Showing posts with label weave and wigs. Show all posts
Showing posts with label weave and wigs. Show all posts

Jun 1, 2015

Jomilla’s Hair Diary: My Hair Wants vs. Needs

A rare good hair day captured in a photo
Before I get into this hair diary I just want to apologize for not writing lately but after you read this you’ll see why.

As many of you know I’m newly natural so the struggle is so real for me. I knew that styling and rocking my natural hair wasn’t going to be easy but oh my GOD! I was not ready! Natural hair requires a lot of maintenance. For example washday is insane! All the washing, conditioning, deep conditioning and detangling is so time consuming. Not to mention styling because with hair like mine, ain’t no wash n go’s bih. That whole process can last up to 8 hours to complete just for a hairstyle that MIGHT last me three days! I can’t! I’m a new mother, a newlywed and I have a job in newspaper…I just don’t have time to be doing my hair every three days like that…I just can’t!

So that’s why I said forget it and bought me a wig. It was an Italian yaki wig that resembled my natural hair if I blow dried it so I felt a little better about myself. 
Purchased this wig off of Aliexpress from Luffy Wig Store 

But the whole time I was wearing it I felt like I was cheating.
When my wig arrived in the mail I was so excited. When my husband saw me in it for the first time he said, “Weren’t you supposed to be natural?”

“I am natural!” I shouted back.

I was offended! How dare he ask me that? I was still natural! Right? That’s when the guilt sat in. Maybe my husband was right. Maybe me wearing this straight, down my back wig was defeating the point. But really what got me is the fact that I was a slave to flat irons yet again. I was putting heat on my hair everyday! And that was the complete opposite of what my hair needed.

I thought back to the reason why I went natural in the first place…it was because I needed to. My hair wasn’t in good shape due to too many relaxer touch ups and heat. The front of my hair had just grown back and there was no way I wanted to go through losing it again.

When your hair finally grows back so you gotta stunt on IG #throwback
I needed a change. I needed to stop spending money on overpriced extensions from God knows where. I needed to deep condition my hair. I needed to put oil in my hair. I needed to feel my scalp. Basically I needed to take care of my hair and I needed to be a good example for my daughter and show her natural hair is beautiful.
Whittle baby Jaden and I 
So with all those needs outweighing the obvious lone want…length. I decided to go back to my curly fro.

I still want length but if it compromises the health of my hair I’m good on that. I have been doing some research on how I can satisfy my want of length while keeping my hair healthy and I came up with these options: faux locs, Marley twists, crotchet braids, box braids and kinky curly wigs.

I will be getting one of those soon and telling you all about it in my next hair diary.

Jan 12, 2015


I have a wig game.

These are words I never thought I would say, but I got a crash course in the art of wearing a wig while visiting family for the holidays.

Short and Sweet.  My stepfather's face sums up this trip perfectly
It was a magically hilarious opportunity to play with color, texture and shapes I never considered.  I got to see myself in 10 different ways in 30 minutes and I loved every minute of it.

Color and Curls.
In preparation for The Big Chop III happening later this month, I decided to create a contingency plan for those days where my hair and I just might not vibe.  While it is a great thought, I considered the yoga classes and workshops that might make wig wearing... interesting.  I'm not quite sure if I can whip it on and off like my socks and shoes before class.  I was still gifted two wigs just in case.

The Lacefront Experience
The wig experience also helped me to see different colors on myself.  I think I've found my next color if I feel the need for that change. (Below) Much of the color from my initial chop and Amber's work last year will be gone after the cut, so I'm excited that this will bring me back to my natural hair color as well.

That moment when you must agree that you look exactly like your mother.
And seeing myself differently has definitely helped ease me back into the thought of having shorter hair.  In high school I went between braids and "The Halle Berry" cut, but 12 years of love and dedication to my locs definitely created a love for longer hair.  The longer locs just work for my lifestyle.

At this point, braiding is out and wigs are questionable.  I'm still looking for the right "just in case".  It just makes the chop so much easier.  But until then, I'm still amazed that I have a wig game.

Oct 24, 2014

Roots & Rhythm: Beyonce - "Get Me Bodied (Extended Version)"

Every time I see a picture of Beyonce's new hair cut, I instantly hear "Get Me Bodied" in my head.
"I ain't worried, doing me tonight."
The style created a love it or hate it reaction even though she's worn bangs of various lengths in the past.  A few stylists even warned against women trying it because it could go very wrong for them.  Despite our opinion of Beyonce's latest style, we really see that level of authenticity often.

