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Meet Leah M.

5 Apr

1. When did you BC or have you been natural all your life?
– July 29, 2012
2. What is your hair type and some do’s and dont’s you’ve learned about your hair type along the way?
-4b, 4c do moisturize everyday don’t sleep with a scarf
3. What does wash day look like for you?- First I spray my hair till its saturated in water and the I part it in 4 sections and put a shower cap on and go under a deep conditioner heating cap and stay for 1hr then wash it out in the shower
4. what are your favorite hairstyles that are quick and easy to do?
-Flat twist out and on a bad hair day a sockbun
5. How do you handle your hair in the morning before school/work?
-When I wake up before school I lightly spay my hair with water and evoo the take my twist out and go
6. what do you love about being natural?
– I love knowing that my hair is healthy and not breaking off

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Follow Leah on insta & twitter
Instagram is leelovesya
twitter is im__THROWER

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The Month of April

4 Apr

There is so many exciting things about April! For one on April 20 I big chopped and it will be my 1 year anniversary! If you have read my previous post you know I currently have kinky twists in so this is the month I will undo the kinky twists at the end if April. Because I have had my kinky twists since Feb. 18 I will have a lot of new growth and that means new styles I can try! In one of my previous post I made a list of all the styles I want to try before the year ends and when I try everyone on my list I will protective style for the remaining time (maybe). With over 20 styles I wanna try I will be very busy through April especially because I have a wedding to go to and a week long camping trip! Lol #busy but I hope you can be able to keep up and I hope I can post a lot during this month! Have a great day!

4b/4c vloggers!!!!!!!!!!

16 Feb

Having 4b/4c hair can be very frustrating sometimes especially when your newly natural and you have no idea to do with your tight curls. Here is a list of Vloggers that I love and go to for inspiration ALL the time.

*Also keep in mind that someone doesn’t have to have your same hair type for you to know how to handle and moisturize your hair, everyones different*

VLOGGERS!

– glamfun

I love her so much she is so funny and is nothing but honest! 

– 4cHairChick

She has lots of experience and is very helpful with tips and styling products recommendations. 

-Dawnyele

She was the reason why I didn’t stop my natural hair journey, she was always committed to putting up videos on videos on Youtube and she always share her trials and Eros and her success. Although she is no longer with us, she is a definitely natural hair inspiration of my for not only 4c hair but natural hair.

-Joulezy

OMG! Joulezy is who I got to when I think that 4c hair cant be defined! She has so many cool tips on bringing out your natural hair pattern or even making different curl patters with rollers, perm rods and curl formers!

-IKnowLee

The first person I saw on youtube and the first person I went to when I just big chopped. She is so knowledgeable and is very helpful with tips on styling and creating looks that people think that type 4 hair can never do. Although I’m nt sure what she places herself on a hair typing chart she looks like a 4b/ 4c to me.

 

These are My top 5 natural vloggers but trust me there’s a lot of other Vloggers I love and have learned a ton about with type 3 curls !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I LOVE TWO STRAND TWISTS!!!!! pt. 2

12 Feb

Like I said in my previous post I love, LOVE, LOVE two strand twists! Two strand twists are stylish and fun to mess around with especially because this is one of the times you can mess around with your hair and not over manipulate it. The possibilities are endless with the styles you can do with your twists. For example if you want to do a stylish up-do for your prom, wedding or a very important even you can pin up your twists and add hair accessories. Last but not least when I do two strand twists I keep them in for at least a week which is very helpful because I don’t have to wake up early in the morning just to do my hair. The reason I listed are reason why I believe I’m in LOVE with two strand twist.

Tell me what you think about two strand twists and I will be making a post soon on how I maintain my twists!

Moisture Mix

8 Feb

So I currently have medium sized, MBL box braids and their so fun to have. The creative styles are endless but under they faux hair lies   my hair that I still have to take care of if i want to retain length. How I take care of my hair with box braids is really short and simple to do all you need is a empty spray bottle that you can put olive oil, shea butter, leave-in and water in. These four ingredients is the reason why my hair is so moisturized and smells amazing (LOL). A good thing about including the shea butter is that it makes my faux and real hair have shine which is hard to keep after having braids for about one month. I’ve had my hair braid since January 1 2013 and I can say now on February  8 2013 I have a little over an inch of new hair growth!!!!!!!!!!!! I can recommend this mix to anyone who wants to moisturize their hair in protective styles or moisturize their hair with something regularly that smells good and keep hair manageable.

Moisture mix:

30% water

40% olive oil

20% shea butter

10% leave in

Try it its certainly worth it! Tell me if this mix work well for you and/or if you have another Moisture Mix you would like to tell me about? 

Top 5 Natural hair tips

5 Feb

These are tips that newly naturals, transitioners and long term naturals need to know. Following these steps are the most basic ways to retain length and be a calm patient natural.

1. use minimal heat

2. keep your natural hair trimmed(I would love to tell you how oftent you should do it but everyone’s hair is different and it also depends on how often you seal but I trim once every 6 months.

3.Do not comb hair when its dry! this is like killing your hair LOL. It breaks and you retain 0 length. You can try detangling on damp, wet or hair that has a good enough amount of leav in.(finger detangling is best.

4. Although I send hair accessories are your best friends in a previouse post you have to make sure their safe to use. something that is too tight around your hair or that pulls on your edges is a no go no matter how cute it looks.

5. Every product that you use should have aqua/ water as a first ingredient

Deep conditioning???

5 Feb

OK, since honesty is the best policy I’m going to start off by saying I don’t deep condition as often as I should 😦 i know its terrible but i often do think about it but when i do DC my hair comes out incredibly soft and moisturized it makes me think about why I don’t do it. This is why I’m writing this post to tell you guys how i get really soft protein filled hair!(hopefully I can start taking my own DC’ing advice)

Ingredients:

4 tbs of EVOO

2 tbs of pure honey

1 tbs of coconut oil(can change amount depends on you)

Instructions:

place the coconut oil, honey and EVOO in a small cup and place the cup in a large bowl of hot water. Allow the cup to sit in the water for a few minutes. Until the mixture is warm. Pour the mix onto freshly washed hair but towel blotted hair. THen put on a shower cap and wrap with a towel to prevent the mix from dripping. Let the mix sit in your hair for 20 min + then wash hair thoroughly with cold water( IMPORTANT!!!!!)