How to do Feeding Ghana Braids aka Slim Thick Braids

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Ghana Braids are very flattering for most face types it’s halo affect make’s your face appear rounder and fuller.Now, For every braiding routine you want to start your hair blown out and washed for your hair stylist. The feeding braid is named that because of the “mini” cornrows that lay in between the bigger braids. The hairstyle normally takes 30 minutes to an hour depending on the size of the braid. To add more femininity to the hairstyle adding jewelry will give it that extra look. The feeding Ghana braid hairstyle has been around for a long time as women would do small Ghana hairstyles into ponytails in the 90’s. This summer millennials(younger audience) are bringing it back with the two strand Ghana braids on tumblr and side swept with a part (one of my favorites). I recommend you use a toothbrush to gel down a little bit of your baby hair or edges and tie it with a scarf at night to get a very cute look. You want to also wear a scarf to maintain it and keep them from frizzing. It’s a great protective style for all hair types. Don’t forget to like, comment, share, and subscribe.

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Natural Hair- The High Bun

bunIt’s the perfect time for protective styles. While everyone is braiding up their hair and hiding it with extensions, you may not have the time or money to do so, but your hair still needs protection. A bun is a quick and easy way to put away your ends and protect without spending any extra money.

You probably already have everything you need for a bun. Some suggested products are: edge control or gel, synthetic hair and a satin scarf.

In this video, you can see how Mini Marley does her high bun.

This style is as easy as 123. You simply pull your hair into a ponytail; lay your edges down with gel and/or edge control and bun it. You can opt to use synthetic hair for a bigger bun, but this is not necessary. It is also a good idea to tie a scarf around your head to mold your edges and give a sleek look.

A bun is not just an everyday protective style. It can be worn for many occasions. With New Year’s right around the corner, it is a great style to wear to a holiday party or a night on the town.  You can watch Naptural85’s bun tutorial to see a way to spice up your bun with confetti. It’s super cute and just as protective for your ends.

 

Quick & Easy Blowout on Natural Hair

blow outIs it time for a length check, or do you want to stretch out your hair with minimum heat? A blowout might be a good idea. It will not make your hair as sleek as flat ironing; however, it will give some length to your tight curls, coils or waves.

Many people use the tension method to blow dry their hair, but it takes a long time and may not give you that fully blown out look. If you use a blow dryer with different comb and brush attachments or a 3in1 dryer, this can cut down drying time and provide a flawless finish.

In this video posted by My Natural Sistas you can see a quick and easy way to achieve a blowout.

Some important things to note from this video are: detangle before blow drying, separate hair into small sections and always use a heat protectant to protect those beautiful curls.

Here is a video that reviews some of the best heat protectants by Shea Moisture. However, a quick google or Pinterest search can give you many product options.

There are many styling options with blow outs, so you can try different styles each time. For example, you can do bantu knot outs, wand curls, flexi rod sets and braid outs. Blow outs can also be worn naturally, just pineapple hair at night to preserve the style. If you want a sleeker look, a blowout is also a perfect base for flat ironing.

How to Do Natural-Looking Crochet Braids Outre Cuevana Twist Braid

natural crochet braidsThe harsh cold weather and wind of the winter months can be damaging to natural hair. If you’re in love with your natural hair texture, but you really need to put it away in a protective style for a while, natural-looking crochet braids are the way to go. This style is easy to do and very cost effective.

First, start off with freshly washed and conditioned hair. It is a good idea to deep condition, if you plan to keep the crochet braids up for at least two weeks. You can use almost any braid pattern. However, it is important to make sure the braids in the front are straight. This method makes it easy to part the hair different ways for multiple styles.

The items you’ll need to complete this style are a crochet hook and Outre X-Pression Cuevana Twist Braid hair. This hair matches the thickness of most natural hair to give you that effortless look. This brand can be rodded, twisted and curled in most of the styles that naturalistas do to their own hair.

You can watch The Brilliant Beauty’s tutorial video here to get natural-looking crochet braids.

In this video she uses three packs of hair in small amounts to keep it dense and more natural looking. She also shows you how to do the invisible part technique. She blow dried the hair, but it can also be flat ironed for a sleeker look.

Natural Hair | Twist & Style Tutorial

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The twist out is a great low manipulation hairstyle. I wear twist outs with my already Arm Pit Length fully transitioned hair but its still a good choice for those who are transitioning and the style leaves your hair ultimately defined and moisturized. If your hair is still staright at the ends, adding perm rods will curl the ends of the twist out hairstyle. You should start on clean shampoo and conditioned hair for this style. Check out Mini Marley’s Tutorial:

How To Do CROCHET BRAIDS w/ MARLEY HAIR

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Everyone has their own way of doing crochet braids and there are so many styles that you can create. No matter what your budget is, there’s a technique for you. With crochet braids, you don’t have to spend a ridiculous amount of money in order to achieve a natural looking faux head of hair.Crochet braiding is not a hair style that’s as new as one might think.Black Women with natural hair and relaxers have been getting crochet braids for years with human hair or with tracks of hair that look like there are individual braids attached. Women used to get crochet braids if they didn’t want to sit too long and get individual braids in their hair. It was fast and convenient.

You apply the hair by literally crocheting hair, with a latch hook tool, in between your own corn rowed hair. Some women use the braiding technique as an alternative to the traditional sew-in hair weave.

Is it bad that I don’t have a hair regimen. I think im 4b..maybe 4c hair?

Question: Is it bad that I don’t have a hair regimen. I think I’m 4b..maybe 4c. I usually just wash and deep condition every two weeks or as often as needed. Protein treatments like once every two months..but other than that, I don’t do much. Style and keep moisturized. Anyone else? Should i build a regimen and stick by it??? Continue reading “Is it bad that I don’t have a hair regimen. I think im 4b..maybe 4c hair?”