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2010 Product LOVES

These are my LOVES for 2010
The majority have been reviewed, links are provided (not listed in any particular order).
 You will notice that 9 out of 13 of my loves are Organic / all natural products.

  1. Giovanni Smooth as Silk Conditioner - Serious deep conditioner, smells good, curls POP
  2. Aussie Moist Conditioner - Curls pop, really nice conditioner all around
  3. Aussie Moise 3 minute miracle deeeper conditioner - Crazy good deeeep conditioner
  4. Unrefined Shea Butter -USE IT FOR EVERYTHING!
  5. Olive Oil - Great oil, sealant, deep conditioner
  6. Kinky Curly Curling Custard - great definer without crunch (when applied properly)
  7. Kinky Curly Knot Today - Great leave in & detangler
  8. IC Gel - Defining curls
  9. Ecostyler - GREAT HOLD
  10. Burts Bees Super Shiny Conditioner - Hair loves it, detangles well, hair color intensified
  11. Burts  Bees Very Volumizing Conditioner - VOLUME VOLUME, hair reacts instantly
  12. Organix Pomegrante and Mango Butter Shampoo - Great cleaner without stripping the hair smells DIVINE!
  13. Curls Creme Brulee  - GREAT MOISTURIZER, nice helper for setting hair


Length Check - Trim - Moisture - Rant

(SOURCE: Essence)

As my length check is fastly approaching on January 24th, I'm realizing that I am not ready to see my hair straight. Can you believe that? Me either. I think its a combination of reasons. I'm scared the growth I'm expecting wont reach my personal expectations. Not ready for disappointment when I've been doing so good. Plus I'm over anxious for it to simply grow grow grow. Second,  I'm really loving these new products that I picked up and the styles that are looking extra cute on me lately. Plus I trimmed my hair and its laying PERFECTLY.

See Monday I found the trimming scissors, and I just knew it was time. So I cut about a half inch if that. It was NEEDED. I'm thinking every two months or so I may just need to analyze my hair and give a little trim. My back portion is a little wilder then the rest when it comes to texture and my ends.

I have come to the conclusion that the back portion of my hair need to be trimmed more often then the rest. It also needs EXTRA moisture. It is a completely different texture and some how I think / know I am not meeting its moisture needs. So I'm on a serious HUNT for a moisture PACKED daily moisturizer that I can use every/ every other day. Also I'm going to research and experiment with different techniques for retain more moisture in my hair.

So I'm not quite sure what my next length check picture will look like. If I will straighten all my hair for you to see it or simply a portion or stretch it and take photo. Still debating but I still have a month to go.We shall see what happens.

Soiree 2007 - History of Orchids

The white orchid candles were ordered from Bliss Weddings Market. The candles came in a timely manner and none of the candles were damaged. For the gift bags I found cute pop up gift boxes at the dollar tree. A few of the gifts were too large for these boxes so I brought white plain bags and gift boxes. I cut up the original black and white boxes and decorated them so they would match.

Question of the Week

Do you like the new look of 
Fly Natural that's Naturally Fly?
Logo? Colors? Font? Topics?
Tell us what you think!

25 year Anniversary - Room Makeover - RESULTS!

Where did this inspiration come from check out the Inspiration Board for this party.

Castor Oil - What can it do for you?

This Source Article is from  castoroilhome.

Castor oil hair growth treatment is a natural method that helps your hair to grow healthier and thicker. That’s why, if you notice that your hair is becoming thinner every time you check yourself in the mirror, it’s probably time for you to find out more about the various castor oil uses and pick one.
Hair growth treatment by means of castor oil has long been recognized in the alternative health field. It is considered a type of natural hair oil for baldness, which is actually a result of many factors such as your genetics, diet, stress level, environment and lifestyle. A popular example of castor oil that prevents hair fall and thinning is the Jamaican Black Castor Oil.

What Are the Benefits of Castor Oil for Hair Growth?

Regular castor oil use on your hair’s roots and scalp will help:
  1. Increase hair growth
  2. Thicken hair that is starting to thin out
  3. Reduce and prevent hair damage
  4. Eliminate dry hair
  5. Make the hair fuller and shinier
  6. Deeply condition and moisturize hair and scalp
  7. Prevents dry scalp
  8. Boost your hair’s overall health
Applying castor oil to your hair tips will also prevent your hair from looking frizzy and having split ends and damage. You will also notice that your hair is stronger and won’t develop split ends that easily anymore.

How Do You Use Castor Oil to Prevent Hair Loss?

