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

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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...]

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...]

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...]