Protective styles have always given us the opportunity to explore and have fun while giving our natural hair a much needed rest.  Amber got creative with a custom color for a client recently that met filled her request.
Custom color and style by Amber.
Amber and Melissa have connected before and used color, texture and braids for styles that had details authentic to Melissa, making the style unique to her.  For Fall, she's wearing her hair straight causing you to forget her last style included shaved sides.

Melissa's Fall Style.  More here.

Candace went with Marley twists to protect her hair a while ago and had some fun of her own.  Adding a bit of color switched up her twists and she even channeled a bit of Janet while experimenting.

Candace in Marley Twists

 Go ahead.  Play!  Experiment! Enjoy your protective styles.  If it goes wrong, it really is just hair.  Take it out!

Sep 15, 2014

Candice's Hair Diary: Living on the Edges

No. This has nothing to do with the blog. Just wanted this gif of my niece and I here.
We're hair twins. Her hair is super thick and long!
No. The title does not have a typo. I actually meant "Living on the Edges", not "Living on the Edge". That's where my hair journey is. I've been fighting to save what's left of my edges. I don't want to be that girl who has empty spots in her scalp. 4 years into this hair, and I'm just now learning that Khani (the name I call my fro) is not here for high-tension hair styles.
My scalp is way too visible. WAY TOO VISIBLE!
Hello traction alopecia. In short, traction alopecia describes hair loss that is caused by constant pulling or tension over a period of time. And well... the first time I had a smooth bald spot when I got that horrible hair weave by that one person. The braids were tight, but the thread was even tighter.  Then, I recently had those gorgeous Havana twists that I kept in for nearly 2 months. And now... I am struggling to keep what edges I have left.

Jun 21, 2014

Candice's Hair Diary: New Things and a New Ring

So... I got Havana Twists. Or Marley Twists. Or Whatever-You-Want-To-Call-Thems.

My fellow writer (and soon-to-be licensed stylist) Amber, installed them. I must say... they are pretty awesome. Once I got used to the weight of the hair on my head and the new look, I was in love. I am still in love. I've got these long chunky twists and it's been fun having them for the past 2.5 weeks. If there is any complaint that I have, it's that I can't get them wet. Well, technically I can get them wet, but it would be a hassle to swim in them because there is so much extra hair on my head and adding water weight just doesn't sound practical.

It has also made me think about just how long DO I want my hair to grow? Marley hair definitely resembles my super kinky hair. And I can imagine keeping it twisted if it ever gets this long. Like.... what else would I do to it? I love seeing Naptural85 on youtube manage her super long hair. But my hair is a few levels higher on the kinky scale. Twist-outs would take FOREVER. EVERYTHING would take forever. It's just a guess, but anyone who has attempted to work with my hair will tell you that it is probably a great guess.

I'm enjoying the break from daily maintenance, but in true "Khani" fashion my hair has started to frizz before the Marley hair. The frizz adds a bit of charm, though. I thought about roughing the rest of the twists up a bit, but that seemed to be a strategy that would prove counterproductive. Anyway, I'm more comfortable with all of this hair now and I've been trying a variety of styles now. The half up-half down is my favorite style so far.

I finally stopped being afraid and was able to wrangle this hair into a bun!
So... that's all for hair. Also, I got promoted at my job (Yay!). I got new shoes on sale (Score!). And I got a ring, courtesy of my brand new FIANCE (sets off fireworks)! Once the planning gets underway I'll be sure to keep you all updated because... HOW WILL I WEAR MY HAIR IN MY WEDDING FOR THE PICTURES AND VIDEOS THAT WILL LAST A LIFETIME OH MY GOSH I'VE GOT SO MUCH TO THINK ABOUT!!!

That's all for now. I'm officially open to advice from naturals who were natural when they jumped the broom. What was your wedding hair choice and how did it work out for you? Let's chat in the comment section.

Feb 6, 2014

THE TREND: What are Faux Locs/Genie Locs?

You know we are on all the social media platforms, so I'd be dumb not to be able to spot a trend. For two years Senagalese Twists reigned supreme as the protective style/extention technique that all the natural girls had to try. Now, FAUX LOCS or GENIE LOCS are the hot topic!

