4 Easy Steps to Maintain Your Crochet Braids

by Kanisha Parks of Shessaved.com

I’ve been wearing crochet braids for four weeks straight now and I am so in love with this style. Most people don’t even realize it’s not my hair unless I tell them, and the maintenance is so easy. And get this: I only used one pack of Jamaican Bounce hair (Urban Beauty brand, $7.99/pack) that I purchased at my local beauty supply store to achieve this look.

The beginning of winter definitely took a toll on my hair and I quickly realized I needed to do something about it. Crochet braids were my answer, and they are super easy to maintain.

I would wholeheartedly recommend crochet braids if you’re thinking about them. Here’s how I’ve kept mine looking good for almost a month now, which only takes 5 minutes (or less) a day:

How to Care for Your Natural Hair While Protective Styling

by Michelle Thames of HappilyEverNatural.com

Protective styling is known as a style that helps to protect your hair and ends from the everyday elements. A protective style does not require much manipulation such as combing, brushing and pulling of your hair. I love wearing protective styles all year round.

If you have been keeping up with me, you know that I have been protective styling all summer. The reason that I have chosen to wear protective styles this summer is because I am trying to help my hair grow and retain length, and I’m just not feeling my natural hair right now. Due to a few reasons my hair just has not been super healthy like it should be. I talked about how I had to learn all over again how to care for my natural hair post baby, here.


How To Take Down Braid Extensions Without Losing Hair

Summertime is here, and you know what that means? Braids are in! We already know how to install protective styles, but do we know how to take them down without breakage? Braids are one of my favorite hairstyles because I tend to achieve maximum hair growth, so it bothers me to hear that my Curlfriends are losing hair! Here are 3 Easy Steps on How to Take Down Braids Without Losing Hair. Be sure to share your tips with me below!


Why You Need to Try Mambo Twist Crochet Braids!

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by Ariane of BlackNaps.org

My first impression of mambo crochet braids is that they are a beautiful style, but my biggest concern was that they could possibly be uncomfortably heavy. Luckily, that isn’t the case and they are worth all the rave that they get.


#BlackGirlMagic: Celebs Rocking Braids for Perfect Summer Styles

photo courtesy: Tichina Arnold IG

by Sabrina Perkins of SeriouslyNatural.org

The beauty of black women is real, present and in full swing this spring and summer.  As warmer weather engulfs us, many celebs are taking breaks from movie, music and the TV so they can soak up the sun and drown themselves in carefree vacations.

With social media making it easier than ever to keep up with our favorite celebs, they share how rocking braids (in any style) is the perfect style for this summer whether working, playing, vacationing or entertaining. Check out a few of our faves and their amazing braided styles.

5 Summer Hairstyles You Should Consider

By Tiffani G. of MyMommyVents.com

Warm weather is on its way! It's time for barbecues, beaches, and bold summer styles. Pull those sundresses out and grab those cute wedges, girl. Your summer body may not be ready, but your hair will always be on point with these hot styles.

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