Thursday, September 29, 2016

Lupita Nyong'o "Queen of Katwe" Headwrap Look book

Lupita Nyong'o "Queen of Katwe" Headwrap Look book DiscoveringNatural
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Lupita Nyong'o  stars in the movie "Queen of Katwe" along with David Oyelowo and Madina Nalwanga. Her headwraps have dazzled many people including myself. Queen of Katwe movie is a true story of a young girl from the streets of rural Uganda, who got introduced to the game of chess. The love of the game and the support she receives from her family and community allowed her to fulfill her dream of becoming an international chess champion.

We love how Lupita rocks her natural hair, and also all these head tie / scarf looks

Recreate a variation of her headwrap. Click here or watch below




HERE ARE SOME HEADWRAP LOOKS that Lupita rocked in the movie and at different appearances. Our Lookbook:

Lupita Nyong'o "Queen of Katwe" Headwrap Look book DiscoveringNatural
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Lupita Nyong'o "Queen of Katwe" Headwrap Look book DiscoveringNatural
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Lupita Nyong'o "Queen of Katwe" Headwrap Look book DiscoveringNatural
Source: Reuters

Lupita Nyong'o "Queen of Katwe" Headwrap Look book DiscoveringNatural
Source: Getty Images

Lupita Nyong'o "Queen of Katwe" Headwrap Look book DiscoveringNatural
Source: Mark Blinch/Reuters

Lupita Nyong'o "Queen of Katwe" Headwrap Look book DiscoveringNatural
Source: Getty Images/Alberto E. Rodriguez

Lupita Nyong'o "Queen of Katwe" Headwrap Look book DiscoveringNatural
Source: Getty Images

Get this look:

Lupita Nyong'o "Queen of Katwe" Headwrap Look book DiscoveringNatural
Source: Getty Images

Source: Getty Images

Lupita Nyong'o "Queen of Katwe" Headwrap Look book DiscoveringNatural
Source: Getty Images

Lupita Nyong'o "Queen of Katwe" Headwrap Look book DiscoveringNatural
Source: Getty Images

Lupita Nyong'o "Queen of Katwe" Headwrap Look book DiscoveringNatural
Source: Getty Images

Source: Getty Images



Wednesday, September 28, 2016

HOW OFTEN SHOULD YOU WASH NATURAL HAIR?

HOW OFTEN SHOULD YOU WASH NATURAL HAIR?


How often should you wash your natural hair was the most popular question ask last week on DiscoveringNatural Facebook page.
The frequency of when you wash your hair depends on 3 key factors of hair care mentioned in this video. If you are wondering what to wash your hair with, here are some suggestions:
Best Shampoo for Natural Hair: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EMlMYksvBVs
How to Use Shampoo Bars: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=235R_DZ8wxM
How to Use Rhassoul Clay: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KggPElTAR1s
How to Use Bentonite Clay:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NRLI-tGRbwE
How to Cowash Your Natural Hair: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mTvNuo9lm-w







 
 

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

6 WAYS on HOW TO REDUCE SINGLE STRAND KNOTS in Natural Hair


You know those knots you get at the ends of your hair strands or even in the middle? Those are known as SINGLE STRAND KNOTS.
Here are 6 ways to avoid them:
1. Moisturise your hair often
2. Deep Condition your hair every wash day
3. Use oils or do oil rinses
4. Reduce Over Manipulation
5. Make sure products you use are not causing the knots. Wax and sticky products used too often can.
6. Protect your hair at night

WATCH for MORE DETAILS


6 WAYS on HOW TO REDUCE SINGLE STRAND KNOTS Natural Hair

Monday, September 26, 2016

How to do BLACK TEA RINSE in Natural Hair

How to do BLACK TEA RINSE in Natural Hair DiscoveringNatural
 
 
Black Tea Rinse has helped me reduce shedding, add shine, and create softness in my natural hair.
This rinse has really changed my hair's health, this is why it took me a while to put out the video. I wanted to test for several months before I share with you all. I have tested since June 6th. I do this rinse whenever I do a moisturizing deep conditioner. I don't do it if I do a protein treatment.
Black Tea has a pH of 6.0
Read more about how I use it in my Wash Day Dairy on my Blog:    http://discoveringnatural.com
 

How to do BLACK TEA RINSE in Natural Hair DiscoveringNatural

HOW TO MAKE IT

Friday, September 23, 2016

Raising a Pre-Teen Naturalista: My Thoughts


Pre teens are wonderful creatures
With their own sense of independence
and the "Know What I am doing" attitude. 

What I have learn from raising a preteen is to let then exercise that independence
with your guidiance.

When it comes to her natural hair, I give her a chance to try styles herself...
make her own mistakes... 
and while I am there to guide her...
I still let her do HER.



