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Easy Daytime to Nighttime Hairstyle

Hey luvs!

Don’t you love Styles that are super easy to transition from day to night? Well, tonight I want to share a style like that with you guys. The day time look are some super cute double twisted buns and four Bantu knots.



I love how this style is so adorable but you can still slay wearing it. I think this is great for a casual family day out, or maybe just running errands. Whatever your day time plans are, you can easily transition this style into a more sexy nighttime style by simply unraveling the Bantu knots up front to reveals some gorgeous curls.



Give this easy daytime to nighttime style a try. Well, that’s all for now!

XOXO 

~TJ

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Helloooo Curls

Hey luvs!

This week I decided to take one of the products from the October curlBOX for a drive. Of course curlBOX leveled up AGAIN with this months box and featured all full size products from one of my favorite product lines EVER! Quenching Coconut Curls by OGX.


I’ve been raving about this line for a year now and we’ll, nothing has changed! This is the most moisture rich live I’ve encountered. The products have so much slip and leave my hair hydrated and soft.

This time I decided to go with one of the products from the line I don’t use that often, the Curl Styling Milk.  


I also decided to work with stretched hair which is also something I don’t do very often. The results were well…

Pretty awesome right!? Of course I have a talk through as I discover the results myself in a YouTube video. Check it out here.

XOXO 

~TJ

FALLing In Love With Big Curls & Purple

Happy Friday!

Who doesn’t love purple!? This color is gorgeous in any season, but there’s just something about fall that makes me fall even more in love with it. Today I want to share a look I did recently starring this beautiful color and some big curls.

I absolutely adore this look. That purple is poppin and I love big curls. Here’s the step by step on how I got the hair:

1. Apply  5 in 1 Miracle Styling Creme by Lottabody to dry stretched hair.

2. Section hair. The larger the section the larger the curl.

3. Wrap the section of hair around your index finger.

4. Remove your index finger and wrap a piece of foil around the section of hair securely.

5. Put the foiled section in between a hot flatiron. Press and hold for 10 seconds.

6. Release and repeat. When you’re done it’ll look something like this


7. Next, remove the foil from each section to reveal the curls


8. Lastly, separate and style to your liking.

I LOVE this quick and easy method to get some gorgeous curls. 

As for the purple lip, I used Be-Dazzled by ColourPop Cosmetics and for some shine I added an overlay of Purple Pop by Jordana.  The combination was life.


This entire look was so pretty and perfect for fall to me. What’s your favorite hair and lip color combination for fall?

XOXO 

~TJ

Bantu Knot Out With My September curlBOX

Hey luvs!

I hope you all are doing well.  Late last week I dove into my September curkBOX which was full of products by Lottabody.


Four full size products plus some other goodies all for just $25!! The value of this box from month to month is seriously amazing.

I decided to go for a bantu knot out using most of these products and of course filmed a demo and review. Before we jump into the video, here is a look at my bantu knot out results. 


I achieved the perfect balance of texture and curls! Click here to see how so got this look.

XOXO

~TJ

Date Night Curls In 12 Minutes!

Happy Monday luvs,

I hope you all had a great weekend. Today I want to share a fast way to take a daytime hairstyle and transform it into a date night style starring some beautiful bouncy curls in just 12 minutes! Yes, I’m going to show you how I take this daytime bun look…


Into these sexy up front curls perfect for date night!


This is perfect for those surprise date nights your hubby or significant other might spring up on you after a day of working, cleaning or chasing kids all day.  You want to give them something different and a little more sexy to look at while you’re out but don’t have an hour to pull it together. This quick curls tutorial is perfect for a scenario just like that. Want the deets? Click here.

XOXO,

~TJ

Curly to Stretched Creative Styling Overnight

Hi luvs!

So, you all know how I adore styling on stretched hair. It really allows me to be more creative. However, as part of my hair restoration regiment I’m having to give my hair a lot more moisture which means more curly styles. Curly styles don’t last more than 3 days for me.  After that, I’m ready to get back to creative styling.  But how do I get my hair from curly to straight heat free without losing a day.  Well…I’m going to show you exactly what I do to go from a head full of curls one day to a creative completely stretched updo the next, without washing my hair and still giving it the moisture it needs.

Here are the four products I use to make it happen:

  1. Creme of Nature Argan Oil Strength & Shine Leave In Conditioner
  2. Creme of Nature Argan Oil Oil Moisturizer
  3. Creme of Nature 100% Pure Argan Oil
  4. Felicia Leatherwood Detangler Brush

I typically purchase my Creme of Nature Products from Walgreens.  They’re almost always on sale there.

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First I start out with my old twist out, section my hair into three sections and apply the leave in conditioner to each section detangling with my Felicia Leatherwood Detangler Brush as I go


I make sure to saturate each section with the product so that it touches each strand.  This also makes it easier to detangle.  Once I’m done my hair looks like this. My hair is soft fluffy and moisturized.


You can see it’s starting to stretch, but it’s not quite where I like for it to be for my stretched hairstyles.

Next I apply the 100% Pure Aragan oil to my hair and after that I lock it in with the Oil Moisturizer.

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Once I’ve applied all of the products in my hair I use my Detangler brush to smooth out my hair. This is really important because it helps to really disrupt my curl pattern and stretch my hair.

I then pull all of my hair into a fairly tight ponytail. This is going to allow my roots to stretch throughout the night.


Next, I split the ponytail into two sections, twist each section tightly and pin them down. The tight twists will allow my hair to also stretch throughout the night.


Then, I put on my satin  bonnet and go to sleep.


In the morning when I’m ready to style my hair, I untwist my hair and take down the ponytail. My roots are now nice and stretched. I use my Detangler brush to further smooth out and disrupt any curl patterns.


After I smooth the hair out its stretched enough for my to style my hair without any true curl definition. There is still plenty of texture for me to style with but no curls to disrupt my creative efforts.


With my now stretched hair I’m able to very easily manipulate my hair and create a nice twisted updo. Here is my stretched style from yesterday




At the end of the day I took my hair down and smoothed it out with my Detangler Brush and it stretched even more.


And to think, just the day before I had a head full of curls!

This process is easy, provides great moisture, allows for styling versatility over a short period of time and provides more opportunity for creative styling.

CWK Girls offers the Stretch Plates that also allows you to stretch your hair family easily.  I haven’t tried them yet but you can check them out here.

XOXO,

TJ