Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Faux Shaved Side on Natural Hair Look #2

Link to my previous Faux Shaved Side look from yesterday

For this look all I did was swoop the twisted ends of my flat twists over the flat twists and then I braided the ends into one long braid.  I then took the braided tail and tucked it into the nape of my neck underneath of my fro.  I pinned the braid down using open hair pins.

The main reason I did this was because I was not too crazy about the look of the twisted ends being flat twisted into one long flat twist that I did yesterday.  It made the look too bulky looking and did not achieve the faux shaved side look that I was seeking.

Well guess what?  Neither does this look but I rocked it anyhow :P

Tomorrow I will be posting my third day look.  Ya'll know me, all this loose hair everywhere everyday is getting on my nerves forreal! I'm more of a protective style chick (aka lazy styling).

 So many people ask me how I get my hair to "grow so fast"...hunny, it is because I put it up in twists and leave it alone for weeks at a time! Your hair can't break off if you don't mess with it everyday lol.

Thank you everyone for stopping by and commenting! I really appreciate all of the feedback that I receive.

Take care,


Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Faux Shaved Side on Natural Hair

This hairstyle was inspired by the many other natural hair ladies who were daring enough to shave one side of their hair.  It didn't quite turn out the way I envisioned it in my head, but I rocked it anyway.  I received a lot of compliments for this look too!

I washed and conditioned my hair first, and then I twisted it up using my trusty dusty Worlds of Curls Curl activator gel.  I let it air dry overnight and the next evening I took down one side of the twists and then flat twisted my hair.  I used Fruit of the Earth aloe vera gel to flat twist my hair with only.

The best advice I can give to anyone trying to master the flat twist is to make sure that the section that you are working with is well detangled before you attempt to try flat twisting. 

And yes! I know, I know, I know, I promised a flat twist tutorial (and while we are at it, an updated hair routine video, retro natural hairdo tutorial and a few other videos) in the future, I haven't forgot!

I intentionally wanted my hair to be fluffy and undefined.  I got that look by just twisting my hair into the biggest size twists that my hair could hold on its own without having to use a hair tie to hold the ends together.

Monday, May 14, 2012

My Niece and Her Super Dope Fro and a SURPRISE...

So me and my niece basically grew up together like cousins more so than Aunt and niece-we are only a few years apart.  She talked about going natural all the time but like most of us, making that giant leap to cut off all of the permed hair was a challenge.

But she surprised me one day.  We were riding in my car and she announced to me that she finally did the big chop! I gave her a skeptical look at first because sometimes people declare that they are natural even though they still have permed ends.  Shoot I did it so trust and believe I am not judging anyone.  But nonetheless, I assumed that is what she did.

She wore a lot of twist extensions and weaves for the first few months of her naturalness.  Then she surprised me again when she posted a picture of a beautiful fro on Facebook!  She really did go natural.

Anyway, you probably will be seeing a lot more of my niece, Baby Luv in the future (she just doesn't know it yet 0_o), my road dog.  With all that said, here are a few pics of her gorgeous fro.  Anybody else have some serious hair envy right about now???

Oh yeah, you know you like how I just snuck that shot in though right :D   Tee hee.  Be blessed ya'll.


Friday, May 11, 2012

Two Years of Natural Hair Growth Comparison Pictures

And this right here is a hair growth comparison between May 2010 and May 2012:

I can't wait to see what the next two years bring!

Thanks for stopping by!


Thursday, May 10, 2012

My Most Defined Twist Out on my Natural Hair to Date

How in the world did I get all of that definition though right? It was hot as crap, humid as ish, and I was sweating like a mug, yet and still my definition is off the chain.

For starters, I didn't use my trusty Worlds of Curls curl activator gel as my moisturizer.  Worlds of curls curl activator gel is a humectant based product, and if you use it when it is significantly humid and/or the dew point is relatively high, then your hair will absorb the moisture from the atmosphere and it will cause your hair to POOF! 

This was just an experiment for me.  I wanted to see if my hair could be defined and moisturized at the same time.  I washed my hair with Suave's Rosemary and Mint sulfate shampoo and then conditioned it with Aubrey Organics Honeysuckle Rose conditioner.  After that, I then moisturized my hair with Shea Moisture's Shea Butter Leave in Conditioner.  This product is discontinued, but you can still find it in some beauty supply stores and online too. 

As I found out with this experiment, it doesn't work to well for me as a moisturizer and is better suited to be used as a supplement to my moisturizer.  I also shellacked on some Hairveda Almond Glaze for good measure.  Why, I don't know as I already knew it doesn't provide moisture but I just wanted to use it anyway.

Overall, my was dry as a bone.  And that is why it kept its definition.  The thing is people, you can't have it both ways (at least "I" can't).  If I want a super defined twist out, then I will have to sacrifice moisture.  If I want moisturized hair then it can't be defined at the same time. It just doesn't work that way for me.

So in the end, I rocked this super defined twist out for that day, and then I immediately spritzed it down with water and drenched it in Worlds of Curls.  As I type this, it is currently one week after I added the Worlds of Curls to my hair and it is still soft and moisturized.

So my question to you is-have you been able to achieve super defined AND moisturized hair at the same time?  If so how?

Until we meet again ladies, be blessed <3


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