Category Archives: Natural Hair

Tresses Thursday 4/20/17

Hi and welcome to another Tresses Thursday, where I share hair updates, hairstyles, and tips. This week’s post is about a very simple, easy hair style that just takes patience and two mirrors.

First, I washed my hair using something new, Nature’s Gate. I used their Aloe Vera + Macadamia Oil Moisturizing Shampoo and their Henna + Avocado Shine Enhancing Conditioner, which I believe they do not make  anymore because it is no longer listed on their website. What interested me so much in this line of hair care is that their shampoo and conditioner had specific vital ingredients listed on the front of the bottle.

I still used  Giovanni Direct Leave-In Conditioner and combed my hair with a thick-toothed comb to distribute it thoroughly through my hair. Then I twisted all of my hair in to a low bun at the base of my next for a few days.

After a couple of days I unwrapped the bun, and parted the hair into six sections. I used a hand held mirror to make sure the parts were straight and even. From right to left, I braided each section along my head.

At an organic market I was able to find an all-in-one Pure Daily
Moisturizer called Booda Butter. I 20170416_113003.jpghave been using it for last couple of weeks to twist my dreads and let me tell you it is fantastic! For awhile I was just using water and the Direct Leave-In Conditioner, which wasn’t enough to have the hair lock. This Booda Butter boasts that there are 50 ways to use it. It is extremely useful, versatile, and a little goes a long way.

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Tresses Thursday 2/9/17

Hi and welcome to another Tresses Thursday, where I share hair updates, hairstyles, and tips.😀  My goal every week is to try a different hairstyle, and this week’s surely is brand new and extremely simple.

First, I washed my hair using  Andalou hair products, then put Giovanni Direct Leave-In Conditioner in. After that I used a thick-toothed comb to distribute it thoroughly
through my hair. Then, I parted my hair from the top of one ear to the other and twisted the bottom section into a bun to be dealt with later. With the hair in the front I parted it into four sections. Each section before getting twisted along my head received about a quarter sized amount of Desert Essence J0joba Oil. The remaining hair from the twists against my head got twisted into a bun.

With the front done, I moved on to the back section. I applied a quarter-sized amount of jJojoba oil to it, combed it through, and then braided the rest.

And there you have it!

Music & Video: SydTheJack

P.S. All products used are either organic or non-gmo.

Throwback For Tresses Thursday 1/12/17

Hello all, and welcome to another Tresses Thursday, where I share hair updates, hairstyles, and tips.😀  My goal every week is to try a different hairstyle, but this week is a throwback! The beginning of the video has photos of my dreads from July 2015 and the end has them from just a month ago. Look how long they have grown!

Tresses Thursday 1/5/17

Hello all, and welcome to another Tresses Thursday, where I share hair updates, hairstyles, and tips.😀  My goal every week is to try a different hairstyle. This week my mom, our resident artist milamoki, styled my hair.

First, I washed my hair using  Andalou hair products, then put Giovanni Direct Leave-In Conditioner in. After that I used a thick-toothed comb to distribute it thoroughly 20161207_020830.jpgthrough my hair. Tip: Styling wet is hair 1,000% easier than doing it once its dry. Once it dries it expands, becomes poofy and a lot less malleable, like in this photo.

Then, Milamoki parted my hair from the top of my left ear across my head to my right ear. Tip: Twisting the hair you are not working with into a bun is better than just putting it in a pony tail or clipping it to the side because it helps the hair stay wet and not poof up and expand. She twisted the hair below this part in to a bun to be dealt with later.

Milamoki then parted the rest of the hair down the middle and twisted the left side in to a bun. With the hair on the right, she parted it into two sections, then parted those sections down the middle. After that, she took each section in the front and secured it with a black rubber band. From there, she braided the hair until she got to the next set of sections. Milamoki combined the braid with the next section, securing with another black rubber band, added the hair she picked up in that section and continued to braid. Once both sections were rubber banded  and braided, she combined both into one braid, braiding it till about an inch to the end, then securing it with another rubber band. Tip:It’s better to not braid the hair all the way to the end or secure the hair with a rubber band to the very end because it will rip and damage the ends of your hair. With the hair on the left she repeated the steps above. After both sides of hair were braided, she took the hair in the back and did a simple single braid.

Tip: When it is time to take the hair our of this style, it is better to use a cuticle clipper to cut the rubber bands out. I find that scissors are much harder to use and I end up cutting some of the hair in the process. Plus, the cuticle clippers are a lot sharper and precise. The rubber bands snap so quickly and easily!

And header-156421_1280, there you have this weeks Tresses Thursday hairstyle!

