Mini Twist Details

1BlessedNatural: Mini Twist Details

Hey, my blessed naturals,
About a week and a half ago, I decided to put my hair in mini twists to trim my ends. I was loving the fact that I didn't have to do my hair! lol Here are my mini twist details:

Time: 8 hours
Hair: freshly washed
Parting: comb and fingers
State: Semi-stretched. Instead of banding my hair like I normally do, I blow dried it on the cool setting. Then, I twirled my hair and clipped it until I was ready to twist it.

 Here are some pictures of the twists:


1BlessedNatural: installing mini twists in the back of my head

1BlessedNatural: Front of my hair

1BlessedNatural: This pic was after about 1 hour or so

1BlessedNatural: All done!

Have you tried doing mini twists on your natural hair?

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Yara Shahidi Gets Tearful During Pre-Graduation Celebration by Her Black-ish Crew

Yara Shahidi Gets Tearful During Pre-Graduation Celebration by Her Black-ish Crew (photo cred: Facebook)

Last week, Black-ish star Yara Shahidi was surprised with a pre-graduation celebration from her Black-ish crew. The 17-year-old was all tears and smiles for the celebration, and she was presented with a mock diploma. In a heartfelt post, Yara Shahidi shared her exciting moment:

I'll be graduating before we come back to shoot season 4 (I'm just speaking that into existence) so my fam+ blackish fam put together a beautiful pre-graduation graduation. I'm not a crier but needless to say tears of joy were streaming. To know that everybody on set is invested in my well-being and future is surreal. They have watched me grow and helped me thrive. Thank you to everyone who orchestrated and celebrated this huge milestone in my life.

 Shahidi plans to graduate this year from the Dwight School in New York, NY. Two weeks ago, the actress revealed that Michelle Obama wrote her a letter of recommendation for college.

Go, Ms. Shahidi!

What do you think of Yara Shahidi getting a pre-graduation celebration by her Black-ish crew?

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Michelle Obama Writes Letter of Recommendation for Yara Shahidi

1BlessedNatural: Michelle Obama Writes Letter of Recommendation for Yara Shahidi (photo cred:Instagram)

How would you feel if the first lady of the United States wrote you a letter of recommendation for college? Well, former First Lady Michelle Obama did just that for Black-ish star,Yara Shahidi. In an interview with W Magazine, Shahidi revealed that the First Lady was one of her supporters. The 17-year-old said, 'She is very amazing and such a supporter which is something very surreal to say.'

On October 11, 2016, Michelle Obama and Yara Shahidi both attended Glamour's  International Day of the Girl, an event to empower young girls around the globe. The two lead a much-needed discussion on topics like school, work, and self-confidence.
Back in April of 2016, Yara Shahidi and her family attended the White House Science Fair. On Facebook, the actress said, " My lil bro is dabbing at the White House because he is excited!!! I'm headed back to the White House for the 6th & Final Science Fair of the Obama Administration tomorrow!"

Yesterday,  The actress spoke on a panel about the representation of diversity in the film industry. During an SXSW interview, Shahidi said,"There's so many of us out there as actors, that feel underrepresented even as actors (people that are on screen)."


Ms. Shahidi told People Magazine that she plans to apply to colleges on the east and west coast. Michelle Obama graduated from both Princeton and Harvard Law School. It will be interesting to see what school Yara Shahidi chooses!

Girl Power!

The Obama's with Yara Shahidi's family (photo cred: Facebook)
What do you think of Michelle Obama writing a letter of recommendation for Yara Shahidi?

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How to Cure an Itchy Scalp with Head & Shoulders

You all know how I've suffered from seborrheic dermatitis for a long time! This is why I was excited when I was asked to do a review of the Head & Shoulders Dry Scalp Care Clinical Solutions Itch Relief Dandruff Shampoo and Leave-On Dandruff Treatment. Check it out below!

