Tuesday, 25 July 2017

Detangling to avoid knots in Natural Hair.

 
  A very Happy Tuesday to you Ladies! In this video, I share with you my current detangling routine that I use to avoid excessive knotting in my hair. Your Natural Hair Journey, is made that much easier if you adapt an effective detangling routine.
 
  I find that performing my Wash Routine on sectioned hair is really working a treat for me.
 



 
 
  Enjoy the video Ladies and hopefully it helps someone with tackling the issue of knots and tangles while washing your hair.
 
 
 
 
 


Saturday, 15 July 2017

How to do Flexirod set on Natural Hair Kids

Flexi Rod on Natural Hair using Eden Bodyworks Citrus Fusion


This style is so simple to recreate. We used the new Eden Bodyworks Citrus Fusion product that we bought a few months ago.

To recreate click here or watch below



Flexi Rod on Natural Hair using Eden Bodyworks Citrus Fusion

Flexi Rod on Natural Hair using Eden Bodyworks Citrus Fusion

Flexi Rod on Natural Hair using Eden Bodyworks Citrus Fusion

Flexi Rod on Natural Hair using Eden Bodyworks Citrus Fusion

Monday, 10 July 2017

Who rocked the style best? Scarves

Last Edition of Who rocked the style best, we featured celebrities in beautiful turbans. This week, we have stepped it down a bit, and featured simple scarves, which might not be as complex to wrap up as turban, but are equally stylish, depending on how creative the weare is, which to be honest, some of us are not!

So how creative do you think the celebrities below are?

We have featured six of them, all who pulled the scarf off in different ways. Whose do you prefer, and why? The classies or the crazies? Remember you can only pick one. We would also like to know the reason for your pick. You can click the picture to enlarge it, in case you want to see the intricate details of the styles.

So who rocked this style best?


Saturday, 8 July 2017

Traveling with Kids with Natural Hair

By DiscoveringNatural

In this video, I share how to travel with kids with their natural hair. No need to braid, or do protective styles, Lots of travel tips for natural hair. Let them enjoy their natural hair and have fun while traveling. We went to the beach and Disneyland

Click here to watch or watch below: http://bit.ly/DN_Traveling_With_Natural_Hair



Saturday, 1 July 2017

Simple Summer Hairstyles for Kids

Triangle Flat Twists on Natural Hair |  African Naturalistas

To recreate this style, I sectioned the hair into 2 parts. The top parts where the flat twists will be was sectioned much smaller than the other section.


Triangle Flat Twists on Natural Hair


I flat twisted the top sections into 6 flat twists meeting at the crown. Click here to learn how to flat twist. After flat twisting one of the section, use an elastic band to secure the hair before twisting the ends. Remember, when using elastics, always cut it off  instead of pulling it off when undoing the hair.

Triangle Flat Twists on Natural Hair

For the back section, part the hair horizontally into 3 rows / sections.

Triangle Flat Twists on Natural Hair

For each row of hair, part hair into triangles. Secure the base with a rubber band and rope twisting the rest of the hair. Click here to learn how to rope twist.

Styling Product used: Coils and Glory Whipped Shea Butter


Triangle Flat Twists on Natural Hair

Monday, 26 June 2017

Four things to do when you lose Hair Care Motivation



Lately, I've lacked motivation to care for my hair, due to general loss of zeal, tiredness, illness, and pressure from here and there. I mean I lost everything that made me Me, internally. As for my hair, I couldn't be bothered. It might as well, not have existed. I didnt care.

I can't say I have completely gotten myself back to that zeal-filled stage, but I am no longer where I was some weeks/month's ago. I have realised that almost everyone will go through this phase, where life hits so hard that hair will be the last thing on your mind. For some, the phase might last long, for some it might be short, maybe just 2 weeks. Whatever the case is for any of us, it would most definitely come.

So since the above is the case, what do we do when we lose the motivation to care for our hair

1. Know it's just a phase

Don't beat yourself up or punish yourself mentally for not moisturising every morning, or washing your hair twice a month. It will just make you feel bad, and make your situation worse. Understand that it's just a phase, and you would be back up again, regain you hair care mojo.

2. It's just hair

So what if your hair breaks and falls off due to lack of care? So what if you suffer a little setback for one month? It's not the end of the world. It is just hair... and it will grow back. As long as you don't have any scalp of hair shaft disorder (which we advise you see the trichologist at our hair clinic for), then you will be fine in the end. Treat it like what it is... hair.

3. Scarf it up

You probably already know this. The hair is most likely not presentable anyway, and you have no energy to make it look good. Cover it up with a scarf, turban, or hat, and go about your day's business. You need the little energy left for that. Remember that a bright lipstick and pair of sunshades can complement your head gear. This way, you would have a bright countenance, and people would most probably not notice that you have been hiding your hair for a while.

4. Protective styling to the rescue

Once you suspect that this phase is not easing up anytime soon, pick yourself up, go to the salon, and put your hair in a long-term protective style, such as box braids, crochet braids, etc... something that would make sure you don't have to worry about hair styling for the next couple of weeks.

I hope that with these few points, I have been able to help someone in this situation.
What of you? Have you ever lacked motivation to care for your hair? What worked for you when you were in that situation? Please leave your answers and suggestions for others in the comment section.


Saturday, 24 June 2017

5 Things I No Longer Do to Natural Hair


When you first go natural, you do EVERYTHING that you see on Youtube, now after 6 years, here are things that I no longer do to my natural hair.

Watch below or click http://bit.ly/DN_Natural_Hair_Do_Not


Tuesday, 20 June 2017

Taking a break from Curl Enhancers on my Natural Hair!

  Happy Tuesday Ladies! I have decided to ditch Curl enhancers on my hair for a little bit. I just want to be free from the pursuit of the 'Perfect Curl'-whatever that might be. I will let my hair just do what it does this Summer:

 

 
 
  So far, am loving the path am currently taking with my Natural Hair Journey! Enjoy the video Ladies, and I hope it serves to inspire someone along the way!







Saturday, 17 June 2017

DIY Hair Treatment for Shine and Strength

DIY Hair Treatment for Kids | African Naturalistas


Sometimes we do not have access to store bought products to use as protein treatments. In those times, here is a kid-friendly do it yourself (DIY) hair treatment I like:

1/2 cup of Mayonnaise (strengthens hair)
1/4 cup of Extra Virgin Olive Oil (anti-inflammatory, emollient, rich in fatty acids)
1 banana (soften hair, improves elasticity, strengthens, promote shine)
1 tablespoon Raw Honey (humectant , smoothens cuticles)

Mix well and apply to freshly washed hair. Leave on for 30 mins and Rinse.


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.

Friday, 16 June 2017

Natural Hair Updo Tutorial

A lot of naturalistas are of the opinion that styling their hair is difficult to do. Even some of the styles i shared in my Simple Natural Hair Style series, some people would say were hard to achieve. But really if you just break up styles into different steps, then you can easily copy some of the natural hair styles you see.

Recently I did an Instagram takeover for African Naturalistas and I shared the great news that my husband and I are expecting our first child. I wasn't 100% sure if i would do a maternity shoot but decided to do so at the last minute. A month prior to the shoot i had seen a tutorial for a pretty hairstyle on Instagram and decided to recreate it for the pregnancy shoot.

I didn't get a picture of the hair itself from the shoot day but i managed to take a phone picture a few days afterwards.


I hope this inspires you to try new styles with your hair and not be intimidated when you see lovely styles online.

Best wishes for the weekend!

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