I am proud to say that I am now ale to braid. In the tutorial below I show you how to braid using rubber bands. Honestly … Continue reading Jumbo Box Braids Are My New Fave!!!
I was minding my own business looking for something my bank account would probably decline and suddenly I felt the light tap on my shoulder. Continue reading Obsessed With Hairstyle Perfection
As many naturals do, I will be tucking my hair away to protect it from the cold drying air. #naturalhair #protectivestyles Continue reading Beautiful Winter Protective Styles
For years I’ve been accustomed to using yarn to thread my hair. I have heard of people using weaving thread but the one thread that intrigued … Continue reading African Threading I Tried Rubber Thread
How To style your hair for less than $10. #naturalhair #protectivestyling #protectivestyle #ponytail Continue reading The Easiest Hairstyle Ever
How to do feed in braids using the crotchet method. #naturalhair #protectivestyle #braiding Continue reading Braiding: Fake It Till You Make It!
I’ve always taken for granted the fact that I’ve never experienced an allergic reaction. I hear the horror stories of children being rushed to the E.R. for ingesting some type of nut or fruit and at times bee-stings are the culprit. Never in my adult life did I think that something as lifeless as synthetic hair, could and would cause an inconceivable pain I couldn’t bare.
After watching many tutorials on how to crotchet my hair I decided to try it out. I stepped into my local beauty supply store and purchased the prettiest curly hair i could find at a reasonable price. I came home, did my best at cornrowing my hair and installed my crotchet style. It felt like an eternity, the installation i mean. In total I spent about 5.5 hours on my hair but due to the fact that I’m a human with kids to tend to, I had many breaks and completed the following day.
I remember the first time I attempted a flattwist hairstyle. I was so confident in the knowledge I had acquired from the multiple YouTube tutorials I had watched. Somehow however, I ended up with one side of my head facing down and the other up.
As an African, I took for granted many things that I’m now finding out are extremly beneficial to my hair. Who knew that wearing a turban/scarf or as we call it in my native language dhuku, is actually more than dresscode? I had no idea that the african threading hairstyles that my mother ever so neatly created on my head every three weeks or so were not her way of just putting my hair away but actually protected my hair and helped me retain length.
What is protective styling?
A protective style is one that disallows the manipulation of hair for a long period of
time. For a style to be considered “protective”, the ends of your hair must be tucked/wrapped away and not accessible to external forces such as the environment, products and finger/comb tempering. Great examples are wigs, weaves, braids, threading and buns.