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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...

Natural Hairstyles | How to Make Bantu Knots Look Cute & Wearable

Bantu knots are a true catch 22. The end result – a bantu knot out – is usually BOMB, but dealing with the prerequisite can be problematic. Because they tend to take forever and a day to dry if you style on wet hair, wearing the knots outside the house is a necessary evil for a busy lifestyle. To a lot of naturals, wearing bantu knots outside is equivalent to wearing rollers outside the house. You’re not going to wear rollers in your head...

Natural Hairstyles | The Bun Wrap

This past week has been a LONG one. With the Super Bowl and Mardi Gras only being two days apart, I haven’t had much time to sleep let alone pay attention to my hair. Being a bartender in New Orleans during Mardi Gras can be a very lucrative opportunity, but it takes it’s toll on your mental and physical health due to long hours and little sleep (especially if you’re participating in festivities along with the everyone else). My lack...

Natural Hairstyle | Inverted Box Braid Bob

  Lately, I have been itching to install braids again, but I wanted to do it differently. I had done colored braids before, but I had never done a braid “cut”. It didn’t take a lot of scrolling through the #boxbraids tag on Instagram until I decided that I wanted to do a bob. Unfortunately, my hair is WAY too long for a neck length bob (I’m at APL – arm pit length). I toyed with the thought of doing a...

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...

How to Use Shea Moisture Hair Masks Part 2!

If you haven’t already, please check out the first part where I discuss six other hair masques released by Shea Moisture. This blog consists of the four newest masks added to the Shea Moisture product line and how I use them. I have definitely found a new favorite, and I hope to help you find one too! Also, if you’re interested in learning more information before you buy, your in the right place. ABOUT MY HAIR: I have type 4a-4c hair. I...