Final Review: Carina Hair Co and World’s Best Hair 

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Hey Guys! I wanted to stop by with the final review for my grey and blue ombré hair from Aliexpress vendors Carina Hair Co and World’s Best Hair. 

To see full review from beginning click Here

I wore the hair sewn in for 4 months. I had the Carina Hair Co, which I ordered in 413 blonde, ombred by my hair stylist Kameshia Norris-Jackson. I left the World’s Best Hair in its 1b color. 

One week Review
One Month
The hair’s behavior:

Carina Hair Co: 

This hair had minimal shedding. It did tangle but it did not mat at all.  It took both colors really well. It held curls from a wand and flexi rods. The only problem that I had with this hair was when I used a product from Bed Head to get the hair bone straight. It stripped the hair of a good bit of color and caused it to become stiff. I let the hair sit in conditioner and it bounced right back. 

World’s Best Hair

At the price point that I paid for this hair, this hair performed great! It also had minimal shedding with little to no tangling and no matting at all! This hair actually did not have a bad reaction to the Bed Head product. I believe it was because the Carina Hair Co was colored and the Worlds Best Hair wasn’t.  This hair looked thin but once installed, it didn’t appear as thin. I also had a vixen so that will help out with the fullness when using this hair. 

Would I recommend these companies?

Yes! I only paid 187.00 for four bundles and a closure. The maintence and upkeep on the hair isn’t a lot. I will say though it is about finding products that will work with the hair. This hair, especially the World’s Best Hair is great for the budgetnista. I will be installing the hair on a dome cap so that I can slide it on and off. 

If I missed anything, please do not hesitate to ask.  

Pictures of the hair. 

    
    
    
    
    
    
   

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First Wash and Useful Products

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Hey guys! I wanted to stop by with an update on this hair that I am currently wearing from the companies Carina Hair Co and Worlds Best Hair. Links to my initial review and one week update will be linked below. 

Yesterday I went for my first wash on my hair since the install. Because I’m natural, I only let my stylist wash my sew ins. The Carina Hair Co hair returned to its wavy state after its first wash. The World’s Best Hair hair had a wave pattern but it wasn’t a prominent as before.  Both companies’ hair are still shedding minimally and I am getting no matting what so ever. The tangling is manageable. It’s nothing that a paddle brush won’t get rid of. 

The products that are used to maintain this hair are: 

Spectrum Coconut oil ( when needed) by me
Products used at the salon

Wen shampoo and conditioner 

Mini smoothing oil 

Kenra Siliking gloss 
Please do not hesitate to let me know if I missed anything. 

   
 

Carina Hair Co Hair + World’s Best Hair: 1 Week Review

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To view specs  and first  look on hair click here

Pros:

Carina Hair: 

Very soft

Still had minimal shedding 

Tangle free

Holds Curl from flexirods or heat

Still looks full
World’s Best Hair:

Easy to Detangle

Has minimal shedding 

Still looks full since install
Cons

Carina Hair: 

None so far 

Worlds Best Hair: 

Tangles

So far this hair has been wonderful. I really don’t have any complaints on the hair, yet! You guys know that I don’t have an issue with informing you all with the downside to any hair that I review. 

Did I miss anything? If so feel free to let me know. All info including links to the hair, stylist and specs can be found here

  

#GreyGang It’s a Movement

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So grey isn't only for the Golden anymore! Last November I wanted a color in my hair that was on trend but one that I could get away with. I have been going grey since the age of 25. It's hereditary.
Also, everybody was doing the teal and purple. No one was brave enough to look old. I didn't want to bleach my hair. Although I'm natural, I am still afraid of bleaching and coloring all of my real hair. I only colored my 14 inch bundle.

How I achieved the Grey Look

I went to a professional. I may try this out myself but with my work schedule, I just decided to let my hair stylist, Kameshia Norris Jackson, do it. Funny thing was this, it was her first time. I have to say she did great.

We Started A Movement

I say we as in the brave women who wasn't scared to go grey in 2014! I saw a few celebs doing grey last year but this year more celebs are coming out of the box! I hope that this trend sticks around for a while. #silverhairnation #teamgrey

You can do it too!

It's different shades of grey. 50 shades, lolx. Seriously, there are a lot of shades. The fun thing about going grey is the undertones to it. I started out with more of a yellowish undertone. Now I have a teal undertone. I've seen pink, purple, blue and many other undertones. It's all about finding out which one is right for you. We will all go grey eventually.

