Wash Day | First Roller Set on Natural Hair!

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I had another fantastic wash day this week!  I decided I wanted to see my hair straight.  Originally I planned to do a roller set on my natural hair, followed by flat ironing.  However, I was more than pleasantly surprised that the roller set yielded smooth, fluffy and relatively straight hair!   So I ended up skipping the flat ironing and still ended up with a cute style - without using direct heat! *dances little jig* To begin, as … [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...]

Crochet Braids Senegalese Twists Tutorial

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I've been working with my little cousin to help repair her broken hair (see previous tutorial here), she has beautiful natural 3c/4a hair but damaged it after removing her last set of individual box braids.  The result was areas of her hair that extremely short.  I considered giving her a tapered cut or even and "undercut" look, but decided either may be a bit too adult for her age and personality.  So we decided to do crochet braids since it … [Read more...]

Summer Curls | Perm Rod Set


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...]

Fail Proof Twist Out Tutorial | 4C Transitioning Hair

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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...]

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)

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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...]