It’s that time again! The images below are of CN readers at their flyyest…at work, on the town, and with the fam. Showing us all that natural hair is not a fad, it’s a way of life…an extension of our beauty! Click on the images to enlarge them:
I was at my neice’s Sweet 16 Party, June 2010. This look is a wash and go. I used a mixture of Miss Jessie’s Curly Pudding, Kinky Kurly Knot, Shea Moisture Hold & Shine Moisture Mist (to hold the curls) and a prayer for the best. I am lazy, I do not braid, twist or coil
anymore I just let my hair do what it does and I am fine with it.
I was looking TOO CUTE for the anniversary of MJ’s bday, and did a little faux afro to match my mood. Threw the bow on at the last minute to tie the outfit together.
On my way to my daughters Dr. Appt. I am wearing two strand tiny twists with a headband.
This is a scarf braid out using Taaliah Waajid Crinkles & Curls styling foam. I learned this method from zanandrob.com. I love this method because it gives me a consistent curl pattern all the way down. I put 4 braids in my hair. I was in Houston for a conference and this picture was after I had returned from a party.
I just tried my first natural hair style, the Twist & Curl! I co-washed and detangled with Herbal Essence Hello Hydration, HE Totally Twisted as a leave in (may have used too much because I have a little bit of build-up), used Aveda Defining Whip to style and sealed my ends with Dabur Vatika oil! I was nervous about the outcome so I took them out early in the morning to give myself enough time in case I didn’t like it. But, I LOVED IT!! My entire family wants to go natural now! Here I am on my way to my Goddaughter’s first dance recital.
Just another beautiful day in Texas. Enjoying the sun with a two-strand micro twist; staying cool in the summer heat.
I was on my way to work. I did the BC on June 26, 2010. This is a wash and go.
This is a result of my FIRST Twist ‘n Curl. I usually do my twistouts without curling the ends, OR, I’ll pin my twists into bantu knots. I like this A LOT better!!! Thanks for the idea on curling the ends. It seems to just make it more polished, for lack of a better description. I was just going to run errands that day.
This is a picture of me on my way to a party at George Washington University in April. My hair is pinned up into a frohawk. I loved it! Happy Fierce Friday!!!!
This was my 4th of July Fro. Picked out from a twistout with water, coconut oil, jojoba oil, Giovanni Direct Leave in and Koils By Nature Hair and Body Butter.
Send in your favorite picture with a caption detailing where you were (or where you were headed to), along with a brief description of your hairstyle, to firstname.lastname@example.org. I’ll post several each Friday. Be sure to use ‘Fierce Friday’ as the subject line!
We need more for next week!
Also, the satin scarf used for my braidout is the one at Sally's for 2.99 (Stay on Satin).
BTW- I have noticed that when I don't blow dry my hair I need smaller sections. Therefore, I use 6 braids instead of the 4.
@Sweet LD- I am totally natural. I haven't had a perm since Oct 2007. Although the person on the website isn't…it can be done on natural hair.
I had blow dried my hair on cool to stretch it for that week. I have recently just started plopping to absorb the water.
I have also tried air drying but I just don't have the time for it. I can't strech my hair one night and style the next. I don't have all weekend to do my hair.
@ PinkRage: I think we are loving the satin scarf method. I may have to try this when my hair gets longer. Was this method used on stretched hair?? Details, please!
This (braid out) style looks interesting and very pretty…I just might have to try it! But first I have to find a Satin Scarf!
I was planning to use an old satin scarf( not real satin)that I got from a BSS in my area, the cheap kind and cut it into strips and try it!
I tried something similar last weekend with fine cotton strips. I am a total natural with 4a/b hair. Some of my coils are about the diameter of pen springs. I liked the way my hair looked, but I was a little haphazard. I just want to stretch it without heat, so my results were uneven. It was like a regular braid out but the waves were bigger. My hair is long but fine and it does not swing except when wet but it was shiny and the ends were nice.
The cotton strips had raw edges so the strings got in my hair and I had to pick them out. lol
This week I am going to sew long tubes of satin and use those instead. I want:
1. no more strings
2. something I can wash and reuse
3. something that will be mulipurpose ie – braid/twist/bantu knots out; headband, soft tie for ponytails and buns. If I use different colors I can weave them for a real unique headband too.
4. Uniform size will make for a better result (I hope)
5. Satin will protect my hair better. I can sleep in them.
6. If they work out right, I'll make some for friend's little girl. They'll be cute enough for her to leave in.
Has any total natural curlies tried the satin braid out method? I went to the website, but the lady isn't a totally natural chick. The results are very pretty.