Top Knot on Natural Hair

Hey Curlies,

This week's video is a hairstyle tutorial of my top knot done on natural hair.

I posted a photo of this style about two years ago when I got m hair straightened for the first time in 2014. It looked a little different then because of the hair texture, but the idea is the same.

Since then, I've gotten a few questions on this style so I decided a quick tutorial would work.

It's a really cute, easy and quick style that can fit multiple occasions.

Check out the video below



top knot on natural hair



Big Bun Protective Style

Hey Curlies,

After six years of having natural hair, I think I found one of my signature protective styles! I was looking for something to do with my hair for work and my mind went blank.

I thought of a puff – as a last resort – but my hair was too stretched to make it work. Before I knew it, I began pinning and came up with what I call my "big bun."

This protective style was done in less than 7 minutes and required only 5 to 6 bobby pins and a headband.

big bun natural hair protective style


cute bun protective style

cute bun protective style

RELATED | 5 Minute Natural Hair Protective Style

cute bun protective style

This was one of the styles I couldn't sleep on because the back would be ruined by morning, but again, it's a very quick style.

I'm sure I'll be doing this again soon...maybe even a tutorial coming soon.


Natural Hair: Twisted Crown

Hey Curlies,

Just wanted to stop by again really quickly to drop some photos of my twisted crown hairstyle I've been wearing all week.

This quick style was done after African Threading my hair.

twisted crown on natural hair

goddess twist on natural hair

To style, I used Urbanaire Gypsy's Slayed Pomade and began lightly twisting.

New style coming soon.


Sip & Share your Natural Hair Story | Indianapolis

Hey Curlies,

The next free ClassyCurlies.com and Indy's ClassyCurlies event is on the calendar: Sip & Share Your Hair Story - Sept. 20 in Indianapolis.

natural hair story indianapolis

Come unwind with a glass of wine during this speed dating-like event that will give you the opportunity to share your natural hair story and tips.

Sip & Share Your Hair Story
September 20, 5:30- 7 p.m.
Shiraz Wine Experience & Art Cafe
429 Mass. Ave.
Indianapolis, IN 46204

Again, the event is free but wine tastings must be purchased separately.

Hope to see you there!


African Threading Tutorial: Stretch your Natural Hair

Hey Curlies,

It has taken me days to finish but the tutorial on African Threading is here.

Again, African Threading is a great way to stretch your natural hair without heat. The process takes about 45 minutes, depending on the length of your hair. It requires thread (I used crochet thread, but you can use whatever you'd like) that is wrapped around the length of your hair, air dried, then taken down for a blowout look.

I teased my results on Instagram a few days ago:


RELATED | Stretching my Natural Hair Part 1

So now that you've seen the final results, learn how to do this yourself!

African Threading on Natural Hair

I had lots and lots of footage but I had to cut out most of it for time's sake.



Product Review: Urbanaire Gypsy

Hey Curlies,

I've got another video for you and this product review features those from Urbanaire Gypsy.

Urbanaire Gypsy product review

If you're looking to try out some new products with all natural ingredients, you may want to give this line a try.




Natural Hair: Defined Twistout

Hey Curlies,

As promised, I have some new content of you.

I wanted to show you all the style I've been wearing for the last week or so.

Last week I washed my hair and created medium-sized twists that I wore for exactly one week. I then untwisted for a twistout.

For details on how I created those twists, click here.

Here are a couple of photos of how it all turned out:

twistout on natural hair

twistout on natural hair

Just three days later my hair actually looks exactly the same, only a little more frizzy.

Tomorrow I think I may take apart the twist definition and wear it in a wild fro before wash day rolls around again.

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New Content Tonight

Hey Curlies,

I have some great content to upload tonight. I planned on doing much of that last night but I had an allergic reaction to something and...the night was all bad.

So tonight it is...look for it.

Also, there will be no newsletter this week but if you'd like to sign up for next week's email, click here.

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Hey Curlies,

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Two-Strand Twists: Embrace your Shrinkage

Hey Curlies,

Never have thought I would see the day when I actually embrace my hair shrinkage. When I first did my big chop in 2011 I had a little more than a twa. I couldn't wait for my hair to get long so I could do more styles.

Now that I've reached my hair goal – shoulder-lenth hair while curly – I actually miss this days when my twistout can look like this:

2011

natural hair shrinkage

2016


twistout


In this picture, my hair was not stretched, just a twist n curl (see my fave here).


So today I washed and conditioned my hair and simply twisted on damp hair using Urbanaire Gypsy's leave-in conditioner.



I plan on wearing these twists for at least the next week or so...you'll hear more about them later in an upcoming video.