#HAIRSPIRATION OF THE MONTH: SUSY THE PURPLE UNICORN

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It’s not even summer! Yet #blackgirlmagic is glittering the floors of our realities with gold and rainbow dust.

-Enter Susy the Purple Unicorn!

The No1 Hairstylist slaying the game left right center in the U.S. Beyonce, Solange and Zoe Kravitaz can tesifty. She’s slayed their braids!!! I came across one of susy’s photos on one of my many missions on Instagram. I had reposted one of her striking images, because I believed in her captions. That was the day I became an avid follower of in Susy’s ever shining and colorful world. I’m so glad she made some time to catch up with us!

 

Hi Susy! Can we meet you?

Yes of course! I am Susan Oludele aka Africancreature,  a Liscenced Cosmetologist , Public Speaker, Entrepreneur, Business Owner . Creator of Lemonade Braids, wavy braids, and more.

 

Your positive energy and your light is so contagious! Even from afar. How was it like for you growing up?

It was so hard! I grew up always misunderstood, never had friends, I had a hard knocked life.  Life is crazy! But God always shows up and shows out. I didn’t know that God had a plan for me and I am proud that I can be here to share my story

Created by Hair by Susy

When did you discover your nack for hairstyling?

I started doing hair at 9 and at 11 years old I started taking it seriously.

What motivates you everyday?

God motivates me and my friends and family! I try to keep being positive and surround myself around good energy! 😎💎

Have you always been Natural?

I’ve always been natural until one day in high school I permed my hair and chopped it off bald a month later. I wanted to mimic the hair boxes I saw in the store.but I had to realize that in order to be different you have to be yourself. I chopped it off and that was it!!!!!!!!

Please tell us about Your Vision Board class and HairbySusyevents

Hairbysusy created the vision board class because we believe we inspire all of our clients on a daily basis to chase their dreams become an entrepanuer or follow a passion. We decided to convert that talk into a class to help encourage people and give them a road map to success. We created hairbysusy events because we have been notified that people love to be apart of hairbysusy & we  want to carry it out in the community world.

Who are your Role Models?

-God, myself & My mom is my inspiration!!!

Where do you see yourself in 5 years?

Multi – millionaire, possibly billionaire  in the west coast in LA sipping pina coloda and managing my business, schools, self published author, public speaker to the mass, spreading awareness on suicide and social injustice. being Great & making life work for itself

 

You have all the power in the entire Universe for one day. What would you change?

I would take away the power from every body in the White House and build my own cabinet. I would create a budget for affordable health care for people who make under a certain amount . Elect the police system to Go over all of the inmates cases to see who has been in prison unlawfully. Create jobs for the people who have been incarcerated & ways they can be their own bosses. Go over the education system and putting In a better system to learn about credit, financial advisory, teach kids how to learn a trade and etc. I would also change the immigration laws to maybe whoever comes to work in America has to work here under a certain time & after they have to show what they have done In America within that 2 years.

If not they would have to leave or set up a 5 year  plan that would make sense to stay. I would allow rich people to keep their money but they would have to agree to donate 30% of their money to a charity that they do not own or a charity that helps the youth, the community they lived in, homelessness or a cause they support the most. I would change the welfare & food stamps to instead of giving them free food and housing. You would have to work at a store In Your community in order to get the food stamps and welfare. 

-Hmmn! She is ready!!

 

 

We can’t get enough of you Susy, Please bless our #Nappyboos with more words of inspiration. For those who would like to follow in your footsteps.

Take care of yourself, sometimes your parents are right they just want the best for you! Follow your dreams even if they sound crazy! God knows your heart! Dream big and never stop believing In Yourself 
Hairbysusy
You heard her Nappyboos! Thank you for taking time to bless us with your words Susy and being our #hairspiration of the month. We wish you all of the very best in all your endeavor. Find Susy at her website hairbysusy.com
Live to Inspire!

NYX COSMETICS GIVEAWAY + BATTLE OF THE REDS 2018

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Wagwan my NappyBooWelcome back to the blog.

