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Silk scarfs and Unrefined coconut oil!

Silk scarfs.

I've been trying to get one since for ever. Even a few years back, before I even know about KISS and hair journey's, I had a feeling the scarf's from the local beauty stores weren't the real deal. Of course, the package says "100% silk" but those scarves have always seemed to dry my hair out. And the fact that anytime I saw 100% silk at the department stores they always cost alot more than the $2.99 price at the BSS.

So, I just moved to a big city in Florida, and they have so many thrift stores! They're everywhere *I'm in a college student's fashion heaven* I sifted through the junk and found some cute tops and an incense holder (my roomie bought me some incense).

On the way home, I remembered that I should've looked for some silk! A girl on www.k-i-s-s.biz site said to look for 100% silk at Wal-mart in the fabric section, etc. Well, I've tried that before with no luck and I thought I might as well hit up the thrift store.

I went straight to the men's aisle because I figured men's dress shirts are made out of silk more than women's. No luck. All I found was a silk-cotton blend and a bunch of polyester fakes!

I strolled over to the tie section and... silk heaven! Lots of 100% silk ties. Maybe they would make good headbands but I need a full scarf!

After about 15 more minutes of looking through the lingerie and kid's section, I was about to give up and head home. I decided I'd try one more aisle. Old women's jump suits and business suit. DING DING DING! Silk jackpot! lol I found 2 women's jumpsuits that looked like they were straight from the 90s.

It was originally $5.50, but because it was Saturday, the price was cut in half... $2.75. The guy who checked me out was crackin' up when I brought that bright blue mess up to the counter. I explained the situation and he said I should try to sell the scarves... lol Here's the pics:





UNREFINED COCONUT OIL

I have so many essential things like bills that I need to be spending my money on, but I couldn't resist. I've been trying to use up a 16 oz jar of Spectrum's refined coconut oil that I've been using for over 6 months (16 oz goes a long way). Today, I went to the Indian store (saw Parachute coconut oil but didn't know if it was refined or not), natural foods store (overpriced products & BAD customer service=NO business from me!), and finally the Vitamin Shoppe.

The VS's price was $8.99 for a 15 oz of unrefined. So, I got it! LOVES IT! I opened the bottle as soon as I got home lol It smelled sooooo good! A big difference from the refined oil. I prepooed for two hours with VO5 co, rosemary mint, honey, aloe vera gel, and coconut oil. I co-washed with silken child conditioner, applied leave-ins, sealed with coconut oil, and then wrapped with my pretty new scarf!

I took off my scarf after about an hour of air drying just to check on my hair and it looks so smooth! We'll know the final verdict tomorrow!

Ciao!

3 comments:

Amy V. said...

I've unknowingly been using refined coconut oil til i was informed on KISS and am now going to buy the unrefined kind. I think Spectrum is unrefined? I'll go look... I didn't know that the refined doesn't have the great tropical coconutty smell & have been wondering all along why mine has this weird smell LOL! thanks for the post! Love your blog ;-)

Nativa said...

I enjoyed your post because I was in a simpliar situation. I recently got myself a silk scarf and really like how I look in it. In my profile picture I am wearing my scarf.

I was previously using my good old cotton head tie until I got my first silk scarf from Trinidad.

I recently started using coconut oil alot. I cook with it and I use it as a deep conditioner.

All the best to you!

tallMocha said...

just seeing the comments :)

Amy V, have u tried the unrefined by now? hope u have, thanks for checking out my blog!

Nativa, ooooh I want a Trinidadian scarf!! hope it's helping your hair growth, blessings to u too!