you have to carve out that time. It is one way to show you appreciate YOU! Shade of Blue- Incognito https://youtu.be/T8RCoSgLcv8 Better Days- Dianne Reeves https://youtu.be/dlFj9iCnaIE Deep Waters- Incognito https://youtu.be/H5hcU8OhoQg Bliss- Cindy Bradley https://youtu.be/yZPTwKVlAXY U Send Me Swingin'- Mint Condition https://youtu.be/Jca1mxwD_HA Night- Corinne Bailey Rae https://youtu.be/wkJ0QykFREs Reasons- Faith Evans https://youtu.be/rHZWCdzpDZI Key to You- David Benoit https://youtu.be/SJNO6ZjwS58 Your Smile- Angela Winbush https://youtu.be/Ccz32iPAKKU Escape- Brian Culbertson https://youtu.be/znDi3fia8OM Nia- Pete Belasco https://youtu.be/9tEnmHybESE You Don't Have to Cry- Rene and Angela https://youtu.be/tYc5hjBjuhE Piano in the Dark- Brenda Russell https://youtu.be/H7u5GtSIC5k
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Follow me on: Instagram: sistavoyage Facebook: ChakaKhanian Some of you have asked for this video, so here it is! This video contains more detail of how I self relax. I am 4.5 months post here. I use a NO-LYE relaxer (Calcium Hydroxide). I show segments of my relaxer application in this video vs the entire process. It starts at 4:47
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Follow me on Facebook - ChakaKhanian Instagram @sistavoyage Hi Everyone! Check out this quick video on a super easy, convenient and lovely hairstyle. Roller set curls are timeless and super feminine. Previously, I had a difficult time maintaining this style day after day because I didn't know how to prepare it for bed, but now I do and will show you in this video. Please note: This style lasted for 5 days which is pretty good for me and the way I sleep! :)
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Be sure to visit my travel blog to see where I've been and where I am going! http://www.sistavoyage.com I betcha never seen anything like this before (hee hee). Watch what this 7lb, sweetie pie/naughty Yorkshire Terrier can do in the midst of seeing her favorite grub.
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Visit my travel blog- www.sistavoyage.com Please Note: This is video doesn't show all of what I did during my time in Paris. To get a more in depth reviews of my experience, visit my travel blog (link above). Let me take your hand and let's street walk in Paris, France together. In this video, you will see: Paris's Metro Joan of Arc Statue Hotel du Louvre The Louvre Pyramid on the near the entrance of the Louvre Museum Montmartre/Sacre Coeur View of Paris from Sacre Coeur Little Africa L' Epi Boulangerie/Bakery The Eiffel Tower Market Rue de la Huchette- street with the best restaurants in Paris
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My travel blog: http://www.sistavoyage.com Ahhh! Here is a part one of the video of my second year on the smooth jazz cruise with Holland America's Westerdam ship. I went January 15-22,2012 and as soon as I disembarked, another anxious group of smooth jazz lovers took my place. Here is more information for 2012: http://www.thesmoothjazzcruise.com/2012 Next year 2013: http://www.thesmoothjazzcruise.com/2013/Lineup
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Ultimately, it's your decision and you shouldn't be persuaded by anyone to stay natural or stay relaxed. Lately, I've thought of relaxing my hair, but the thought of spending more money and time and dealing with stylists/beauticians helped me remain natural.
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Follow me on: Instagram: sistavoyage Facebook: ChakaKhanian Hey everyone! Before I relax my hair, I follow some pre relaxer hair care techniques to minimize any damage the relaxer my cause to my scalp and hair strands. In this video, I am 4.5 months post relaxer. Check out my self relaxing tutorial here: https://youtu.be/oUUh-zkuhZY
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My travel blog: http://www.sistavoyage.com I spent my 32nd birthday in the beautiful Roatan Honduras. This is just some of Day One. Enjoy You can see more pictures here: http://public.fotki.com/Bublnbrnsuga/roatan-honduras/ Ask me for the password
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*Sorry Peeps, there is no music in this video. My smart sound software is acting really janky these days, lol* Hi everyone! This is a video of my braidouts which I love on my now relaxed hair. This style is also great for those who are natural and especially transitioning! Hope you enjoy!
