Monday, September 30, 2013
The Big Hair and Bruch: NYC event was a hit! Ngozi and I had so much fun hosting it. You can check out or recap video below. You can find lots of photos from the event on Tumblr: bighairandbrunch.tumblr.com. We plan to take this city to city, maybe yours will be next!
Sunday, September 15, 2013
Tuesday, September 10, 2013
This past two weeks has been fun! I've been rocking my loc extensions and loving it *insert hair flip emoji here*. The older they get the better they look which I love! Many of you have been asking me how I maintain them. Below you will find what I use, how I use it and the frequency. This style, like Marley Twists, are pretty easy to keep up! Low maintenance protective styles are my favorite.
What I use daily:
If you don't have this product that's fine. Use your favorite lightweight oil. Coconut oil or grapeseed would be ideal. I use this oil almost daily on my scalp. It's super light and absorbs great without leaving gunk and evidence behind.
I take my hair down every morning and spritz in sections
At night I sleep on a satin pillow case.
There is no science to taking care of your hair while PS'ing. You don't need a boatload of products to get the job done either. I learned that the hard way! Product build up is NO FUN. The fewer products you use, the less build up you will have. Also, less product build up means the longer you can go without taking down the style and washing. I only wash my hair once a month. Sometimes I will stretch for 6 weeks if my product usage is low. A few ladies have asked me do I wash my faux locs/marley twists; no I do not. I am too afraid that they will slip off and because I don't need to wash my hair often, not washing works for me.
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Oh, and I do not think I will be permanently loc'ing my hair anytime soon. After having these I have figured out that although they are FUN I am NOT READY! LOL, #HairCommitmentIssues #Iwannatouchmyloosehairfromtimetotime
Is anyone else going to try these out?
I woke up this morning with an email in my inbox from the awesome folks are Naturally Curly. It's an honor to be names with such great women!
Head over to naturallycurly.com and check out the list of "15 Curly Bloggers to Watch."
In the Spring my Big Hair and Brunch: DC was a hit! The women had a blast and quite a few folks asked me to bring the event to other states. I have teamed up with Ngozi of Heat Free Hair to bring everyone Big Hair and Brunch: NYC. So, if you are free next weekend come to Brooklyn and hang with us! You can get your tickets HERE. Feel free to spread the word and pass the flyer around. We look forward to see y'all there!
Thursday, August 29, 2013
I am stoked about these! It was nice to finally find the time to install my loc extensions. I've been dying to put them in but was a bit confused on how I'd go about doing so. Y'all know I have been itching for locs, my marley twists were getting me by but THESE are like the real thing, minus the commitment of course. Not to mention that these are the ULTIMATE protective style! After seeing my friend with hers installed, I was convinced that I could not only pull them off but put them in myself. 8 hours later I had a head full of locs that I adore AND can take down whenever I am "over" them.
The video that helped me figure out how to install the faux locs is by the gorgeous Cassandre Beccai! Ms. Cass also aided in my figuring out how to install my infamous Marley Twists. You can check out the video here.
I installed the locs over a course of 2 days, 4 hours each day. The method is extremely simple as you will see when you watch Cassandre's video. If you can put in Marley Twists you can do this. The locs are basically marley twists wrapped in marley hair.