Saturday, September 20, 2014

Sponge Curls for TWA Short Natural Hair

Sponge Curls for TWA Short Natural Hair 

I stumbled across this creative curly on my time line. Her type 4 curls are cropped in a cute twa. She moisturizes her hair, and reaches for her secrete weapon to coil her hair in under 3 minutes. A Sponge! That's right a sponge! Check out this video (Desktop).

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

The relationship with your hair

Bantu Knot Out on Dry Hair

Are you in a healthy relationship? Are you patient, loving, caring, and understanding. When you look around are you surrounded by patient, loving, caring, and understanding individuals?  In all situations, Do you remain balanced? When you take time to evaluate what makes a  healthy relationship,  whether romantic, Platonic, or professional, you will begin to define  the very Characteristics that make a healthy relationship.  The relationship between you, & your hair is no exception

Sunday, September 14, 2014

5 scalp Symptoms to Watch for

 I was ready  to endure curl withdrawal. I said my goodbyes as I  prepared to tuck my curls away for a few weeks. I cleansed, oiled, and braided my hair. I had purchased an new brand of hair I had never her of, but despised to give it a try because I liked the color. By the 2 night I was faced with a serious problem. My scalp was on fire!

Friday, September 12, 2014

Denman Dilemma

Avoid a Denman Dilemma

  When time is of the essence it can be tempting to take short cuts as you style your hair. Simple styles like a twa, the puff, and buns are easy styles that only require a few minutes.  These styles require minimal manipulation, and keep your  ends tucked away. Another shortcut that reaps positive benefits is the Green House Method to add moisture over night with out recking your style.   The Denman Brush is a very popular detangling tool among the curly community, but when used incorrectly it can have damaging results. 

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Affirmations for Natural Girls

in the mirror and repeat the following: 

I am more than good enough
I am everything
I am All that I need to be
Fear is a Liar
Doubt is a Liar 

Love the versatility of weave? Enjoying the results of protective styling? I'm not talking to you!
I'm reaching out to the girl who feels that she is not enough. I'm writing to the woman who is submerged in self doubt. I want to provide her clarity. I want to share another perspective.

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

This Could be Us..... But it's Not

The internet has a way of making everything look great. Social media timelines are filled with perfect celebrations, perfect pictures, and What seems like perfect lives. Well, I live in the real world, and Today I'm not feeling pretty. In fact, I am feeling quite ugly. I thought about slapping on a head wrap, or slicking my kinks into a bun. As I reached for the gel, I realised how I felt, could not be fixed with a handful of gel or a colourful scarf. Bad hair days are inevitable, but negative feelings can be overcome. I share my top "pick me ups" for mind hair and soul.

Sunday, September 7, 2014

3 Steps to detangle 4c hair

Often times in life you have to do things you don't want to do. Life sort of forces you to do unpalatable things like satisfy Obligations, pay bills, and dangle your hair. At lest one of these things can be painless. 

Keep reading for my top tips when dangling fine 4c hair.
When attempting to detangle fine, kinky hair, you  must remember  1 thing: be gentle! Your kinky curls and delicate treat each strand with love, as you section, separate, and remove shed hairs. Because your hair is tightly coiled, shed hairs often get ensnared in your mass of curls. These rogue hairs can cause tangles as the work their way down, ultimately leading to breakage. How often you detangle  Depends on the condition of your hair, and current hair style. If you are wearing your hair in out styles, (twistout, braidout, fro, bantu knotout) you should detangle once or twice a week. Limiting how often you manipulate your hair will lower your risk for mechanical damage. While on the other end of the spectrum, going long periods of time without taking time out to  detangle will lead to knots, locks, and breakage.  Having a successful natural hair journey will require you to find  balance when caring for and styling your kinky hair.

3 Steps

Friday, August 22, 2014

Blow Out

So, I did a blow out. I deep conditioned 2 weeks ago in preparation for this weeks blow out. After co washing, and applying a leave in, I twisted my hair in smedimum sections, and allowed it to air dry over night. I did not use oil.

The next morning, I applied a lite oil, and blow dried each section on med heat using only my fingers and a lite tension. I hold the hair streached as I blowdry each section. Working from root to tip, I make sure I do not over dry the ends of the hair.  Once complete, I used the pick attachment, and a high setting to to further dry the hair. Because I had previously sectioned and stretched with  my fingers, this only took 10mins. Here is the result below. At this point, if I wanted a straight style, I would reach for the flat iron.

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Meet This Curly Girl!

Meet This Curly Girl

IndigenousCurls       How long have you been natural? What is Your hair type?   How was it received by family and friends? 

Kathie: I have been natural for a year and a half. My last relaxer was in August 2011. I big Chopped in October 2012. My hair is definitely in the 4 range. Whether I'm 4a, 4b, 4c, or a mix of all three, I don't know.