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The January issue of Natura Magazine is here!  With the gorgeous Kerry Washington gracing the cover I am even more proud to say that I am a part of Team Natura.  With a focus on self empowerment, this issue is full of inspiration and encouragement for women to be who they are which you all know is right up my passion alley!

As a contributing natural hair blogger expert for this amazing online publication I always look forward to seeing the finished product that founder Malia Brown and team have worked so hard to produce.  I highly encourage you to go check it out! From natural hair care, fashion and health, it is 188 pages of Awesomeness! Click the cover below to see what the January issue has to offer. You won’t be disapointed!

You can also check out my weekly blog posts for this great publication here.

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Growth challenge inspiration

If you’ve been considering a growth challenge, do it!! I’m so motivated by my growth so far. I’m claiming mid back length by the end of this challenge/my 3 year natural anniversary. Two months to go. Stay tuned!

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Bantu knot out in the rain

This is my current situation! We all know that one of the great benefits of having natural hair is not having to really be concerned about the weather. However, if you’re going to go through the challenges of prepping and sleeping on bantu knots it might be a good idea to make sure you’re not going to face rainy weather the next day!

This lighter more bouncy curl style is generally not conducive to rainy or humid weather. Fortunately I think my mad dashing in and out of daycare and back into work was swift enough to save the style. Good thing because I would not be a happy camper if these curls were to completely fall after that uncomfortable night sleep I had!

So…here’s a look at the final result. I used Motions Define My Curls Creme. Not too bad…considering.

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Heavy on the cobalt

Today I decided to go heavy on the cobalt for no other reason than…it’s my absolute favorite color. Whether it’s in season or not I just can’t get enough cobalt.

Accented with golds and topped it off with this protective style twisted two bun updo. Hope everyone’s having an awesome day!

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Edges that lay & stay!

I’ve been getting a lot of questions and seeing quite a few posts on how to get those curly edges to lay down when you’re trying to achieve a nice sleek and more tamed look. Some have tried various options to no avail. So, here’s how I get my edges to lay down and stay down

I take a new soft bristle toothbrush dip it into my holy Grail Eco Styler Gel with Olive or Aragan Oil and brush my edges. I typically do this on damp hair but it works just as well on dry hair.

After I’ve gotten my edges laid down nice and neat I take a satin scarf and tie it securely around my hair. This allows the style to set. I leave the scarf in place for at least 15 minutes and pow! That’s all it takes. And I get great results every time!