Some Things You Gotta Leave To The Professionals...

Hey Y'all!  Just a quick post...

 

So for the past several months, I have been protective styling.  Lots of low heat to no heat styles.  This is helpful for me because my life has been really busy and stressful lately and it’s very convenient to shampoo, deep condition, and style my hair in a very low maintenance style.  Plus it’s just way too hot to wear my hair straightened!  I would do all of that work only to sweat it out the same day!!

 LifeofJoslyn Bantu Knots

LifeofJoslyn Bantu Knots

 


The thing about bunning your hair and wearing low-to-no heat styles all the time is that it’s hard to tell how bad your ends look.  So I made an appointment to get my ends trimmed since it was WELL OVER the time for me to get them trimmed.  Enter my stylist Tai Crawford:

 Follow Tai on Instagram @hairbyTaiCrawford or by clicking her picture

Follow Tai on Instagram @hairbyTaiCrawford or by clicking her picture

You see that no nonsense expression on her face?  That's exactly how she looked at me when she saw my ends. Tai has NO QUALMS about telling me how bad my hair is looking lol!  I have known Tai for over 10 years and we always have a lot of fun when I come in. After she shampooed, conditioned, and blow-dried my hair this is what it was looking like:

 LifeOfJoslyn

LifeOfJoslyn

I know, I know….the SHAME!! Believe me: Tai gave me an earful about how bad my ends were.  I love Tai because she looks at my hair and determines how much needs to be trimmed.  She then SHOWS ME how much she wants to trim and gets my ok before she cuts.  So when she told me that she needed to take off almost two inches I told her to just go ahead so I could get a fresh start.

Now, I know many people trim their hair themselves and have great success with it.  As for me and my hair, we will go to the salon lol.  Although there are many things that I do for myself with my hair I choose to have trims and chemical color (bleaching) done by the professionals.  I know that there is a science behind clipping ends and since I don't know the science I turn my hair over to someone who does lol!

Here’s the dilemma:  It’s super hot outside and I sweat from my scalp….PLUS I have started running and working out so I didn’t want to waste money getting a blow out only to sweat it out the very next day.  Tai gave me a great solution:  I could make an appointment with her and come in with my hair already shampooed and blow dried and she would clip my ends so that I could maintain the health and integrity of my hair during this summer.  Perfect!  So now I will make an appointment every 6 weeks to have my ends trimmed.

 

Here was my final result after she took nearly two inches off:

So now that I have "fresh ends" I can continue my journey to waist length hair.  My goal is for my hair to be at the middle of my back by my birthday (October 6), pray that I make it lol!  You can follow Tai on Instagram at www.instagram.com/hairbytaicrawford/ or by clicking her picture above.

I'm excitedly working on more collaborations and fun posts for you guys!  Thanks for supporting me and please don't forget to subscribe and comment! How often do you get trims and what (if anything) do you leave to the professionals?

Hair 101 Organic Growth Drops By Lenisha Perry: THEY REALLY WORK!!!

Hey Family!

 www.hair101lenisha.com

www.hair101lenisha.com

When Lenisha Perry reached out to me and offered me a bottle of her hair drops to review I was EXCITED!  I have been following her page for a while and always admired her professional work and her crazy hustle.  She is a salon owner and entrepreneur that has over 17 years of hair care experience and it’s clear from her page that she’s a professional who knows what she’s doing!  It also pays to mention that she’s an illustrious alumnus of Flint Northern High School, the best High School in Flint. ☺

 

Let me be honest though:  I was also skeptical.  Allow me to explain: 

 

I see all sorts of oils and creams all over the market claiming to work all sorts of hair miracles.  I’m old school when it comes to hair growth: Good old fashioned shampooing, deep conditioning, moisturizing, and protective styling is what I preach.  There are a lot of products on the market that are popular that I’ve tried but just don’t like...because they're selling lies and illusions lol.   It’s also important to me to keep the integrity of my blog so that my audience trusts my opinion. So although Lenisha sent me her own before and after pictures:

 Client Of Lenisha Perry:  Progression Pictures

Client Of Lenisha Perry:  Progression Pictures

I decided to document my own:

LifeofJoslyn 01/26/2018

Ok so this picture was taken on 01/26/2018.  I had experienced some hairline thinning from my feed-in braids in October, I added circles to the pictures so that you could really see where the thinning is.  I remember calling my sister so upset because I couldn’t believe that I was having yet another setback with my edges.  I thought that this was permanent because my braids were taken down in October and here I was 4 months later and I hadn’t seen any growth. I decided that I would start out fresh on 02/01/2018 and be consistent with the product for one month and monitor my progression with pictures because the camera don’t lie!  I decided against brushing it into my hair and instead started off by placing a few drops on my fingertips and massaging them into my edges nightly and then tying my hair with my satin scarf before bed.  I was nervous and skeptical but was gonna give it an honest try.  The ingredients are Black Seed, Castor Oil, and Rosemary.....sounded good so I decided to give it a go.  Remember:  This is NOT a paid review and this article is fully my own opinion.  

