Tag Archives: natural

Triple Roll & Reverse Pompadour

Hi lovelies!

Today I’ve got a video tutorial for the #1 voted style from last week. This look was a bit different from my typical twist, pull & pin style variations so I’m really excited to show you how I achieved this look. Click here for the step by step.

XOXO

~TJ

   
   

Mini Twists – Products, Tips & More

Hi Beauties,

Last month I decided to install mini twists in preparation for the new baby. I didn’t want to have to spend time thinking about my hair, but still wanted a style that was chic. Mini twists were the answer. Check out my video talking about the products I used some installation tips and more here. Loved rocking these twists!

   
 

Twisted Faux Bangs – DIY Tutorial

Hi Beauties,

I wanted to share a DIY tutorial for a style that I did a couple of weeks back that I really loved.  You guys know that I enjoy doing different faux styles, from my faux bob and faux knot to this new faux twisted bangs!

  

I was surprised at how pretty simple it was to achieve this look.  It got a lot of attention and so I wanted to show you all the step by step tutorial on how you can achieve the same look.  Click here to check it out.

XOXO,

~TJ

L.O.C. Method Twist Out Featuring One ‘N Only

Heyyy beauties!

Today I’ve got a video tutorial for you. Inside my August curlBOX were some products by One ‘N Only.

  
I decided to take a few of them for a drive by doing a twist out using the L.O.C. Method (liquid, oil, cream). The results were beautiful! 

 Day 1

 Day 2  

To check out the complete process click here

XOXO,

TJ

3 Eye-catching French Rolls

Hi loves!

Today I wanted to share 3 eye-catching French rolls with you along with how-to’s for each look. 

I love French rolls because they are extremely dynamic. You can always find a new way to style a French roll. Here are a few different styles I’ve come up with on both stretched and straightened hair and tutorials for each. And for more styles & tricks and tips to French roll versatility click here. Enjoy!

The Mega Side French Roll

Click here to see how I got this look

 

The French Roll with a Twist

Click here to see how I got this look

  

The Flat Twist Framed French Roll 
Click here to see how I got this look. Tutorial starts at 3:26

  
 

  

Easy Bun Hawk

Hello beauties!

Probably one of my favorite all time buns and what I considered to be my go-to bun before I layered my hair is this super easy, edgy but chic bun hawk.

Bun hawk on wet hair 

  

Bun hawk on semi-stretched hair

 

Bun hawk on semi-stretched hair 

Bun hawk on completely stretched hair  

 

The technique to get the look never changes but depending on the texture of your hair (wet, semi-dry/stretched or completely stretched) it can come out a little differently like you see above.

Before I started challenging myself to do something different every single day, this was an easy way to get a protective, creative yet simple style, especially if I was really short on time. 

To see just how easy it is to get this look, click here.

Enjoy!

The Faux Knot

Hi beauties!

Faux styles can be a lot of fun to wear. There are two that I especially love. One is the faux bob and the other is the faux knot which I want to talk about today. 

This faux knot style is just that, a style that includes what looks like a knot, but isn’t. Here are a few pics:

  
   
 This look works best for me on straight hair. I have done it on my more textured hair and the result is more of a pompadour, kinda like the last picture above. 

As for how I get the look, below is a super quick how to of how I got the under knot. You can achieve different variations in how tight you do the twist and how you shape and pin the twist once it’s complete. The over knot is achieved just by pulling the hair up and back. 

  
I absutely adore this look. Give it a try!

Mmuuahh!

Talking Texture

Good Morning luvs!

So, Today I wanted to talk a bit about my hair texture. I don’t talk too much about it mainly because once I learned how to best work with and style my hair it didn’t really matter anymore. According to the typical hair typing scale I’d say that I have between 3c and 4a type hair. 

Truth of the matter is I don’t have much of a curl pattern at all.  Defining my curls was always a bit of a struggle because the back (which is where my 4a type hair is) would curl beautifully with product. But, when I tried to define the front where the 3c type hair is it just never worked out well. You can see here how hard my curls struggle to really get defined in the front.

 
Now, wearing a fro was always a lot more fun although my hair would never “pack” the way that so many other naturals’ would. My fro always looks and feel like cotton! It doesn’t shrink a whole lot either.  This is why I believe it’s so easy for me to stretch my hair and keep it stretched without much of an issue. Here are a few pics of my hair from fro to stretched to straightened hair all around the same time frame of my journey.

   

 
 

The most beneficial thing I’ve learned about my hair over the years is that, it is what it is. I stopped trying to make it do all the things I always wanted it to do and started allowing it to reach its full potential with various styles. I will never have that gorgeous super curly texture or have the ability to truly shape and sculpt my hair into the perfect fro, but man can I slay an updo!  You have to make the most of what you’ve got, and I make it a point to do that every single day!