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Weekly Up-do on Curlformer-Stretched Natural Hair

  Another week, another up-do. My Curlformers are getting a good work-out these days. They are the ultimate tool for heat and chemical-free ‘straight’ hair 🙂 I did this style in a hurry so it’s not as neat as I would have liked. This was  meant to be a French Braid but I’m still not… Continue reading Weekly Up-do on Curlformer-Stretched Natural Hair

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Protective Style Natural Hair Up-do

It’s getting too cold for me to bear my scalp with a flat twist up-do so this is the next best thing. I will wear this style for work for the whole of this week. The forecasters have predicted snow this week so I will be wearing my hat with a silk scarf underneath. 🙂

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12 Months of Protective Styles on Natural Hair

I’ve been blogging since November 2012 so to mark this milestone I created this gallery of my favourite styles from the past year 🙂 As you may have observed I’m a big fan of flat-twists and up-dos. This is because they ‘tame’ my locks,  look stylish and do not require the use of heat and… Continue reading 12 Months of Protective Styles on Natural Hair

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Curlformers Curls on Natural Hair

I dusted down my Curlformers to do something different with my hair this week. My intention is to use the curls to create a protective style that will last all week. As  I’ve written about Curlformers before I won’t waffle on about the process. Instead I will illustrate what I did with pictures. As you… Continue reading Curlformers Curls on Natural Hair

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Product Review – Organic Root Stimulator Hair Mayonnaise

I regularly deep condition my hair with a moisturizing conditioner but I don’t often do a protein treatment. According to natural hair science we’re supposed to use both moisturizing and protein conditioners in order to achieve balanced healthy hair. With this is mind I reached for my pot of Organic Root Stimulator Hair Mayonnaise. Here’s… Continue reading Product Review – Organic Root Stimulator Hair Mayonnaise

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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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