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7 Tips to a Perfect Tapered Fro!

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My Tapered Fro

So you’ve just gotten a fresh tapered cut; you look and feel ah-mazing!  Fast forward a week or more and you and you’re hair need an intervention! Tapered cuts are stylish and easy to manage and maintain. They can be cut different lengths to achieve a unique look for the wearer. This may become an issue for those new to styling shorter strands. Here are 7 tips to help you rock the perfect tapered fro’!

  1. Always start on clean, moisturized hair: Working with clean hair ensures that you avoid the grit and grime caused by product build up and dirt.

Tapered Fro| New Hair, New Attitude!

Before & AfterI love the versatility of having natural hair! Since I did my big chop, I’ve only allowed scissors to come in contact with my hair every 3 months or so for a trim, until almost 2 years ago when boredom led to the decision to do a big mini chop!

I had them fade the back and sides, and for a while I was happy; after all, my cut was fly! I became frustrated with having to maintain the cut due to the fact that I was never able to find a barber that

Cocoon Curls, via Naptural85

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Happy Hump Day Ladies!

Last week, I was in a styling funk! After perusing Youtube, I came across Naptural85’s tutorial for Cocoon Curls! Very similar to Bantu Knots, cocoon curls are created by wrapping the hair around itself and securing the ends with a ‘knot’.

I like this method because for me, the technique easier to master than Bantu Knots. Also, sleeping is much easier!

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Re-Moisturized with Aloe/Water & Shea Butter Cream
To Remove Knot: Pull the 'Tail' of the Knot
To Remove Knot: Pull the ‘Tail’ of the Knot

I loved my results!

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Check out Naptural85’s easy Cocoon Curls Tutorial:

Journey to Natural: Then & Now

Today is Oct 31, 2012 and after a 2 year transition (June 2010-June 2012), I am now 28 months post relaxer and 4 months post big chop (BC). I decided to reflect on my journey thus far and think about my hair goals for the future.

Recently, I did a length check:

Stretched Hair: 4 Months Post BC
Shrinkage…

When I was transitioning, one of my favorite protective styles was the big high bun. 

21 Months Transitioning: March 2012
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 Recently I was able to replicate the style on my fully natural hair.

Part I: Do You Bantu? Two Strand Twist Method

Bantu Knot Up Close

I’m feeling adventurous! I love the curly coif that results from bantu knots! After gawking at Naturals who have mastered the Bantu Knot Out technique, I decided to try it myself.

There are two basic ways you can create bantu knots:

  1. Using a Two Strand Twist and
  2. Twisting the length of the hair strand and coiling the hair around itself

This week, I’ll be experimenting using two strand twists and next week I’ll try the single twist method.

Two Strand Twist Method: