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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’! Read more...(589 words, 6 images, estimated 2:21 mins reading time)
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.
I 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 Read more...(485 words, 8 images, estimated 1:56 mins reading time)
So I’ve been sporting (and loving) faded sides since April and I thought it was appropriate to discuss razor burn, cuts, and bumps; something anyone who shaves anything may have to deal with. I’ve had to deal with razor burn or bumps while shaving but it never occurred to me that I could experience this around my hairline after a shape up.
Razor burn is “technically known as Folliculitis, which describes when the hair follicles become infected by a bacteria or fungus. This results in the irritated bumps and pimples that appear around the shaving area” – More at Ask Game Day. Read more...(449 words, 2 images, estimated 1:48 mins reading time)
This past Saturday was CurlFest. Last year I participated in the show and I must say that my experience this year tops previous! From the professional hair stylists and make up artists at All Dolled Up Salon to the stylists from Franchesca’s, I was impressed.
To achieve this look, my hair was first flexi-rodded all over.
I sat under the dryer for 45 minutes and went home with the rods still in my hair. Because I was going horseback riding the following morning, we thought the style would hold better and we could prevent shrinkage, if the rods were still in. Read more...(573 words, 7 images, estimated 2:18 mins reading time)
The style I’m wearing is a partial protective style. It can also be worn by transitioners by rolling the relaxed ends on a perm or flex-rod.
I discuss how changing up my product yielded a different result. Lastly, check out how I untwist my hair for my twist out.
This week, I tried to avoid wearing my fro’ out. Since I BC’d, I’ve been wearing my hair out constantly, which is completely unlike me. As a transitioner, I was an avid protective styler. I realize that less handling of my hair will yield healthier hair so I’m trying to re-create some styles I wore during my transition on my fully natural hair. Some styles I’ve not been able to re-create because my hair is shorter than it was during my transition. At any rate, I’m trying styles that are both professional (for work), funky (after work), and still fall into the category of protective styling. Read more...(264 words, 1 image, estimated 1:03 mins reading time)
Hawaii has been everything to my hair. Her climate ensures my hair never loses moisture, thus she stays soft all the time. I’ve been here since Monday and today was the first time I’ve re-moisturized my hair!
To achieve this style I started by re-moisturizing my hair. To re-moisturize I: Read more...(289 words, 1 image, estimated 1:09 mins reading time)
Use a liquid to lightly spritz my hair: Aloe Vera Juice, Infusium 23, Water, and Giovanni Direct Leave-In
Shea Butter Mix: Shea Butter, Castor, Coconut, & Olive Oils, and essential oils for fragrance