Tuesday, September 20, 2016

How To Roller Set THICK Natural Hair 4C QUICKLY Using Gel

How To Roller Set THICK Natural Hair 4C QUICKLY Using Gel


How To Roller Set THICK Natural Hair 4C QUICKLY Using Gel

In this video, I show you a Quick and Easy Roller Set on Natural Hair. Big Sis's hair is quite thick and using perm rods on natural hair doesn't work too well on her hair because it takes FOREVER to dry. This method of ponytail roller set makes it easy and it dries quickly. This style is a great wedding natural hairstyle or prom natural hairstyle or even great for any occasion. At night, you can wrap the hair like this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VrCr43g1Ulc

Prior to doing roller set, I washed her natural hair with SheaMoisture jbco shampoo and did a quick protein treatment with SheaMoisture hair treatment masque.  I moisturized her hair with leave in conditioner , SheaMoisture Raw shea butter restorative conditioner,  and then Au Rebelle Just Oil.

 To protect her hair from heat damage, I sprayed Tresemme Heat tamer, heat protectant. Although you can do roller sets on natural hair without heat protectant, I like to be extra careful when using heat on kids hair and my hair.
CurlFormers Natural Hair : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FjxCqHp7Vy8


Products in this video:
Jumbo Concave Perm Rods * Burgundy * 1 3/8" Diameter * 6 Rods Per Bag - http://amzn.to/2cyGJT9
Premium No Crease Snap-Off Hair Ties By Snappee - Easy Ouchless Removal with USA Hand-Made Non-Elastic, Long-Lasting, Super Soft & Stretchy Material for Natural, Thick and All Hair Types! (Licorice) - http://amzn.to/28WbBc1
TRESemme Thermal Creations Heat Tamer Protective Spray 8 fl oz (236 ml) - http://amzn.to/2clhMvk
Aunt Jackies Don't Shrink Flaxseed Elongating Curling Gel, 15 Oz - http://amzn.to/291g0yM
Diane 9 3/4'' Extra Wide Tooth Handle Comb #7113 - http://amzn.to/2cyIkIu
Butterfly Clamps 1-dozen * Size: Large 3" * Assorted Colors - http://amzn.to/2cyHlIv


What we used:
Natural Hair Roller Set Heat Protectant Rollers




Stay beautiful! 💖

How to CARE FOR YOUR SCALP For HEALTHY NATURAL HAIR GROWTH

How to CARE FOR YOUR SCALP For HEALTHY NATURAL HAIR GROWTH DiscoveringNatural


How to Care for your Scalp For Healthy Hair Growth is very important. There are 4 areas I focus on when caring for my scalp. (1) Cleansing (2) Exfoliating (3) Scalp Massage (4) Moisturizing Scalp. Common Scalp issues like knowing the right treatment for Dandruff and Itchy Scalp is beneficial and can be avoided if you care for your scalp properly.
 In this video, I show how I use Vanity Planet Shampoo Brush:  http://vpwow.com/justhair2
Save 50% W/ Code after checkout: JUSTHAIR2

Roots Only Comb Applicator Bottle - http://amzn.to/2cH0iK3
How to Use a Shampoo Brush: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7SB_NCFX4uU
How to Use Rhassoul Clay: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KggPElTAR1s
How to Use Bentonite Clay: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NRLI-tGRbwE
How to Use Apple Cider Vinegar: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mTvNuo9lm-w
How to Exfoliating Your Scalp: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lsxv8caDmz8
How to Moisturize Your Scalp: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GuKl79Mhd3I
How to Massage Your Scalp: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=97-Ujn3NAuQ
Dandruff Treatment: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ykWesJ6yVzg
Itchy Scalp Treatment: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lDAd7PpZcb4

Sunday, September 18, 2016

How to Grow Long Natural Hair Using Protective Styles

How to Grow Long Natural Hair Using Protective Styles DiscoveringNatural

To grow natural hair long, some people use protective styles on natural hair. Finding natural hair wigs and even other hair extensions that is well cared for is important.  Protective styles to grow hair long can be a wig, weave, your own hair, extensions for hair and so much more. It is important to know how to care for your natural hair underneath all that.


Friday, September 16, 2016

How to Use RubberBand on Natural Hair without Breakage

How to Use RubberBand on Natural Hair without Breakage

Learn how to use rubberband on natural hair without breakage. In this video, I give tips on using elastics on natural hair. I also share how to remove lint from hair and how to safely use rubber bands.


Monday, September 12, 2016

(GIVEAWAY) STRETCHED NATURAL HAIR HAIRSTYLE feat. Ethnic Earring

(GIVEAWAY) STRETCHED NATURAL HAIR HAIRSTYLE feat. Ethnic Earring

It's GIVEAWAY time. Watch how to stretch Natural Hair using African Threading with a quick hairstyle. Earrings make any hairstyle pop. Natural Hair Earrings like the ones from Ethnic Earring are great.

Ethnic Earring is a black-owned business and a family business. There earrings are beautiful and well made.

