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The Edges & Protective Ponytail Tutorial

I love the heat of summer time but avoid a heat stroke I have to keep my hair out of the way!

If your 4-type hair is like mine, it can be nearly impossible to slick down your hair without it looking plain greasy. Here’s some quick tips on how I achieve the perfect edges and ponytails!

Start with freshly washed hair. – A fresh wash helps the hair lay down.  If your hair is pliable then you’ll need less product. Screen Shot 2016-07-25 at 5.50.09 PMScreen Shot 2016-07-25 at 5.49.33 PM

Use your favorite moisturizer. – To protect my hair in ponytails I use Jamaican Castor Oil. The style might be used for days so I make sure this style doesn’t lead to breakage.

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Grab Your Pomade or Gel – Stop everything you’re doing and pick up Murry’s Edge Wax! It lays 4-type hair.  It provides a hold that isn’t hard and my edges don’t look greasy & fizzy after one hour.Screen Shot 2016-07-25 at 5.40.05 PM

Create The Ponytail – Pick a spot on your head and make a ponytail. By creating two loose braids my thick hair goes into a ponytail more easily. Screen Shot 2016-07-25 at 5.40.45 PMScreen Shot 2016-07-25 at 5.41.41 PM

Tie Your Hair Down With  a Leg of a Stocking – Silk scarfs aren’t going to cut it.  Grab some old stockings, cut a leg of it off and tie it around your head = LAID.Screen Shot 2016-07-25 at 5.42.31 PMScreen Shot 2016-07-25 at 5.42.52 PM

Wrap ponytail with Hair Extensions (optional)- For the perfect Phony Pony I used Haute Kinky Hair – Haute Curls. I wrapped the hair extensions around my ponytail without taking out my braids. I also wrapped the hair extensions around the base of my ponytail to hide the tracks.

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Final Result

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Other Looks I’ve Created with This Method:

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Let me know what you think of this tutorial and leave a comment below!

 

xoxo

Naila

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How to Swim in Weave Without Ruining It

Three Tips to Protect Your Hair Extensions in Chlorine:

1: Use a Leave-In Conditioner Before Swimming

Use a Leave-In like Venice Argania Leave-In Conditioner all over your hair extensions before your get in the pool. Your hair needs that coat of protection to keep it moisturized.IMG_2494

2: Wear a Hat

Most people don’t know that the sun can badly damage your hair extensions! The powerful rays can dry out your weave. If you’re going to be in direct sunlight for a prolonged period of time, wear something on your head to cover your hair.IMG_2510

3: Wash Weave Immediately

Once you get out of the pool wash your hair extensions immediately! Use a moisturizing shampoo + conditioner. ( Venice’s line  of  Argania Moroccan Oil  shampoo and conditioners works great!) If you don’t have any shampoo handy, rinse the hair thoroughly!Screen Shot 2016-06-29 at 7.45.56 AM

Don’t let your hair stop your from having fun this summer! Use these tips and let me know how they worked in the comments below!

*I’m wearing Venice Hair Extensions- Adriatic Wave 22″, 22″ 24″ IMG_2487

xoxo

Naila

 

The 10 Weave Commandments

10 important things to keep your weave game on track! Pun Intended.

The 10 Weave Commandments

  1. Thou Shall Properly Apply Your Wigs
  2. Thou Shall Conceal Your Tracks
  3. Thou Shall Not Damage Your Natural Hair
  4. Thou Shall Not Use Sulfate Products
  5. Thou Shall Not Sleep in Your Wigs
  6. Thou Shall Say No to Tight Braids
  7. Thou Shall Say No to Hair Glue
  8. Thou Shall Not Wear Your Lace Front Too Low
  9. Thou Shall Remove Your Weave After 4-6 Weeks
  10. Thou Weave Should Seamlessly Blend

I’m swinging my Dache Hair to some very key weave rules. It’s virgin Russian hair in a course texture and the quality is stellar!It’s one of my favorite wigs please check them out!