Here are the common step-by-step techniques for using castor oil in hair loss:
  1. Using your fingertips, apply high quality castor oil to your roots and scalp.
  2. Make sure that you distribute the oil evenly on the scalp.
  3. Do your best to avoid the oil fro getting into your hair as its thick consistency may be hard to wash out.
  4. After applying it to your scalp, cover your hair with a plastic cap and wrap it in a towel.
  5. Let the oil stay in your hair for at least 15 to 20 minutes or allow it to set overnight.
  6. Wash it out with shampoo after to remove the castor oil.
  7. Do this once a week for 6-8 weeks to see the results.
Depending on your preference, you can also mix the oil with other oils (i.e. grape seed) to eliminate the super-thick consistency and unpleasant scent of castor oil.

Total Hair Care Is Key

Using castor oil on your hair is just one of the strategies to encourage hair growth. Having a healthy diet, taking essential hair supplements (which contain essential hair vitamins), getting enough sleep and regular exercise will help you grow your hair back longer, thicker and stronger.

For more information please visit the website.

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Soiree 2009 - Stylish and Colorful

Product Reviews

This is a product review from my last shopping trip 
to stock up on my hair supplies :)

Links to my Reviews on these product.
Aussie Moist Conditioner
Organix Grapefruit and Mango Butter Shampoo

Let's start with the Bad news first:

Shea Moisture - Yes Shea Moisture... The product that I was most excited about, but it has failed me. My hair is DRY, NO SHINE, it looks DAMAGED! I tried this product 3 times to ensure that I applied it properly, for me this is trash. I would rate MJ better then this and I really thought that I would NEVER EVER EVER say that. Here's the Info on it:

Contains de-ionized water, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea butter)*, Macadamia Ternifolia seed oil, Mangifera Indica (mango) seed butter*, Persea Gratissima (avocado) oil, Cocos Nucifera (coconut) oil*, Aloe Barbadensis leaf extract, silk protein, Melia Azadirachta (Neem) seed oil, Daucus Carota Sativa (carrot) seed oil, Caprylyl glycol, Sorbitol Esters, essential oil blend, Lonicera Caprifolium (honeysuckle) flower and Lonicera Japonica (Japanese honeysuckle) flower extract and Tocopherol (vitamin E). *Denotes certified organic ingredients.


  • All-natural hair dressing moisturizes hair and imparts a shine and bounce to curls
  • Dispense a dime-size amount into hands and massage into damp or dry hair
  • Style as desired
  • May also be used as a deep conditioner; apply to wet hair and leave on for 15 minutes, then rinse thoroughly
  • Used For: Repairing, Strengthening
  • Hair Type: All Hair Types
    NEXT - MY LOVES!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Curls Creme Brulee, before I tell you anything here's the info:

    Defines, defrizzes and moisturizes your tresses leaving soft curls without hold.The Creme Brule is a moisturizing styling cream that will effectively penetrate the hair shaft, provide all day curl hydration, defrizz, and add shine to the hair. It has a level of moisturizing richness to it but it is not heavy or dense at all. Nor, does it have a light, very thin consistency to it either. Instead, it has the perfect smooth creamy consistency that is neither heavy nor overly light. And, if one's hair is extremely dry, this product is buildable in the hair. 

    Ingredients Aloe Leaf Juice, Sunflower Seed Oil, Soybean Oil, Organic Shea Butter, and Certified Organic Sweet Almond Oil.

    This is the smoothest moisturizer that I have EVER tried. It really moisturizes my hair. As far as hair reacts to this creme but on a small scale, there would need to be more hold in the product for me. Honestly I am all  right with that, because it a great substitute for me leaving conditioner in when I do bantu knots, twist outs etc.. So now I can use my conditioner to wash and not leave it wondering on the effects to my hair. I have the Creme Brulee. OH we can't not mention how the smell is Y U M M Y! Also this product doesn't feel gunky on your hands or in your hair.

    NEXT __________________________________________

    Giovanni - Deeper Moisturizer - Silk Moisture

    Giovanni is something else, I should have been using this product a loooooooooooong time ago. I did my normal co-wash and detangle with V05 Moisture Milks. I used Giovanni with some Olive oil for a deep conditioner, sitting under the dryer for 1 hour. WOW is all I have to say. Detangling with this product was easy, the smell was very very very nice and my hair reacted well to this product. Here's the info:

    • PureOrganic Technology™
    • For Damaged Hair
    • Contains Vegetable Protein to Soothe Dry or Damaged Hair, Control Frizz, Add Shine.
    • Organic Hair Care

    • Infuses deep moisture for manageable smoothness
    • Detangles while protecting against split ends
    • Calms unruly hair to alleviate frizz
    • Increases shine while smoothing dry or damaged hair

    Ingredients: Aqua (purified water) with *rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis) oil, *nettle (Uritica dioica) oil, *thyme (Thymus vulagris) oil, birch leaf (Butela alba) oil, *chamomile (Anthemis nobilus flower) oil, *clary (Salvia sclarea), *lavender (Lavandula angustifolia), *coltsfoot leaf (Tussilago farfara), *yarrow (Achillea millefolium) oil, *mallow (Malva sylvestris), *horsetail (Equistetum arvense) oil, *soybean protein (Glycine soja), cetyl alcohol (plant derived), stearalkonium chloride, tocopherol (vitamin E), trace minerals, citric acid (corn), sodium hydroxymethyglycinate, grapefruit seed (citrus derived).