What are Faux Locs/Genie Locs? Simply it's wrapping your natural hair or a synthetic extension with synthetic hair to achieve a loc (dreadloc) look. Some people use yarn to wrap the hair which gives a more natural looking 'loc'. Wrapping with yarn (yes regular knitting yarn) is called YARN LOCS. (click here for a tutorial on yarn locs)

Faux Locs are the ultimate protective style. First you braid your hair, which is a protective style within itself. Then you wrap the braided hair with more synthetic hair to give it a smooth look. Each loc isn't perfect which adds to the traditional loc look and the appeal. Lots of ladies use faux locs as way to figure out if they want to loc their hair permanently.

So, what's the pros and cons of installing faux locs?

Pros: Protective style, long-lasting install, do-it-yourself-able, and versatile look (you can add/remove color while hair is installed)

Cons: Installation process can be 13-20 hours, hair can lose moisture being wrapped, synthetic hair can be stressful on real hair and cause breakage, synthetic hair is heavy when wet, and synthetic hair can snag on clothes due to the finishing process (burning the ends).

Should you install faux locs? Hmm, you hair should be ultra healthy and very strong. You should be ready to wear an install for more than six week. In addition, if you can't install the braids yourself, you should find a PROFESSIONAL to do the job. I know Braids by Ashanti can install faux locs if you live in Nashville.

Wanna do it yourself, check out the YouTube video below. KnottiKurls explains various techniques and her findings of installing Faux Loc DIY style.

(photos found on Tumblr)

Aug 20, 2013

Candice's Hair Diary: One Step Backward, Two Steps Forward

Yes. I took one step backward. I had the rest of my hair cut. Technically, it is a step backward from reaching my hair goals. Amber removed the rest of my colored ends. She said they didn't look too damaged, but they were dry. And that's the part that I just could not get jiggy with. The constant dryness was so annoying. (Not all color is bad or really drying. If you are new to my hair story, you can see what happened, then come back.)

I have tried several different deep conditioning methods. I've used condiments, oils, natural store-bought products, unnatural chemical products, and I've done them with and without heat. I've done the most I could for my hair and I was still hard pressed to get the bottom of my twists to hold together. My colored ends just refused to not be brittle and dry. They had to go. My hair works a lot better now. When I make a twist and try to seal the ends, they actually twist together!! And I could never get my hair to be all the way shiny and moisturized anymore before this final cut. But check out this shot.

I can't remember the last time my hair had so much shine.
This was the 2nd day wearing my bun, with no additional product.
So I'm back to my natural color now. I was a red head and then I rocked the "ombre" black and brown (The red color faded to a nice brown. I liked it so I kept it.) and I haven't had colorless hair for almost 3 years. It felt weird to realize that my hair color wasn't my real color. Completely dark hair has taken some getting used to. Besides, anyone who really knows me will tell you that I'm a much more "colorful" personality than I am dark. I'm already planning on getting color in my hair sometime in the future. And not because I hate my hair or have any self-esteem or self-loathing issues*. I just think color fits my personality a lot more.
My boyfriend and I... being colorful.
Love this twist-out. It happened after keeping my hair in twists for 4 days.

But you know what doesn't fit my personality? This bald spot in my head. Yes, it's still there. I'm going to pray that it's not permanent. I was made aware of it again this week when I put my hair in a bun and literally had to manipulate my hair to cover up the shiny scalp in the front left side of my head. *sigh* I just want my edges back.
In the front is a middle part. But on the side... there used to be hair there.

And finally, I made a wig!!! I'm not going to get too detailed because this post has already been so long. I'm going to put the details in a separate post. But it was SO EASY! I just watched a few YouTube videos and got the gist of the wig-making process. I already had the hair for vacation. The additional products only cost $10. I still have some adjustments to make on it, but I've already worn it in public and I got more compliments.  But here is the wig after it was sewn, but before I cut it. You'll just have to come back to see the final product, along with instructions the steps I followed and photos of the process.

So that's it. I've had quite a month of hair fun. I'm back to the point of loving experimenting with my hair and actually enjoying it. I think we all go through hair phases, and I just needed some space. But absence really does make the heart grow fonder. I'm loving my hair lately. How about you?

*Is is weird that in 2013 it's still necessary to put a disclaimer on your self-awareness because of a hair choice? Let me know when this ends.

Aug 5, 2013

CELEB STYLE: Oprah gets FRO-TASTIC on her September Cover

This morning, the team at O, The Oprah Magazine, revealed their September 2013 cover - it's Lady O rocking the most amazing fro EVER! Oprah is rocking a super-sized wig to emphasis the magazine's "Let's Talk about HAIR" issue.  Although Oprah's hair is EVERYTHING on this cover, let's talk about her va-va-va-voom dresss - YES MA'AM!!

