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Natural Hairstyles of 2013

I love my natural hair and it’s versatility. Since the year is coming to a close in a few days, I decided to take a look back at my natural hair styles of 2013.


Early this year I installed Marley Twist, a style I hoped would last at a month but only lasted about a week or two. I ranted about it here.


Bantu Knot Out

Bantu Knot Out

I also tried the Bantu Knot Out earlier this year. I love the shrinkage and fullness but it’s definitely a style that needs work.

Wash'n Go

Wash’n Go

I also revisited the Wash’n Go this year. I personally prefer the Wash’n Go on shorter hair but I might give this one another go too.

Mini Twist

Mini Twist

Mini Twist are always a favorite of mine!

Mini Twist Updo

Mini Twist Updo

20131229-193129.jpgI straightened my hair this year and was blown away! I couldn’t believe how long my hair has gotten. But unfortunately Jesus prefers my hair curly because it rained everyday.



I experimented with a few new updo styles too.

The Twist'n Bun

The Twist’n Bun

The Twist’n Bun is my go-to style on a bad hair day. I love it…simple and chic!

The Pony Puff

The Pony Puff

And when all else fails, I throw in a what I like to call a Pony Puff.

The Twistout

The Twistout

I used to be a die-hard braidout girl but once I mastered the twistout,  I’ve been in love ever since. Now it’s my go-to style for all occasions!


What’s your favorite natural hair style of 2013? Will you be trying any new hair styles in the upcoming year? Are you ready for 2014?

Hair Update: Marley Twist Rant

So if you follow me on Instagram, Twitter or Facebook then you know that I recently installed Marley Twist. I’ve been wanting to experiment with different protective styles and I thought this one was absolutely gorgeous! Check out the video to see my take, thoughts and recommendations on the style.

What do you think about the Marley Twist? Would you rock them?

Quick Twisted Up-do Tutorial

This particular style was inspired by a recent tutorial I saw by MotorCityMoxie on YouTube. This style is super easy, quick and can be altered to fit your personal style. It also serves as a great protective style too and will be a perfect option to try out during the Longing 4 Length Protect Styling Challenge! Let me know what you think…

My Honey Child Review

Hey “Savvy Readers!”

I’m finally getting a chance to sit down this review. Thus far this week has been flying by and I feel like I have been a busy bee yet have not gotten everything on my to do list accomplished. Oh well, the story of my life! From the title above you can see that this post is about a product review. Well, I recently won the Motor City Moxie Naturalicious photo contest on the NATURALICIOUS.net Facebook page and the prize was a $20 gift card to NATURALICIOUS, an online store for naturals. I immediately feel in love with the site. It’s a one stop shop for that carries a variety of natural hair care products to fit any naturalista’s needs. According to the founder and fellow natural, Gwen, “The mission of Naturalicious is to provide a one stop shopping resource for the very best brands a natural woman’s money can buy.” So if you are transitioner, newly natural or natural vet, I would suggest checking out NATURALICIOUS.

So after the excitement of winning died down, I checked out the site and set my eyes on the My Honey Child line. I have seen a few YouTube reviews on My Honey Child products in the past but had not personally tried the brand for myself. I decided to test out the My Honey Child Honey Nutt Scalp Cleanser and Conditioner. So here is my take on the Honey Nutt Scalp Cleanser and Conditioner…

  • Availability/Pricing: The My Honey Child Honey Nutt Scalp Cleanser and Honey Nutt Conditioner can be purchased at NATURLICIOUS.net or directly from My Honey Child’s website. Both the scalp cleanser and conditioner that I purchased were 8 fl. oz. and retailed for $10 on either site.
  • Product Claims: According to My Honey Child:
    • The Honey Nutt Scalp Cleanser is a deeply restorative daily shampoo that provides extra nourishment for dry to very dry hair.
      • Strengthens and replenishes thirsty strands
      • Leaves hair soft, shiny and healthy

    •  The Honey Nut Conditioner replenishes dry stressed hair. Infused with natural moisturizers it hydrates and restores dry, damaged hair.
      • Deeply moisturizes over-dry damaged hair
      • Provides shine, silkiness and softness

  • My take: When I received the products in the mail, the first thing I did (and do with any hair product) was smell it. Oh-em-gee both the scalp cleanser and conditioner smell yummy. The scent is a combination of almond and coconut, two of my favorites. When I first began to wash my hair, I was a bit disappointed because the scalp cleanser did not lather. But then a light bulb went off, and I remembered reading the directions that stated to shake well. Reading is so fundamental. So after shaking it up, I reapplied the cleanser and viola! my hair lathered! After rinsing, my hair felt soft and squeaky clean. Then I proceeded to use the conditioner. In my opinion the conditioner was a little thin. And I was a bit skeptical that it did have any amount of slip*. I applied the conditioner like normal, saturating my hair. But due to the consistency of the conditioner, I used nearly half of the bottle. After leaving the conditioner in my hair for 10+ minutes, I began the detangling process. And to my surprise, it was super easy. Once the all my hair was detangled, I rinsed the conditioner out. My hair was left feeling soft, silky and moisturized. And I must say that I was really impressed.
My hair product free after using the scalp cleanser and conditioner.

My hair product free after using the scalp cleanser and conditioner.

  • Pros: Both the scalp cleanser and conditioner smell awesome; the scalp cleanser lathered well;  the conditioner had surprisingly awesome slip;  and after using the scalp cleanser and conditioner combo my hair was left feeling soft and moisturized.
  • Cons: The cleanser left my hair feeling squeaky clean which something I am not used to; the consistency of the conditioner was extremely thin; and I used almost half of the conditioner in one use.
Honey Nutt Conditioner

Honey Nutt Conditioner

Shows consistency of the conditioner.

Shows consistency of the conditioner.

  • Final Verdict: I personally thought that the Honey Nutt Scalp Cleanser and Conditioner performed a lot better than I had expected. I was thrilled that the conditioner made my detangling process a breeze. However, even with all the said, I am very frugal and like to get a big bang for my buck. And that can sometimes be difficult task when looking for quality natural hair products, like the My Honey Child Honey Nutt Scalp Cleanser and Conditioner. I ended up using a considerable amount of conditioner because of the length not thickness of hair. Conditioner is vital for me and I personally can’t afford to only get two uses out of a product that cost $10. BUT even though I would not personally purchase this product again (unless it was on sale) I would highly recommend this to a natural whose hair my not be as long as mine. Like I stated both products exceeded my expectations and did what they claimed. So if you a newly natural who my have recently big chopped or a natural who may not have thick/long tresses this would be a great option for you.

*Slip – The slipperiness of a conditioner or detangler. The more slip a product has the better it aids in detangling.

**Please note that even though these items mentioned above were purchased using a gift card won in contest sponsored by Naturalicious all opinions stated in this review are my own and are based off of my personal experiences. Please research any/all products before purchasing and using.