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Twists

3 Jan

Happy New Year to you! I hope your New Year is filled with bountiful blessings beyond your imagination. 2012 was a challenging year for me but I made it through all obstacles that came before me and I have a new fresh outlook for the New Year! I haven’t ever been so motivated to make a year success than I am about 2013. This is going to be a great year for me and for you as well.

The week before Christmas I installed some twists with extensions in my hair. Some call them two strand twists, rope twists, senegalese twists, etc. I have been wanting a protective style for a while now and I was determined to do my OWN. I tried the twists before but I couldn’t get the grip right for some reason. So I watched a few more YouTube tutorials, practiced and I did it. I mastered the twists better by starting with a braid about an inch long and then two strand twisting.

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It took me about 5 hours to do my whole head. I was surprised that I did them that fast. I made the middle section bigger and then I ended up taking out the middle because all of that hair was too heavy. I used about 4 packages of 100% Kankelon Hair and it can be found at any Beauty Supply Store. Since the middle was not unfinished, I had to wear the twists in a bun, which is no biggie for me because I love a bun of any kind. I wore them for a few weeks and then took them out. I was over them. LOL Plus now that I know how to do it on my own I can do them at my convenience. If you are interested in trying your own twists or box braids there are tons of techniques and tutorials on YT, just take your pick and find the technique that works for you.

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Wrap it up…

10 Jul

Happy late Sunday to you all.  I know it was like I fell off the face of the earth but I’m still alive people.  I am in South Carolina for the summer, so I had to pack all of me and the kids up and make that drive from Miami.  When I finally arrived and got settled, I started looking and looking but couldn’t find my laptop charger.  I was frantic, didn’t know whether I threw it away in all the madness or left it in Miami.  I had everyone back in Miami looking for it while I was looking for it in South Carolina.  I came to the conclusion that I was going to have to order another.  I was packing the twins in the car and *boom* there it was, right in my face.  I was embarassed and relieved at the same time.  I lost some blogging time due to that and being in the country makes a person not want to do anything but relax and that is what I have been doing but I promise to do better.  I already have a few post lined up.

Moving right along, let’s wrap it up! Head scarves people, I am talking head scarves.  I have grown to adore a cute turban or head scarf/wrap as they are very prominent in the fashion and natural hair world right now.  I think with the right accessories, tying, or outfit anyone can take a plain old scarf into a chic  and stylish accessory.

I love YouTube, and I use it for everything.  So I looked up a few vids that would give me more options on tying and wearing my scarves.  Now I will not include specific directions for every picture but the vids will give you all some really good tutorials and there are many other scarf tutorials on YouTube.  Also just play around with your scarves and you will probably develop your own *signature* style.

How to rock a moxie turban by Charyjay http://youtu.be/ZFLd1fPYByQ

How to: Big Bow by Iknowlee http://youtu.be/ggMyikeuyf8

Head Scarf Wrap Tutorial by Vivacious1083 http://youtu.be/zQtoJYQov00

Mattie Method: 7 ways to wear a head scarf in 3 minutes by Mattieologie http://youtu.be/HMu0ZI7oh5c

Head scarf tuck and tie by Bluelibra7 http://youtu.be/X0IOPFieuTY

*These pics are missing face action because I was getting over conjunctivitis AKA pink eye, yeah disgusting I know.

I hope this inspires you to rock some head wraps! They are great for a bad hair day, rainy day, protecting your hair, or just adding a little *umph* to your wardrobe.

Until next time,

Be you, Be beautiful

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