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!

Transitioning Hairstyles For Black Women


originally posted on Treasured Locks

Transitioning from permed or relaxed hair to natural hair should be an exciting time for you. It should not be a time of intimidation or of a feeling of loss. Many women face objections from boyfriends, husbands, family and even in the workplace. While we can't help you with those social and political pressures, we can give you some tips on what to expect and how to make the transition as easy as possible.

How Not to Make the Transition to Natural Hair

Transitioning to natural hair in other ways, like pressing the natural hair as it grows in underneath the relaxed hair, are going to make your hair prone to breakage and can damage the natural hair you're trying to grow in. Products that claim to revert permed hair might make it frizzy, but are not going to really make it natural. You do not want to put chemicals on top of chemicals in your hair. You will only end up damaging the hair and get even more breakage than you would experience otherwise. While transitioning, try to find a style that will accommodate the new growth coming in like twists or braids.

Finding a Natural Hair Transition Style

This may be the biggest challenge of all about going natural (besides the comments from your friend and co-workers). How do you style your hair when it's very short or when some of it is nappy and the rest is straight. There are several options. Here are a few:

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How to Rope Twist: Natural Hair Basics


by NaturallyChelsea via NaturallyCurly

I bet you didn’t know that, besides the regular method of twisting, there is another way to twist your hair called rope twisting. It’s really simple and easy, yet so much better than simply regularly twisting your coils. If you haven’t already been clued in on this method, here’s a simple how-to that will have you rope twisting like a pro in no time.

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7 Natural Hair Style Tutorials for a Glam Valentine's Day!

Teyonah Paris! #GetTheLook

by Amanda

Volume and va voom are what these seven YouTubers are giving us with their seductive styles. Your mate will have to fight off the stares of onlookers with all these alluring curls and updos when you go for a night out on the town.

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Easy Short Natural Styles


Sabrina Perkins of SeriouslyNatural.org 

Short hair does not mean 'lack of options for natural hair'. As a matter of fact, you have tons of styles to rock that are simple, elegant and easy. I am always here for the easy as I am a lazy natural (not neglectful) and never want to spend too much time on my hair.

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Achieving the Perfect Bantu Knot-Out: Wet or Dry Hair?


Hola Chicas,

Bantu Knots create the most gorgeous spiral effect when you release them... it gives you results unlike any twist or braid out. It's the perfect style because everyone can try it-- transitioners looking to blend textures, divas with straight hair and naturals of most lengths.

But the question is always the same...do you get the perfect bantu knot out on wet or dry hair?

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How to Use a Curling Wand On Natural Hair


Hola Chicas!

Check out Bianca Alexa's simple, wand curl tutorial.  It's a great way to style natural hair of any length when you're looking to switch up your look for a spell. With the proper precautions, you can avoid heat damage and enjoy big, luscious curls.  Interested in how you can preserve your wand curls at night?  Try the modified pineapple wherein you bend over at the waist, allowing your hair to gather at your crown, and then don your satin bonnet, stuffing your curls underneath.  When you take the bonnet off the next morning, your curls will be just as bouncy and as full of life as they were the day before! Enjoy!

Natural Hair Styles: New Look for a New Year!


 by Ariane of BlackNaps.org

Maybe 2016 is the year you finally go natural. Maybe it’s the year you make the conscious effort to grow your hair healthy, instead of just long. Or maybe you just want a new look for a new year. No matter your reason, a new hairstyle can be a great way to kick off a new year.

The “new you” can be achieved as easily as changing your hair.

Whether you are looking to add volume or length, experiment with color or make a drastic cut, here are four ways to change your look for the new year!

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How to Get Super Straight Natural Hair Using the Silk Wrap Method



by Sabrina Perkins of SeriouslyNatural.org

The original purpose of silk wrapping was to give relaxed hair that ‘flat ironed and silky’ look without excessive heat abuse.  This treatment involves applying a bit of moisturizer and shine spray to the hair before wrapping it, securing with saran wrap and sitting under the hooded dryer for a spell.

Somewhere down the line, though, someone got it in their mind to try this technique on heat styled, natural hair.  It works great for natural hair that has been roller set, blown out, pressed and/or flat ironed. The silk wrap serves the same purpose, with the added benefit of reducing the volume of the hair for a ‘flatter’ look.

If you're looking to extend the time between blow-outs and want to switch things up with a super sleek look, then this might be a great tip to try!

