Google+ Followers

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Silk Press: Ceramic Flat Iron VS Metal Pressing Comb

So let's just be honest, a lot of  African American women are slowly but surely moving away from the relaxer, unfortunately as of right now, I am not one of those ladies lol. Even though I'm not going natural, I still have cut down a lot on my chemicals, I try to wait as long as I can in between relaxers and when I finally do put one in its only for a quick comb through, so I guess you can say I texturize. But any who, even though most ladies are stepping over to the other side, they still like to have that relaxed look, meaning the body wrap, straight wrap, or maybe even big curls, the whole point is they want that straight look every now and then. So how can you achieve this look without any chemicals? Silk press, or press and curl. Now the next question is, which tool is the best to use for the process? Ceramic heat or Metal heat, meaning flat iron or pressing comb? Well I am going to give you a list of ceramic plates and tell you how they work vs using a metal comb.

Unregulated Metal:
Has temperature fluctuation, no way of controlling the heat applied to your hair. It could be way to hot, burning your hair off in the process, or not hot enough to help you achieve your desired look. It can also make the hair dry and brittle causing breakage.

Great for even heat distribution which means that the chances of one area being overheated are low.  This  means that it has less potential to burn or damage your hair.

This flat iron generates negative ions. Hair is usually positively charged due to its water content and therefore a tool that provides negative ions while styling results in smoother, shinier, frizz free hair. Ever heard the saying "Opposites attract"? 

Has excellent heat conduction, consistent heat, allows minimum temperature variation and which minimizes heat damage.  It heats very quickly, has a high ionic output, and transfers heat faster than ceramic.

So Which so you use for your hair? I think I would go with any of the above except for metal. So join me in this century and put away the pressing comb, we are so past that now, its not needed, unless you want frizzy, brittle  dried up hair.

For more tips and tricks or talk about this beauty industry go to my site 
Appointments can be scheduled there and virgin Brazilian extensions and waist cinchers can be purchased there as well.
Follow me on Instagram @hair_nail_divas_extensions
Twitter @hair_nail_diva

Monday, October 14, 2013

Hair & Nail Divas Extensions

So it has been a while, I know, but lets talk about my new line of 5A grade virgin hair extensions, Hair & Nail Divas Extensions.The NON DYED, with cuticle still intact, unprocessed, Brazilian hair line comes in straight, wavy, and body wave, last a year or more with proper care. This hair has NOT been bathed in acid.

This hair is the perfect solution for all your protective hair styling issues. It does not tangle nor does it shed all over the place like some your other "virgin" hair companies extensions. This hair is top of the line and is a great investment. Oh, and did i forget to mention that it is very affordable  like starting $75 per bundle affordable? That caught your attention I bet :) 

To purchase this hair visit 

Wednesday, November 7, 2012


Hello Peeps,

Just wanted to congratulate my President on his second term, and shout out my state, Ohio, we came together and did our thing once again. Times like this make me proud to be an American.Once again congrats President Obama and the Obama family and congrats to Vice President Biden and his family.

Find me on Facebook
Follow me on instagram @hair_nail_diva

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Ain't No Refunds Boo Boo

Okay, let's talk about that annoying ass client, you know the one who can't make up their mind about what they want, want something they see someone else with, has no sense of style, always complaining, you know the one you who always has a complaint but always seem to make another appointment. These people are just flat out irritating and I think it's because of self-esteem issues, but I'm not a therapist so i won't go there lol.

So what do we do about these people? We have to be upfront and completely honest with them in a firm but professional way, if you are not a good speaker make signs, this makes them think that your really not talking about them but they really know you are, and you can do this by saying or posting the following:

Make sure you are happy with your service before you leave out of my presence because there will be no hair, nail, or lashes repaired free of charge, you will be charged for the simple fact I have no clue what you did when you left my sight.

Just because yo lil cousin's baby momma friend sister got a platinum blonde lace wig and look cute with it, don't mean you go and spend $300 on one and get mad at your stylist for putting it on you after you asked, get your own look and quit trying to look like the next person.


These are just a few ways you can get that client in line, either they roll with it or they roll out.

Find me on Facebook
Follow me on instagram @hair_nail_diva


Weekend nails by me

Hey everyone! I know it's been a minute I've been really busy. Today I just want to share a few pictures of nails I did, enjoy!

-Creative powder
-Retention monomer


Find me on Facebook
Follow me on instagram @hair_nail_diva

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Let's Get it Straight

Hello loves! Today I will be talking about the tools and products I use on my natural  clients when they want a silk press.

First step, of course, is the shampooing and conditioning. I like to try lots of professional products but right now I'm using the Joico line (can be purchased at Cosmoprof) and also the Lock in Shine medicated products for my clients with dry and itch scalp.

After the shampooing and conditioning step I use a dime size amount of the one 'n only Argan Oil and the generic Super Skinny serum (just as good as the Paul Mitchell line) which cuts blowdrying time in half and protects the hair during the thermal styling  , both can be purchased at Sally's Beauty Supply. Rub that on the hair and scalp and comb out with a wide tooth comb.

Next is the blow drying stage. This stage is the most important because if done correctly there will be no need to use a pressing comb, the ceramic flat irons will work just fine. The blow dryer I use is the Conair Yellow Bird. I've been using this blow dryer since hair school and I swear by it. It straightens the hair out better that any other dryer I've used, but a few of my beautician home girls like its sister, The Blue Bird.

After the blow dry I go in with either my H2pro 1" with floating plates ceramics or I use my GVP 1" ceramics, they are the genric brand to the CHI IRONS but on my opinion work 10x better for a fraction of the cost and also can be purchased at Sally's(the GVP). Below are pics of a Silk Press I did from beginning to end.

If you have any questions about any my techniques or about any products I use, feel free to leave a comment, find me on Facebook Tawana Smith  or follow me on twitter @mztwanky.

Check back for more tips daily

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Hot Mess Hair Review

Hello, hello, hello! So today I want to talk about the hair that I used in my Glue Me Baby blog and all I have to say is HOT MUTHA (WATCH YO MOUTH) M.E.S.S!

Premium too pro is the hair that I wouldn't recommend to my dog or my worst enemy. Granted it is cheap, 60 for 2 packs of 18", and I know you get what you pay for, but damn, I didn't even get a full week before I started looking like cats being digging in my hair. I mean its acting like straight synthetic hair, and its supposed to be 100% human. I thought I was gone get a couple weeks in with my quick weave till my Indian remy hair I just ordered came came in for my sew in, puh! I was being extra cheap when I bought this hair and I should of just bought the hair I usually get, Black Diamond Onyx. Now that hair is cheap as well but very good quality, if I didn't tell you it wasn't remy, you would swear it was. An 18 in that is $50 per pack at my local beauty supply and will last over a month if you wear a satin bonnet every night. I even got a sew in with that hair and I loved it.

So in saying all of that, stay away from Premium Too and Premium Too Pro (ain't nothing pro about it) if you want your hair to last longer than a few days.

For more tips check back daily
Find me on Facebook Tawana Smith
Follow me on twitter @mztwanky