 

Tresses Thursday 12/29/16

Hello all, and welcome to another Tresses Thursday, where I share hair updates, hairstyles, and tips.😀  My goal every week is to try a different hairstyle and let me say this did not turn out how I had originally planned or thought it would. lol

I started the usual way, washing my hair using  Andalou hair products and put Giovanni Direct Leave-In Conditioner in, then used a thick-toothed comb to distribute it thoroughly through my hair. Secondly, I section the front of my hair in a triangle, and twisted the front along my head from right to left. I twisted the rest of the hair in to a coil and pin the curl. Next I make a part all the way across my head, from the top of one ear to the other, then part that hair down the middle. As you can see in the video, it isn’t straight.  lol My part inspector, milamoki, was taking a nap, so I did the best I could do with using a hand-held mirror to see the back of my head. Next, twisted each section of hair in to bantu knots. With the hair that’s left, I french braid it along the back of my head.

Once all that is finished, I wrap my hair in a scarf to protect the style as well as the hair from breaking off as I sleep. The next day, I take off the scarf, undo the pin curl, the bantu knots, and the french braid. I run my fingers through parts of it to help the curls spread out.

And header-156421_1280.png, there you have it.

Tresses Thursday 12/22/16

Hello all, and welcome to another Tresses Thursday, where I share hair updates, hairstyles, and tips. In this week’s post I experimented and tried something new. 😀 My part Choctaw mom, milamoki, taught me these Native American  braids.

First, I washed my hair using Andalou hair products and put Giovanni Direct Leave-In Conditioner, using a thick-toothed comb to distribute it thoroughly through my hair. Secondly, I part my hair on the right side. I section some hair for the braids on either side of the part, down and past my ear a bit, then gather the rest of the hair and twist it into a bun to be dealt with later. Next I braid the hair on either side of my head, left first then right. Grabbing an equal amount of hair for each braid strand and trying to keep the braid tight and neat was the most challenging part for me. Once finished the braids, I unbun the rest of the hair, comb through it, and use two hair ties to make a low pony tail on the left side, which is temporary. I then proceed to section the hair and make four braids. Lastly, I remove the hair ties keeping the pony in place and wrap the braids around it, using a bobby pin and a hair clip to keep the end of the braids in place.

And voila, there you have it!

Tresses Thursday 12/7/2016

Hello all! Welcome to Tresses Thursday, where I share hair updates, hairstyles, and tips. In this week’s post I demonstrate how quickly my hair dries and shrinks right after washing. I used to hate that my hair was so poofy but now I view it as my awesome mane.

Tresses Thursday 12/1/16

Hello all! Welcome to Tresses Thursday, where I share hair updates, hairstyles, and tips. For this week’s post I have two simple braids in the back and twisted the hair in the front into two side buns.

 So, how did I make this hair style? First, I washed my hair using Andalou hair products and afterwards used Giovanni Direct Leave-In Conditioner . Secondly, I used a thick-tooth comb to comb out my hair as well as distribute the leave in conditioner thoroughly. Thirdly, I part the hair into four sections, parting in such a way so that more hair is in the back two sections than the front two. Next, I twist both front sections and one back section in to temporary buns so the hair can stay sectioned. Then, I take the free back section and braid it. I do the same to the other side. Now that the back is finished, I start on the front. I untwist a front bun, comb it out, then begin to twist the hair along my head back towards my ear. Once to the ear, I twist the remaining hair into a bun on the side that looks coiled. I repeat the process for the last temporary bun, twisting the hair along my head towards my ear, then twisting it into a coil bun.

And voila, there you have it!

 

Tresses Thursday 11/24/2016

Hello all! Welcome to Tresses Thursday, where I share hair updates, hairstyles, and tips. This week’s hairstyle is just three simple buns. Check back in a few days to see what it looks like un-bunned.20160518_091329

So, how did I make this hair style? First, I washed my hair using Andalou hair products.
I’m trying out Giovanni Direct Leave-In Conditioner  and so far it

has been working great! Secondly, with a thick-toothed comb I comb ocomb-678534_1920.jpgut my hair. Thirdly, I part my hair across and down in the middle in the front. Then, I twisted all the hair in the back in to a bun. Finally, I twisted the two sections in the front,
right first then left. To catch fly-away’s and short hairs I
use a clipclips-515516_1920.jpg.

And viola, there you have the simple 3-bun hairstyle!

Thick-tooth comb

Hair Clips

Tresses Thursday 9/15/2016

Hello all! Welcome to Tresses Thursday, where I share hair updates and tips.

Since last week’s post I have been researching hair moisturizer. Yesterday I was lucky to stumble upon an online store on Etsy called DivineLoveHolistic whose products are made right here in Baltimore! I am now awaiting my order of a lovely jar of Hibiscus Hair Butter which I am very excited to use because of the organic ingredients its made with. Also, because it’s handmade right here in my city! It feels great to support a local business.

Stay tuned for updates. 🙂