 You already know! We’ve been popping on Instagram with NYX cosmetics! If you don’t know, Follow my Instagram here for all the live action!

When I pop, you must pop too! That how it goes with us. My win is your win as Your slay is my slay!

NYX COSMETICS

BATTLE OF THE REDS

WIN $69 WORTH OF FREE NYX MAKEUP 

I received more makeup than I needed. I’m starting to have good influencer problems 🙂 which is great because it means more stuff for you!

Here are some makeup from my latest package from Nyx cosmetics that don’t vibe with me. If you would like to have them, you know what to do.  Even if not, Tag a friend/sister who would. Let’s spread the love all around.

NYX COSMETICS

GIVEAWAY PRIZES: NYX COSMETICS

PRIZES

NYX WONDERSTICK HIGHLIGHT&CONTOUR STICK (Medium/Tan) $12
NYX WONDERSTICK HIGHLIGHT AND CONTOUR STICK (Universal) $12
NYX HD CONCEALER x2 $10
NYX LIP LINGERIE $7
NYX BUTTER GLOSS $5

NYX HD FINISHING PODWER $10
Bonus: KYLIE JENNER GLOSS $15

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Follow all Giveaway Rules in Video’s description to increase your chances of winning!

*You must be subscribed to NAPPYESE TV to qualify 

*Giveaway ends  31st of March
*Winners will be announced on Insta stories

Stick around,  Lots more Giveaways soon!!

Watch the full Vlog below.

Best of Luck!

 

BLACK HAIR INFORMATION: ALL ABOUT BIOTIN!

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What Is Biotin

Does it really make your hair grow?

How much is too much?

Which brand is the best?

I heard that it causes acne. Is that really true?

What if I’m not a fan of pills? How else can I get my Biotin intake?

Answers to all your questions are here

BLUEBONNETS BIOTIN FROM WHOLEFOODS

BIOTIN SUPPLEMENTS

I tried to continue with Hairfinty Supplements. You’ll remember them from January Essentials/Capricorn Season. Alas, it was not in my cards to do so. I picked up this baby from wholefoods last week. It’s pure Biotin. I remember when pure biotin was the rave in  town, so I’m a bit late to the party. But you’ll be hearing from me soon 🙂

Would you like a Product review of my experience with HAIRFINITY HAIR SUPPLEMENTS? I know there are already loads on Youtube. Should I bother?

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Shop Hairfinity!

Also let me ask, do you take supplements on your hair journey. If so, do you have a favorite brand you swear by? Share with us!

 

 

 

#6monthprotectivestylechallenge: 3 MONTHS UPDATE

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Whew!! it’s been a wild one. I won’t lie my silver braids made feel some type way. Solange and Beyonce all rolled into one.

 

WINTER HAIR WOES

I’ve had to defend Mushu from the blistery cold and wet foggy snowflakes. Doing my usuals. Head-wraps, cop’d me a couple wigs from sam’s beauty.

Y’all I had to call on Mushu’s guardian angels to protect Fa Mulan from disaster, hahaha. He got threatened to get shaved up for a job. On two separate occasions!! (Don’t ask). Thankfully the Gods of Shrinkage saved us both and kept our pockets smiling.

My clients wanted my hair to look really REALLY SHORT. Mushu’s 3year grown ass is always ready. I had to go even shorter than the shrinkage you see below. I went over to the shoot in a sleep cap. That flattened my kinks all the way to my scalp.

Luckily my ends have been cut, moisturized and protected. Even after having to wear my kinks shrunk the whole week, I didn’t suffer too many tangles.

 

Nevertheless, it was a bit traumatic, but the worst is over. Please support us by sharing this post

It could be really tricky trying to preserve length after going through all of these life tests, but we overcome and are stronger for it!

WHY BLACK HAIR BREAKS

I am preety sure all my NappyBoos know the answer to this. Sometimes, life just need to remind us how she operates.

