Entries in Natural Hair Care (20)
See what had happened was...
Yeah, I totally dropped the ball on updating my blog posts, huh?!? Lol, yeah, it proved to be a bigger challenge than I originally thought! But I miss writing to you guys and I miss going to my website and seeing, oh I don't know... updated, new information!!!... ???...
So, I'm going to give it another go! My Youtube Channels, all three now, are definitely taking up the majority of my time, but I'm really going to try and stay on top of things here at the homefront!
Anyways, I miss you guys and I will be speaking with you soon! I'll leave you with the most recent videos from my three channels! Hope you enjoy!
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One of my favorite haircuts is the Tapered Bob! I'm not quite ready to cut my hair again, so this Faux Tapered Bob is the perfect solution! I love that I'm able to go from long to short hair and back to long again! Give it a try if you're craving something new or edgy for your hair!
Summer's here! And along with summer heat comes summer humidity! Here's an easy preppy style that's perfect for those humid days, or for people who live in humid climates! I hope you give it a try!
Summer's almost here! No time for intricate styling, just wanna grab our things and head to the beach! Here's a quick style that you can do if you're low on time, working out, or just want a really cute, naturally effortless beach hair style! This style is so quick, I'm done in an hour! That's pretty awesome for my length and the fact that I'm washing and styling! So definitely give it a try this summer!
Here's a quick one! Here's how I easily stretch my two strand twists overnight so that they're frizz-free and don't shrink up! Enjoy this quickie protective style tutorial on how I get my twists to be wearable!
I'm obsessed with my Beanie Hats! I wear them every season no matter how hot or cold, but especially in the winter time! Here's a couple of tips on different ways you can wear them with your natural hair for style and for protection from the elements! Hope it helps!
This has been a requested video for a while now! Hope you enjoy!
I've had these mini twists in my hair for far too long! Lol, I'll be the first to admit that! But hey, I'm busy man! So I'm currently going on Week 7 with these twists, which I swore I would never do again since the last time my hair started to loc up on me! But I've been holding up pretty well this time! I'll definitely be taking these out soon though, I'm ready for a change and I'm missing my free hair!
I've made tons of videos on Youtube about taking care of my mini twists and maintaining them, but there is one thing that I haven't discussed in detail that's super important to the daily maintenance! Moisturization!!!
Like usual, I like to keep it simple! Every night before going to bed, I make sure to moisturize my hair, using my spray bottle, much like when I'm wearing twist outs! (p.s. I broke my pretty pink spray bottle.... so sad about that! I'll have to order a new one, but for now, this boring clear bottle works well enough!)
So in my spray bottle, I fill it up with water, aloe vera juice, and my DIY Hair and Body Oil Mixture! (If you don't have all of the oils for the mixture, no worries, you can just add jojoba oil or olive oil and that'll work fine.)
So I shake up all of the ingredients in the spray bottle, and spritz my mini twists until they are damp, not soaking wet, making sure to focus on the ends!
Then I squeeze the water/oils into my twist to make sure they've penetrated my hair...
... and proceed to either wrap my hair...
... or throw it in a low bun with a satin scrunchy, depending on my laziness levels, of course!
Then I throw on a satin scarf and head to bed! It's so simple, easy, and quick! I used to use my DIY Shea Butter Cream to seal my mini twists after spritzing with plain water, but I find that mixing the Hair and Body Oil in the bottle with the water, works much better. It's lighter and easier to squeeze into the strands because it's already liquid! And the oils work really well in sealing in the moisture from the water!
In the morning my twists have dried, and they're nicely moisturized and soft! And don't worry, the hair never feels oily. There's such a small amount of oil in the water that by the time morning comes, the hair has absorbed it all and is just left with a nice sheen and softness.
Just do this every night and your hair will stay moisturized throughout the duration of your style!
So I hope this helps guys! I'll post links to my other Mini Twist Tutorials below for anyone looking for them! See ya in my next video or post!
Other Helpful Mini Twist Links:
** Quick Mini Twist Tips and Techniques** : Avoiding Frizz, Making Them Last, Keeping Them Tight, ect...
+ Many other Mini Twist Styles on Youtube.com/Naptural85