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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...

Why I Stopped Using Shea Butter…

[contact-form][contact-field label=”Name” type=”name” required=”true” /][contact-field label=”Email” type=”email” required=”true” /][contact-field label=”Website” type=”url” /][contact-field label=”Message” type=”textarea” /][/contact-form]For the better part of two years, I strictly used Shea butter to style my hair. It worked well at locking in moisture and keeping my hair soft and shiny for DAYS. My hair always came out well-defined, and the style would last as long as the moisture would. It also isn’t very expensive: I can usually catch it on sale at Whole Foods. One tube,...

Craft Cocktail #7 | The Mandarin Mule

The Moscow Mule is a very popular fall drink here in New Orleans; it’s got the right amount of sweet and sour balance that makes any drink great. Ginger-lovers will love this drink. It’s a great recommendation for vodka drinkers who want to try something new. This variation of the Moscow Mule, called the Mandarin Mule, is a nice alternative for those who aren’t necessarily the biggest fans of the former version, but are intrigued by the idea. The ginger and orange combo...

Natural Hair | Twist Out Tutorial for LESS Frizz, MORE Volume + VIDEO!

Hi Everyone! I finally made my debut on YouTube! It has been a long time coming. I finally decided to get past my camera shyness. Before you watch it, I must ask this of you… don’t judge my music, please! I know it’s bad; I need more producers friends. I’ll do better next time! I was just so ready to get this out to you guys! I’m always being asked about my twist outs and how I do them. Well,...

Natural-Looking Curls with Curlformers!

   Yesterday was my second time rocking a Curlformer set. The results were very similar to my first use. To shorten drying time, I used lighter products, but I also added a light gel on top of my styler for better hold results. When you first take off the rollers, the curls are very uniform, and, in my opinion and depending on how large your sections are, they can be worn without/ with minimal separation. However, I am obsessed with...

How to Use Shea Moisture Hair Masques

Shea Moisture is one of my favorite natural hair brands, and a lot of their products have been staples in my regimen since my transitioning days. I believe I have tried almost every single one of their products. Their collection of hair masks are in constant rotation in my regimen. I have bought each one at least twice and some countless amounts of times. I almost feel like a SM mask connoisseur… No? Well, maybe just an enthusiast… Each mask has a special purpose for my hair, and I wanted to share my methods with others. If you’re looking to try a new mask for a specific reason, I may be able to help you out.

Craft Cocktail #4 | How to make a New Orleans-style Hurricane

Now you dont have to come all the way to New Orleans to try a hurricane… This recipe is not only easy but delicious! The hurricane is a succulently sweet drink that will get you right real quick. It’s combination of a rum trio and fruit juice is a recipe for a beautiful disaster, hence it’s name, and people love it! It's great for parties any time of the year.