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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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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

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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#HairFLEEK Natural Girl Curl Hair Extensions


For a busy body like me, #HairFleek’s line of Natural Girl Curls was perfect for to help me stand out! I’m wearing lengths 14″, 16″, 18″ and 20″. Hair Fleek also has a really cool blog you out check out http://blog.hairfleek.com/!

These lovely bundles carried me through Pierre Garçon’s Boys & Girls club charity event, Nags Head Beach (Outer Banks, NC) Brett Johnson’s Fashion Trunk Event , Pole Dancing Class and work!

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The hair looks gorgeous but I’m sure you guys want to know how it held up!  Continue reading #HairFLEEK Natural Girl Curl Hair Extensions

Turn Your Old ‘Fro Into a Protective Style

Wearing a ‘fro is one of my favorite things to do! I love the look and I love anything that’s BIG. But after about a week, your ‘fro starts looking crazy. You either have to wash it and start all over or turn it into a entirely new style. If your a busy woman like I am, you probably would rather turn it into a quick style that’s presentable.OldFro3

That’s where this handy tutorial comes into play! In 10 minutes you can change your fro into my a sexy, stylish two-strand twist bun.

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1) To re-moisturize my hair I used two products from Arvazallia; Arvazallia Premium Argan Oil Hair Treatment and Ultra Curl Defining Cream with Argan Oil. Continue reading Turn Your Old ‘Fro Into a Protective Style

Winter Hair Care for Multiracial Curly Hair

Haley and I are Back!! Back in 2012 we filmed How to Biracial Hair video that got rave reviews!

Now we are here to tell you how to care for your hair in the winter time!

Haley hair regimen varies from if she is wearing her hair straight or curly. Here are some of the products Haley uses.

Haley Favorite Winter Time Products For Straight Hair 

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1) Lo’real Triple Resist Ultimate Strength Solution 

2) Tresemmé Anti Frizz Secret Creme 

3) Biolage Hydrating Shampoo 

3) Mega Growth Deep Conditioner 

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Making Waves in Jamaica with Long 4B Hair

I LOVE the hot sun and a beach! I don’t dream of using flat irons on my hair while on vacation.I needed a hairstyle to get me through Virginia Beach and Negril, Jamaica! Thank  goodness I found the Kinky Straight Extensions from L’Avant Garde Hair  .To maintain my hair I used a wide tooth comb, water and leave-in conditioner.

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I’m a mermaid and most comfortable around water, sun and sand!I’m swangin’ 22 inches of hair on shores, in a boat and while jumping from a cliff! (Yes, I’m a bit of  a dare devil)  

 

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How To: Child Hair Care

Snatched up edges, bumps around the hairline and weave are some of the things I hate seeing on children. Because I love seeing children look like children, I called upon my sidekicks Shonda and Mi’yah Mor to help the masses continue to keep their children looking like children with healthy scalps and hair follicle…but never ever dropping the stank!Screen Shot 2014-08-12 at 11.04.47 PM
1) Most styles done on a child’s head should be done with care without much too tension. One of my favorite styles for children is the ‘Fro!

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Complete with or without a headband, the ‘fro is an excellent way to allow your babies edges to grow! I love Blue Ivy’s ‘fro and you can tell by her hairline that Beyonce isn’t pulling or tugging that precious lamb’s hairline.

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Recommended Products
-Leave In Conditioner (Mixed Chicks Leave In  , Kinky Curly Knot Today)
-Wide tooth comb
– Headband (Optional) Continue reading How To: Child Hair Care