Pick up the September issue on newstands in a couple of weeks.

source: O, The Orpah Magazine on Facebook

Jul 23, 2013

Amber's Hair Diary: No Really, You Can Touch My Hair.

Hi my name is Amber and I have hair ADD.  There was a point in time when I thought I had a problem.  Was my sense of self too wrapped up in the fact that, in order to have natural hair I felt the need to change it, and change it often?  I was having natural hair guilt.  I should just leave it alone. Find a protective style and stick with it.  If “Hand in Hair (HIH)” syndrome were one that was medically documented then I would be the poster girl. Then I began to think that there may be a greater problem.  It made me laugh though, because it seems that women of color no matter which way we roll, relaxed, natural, or somewhere in between there were so many rules surrounding hair and touching. 

How much should I touch my own hair? Should I let others touch my hair? What will other women think of me if I do? If, I don’t? Do I let my man run his fingers through my hair?  

Then it clicked. 

Why does it matter? 

Don’t get me wrong.  There are times when we need to be aware of how we are treating our hair. After all textured hair requires extra pampering and TLC.  If you aren’t receiving the results you want with your hair then by all means it may be time to re-evaluate your routine. But so much of our defensiveness concerning textured hair in women of color is wrapped up in traditions, fears, and others reactions. 
We all had that kid go to touch our freshly pressed curls in junior high that reached out and recoiled at their oily fingers. 

However, natural hair has evolved so why have we not evolved with it? I think about the daughters and sons that I may someday have, and I don’t want them recycling the same fears that I have been battling with for years. 
The whole you can touch my hair situation set many a folks off, and yet I was so happy to see that campaign.  Yes, perhaps it wasn’t staged in a way that folk felt was uplifting, but someone always has to be the first.  I am not afraid to touch my hair so why should I be afraid if anyone else touches it? Then I got to see this fear in action.  As you all know I am currently in school at the Aveda Institute.  I arrived at the Institute when I first started in standard me style. Funky hair, funky outfit, funky me. 

I expected questions but I did not expect the fear that I saw across some of my classmates faces as they tried to understand (black and white classmates alike). I could see they were itching to get their hands in it and yet no one made and attempt to touch it. I wondered if I might have unknowingly been giving off my “angry black girl” face and that’s why none of them dared.  Finally a few weeks in and a few hairstyles later they got to see my natural hair. I encouraged them to touch it and there were still some who reached out to touch my hair like it was diseased or those who weren’t sure if their fingers were going into something soft and friendly or harsh and brittle. I was concerned because I know if I go to sit in someone’s chair and that is their response to my hair, I am out of there. So instead of reacting negatively I took the time out to communicate.  Let them see their reaction to if I had gone in to touch their hair like that.  To their surprise when they did touch my hair it was soft and fluffy and there was no greasy after touch either (I secretly reveled in this).  At that moment though I stopped and realized that had it not been for my hair ADD and some 20 years of taking leaps of faith with my hair and sometimes failing miserably I might have never realized the perfect concoction that keeps my hair soft and moisturized without coming back with a hand full of oil. 

I encourage all you curly heads to not be afraid to break the rules or bend them to suit your needs. Reinvent yourself daily, weekly, monthly, or within whatever timeframe works best for you.  With natural hair comes versatility and with that comes the ability to change it up and change it up often.  But know that as you do that you are setting and creating new hair traditions.  With the advent of the internet information is now available to anyone and everyone who seeks that knowledge.  Embrace the newness and have no fear in shedding the old ways.  Plus I’ll clue you in.  It’s just hair. How do you embrace the versatility that is natural hair?  

p.s. My recipe for soft touchable hair. 
Herbal Essences Honey Im Strong Co-Wash 
Fantasia IC Pure Tea Silky Gel Moisturizer 
Cantu for Natural Hair Coconut Curl Cream

Jul 15, 2013

Candice's Hair Diary: The Lost Edges

If you've read my previous hair diaries, you know how amped I was about getting a weave for a worry-free vacation.


I am going to keep this as concise as possible with a few bullet points.

  • I got a sew in with 12"-14" Bohyme Brazillian (also known as Bobraz) Platinum hair.
  • It cost me an arm and a leg. If you see me hopping down these Nashville Streets, blame it on the Bobraz.
  • It was cute once I got it to blend with my hair. It really resembled curly natural hair.
  • It is NOT suited for water. NO Swimming. No Swimming in this hair. There should seriously be a warning label on the package. It cost too much not to have a warning label.

This is the BoBraz hair after I spent a FULL HOUR in the shower
gently detangling after swimming. 

