How to Blow Dry Transitioning Hair

Kiss Handle-Less Blow Dryer Tutorial & Review

While relaxed, I was able to work with air dried and roller-set hair but since transitioning, I prefer styling stretched, semi-straightened hair.  I know it's highly controversial to apply heat regularly, but I only wear my loose only every 2-3 months (between weave/wig installations) so I'm not using heat extremely frequently.  Although it is easier to style blow dried hair, the process itself can be fairly tedious!  I learned to work in … [Read more...]

Chic Protective Style Updo Tutorial

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I've been so lax in doing my hair while transitioning! It's just so much easier to leave it alone under wigs and weaves.  I'm not lacking in creativity or inspiration....just time and motivation to tackle the task! But this week, I shook off the funk of laziness and created a pretty bomb updo (if I do say so myself!) that is perfect not only for transitioners, but ladies with any hair type or texture!  I was inspired by the beautiful Janelle … [Read more...]

Wash Day | Jumbo Perm Rods (On Weave)

Jumbo Perm Rod Set

Finally, I'm back with a wash day post!  The last time my hair was washed, it was at the salon for my current sew-in weave so there was really nothing to report.  I washed my hair last week (click here for 'How to Wash & Condition Your Weave') using Good Hair in a Bottle products. Since I began working with this company, I've found my hair really does respond well to them (particularly the conditioner) so they have become my go-to … [Read more...]

Crochet Braids for Maturing Naturals

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Crochet braids are an incredible protective style for a few reasons:  none of your hair is left out making it very low maintenance and healthy for your hair, they look best using synthetic (bulk) hair which makes it a very inexpensive style, and it is super simple to install and remove.  For all of these reasons, my mom decided to take the plunge with the trend, but as she is a "maturing natural" - she did NOT want a voluminous, full look with … [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...]

Crochet Braids | Best Tutorials on the Net!

Best Crochet Braid Styles - Longing 4 Length

I'm continuing my series on crochet braids by sharing my favorite styling tutorials.  There are tons of different looks you can create with this style, and of course it's NOT just for naturalistas!  Crochet braids are a great protective style for any hair type and texture.  In fact, its a great way for relaxed ladies to temporarily have the "natural look" while still having straight hair.  It also is a great style to help you transition to … [Read more...]

Transitioning Hairstyle Tutorial | Wash Day with Good Hair in a Bottle

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Despite being almost 1.5 years post-relaxer, I have not done a lot of transitioning hairstyles.  At one time, my hallmark was creativity with styling my hair every week, but early on in my stretch-turned-transition, I decided the best approach (to preserve my sanity) was to simply leave it alone.  So I've been mostly protective styling and relying on stylists to create fabulous updos or rocked straight styles whenever I wore my hair out.  I … [Read more...]

Holiday Haute Chignon with Motions Hair

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I'm in all my holiday happy glory right now!  Ya'll know how I feel about Christmastime, right?  LOVE IT!!!!  I must admit though, I have never had a year in which my shopping wasn't complete by now.  Truth be told, I've barely started!  But as you can tell from the lack of blog posts, a sistah has been busy!  So....I'll be out with the hoards of people doing all their last minute shopping the few days before Christmas.  But it still … [Read more...]