Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Twisted Infinity Braided Bun on Natural Hair

Twisted Infinity Braided Bun on Natural Hair

How to create this bun:


Twisted Infinity Braided Bun on Natural Hair
This was her First day at school hairstyle



Friday, August 21, 2015

Twisted Top Bun and Layered Twists | Natural Hair Hairstyle for Kids

Twisted Top Bun and Layered Twists | Natural Hair Hairstyle for Kids Teen Tween


This style was created using 3 techniques: Rope Twisting, Roll and Tuck, and Bun.
How to rope twist: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qVjv8zfmQcA

How to roll and tuck: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bPU_9IPMghU

Her hair was secured using a snappee.
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Twisted Top Bun and Layered Twists | Natural Hair Hairstyle for Kids Teen Tween

Twisted Top Bun and Layered Twists | Natural Hair Hairstyle for Kids Teen Tween

Twisted Top Bun and Layered Twists | Natural Hair Hairstyle for Kids Teen Tween

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Guest Post: Ylang Ylang Essential Oil for Healthy Hair



YLANG YLANG ESSENTIAL OIL FOR NATURAL HAIR

Ylang ylang essential oil is steam distilled from the flowers of Cananga odorata. This aromatherapy oil which is used to manage high blood pressure, acne and stress can also be used to make natural hair care products.

Ylang Ylang Shampoo
Ylang ylang essential oil is used to treat dandruff and it can be formulated into an anti-dandruff shampoo.
Recipe
50 drops ylang ylang essential oil   
4 oz (120 ml) liquid Castile soap
2 oz (60 ml) water
To prepare this dandruff clearing shampoo, simply mix all the ingredients in a dark bottle.
To use this ylang ylang shampoo, massage it onto the scalp and wait for a few minutes before rinsing with warm water and conditioning the hair.
Ylang Ylang Hair Mask
Ylang ylang essential oil relieves itchy scalps and it can be used to make a mask for irritated scalps.
Recipe
10 drops ylang ylang essential oil   
1 Tbsp honey
1 Tbsp coconut oil
1 Tbsp olive oil
To prepare this hair mask, mix all the ingredients in a bowl.
To use the ylang ylang mask, massage it onto the scalp and smooth it over the hair. Wear a shower cap for 30 minutes before shampooing and conditioning the hair.
Ylang Ylang Scalp Massage Oil
Ylang ylang essential oil reduces hair loss and it can be diluted with oils that are easily absorbed by the scalp to make a scalp massage oil for thinning hair.
Recipe
36 drops ylang ylang essential oil
3 oz (90 ml) jojoba
To prepare this scalp massage oil, mix all the ingredients in a dark bottle.
To use the ylang ylang massage oil, rub it into the scalp using gentle circular movements at least once a day.
Ylang Ylang Essential Oil Contraindications
Before adding ylang ylang essential oil to your hair care regimen, ensure that you do not have low blood pressure. Persons who have sensitive scalps should also not use this aromatherapy oil.
Have you ever used ylang ylang essential oil in your hair care products?


Bio
Almasi W is a certified aromatherapist, freelance blogger and the author of Safe Aromatherapy for Healthy Hair.


 

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Mid-week Styling: Chunky Twists and Normal Twists Natural Hair

Mid-week Styling: Chunky Twists and Normal Twists Natural Hair


Last weekend, Big Sis styled her hair in Bantu Knots Out using Eden Bodyworks Coco Shea Berry Curly Crème. Click here to watch her tutorial.  Yesterday, I decided to re-moisturize her hair using the LCO method: spritz with water, apply the berry curly crème, seal in moisture with Bolden Shea Oil.  I chunky twisted the front half of her hair and put the back in smaller twists. I wanted to see how the style will look.

Here is the results:
Mid-week Styling: Chunky Twists and Normal Twists Natural Hair

Mid-week Styling: Chunky Twists and Normal Twists Natural Hair

Mid-week Styling: Chunky Twists and Normal Twists Natural Hair
Mid-week Styling: Chunky Twists and Normal Twists Natural Hair


Mid-week Styling: Chunky Twists and Normal Twists Natural Hair

Monday, August 17, 2015

Big Sis Styles Bantu Knot Out on Natural Hair | First Time

Big Sis Styles Bantu Knot Out on Natural Hair | First Time

Here's Big Sis's first attempt to doing Bantu Knots Out on her hair. After this was done, I added perm rods to the ends of her hair to give more curls.
Products used: Snappee hair ties and Eden Bodyworks Coco shea berry curly crème
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Big Sis Styles Bantu Knot Out on Natural Hair | First Time

Friday, August 14, 2015

5 Quick and Easy Twists Hairstyles for Natural Hair Girls | Back To School

5 Quick and Easy Twists Hairstyles for Natural Hair Girls Back To School


Twists can be fun! Here are 5 ways to style your mini twists in a fun way. Great style for Back to School
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5 Quick and Easy Twists Hairstyles for Natural Hair Girls | Back To School
 
5 Quick and Easy Twists Hairstyles for Natural Hair Girls Back To School

5 Quick and Easy Twists Hairstyles for Natural Hair Girls Back To School

5 Quick and Easy Twists Hairstyles for Natural Hair Girls Back To School

5 Quick and Easy Twists Hairstyles for Natural Hair Girls Back To School

Thursday, August 13, 2015

My 10 Tips to Growing Long Natural Hair



I get asked many times on How to Grow Long Natural Hair. I did a video on this topic [Click here to watch], however for those people who are not able to view the video, here is a brief summary.

1. Start from inside: Make sure you are eating healthy, green vegetables, and drinking water
 
2. Moisturize your hair frequently to reduce breakage
 
3. Strengthen your hair by doing protein treatments at least once a month
 
4. Seal in the moisture especially paying attention to the ends of your hair. Growing hair is more about retaining the length you already have. Hair is always growing.
 
5. Use a thick butter like Shea butter or an oil to seal in the moisture. Sealing in moisture just means, after moisturizing with a water based moisturizer, apply the sealant product on top to keep the hair moisturized longer.
 
6. Protect the hair but doing styles that protect the end and do not put too much pressure on the scalp.
 
7. If you are iron deficiency or have a thyroid issue, this can affect your hair growth.
 
8. Exercising is very beneficial because it helps pump blood to the hair follicles.
 
9. Reduce stress and make sure to get enough sleep
 
10. Some ingredients can help but the most important is how you handle your hair, try using your fingers more than using a comb. Look for products with ingredients such as castor oil, peppermint, lavender, and rosemary. There are other ingredients. Do your research to find out which ingredients you are not allergic to.