How to Get Meagan Good's Faux Locs!


@CLATODD writes:

This look was inspired by Meagan Good's Goddess Faux Locs!  I hope you enjoy and try it out yourself!

What you'll need:
-5 Packs of 1B Marley HAIR $4.99
-3 PACKS of crochet/braiding curly hair I used Freetress Brand Hair-$5.99 a pack
-2 packs of deep curl
-1 pack of loose deep curl
-Nail Glue to seal the ends IT DRIES CLEAR! (Hair glue gets lumpy and burning the ends is a no go for the goddess loc effect!)


Salvage Your Twist-Out


by Ariane of BlackNaps.org

We’ve all been there. What we thought was going to be a dope twist out turns out to be a dud. If you start to take down your twists and can see your style isn’t turning out so hot you can take action to prevent things from going further downhill.

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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!

How to Protective Style Your Fine, Type 4 Natural Hair


by HadassaH of NappilyNigerianGirl

Having fine strands, medium density, porous 4b/4c natural hair presents a lot of styling challenges for me.

1.  My hair is prone to breakage so I need to manipulate my hair carefully. For this reason, I rarely braid my hair. Braiding my hair involves a lot of combing, brushing, parting, picking and smoothing which my hair can't withstand on a regular basis.

2. With high porosity, my hair is prone to dryness and then breakage so I need a style that not only protects my hair but also helps it to retain moisture.

3. My hair is fine with medium density so I need to beware of styles that make it look 'scalpy'. I need to provide the illusion of volume.

4. My hair is prone to tangles so whatever style I do should be put in and taken down with minimum tangles.

So you see, I don't style my hair blindly. I need to carefully evaluate the pros and cons of a hairstyle before attempting it.

If you have natural hair like mine, here is a gallery of hairstyles I've tried.

Top Tips for Losing Less Hair After a Protective Style


by Emilia Obiekea of Adorebotanicals.com 

Protective styling is a great way to grow your natural hair and reduce chances of breakage from daily manipulation. When removing styles such as braids, twists or most extensions, there can be a lot of breakage. When the hair has been up for a period of time, there can be clumps of buildup and even matting. Here are my tips to minimize causing unnecessary hair loss on your post protective style wash day.

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Beyonce's Formation Inspired Hair



by Patricia of Stringgles.com

When Beyonce does a style you actually can recreate...you recreate it, duh. I saw her new video, Formation, and immediately created this insired look. I mean, it's not everyday the Queen B drops a video rocking a style for us 'simpletons'!  Check it out and give it a try!

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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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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Preparing Your Natural Hair For Braid or Twist Extensions


Braid extensions have been around since forever and many women have used them over the years as protective styles to grow longer, stronger hair. But for every one women who reaches her hair goals with braids, there are several more who experience damage and breakage from this style. To avoid making the common mistakes many women do when wearing braids, read on for helpful tips to ensure that you get the most out of this style.

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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 Turn a Cheap Wig Into Diana Ross Realness



 by Jascmeen of Jascmeen.com

Bought a synthetic wig and wanna make it look dope as hell?  Like, make it look not 'cheap'? Interested in learning how to protect and nourish your real hair while rocking wigs?  Welp, we got answers!


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How to Use a Weave as a Protective Style

photo credit: FingerComber

by Kavuli of Good Hair Diaries

Hey folks! I've decided to use a full sew-in weave as a protective style for a while. I am very happy with my decision to do this, but I thought I should go into serious detail regarding the maintenance of my hair underneath. Out of sight, out of mind does NOT apply when it comes to your hair. Let me state that this is how I CHOOSE TO TAKE CARE OF MY HAIR during the weave process. Take what you will from it and tweak what you need to. Let's get started...

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Caring for Your Natural Hair While Rocking Crochet Braids

 
by Sabrina Perkins of Seriouslynatural.org

Crochet braids are one of the hottest new trends among naturals. This weaving method not only achieves a more natural look, but it is a great protective styling option that offers a wide variety of choices. From braids to blowouts, crochet braids can achieve a plethora of natural hairstyles without causing unnecessary damage to your hair.

I LOVED mine despite me not keeping them in long (I got added hair issues) but they are an easy way to spice up your look. However, unlike sew-ins and other weaving techniques, Crochet braids give you access to your scalp in order to keep it cleansed and moisturized regularly. If you’re unsure of how to maintain your hair while it’s in crochet braids, here are a few tips and tricks!

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Natural Hair Style Inspiration for New Year's Eve


Jensine from youtube.com/junglenaps writes:

Tis the season for holiday parties! Be it work related or a big family function, sometimes it can be daunting trying to figure out what you want to do with your hair. You want to be festive, but not too outlandish or predictable.

For today's tutorial, I teamed up with my friend Miss Darcei to conjure up two holiday friendly natural hairstyles. This style is surprisingly easy to create and you have the option to keep it texturized using an old twist out or you can smooth it out using homemade gel or a brand of your choice. Just be sure to properly moisturize your hair as that is the foundation for healthy haircare.
Hopefully, this style inspires you to be a little adventurous this holiday season. Be sure to comment below and share your favorite style of choice is for the holidays.

Curly Bangs and Bun on Natural Hair


Liv writes:

It is officially holiday party season! I wanted to share one of my favorite go-to styles on my natural 4C/4B hair! It is super simple, sleek and chic and perfect for New Years Eve, holiday parties and any other special events!  Enjoy!

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4 Easy Protective Hairstyles for Winter



by Michelle Thames of HappilyEverNatural.com

It’s the season for protective styling. Many naturalistas are looking for a good protective style to tuck those ends away during the colder months. Not familiar with protective styling? A protective style is a hairstyle that protects your hair. Especially focusing on the ends, which is the oldest part of your hair. You want to protect your hair from the elements, from rubbing against your clothes, from drying out quickly, and to help protect your hair against breakage. Frequent washing and styling of your hair can also lead to damage so give your hair a much needed break with a protective style.

When having a protective style, you want to remember as with any style to be careful not to leave the style in too long. You definitely don’t want your hair to get matted, it’s the worst! Also make sure to keep your hair moisturized while in your protective style. I like to make my own mixture of water and my favorite oil to spritz on my hair while in a protective style. Also, make sure that you are wearing a satin bonnet or scarf at night to protect your hair as well.

Here are a few super-cute protective hairstyles to try out if your feeling frisky!

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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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