(Sidebar: I detangled some of the larger knots to see if it was my kinkier hair that was snagging up the Bohyme hair. It wasn't. Those knots are all BoBraz. And for the record, I swam with my hair in a bun.) Besides the hair I wanted definitely not being the appropriate hair for my vacation, the install service I received was not a good experience. I will write a separate post about why it's important to find a stylist who can actually work well natural hair. As a result of having less than stellar work done on my hair, I lost some edges. Thank God for thick hair because if my hair was thin, I'd have a serious problem on my hands. Next time I go on vacation I'm going to mini-twist my own hair, or just wear my hair out. Because BoBraz was cute, but it's definitely not functional for a tropical vacation. Not at all.

This is BoBraz 2 weeks post install. A little bit of ocean
water killed this hair.

Also, I see another hair cut happening in the near future. It's only logical. This next cut should completely remove my color damage carry me back into the land of smooth ends. And once my old color is out, I really REALLY want to get more color in my hair. Don't judge me.
Are you following me on Instagram? I'll post more pictures
there soon.

I took my hair down almost as soon as I touched down in Nashville.
I was clearly THIS close to being nicknamed Patches. 
 So, what's my hair lesson this time?

  • Vacation is not the best time to experiment with new hair. Vacation is for vacationing!
  • Everything that glitters isn't gold. Bobraz was glitter, not gold.
  • What God has joined together (you and your edges), let no man put asunder. That means don't let anyone separate you and your edges. Not Bohyme hair makers, not a lead-fingered stylist.... no one. 

BoBraz in a blown out style.
 All in all, I kept the Bohyme Brazilian hair in for 2.5 weeks. And I have never been happier to remove a tangled, matted, hair hat. I'll count this hair fail as a stepping stone as I learn more on this natural hair journey of mine. By the way, as soon as I took my weave out, I went swimming with my own hair. It felt awesome.

What has your hair taught you recently? Let's discuss it in the comments section.

Jun 24, 2013

Candice's Hair Diary: Weave Preparation

That's right. The title of this hair diary is "weave preparation". And no, I'm not revealing what type weave I will have installed. That will be in a separate post. I will say this... I am slightly
nervous about getting my first real weave.

I've been doing some research and I've seen some things. Scary things. I've seen some things underneath weaves that I definitely don't want to happen underneath mine. I REALLY don't want to be like the pictures of weaves gone wrong that happened on the internet. But, bad things happen underneath weaves when they aren't maintained correctly. I want to get the full wear out of this hairstyle. Also, I want this style to last, but I also want to keep my edges (and all of my other hairs).  So I've been preparing my hair for battle. 

A crown of tucked and pinned twists.
Google really should not have started creating .gifs for me. HA!

I've been doing deep oil treatments, and I've kept my hair oily and moisturized. I've definitely been co-washing more than ususal, and I have been liberal with the amount of coconut oil I use  after cleansing. I have also sprayed with water more often than normal. This has resulted in me walking around with frizzy afro hair, but it's definitely been softer and more moisturized. Plus, I don't have to worry about my hair getting too dry in the recent, hotter temperature. There is still an inch or so of color on my hair and it craves oil and water in the summertime. Also, I've been wearing my hair tucked away lately.

I cross and pin the twists, or just tuck them. This has been a recent go-to
protective style.
Me and my prehistoric friend. Hair STILL tucked. See?
I LOVE my afro but I'm serious about my hair not
falling out.
As of the date of this post I have about 24 hours left until I tuck my hair away for a while. I'm taking extra steps and hoping whatever happens under there is magic and not tragic. But I feel pretty prepared. I've decided to take my hair on one last curly ride today. I'm wearing it big and out. I'm excited about this new hair adventure and I'm going to be even more excited to post vacation pictures when I get back.

Have you had your first weave yet? How did/do you prepare your hair for an install?

Apr 8, 2013

Melissa's Hair: My hair for Nashville Fashion Week

Last week I was invited to report on Nashville Fashion Week (NFW). Since 2010, Nashville Fashion Week has presented local and national designers to our fair town. The proceeds benefit The Community Foundation and help upcoming designers present their vision to the world by starting on our small stage.

As a fashion blogger and wardrobe stylist I always work hard to present have cute wardrobe options to my readers as I attend various events. Now, that I write about natural hair, I wanted to make sure that I presented several hair options for you, my Natural in Nashville, readers.

