This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #Sponsored #WhatMonthlyPain #CollectiveBias Earlier this week my daughter was supposed to attend the National Senior Beta Club induction ceremony because of outstanding qualities in academic achievement, character, leadership and service. She’s been working so hard this year and I’m so proud of her. Monday after school we picked her outfit and decided on a hairstyle. Tuesday morning I was excited about styling her hair after school, but when she got home plans changed. As soon as she came in the door from school she asked if I had anything for cramps. Her back, tummy and legs were hurting all day she said. I felt so bad for her, but I had the [Click here to continue reading]
I “big chopped” on October 23 and I can’t even tell you how excited I am. My goal was to transition as long as possible, but that was for my husband. He prefers I trim the relaxed ends periodically instead of all at once. I prefer to get it over with and start fresh with all unrelaxed hair. On the 23rd he said he wouldn’t mind if I big chopped and so I did. Of course after chopping I was shocked at how short my hair was, but once I washed and styled it I was in love. I have been using very little products on my hair and it’s made being natural this time so much easier. When I big chopped three years ago, [Click here to continue reading]
Do you struggle with trying to Slick Your Baby Hair or 4C Edges down? Today I’m going to tell you the two steps I use for neat edges every time. Since sharing my protective up-do, I’ve big chopped. I was about 16 weeks post relaxer and decided to cut off the relaxed ends of my hair. Since cutting my hair, I’ve switched to a crochet braid protective style. I love this style because it requires no manipulation of my hair. The only thing I do a few times a week is slick my baby hair. When my hair was relaxed this was easy to do, but once I began trying it on my coils 4C hair, it was much harder. The hair would lay flat, but would coil back [Click here to continue reading]
I’m moving into month six of transitioning to natural hair and so far, I’ve been wearing protective styles or my hair covered with fun fabrics. Wrapping my hair in fabric allows me to have fun with color and shapes. There are so many ways fabric can be wrapped and secured to cover the hair entirely or partially. Over the next few weeks, I’m going to show you how easy wraps are to use and several ways to style them. For today’s tutorial, How to Wrap Your Hair in a Turban, I’m using a black and white jersey knit fabric. Jersey knits are super stretchy making it ideal for this wrap style. The stretchy fabric allows the wrap to really mold and hang on the your head so you don’t have [Click here to continue reading]
I don’t think I’ve ever shared my flat twist out takedown process with y’all. A flat Twist Out is how I wear my hair at least one day out of every week, unless it’s braided. The style is very easy to maintain and doesn’t take a lot of night before work. For my flat twist outs, I generally re-braid them every night or every other night. If my hair is feeling dry during the re-twisting process, I spritz each section with a liquid and a cream moisturizer before re-twisting. For this style, I normally, section my hair off for around five flat twists. Here’s a video of my process. To stay up to date with my latest videos, be sure to subscribe to my You Tube channel.
This week I’m wearing my hair in a protective style in order to keep the ends of my hair tucked away. The goal of these styles are to reduce the amount of time I spend manipulating my hair. When my hair is in braids or flat twists it requires less styling throughout the week. This weeks style was achieved by flat twisting all of my hair up toward the crown of my head and securing it. You can secure it in a french braid, bantu knot or any other method as long as it’s not too bulky. Then using some synthetic hair similar to the texture of my hair, I created two chunky twist. Starting from the rear crown of my head I pinned down [Click here to continue reading]