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My travel blog: http://www.sistavoyage.com Here's my second installment of my cruise experience! I hope you enjoy! Part One http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=twl0n2lysZ8 More info on the cruise: 2012 http://www.thesmoothjazzcruise.com/2012 Awww, the 2012 cruise is a done deal, but don't fret! Check out next year! http://www.thesmoothjazzcruise.com/2013/Lineup
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Hey everyone! Come take a short tour of West End, a very popular area, in Roatan, Honduras!
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My trips to Honduras are never complete if I can't spend time with these wonderful, loving, smart children. If you'd like to donate to the orphanage, please click the link below: https://sblmroatan.net/
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Follow me on instagram!!! @sistavoyage Hi Everyone. As I approach 40, the salt in my mostly peppered hair is rearing it's unwanted head. In my previous tutorial where I colored my greys, I used a more natural type of dye, but the salt needed something much more powerful so now I use demi permanent hair color. I hope you enjoy!
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***SKIP TO 5:17 TO SEE HAIR PRODUCTS*** Hi everyone! Here's my last video of my hair care regimen series. It discusses the hair supplies/tools I use and also styling products used regularly after washing my hair. Check out my previous hair care regimen videos: Hair Treatment and Prepoos https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=twFSWFt57tk Shampooing and Conditioning https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=isHdW1pGKxY
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My travel blog: http://www.sistavoyage.com See the video that prompted the one above: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xn-9uFv12f4 First, thanks for the tremendous support many of you all have shown me over the years Second, this video is in response to the personal comments/questions to my Waist Length After 4 Years Natural VIdeo. I felt the need to address them via video vs answering the same questions that came up over and over again. Warning! This video is pretty long, lol. I had a lot to say!
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While browsing Tia Mowry's baby shower pics, I saw Tae Heckard with this cute hairstyle. I haven't seen anyone wear their hair like this in so long and I haven't worn it like this in a long time,too, so I decided to try it again. Now granted, my hair is not as long and thick as Tae's, but I can still rock this style. It is super simple and super cute! Pics of Tae at the shower: http://ymnation.com/?p=11875
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Hola todos!!! This video is a snippet of my bus ride into Santo Domingo during my short trip in the Dominican Republic. The tour guide was very knowledgeable, funny and informed us of some history, some culture and the present state of the Dominican Republic. I couldn't record everything (my arm started getting tired, ha ha), but here's a bit of what I did! Enjoy!
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I volunteered for a short time at this school and it was a very rewarding experience. Read more here at http://www.sistavoyage.com/?p=2464 To learn more about the school and how you can contribute to their needs, click here: http://holycrossbelize.org/
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Hiya Good People! Oh my goodness! I snorkeled for the first time ever in my 37 years while in Roatan, Honduras. I also did something so cool called the Underwater Scooter. My goodness, marine life is truly a miracle and is so amazing! Come on and share in this wonderful experience in me.
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Wanna win an easy $50 E-Visa or PayPal Cash? Well, go to my travel blog at the link below to see how! Contest ends 8/13/2013: http://www.sistavoyage.com/?p=2197 About this style: By using 2 common techniques with natural hair, ie, two strand twisting and bantu knots, I was able to create voluminous, soft, and flowy curls and waves throughout my hair. Hope you enjoy and find it useful for your styling purposes :)
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Instagram: lilmama Instagram: sistavoyage Tweet, facebook,instagram your pictures and make sure you @lilmama and @sistavoyage. Share this video. Instagram: lilmama Instagram: sistavoyage Tweet, facebook,instagram your pictures and make sure you @lilmama and @sistavoyage. Share this video. Lil Mama's beautiful picture taken while relaxing in Cancun, Mexico was recently the subject of unnecesary verbal attacks. It bothered me so, I decided to come out of hiding (Ha!) and create this video, in hopes of encouraging her just for being the vibrant lady she is. Ladies, let's show our support of Lil Mama by taking our own sunkissed pictures similar to the picture she took in Cancun. We black women are beautiful, despite how those INSIDE the 'community' try to tell us otherwise. Spread the word!
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