Explains the difference between a protective style and a low manipulation hairstyle with picture examples of both. It also gives examples of ways to safely moisturize protective styles without causing too much frizz. At the end I provide three different ways of how to cleanse your scalp and hair while wearing protective hairstyles like braids, locs, and twists.
One of the best ways to prevent single strand knots, shrinkage, and long detangling sessions is to stretch your hair. I LOVE the look of my shrinkage, but I’ve found that the easiest way to retain length is to stretch type 4 hair. It even better if you don’t use heat. I think we can all agree that moisturizing natural hair is important, but how often throughout the week should it be done?
New tips on how to grow type 4 hair long. Length retention is a goal that most men and women with natural hair want. It may be the reason why many of us went natural in the first place. So many people online are showing luscious natural locs of hair down their backs and many of you want to know how to grow your natural hair too.
This is growth from my second big chop I did on December 20th 2016 after transitioning for 1 year and 5months. Today is June 1, 2020 which means I should have 4 years and 11 months worth of growth on my head.
There are so many misconceptions about 4c hair in the natural hair community. It seems that 4c hair is only identified as being real if it is in its dry state with no true curl or coil definition. The truth is, 4c hair does have a curl/coil pattern!
Hair typing systems are usually flawed because they don’t show the full story of your hair. It can be very frustrating to figure out your hair type because hair texture plays such a huge part in what we see. The Andre Walker Hair Typing system only mentions hair strand pattern, but that’s only a portion of what it takes to begin to understand your hair. This is where the LOIS Hair Typing System comes into play.
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Here are 7 valuable tips on how to find success on YouTube, in life, and in business. I’ve been on YouTube for 10 Years. I joined in 2010 when the rise of the influencer had just began. People had just began to discover ways to make money on the platform and viewers were building strong connections with YouTube video content creators, catapulting them to celebrity-like success. Brands were just beginning to work with video content creators and the word “influencer” hadn’t been created. I’ve had the pleasure of learning a lot about business, finance, marketing, and success as an influencer through the years. This video gives you 7 valuable, motivation tips on how to grow and stand out on YouTube in 2020 (aside from studying analytics and the algorithm).
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7 valuable tips for success on YouTube
Lean into your strengths and give personality
If you’re not naturally into photography or hate being in front of the camera, don’t force it. It’s a waste of time and takes way more energy to create content because each day is a chore. Lean into your strengths and put your own twist on it. Infuse everything you do with your personality and perspective.
Nobody cares about you
When it comes to giving value, get to the point. People don’t care about what you had for breakfast, they came to your creative space to get value. Over time, they will get to know you and want to know more. However, in the beginning, give the viewers the gold they came for.
Pick the niche your viewers want and stick to it. Be consistent with what you post and stick to a schedule.
Go back to the basics
You’re never too deep in your knowledge of a topic to learn more about it. Go back to the basics and see if you can present it to viewers in a new and exciting way.
Invest in yourself
Put your coins where your passions lie. If there’s a course you believe has the ability to catapult your career, spend the money takes to get the knowledge. If you don’t have the money, exhaust all other free options until you can take the course(s).
Stop hoarding your ideas
You will not run out of ideas. Creating is a muscle and the more you work it, the stronger it gets. Yes, burnout is possible. However, I’ve noticed that when I feel like I’ve run out of ideas, it’s because internally, I’m blocking my creativity in some way. Perhaps you have great ideas, but you’ve convinced yourself that it is impossible to execute. If that’s the case, find a creative way to do it. You’ll probably surprise yourself.
Perfectionism can lead to procrastination
That project will probably never be perfect. And if you try and make everything perfect all of the time, you will procrastinate on pretty much everything. If you have the urge for perfection, your project will probably be just fine if it’s not perfect because it will be better than most by default. Sometimes it’s better to get things done than get things perfect.
Pivot, but never give up
I’ve been doing youtube for 10 years. That’s a LOT of pivoting. I’ve figure out that focusing on one thing and doing it well is enough. Be creative with simple ideas and you’ll find that people sometimes love the simple relatable content just as much as highly produced off-the-wall content. Do whatever changes you have to do, just don’t give up.
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This video showcases 3 beautiful hairstyles that look great on shrunken type 4 natural hair — as well as short hair. 4c Shrinkage is REAL! I have a ton of shrinkage and I’m sure many of you do too. Shrinkage often gets a bad rap because it increases tangles in natural hair and sometimes derails hair growth goals. Many people hate shrinkage in their natural hair mostly because they can’t see their true hair length and it tangles easily. Well, I’m here to say that your thoughts are valid concerning length retention, BUT I think shrinkage is BEAUTIFUL.
Here are a few easy natural hair hacks to appease the lazy natural in all of us. How to hack a hair tie to fit thick natural hair, 5 minute wash and go refresh, how to create faux bangs, and surprise clips of my toddler son.
A few weeks ago I posted a video on YouTube titled, “I Tried a Wash N Go on 4c Hair Every Day For A Week” and the response has been incredible! Not only did the view count explode, but the comment section is packed with hundreds of tips, tricks, and encouraging words from people across the world. This piqued my interest. What would happen if I let my subscribers guide my wash and go? I chose the Max Hydration Method (because I like the name) and humorously tried to follow as many tips from my subscribers as I could. That is the basis of this video.