Top Knot Bun

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Hey all!

I hope that you are doing very well. If you are part of my protective style challenge currently happening on YouTube, I hope that this hairstyle will come in handy. It is EXTREMELY simple and easy to achieve. If you want to give your hair a break or just simply do not have a lot of time on your hands, then this is for you. However, this can be tricky to achieve on 4C hair. I don’t know about you guys, but I would never even dream about achieving this on my hair in its shrunken glory. Whenever my hair is fully stretched however (which doesn’t happen very often), this is my go to style.

In this particular case, I had just taken down a set of braids and needed something to do with my hair prior to washing and styling again. Needless to say, my hair was pretty dry and dirty as well, eek! I opted to moisturize and seal my hair, even though I knew I was going to wash it, just to make it more manageable for the bun. I also did not use any gel to smooth my edges for a couple of reasons. My hair doesn’t seem to like gels very much. They tend to leave my hair extremely dry. Also, I knew this style was temporary so there was no need to have it sculpted to my head. Lol

Products Used:

Shea Coconut Moisturizing Cream

-Whipped Shea Butter

-Hair Tie and Bobby Pins

-Gel (Optional)

I hope you will try this easy bun and share pictures with me on instagram!

..xo

-J

Naturally Detangle Your Hair

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Hey guys!

Today, I will share with you one of the reasons that I have been able to retain so much length. As many of you probably already know, I cut all my hair off in December 2012. Although I completely revamped my hair routine, one thing that made a huge impact is how I detangle. I only use my fingers!

In the past, I thought it was simply impossible to do such a thing with kinky hair. I have seen videos of ladies with a looser hair type discuss the process but I was convinced that it wouldn’t work on my hair. Hell, the times that I have tried were disastrous to say the least. After my cut, with a boost of confidence, I decided to give finger detangling a try.

PROS

-It gives your better control of your hair

-You can literally feel the knots and tangles

-Prevents one from ripping their hair out

-Allows maximum Length retention

CONS

-Time consuming

In order to finger detangle your hair effectively, you need to make sure that your nails are filled, your ends are in good shape, and that your have enough time so that you aren’t rushing though the process. Below is a video demonstration on exactly how I finger detangle my hair. Check it out!

..xo

-J

 

Nails: Colourful Tiger Stripes!

Hey guys

As summer is approaching really fast, I thought this nail art would be just perfect. It is fun, interesting and most important very easy to achieve! Try it out, you won’t be disappointed!

Nail Polish used:
Base & Top coat: L’oreal
Finger Paint: Tangerine Tint
Claire Cosmetics: Fresh Water
Kiss Black Striper
Sally Hansen: Purple Potion
Orly: Spark
Finger Paint: Louvre This Pink

..xo

-J