Showing posts with the label protective styles

Braids Don't Grow Hair

I got the box braids installed to give myself a break from daily manipulation during harmattan. When it comes to braids and length retention, the thoughts of a majority of women is braids grow hair faster and hence their dependence on it. This view is influenced by the result you see after taking down your braids.  Because the hair is protected from natural elements like the sun, you tend to experience less dryness if you've been moisturizing probably once in a while.  Also, no manipulation means you don't loose hair nor experience breakage which translates into length retention. That's the reason why you may think braids grow hair but they don't affect the scalp in any way to facilitate growth.

How To Treat Scab Hair

The solution to scab hair doesn't lie in deep conditioning daily; it's about keeping the moisture in the hair 24/7. How can you do this? Aloe vera, hibiscus leave in and rose water glycerin spritz sealed with cantu sheabutter gel oil. I began using aloe vera  early March and in a matter of 7 days, my hair was considerably hydrated.  At night, I massage fresh aloe vera gel on the hair then spray the hibiscus on the hair and apply a bit of Jbco oil mix. In the morning, I spritz with rose water mix, mix a bit of Mielle organics hair milk, Jbco mix and the gel oil and apply it to seal. The way I use these products vary on a daily basis but the key thing is that they are the products  that give me the result I want.  This has been my routine ever since I big chopped and that's what got rid of the dry hair. Get more details in the video here

How To Prepare Your Hair For Braids

I did a post on preparing your hair for weaves a while ago and today, I want to specifically touch on how to prepare your hair for braids especially for this harmattan. Basically, the routine for the preparation doesn't differ from that of getting a weave on. 1. Detangle your hair before going to the salon so the stylist doesn't mishandle the hair or use the wrong comb to detangle. This is especially crucial for natural hair. In addition to that, you have to also stretch your natural hair before getting to the salon because experience has shown that some stylist can't stretch your hair without charging extra or even creating more mess by using a hot tool to stretch without proper protection. 2. Deep conditioning before braids will provide the moisture your hair needs. Since your ow hair is going into hiding, it's best to give it a lot of moisture. 3.Choose the correct braid size for your hair. If you have thin hair and decided to get large plaits, you

Can Braids Protect Your Hair From Harmattan?

Here's a question that has come up and I do know that this is a question on the minds of newbies. Can Braids protect your hair from harmattan? Yes, it can. In fact, in my opinion, compared to weaves,  braids are the better protective style for harmattan. You are able to wash and condition braids more than when in weaves due to the individual strands of the  braids as compared to  the cornrows of the weave. Also,  it's less stressful spraying your moisturizer on your braids than on your weave ( see my Y ouTube channel for how I moisturize and seal my hair when in Braids or weaves). Thirdly,  braids are more airy compared to weaves. Despite these problems,  I'm more of a weave person who tried to become a braids person and failed.  I do love weaves regardless of the season, all that matters is you paying attention  to your hair in whatever style you choose for the harmattan.

3 Hair Styles For Labour And After Delivery

[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="396"] My cornrow ponytail[/caption] When the moment of labour arrives, the last thing you want to ti have some hair flowing and shipping your face. All you want to do is get the baby out and be free.  About a month to delivery, you are tired, easily stressed, anxious and sleep is a luxury. To make the process less stressful, here are some hair style tips for you. 1. Cornrow ( with or without extensions; All back style, Ponytail): As my no.1 go to hair style, I'm glad I had this sooner prior to delivery. Having the hair cornrowed into a small Ponytail makes you fly and ready for the marathon Lol. For the whole period of labour, my hair wasn't a concern at all for the 2 weeks after birth too. Short weave on: The goal is to have your hair off your face so installing 8-24 inches weave isn't useful. A cut is better to make your sleep easy. A new born has a sensitive skin and allowing your weave to touch the

What To Do Before You Get A Weave On

What do you do before you get a weave on? I'm answering more questions that pop up every now and then as someone who dabbles in extensions a lot. Here are my tips for you. **Chelate or Clarify your hair before you weave up. Getting rid of build up on the scalp and hair will ensure that you don't have itchy scalp within days of installation. When you allow your dirty hair to be braided, you are only creating a breeding ground for bacteria too. ***Do a protein treatment whether mild, medium or hard. This strengthens your hair for the tension from the cornrow beneath the weave. Also, you give the hair the nourishment you can't provide when it's weaved up. Even if you wash your weave and the hair under the weave, the products won't penetrate as much as when your hair is lose. ***Get a braid spray or make your own. This is to keep your hair moisturized under the weave. It's better to have it on hand prior to getting the weave so you can start the moisturizing process

Create A Hair Band With A Scarf

If you are a millennial, there is the tendency not to understand the intricacies of a head scarf in your mom's stash of clothing LOL. For us, we've been privileged to see our mothers and grandmothers adorn their hair with scarves for church and funerals. In fact, my granny insists on wearing a scarf to any funeral ground. But do you know that what we've looked down on all these years has become a great hair accessory for ladies abroad ? That's what happens when we are so clued to the so-called modern trends and fashion! The scarf you look down on can save your hair on bad hair days, it can add a new dimension to your styling routine and also make you stand out. So, how do you use your scarf? Here's a fabulous hair scarf tutorial from  CoCogLam22 . I'm most certainly turning my scarves into hair bands! Enjoy!

