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September 18, 2014

DIY: Flaxseed Gel Curl Defining Custard

I believe that using natural, homemade ingredients are the most beneficial things you can put in your hair. I liken it to eating processed food versus raw fruits and vegetables. Of course, there are quality products out there, but sometimes it is nice to give your hair a treat by using homemade products. Here is a basic flaxseed gel, modified to be a custard. The custard aspect of it makes the gel a little creamier, which is something my hair loves.

What You'll Need
-¼ cup flaxseed gel
-1 tbsp aloe vera gel
-1 tbsp honey
-1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil (EVOO)
-½ tbsp shea butter
-½ tbsp coconut oil

September 18, 2014

Crochet Braids with Marley Hair- Protective Style Tutorial

Tiffany Nichols writes:

Crochet braids have definitely come a long way since their emerging popularity in the 90's. I wanted to share my take on the very popular and trending hairstyle "Crochet Braids with Marley Hair" that is an ideal protective hairstyle for the Fall.  Enjoy!

September 18, 2014

Pamela Is Naturally Glam!

Tell me about yourself!
Well, I’m 29 approaching the “flirty 30” at the top of the year (that’s January y’all).  I married my high school sweetheart and we’ve been at this marriage thing for almost 7 years now.  I’m a Mississippi girl at heart, but for the past 3 years I’ve been living in Houston, Texas.  I have a 3 year old daughter and a 2 year old son.  They are the most joyful, wildly creative tiny humans I have ever known. Of course, I can say that, right? Our family has newly adopted a vegetarian lifestyle, which is very exciting for all of us. Although I am currently working, I am transitioning to stay at home with my children.  I blog, write short stories, and reading is my life line.

Were you a transitioner or a Big Chopper? What was your journey like?
I transitioned for about 8 months.  Actually, September will be 2 years for me!  While transitioning was not the easiest, my husband was definitely a huge support.  I wore a lot of curls!  I used those hairstyles to help blend the two textures that I had.   I would trim some of my permed ends off every month just so I could get myself used to the shorter length.  The toughest part of the journey was the mental portion.  For so long I attached my beauty with the length of my hair.  Once I shook that off, the journey went much better.

Read On!>>>

Hola Chicas,

I'm giving away 6 Conditioning Baskets (worth ~$90 each) this month (September 2014) to question askers and answerers!

If you see a curly-in-need who has asked a question under a post, answer it! If you are a curly who has a question that needs an answer, ask it! Not under this post, on all the posts!

The first three baskets will go to the three curlies with the highest number of posts this month (9/1-9/30, comments from previous months don't count) and the next three will go to three randomly selected commenters.  Past winners are eligible!

Which posts/articles count for the contest? All of them!  Good luck!

*contest ends September 30, 2014 at 5pm EST*
*comments on this article/post are welcome, but please comment on others throughout the blog as well!*

Later Gators,

September 17, 2014

3 Short Natural Hair Styles for your TWA

The internet is literally bursting with styles for women celebrating their short, sexy hair, and if you are struggling with your own teeny weeny afro (TWA) and simply don’t know how to wear or feminize your look, it helps to watch a couple videos of women who have your texture to get a little inspiration.

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