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.
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!)
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Other Looks I’ve Created with This Method:
Let me know what you think of this tutorial and leave a comment below!
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!
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.
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!
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. 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!
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!
A was given a straightening brush from Care ME. It sells for $39.99
Have you used straightening brushes before? Leave a comment below with your experience!
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!
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.
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.
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 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!This video is for those who don’t know everything it takes to be beautiful!
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!
*Yes, there are ways of changing your natural hair that don’t involve braids!
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!
Eco Gel & a Brush
Curly Human Hair Extensions (Optional)
2. Snow Bunny Wig
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!
3. Top Knot Bun.
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!
Castor Oil /Eco- Gel
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!