Did These Hair Rules Help you? Drop me a line!

xoxo

Naila

Real Talk on Kinkistry Natural Hair Extensions

Another natural hair brand…Is it any good? My answer: YES!

I loved this hair and I recommend it to anyone looking for a natural look!

  1. It’s Low Maintenance – The curl pattern doesn’t need a lot of products to make it look good. All I used was the steam from the shower to revive my curl pattern.
  2. The Texture is Soft and Manageable – I hate when hair gets hard! Even after weeks of wear, Kinkistry Hair stayed soft. There was absolutely NO tangling and it had minimal shedding.
  3. It Has Lasting Power – There was no hardening of the curl texture, no matting and little maintenance needed for revive the curl pattern. Those factors spoke volumes to me about the longevity of Kinkistry Hair Extensions.  If you’re not constantly putting your hands in your hair, it’s going to last!

I’m wearing three bundles of  Kinkistry Koilistics Extensions in 22”, 24”, 24”.

I used Eco-Gel and Jamaican Castor Oil for my  two-strand leave out. It worked to perfection!

Use Code ‘WWHISPER10‘ for 10% off of your purchase of Kinkistry Hair! If you buy Kinkistry Hair tag me on Instagram so I can show you some LOVE! IMG_0715 IMG_0648 IMG_0709IMG_5946IMG_5934

I was given Kinkistry hair for free, however all the opinions are mine.

xoxo

Naila

5 Rules for Buying Weave at the Hair Store

1. If They’re Rude…LEAVE the store

Too many times, the African American community’s insecurities are capitalized on without any respect for the Black dollar. We all know that many people of color purchase weave . I suggest only buying products from a place that respects your buying power!Screen Shot 2016-02-13 at 7.46.00 AM

2. Ask Them to Take the Hair Out of the Package.

You need to feel how the hair flows through your fingers. Can you easily run your fingers from root to tip? Does it tangle when you shake it? If the hair doesn’t flow theres a chance the cuticles are running in different directions, thus limiting the shelf life of the hair extensions. You’ll probably get a good 2.5 weeks out of it at most. Also, if it tangles just from shaking it, you can only imagine what it going to do on the back of your head.Screen Shot 2016-02-13 at 7.43.59 AM

3.  Find Natural Light to View the Hair

Hair stores have horrible lighting. The fluorescent lighting makes the hair look a different color when it would seem in the sunlight. I suggest holding the hair up to a window or somewhere that you can see the hair exactly how it is. Hair stores seldom have a return policy so check everything before buying.Screen Shot 2016-02-13 at 7.43.18 AM

4.  Check Online First

Have an idea of what you want to buy before you go to the store and head online to check the prices. If you check the online prices you’ll be able to see if the price in the store is worth it.Screen Shot 2016-02-13 at 7.44.42 AM

5. Watch The Weave Whisperer!

I have the skinny on the best wigs and weaves in the industry. So don’t forget to check me out! You can also email me at TheWeaveWhisperer@gmail.com with questions. Just add the word QUESTION to the subject header and I’ll respond as soon as possible.Screen Shot 2016-02-22 at 9.43.10 AM

xoxo

Naila Carter

Hair Perception vs Reality

I might be glamorous in public but behind closed doors I’m every scarf, cornrow wearing woman! There is an unrealistic expectation of women. Good hair takes preparation! We didn’t just wake up like this!Screen Shot 2016-02-06 at 1.36.54 PMIMG_0411This video is for those who don’t know everything it takes to be beautiful!

I used these fabulous line of hair products, Hydratherma Naturals to complete my braid-out! IMG_0424These products were gentle and moisturizing. I was really happy with  my braid-out using Hydratherma Naturals! IMG_0439IMG_0446

Details: SLS Free Moisture Plus Hair Cleanser $20.99 Amino Plus Protein Deep Conditioning Treatment $17.99 Aloe Curl Enhancing Twisting Cream- $15.99 

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The wig used in this video was from a local beauty supply  store and I’m in LOVE with it! It’s online sale is coming soon and I will share details! IMG_5303IMG_5283

I hope you guys could relate to this video! Thanks for watching and make you FOLLOW me on YouTube, because that where all my crazy are!

