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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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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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Hair Comb Bun Up-do

My hair had been protected in finger coils for a few weeks so I decided to set it free. After washing and deep-conditioning I put it in two stand twists over night to allow for some stretch. I  used two medium sized hair combs on either side then loosely flat-twisted and tucked in my loose… Continue reading Hair Comb Bun Up-do

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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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