    Question of the Week

    What is your hair goal?

    Lookbook! - New Page Launch

    You may have noticed that we have a NEW page "Lookbook" this page will be revealed in 2011! What is the purpose? Have you ever said "How am I going to do with my hair hair today?" "My hair didn't come out right, what should I do now? "I need a new hair style!" Then you find yourself Online or on Youtube searching for a hairstyle for an event or everyday look. You have no idea where to look or what you are looking for. So you just type in "Natural hair styles" and prayer something appears. I have a solution. I want to create a place where you can go to look at hundreds of hairstyles with photos and thorough directions. Go to ONE place and ONE place only to satisfy your needs, you will know what they used, see the step by step process and see the final results.

    Would you like to help?
    Document your favorite hair styles and share them

    All you have to do is:
    1. List the Products you used
    2. Step by Step Instructions
    3.Photo's of the process (preferable to match the step by step process)
    4.Send to: 



    As you can see Fly Natural that's Naturally Fly doesn't look like itself. We are currently under construction for the upcoming year. 2011 is quickly approaching and we're thinking it's time for a makeover!  Logo, new layout, easier mobility, and more of what you love! So please bare with us during this process. If there anything special you would like to see on Fly Natural that's Naturally Fly? Share your thoughts or comments. Thanks again!

    Cocunut Oil - What can it do for you?

    Coconut had proven to be a very beneficial natural ingredient. It is known for being able to restore natural moisture in your hair, which helps your hair have a natural shine It has the ability to penetrate the hair shaft and to work its way through all layers of the hair strands. It helps reduce loss of protein, and aids in regaining your hair’s natural oil and moisture. From reading up on Coconut oil I learned of numerous benefits, here are some ways you can use coconut oil to benefit your hair:
    • Dandruff control.
    • Adds body and shine to dull lifeless hair.
    • Moisturizes, softens and conditions dry hair
    • Strengthens hair from inside the shaft
    • Prevents split ends
    • Increases hair growth
    The one thing I'm loving about this natural ingredient is the key word MOISTURIZES, MOISTURIZES, MOISTURIZES, that alone should make you want to try it. How about we talk about 3 areas that it can potentially help you, Hair conditioning, Dandruff Treatment and Promote Hair Growth.

    Hair Conditioner

    Deep conditioning with this oil is highly recommended. Apply directly to the hair in liquid or solid form. When using the solid form treat it as if it is Shea butter. Rub it though your fingertips and hands and it will break down making it easier to apply to your hair. If you shampoo or Co-wash apply after cleaning hair. Concentrate on the ends, this is the most delicate part of your hair. The coconut oil will help it retain moisture prevent breakage/split ends. FYI: You can also use as a deep conditioning treatment (with or without heat) by covering your hair. and leaving in for 30-60minutes for best results.

    Dandruff Treatment

    This can be used as a Dandruff treatment because it has various fatty acids. So try applying it to your shampoo and conditioner so that your hair can be conditioning with the oil while washing. After washing apply the Coconut oil to the scalp so that it can help the scalp to regain and retain moisture.


    Coconut Oil to Promote Hair Growth

    Coconut oil contains Vitamin- E! This helps to keep your scalp healthy and rejuvenate your hair. Apply coconut oil to your scalp daily and you will definitely see a difference. It will revitalize and strengthen your hair follicles, which will prevent further breakage. You hair will grow due the the healthy condition of your scalp and because your hair will be stronger.

    TIP: Look online for Coconut Oil Hair Recipes, or just add some oil to your favorite products or substitute for a like product.

    GIVE!!! GIVE!!! GIVE!!

    Giving is Contagious! As I spoke about yesterday one of the ways for us to use up those unused unwanted product that are in our cabinet is to give them to someone who likes them. Today I received my second hair product from a co-worker. Its one of my new loves! Aussie Moist 3 Minute Miracle Deeeeep Conditioner! 2 BOTTLES!!! 2 Bottles people that's such a good gift! So I wont be using those coupons I found since I have 2 bottles FREE!
    I figured I would share this news. I am still looking for a lover of MJ products or someone who has yet to try the line. When giving away product try to think of the best person to give them too. For example, be observant to how your potential recipient likes to style their hair, the texture of their hair and the products that they like to use. This will help you to know what products may work for your friends that simply wont work for you. Also give to these products to new naturals so they can experiment with what they do and don't like. You now how it is in the beginning of your journey, you just don't know where to start. This would help them out tremendously. Continue to think about that ways you can give to others  :)

    Unused Products

    Ways  to use those product we just don't like...