FInd Ethnic Earring at http://ethnicearring.com .
Instagram/FaceBook/Twitter/Pinterest: @EthnicEarring

GIVEAWAY RULES:
1. You must be a SUBSCRIBER
2. Comment "What is your favorite way to stretch your hair"
3. Like and Share this video, and tag @DiscoveringNatural @EthnicEarring
4. VALID ONLY FOR US Residents

GIVEAWAY ENDS SEPTEMBER 30th 2016 at Noon 12pm CST



African Threading Natural Hair DiscoveringNatural
 
STRETCHED NATURAL HAIR HAIRSTYLE feat. Ethnic Earring

STRETCHED NATURAL HAIR HAIRSTYLE feat. Ethnic Earring

STRETCHED NATURAL HAIR HAIRSTYLE feat. Ethnic Earring
 

Friday, September 9, 2016

How to Cowash Natural Hair with Apple Cider Vinegar


How I do my cowash my natural hair using Apple Cider Vinegar Rinse and Eden Bodyworks Cleansing Cowash Conditioner. This helps with dandruff and itchiness on scalp.


Thursday, September 8, 2016

Should I Use Rubber Bands In my Child's Natural Hair?

Should I use rubberbands in my child's natural hair? DiscoveringNatural


With rubber bands "elastics", you can use them. I prefer on the base of the hair rather than the ends. However,  cut off the rubberbands upon take down. The issue with putting it at the ends is that since the ends of the hair are quite fragile,  it can break the ends of the hair.  In addition, it makes it difficult to moisture the ends of the hair properly. With it being at the roots, it can also cause breakage if it is done too tightly and your child pulls on that area or itches that area. That is why some people experience short hair along these areas. This issue can also happens with hair ties too. It is your preference whether to use it or not.
 

To secure ends without rubber bands, I do this

 
How I remove rubber bands and get rid of lint at the root, do this
 


Stay beautiful! 💖

If you like this blog post written by Sola of DiscoveringNatural, you can find her on her Youtube channel, DiscoveringNatural,  for more natural hair tips. Click here to visit her channel.

Monday, September 5, 2016

WHEN TO DO PROTEIN TREATMENT ON NATURAL HAIR

WHEN TO DO PROTEIN TREATMENT ON NATURAL HAIR

When to do protein treatment on your natural hair can be as confusing as what protein treatments to use on natural hair. In this video I give 5 instances when to do protein  treatments on black hair. You can use DIY homemade protein treatments or store bought protein treatments.
How to do protein treatments: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6gIZt__ov5Y





DiscoveringNatural

Friday, September 2, 2016

BACK TO SCHOOL HAIRSTYLE | PROTECTIVE STYLE | NATURAL HAIR for GIRLS

BACK TO SCHOOL HAIRSTYLE | PROTECTIVE STYLE | NATURAL HAIR for GIRLS DISCOVERINGNATURAL


In this video, I show Lil Sis's First Day of School Hairstyle. This Hairstyle works well as a transitioning hairstyle that is a protective hairstyle for natural hair and can be modified during the week or at the end of the week.
Our First Day of School vlog: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AaqISud_pL8



BACK TO SCHOOL HAIRSTYLE | PROTECTIVE STYLE | NATURAL HAIR for GIRLS DISCOVERINGNATURAL

BACK TO SCHOOL HAIRSTYLE | PROTECTIVE STYLE | NATURAL HAIR for GIRLS DISCOVERINGNATURAL

BACK TO SCHOOL HAIRSTYLE | PROTECTIVE STYLE | NATURAL HAIR for GIRLS DISCOVERINGNATURAL

BACK TO SCHOOL HAIRSTYLE | PROTECTIVE STYLE | NATURAL HAIR for GIRLS DISCOVERINGNATURAL

BACK TO SCHOOL HAIRSTYLE | PROTECTIVE STYLE | NATURAL HAIR for GIRLS DISCOVERINGNATURAL

BACK TO SCHOOL HAIRSTYLE | PROTECTIVE STYLE | NATURAL HAIR for GIRLS DISCOVERINGNATURAL

BACK TO SCHOOL HAIRSTYLE | PROTECTIVE STYLE | NATURAL HAIR for GIRLS DISCOVERINGNATURAL

BACK TO SCHOOL HAIRSTYLE | PROTECTIVE STYLE | NATURAL HAIR for GIRLS DISCOVERINGNATURAL

How to Treat Baby Cradle Cap and Dry Hair

How to Treat Baby Cradle Cap and Dry Hair
Lil Sis; hours old
Today, I got a question from a mother of a newborn asking how to treat her newborn baby's dry scalp. My first question to her was if the scalp was flaking. She responded that it was. This assured me that it was cradle cap.

WHAT IS CRADLE CAP?
Cradle cap, also known as infantile seborrheic dermatitis, is an harmless scalp condition which causes are unknown. It is said that it occurs from the hormones produced by the mother at the end of her pregnancy that causes the baby's scalp to over produce oil-producing (seborrheic) glands.

HOW TO TREAT CRADLE CAP
Step 1: Cradle baby's head on your hands

Step 2: Pour warm water on the head and a pea size amount of mild shampoo

Step 3: Massage in circular motion

How to Treat Baby Cradle Cap and Dry Hair
Lil Sis's First Wash Day; an hour old

Step 4: Rinse

Step 5: Apply olive oil on the hair making sure not to use too much

Step 6: Massage in circular motion

Step 7: You can use a fine tooth comb or baby brush to lightly lift the flakes from the cradle cap

You can also apply olive oil for 10 to 15 mins before you shampoo.