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Three Month Review: Mongolian Kinky Straight

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So it has been three months since I’ve had this hair in from the Ali Express Company Sophia Hair. Here’s a quick review on the hair so far.
To see my first look and initial review click the links below:
First Look
Initial Review

In the three months that I’ve worn this hair I’ve had shedding and tangling but only from the 20 and 18 inch. My 14 inch almost NEVER sheds. If you follow my blog, then you’ll know that the 14 inch bundle has been dyed and still minimal shedding. I say minimal because ALL hair sheds. I just rarely see any Grey hair anywhere. The 20 and 18 inch de tangles but with a lot of time and maintenance put into the process. The more I de tangle, the thinner the bundles become and the shorter the lengths get. Also, as mentioned in my previous review, once heat hits this hair, the hair was not returning back to it kinky state. Well it that’s still true. Even after my first wash with my stylist. That’s annoying to me because I left my hair out for a vixen sew in and I’m natural.

I can say the hair takes color well and holds flexirod curls well. I still have my 16 inch bundle and I plan to use it as clip ins. I will make a separate review for those.

Link to hair:
Sophia Hair

I’m only adding the link for you to take a look. In no way am I affiliated with this company

Please feel free to let me know if I missed anything. Do not hesitate to ask any questions. I will let you guys know if I recommend this hair in my final review.

First Look: Kinky Straight Hair From Sophia Hair

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Hey guys! I wanted to stop by with a first look for my Mongolian Kinky Straight Hair from the Aliexpress vendor, Sophia Hair.
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I will be having this hair installed today by my hair stylist Kameisha. I will be back will a full review once the process is complete. I will also have a link for you guys!

Sidecut Design Courtesy of Jay Kutti!

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So I finally took the big leap and had a design cut into my sidecut! I took to Facebook with a picture from pinterest of a sidecut design on natural hair. Few of my friends immediately tagged their barbers. Most of the barbers were too far away.

When my friend Antwan tagged his barber, Jay Kutti, I should have know that he was destined to cut my hair, lolx. After being tagged, Jay reached out to me via Facebook inbox with his business number to hash out the details. He was only 20 minutes away and he had been wanting to do the design that I was wanting.

Located at Hairnette’s, an Anderson SC salon and barbershop in the heart of downtown, Jay Kutti was very professional, organized and at 20.00 I must say reasonably priced. He sets appointments, very quick and as you guys see his skills are excellent! This was his FIRST time doing this design.

Quick Deets:
1.) I only paid 20.00 for the cut and design.
2.) My wait time was not long. ( Roughly 15 minutes)
3.) The process wasn’t long at all.
4.) Customer Service was excellent. Jay was very friendly and professional. He went above and beyond to make sure that ALL of his customers were satisfied with the services that they received.
5.) The atmosphere was very laid back! It truly felt like I was amongst friends. The room and his tools were very clean and fresh.
6.) He accepts debit and provides receipts!

I have decided to make him my barber and strongly feel that you all should too!

To see more of Jay Kutti’s designs and to receive more information on booking your appointment, follow him on Instagram @jaykutti!

My “Bad Virgin Hair” Experience!

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Hey guys!  I wanted to stop by with a quick story about my bad virgin hair experience with a virgin hair company. Before I get into this story, I want to tell you guys about my displeasure with the company’s product. It’s not to bash the company, it’s just to inform you before you purchase from this company.

So in 2011, I was out to eat and I met this young lady. We started to talk about weaves. I love to meet a girl who knows about hair so that I can learn more. I was telling her about my install and how i felt that the hair in my head had been processed. I’m ok with processed Indian Hair just tell me before you charge me. She recommended a site to me that sold quality virgin hair, The Virgin Hair Fantasy.  Well I don’t just go by the word of mouth alone, I went to YouTube. Also, she hadn’t purchased the hair yet. She was going by what she seen in her friend’s head.

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The “Indian Virgin Hair” during the first week of wear in its “natural state”

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The same hair  straightened after a month of wear.  Yall don’t go in on my eyebrows lolx.

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After seven months of wear and straighten. This “Indian Virgin Hair” always returned to its “natural ” wave pattern but I didn’t like the wave pattern that it had.

My  Virgin Hair Fantasy Experience

What Made Me Buy:

I typed in on YouTube “The Virgin Hair Fanstay” and a slew of good videos came up. I kept visiting the website and watching reviews. At this time, I was new to the YouTube review game. What I did not know was most of these ladies ( well actually all that I had seen at the time) received their for FREE!  So not seeing any bad reviews on this company  seeing nothing but positivity on their website and wanting “The Virgin Hair Fantasy” t-shirt, in March 2012, I gave in and purchased the hair! I purchase two bundles of their Brazilian Virgin Body Wave in 16 and 18 inches! I also purchased a 14 inch Brazilian Virgin Body Wave closure. I went with 2 bundles because of the length and the size of my head. I would love the whole Dianna Ross look but at that time I worked for a boss who was not trying to allow my greatness, lolx.