I’m also on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook being nuts. So join me!

 

xoxo

Black Girls Travel: Effortlessly Change Hairstyles on a Road Trips

I went on a cross country road trip from Philadelphia to San Francisco.  “What to do with my hair?” was my first question! I wanted to have different options for my hair that were fun and sexy! As a beauty blogger, I wanted to film my trip and that meant being cute everyday!

Here are 3 easy ways to style your hair while traveling in a car across the country! In 10 minutes or less make a full transformation in the bathroom with minimal products! 1

*Yes, there are ways of changing your natural hair that don’t involve braids!

  1. Curly Ponytail CurlyPony

A low ponytail is a easy way to look elegant on-the-go. I used wefts of Haute Kinky Hair for extra volume. I gave face with my hair pulled back and my baby hair laid. Boom: Sexy!  This style was my favorite!

Products Needed:

  • Castor Oil
  • Eco Gel & a Brush
  • Scarf
  • Curly Human Hair Extensions (Optional) FullSizeRender IMG_4464

2. Snow Bunny WigSnowBunny

If you have a wig handy, BRING IT!

  • Wigs are easy to apply!
  • Wigs are undetectable under a hat!

I have a human hair lace-front wig from Double Leaf Wigs that gave me snow bunny life! Perfect for the Rocky Mountains in Denver and Lake Tahoe! All I needed was my knit hat! laketahoepicIMG_4667

3. Top Knot Bun. IMG_4739 (1)

Another way to rock your natural tresses is to incorporate a cute top- knot. Your hair is gathered, out of the way and ready for any adventure!

Products Needed:

  • Donut Bun
  • Bobby Pins
  • Castor Oil /Eco- Gel
  • Scarf

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I completed my 7 day road trip and emerged with all of my edges in tact! These styles were gentle and easily interchangeable. Everyday I stepped out of the bathroom like Superman did out of a phone booth; fabulous!

Going on a road trip? Share your pictures with me @TheWeaveWhisperer on Instagram or Twitter!

xoxo

  • Naila

The Guide to Care for Curly Extensions on Vacation!

Chlorine and salt water can tear up some hair extensions! I went to Rio De Janeiro, Brazil for my birthday wearing a lovely pair of hair extensions from Haute Kinky Hair!  I wore two bundles of their Haute Curly in 22″.

Everyone knows kinky curly extensions tangle, become matted and shed to no end.  However, Haute Kinky Hair never tangled, matted or shed! I’ve never had kinky curly extensions that didn’t matt up in the back. This was a stellar line of extensions!

Here’s How I Cared for my Haute Kinky Hair Extensions

Continue reading The Guide to Care for Curly Extensions on Vacation!

Hair Trends at the 2015 Bronner Bros. Hair Show

The Bronner Bros Hair Convention is one of the biggest hair shows in the country! Hair stylists, barbers, hair companies all come to the Georgia World Congress Center to showcase their styles!

L’avant Garde Hair and I teamed up in Atlanta at the Bronner Bros hair show.  Color is the trend of the season! Lavant Garde Hair was right in step with their line of Mermaid hair.  BronnerPicIMG_8416 Continue reading Hair Trends at the 2015 Bronner Bros. Hair Show

Stop Sweating Your Pressed Hair Out at Night!

“Rock that groovy dye dashiki/ Nefertiti, edges kinky/ Sweatin’ out my blow out/ Sweatin’ out my press/ This trick about to go off/Mad cause I’m so fresh” 

Straight hair stresses me out, period! If I decide to press my natural curls, kinks and coils out, I need to preserve the press. Because I’m not putting heat on it over and over again!

I noticed sometimes when I wrap my hair at night, I wake up with kinky, curly edges!

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