I am honored to be the Queen of Kinks this month! Check out my feature!
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.
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.
For this weeks Gratuitous Post, I decided to share with my readers who hate traditional protective styles that Turbans & Headwraps are protective styles too!
If you have an extensive scarf collection like I do, you may want to explore learning how to tie a headwrap or turban! You can also go to a local fabric store and purchase 1.5-2 yards of your favorite fabric and create a unique look that’s not already in your closet. Joann Fabrics has weekly 50% off coupons for fabric! They also take competitor coupons. Mixing and match the colors and patterns to accessorize your outfit for the day is fun! They work for natural, transitioning, and relaxed hair, can be used to disguise a bad hair day or the fact that you’re deep conditioning while running errands, and are appropriate at a variety of settings!
I came across this gem on one of my favorite Natural Hair sites! This hairstory is from the Black British perspective but parallels the American Black hairstory. Take 10 minutes and check it out!
Stop the madness; let’s embrace all of our collective crowns!
The question is, why aren’t you using tea rinses? Every DIY natural should, at the very least, be treating herself to a tea rinse. I have also incorporated these herbal infused teas as my base for my liquid leave when I moisturize my hair, using the L.O.C Method.
It’s very easy to incorporate tea rinses into your regimen, and can be used on natural, relaxed, or transitioning hair.
Last weekend, I was fortunate enough to be taken on a weekend cruise for my birthday by my aunt. It was a great mini-get away. The boat stopped in Freeport Bahamas for the day and we went to Lucaya Beach. I was LOVIN my bush that day and I let it hang out! I’d received many compliments from various people on the boat and I just knew my fro was #everything! So I’m hanging out with my aunt and her BFF, trying to intensify my tan when a woman walks up to us trying to sell us “island bracelets” (which I’m sure were made in China). She eyes my hair and says (her comments will be italicized):