Wednesday, April 4, 2018

What Hair Characteristics ACTUALLY Matter?

So many people are overly concerned about their curl pattern. I can’t even count how many YouTube videos and picture charts I have seen that are focused solely on one’s curl pattern to determine a hair regimen or product suggestions. 4C, 3A, 3C, 4A, 4B, etc.…is all quaternary in determining the best hair care practices and products.  Outside of styling, this really is not a hair trait that is an important contributor to you overall hair health. The characteristics that are important are:

v The diameter of your individual hair strands (coarse, normal, or fine).



v The density of your hair. Simply put, how many individual hair strands you have on your head per square inch. A person with normal density has about 2,200 strands of hair per square inch.  (The picture below is a great visual representation of varying degrees of density even though it is depicting wig densities)





v The porosity of your hair (low, normal or high). Your hair porosity determines how your hair absorbs substances. Knowing this info will allow you to select products that will provide optimal results and develop a haircare care routine that promotes health hair growth.





Knowing these characteristics about your own hair will make it easier to determine how to care for your hair and will make purchasing products less of a guessing game and more intentional. Honestly, going natural can be costly if you are just randomly trying hair products that may not cater to your individual hair needs. Take some time to become familiar with your own hair characteristics.

Saturday, March 3, 2018

Watch & Go: Black Panther Movie Review

Check out my latest video! I’m doing my wash & go routine while reviewing Marvel Comics Universe’s new movie: Black Panther! By now I am sure most of you have seen it, but I still tried to keep spoilers to a minimum. This is a long video, so get a snack and enjoy! Thanks for watching ❤️.

Products Used

Herbal Essences Body Envy Volumizing Shampoo Citrus: http://shopstyle.it/l/AgI9 

Mielle Babassu Oil & Mint Deep Conditioner: Mielle Babassu Oil & Mint Deep Conditioner

Mielle White Peony Leave In Conditioner: http://shopstyle.it/l/AgEF

JAMAICAN MANGO & LIME Black Castor Oil Mango Papaya: http://shopstyle.it/l/AgGd 

Devacurl Supercream Coconut Curl Sty - 5.1 fl oz: http://shopstyle.it/l/AgG9

DevaCurl Light Defining Gel Soft Hold No-Crunch Styler: http://shopstyle.it/l/AgHp




FTC: This video is not sponsored, and I purchased every product mentioned with my own money. I ALWAYS share my 100% honest opinion about any products/services that I feature on my channel.  This post contains affiliate links and I will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking on my links. Thank you for supporting.

God is Love 
I John 4:8




Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Valentine's Day Outfit Inspiration



Dress:
 https://share.fashionnova.com/x/7RBtie   (30% off)
Note: If you are going to purchase the Kallan Knit Dress from Fashion Nova, be sure to size down at least one size. If your size is sold out, place your name on the waiting list. I had to place my name on the waiting list twice! When it comes back in stock it sells out quickly. Click on the link for 30% off


Shoes:
 https://www.shoedazzle.com/products/SHAYNA-PP1825270-0217?psrc=newarrivals_newarrivals-shoes

Coat:
 http://shopstyle.it/l/x4QM

Clutch (Similar):
 https://api.shopstyle.com/action/apiVisitRetailer?id=698586299&pid=uid2881-34273359-6

Sunglasses:
 https://www.aldoshoes.com/us/en_US/women/va-va-valentine/Mckeown-Black/p/55388807-97


For more inspiration check out these similar items:
         




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Monday, February 5, 2018

The Faux "Vampire Facial"

I know everyone has seen Kim Kardashian’s picture that was taken while she was getting a “Vampire Facial.” To make a long story short a real “Vampire Facial” is when a dermatologist performs a standard microdermabrasion procedure then applies a layer of your own platelet rich plasma onto your skin afterwards. I’m calling this the “Faux Vampire Facial” because the only similarities are the color and the fact that heavy duty exfoliation is taking place.  If you are willing to pay $1000 for a real “Vampire Facial” at a dermatologist’s office, please do. But, if a less than $8 option sounds like a better deal…keep reading!

The real name for the aforementioned “Faux Vampire Facial” is the AHA 30% + BHA 2% Peeling Solution from The Ordinary which they call a 10 Minute Facial. This product offers deep exfoliation to help fight blemishes and increase the brightness and radiance of the skin. In my experience this product does truly live up to its claim. When I have a developing breakout, I’ll use this after my cleanser and leave it on for 10 minutes (no longer than 10 minutes…I’m serious!) then rinse off, I find that it really stops my breakout in its tracks. I also love to use it weekly as a general exfoliant to keep the appearance of my skin from becoming dull.
AHA 30% + BHA 2% Peeling Solution from The Ordinary- www.ChrissyXtinaBeauty.com


Application of  AHA 30% + BHA 2% Peeling Solution- www.ChrissyXtinaBeauty.com

To use, I simply apply the product to my dry face using the dropper applicator. I apply more products where I have my dark marks/ hyperpgmentation. I rub it in with my fingers then let it sit for 10 minutes. After 10 mins I rinse if off thoroughly to make sure no product is left on my skin, especially near my eyes.  I only use this product at night. I have never experienced any visible peeling after using this product, but if you have never used acids on your skin, be sure to test it out first. As always, when you use any AHA or BHA you must avoid the sun and use sunscreen to avoid damage to your skin (not optional).

If you want to try out the product just click on the link below to purchase on Amazon: 

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Thanks for reading!
XOXOXO

God is Love
1 John 4:8 

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

SKIN CARE ROUTINE: CLEANSING & TONING

Hey Beauties!

My new video just went live with Part 1 of my Skincare Routine. This has been a highly requested video and I hope this provides some insight into my process and the products that I use. If you have questions or suggestions, drop them in the comment section on my video or in this post. If you have not done so already, please SUBSCRIBE!!! Click on the video below to watch.  Thanks for visiting  ChrissyXtinaBeauty.com.


XOXOXO

Chrissy Xtina 💓



PRODUCTS MENTIONED

Garnier Skin Active Micellar Cleansing Water:  http://shopstyle.it/l/wexv

Mario Badescu Glycolic Foaming Cleanser: http://shopstyle.it/l/wev2

Mario Badescu Enzyme Cleansing Gel: http://shopstyle.it/l/wexj

Mario Badescu Glycolic Acid Toner: http://shopstyle.it/l/wev7

Clean and Clear Deep Cleaning Astringent: http://shopstyle.it/l/wewa



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Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Video: I Spent $100 at Forever 21+ (Plus Size Haul)

Description Box Info:

(Similar )Rust Colored Long Line Duster: http://shopstyle.it/l/usbs 
Black Floppy Hat: http://shopstyle.it/l/up8t
Black Faux Fur Coat: http://shopstyle.it/l/up1O
Back Lace Up Sweater: http://shopstyle.it/l/up5c
Metallic Dusty Pink Sweater: http://shopstyle.it/l/up3Z or (Similar) http://shopstyle.it/l/up4k
Ivory Contrast Sweater: http://shopstyle.it/l/up1I
Pom Pom Winter hat: http://shopstyle.it/l/up8I

Affiliate links are used. This video is not sponsored.

God is Love

I John 4:8