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Coconut Oil Wash N Go Routine From Sally Beauty

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This is the style guide for the ultimate curly wash-n-go using only coconuts products! Coconuts are amazing for your hair because they:

  • Protect Against Dandruff
  • Prevents Hair Breakage
  • Stimulates Hair Growth
  • Moisturizes Like a MOTHER!

This isn’t a foo-foo, couture product guide either! All the products used are under $10 and can be found in Sally Beauty! Practical and affordable. Screen Shot 2016-07-30 at 2.57.44 PM

  1. Wash & Detangle IMG_7337IMG_7364IMG_7339

    Using Hair One’s Coconut Oil Cleansing Conditioner lather your locs with its moisturizing cleanser and start to detangle with a Denman Brush  . The Denman brush easily detangles curly hair and leaves you with the cutest coiled hair.

  2. Deep Condition with Hair Mask  IMG_7378IMG_7334

    Mystic Divine Coconut Complex Hydrating Masque  is key for coils! As soon as you put it on your hair you can feel it slaying your curls with moisture.  Depending on your hair’s level of dryness you can leave the mask on for 5-15 minutes.  Screen Shot 2016-07-30 at 9.42.30 PMScreen Shot 2016-07-30 at 9.46.34 PMScreen Shot 2016-07-30 at 9.42.53 PM

  3. Leave-In Conditioner IMG_7400IMG_7345

    EDEN-Coconut Shea Leave-In Conditioner   is that last step of moisture. It just keeps the curls elongated a little longer and prevents more shrinkage than normal. (Which I badly need because I’m the shrinkage queen!) Screen Shot 2016-07-30 at 9.55.38 PM Screen Shot 2016-07-30 at 9.55.53 PM

  4. Styling Products  IMG_7344IMG_7327IMG_7332

    Shea Moisture: Coconut and Hibiscus Curl Enhancing Smoothie   to combat unnecessary frizz, and define your curl pattern even more. Screen Shot 2016-07-30 at 9.18.40 PM

  5. Hair Chemist:  Coconut Water Hydrating Hair Serum This is a hydrating hair serum, that gives your hair a beautiful glow while providing additional moisture. Screen Shot 2016-07-30 at 9.19.17 PM
  6. Ion: Styling Spray Starch  I use this final product to set my curls. It gives a light hold I need to help my wash-n-go last! Screen Shot 2016-07-30 at 9.19.36 PM

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Wash-N-Go’s always make me insecure but I feel fierce with this method! Get the look at Sally Beauty ! Thank you for checking out my style guide. If you decide to try this method, please comment below with your experience!

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

The Philadelphia Natural Hair Show

IMG_1374 (1)I had the honor of being a panelist at the 2016 Philadelphia Natural Hair Show! The topic was  Black Women & The Perception of Beauty within Media! Boy, was it a lively discussion! Colorism, texture discrimination, weaves vs natural hair were some of the topics that got the naturalista’s charged up!

Side Eyes & Shade
Side Eyes & Shade

The discussion was the inspiration for my video 5 Clap Backs for Weave Haters. I wanted to push the message that no one is less natural for wearing weave, which was a misconception during the panel.

 

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After the panel I dived right into the festivities! The Philadelphia Hair Show was packed with vendors selling African print clothing, black owned hair care products and natural textured hair companies. I was in heaven! Screen Shot 2016-05-23 at 11.11.13 PMScreen Shot 2016-05-23 at 11.28.46 PM

Companies like Venice Hair Extensions and Runway Curls had their booths ready and open for business. I even ran into my internet friend in my head, Wonder Curl!

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I can’t wait until next years event! Did you attend the 2016 Philadelphia Natural Hair Show? Comment Below!IMG_1355

3 Ways to Use a Straightening Brush

1. You Can Finally Throw Out Your Hot Comb

Ok, well maybe you can just put the hot comb in the drawer. But a straightening brush is a great alternative to hot combs and flat irons! Straightening combs ceramic technology makes it a little easier on your hair and speeds up the straightening time. Make sure you’re using a good heat protect product to minimize any heat damage.Screen Shot 2016-03-25 at 5.13.59 PMScreen Shot 2016-03-25 at 5.16.17 PM
2. It Can Give You A Blow Out Look

No, a straightening brush will not give a person with 4-type hair bone straight locks. However, it can give a fabulous textured blow out look! If you just want to be a disco queen or just stretch out your hair, a straightening brush might be for you!IMG_6638IMG_6635

3. Stretch Out Your Natural Hair

I wanted a big, long braid out and I used my straightening brush as a way to elongate my braid out. I used the brush on a low setting to stretch out my natural hair and braided my hair with Every Strand- Coconut & Shea Butter Curling Creme. Results: Instagram worthy hair!

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A was given a straightening brush from Care MEIt sells for $39.99IMG_6649

Have you used straightening brushes before? Leave a comment below with your experience!

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

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

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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10 Minute Curly & Straight Hairstyles

My wig from Double Leaf Wigs is a lifesaver.I usually sew the wig down or secure with bobby pins so that wig doesn’t fall off.IMG_7017

To save time from blending the lace, I put on a cute turban or beanie. Even if I take off the turban/beanie, my wig still looks decent. So, it’s a win-win!

My Sade Ponytail

Hands down  is my favorite go-to hairstyle! It’s gives all face and lets your hair breathe! For added volume I use Hairfleek 

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