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Saturday, July 4, 2015

Natural Hair: Fourth of July Twistout

Hey Curlies,

It's hard to admit, but mini twists have been on my mind lately. Last summer I said I would most likely never do them against because they took a lot longer to take down last time...but mini twists have been on my mind since I posted the Mini Twists Guide last week.

I haven't found the time to do them, but I'm planning to install them as of late July. I washed my hair using Shea Moisture's Black Castor Oil shampoo and conditioned with Mill Creek Botanicals Aloe Vera Conditioner.

I thoroughly detangled my hair and created about 15 twists using only Shea butter in about 30 minutes. I untwisted the next day and got this...

Happy Fourth of July!

Friday, July 3, 2015

Natural Hair: Length Check Shirts

Hey Curlies,

I just wanted to give you all a heads up about the length check shirts I just got in. A lot of people email me about the shirts and I now have about a dozen in. Shirts are $12 which include shipping! Please email me at to order.

Monday, June 29, 2015

Natural Hair: How to Choose a Hair Stylist

Hey Curlies,

At some point we all get tired of doing our own hair. We want someone to scrub our scalp for once, wash our strands and give our arms a rest from twisting for hours. If you feel like this, as I do sometimes, you may need to search for a stylist in your area.

When I got my hair straightened a year ago, I put in lots of effort and thought into who I would allow to handle my hair. After doing my hair on my own for four years, I was convinced no one could do it the way I could. This may be especially important if you're trying a style you've never worn before, such as an iron out.

Here are a few things I took into consideration when choosing a stylist:

  • How long the stylist has been practicing their craft?
  • How long has the stylist held their license?
  • What is the quality of their work? (What do their photos look like?)
  • What experience do they have with natural hair?
  • What type of products do they use?
  • What tools do they use to detangle/what are their detangling methods?
  • How much heat is used throughout the visit?
  • Are you allowed to bring in your own products?
  • If installing braids, how tight do they braid?
  • If using heat tools, what temperature do they use?
  • If getting a trim, are they a "scissor happy" stylist?
  • How many clients do they schedule at once?
  • What is the estimated time to complete the style?
These aren't all of the questions you should keep in mind, but they are a place to start. You may want a stylist that only schedules one client at a time so your hair care can be the primary focus.

Once do do find a stylist, I would speak with them before your appointment about your expectations and what the process will be like. This way, there shouldn't be any surprises.

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Natural Hair:Video Q&A

Hey Curlies,

I just wanted to update you all on the video Q&A. I've been having the WORST luck with this video. I've filmed it about five times and am having trouble converting the format.

I am going to keep trying though. Hopefully I will have it together by Tuesday. I will have an new post for you all tomorrow morning though.

Thursday, June 25, 2015

NaturalHair: #Throwback Thursday

Hey Curlies,

This week's #TBT photo is from a twistout in 2013. Many of these photos can be found on this site, but you have to big back a few years.

Monday, June 22, 2015

Natural Hair: Your Summer Guide to Mini Twists

Hey Curlies,

In honor of the summer season, I thought I'd share a few of my mini twist posts with you all. I haven't worn mini twists in almost a year, but that there isn't a reason why you shouldn't consider your own.

Below is everything you need to know about mini twists:

Mini twists with Shea Butter

Mini twists tutorial

How to moisturize mini twists

Mini twists nighttime routine

Curly mini twists

Mini twists at three weeks

More mini twists

Hope this helps! Makes me want to do some now... lol

Friday, June 19, 2015

Natural Hair: Got Henna?

Hey Curlies,

I've really got henna on my mind lately. If you don't know what henna is, it's a natural agent/powder derived of a plant used to condition, strengthen and color the hair. Also, if you've been following me for a while, I have used a form of "neutral henna," called Cassia Obovata, aka Cassia. It has the same effect as henna but without the color dye release. (Read about my experience here.)

Cassia application in 2013
But this time, I think I'm ready to take a leap of faith by using henna. Yes, my intention is to achieve a new hair color, although I truly adore my own natural color. I'm not sure ladies, I'm lost here...

I will have a decision soon. Let me know what you think I should do.