Tuesday, February 11, 2014
Items That I Must Have Stocked In My House for Maximum Natural Hair Care and Styling
Styling and Protecting My Naturally Kinky Curly Mane
The Top Natural Hairstyles for African American Women: Switch it Up!
Natural Hairstyles for African American Women, Or Just Curly Beauties in General
Top Natural Hairstyles for Women #1: Roman Braids.
Top Natural Hairstyles for Women #2: Bob Marley Twists
Top Natural Hairstyles for Women #3: The High Society Braided Bun
Top Natural Hairstyles for Women #4: Faux Bangs
Wednesday, January 29, 2014
The Top 5 Arguments that are OUT THERE About the Denman Brush
Too Much Controversy Among My Natural Hair Sisters and The Denman Brush
Denman Brush Argument
#1: The Denman Brush Can’t Be Used for Detangling: This is probably the one
I’ve come across very often. Natural
hair sisters telling all about how the Denman Brush shouldn’t be used for
detangling, unless you want a wad of
hair criss-crossing it’s strands into your brush. The Denman Brush is to be used for defining
curls after the hair has already been
I recently watched a Youtube video on using
the Denman Brush. And I couldn’t help
but notice the countless amounts of comments made by natural hair sisters. It appeared that they were all collectively screaming at the sound of what could’ve
been ripping hair.
Denman Brush Argument
#2: The Only Way to Use a Denman Brush Without Damage is To “Modify It” We’ve
all seen it. Naturalistas modifying
their Denman Brush to prevent damage and
breakage. This leaves a question in
my mind: Then why not just use a wide
Denman Brush Argument
#3: You have to Use an Expensive Denman Brush in Order to Get Maximum Results. Maybe
I will pay for this later, but I’m really not into buying expensive hair
products, but, this one seems to make a little more sense. Expensive equals sturdy. And if you have rather thick hair on your head, a large and
sturdy Denman Brush would be worth
the cash. I too often break a lot of my
cheap combs (Natural sisters you know what I’m talking about).
Denman Brush Argument
#4: The Denman Brush Rids You of Your Shedding Hair and Creates Luminous Shine. Considering what we all know about
brushes. I think this is the most
obvious argument surrounding the Denman Brush.
A great brush in any style distributes the oils from your scalp (or thatyou apply) evenly over your hair, creating a more healthier, shinier look.
Denman Brush Argument
#5: The Denman Brush is Only for Natural Hair Types. For the most part, I’d
say this argument is right. It is for Natural Hair Types. But the position
that I found on Natural Black Hair forums was that the term Natural Hair Type only applies to curly
haired black women. But I couldn’t disagree more. The term Natural
Hair Type applies to all women. And
if you want to get specific, you could say all women who have hair that grow
out of their head (No offense to my weave wearing sisters). I was actually surprised to find that the
Denman Brush has a variety of uses on all hair types.
Weighing in on the Denman Brush
Whether you are for it or against it, the Denman Brush seems to be both a useful detangling and
styling tool. I think that with any hair
tool, careful use has to be employed, which is why after viewing Evelyn from
The Internet’s hair tutorial vs Naptural85’s, I’ve
decided that if you take great care to be gentle, it’ll work just fine. But as
always, the best way to find out is to test it out for yourself.
Natural sisters, what is your detangling and styling routine? Is the
Denman Brush something you’ve used? How
well do you think the Denman Brush suits your hair? Help me out here!
Wednesday, January 22, 2014
Monday, January 13, 2014
Flawless But Natural Nighttime LookAs a recovering Tomboy, I must say that I'm not to keen on going all out when it comes to make up. This nightime look came entirely from using eye shadow and foundation.
Ditch the Smoky Eye and Go For Big, Bold Color in Your Nighttime Look1. Clean Up the Mess. The first thing you'll want to do for this nighttime look is to clean up any folliage. I've tried several times to get my eyebrows in order without tweezing or shaping, and I've learned through experience that there's no concealer in the world that can cover up messy, grown out eyebrows. Make sure you clean it up first.
For our final color, I used Sapphire Gem by Karma-Naturals (At this point you can tell I love this product) for my nighttime look. Create a line at the outer edge of the eyelid, almost like you were creating a wing, and brush it into the crease. Do not use too much, or blend too far into the crease, or you may just end up looking like a clown (I speak from experience). After fully blended, add a dark brown shadow to the outer edge. Use the same method you used with the Sapphire Gem, only this time, gently brush it above the crease. This will anchor your blue and prevent it from looking too harsh. I also used Beachy Brown for the brow bone, which is a pink-tan color. Blend accordingly.
Add you're most liked eye liner. But, if you guessed that I used eye shadow, you're absolutely right! I used Onyx. Wet your eyeliner brush and dip into the shadow, creating a wing at the outer edge of your eye. I added the color to my wet-line and finished up the eye with Gold Nugget around the bottom lid. I used Wet n Wild Mega Protein mascara to finish off my lashes.
Cinnamon Dark Roast, which is perfect for my red undertones and dark skin.
Curl It Up, Curl It Up, This is How We Ball Out
Finish out this look with a gorgeously pinned twist-out. I'd say this look is not too shabby if you're looking to achieve beauty on a budget. All shadows and foundations were all-natural mineral make-up.
What did you think about this look? Have you tried it out? Hate it or love it, sound off.
Thursday, January 9, 2014
Black Friday is No Joke for Natural Hair Types
Black Friday. It’s a day when shoppers unite and race to find the best products for the holiday season. It’s a day that everyone is eager for. It is also a day that means that the holiday season is just around the corner. Although everyone associates cheer and pleasantries with Black Friday, I have to say that my Black Friday will be spent at home, clicking away at the computer. This is because my very first black Friday was spent warding off blood thirsty crowds as I struggled to get only a few of the usual items needed for natural hairstyles and hair care. This is my Black Friday hair horror story.
