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Hair Styles

HOW TO DO PROTECTIVE STYLES RIGHT

When you think of protective styles, I am sure a word or phrase instantly comes to your mind. For me, that phrase is ‘box braids.’ Yes, most times, I decide to do protective styling; it is indeed braided, and more recently, I do crochet styles as well. Essentially, protective styles are any way you style your hair that keeps your ends and hair protected (from the elements) for some time. I didn’t realize that there were wrong ways to do protective styles when I first returned naturally. How do we know if we are doing the protective style thing correctly? Over the years, there are specific criteria...

Two Strand Twist Out on a Tapered Cut

Every Naturalista has that one style that’s become their signature look. Today I’ll share with you how I achieve my twist out on a tapered cut using a few of my favorite products. Thankfully, this week is TLC week. What that means is that I take my hair through its tender loving care routine to ensure that I give it a really good treatment and wash. Since I’ve had a shorter cut, I don’t fully wash my hair every week. Instead, I usually wash my hair every 2-3 weeks with a co-wash in between to maintain balance. Plus, I tend to have dry scalp flare-ups from time to...