Hair Talk.

Braid Out with Shaved Sides

So. What's going on with your hair? Are you trying something new for Spring and Summer? I've cut mine again. Sides, back and top. Before that, I did this (more mohawk-ish) style. It's a braid out. I may do a photo tutorial. If you're interested in seeing that, just … [Read more...]

BGLH Feature.

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Black Girl Long Hair is a very helpful site. Inspirational! It especially was for me in the earliest days of my hair growth journey. It's one thing to hear about something, but often times it's more helpful when you can actually see it. I'm happy to be featured on BGLH as a … [Read more...]

19-Hour Straight Hair: Products + Process.

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Can shampoo/conditioner expire? I pulled some old Mizani shampoo & conditioner from the back of the cabinet (I think I've had them for about 3 years. Eek!). They appeared "safe" to use, and had no weird smell, so... I straightened my hair with them. … [Read more...]

The “Take Down”: A Bantu Knot Out Photo Tutorial.

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If you missed the photo tutorial on how to make bantu knots, check it out here! For better bantu knot out results, please keep the following in mind: If the hair is damp during the "take down", there will be frizz. Make sure the knots are completely dry. To release the … [Read more...]

Making the Knot: A Bantu Knot Out Photo Tutorial.

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For better bantu knot out results, please keep the following in mind: Start on freshly washed & conditioned hair. Apply leave-in conditioner, or your choice styling product. (I used Giovanni Direct Leave-in Conditioner) Don't make parts with a comb. Just grab random … [Read more...]

What’s Going on with Your Hair?

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Quick hair update. Since my last hair post, I got the back of my hair cut higher. Into a little "V" shape. I like it better than the complete, "to-the-nape" mohawk. Less hair. To maintain this cut, I try to have Husband shave (or clipper?) the sides every 2-3 weeks. After … [Read more...]

Hair: 4 Simple Looks with Shaved Sides.

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There are quite a few styling options available, if you have shaved sides. Or, a mohawk type of hair cut. The key is having a bit of length at the top to play around with. When blow-dried & flat-ironed, mine is just long enough to cover the shaved sides & back. I … [Read more...]