HerGiven Hair Review | Natural 4c Hair Extensions

HerGiven Hair Review - 4b-c Kinky Hair Extensions

Happy (very late) New Year!!!  I have a few things I want to update you about my life but FIRST (post coming soon) let's talk with you about how I've been wearing my hair for the past couple of months!!!  I'm totally focused on retaining as much length as possible since my "not so big chop" back in September and for me, the best way to do that is with protective styling.  Some people wear buns, some do braids or twists but I am particularly … [Read more...]

Wash Day | Flexi Rod Set On My Natural Hair

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I felt like hitting the dougie, the quan, the whip and the dern nae nae with this week's wash day results!!!  Do ya'll remember the horrific wash day that left me in tears and fighting the temptation to just chop my hair off?  Or the many flexirod fails I had during my transition?  I honestly thought that flexi rod sets (as much as I love them) were a thing of the past once I decided to stop relaxing my hair.  Yes, I know other naturals do … [Read more...]

Wash Day | Faithful Twist Out

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For years, I've always wanted to perfect the twist out. I love all heat-free textured styles but I found that braid outs worked better while my hair was relaxed yet as a newly naturalista, I'm loving the twistout!  I have so many styles I want to experiment with, but honestly my twist out is pretty fail-proof and I'm usually short on time so I just go for what I know, and the twist out....I know! (sorry for the picture quality...all cell phone … [Read more...]

My Not-So-Big Chop! | The End of My Long Term Transition

Twist Out on 4c Natural Hair

Hey ladies!!!  I have so much to share, I don't even know where to start.  Let's see....last I blogged, I was preparing for my trip to Jamaica, right?  Well, it was amazing.  I had so much fun with my guy.  To my Jamaican readers, you have an amazingly beautiful country.  My guy and I plan to visit again and often!  I wore my hair in a curly weave by the Ten Minute Hollywood Sew-In; longtime readers know I'm a big fan of this company. … [Read more...]

Summer Curls | Perm Rod Set

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Remember my epic fail at attempting a flexirod set earlier in my transition?  And what I didn't share is that I also attempted curlformers as well (I also tried them while fully relaxed also...still can't get it) and it too was an epic fail.  As great as I was at rod sets while fully relaxed, I truly struggled to find a good curly hair style for my transitioning hair.  I only wish I tried perm rods sooner!!!  The curls from this perm rod set … [Read more...]

My Transitioning Story | 2 Years, No Big Chop

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Before doing any research, the first question every woman who considers transitioning asks is "Do you have to cut your hair to go natural?"  Whether they are familiar with the term 'big chop' or not, most ladies fear being forced into cutting their hair into a short afro.  Adjusting to rocking non-straight hair can be difficult enough but to add being uncomfortable in a short cut....its enough to make many abandon the idea of going … [Read more...]

Fail Proof Twist Out Tutorial | 4C Transitioning Hair

Fail Proof Twist Out Tutorial 4c Transitioning Hair Bee Mine Organics Review - Longing 4 Length

I nailed it! I got it down!!!!  I have discovered my fail proof twist out combo!  Products, techniques, styling...I'm so super, extra excited not only for me, but to share it with you guys!  As I shared on Instagram (follow me @EbonyCPrincess), I've been experimenting with a few different techniques over the past week or so and I knew based on trial and error plus some amazing feedback from Blutiful Blaq and other wonderful ladies that my next … [Read more...]

Wash Day | Flexirods on Dry Hair

Flexirods on 4C Natural Hair

Arguably my favorite two styles of all times are roller and rod sets.  While relaxing my hair, I had gotten to the point where I was able to set my hair in 45 minutes or less and with my amazing dryer, would also dry in about the same amount of time.  I prefer not using direct heat whenever possible plus these styles last for a week.  However, since transitioning (aside from a salon visit) I have only had flexirod failures, one of which … [Read more...]