Product: Head & Shoulders Clinical Solutions Dandruff Shampoo

Place: Walgreens

Price: $12.99 each

Claims: Dandruff Shampoo
  • Protection starts from the first wash
  • Leaves hairs smelling fresh and feeling clean
  • Gently moisturizes to leave hair soft and manageable
  • Up To 7-Day Protection
Leave-On Dandruff Treatment 
  •  24hr protection when used daily
  • Leaves hair manageable, smelling fresh, and feeling clean

Consistency/ Color:

Shampoo: Thick orange cream

Leave-On Treatment: Clear, creamy liquid (almost serum-like)


Shampoo: Clean, fresh smell
Leave-On Treatment: Pleasant floral scent

My Review

I always expect for a dandruff shampoo to smell like straight chemicals. I also expect for it to leave my hair dry, but I was shocked to find out that wasn't the case with the Head & Shoulders Clinical Solutions products. I really liked the smell of both the shampoo and leave-on treatment, especially the latter.

I made a point of lathering up twice on each of the 4 sections of my hair because I wanted to see if the shampoo would dry my hair out. Instead, my results were the exact opposite. My curls felt super soft! I even told my sister to feel my hair, and she was also amazed at how soft it was after using the Head & Shoulders Dry Scalp Care Clinical Solutions Itch Relief Dandruff Shampoo.

The fact that the shampoo left my hair feeling soft and moisturized challenges everything I know about dandruff shampoo. If you have scalp issues like me and always worried about your hair drying out due to frequent shampooing, try this shampoo! The suggestion on the product's bottle is to use it two times a week, and that fits into my natural hair regimen!

1BlessedNatural: After washing my hair with the Head & Shoulders Clinical Solutions Dandruff Shampoo. My scalp was flake-free. I hope you can get an idea from the pic of how soft my hair was...

The morning after I used the shampoo, I applied the Head & Shoulders Leave-On Dandruff Treatment. It was a different experience for me because I stopped applying hair products (other than shampoo) directly to my scalp. Because the bottle has a direct spray nozzle, I was able to quickly spray in between my hair parts. The bottle says you can use the product 1-4 times a day, but I've only been using it once a day.

In all, my scalp is still flake free!  The Head & Shoulders Clinical Solutions Dandruff Shampoo has to be the best dandruff shampoo! The Leave-On Dandruff Treatment is a nice treat because it's the only store-bought hair product I've found to be able to put directly on my scalp to be flake-free. Plus, the claim is true. It works up to 24- hours until I apply it again. My hair has a really clean and fresh smell to it. I love it!

Grade: A+

1BlessedNatural: The next morning after using the dandruff shampoo. I was applying the leave-on treatment to my scalp
1BlessedNatural: About 10 hours later.... Not one dandruff flake on my scalp!

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Head & Shoulders. The opinions and text are all mine.

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Tina Campbell of Mary Mary and Hubby, Teddy Co-Host New Show About Relationships and Marriage

1BlessedNatural: Tina Campbell of Mary Mary and Hubby, Teddy Co-Host New Show About Relationships and Marriage

Last month, Tina and her husband, Teddy Campbell's new video series called 10 Minutes with Teddy and Tina premiered on YouTube. About two years ago, the couple revealed they had infidelity issues in their marriage. The scenario played out on the WEtv show Mary Mary. Since then, Tina and Teddy Campbell have repaired their relationship and are using their experience to empower other people.

Listen, I'm a fan of the Mary Mary group and show, and I watched the episode where Teddy told Tina about him cheating on her. She had an extremely tough time dealing with it and rightfully so! I know we probably didn't even see half of the pain she experienced, but I give it to her...IF don't think I would be able to forgive and take a man back into my life if he conducted himself the way Tina's husband conducted himself. God bless her!

With that being said, I really like the 10 Minutes with Teddy and Tina show. I love the fact that they are transparent. For example, in episode one,"Back to Being Single," Tina talked about how she went into their relationship with "daddy" issues. Teddy said he expected his wife to fix things that were wrong with him. I also like the inclusion of faith and God. I think the show will help a lot of people with their relationships. I forgot to mention, Tina is back to rocking her 'fro like her early Mary Mary days! (smile)

In addition to the show, the Campbells did a tour called "An Evening with Teddy and Tina Campbell" to share their story. In 2015, Tina released a book called "I Need A Day to Pray" in which she talks candidly about her life and relationship with God.

Kudos to the Campbells!

Tina Campbell (photo cred: Instagram/ @teddyandtina)


What do you think of Tina and Teddy Campbell's new show?

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