November 2, 2018

4C Top Knot Bun WITHOUT The Sock create this top knot bun, it’s best to begin with dry, slightly stretched out hair. Styling my hair dry allows me to see more length in the finished hairstyle.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 Step 1 Detangle hair as much as you can without breakage. Use a spray bottle filled with water, and spray perimeter of hair (edges) and leave the center dry. Apply a gel on top of the wet parts of the hair. Step 2 Brush and smooth hair into a ponytail using a seamless ponytail holder. Step 3 From the center of ponytail, separate a chunk of loose hair. Two strand…
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October 12, 2018

The Fluffiest Twistout Tutorial on Type 4 Hair

In this tutorial, not only am I teaching how to create a fluffy twistout on type 4 natural hair, I'm also teaching how to style an updo with bangs. I found a really cute headband that I wanted to create a tutorial around. The headband is sold out, but I recommend going to Forever 21 and finding their cheap hair accessories to spruce up simple hairstyles.
February 14, 2017

Valentine’s Day Get Ready With Me (Short Film)

Valentine’s Day is approaching so I’ve decided to present a full “Get Ready With Me” short film taking your through my makeup, hair, and outfit for this special occasion. The makeup features soft pinks and the hair is a 4 c natural hair updo with clip in extensions. I don’t typically do makeup tutorials, but I thought it would be fun and interesting to do it in a way that told a story and revealed a little bit about myself. I hope my storytelling resonates with you and that you can take my ideas into a wonderful Valentine’s Day.…
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January 12, 2017

My Second Big Chop

I did it! My 2nd big chop after 18 months transitioning from a texturizer. I have no regrets. I feel the most beautiful I have ever felt with my natural texture and I will continue to enjoy the multitude of things I can do with my hair. Weaves, wigs, and color are probably still on the horizon for me, but the most important thing is that I love my own hair. Yes, it will continue to drive me crazy the longer it gets when I need to detangle. Ugh! But it comes with the territory. I'm taking the good with…
September 17, 2015

12 Step Guide to Perfect Hair Color at Home

My hair cut, colored blue-black, and pressed Side shot If you’ve read my blog post, Meet My Mother, you know that my mother was was visiting from New York for the first time in six years. Yes, you read that right. Instead of requesting a good old fashioned meal, I requested a hair makeover. In true hair lover fashion.  Oh come on, if your mother was a talented cosmetologist I’m sure you would have done the same thing. When a woman is that good with hair, you don’t pass up on any opportunities.Before During. Video screen shot As always, she…
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April 11, 2015

How To Get an Defined Twistout on 4 C Hair the video above, I've walked you through the whole process of achieving this flawless twist-out. However, in case you wanted a closer look, I've uploaded separate videos just for you below.The twist-out.  Many of us go YEARS without finding the product that will make the time we put into twisting our hair worth the while.  For example, I toil over my hair for, sometimes, hours of styling, but when I walk outside--POOF! All of my definition is lost, my hair shrinks and draws up, and it looks like I didn't put much effort into it at all. And sure, your…