Curly Girl Problems

I’m still on a quest to discover how to prevent those pesky single strand knots. I was trying so hard not to trim my hair AGAIN, but everyday I was cutting out millions of single strand knots. One strand had the nerve to have two knots in it!!! It just seemed like the only way to get rid of the majority of them was to trim my hair… so I did.

I don’t understand how they’ve come to be such a major problem. I’m sure when I was a child and my hair was natural (pre-relaxer days), I didn’t have single strand knots. What’s so different now? Maybe because I used to blow-dry my hair then and I rarely do it now? Could it be the products I’m using? I keep my ends moisturized and protected. I just don’t get it. It’s the one thing that baffles me with natural hair.

I always wonder if other curly girls get single strand knots the way I do. The grass sure seems greener on the other side. *sigh*


P.S. You will probably appreciate that I’ve updated the links section to the right.

KBShimmer Soaps


I’ve been ordering nail polish from (love them) and with my last purchase, I decided to try out their bar soaps. I ordered three… Kaleido-Soap, Raspberry Vanilla Soap and Pink Sugar Soap. So far I’ve tried two and I love love love the way they smell. They are so fragrant that my whole bathroom ends up smelling like it.

I used the Pink Sugar Soap first and although the smell is magnificent, the fact that the soap is dark brown/black concerned me because I thought it would stain my washcloth (which it didn’t). One of the ingredients is activated charcoal, which I’m sure is the cause of this. I didn’t like how the dark color ran down the side of the tub from the soap dish. For that reason alone, I wouldn’t get this particular soap again and I would probably stay away from darker colored soaps in future orders.

The Kaleido-Soap is the second one I tried. I love that it has so many different colors. It smells very nice and fresh. I actually planned on ordering this one again, but it’s currently out of stock. =(

Next will be the Raspberry Vanilla Soap. I’m sure I’ll love it. I can’t wait to try other scents. They also have sugar scrubs, lotions, body butters and my fav… nail polish! Maybe you’ll find something you like there.

Pause… I just realized the soap contains lard… LARD!!!!