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...]

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...]

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...]

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...]

All About Crochet Braids!

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Crochet braids have had a HUGE resurgence in popularity over the past few months.  You may remember this look from the 90s, but a few updates to technique and hair used has given the style completely new life!  As a refresher from my original post on crochet braids, the style is created by braiding your hair into a cornrowed base then loose hair is attached using a latch hook.  For more information on the basics, please check out that … [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...]

7 Scarf Hairstyles for Bad Hair Days

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Despite the fact that I've been hiding my hair away through protective styles through most of my transition, I still have bad hair days.  Days where my edges and closure isn't quite blended right, or when I don't want to use heat to straighten them or when the waves and curls of my virgin hair need refreshing.  Scarf hairstyles are the perfect fix!  And they aren't specific to any hair type - relaxed, natural and transitioning - we ALL have … [Read more...]