I uploaded my first proper YouTube video!!! I’m blogging and making YouTube videos under my other brand Thrifty Natural. I’m still transitioning the blog to natural hair (not just braids) and beauty. The look of the blog will continue to evolve as I upgrade the brand and find my style. Please take a look […]
There are a few methods you can use to minimize frizz while you wash your mini braids. If you braids are prone to unraveling, you will need to secure the ends of your braids with ponytail holders using a method that will be outlined in a post at a later date. (whew, that’s 1 long […]
It’s that time again. The weeks have seriously flown by. Thanks for the continuing support along the way. I had these braids in for 4 weeks! I’ll go at least another 4 weeks because they are in such great shape.
During this past week, I trimmed each and every braid and cut off split ends […]
Mini braids are by far the very best thing for working out with afro textured hair. Every once in a while I like to work out like this:
But a fro ain’t practical. Even with mini braids, I have to secure the hair somehow so I don’t have braids […]
My niece will be spending the rest of her summer with her father who is stationed a few states away. I thought it was time for a fresh new hairstyle for her airplane ride and her time with daddy. Her last set of braids are shown here.
It took a long time to […]
Frizzy braids can be salvaged somewhat with a few methods for stretching the hair.
After you’ve done everything you can to prevent frizz (see my article for more information),
There are a few things you can do to temporarily make frizzy braids look better. These styles are shown on a small portion of […]
[It’s not easy doing tut’s using pics only…I have to split this post up. See Part 2 below.]
I’m a commitment-phobe; but somehow I always end up with bangs. One day I love them, the next day I hate them. For the past 5 years, I’ve cut my bangs above my eyebrows, grown them to […]
Here are styles 5-8! Click for Part 1 of the article Styles 1-4
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I was so busy with the book yesterday that I didn’t get a chance to post this. This update is for June 14. The next one will be on June 21st.
I can’t believe it’s been two weeks already. It seems like only a few days. My braids are holding up well. The don’t seem […]
I was asked this question on the hair forum I belong to (shout out to LHCF). Here’s what I said in a response to a question on whether parting matters when it comes to matting.
Parting doesn’t necessarily matter. I like to use a grid parting method because I’m less likely to have stray hairs […]
Try out this shortcut if you’re not sure you have the patience and the wherewithal to braid your entire head. If you can cornrow, add a cornrowed design to the front of your crown. Cornrows are a great way to spice up any look. Occasionally, I cornrow from ear to ear. These types of braids do not […]
If you’re concerned about braids looking scalpy (being able to easily see the parts behind the braids) one trick to help that is to make the braids smaller. A smaller set of braids will yield more braids that are able to hide parts. Here’s an example of what I mean. These are two sets of […]
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