Hair Sisters, On Black Friday Be Sure to Come Prepared
I Should've Worn Braids or Opted for Short Natural Hairstyles
Care for Your Natural Hair Sisters, and Try Natural Hairstyles to Keep Your Locks AWAY from Shoppers
Wednesday, January 8, 2014
Treating Natural Hair Right. Don't Just Use Any Product for Your Everyday Natural Hairstyles
|Natural Hair styling Products|
Product Ingredients for Natural Hair Types Can Make a Healthy Hair Challenge…a Challenge
The Healthy Hair Challenge: Taking the Natural Hair Pledge, and Truly Keeping It...Natural
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Thursday, January 2, 2014
Potions and Concoctions for Natural Hair or African Braid Moisture Problems: First Time Homemade Deep Conditioner Masque
Homemade Deep Conditioner Masque Ingredients
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Proportions When Making A Homemade Masque
I’m sorry to say that I hate measurements and I think this may not be new to other black women. Therefore, I do not have specific ones. With the green clay, I added enough olive oil to create a nice, pasty consistency. Willard’s Water, however, has to be used sparingly. One capful (and the cap isn’t that big) is what I used to pour into the paste. Mix until you receive the consistency you want. In any case, the mixture should provide a thick coat for the whole head.
Homemade Deep Conditioner Downside
The only thing I can honestly complain about when it comes to this homemade deep conditioner is the part where it has to be rinsed out. Warm water and TLC was not enough to get the mixture completely out of natural hair. I found myself doing two shampoos and one co-wash to get it all out.
Overall I was glad with the result, being the black natural hair type that I am. I was left with soft and shiny hair, and I had an easier time styling. But, I have just one piece of advice if you are to try this. Be sure to test it on a piece of skin to ensure that you have no allergies to any of the ingredients.
What homemade deep conditioners have you tried out for your Natural Hairstyle or African Braids?
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Tuesday, December 17, 2013
Eye Spy With My Little Eye, A Mad, Black Woman
Stop The Madness! Does Mad Black Women Even Exist?
Weighing In On The Mad, Black Woman Spiel
Do you think that as a social media society we ought to gather the facts before starting a social media craze? Where do you think the initial stereotype of the Mad, Black Woman came from (Maybe Tyler Perry)?
Monday, December 9, 2013
Remember, Remember, How Cute My Natural Hair Sisters Can Look in December
December never brings warm weather, but that still doesn't meant that us natural hair sisters can't be cute. Since beginning my natural hair journey, Wintertime used to be the season, and the reason for me to straighten my natural hair. There is no humidity, and it rained seldomly. But this year I'm choosing different natural hairstyles to add a little bit of somethin' somethin' to my hair care regimen. During the winter months, it may be all about down styles and afros. Here's the perfect holiday and Winter guide to having bomb hair during your family get-togethers.
Winter Still Means that Our Natural Hair Needs Protection
Non-Protective Natural Hairstyles for Winter, But We Still Love Them Though
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Wednesday, December 4, 2013
How to Grow Your Hair and Say "Bye Bye" to Short Hairstyles for Black Women Using Ayruvedic Hair Care
It seems like everyone (including this natural hair sister right here) is looking for the next big thing that will help them maximize their hair growth. Growing your mane doesn't have to be hard, but adopting a hair regimen that varies from the typical may be worth a try. Ayurveda hair care might be the thing for you if you’re seeking long, luscious locks. Many African American women end up exploring Ayurveda hair care at some point during their natural hair journey. And when one educates themselves about its principles, it’s apparent that any one of my natural hair sisters can benefit from this. But before you jump on the Ayurveda train, take the first step and educate yourself. To find out if this method of natural hair care is right for your mane, you have to understand what it is and how it is meant to work with you. Never fear, we can help you with that.
Natural Hair Care Tips: Herbal Hair Growth
Not Just Natural Hair Growth, But Growth of Mind and Spirit
I recently tried KeraVada Oil Treatments on my natural hair, in addition to adopting essential oil products into my regimen, what methods have you found that maximize your hair growth and look of your hair?
Monday, December 2, 2013
Hair Sisters, Enjoy Beauty and Hair Care Products this Cyber Monday
Hair sisters, what are some of your top Cyber Monday beauty must haves?
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Tuesday, November 19, 2013
Kerry Washington Shows Us Protective Hairstyles for Black Women, and How She Cares for Her Curls
As everyone continues to gear up for the ongoing Season 3 of Scandal, one can’t help noticing Olivia Pope (Played by Kerry Washington) and her evolving African American hairstyles. But now, during the return of Season 3 of the “Scandal”ous TV drama, Kerry Washington’s stylist dishes on how the best-dressed star keeps her locks healthy, despite the demands that surround a celebrity’s lifestyle. However, there is a growing trend of African American Hollywood actresses who seem to be loving the natural life, and living it well. Kerry Washington is one of them and gives us some of the best examples of protective hairstyles for black women.
SBH: How do you maintain Kerry’s natural hair?TSD: I wash and condition and trim it every six weeks. People tend to get caught up on length but you have to trim the hair to keep those split ends off and to allow new hair to grow and be healthy.
|Kerry Washington Uses Protective African American Hairstyles|
Sunday, November 17, 2013
Comparing Everything, Even Natural Hair Types, Can Be Discouraging
Changing The Mindset That One Natural Hair Type is Better Than The Other
|Do Not Compare Yourself to Other Natural Hair Sisters|
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