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...(571 words, 9 images, estimated 2:17 mins reading time)
Initially, my hair was styled in a frohawk. My intentions were to wash my hair out as soon as possible due to the tremendous amount of product build up and flakes I had throughout my hair, but time didn’t really permit so I had to make due with what I had. Read more...(362 words, 7 images, estimated 1:27 mins reading time)
I love protective styling; it’s much more suited to my keep it simple, sista (KISS) lifestyle. Additionally, I believe it helps keep single strand knots at bay, as well as to retain length and moisture. For this week’s look, I modified and simplified my Roll and Tuck style, which I wore for most of my transition to natural hair. The pictorial above shows how I recycled a style for two different looks!
Directions for Look 1: This look resembles the half up, half down hair styleRead more...(334 words, 3 images, estimated 1:20 mins reading time)
Divide Hair into 3 Sections: One Section on either side of the head and a back section (Photos 1 & 2)
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!
I loved my results!
Check out Naptural85’s easy Cocoon Curls Tutorial:
Happy Humpday! This past Sunday was the first beauty day of February.
I ended the last few days of the last week in a protective style. I jazzed it up with a colorful scarf.
To begin, I normally start with an amla pre-poo oil wash. Last year, my local indian store relocated and I was unable to find out where they relocated to, which left me without my beloved amla. I prefer to purchase it locally rather than online, so until I find another local source for amla, I’ll have to make due.
I was fortunate to find a store here in Orlando, that sells all kinds of herbs in various forms! I’m like a kid in a candy store when I go! The staff is very friendly, the prices are right, and most any herb you are looking for can be found here, with the exception of amla :).
I decided to experiment with the powder form of the extract of some herbs I’d been wanting.
What’s the main difference between the powdered and whole herbs?
Shelf life! Whole herbs have a longer shelf life (up to 2 years), while powdered herbs can last only up to 6 months. A general rule of thumb is to substitute 1/3 teaspoon powdered or 1 teaspoon crushed for every 1 tablespoon of chopped fresh herbs.
So, as opposed to using whole herbs or even essential oils for my Read more...(599 words, 7 images, estimated 2:24 mins reading time)
In a recent post I griped about the affects of color on my natural hair. I decided to give protein a try to strengthen my hair and curb and impending breakage due to cuticle damage from the color. In the past I’ve tried a homemade concoction using eggs (disaster) as well as the Aphogee 2 Minute Reconstructor; I was not impressed with either.