My first horror was a couple weeks after I arrived first time in San Diego for the NYE celebration. In my excitement I forgot to pack my spray bottle mix. Of course only remember in the taxi to the airport

Even though I was shower rinsed-out the salt water after surfing, one braid actually broke my hair off halfway through near to my right edges!! Immediately I got back into NYC two more broke off 🙁 No jokes!! Natural hair bloggers are not invincible to mother natures rules either.

Now hear me loudly:

MOISTURE RETENTION IS EVERYTHING AND MORE. IF YOU DON’T MOISTURIZE YOUR HAIR AND FIND A WAY TO SEAL-IN THAT MOISTURE IN IT WILL BREAK.

WHY? BECAUSE BLACK HAIR IS DRY HAIR.

*Coughs*

Ahem, moving on.

If you would like to  know how I took out my braids and preped my hair back to normal check out this post:

HOW TO CARE FOR 4CHAIR AFTER PROTECTIVE STYLING FOR 3 MONTHS

 

WIGS FROM SAMS BEAUTY!

For the beginning of my 4th Month of my #6monthprotectivestylechallenge, I have to revert to my old ways of protective styling. Wigs, Headwraps and leaving my strands alone. While I continue to work on being a  successful entrepreneur and artiste so I can do what ever I want with my hair.

Conclusion: This whole experience is teaching me a lot of patience

Are you protective styling right now?? Leave a comment below, What is your favorite protective style?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

HOW TO CARE FOR 4CHAIR AFTER 3 MONTH PROTECTIVE STYLING

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The Universe delivered my Mushu and me from regression. For real for real! All my 3 months of protective styling could’ve gone down the drain with the rest of my 3 years worth of growth! Scarry?? You bet!

More of that gist in  #6monthsprotectivestyle: 3MONTHS UPDATE

And this is how I delivered Mushu out of these box braids after 3month of protective styling

 

HOW TO DETANGLE 4C HAIR AFTER LONG PROTECTIVE STYLING

My ends were nicely finessing, but my roots were like bruh. Because new growth pushes the root and braids leaving your hair exposed. Dust, and Dirt, conditioner, oil.., lol you name it, all of this has coagulated to leave a nice chunk on tangle between your new growth and where your braid started. Do not be alarmed.

TOOLS FOR THE JOB:

PATIENCE

NEEDLE WITH THREAD

SPRAY BOTTLE DETANGLER BOX

ESSENTIAL OIL MIX

TEAZER/DETANGLER BRUSH (can also finger detangle)

 

METHOD:

In the old days I wash boujee. Flash back to December Essentials: Natural Hair Things I am loving

Where I did the whole shabang after taking down my faux locs. But this time products used:

LAVENDER OIL

SHEA MOISTURE DETANGLER

TALIAH WAAJID SHEA COCO DETOX SHAMPOO

SHEA MOISTURE STRENGTHEN AND GROW TREATMENT MASK

APHOGEE TWO STEP PROTEIN TREATMENT

These days I still do the same things without the fancy coffee rinsing. And I probably also should have ACV rinsed, but eh, Lazy Natural problems neh. At least I used the detox shampoo

 

After my scalp massage, (READ 5 REASONS TO SCALP MASSAGE), I wet air and Depp-conditioned to loosen the knots. The next morning when my hair was softer and moisturized, I proceeded to take each fairy knot with the needle.

Check out this video showing how I detangle using a needle.

HOW TO DETANGLE 4C HAIR FROM EXTREME SHRINKAGE

 

I took about 3 detangling sessions to finally get all the shed hair out cos ain’t nobody gat time. If you can’t be patient enough to tangle each knot with each conscious breath please put it away and come back to it. My boo, there is a reason why headwraps exist other than to display beauty 😉 Just beware of your plastic cap slipping through you

I completed my wash and deep condition, and proceeded with a simple protein treatment. Mushu is back to normal.

 

MORE VIDEOS ON DETANGLING 4C HAIR:

Watch Quickest Way to Detangle 4c Hair (minimize breakage!) on YouTube