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The 14 inch closure and weft in Brazilian Virgin Body Wave. This picture does not belong to me. It’s from The Virgin Hair Fantasy

The Price:

I actually had my pricing wrong in my head before I had started to write this piece. I am glad that I am an email hoarder!  You will see an invoice inserted in this post. Yes, it is my actual invoice that was emailed to me. Back to the subject at hand. I paid 481.89 for two bundles and a closure. Now to break it down on the price here goes. For the 16 inch bundle the price was 145.00. The 18 inch was 155.00. The 14 inch closure was 140.00. Now I needed my hair done by the weekend so I asked for next day shipping and the price of that was 41.89.

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This is my invoice. No I did not copy and paste an invoice from google either.

Receiving The Hair

I honestly didn’t think that the hair would come before Friday but it did! I had ordered on the 13th or 14th and received it on the 15th. I just remember it was a week day because I had to go in to work at 11am that day. Anyways, the hair came Fed Ex and my grandaddy was here to pick it up. When I finally came in from work that night I was excited to see my package! Back in those days, TVHF was sending the hair in Robin Egg Blue style envelopes with the TVFH dolls sticker used to tape it close, well at least that’s how mine came. On the front of the envelope was a label stating what was inside. Almost like the Avery mailing labels you buy. I honestly can’t describe the smell of the hair, it didn’t smell bad like the infamous corn chip smell but it smelled like something I had smelled before in hair. If that makes any sense. Inside of the package also contained two other things and guess what one of them wasn’t, The Virgin Hair Fantasy shirt! I was confused. I thought that everyone who bought the hair received a shirt as a thank you. I wasn’t reviewing the hair for them, so no shirt for me. They did give me a handwritten thank you note with the TVFH dolls on the front and a church flyer style hair care instruction sheet. You’re  Welcome The Virgin Hair Fantasy!

Who Styled My Hair

Now you guys remember at the beginning of the story when I stated that I was rocking the “virgin indian hair” so the stylist who sold it to me was claiming, well I was not making the same mistake twice and going back to her.  I wanted the best in Anderson County and probably the in our whole state of SC to do my “real virgin weave.” Who is the best you may ask, Well it is Ms. Kalisha West of Kalisha’s Creations! She has worked with stars such as Beyonce and Angie Stone, just to name a few, so I knew I would be in good hands. My good friend works for her so I messaged her to ask her how could I get an appointment. Well it just so happened that the owner was on vacation so my friend offered to do my hair. I agreed. I had known Kamisha for over 10 years so I trusted her.

Just to give a side note about Kalisha’s Creation, it is a very good salon. I say this because all of her stylist, including herself,f go through extensive training to not only provide the latest and greatest in styles  but they provide each customer with proper hair care. My real hair was actually healthy under my sew-in and grew the longest that I had seen it grow in two years.

When I got there, I showed her the list that was provided by TVHF for styling and maintenance of the hair. She followed all of them but one, sealing the wefts. Now I am not throwing fault at her at all. If you watch the virgin hair fantasy review videos to this day, I will say 99% of the ladies reviewing this hair will say that they “DID NOT” seal their wefts. They will also state how little the hair sheds.

The hair

This hair shed like  none other. I was ok with a little bit of shedding but when people know that you have been in a spot because you left hair there, that’s not cool at all! I was not trying to mark any territory. I had clogged my drains in my house, just from getting in the shower and wetting my hair. The hair matted and tangled even in the closure. I brushed the hair daily and it still tangled. I know that all weave has the tangle  potential, especially curly but this was something so new to me. I tried every product that I could think of and still no luck. Even after my install time was up, I took the hair out of my head and let it sit in detangling shampoo over night and tadaaa… nothing. The hair, just in case you were wondering, is in the trunk of my granddaddy’s car.  His car is in the shop but look at the pictures. My hair looks a lot thinner due to the shedding and matting.

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It’s blurry but you can see the hair. This is the first day of my install. I had just left the salon. The hair is in its natural state and we used both bundles and the closure. The Virgin Hair Fantasy Hair.

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The second day of my install. I was at my sisters baby shower. The hair was already shedding then. No that is not my boyfriend, lolx.  The Virgin Hair Fantasy Hair

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A better and clear picuture of the hair during the first week of the install. That’s my sister whose baby shower I was attending. The Virgin Hair Fantasy Hair

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One month after my install. My closure had started matting so bad that started pushing back and the part was no longer showing. See how flat the hair started looking! The Virgin Hair Fantasy Hair

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One month before removing this hair finally in June. Compare the hair to the first install which was in March. Its thin and sparse.  The closure is matted.

The Bad Truth About My Whore Hair

So the funniest thing happened after my hair fiasco! I went back to YouTube to figure out what I had done wrong with the hair and all kinds of “The Virgin Hair Fantasy” videos were popping up. Even the bad ones. So then I started to learn about “The Guru Game.”  Women who had paid for the hair was telling the truth about this hair. Some of the videos were made before bought the hair. “How did I miss these videos?”  I thought to myself. Well for one, I only typed in the name of the company. When I type in “Bad Virgin Hair Fantasy” a good bit of videos came up. I wish I had known to type that in the box before purchasing this hair.

