I've been carrying crochet locs for at least a year now - each install keeps for 6 to 8 weeks with about a week break in between - and I constantly get asked all the usual questions:- Is that your hair? Who did them? What technique did you use? What hair did you use? … Continue reading DIY Crochet Locs
DIY Charmeuse Satin Pillow Cases
I've been wanting to make these pillowcases for a while and finally got around to it today. Satin is great for hair and skin. It helps retain moisture in the hair by not sucking it all out during the night like cotton pillowcases as well as helps prevent knots and tangles as your hair glides … Continue reading DIY Charmeuse Satin Pillow Cases
BEAUTY DIY: Crochet Washcloth & Face Scrubbies
Hello Beauties! A few weeks ago I decided to stop wearing makeup on an everyday basis. Make-up for me was my attempt to hide my skin from the world. I had sometimes dry, sometimes oily, blemished, minor acne-prone skin. I would look on the faces of other women who didn't wear makeup and wish for … Continue reading BEAUTY DIY: Crochet Washcloth & Face Scrubbies
IN THE KNOW – Curlkalon Crochet Braids
Helloooooo Curlies! Welcome to my first IN THE KNOW feature. This feature are for styles or products that I have recently come across that I think are totally #dope! While I haven't tried them yet, I think you may really love them and therefore, I am sharing! I feel like I've just awakened from a … Continue reading IN THE KNOW – Curlkalon Crochet Braids
Tapered – finally!
Hello lovelies! Popping in to share with you my tapered look. I've been itching to do it for a year or more but the thought of cutting my 3 year's worth of "long hair" was too overwhelming! But 2 months ago, I finally did it. Then I went home that night and bawled. But truly, … Continue reading Tapered – finally!
Introducing BLACK ZULU APPAREL!
Hello beautifuls! About 2# years ago I wrote a blog post entitled Black Black & Beautiful! where I mentioned wanting to help inspire other dark skin beauties to embrace their melanin.I looked at some photos my sister took of me and saw how gorgeously my melanin shone and I could honestly say I was happy … Continue reading Introducing BLACK ZULU APPAREL!
Be Inspired: Cornrow Updo
Hi Curlies! Just stopping in to share my latest hairstyle. I would call it a protective style but that is still to be determined - I will let you know after I've taken them out and inspected my hairline. Because, as many of you know, cornrows can be a beast on your edges. … Continue reading Be Inspired: Cornrow Updo
Deep Conditioning Trick: The Cool & Seal Method
"Just as you must eat to survive you must feed your hair to maintain its health, shine and manageability." —Ouidad The essential foundation of curly hair, DEEP TREATMENT is the single most important step in restoring and maintaining your hair's health and beauty. Due to a curl's tendency to lose nutrients and moisture, frequent deep … Continue reading Deep Conditioning Trick: The Cool & Seal Method
Get the Look: Goddess High Bun
Hi Curlies! I rocked a high bun all last week; only deconstructing it mid-week to add some moisture to my hair and redo. For Church last Sabbath, I added a little accessory that gave the bun a Goddess look that everyone was falling over themselves over so I thought I'd share with you. It's amazing … Continue reading Get the Look: Goddess High Bun
My Current Wash Cycle & Products Update | 2016
I can't begin to tell you Curlies how #awesome it feels to be able to do so little to my hair and yet keep it soft, moisturized, healthy and happy! Here's a quick run down of my current wash cycle and the products that I have developed a love for. I have linked where I … Continue reading My Current Wash Cycle & Products Update | 2016
Fro-sessed | Hair Update 2016
fro-sessed [verb] - to be totally obsessed with your afro Hi Curlies! This has been a long time coming. Allow me to introduce to you, #patsy. #patsy is what I call my beautifully coiled, shrunken up down afro which is ode to Lupida's amazing performance in the movie 12 Years A Slave as the character Patsy. #patsy … Continue reading Fro-sessed | Hair Update 2016
African Black Soap: Product Review
Hi Curlies! I should probably say Happy New Year, Happy Birthday, Happy Easter, Happy Holidays, Happy everything!!!! for how long I've been gone. *hides face* However, I am content that my page is a source of information even if it is no longer documenting my hair journey. Today, I wanted to come in and do … Continue reading African Black Soap: Product Review