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How To Style Curly Hair While Traveling


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by Naila Carter of TheWeaveWhisperer.com

When it comes to traveling, it can be a lot of fun, especially when going somewhere new. However, if you have curly hair, you may have some concerns about how to style curly hair while traveling. Here are a few of my favorite styles from my recent trip to try out on your next adventure!

I went on a cross country road trip from Philadelphia to San Francisco. “What to do with my hair?” was my first question! I wanted to have different options for my hair that were fun and sexy! As a beauty blogger, I wanted to film my trip and that meant being cute every day!

Here are 3 easy ways to style your hair while traveling in a car across the country! In 10 minutes or less make a full transformation in the bathroom with minimal products. Oh, and yes, these are ways of switching up your style that don't involve braids!


How To: Straighten Natural Hair the Safe Way



Jewellianna (JeweJewe Bee) writes:

Hello CN community!

I want to share my straightening routine which shows how I take my natural hair from super curly to bone straight. In this video, I show how I blow dry, flat iron, and silk wrap my natural hair; plus, I give tips (as well as things to avoid) when trying to get natural hair on straight FLEEK! Enjoy!

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Bantu Knot-Out for Natural Hair Greatness


Watch as Kisha L'ray executes a no-heat, bouncy and defined bantu knot-out on her natural hair.  I love rocking bantu knot-outs on my dry/stretched curls.  This style is perfect for short, medium and long lengths and results in spiral curls that relax or stretch into loose waves over time (especially if you pineapple at night).  Enjoy!

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6 Methods and Techniques for Defined Natural Hair


CN Says: 
"I get my most defined wash and gos using the praying hands method on soaking wet, freshly cleansed, moisturized and detangled hair. After finger detanglig in the shower with a slippery conditioner (like Aussie Moist), I rinse thoroughly and step out of the shower. I then apply my leave-in and/or styling cream (preferably a thin, slippery, easily distributed product) of choice to the left side of my head and then the right, using the praying hands method. I do my best not to disturb the curls that formed during the finger detangling process earlier. Finally, I carefully finger curl any frizzy pieces (especially in the front) and allow my hair to air-dry un-manipulated. For shrinkier definition, applying the product with my bass brush results in great curl definition. It's all about what' you're going for!"

Natural Hairstyles: How to Get a Big, Bouncy Braid-Out

 
On a quest to keep her type 4 coils and curls looking amazing and her roots tangle free, Zara, discovered her favorite hairstyle-- the Big, Bouncy, Braid-Out.  It's her favorite style and she'd like to share it with you!

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How I Add Texture & Volume to my Blow-Out



Hola Chicas!

Like rocking blow-outs and stretched hair but still love NEED texture and volume?

Got damn fine hair (like me) that absolutely refuses to hold a set unless it's wet or dampened from a 'wet' product?

Tried coconut oil, serums, spritzes,  and everything else to no avail?

I may have an unorthodox solution--

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The Best Winter Wash and Go Regimen


Tina Munzu writes:

In this video, I'm sharing my winter wash and go routine because let's face it, no one likes to step into the cold with wet hair right? All it takes is a little diffusing to get you ready and out the door.  Check out my regimen below!


Best Braid-Out Tips for Type 4 Natural Hair



So you tried to achieve the perfect braid-out and it just didn't come out like you pictured it. I am sure every natural can relate to staying up all night washing, braiding, adding rollers and not to mention, you tossed and turned all night to get in that comfortable position while trying to sleep with rollers in your hair. I want to make sure your sleepless night is worth it. Here are some tips on achieving your best braid-out ever...

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How to Get a Defined Twist-Out


Natural Metra usually rocks flat twist-outs, but she enjoys traditional twist-outs for day one volume.  Check out her routine to get super defined, shiny, moisturized twist-outs on her natural hair.


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Natural Hairstyles for the Holidays

 
by Kanisha of BlackNaps.org

It’s that time again to bust out your most fabulous holiday ‘do. Got a dope holiday party to attend, a special someone to impress, or simply want to look your absolute best for the holidays? Well, you bring the dress ’cause we’ve got the styles!

Below you’ll find versatile looks to fit your holiday desires. Remember to keep it fun and most of all, make it yours!

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Winter Hair Care Tips for Moisturized 4B/4C Natural Hair


Liv writes:

Winter is here and I wanted to share my Winter Hair Care Tips for my 4C/4B Natural Hair! I found that these simple additions to my regimen help me with moisture retention, length retention and even style retention-- allowing me to defeat dry hair, helping me grow healthy, strong hair this winter!  

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