Beauty In Every Shade

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Photo(s) Source(s): @naturalhairloves

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Boho Braided Style Tutorial

Step up your braid game with this simple and gorgeous hairstyle! 

Source (s): Mini Marley

How-to Wash Natural and Transitioning Hair

Hello beauties,

It’s a fact learning how to take care of your own hair is crucial for healthy hair and, of course, length retention. Washing your hair properly will allow you to:

  • Get rid of all the products you put in your hair, during the week, and therefore avoid product build-up and breakage
  • Cleanse your scalp and let it breath
  • Avoid dry hair and breakage

Follow these few steps for clean and healthy hair:Shower-head-horizontal346

Step 1: Section your hair. It will be easier to wash and you will have fewer tangles            .

Step 2: Gently detangle each part to remove any knots and shed hair.

Step 3: Twist or braid your hair (If you have short hair or just big chopped, you can leave it as it is). 4 to 6 braids/twists should be enough, depending on the amount of hair you have on your head.

Step 4: Fully wet your hair with warm water.

Step 5: Apply a small amount of shampoo or conditioner directly onto the scalp. Massage your scalp delicately with your fingertips, not your nails, and let the product run through your hair, while washing the ends.

Step 6: Rinse your tresses.

(Repeat step 4 & 5 as needed.)

Step 7: If you used a shampoo in step 3, apply a generous amount of conditioner to your freshly washed hair. Make sure all your hair is saturated. It will condition your hair for styling. For a better penetration of the conditioner, use a plastic cap, and leave the product for a few minutes.

Step 8: Rinse it and make sure to remove all traces of product from your hair.

Check out Mymanemoves ‘ washing regimen. Simple, isn’t it?

Top tips:

  • Make sure your nails are clipped, you don’t want them to get in the way.
  • If you’re using a shampoo, use a sulfate free one, it will prevent your curls from getting excessively dry.
  • Use a moisturizer, i.e. cream, oil, lotion or butter to seal in the moisture.

What do/does your wash day(s) look like? 

 

Photo source (s): 4freephotos.com

A European flair…

The versatility of natural hair makes the element of ‘impossible’ want to run and hide for cover. When I was younger, the one style I wanted to master (for its’ sheer quirkiness) was the French braid. The French braid has now been dissected to allow you to achieve your inner diva! Check out this French braid updo with its’ simple yet effective style and suitability for all occasions. French braid, we salute you!

Did someone say Crotchet Braids?!

With some of us not willing to sit in a hairdressers for multiple hours and the cost of fake hair protective styles costing an arm and a leg, nothing provides a cheap and satisfying solution than Crochet Braids!

Allowing you to style your hair with curls to die for or straight locks that will keep your natural damage-free, anyone can pick up the technique within minutes…so what are you waiting for?!