Category Archives: Global Couture

My contribution work on Global Couture

Hey Maicurlies,

I have been a little off about posting the different articles I have contributed to Global Couture. If you haven’t already visited the site then you really should! It is a wonderful source of information and inspiration! 

I just wanted to share some of the previous articles along with the links to them. 

I would love to hear what you think if you read any of them.

Thanks

Maicurls

Maicurls

7 Reasons to Start Making DIY Hair Care Products and How – Global Couture

Hey Lovely Maicurlies,

I wanted to quickly share my contribution article on Global Couture.

So, the article might be ever so slightly bias (seeing as I am obsessed with Do It Yourself mixes) but I did want to share my passion for DIY’s and perhaps encourage someone else to give it a whirl. I have come across a few people that have stated reasons why they “dislike” DIY’s (I am trying not to give the side-eye while thinking someone could actually dislike them LOL) so to counter-claim I wrote about: 7 Reasons to start making DIY Hair Care Products & How“.

I hope you enjoy the article! 

Thanks

Maicurls

Maicurls

Mini Buns?! I don’t think so Marc Jacobs – Global Couture

Hey Maicurlies,

This is my latest contribution article to Global Couture

Yup, I also saw the latest “fashion trend….mini buns”…!!! Okay I don’t want to go off and start a big ‘what is wrong with people’ post simply because I tend to get a little to annoyed and can go on and on. I did address the fashion post what WAS on Mane Addicts website (but has since been removed). 

Like I said, I really don’t want to go off again so I have provided a link to my article here. I have said my piece on the matter but I am pretty sure it won’t be the last time I will address a situation like that again, as I said in my article I am not a pessimist I simply am a realist. 

Have a great weekend Maicurlies!

Thanks

Maicurls

Maicurls

Are we obsessed with hair growth pills – Global Couture

Hey Maicurlies,

I sometimes forget to mention some of the articles I have written for the absolutely fantastic blog Global Couture. You should seriously check out the blog (not only for my articles 😉 ) they have fantastic stories, awe inspiring naturals, hair tips and much much more! 

For my last article I touched on a topic that might make you roll your eyes at me…potentially…

I wrote about the sudden emergence of hair, nails and skin pills everywhere! Now before I get the side eye, I mentioned in the article and will mention here that I have nothing against these types of pills (as long as they are healthy and if they happen to be all natural even better).

However, my “issue” with them is if they are used as a replacement for healthy hair routines. If they are being taken in place of having a good healthy routine that involves giving ones hair tender loving care in the hopes that you will wake up with “long luscious healthy hair” that is when I frown. 

I also have issues with false advertising! Seriously false ads give me allergic reactions! I believe that the vitamins, minerals etc in the pills can help our hair of course however, I have seen some before and after pictures that are just blatant lies! E.g. people tugging on randomly long pieces of hair with their neck almost bent completely back to show “how much growth they saw in 1 month”. Some fall victim to a vicious cycle of not having a healthy routine, turning to the “quick fix” tablets, a setback and then repeating it, all in the hopes that the tablets will give them the results they long for and they just end up spending tons of money and time. Again that is when I frown.

I cover all of this in the article and would love to hear what you think! 

Thanks

Maicurls

Maicurls

Setting “hair goals” for the New Year – Global Couture

Hey Maicurlies,

As we are about to embark on a new year a lot of us make lists on things we would like to change, achieve or try. For some of us our lists will include family resolutions, financial saving plans, health related promises and yes Hair goals. I wrote an article about how I like to set my hair goals whenever a new year rolls along on Global Couture.

Setting hair goals for the New Year

Setting hair goals for the New Year

In the article “Setting “hair goals” for the New Year” I touch upon the “Keep It Simple Stupid” (K.I.S.S) principle that I personally find helpful. While it is great to dream and think big, it is important to try and keep our plans and goals realistic as well because if we don’t, we might end up being extremely disappointed & demotivated when we are unable to meet our goals (which might have been unachievable in the first place due to improper planning and unrealistic goals). I also touch upon the importance of a hair journal/dairy and how keeping one can really be helpful as the weeks and months go by. (Read my previous post about Hair Journals)

As for me, I have a few hair goals/resolutions that I will be sharing with you in my next post. Do you have any for 2015? I would love to hear what they are.

Happy New Year Maicurlies!

Maicurls

Maicurls

Hand In Hair Syndrome – Global Couture

Hey Maicurlies,

I wrote a new article for Global Couture that I think a few of us might have/are/will go through as a naturalista: Hand In Hair Syndrome (HIH).

Hand In Hair syndrome and how to try to combat it

                                Hand In Hair syndrome and how to try to combat it

In case the term is new to you all it basically means it that you “suffer” from constantly touching your hair – your hands are constantly in and and around your hair.

During my hair journey I was always touching my hair, wanting to feel my natural texture and play with my curls. Admittedly I will sometimes still play with my hair whenever I am really digging a style. In case you “suffer” from a bad case of  HIH, I provide a few potential consequences of the syndrome as well as a few solutions to try and stop touching your hair in the article: “Hand In Hair syndrome and how to try to combat it”.’

Do you “suffer” from HIH? What steps do you take to try and stop touching your hair throughout the day?

Maicurls

Maicurls

Why you should add Aloe Vera juice to your routine – Global Couture

Hey Maicurlies,

By Sommai - Aloe Vera Fresh Leaf www.freedigitalphotos.net

By Sommai – Aloe Vera Fresh Leaf http://www.freedigitalphotos.net

Some of you might be aware that I am a fan of Aloe Vera Juice (AVJ) since going back natural. I have been known to “borrow” some Aloe Vera from my mum who has a few plants in her garden and I ended up buying my own after pillaging her supplies.

Since I am a fan I of course already wrote a post about it here and also wrote an article on Global Couture about “Why you should add Aloe Vera juice to your routine”

Why you should add Aloe Vera Juice to your routine

Why you should add Aloe Vera Juice to your routine

The article highlights some of reasons why you might want to try using AVJ in your routine be it store bought or directly from the plant (which is my favorite method) as well as suggestions of how you can include it into your routine. So if you are 50/50 about using AVJ maybe a little gander at the article might convince you to give it a go.

Do you use AVJ? If so how? I would love to hear from you!

Maicurls

Maicurls