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Showing posts from June, 2017

8 Month Lock Update | Starting locks with Short Vs. Long Hair

Hey Mocha Family, Here is the break down of pros and cons according to my personal experience: Pros to Starting Short 1. Very little to no bunching. 2. Hair locked faster. Cons to Starting Short 1. Limited styling. 2. More unravelling during the baby stage. 3. Mental adjustment to short hair aesthetic which looked different to me than short loose hair. Pros to Starting Long 1. Variety of styling options. 2. I had no unravelling in the baby stage when I started with braids. Cons to Starting Long 1. Possible bunching as the hair shrinks and condensing. 2. Rapid loss of length to shrinkage. 3. Mental adjustment to super fuzzy hair. 4. Slower transformation to hair looking locked. If you can think of more pros and cons, please leave a comment! Be blessed.

How to make a Slick Ballet Bun with Side Part | Donut Bun

Hey Mocha Family, Did you know that I've been making these slick ballet buns for years?  I especially loved how this one stayed picture perfect for the entire day.  It's all in the technique and not rushing the process.  Take your time detangling or the hair won't be as flat on the head.  I actually reach for a tool like my Tangle Teezer for this.  Finger detangling is not enough.  Moisturize for a good shine, but be sure to use products that mix well with the gel you're using.  I use lots and lots of gel.  I am literally gluing the strands in place with gel.  Brush it all in with a natural boars bristles brush.  A paddle brush is just not the same.  Don't forget to gel the bun itself!  Nothing worse than laid hair with a fuzzy bun.  Finally, tie everything down with a silky scarf.  Be sure to apply pressure to every strand you hope to set.  Do NOT remove the scarf until the hair is as dry as possible.  It's OK if the hair is damp in the middle, but the fron

What if Your Kid is NOT Going to College? | Skip College?

Hey Mocha Family, This process has stretched me so much.  It just never occurred to me that one of my children would reject college when she's so academically capable.  I left this chat pretty much uncut so you can join in our conversation.  I think this is the best decision for Bekah, and am looking forward to watching her grow but spiritually and professionally. Be blessed!