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Friday, February 24, 2017

How To Fight Frizz In Natural Hair Using Curly Girl Method Tips

How To Fight Frizz In Natural Hair Using Curly Girl Method Tips
@lara.palhano

Frizz has to be in the top 5 problems women face with natural hair. How do you fight frizz? What can you do to stop if from occurring and how the heck can you tame your hair when it is frizz central? I personally don't hate frizz all that much because when you are volume-challenge, a little bit of frizz can give you amazing big hair. Too much frizz though, and you look like a frazzled mop. There has to be a common ground.

What's In Your Natural Hair Spray Bottle?

Whether you are a newbie or a veteran, frizz can be an issue and can create a bad hair day if you let it.  I've won the battle of frizz by adopting the Curly Girl Method which is a unique way to care for your natural coils, kinks and curls.  I learned all about it here, Curly Hair: The Handbook by Lorraine Massey and Michelle Bender (I'll discuss next week!) and it's a book worth picking up for an all-around maintenance for natural hair.  As far as frizz is concerned, it helps tremendously, but let's first understand what frizz is and how you can work with it and not against it.

Monday, February 20, 2017

How To Master A Flat Twist Out On Transitioning Natural Hair

How To Master A Flat Twist Out On Transitioning Natural Hair

Styling natural hair can be challenging for some women but it really doesn't have to be. I always suggest checking out videos on YouTube for styling ideas and tutorials. Even if you are not a hair-styling diva, you can learn how to create even them most complicated styles you see and love. One of my favorites styles for transitioners is the flat twist out or flat twist and curl. 

How To Get Perfect Curl Wand Curls On Natural Hair

Similar to cornrows, flat twists lying flat against the scalp. Very similar to regular twist outs but there is more definition at the roots, more elongation on the hair (due to more tension creating the hairstyle) and it is more technical than a regular twistout. Don't know how to flat twist? Here's how you do it.

Friday, February 17, 2017

What's In Your Natural Hair Spray Bottle?

What's In Your Natural Hair Spray Bottle?

Natural hair is naturally dry so moisture is our friend. That also means water is our friend and having a spray bottle is pretty necessary. When I first went natural I carried a small spray bottle of water around to keep dousing my hair to keep it from getting dry and looking dusty. As I became more aware of what my hair needed, I started adding items to my spray bottle to keep my hair fresher longer. 


Whether you wear straight styles or rock a wash and go, most naturals need a spray bottle filled with concoctions to keep hair moisturized and looking great. Have you find our spray bottle recipe that works magic or are you on the hunt for what you use? Check out why you not only need one but may need to alter what's in it from season to season. 

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

How To Properly Dry Natural Hair


Natural hair is quite delicate and needs to be treated well. That goes for more than just washing, conditioning and even styling hair. Too often a very important component on healthy hair care gets overlooked...drying our natural strands! Drying natural hair may seem like a no-brainier component on haircare but when it comes to natural hair, we need to ensure we are doing it correctly and gently or our hair and hairstyles will suffer. 

When we were relaxed, we used very simple methods like a hair dryer or even a blow dryer, and while they were effective, natural hair needs some gentler gloves to fight frizz, dryness and not ruffle the hair's cuticle. Check out the the best ways to handle our hair for drying and maintaining beautiful natural hair.