10 Co-Washing Problems (9): The Case Of Build Up!

--> Co-washing is fun until you realize your hair doesn't absorb products or the products just sit on the surface of the hair! Other times, the hair feels weighed down and no product seems to help! After co-washing for a while, the conditioners tend to leave residues on the hair! How?  According to JC of thenaturalhavenbloom , h air carries a slight negative charge which is enhanced when you use a shampoo with a negative charge. Hair will adsorb the conditioner better because the positive charge in the conditioner is attracted to the negative charge on the surface of hair . Also,m ost ingredients in hair conditioner attach to the surface of hair Based on this, I believe that the ingredients in c onditioners, in the process of moisturizing, , repairing damage, smoothing cuticles will continue to pill up on the surface of the hair.

How To: Prepare Amla And Brahmi Treatment

-->   Image Source: Phyllanthus emblica (syn. Emblica officinalis), the Indian gooseberry, or aamla from Sanskrit amalika, is a deciduous tree of the Phyllanthaceae family. It is known for its edible fruit of the same name. Ayurveda practitioners use amla oil for its conditioning benefits and pigments. Benefits of Amla Oil Apply the oil to your hair after shampoo. *Restore shine and soften hair texture with daily application of amla oil. *Those with oily hair should apply the oil only twice per week to limit oil build-up. *Decrease the effects of harsh shampoos by adding amla oil to the shampoo or applying to your hair prior to shampoo. Several commercial shampoos and conditioners contain amla oil. *Apply amla oil to the scalp to combat dandruff or soothe an inflamed scalp. The vitamin C present in amla acts as an anti-inflammatory. *Apply nightly if you suffer from a chronically itchy or sore scalp. Massage the oil into your scalp using circular patter

Banana clip Updo With Pin Curls On Natural/Relaxed Hair

--> TGIF!!*doing an azonto dance** When you want that extra swag to your look, rock this style. It can be done on either natural or relaxed hair.    My Version

How To: Curl and Straighten Synthetic Hair

Many people believe that synthetic hair cannot be curled or straightened unless it is labeled heat resistant. However, this is untrue. There is an easy way where synthetic hair, whether its on a wig, weft, or loose hair can be straightened without burning the hair. This method will help you be able to re-style your synthetic hair giving you the same styling options as human hair. Read on...

How to flat twist: Natural and Relaxed Hair

Watch  CandidAnn  as she demonstrates how to flat twist on natural hair and  HealthyHairMisson  as she creates the same style on relaxed hair

Boho Braided Headband On Natural Hair

Learn how to do a Boho Braided Headband on natural hair. Check out iknowlee

Three Strand Twists

Learn how to do a 3 strand twist with Channyboo9023

Chinese Bang On Natural/Relaxed Hair


Mohawk (or Frohawk)

--> A mohawk or frohawk can certainly be regarded as every natural girl's version of a funky hair style. This hairstyle has become part and parcel of natural hairstyles and the beauty of it is that it doesn't require much effort to create either on short or long hair.  Learn how to create your own mohawk or frohawk hairstyle c ourtesy of  jerseystylezz .

"Nicki Minaj" Inspired Signature Style

A classy hair style for all occasion! Enjoy and be sure to share videos/pictures of your version! By MsJazzy2Classy

Hair How to: "NINJA BUN"

--> Ninja Bun is a very creative and chic hair style you can wear on relaxed hair as well as natural hair. The best protective styles involve tugging the ends away from the shoulders as well as from rubbing on your shirt. Ninja bun is a type of bun that helps to give the ends from drying out and also afford you a style you can wear to work, church, parties among others. All you need is your weave to create a ninja bun.  MissLBailey has a very simple but elegant bun that I love! Check her out!

Hairstyle: Fish Tail

learn how to make a fish tail with DessyQT

How To: Create Pin Curls On Natural Or Relaxed Hair

-->   Haircrush shows us how to pin curl on natural, transitioning or relaxed hair! When my hair gets to Armpit length, I'll be definitely doing this style. Emprezz