Baby Hair: The Oppression
Meet Rokira - my 2 year old second cousin. Isn't she just a little cutie? *-* My Aunt started bringing her to church with us for the past 2 weeks. Last week, she rocked a fierce braid out with the cutest little bandeau around her head. I thought she looked the bee's knees. Shockingly, when … Continue reading Baby Hair: The Oppression
2015 has been a long and lonely road for my hair. We spent the year in high buns and 1# set of kinky sew-in wefted hair both of which depleted the few hair I had at my temple. As I enter #missionregrowth I had to make the choice to just let my hair strive! And when I … Continue reading ‘Fro Love
My Bun Obsession
Hello, Curlies! Last year I developed a bun obsession. It was endless high buns continuously. For my curlfriends with TWAs, there is hope. I did an oversized bun which didn’t require me to pull my hair into a full ponytail and it looked freaking #awesome. I also installed some mini twist to do a twist … Continue reading My Bun Obsession
New to Natural Hair Care? Here’s a Simple Regimen to Adopt.
Hi curlies! This post is for those who may be new to natural hair or who have been natural all their life but new to efficient natural hair care. This is my recommended hair care regimen with my recommended products which is easy to adopt and put into practice. Step One – Cleansing Hair Pre-Poo … Continue reading New to Natural Hair Care? Here’s a Simple Regimen to Adopt.
5 Bridal Hairstyles for Naturals
I originally posted this to my blog in April 2015 but in switching back from .org to .com has left my most resent posts out in cold. So, when its nice, you do it – over!
Absolutely beautiful styles
Today has been an amazing day celebrating my 2nd wedding anniversary with my hubby, Hleku. We spent the day at a lovely hotel by the Vaal River and later spent some time by the Vaal Dam. It’s been an awesome two years in marriage with tonnes of lessons (to be shared on another day), God has really been great to us and I honestly would choose him all over again if given the chance. Before I get too mushy let me get back to my original purpose of this post… Since December is wedding season in these parts of the world and today was my anniversary I decided to share a few hairstyles that natural bride with TWA’s (or longer hair) could use for their big day.
My hubby took all the pics, thanks babe!
Let me know which is your favourite 🙂
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Steaming is the best thing I could have done for my hair!
This is a great in-depth review on hair steaming with a lot of great information. If you’re thinking about getting a steamer for your hair, take a read.
Anyone who knows me, knows I am an avid DIYer and advocate of learning your own hair and how to maintain it. With that, having the right equipment will make the process easier and more effective. My mission was my deep condition treatments.
In an attempt to amp up my deep conditioning, I went online to find a solution. Even though the plastic bag on my head generated heat, it just wasn’t enough for me. I wanted a hooded dryer that gets to a decent temperature to speed the process . After reading TONS of reviews and blogs, I came across a review for a steamer. And THAT is when I realized I was searching for the wrong thing!
Fast forward 6 months later and I found an excellent replacement for my plastic bag 😄 Hot Heads by Thermal Hair Care is what I use when I am relaxing, need to multitask…
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‘Refreshing’ Faux Locs
This is not rocket science and you probably know this already...but I was truly psyched yesterday after twisting my roots with a little beeswax and seeing how 'fresh' they looked afterwards that I just had to share a quick pic! I know I said I wasn't going to do it but I simply couldn't go to … Continue reading ‘Refreshing’ Faux Locs
DIY Faux Locs: 3 Weeks Later
Hi Curlies! I've now had my faux locs for 3# full weeks and I just wanted to jump in and share with you how I have been managing them. First off, I never dipped them in hot water to soften them up but quite a few had soften up by the end of week 2. … Continue reading DIY Faux Locs: 3 Weeks Later