ROcakes Updated Hair ROutine!

So this year my focus is retaining length and also developing a simple routine for my hair. Check it out!

Saturday-Prior to washing I apply HE Hello Hydration Conditioner. I section my in four big parts, I then clip each part and apply the conditioner. I detangle my hair in each section twist and clip.

I then go ahead and co wash in sections, sometimes with shampoo if needed and then apply more conditioner before I rinse. After all sections are cleaned and rinsed I keep the four sections to apply my leave-in and detangler Kinky Curly Knot Today. (Swears by this stuff). So, after I detangle my hair which is already pretty much detangled from earlier I add a Argan Oil, followed up by Curls Milkshake for moisture. I also like to add some whipped Shea butter to the ends.

I then section my section for small twisting, this stretches my hair and gives it great definition for the next day. I use Carol’s Daughter Loc Butter and a little whipped Shea Butter for the end and proceed to twist.

My hair is light and fluffy and not heavy at all. With great definition.

Day 2: I take my twists apart and use a pick to fluff my roots, never picking through the ends.

Day 2 Night time routine. I part my hair in 4 sections and I braid my hair this makes the hair stretch even more! I use two big braids for the back sections 3 on the sides and 3 in the top.

Each day I repeat these steps until wash day, I may add some extra Curls Milkshake or Shea Moisture Curl Enhancing Style Milk just and whipped shea butter to the ends.

I’m sticking to this routine to gain some length. I won’t be clipping my ends until December!

Happy  Growing!


Design Essentials SuperFantastic Curlycreams!!

Okay Curlycakes! So I’m here to dish on how much I love Design Essentials Curl Creams! They have an entire line dedicated to natural hair. The shampoo and conditioner just didn’t do it for me….but their creams are a total winner! The daily moisturizer was okay, sometimes I use it and sometimes I don’t. But any who, I love those darn curl creams. They have two types, The Curl stretching Cream and the Curl Define Gel. And let me tell you…The NAmes Don’t Lie! The products performed their duties, well worth the price!  The products kept my hair soft, moist, non-greasy, manageable and I didn’t have to reapply every night. My hair type is 4a/4b very dense and loves moisture. It can’t get enough of the stuff! So I have to tell you ladies…I swear by this stuff. The next test will be to see how it holds up in the winter, I started  using the product in the fall and it worked wonders! Keep reading to see how I use my Design Essentials Curly Creams!

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Rocakes, What’s Your Hair Type? 4b

When I first went natural I couldn’t figure out what my hair type was! What was the big deal? Did it really matter? Was it that essential for me to have this information? Black hair is black hair, right? Wrong. Through my product junkie trial and error phase, buying product after product finding nothing that worked, I realized-knowing my hair type does matter!! I discovered that I was a 4b with 3c and 4a sections. I learned how much my hair loves moisture! And my shrinkage is like 3 times as much as the normal curlycake. You live and you learn right! Here are a few of my favorite hair products:

design Essentials: Curly Cream Gel, Curl strecthing Cream (styling, daily moisture)

Shea Butter, Olive Oil ( sealing my ends, scalp)

Organix- Tea Tree Conditioner (used for co-washing)

Aubrey Organics Honey Suckle Rose Deep Conditioner (deep conditioning)

Giovanni Tea Tree Triple Threat Shampoo (clarifying shampoo)

You can find these products in your local Wal-Mart or Whole Foods stores!

Rocakes ;)

af-Ro Socialite of the Week: LolaMack!



1.) How long have you been natural?

 One year and 7 months (yes I’m a newbie)

2.) What made you decide to go/ be natural?

 I’ve always battled with alopecia on my edges and thinning from over processing. I was planning on just stretching out my relaxer for a few months to let my hair thicken up. When my natural hair started to grow out my relaxed bits just broke off. After some research I decided I’d just cut what was left of the relaxer off and be natural. The crazy thing is the alopecia spot that was bald since I was in junior high is growing in. I never thought it would grow back!

 3.) What’s your hair regime?

 It’s so imperfect. I try to wash every Saturday and during the week just keep it moisturized with a water sprits and/ or Coconut oil. From there I usually two-strand twist it and go! I have to revamp my regime for these hot months. I’d really love to try a wash and go sometime soon. I haven’t done one of those since my big chop.

 4.) How has being natural changed/effected you?

 I feel like I’ve matured since my big chop. I use to feel obligated to relax or straighten my hair because that’s just what women did. “Ignore the burning from the perm because beauty is pain girl!” I’m much more comfortable with myself these days and I’m sure its apart of me embracing my hair.

 5.) Who is your Natural Inspiration?

Is it cliché to name a youtube personality? lol either way I’m gonna say curlychronicles. I don’t have the same hair texture as her but I do aspire to have a fro as big as her’s.


(b)How do you feel you’d be an inspiration breaking the trend in Mainstream Media?

 I feel like I’m breaking all kinds of molds by just being myself, a pierced tattooed chick with an afro and an opinion. I was never encouraged to conform to make other people comfortable, I was told to explore life and express myself.

 6.) What products do you use?

 When I first went natural I bought every product that had the word “curl” in it. Now all I use is a black soap shampoo with a little ACV in it. Giovani Direct leave in, Extra Virgin Coconut oil and Extra Virgin Olive Oil

 7.) What is the one Hair thing you can’t live without!

 The ouchless headband and a beanie! I know its two things but if I’m in a rush the ouchless headbands actually make you look like you’ve made someone’s effort lol. I have a few beanies from Burton that I just love to pieces! Beanies are your bad hair day corrector I usually just leave in my twists and put the beanie over them to conceal the frizz.

 8.) What’s your signature style?

 Twist outs! I’ve been doing them for a few months straight now. Simple and versatile! You can switch it up with any hair accessory and its always going to be super cute.

 9.) Where can people go to Vote for you to become the first MTV TJ! 

Voting for the top 5 starts on July 7th you can vote for me then over at  and to get to know more about me check out my MTV TJ profile


Thanks LolaMack! We wish you the best!

Be Sure to log on and Vote for Cleveland’s Own LolaMack! She could be MTV’s First Twitter Jockey!

Rocakes :)