Collection of hair care ideas, experience and stories for ethnic hair. Hopefully with everyone’s input and experience on their own hair journey we can all learn something. Feel free to share your stories or post pictures on your journey to healthy hair! I’ve gone natural 4 times and this is my last time which has been over 7 years now. I use to straighten my hair twice a month and tended to go back and forth but decided to try and embrace my curls. Since April of 2011, I stopped straightening my hair due to heat damage. I decided to try out different products that will help reinforce my desire for healthy hair, as well as better define my natural curls. Won’t you join me on this journey?
Various styles. Double strand twist with bantu knots are my favorite!
My double strand twist with bantu knots. My fave with styling my hair.
Style inspired from A Curls BF! They have a ton of styles I adore. Check them out at http://www.acurlsbf.com. I am loving this style, my only issue is keeping the doggone headband on O_O. Did my go to styling method using my double strand twist and bantu knots.The line of products I use, but I’m still testing others.
Another great product. Light and the smell is so clean!
My Retro Up Do for the day
An up do to the side.
Flat twists on the side with bantu knot twist out.
Double strand twist. Giving my hair a break.
I made my own hair gel using flax seeds.
My first attempt at a hair style shown on Ms. Vaughan TV on YouTube. Ms. Vaughan is one of my all time favorite vloggers who shares tons of fashion savvy ideas, hair styling tips and make-up. Sunglasses: Cole Haan (Nordstrom Rack) Striped sweater: Forever 21 Striped tank: Gap Necklace: Anthropologie Pearl earrings: Forever 21
Who said you can’t be natural AND have a classy up-do? It is possible. With a little creative ingenious and bobby pins, it is possible. This is how I wore my hair to a concert our church hosted. The back is in rolled up and pinned securely, and then gathered with the remaining hair from the pompadour.
Just tested out these products. First and foremost, the smell of these products are amazing! The shampoo adds a ton of crazy moisture, the conditioner is OK…just OK. Using the deep conditioner after the conditioner seemed to be key with adding more moisture. I’ve also used the pudding and will see how my twists come out in the morning. So far so good. I give this product a 4 out of 5 curls!
Something about having slightly unruly hair that I find sensual and freeing. Don’t judge me, LOL!
How I wore my hair on 1/6/2011. I have a lot of hair and fighting with this nest at times is a bother. When I can finally get the high bun just right, it is a winner. My husband says that I use my hair as an accessory. Is that a bad thing? I get too bored with the same ole style.
A new updo I wanted to try. The back is divided in half, rolled up and my bantu knots are pinned up to the top. I love this style. But I also love my bantu knots!
When my style gets a little old (day 2, lol) I just push the curls on top of my head. I have yet to find a way to get day 2, 3, 4 etc hair. SMH! I usually will end up re-twisting and knotting my hair for the look I want.
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Chary Jay and I. I attempted to copy one of her up-do’s for this event. FAIL! But my hair managed to stay somewhat cute.