LifeofJoslyn 02/12/2018

I was seeing progress in the mirror but decided to take a picture to be sure.  Were my eyes deceiving me?!  I sent the two- week progression picture to a few of my brutally honest friends to make sure I wasn’t making things up in my mind.  All three were immediately ready to place an order.  This was literally filing my hairline back in after TWO WEEKS! What was even better was that I was only using a few drops nightly to my hairline!!  A little goes a long way!

 LifeOfJoslyn Two Week Progression Picture

LifeOfJoslyn Two Week Progression Picture

LISTEN.....THAT RIGHT SIDE PROGRESSION IS CRAZY!!!!

I’ll be honest, I was really consistent with applying the oil for like the first week and a half and then after that, I might’ve missed a night or two here and there.  I was still very pleasantly surprised at my results.  I especially like the consistency and smell of the oil.  I’m not a big fan of heavy oils and this one is light with a very light and pleasant scent.  It didn't give me a headache and the smell mostly disappeared as soon as i applied it.  It comes in a dropper bottle which I used occasionally throughout my hair for dry spots because this winter pushed my scalp to the limits on moisture!

 

So the final verdict:  Do I recommend this oil?!  YES!!!  You can purchase her oil for $13.99 from her website!  You can also ask questions and book a hair appointment.  I would recommend following her on Instagram so that you can see all the healthy and fly hairstyles she posts on nearly a daily basis.  She has been featured on many hair pages, I honestly believe she'll be in Hollywood before we know it. ☺

Lenisha's Website is www.hair101lenisha.com

Lenisha's IG: https://www.instagram.com/hairbylenisha/

Lenisha's Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lenisha.perry

 Click the picture to go to Lenisha's Website!

Click the picture to go to Lenisha's Website!

So, would you try a hair growth oil? Let me know in the comments below!

The #JoslynsGratefulHeart Challenge!!!!!

Hello to my new subscribers! Last Night I gave a quick story about why I choose to do this challenge.  If you missed the video you can watch it here https://www.facebook.com/joslyn.deloach/videos/10159971473460247/
 

beatsv2.JPG

The main story

I had been walking around for the past few months feeling sad, pitiful, and angry that things weren't going my way.  God gave me a few Earth Angels who told me that the only way to combat my feelings was with a grateful heart.  That's where YOU come in!

This challenge is going to keep me accountable with being grateful...and you get the chance to win a cool prize while doing it! Here are the Rules:

  1.  You Must Subscribe to www.lifeofjoslyn.com     You Gotta Be a Subscriber to Win!!

1.  You Must Subscribe to www.lifeofjoslyn.com


You Gotta Be a Subscriber to Win!!

 2.  From 02/01-02/13 post pictures of things that you're grateful for on Instagram and Facebook.    Don't forget to use the hashtag  #JoslynsGratefulHeart or I won't see it. You don't have to post everyday but the more you post the better your chances are of winning!

2.  From 02/01-02/13 post pictures of things that you're grateful for on Instagram and Facebook.  

Don't forget to use the hashtag  #JoslynsGratefulHeart or I won't see it. You don't have to post everyday but the more you post the better your chances are of winning!

11_m-100741179-DIGITAL_HIGHRES-1607_212411-4679165.JPG

The Winner Will Be Announced on Valentine's Day!

I'll announce the winner but in the meantime, here are some helpful hints:



1. You don't have to post everyday but the more you post the better your chances are of winning!

2.  If your Instagram page is private and I'm not following you then I won't see the post

3.  If we're not friends on Facebook then you'll need to make your  #JoslynsGratefulHeart  posts public so that I can see them

4.  If you forget to use the hashtag  #JoslynsGratefulHeart then it won't count

5.  Feel free to tell others so that they can have a chance to win!!!