    When I was out of ALL MY PRODUCTS! It made me look long and hard at those products that I don't care for at all and haven't used. Basically the two containers of MJ (Curly Pudding and Curly Meringue). I know other people have to be having this same issue. So it got me thinking. What should we do with our unused products? I can think of two things:

    No doubt you know someone with a different hair texture then yours. You  can ask them if they would like to use the product. Better yet, say you know someone who loves LOVE a certain product GIVE IT TO THEM! That way its off your hands and someone is enjoying it.

    Continue to use the product

    Can you substitute this product in a Natural Hair Care recipe and have it work just as effective? There are numerous recipes online, substituting this product for another in a recipe may make it work for you. The key is substituting it for a product that is the same, a product that is supposed to perform in the same way.

    Hair Styling
    Your probably saying "I don't like the product so why would I use it in styling?" Your right BUT your wrong. I would not recommend using the product you hate for a style where you it simply doesn't work. For example Twist out, wash and go etc... So use it on Twists that stay in, or braids that stay in, or an up do.

    Aussie Moist Conditioner

    I've been meaning to do a review on this conditioner, so here it is. I just brought this again, but this time I picked up a liter for only $5.00.  According to Aussie it has splashes of Aloe, gives up to 125 washes (depends how much you use on each wash), replenishes natural moisture and hydrates thirsty tresses. I must say that I am a big fan now of Aussie. I don't love this as much as the deeeep conditioner, but this conditioner is a keeper. The price is GREAT! The consistency of the conditioner is good, works well when  I need to detangle my hair. This leaves my hair extra soft and smooth I love that especially when I leave it in. I have used this for bantu knots and two strand twist they came out very defined and voluminous. So I do like this product, but I guess you know that seeing that I brought a liter this time :) Here's the info on the product 

    How it's supposed to work:
    Moist Conditioner, with splashes of Australian Aloe, Jojoba Oil and Sea Kelp, helps seal in natural moisture and takes thirsty tresses from hapless to hydrated.

    The ingredients are as follows:
    Water, Stearyl Alcohol, Cetyl Alcohol, Stearamidopropyl Dimethylamine, Glutamic Acid, Fragrance, Bis-Aminopropyl Dimethicone, Benzyl Alcohol, EDTA, Ecklonia Radiata Extract (Australian Sea Kelp), Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice Extract, Methylchloroisothiazolinone, Methylisothiazolinone.

    Shopping for Products

    Shopping time has arrived! I was out of ALL my products, I only had Shea butter, 1 bottle of V05 Conditioner, 1 Bottle of Aussie 3 Minute Deeeep Conditioner and a little bit of Herbal Essence No Frizz leave in conditioner. So while I was out with my Sissa on Saturday we stopped by Target. Let me just mention that every time I go I can NEVER find the curly / natural products that every one is always talking about. Well I FOUND THEM!!!!! I would have never found them if my sister wasn't with me because they aren't in the aisle they are on the end of the aisle so I always walk right past it. Any who, We found them. So these are the following products that I have found:

    Organix Grapefruit Mango Butter - I shampoo once a month or whenever I use a good amount of unnatural product.  I have used this before if you remember once again I basically got this free because It had a rebate sticker on it. Click the link for my previous review. I really like this product LOVE it especially since free, don't need much, spells GREAT!


    Aussie Moist - i really like this product I brought 1 liter for $5, that's great!
    Giovanni - This is my first time using this product people really rave about it this was also on sale for 5.99

    Curl Enhancers

    Curls Creme Brulee - $10.99 -
    Shea Moisture Curl Enhancing Smoothie - $10.00

    So for this shopping trip I am a new customer to some products I have never tried before and I am also a repeat customers to products I'm in LOVE with. My ultimate goal is for all my products to contain natural ingredients and (as you know) I must LOVE them. So we shall see how it goes. I will have reviews on the new products soon, my first one will be of Aussie Moist conditioner (hint: I brought it again).

    Dollar Deals for a Steal

    My mission is to find or make these two headbands
    for a fraction of the cost.

    Neon orchid headband by Jennifer Behr: $225;

    Question of the Week

    Should you leave conditioner in your hair?
    What are the Con's and Pro's?

    "I have yet to use the above product, but many say its good."

    I'm asking this question because the first time I heard of this I was like WHAT? Your supposed to wash it out!After seeing pictures of people who would put conditioner in there hair to let it set I was amazed at their results. So I started to do the same, amazed at my results. I still think we shouldn't be leaving conditioner in our hair if it says wash thoroughly and that there has to be a substitute for this. Isn't that the reason we have leave in conditioners? There has to be a product that has the same consistence as a conditioner but that is not meant to be washed out of your hair. What do you think?