Many times, women don't let go of the relaxer because they think there aren't alot of styling options available for women with natural hair. Most of the time, women aren't comfortable exploring their new style and have fear that people will make fun or think they look 'crazy' when they rock a different look. Don't let your hair lock you in a cage of emotions and fear.

Below are several hair looks I rocked for Nashville Fashion Week. I hope you are inspired to try a new style.

Day 1 - After coming straight from a family vacation, I went right into NFW. My hair was a shrunken mess and I had no time to wash and deep condition.  So I rocked my 'go-to' style - the Marley Bun. I have a Marley Bun tutorial on our YouTube page - click here. Basically, I pulled my hair into a ponytail then attached the Marley style braiding hair to my hair giving my bun more volume and finesse. Everyone love it!

Day 2 and 3 - Now into the swing of the week, I knew I didn't want to manipulate my hair too much. I went to my local hair store and purchase a half-wig or fall. This is a synthetic hair piece created by FreeTress (style - Creta Girl, color -1B). The piece was really long, so I cut it to bob length to allow for more volume. Underneath, I washed and conditioned my hair then put my hair in flat twists to protect it. I left the bang area out. Using wigs or falls is great way to switch up your look. I used a little water and mousse on my bang area to help my hair blend into the curl pattern of the synthetic hair.

Day 4 - It wad time to switch the style up again. This time I wanted to go for a bold dramatic look because the runway shows were bold and dramatic. I pulled out my old african print fabric that I purchased from the African Street Festival in Nashville. I fashioned the fabric into a high bun and went on. This was the easiest style and my hair stayed protected under the scarf/turban. Click here for a quick/easy turban tutorial on YouTube.

Day 5 - The last day of NFW I was tired yet excited. I made through a whole week and now I was done. What to do with my hair? I finally released my hair from the flat-twists that I rocked under my half-wig and my turban. My hair had great volume so I used two hair combs on each side of my hair and fashioned my hair into a Mohawk. For a bit more dramatic volume, I added some clip in extensions. The extensions are DIY and I used Jazz Water synthetic hair by FreeTress

So there you have it! The four ways I rocked my hair for Nashville Fashion Week. Fun, flirty, elgant, and free, I was able to exhibit various styles for each night.

Apr 1, 2013

Celeb Style: Jill Scott covers Ebony Magazine, May 2013

Jill Scott covers Ebony Magazine with her precious son Jett. In the magazine Jill talks about being a single mother while tackling the Hollywood life. I'm loving that Jill switches up her look all the times. Recently, cutting her hair - now she sporting this cute curly wig for this photo shoot. Truth be told, Jill could rock a paper bag on her head and still be beautiful. 

Pick up the issue next month -

Feb 26, 2013

CELEB STYLE: Solange at the Vanity Fair Oscar After-Party

Dang! Solo did again! Solange showed up at the annual Vanity Fair Oscar after-party rocking this GORGEOUS yellow Emilio Pucci beaded halter-style gown. She protected her natural coils with the cute curly wig - I'm not mad about it.  Solange consistently sports her personal style whether she's in the DJ booth or on the Red Carpet. Loves it!

Wanna purchase a curly human hair wig like Solange? Check out - it's a favorite of natural hair YouTubers! 

Dec 4, 2012

CELEB STYLE: Solange rocks brushed waves and bangs on the red carpet

Rocking a sexy nude Olcay Gulsen Two Slit Dress and cute accessories, Solange arrived on the red carpet of a fragrance launch looking all types of fly! You know Solange has no problem slapping a wig on and stepping out. This one, with a cute bang and brushed waves, looks super fab on the singer. Get it, girl!

Click here for more pics

Oct 8, 2012

STYLE TIPS: Styling Marley Braids... Again

It's been a while. I don't even have my twists in anymore. But I remembered I wanted to share more styles did want to post some of the styles that I remembered to take pictures of. This post is mostly of styles I wore when my neck and back needed to feel some fresh air. These will also work in the fall if you want to protect your ends from being damaged by your warm wool jackets and coats.

The Bun
There's the classic bun. Great for most hair types and keeps your
ends protected from your scarves and outerwear.

Twisted Swoop Bang
There is the twisted swoop. Just section of the front of the hair, and create 4-6 thick twists. Then swoop back into a twisted ponytail. Or an open ponytail. Or a messy bun. Endless possibilities.

Braided Bang
Then there's the front braid. Again, so much can be done with this. It can have the same styles as the twisted swoop. OR I even French braided hair from the back of my hair to the top, and created a swoop. (I forgot to take a picture, but it looked something like the picture below.)

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