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Natalie Gumede’s Natural Hair Updo on Strictly Come Dancing (UK)

I’m a BIG fan of the BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing show (AKA Dancing with the Stars in the USA); I have watched every episode since the show started. Sad I know. So I was delighted when UK actress Natalie Gumede wore her gorgeous long natural hair in an elegant updo. The style she wore was not too dissimilar to Teyonah Paris’ iconic updo, which I think Natalie’s hairdresser drew inspiration from.

Natalie and her Russian dance partner Artem Chigvinsev danced a quickstep to a ‘jazzy’ interpretation of Usher’s ‘Yeah’. I must admit the ‘jazzy’ version takes a bit of getting used to and the outfits were ‘different’, but on the whole their performance was absolutely brilliant!

Strictly Come Dancing attracts an audience of 10 million viewers per show (UK Population 60-65 million) so it’s as mainstream as it gets. I’m just so happy that UK viewers got the chance to admire natural hair in all its versatile glory 🙂

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French Roll on Natural Hair

The flat twists were fun but they were not really ‘professional-looking’, which is why I created this French Roll. A sort of French Roll anyway. As my hair is short it’s more of a tuck and roll updo. It turned out ok but next time I’ll twist my hair over night so that I’ll have… Continue reading French Roll on Natural Hair

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Finger Coils into Jumbo Twists

My hair is still in finger coils but i just changed the style.  Up-dos into French Rolls are quite tricky to do on short hair like mine andI find it much easier to create styles with smaller sections of hair, which is why I created this classic without too much effort.

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Straight-ish Hair with Curlformers

Curlformers. Every time I use them I envision bouncy glossy ringlets.  But then I remember that my hair is too short. And Afro-textured. For me Curlformers simply stretch my hair  and make it easier to style than if it was in its natural kinky state. The style below is a good example. I have created… Continue reading Straight-ish Hair with Curlformers

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Week 34 – Clarify, Deep Condition and Up-do

Recently I’ve been lazy with my hair regimen. Sometimes I must admit this natural hair lark does get tiresome. I hadn’t washed my hair in a couple of weeks and it was beginning to show. My scalp was flaky, my hair had a lot of build-up and was generally dry and dull. I knew it… Continue reading Week 34 – Clarify, Deep Condition and Up-do

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Twisted flat twist up-do

I didn’t have time to wash my hair so I just re-did last week’s style. The hair in the centre was parted and flat twisted on both sides, then twisted in the middle and tucked in at the bottom. This style wasn’t my original plan but it will do for a few days. I will… Continue reading Twisted flat twist up-do

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