How to Pin Curl Hair WITHOUT Dents!

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For a bit of change from the naturally wavy/curly look, lately I've been rollersetting my weave (10 Minute Hollywood Sew In) and rocking the resulting loose curls.  One of the advantages to rollersetting is the lasting power of the style,and I find that pin curling allows me to rock sleek curls for 1-2 weeks before they begin to look old.  Many ladies shy away from pin curling because they are never able to get the same smooth day 1 results. … [Read more...]

Wash Day | Transitioning Hairstyle Updo (Great for Relaxer Stretchers Too!)

Transitioning Hairstyle Updo (Featured Image)

I have no intentions of wearing my hair "loose" too often as I grow out my relaxer, but every now and again between long-term protective styles I get the urge to get a little creative and play in my hair.  I have to make sure its properly conditioned and of course create some cute transitioning hairstyles along the way! This week, I followed my normal wash day routine for transitioning hair:  1) prepoo with EVCO and Dark & Lovely Knot … [Read more...]

#L4LHair Tip Tuesday: Hairstyles for Transitioning Hair!

L4L Hair Tip Tuesday

Attempting to blend the your newly growing kinks and coils with your chemically straightened tresses is the bane of every woman who has ever grown out their relaxer!  There are two obvious options - wear your hair flat ironed all the time or hide it away in braids or a weave.  But for those who do not wish to do either, there are a few styles that work to camouflage the difference between your natural and relaxed hair textures without causing … [Read more...]

#L4LHair Tip Tuesday: 5 Heat Free Curly Hairstyles

L4L Hair Tip Tuesday

  For more details check out these tutorials: Flexirod Set Bantu Knot Out & Bantu Knot Out for Shorter Hair Caruso Rollers Rollerset … [Read more...]

Wash Day: Bantu Knots for Heat Free Curls

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I did my hair!  Like forreal did it, not just tended to it.  I followed my regular wash day routine: (1) Prepoo'd with warm EVCO (2) Washed twice with Bee Mine Botanical Shampoo (3) Deep conditioned with Kerastase Nutri Thermique (this is my 5th use) (4) Sat under my Pebco hooded dryer for about 10 minutes which left my hair nearly dry, then air-dried the rest.  Next, I twisted my hair into 10 bantu knots using a small amount of Jane … [Read more...]

Wet Wrapping, Straight Hair, No Effort!

Longing 4 Length How to Wet Wrap

Remember when wet wrapping was all the rage in the nineties?  Well, I hated it.  With a sincere and very deep passion.  I remember the stylist wrapping my hair while it was sopping wet with a fine toothed comb no less!  Then I would be directed to sit under the dryer for HOURS.  After the first hour, they would check my (very thick) hair and realizing it was still damp, they'd use their fingers to disrupt the shape of the wrap so the air and … [Read more...]

Girls Hairstyle Idea – Twists & Braidout Updo

Girls Hairstyle Idea

I'm back with another update on my little cousin, Jennifer's hair.  I did her hair after the holidays, about 6 weeks or so after our first vlog.  I want to help nurture her hair back to health and give readers some little girls hairstyle ideas with this series as well.  This week we went for two strand twists up with a braidout, which she loved (although as you'll see in the video below she did NOT trust me to come up with a cute … [Read more...]

Bantu Knot Out Tutorial for Shorter Hair

Bantu Knot Out Tutorial For Short Hair

I have previously posted a bantu knot out tutorial which included tips for getting consistent curls, but that tutorial really only applied to hair that is arm pit length or longer.  When you have shorter hair, doing only six knots won’t give you curls or waves, instead you will probably end up with wonky looking pieces of hair because your hair isn’t long enough to wrap around so few knots.  Not to worry, first of all, it will grow and you … [Read more...]