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Edgy Twist Out Tutorial

8 Aug

SimplYounique offers a tutorial on a twist out hairstyle. Check out some of her other videos as well.

 

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New Natural Hair Magazine~Liberated Strands

2 Aug

There are not enough magazines that celebrate natural hair, but there is now one more. It’s called Liberated Strands, and the first issue was just released. It has great images, articles, and information. Read. Enjoy. Pass it on.

Click HERE to read. Share your thoughts.

Curly Twists and Flat Twists Tutorial

2 Aug

downinmn shares her tutorial for this curly twists style. Take a look at some of the other videos on her channel also. Enjoy!

How Do You Deal With Negative Comments About Your Hair?

25 Jul

This comment was recently posted on my Questions/Comments page:

Zizi writes:

At work the other day ..some black women starting taunting me about my natural hair. Saying things like I need to get a perm. I felt horrible not because I am ashamed of my hair but because as black women they felt that their perms and weaves made them superior. I was embarrassed for them.

How would you handle this situation?
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Featured Stylist: April B. (Atlanta)

19 Jul

April writes:

My name is April B. I’m a loctician and natural hair artist. I’m currently working in Atlanta’s  premier luxury salon The Glambar.   I attended the Virginia School of Hair Design and graduated ahead of my class.  I learned valuable information & training there.  During my school years I realized that society implies that we should have chemically processed hair in order to have a certain look or appeal to the masses.  It implies that if “our” hair is straight then we’ll have a better chance of succeeding or getting a promoted within the workplace. I began to get tired of living within those standards.  So I then began to look deep into my soul and realized what makes me; me. I developed a love for natural hair when I became a mother.  Starting when my oldest daughter was just 2 months old, I began to braid her hair.  She had so much of it and I didn’t want it to just sit on the top of her hair.  As she grew, her hair grew, as it grew my skills grew.  That is how I developed my braiding skills and became a braider.

Then I came to the conclusion that I needed a transition in my life, so I decided to cut all of my hair off from shoulder length to nothing almost and began to loc my hair.  From then on it was my mission to keep the world “kinky” as possible “fresh from the roots”.

My goal is to educate every client on the proper up keep of their hair.  Many say that I have a GROWING HAND and it shows.  I love to give consultations to find out more about my client and what their needs are.  Too often one will go to a stylist wanting a particular service not necessarily knowing whether that service is healthy for their hair. I’ve seen too many stylists who do whatever to the patrons head without educating the client.  They’re more concerned about their wallets rather the health of the client. NOT ME!!! If I know that a particular style or process is unhealhthy, I will not do it.  Simply because I know the long term effects that they are unsafe hair practices. I will offer you a suitable solution and options for you to achieve the styling that you want. Something that will compliment your facial features  as well as what will coincide with your personality; making you feel better about you!

Learn more about April B. on her website. See it HERE .

Curly Crinkly Mini Twists

11 Jul

AfrikanHairGod takes out his two strand twists and turns them into curly crinkly mini twists. Check out some of his other videos on his channel as well.

Featured Natural (Sisterlocks): Batise

8 Jul

Batise has been natural for twelve years. She recently decided to make a change to her sisterlocks. Batise writes: Wanting to do something new and wild + blond highlights and shaved side=  funky new do : )

Thanks for sharing, Batise. If you would like to be featured, send your info and photos to naturalbyl@gmail.com.

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Featured Natural: Nikki

7 Jul

Nikki writes:

Hi, My name is Nikki and I have been natural since Jan 2010. I don’t think I’ll ever go back!  I try to keep my regimen pretty simple.  I shampoo w/ Out of Africa Shea butter soap once every 2 weeks and co wash in between. Acv/honey rinse as needed.  I use Desert Essence Coconut conditioner as my co wash, rinse out and deep conditioner.  Leave in of choice is Kinky Curly Knot today then I seal w/ castor oil or my shea butter mix then twist. I’m still learning and enjoying every bit of it.

Thanks, Nikki for sharing.

If you would like to be featured on NaturalReview, please send photos and information to naturalbyl@gmail.com.

Product Review: Banana Rhassoul Deep Condish from Anita Grant

5 Jul

Description from the company website:

Our Rhassoul Deep  Condishes contains Unrefined Black Cocoa Butter & natural Soya based Vitamin E (mixed tocopherols) which helps to  guard scalp & hair from free radical damage. When hot liquid is added to our  Rhassoul Deep Condishes, it swells & increases its surface area like a  highly porous sponge.  Attracting & trapping toxins into these open porous  spaces so that when it comes time to rinse the Rhassoul Deep Condish from your  hair the toxins are eliminated and you’re left with detoxified fluffy soft  tresses.

So instead of a Hot Oil treatment why not detoxify your scalp & hair.

5 Things I Love About the Banana Rhassoul Deep Condish:

  1. It was easy to mix following the easy directions on Anita Grant’s website
  2. Excellent ingredients including rhassoul clay, olive oil, vitamin e, and honey
  3. Left my hair extremely soft and feeling very moisturized
  4. It smells great, and it left my hair with a nice light scent (It’s banana scented and has a bit of a chocolate smell)
  5. Can be mixed with your choice of liquids and herbs

My hair has been very dry because I’ve been lazy with it recently. I hoped that this treatment could help to revive it, and it exceeded all of my expectations. Here’s what I did:

  • To mix, you need a hot liquid. I chose to mix with coconut milk. This was one of the suggestions on Anita Grant’s website, and I love coconut milk. You may recall I use it in my Henna recipe.
  • I warmed the coconut milk
  •  I added the heart and used a fork to break it up
  • I stirred until it was a mud-like consistency
  • I left the clay on for 45 minutes
  • Then I rinsed well

My hair felt great afterwards. I didn’t even need a leave-in. I’ve had my hands in my hair all day. This is great for anyone looking for a deep conditioner that gives great results. I would especially recommend it to those who are experiencing dryness. Check out Anita Grant’s website for this and other items made with high quality ingredients.

Thanks to Anita Grant for giving me the opportunity to try this product!

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Bentonite Clay Hair Cleanser Recipe

5 Jul

Laura shares her recipe for a bentonite clay hair cleanser. She also uses this recipe as a face mask.

What You Need:

1 part Bentonite Clay

1 part Water

1 part Apple Cider Vinegar

Mix together well and use.

If you have a recipe you’d like to share, please send it to naturalbyl@gmail.com.

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