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The Evolution of the Perfect Twistout

I have been using the same twist out method for over 2 years now because it’s practically fool-proof. It’s the best proven method to get the most curl definition and the least amount of frizz. The Foundation Personally, I think all twist outs and wash-and-go’s look best on freshly deep conditioned hair. Under a dryer for 20 minutes is my weekly routine. My hair always feels silky smooth and soft from the moisturizing conditioner. I also like to add organic...

20 Natural Hair Product Brands to Try

I’ve been natural for 5 years now, so I’ve been around the product block. I’ve used super inexpensive products to major splurge products, and I truly think there’s great products for every budget. We all develop our favorites, so this list is comprised of just a few of mine. I have been using some of these brands for years and others I’ve only discovered in 2017. Hopefully you find something new to try! Here are some natural hair product brands...

Fall Cocktails | Apple Cinnamon Old Fashioned

The colors, the sweet wind chill, and the sweet & spicy flavors of Fall are finally upon us! Fall is my absolute favorite season. Fall when I non-arbitrarily become obsessed with nature. I love showing my appreciation for the abundance of beauty by spending lots of time outside and around the whimsical array of color and animal activity that becomes evident when the weather begins to change. In turn, I believe, I’m gifted with my most creative ideas and inspiration....

Blackberry and Elderflower Pimm’s Cup – Perfect Springtime Drink

The perfect accessory to a beautiful, breezy day, full of endless possibility, is the perfect cocktail to make it more memorable. A day in the park, the beach, or the bar with friends in the Spring is not a perfect day without a Pimm’s Cup, especially in New Orleans. This traditionally British concoction has had a large presence in NOLA for years now. It’s light and refreshing taste makes it a great cooling sipper on those hot days and satisfies those fruit cravings...

Individual Crochet Faux Locs Inverted Bob ft. Girl and Hair

Finally uploaded another YouTube video! Check it out! Products mentioned: • Girl and Hair Moisturizing Sulfate-Free Cleanser:  https://www.girlandhair.com/products/… • Girl and Hair Nourishing Leave-In Conditioner:  https://www.girlandhair.com/products/… • Girl and Hair Restoring Hair Balm:  https://www.girlandhair.com/products/… • Creme of Nature Argan Oil Perfect Edges: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00… • Alaffia Tangerine Citrus Shea Butter:  https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00… • Hair Crochet Needle:  https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00… • Bobbi Boss Bomba Faux Locs Soul 3pcs (8″ 10″ 12″):  https://hairsoflyshop.com/products/bo… Please share and subscribe ! To watch my previous YouTube video, click here. For...

Natural Hairstyle | Perfect Perm Rod Set How-To

Deciding what hairstyle to enter my 26th year with wasn’t as daunting of a task as you would expect… I only had 2 in mind: Beautiful tousled curls achieved on a blowout using flexi rods or tighter-coiled curly fro with perm rods. I opted for the style that was most comforting at night. Deciding what products to use required some research. My last few attempts at a gorgeous perm rod set were marred by humidity and lack of ability to...

Natural Hairstyle | Twisted Fauxhawk Updo

Safe protective styling has always been a bit of a struggle for me due to lack of inspiration and a fear of boredom. It took me a two-hour search on instagram to find a hairstyle I hadn’t done before that I could really make my own.. What I mean by safe protective styling is a style that lasts a while but doesn’t endanger my edges, isn’t too tight on my scalp, and won’t cause any unnecessary breakage. As naturals, we tend...

Christmas Gift Ideas for Your Curlfriends

Whether its your best friend, girlfriend, daughter, or mother, getting hair gifts for a curly girl can be hard if you don’t know anything about natural hair. Even if you know a lot about natural hair, buying products for someone with hair of a different texture can also be hard. Let me help make things easy for you… I have made a super gift list that encompasses any and every gift your curl friend, or you, could ever possibly want. From hair...

My Trip to the African American Museum

My grandmother was a great storyteller when I was a child. I remember vividly the colorful stories she would tell me about the past. The hairstyles, the clothes, the drama. I remember her story about a Native American relative who would sit indian-style on the porch. I remember the stories of how my grandfather was a big jokester when he was in high school and how he used to play on a baseball team. I can clearly see my grandmother’s high...

4 Cocktails to Try During Essence Fest 2016

Summer is here and so is Essence Fest 2016! There’s so much to see and do in this one weekend before the 4th of July. Here at Manning’s Sports Bar, we came up with 4 drinks to help get you through the weekend. Whether your taking a break from the fest or trying to find a cool spot to escape the heat, come visit us on Fulton Street and try one of our specialty cocktails: 1 – Hennessy Halftime Punch...