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Dirty Hair Never Looked So Good

Hey Luvs!

Wash day comes way to quick sometimes! It can just sneak up on you and you’re either not prepared, don’t have the time or just don’t feel like it. ¬†For days like that I’ve got a quick, creative and captivating style for my naturalista Fam.


I love the detail in this embellished bun style. It’s so nice and takes no time to achieve. Click here for all the deets.


Well, that’s all for now!

XOXO

~TJ

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Mini Twist Prep

Hey luvs!

Sometimes your hair just needs a break, you know? I recently decided to give my hair a reprieve from styling by installing mini twists, my favorite protective style. 

Before I actually install the twists I prep my hair with a 3 step process.

  1. Cleanse
  2. Condition
  3. Moisturize
  4. Chunky Twists

After these steps I then install my min twists. Of course I’ve got a video going through each of these steps in detail.  Click here to get all the deets on how I prep my hair for Mini Twists. That’s it for now!


XOXO 
~TJ

Fall Hair & Makeup Look

Hi Beauties,

Today I’ve got another fall Hair and makeup look I hope you’ll enjoy. The makeup is starring the beautiful color of burgundy, and the hair is a quick, creative and captivating roll/twist combination updo.

I really like the way this entire look came together. If you’d like to see the deets on the makeup, click here. And, if you’d like to see the step by step for the hair, click here.  

That’s it for now! Until next time luvs 

XOXO 

~TJ

July Favorites

Happy Friday luvs!

Super late post tonight but it’s been a busy week. I’ve had my 5 year old Zavien home with me all week and we’ve been doing different things and getting him ready to start kindergarten next week ūüėĚūüėĚ 

Anywho! I finally got an opportunity to film tonight and wanted show you all my July favorites.


Want the deets? Just click here

XOXO

~TJ

Stand Up Twist Out

Hey luvs!

A little late posting today, but I wanted to share this stand up twist out style with you guys. 


I wore this style when hubby and I were at the Essence Festival in New Orleans and got a lot of love on this look.


So much so that I decided to do a tutorial on exactly how I achieve this stand up hair. I absolutely adore this style. It’s bold and edgy and makes me feel fearless!


If you’re interested in seeing the deets on this style 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

 

Basic Single Flat Twist, Kinda

Hey luvs!

Yesterday I had a major come to Jesus with myself about my hair. Major deets on that tomorrow, but as a result I ended up doing a blowout and single flat iron pass on my hair. 

Creative styling on straight hair is a ton of fun for me. I have lots of tips on things you can do to make straight hair just as fun as super textured hair that you an check out here.

For today, I decided on a simple single flat twist with a whole lot of dimension thanks to my bomb hair color. The color really makes this basic style not so basic. Here is the final look.

  
   
    
 
XOXO

~TJ