The Guru Game

Well those ladies that I watched the first go round were and some still are YouTube Gurus. How the Guru game works is that companies will  send out their best of the best merchandise  to Gurus for review. So yes, a lot of the times when Gurus give their “honest” opinion, it is just that. They are not receiving the same product that we are. That is why it’s always best to watch product reviews on hair and some other items that were purchased by someone who had to pay to get it. Now I am a business owner myself, so I understand why companies do it. You get a popular person with loads of views to review your product. Once they rave about your  product your sales go up. I would never do that because I have integrity. If you pay your hard earn money for something, You deserve the best product. I actually  let a friend of mine review one of my products for free and she received the same exact product as any paying customer would. Now I am not against gaining exposure, just send everyone the same product.  Let me know if you guys want me to write another post on how to find reviews.

Will I purchase hair from or recommend this company

Hell No! I will never waste anymore money with that company. They could send me free hair today and I still would not recommend them. When you find me 10 young ladies that paid for their hair with their hair earned money and says the same thing that Morgan Taylor or Lakiastar states about the hair, then I would maybe recommend their product. What prompted me to write this post was the women who were posting about their bad experiences in the comment sections of many of these Guru’s videos. The funny thing is, if you make a  negative truth video with a lot of views they  will then want to rectify the situation with you.  What about these women who are commenting? I have commented on several videos and they have yet to extend any type of offer of exchange with me. Instead of sending the gurus good hair, how about taking a day and contacting the women who actually paid for crappy hair and offering them some of the good hair that you send out. It’s not like they hadn’t already paid for the hair. Now if you want to still purchase the hair after my review and story, that’s fine. You may actually have a better experience than I did. I am just sharing my story and my “Truth” about this company with you guys.

Now it’s Your Turn

Speak up and out! Let me hear some of your horror stories about some “virgin hair” companies. Has anyone who has paid for their hair from TVHF received what I like to call “guru style hair”? Did I leave out anything? If so, feel free to ask any questions below! Be sure to share your thoughts, opinions, stories or whatever you feel with me in the comment section below!

A true Review of the hair from a paying customer

A Review from a YouTube Guru

Broke Girl Diaries: Which Eyebrow Tutorial Should I Try?

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Sitting here listing to “Professional” by the Weeknd, I decided to stop by with another post for you guys.  Eyebrows are the most important part of your face!  They can make or break you. I did a post once where I admitted to drawing my eyebrows on at one point of time. It’s not because I shave them off and want to draw them on. I was born with very fine and light hair on my brows. Well now I fill them in using a particular techinique, as do most women. I wanted to bring you guys a few different videos to show you how these ladies fill in their brows.

 

 

 

 

Heres the fun part:

As a part of “Broke GIrl Diaries” I will try out one of these methods and I want you guys to choose!  So comment below which one you would like for me to do!  Which was your favorite? How do you fill in your brows?

 

 

Broke Girl Diaries: Cutting My Own Hair

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Hey Guys! How is everyone doing tonight? I hope that everyone is doing great tonight. I wanted to stop by with a new segment called Broke Girl Diaries! Broke Girl Diaries will move to http://www.luluchris58.com when I get that site back up and running!  Right now let me just give you guys a little bit of back story.

If their is one person who knows the struggle is real, it’s me! I still want to live a faboulous and look good while eating off of the struggle plates. So I will be mastering a new skill every week and blogging about them. Yesterday it was highlighting and contouring my face using drug store products today it’s doing my own side cut. ( I will have part 2 to the contouring and highlight up soon.)

Cutting My Own Hair

Just when you thought you had watched enough YouTube to change the oil in a jet, something pops up and reminds you that you haven’t watched the right amount. Today I went into my bathroom, turned on my daddy’s clippers and  shaved month old side cut. I orignially got this done December 28th, 2012 by my step daddy. My step daddy is one step under professional. I say this because he doesn’t have a license but can cut some good hair! Well my step dad lives one city away and I don’t have a car. I started letting my uncle cut my hair. He’ s also one step under professional for the same reason as my step dad.  Well my uncle is a busy man. He’s a truck driver and football coach. It’s so hard to catch up to him.  It had been four full weeks since my last cut and I couldn’t wait.

How Did It Turn Out

Well, lets just say I am glad that I have enough hair to cover it.  I did okay for my first time but it doesn’t look that good. Im just glad to have it off my head. It will grow back ( in my Bill Doetrive voice). It will be back in a week. Then I will teach myself how to shape it up! Stay tuned because I will be blogging about it soon!

Your Turn

Have you cut your own hair before? What are some of your broke girls diaries goals? What would you guys like to see me try to master next? Let me  know!