What about those edges though?

Afro Frenzy

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Okay so lets talk about our edges. When I think of edges I mean the front of your hair baby hair and for me my widows peak  is included. I also include the kitchen so basically the perimeter of your hair. I don’t have all the answers but here is how it goes down for me.

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Maybe the girl forever wearing a bonnet is on to something

 

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Everyone has a friend or knows someone who always has on a bonnet or head scarf. If you can’t think of someone you are that someone.They go every where in them to the bank, work, appointments you name it. But, have you ever stopped to wonder if that women may  be on to something. Well if you haven’t you probably should.

Think back to the days when you went to the shop to get pin curls or a wrap. You may not have even made it home before you wrapped your hair to preserve the new do. Once you were in the house for the next week or so you were diligent about the preservation of the slayage. As soon as you stepped foot in the door the first thing on your agenda was to wrap your hair for the evening. Continue reading

Sharing the message of being comfortable in your own skin through Art

 

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You may know of these pictures but getting to know the artist behind it is another story.

Keturah Ariel Nailah Bobo,  is a visual artist/designer from the midwest. According to naturallycurly.com she was exposed to art as a toddler while  being home schooled by her mother.

“My goal as an artist is to relate to the people who view and appreciate my art. I want people to know that they are not alone by making them feel comfortable with who they are” says Bobo.

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Remembering Nelson Mandela

Nelson Mandela 1918-2013. Nelson Mandela was a honorable man. He supported equality for all people. He wanted better for his country and for the world.  He spent his whole life fighting for equality amongst the people of South Africa. His life touched the lives of us all.Nelson Mandela  was a beacon of hope for humanity. Below is a small gesture of appreciation to the life of Nelson Mandela.

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Tips for styling on dry hair verses wet curls

Hey guys today I will be sharing how I get through a week of styling on dry hair instead of wet hair. Here is my secrete I braid my hair at night. I know so simple right!Yes, I put my hair in about 12 plaits at night. If I have any kinks left over from the day before I brush them right on out. Yes brush with a soft bristled brush. I try to avoid unnecessary hair lossage.

In the morning I have the choice of keeping the crimps or finger detangling. If you apply Shea butter to your hair the night before your hair should be easy to work through.If you follow this tip you will avoid unnecessary tangles and your hair and scalp will thank you! The following are pictures from clutch magazine. Remember be curly be happy be you and you will never fail.Remember be curly be happy be you and you will never fail.

 

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Detangling made easy

 

grimesHey everyone we will be discussing  detangling. I know that I have done a previous post about detangling, but after having a conversation with a friend I decided that I would post another.  My friend shared that  he attempted to do a dry detangling. It didn’t end well he  ended up with the pick stuck in his hair.Since  he couldn’t get it out  he wore a turtle neck to disguise it.  After I listened to the story i shared some tips.

I never pick my hair it is entirely to rough on the hair and scalp.I always moisturize my hair prior to detangling paying close  attention to the ends. If I am detangling my hair with out water I brush my hair with a soft bristle first.I take my  time detangling especially detangling on dry  hair.When we our gentle with our hair we will discover that it is less time-consuming. Remember be happy be curly be you and you will never fail.

Styling hair under stressful circumstances

Hey guys, this week with hair I went through a few more changes than usual. If you have read the previous post you know that my style for the week was an awesome (If I do say so myself) flat twist out to the side. I did the flat twist out on Saturday after I washed it. My hair was what I call curly awesomeness (yeah I made that up) from Saturday until Tuesday night. On Tuesday I resisted it and Wednesday and Thursday were great, but when I woke up Friday my hair just gurl! Words do not express how crazy I looked. It was around seven and I had to walk out of the door at 8’oclock. I had to think fast what I shall do. I know that natural hair girls will do their hair and, because they are not through styling they put a hat on. I didn’t want to participate in that lol. I’m sorry I just can’t! Maybe on a quick run or if I’m not going anywhere I wouldn’t mind wearing a hat. However, Friday wither I liked it or not I was going to be seen all day.

So what I did was I used hair pins and transformed my side pin up hair due into a forward pin up leaving out only the top. The curls I had were in complete disarray, so I put the rest of my hair in bandtu knots. These kinds of times are when a water spray bottle comes in handy. You can make a water spray bottle out of your old oil spray bottles. Without the help of my water spray bottle and my organix coconut oil spray none of what I say from here on out would be possible. Now usually I do not two strand twist my hair before I put my hair in bandtu knots, but I was pressed for time. I needed curl definition fast. When styling quickly, you know you won’t get the same polished look you get with more time (you have to be creative). Thinking on your feet is essential. As soon as I finished putting in the bandtu knots I jumped in the shower and dressed and when I took out the bandtu knots they were not overnight success but definitely a good look for the time being. We don’t always have all the time we want to do our hair, but we have to be resourceful to make it work. Remember if my hair was not right in the morning I would without a doubt be late. Not anymore! Time is of the essence and we have to prepare to conquer the day even if that includes hair malfunctions. Remember be happy be curly be you and you will never fail.

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More then a flat twist out

Hi, everyone I hope you all had a great week. So, I almost always try to style my hair over the weekend (Saturday to be more specific). I’m currently sitting before the computer with about 5 twists in my hair letting my conditioner set. From previous post you guys know that I have been wearing braid outs like crazy. So last weekend I decided to switch it up. I was looking online (social networks) and I came across this hair style. I instantly loved it really looked like something I would wear. So what did I do I completely stole the look. The look is simple just a flat twist out. Sounds plain right? Well you would be wrong the flat twist are twisted from right to left which gives you the hair falling to the right. I love side do’s. When a couple of years ago that was my go to wash and goes had to be to the side twist to the side it was a must! You know the saying out of sight out of mind that’s exactly what happened to me. I completely forgot how much I use to love that look.

Let me walk you through the styling steps. Now after you have conditioned your hair or washed and conditioned your hair the first thing you want to do is part your hair. I parted my hair from left to right. Before I began to twist I used raw Shea butter and moisturized my hair from top to bottom specifically the ends. Now you don’t have to use Shea butter but Shea butter works really well for me. I have noticed that with the seasons changing I cannot just spray a light oil on my hair I need something a bit thicker. There is nothing worse than dry natural hair (be proactive). You can always use a leave in conditioner if you are inclined that works very well with keeping your hair moisturized, but you will still need a sealer. After the hair is moisturized I begin my flat twist.

For those who may not have tried flat twist before no worries it is very similar to braiding. You gather your two sections you can twist down for a bit if that’s more comfortable and then just begin to add hair into the twist you were already creating. Just keeping making your way across and before you know it you will be easy sailing and it will be back to normal two strand twist until the end. I made about five twists. One thing that you want to watch out for is making the middle to thick, because they are going across your head and that can be awkward. While you are doing this I would suggest for you to have more than one mirror in order to view the back. Once I finished I greased my scalp and waited for the twist to dry. I left mine in for about five hours. There is no set time just until they are dry. Now you want to make sure they are dry all the way through so don’t rush it. Also the ends of the twist because they are no longer flat may need some revamping. You can also try flexi rods (see previous post on flat twist out). Once your hair is dry, although your hair is already positioned to the side you may want to put a couple of hair pens to secure it. After that you are done! It’s simple and is easy to repair. Its only five twists if something is a little out of place you can easily put a bandtu knot or twist here or there. The look is simple, but it looks very nice. Remember, be curly, and be happy, are you and you will never fail.

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