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 | Faithful Twist Out

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For years, I've always wanted to perfect the twist out. I love all heat-free textured styles but I found that braid outs worked better while my hair was relaxed yet as a newly naturalista, I'm loving the twistout!  I have so many styles I want to experiment with, but honestly my twist out is pretty fail-proof and I'm usually short on time so I just go for what I know, and the twist out....I know! (sorry for the picture quality...all cell phone … [Read more...]

My Newly Natural Hair Regimen | Short & Simple

4c Natural Hair Regimen + Bee Mine Review

Ever since not-so-big-chopping, I've pretty much stuck to my same basic wash day routine, with a couple of product changes here and there.  I know some ladies have drastic changes after transitioning while trying to build their natural hair regimen and become full blown product junkies again. But honestly - I feel most of the same products I raved about while relaxed, still work wonderfully for my natural hair.  Ya'll know I've always preached … [Read more...]

My Transitioning Story | 2 Years, No Big Chop

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Before doing any research, the first question every woman who considers transitioning asks is "Do you have to cut your hair to go natural?"  Whether they are familiar with the term 'big chop' or not, most ladies fear being forced into cutting their hair into a short afro.  Adjusting to rocking non-straight hair can be difficult enough but to add being uncomfortable in a short cut....its enough to make many abandon the idea of going … [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...]

Wash Day Routine | Transitioning Hair & Relaxer Stretchers

Wash Day for Transitioning Hair

It took me a while to perfect my wash day routine over the course of my transition.  I started washing in sections fairly early on, but there are several other simple tweaks that help my wash days roll smoothly nowadays. Visualizations are usually better for "how-to" posts so I filmed my last wash day to demonstrate how to wash transitioning hair, and these tips work really well for relaxer stretching as well.  The video is filled with … [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...]