How to create a High Puff with Tribal Headband

How to | High Puff with Tribal Headband

Today’s High Puff with Tribal Headband is inspired by my recent travel to Kenya. The country is so vibrant and colorful y’all. Everywhere you look from the city to the bush are bright, bold colors. The chocker I’m wearing is one of two I bought while there and the headband was a gift from a friend. She spent time in Africa and gifted me some fabric. Mine is straight from the ‘Mother Land’, but there are some gorgeous patterns here. The Puff To create the puff I started with freshly washed and blowdried hair. I use the tension method and my hairdryer set on medium heat to dry my hair. It involves gently stretching my hair and drying it. Do y’all see that shrinkage? Once [Click here to continue reading]

Braid Out on 4C Hair & New Rimmel London Matte Lipsticks

I’ve been loving the freedom that comes with having shorter hair and I’m going to enjoy it while it lasts. When my hair isn’t in a protective style, it’s usually worn in a blowout or twist out. When I do twist out, I can start with wet or dry hair depending on the look I’m going for. This one was done on wet hair which results in a smaller afro and tighter coiled hair. After my wash routine, I towel dried my hair and did the L.O.C. method for moisture. L.O.C. is an acronym for Leave-in-Conditioner, Oil, and Cream. With the L.O.C. method, I saturate my hair with my leave in, then use coconut oil to seal in the moisture and work the cream into my [Click here to continue reading]

How to Create the Perfect Bantu Knots

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #APassionForHair #CollectiveBias I asked on my Instagram page whether I should leave my gray hair alone or color it and you guys unanimously voted for color. I’m in 100% agreement with you and am going to show you how I color my hair at home to make my hair match my youthful face.  I’m coloring my hair using Schwarzkopf Keratin Color Anti-Age Hair Color in Espresso, with 100% gray coverage.  The kit comes with a pre-treatment designed to help achieve even color results. That’s good for me since I’m using a different brand than the last time I died my hair and I want my previously dyed hair to blend well [Click here to continue reading]

Post Big Chop 4C Hair Growth | 3 Month Update

Between my big chop in October 2016 and this January 2017 update, my hair has grown quite a bit. Not only that but 4C hair is super soft, relatively tangle free and healthy. I will share my haircare routine in another post but for today I want to document my growth and what I think is stimulating it.  Since my big chop in October, I’ve kept my hair in protective styles with either my own hair or added hair. My go to style with added hair has been Crochet braids using the 12″ Jumbo Mambo or Havana Twists.  This style is super easy and only takes an hour to install the hair.  It’s a great fuss-free style that allows my real hair to rest from [Click here to continue reading]

Big Chop Haircut Reveal: How I Style My TWA + 4C Texture Shots

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]

How to Slick Your Baby Hair or 4C Edges

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]