Protective Styling

  • Loooong time no blog! I’m so sorry I’ve been m.i.a. but work and life have kept me wrapped up and away from my laptop (that not-so-conveniently broke down this weekend). I’ve been trying out a few new things with my tresses, finding new staples, straightening it, tucking it away in…

  • While on vacation, the last thing you want to do is waste precious time worrying about how to style your hair. Here are 5 low maintenance protective styles perfect for vacations. Box braids   Crochet braids – Curly Styles I’m about a sneeze away from diving in and trying crochet braids.…

  • I’ve been enjoying having my hair out, styling it, and playing it over the last couple of weeks but I needed a break this week. Solution? Back to marley twists! Here’s my recap. [1] I started off by spraying my hair with water + glycerin (60%/40%), and then applied Aussie…

  • August has come and gone and true to my challenge goals, I was a boring betty and used marley twists as my go-to protective style. Marley twists have made it super easy to tuck my hair away and avoid fussing with it. Protective styles can be a wonderful way to…

  • As requested by a reader, here’s a quick “notecard” for how I care for my marley twists! When I first started wearing my hair in twists I was much more diligent about caring for my hair while in the twists and followed all of the “while in twists” points listed…

  • *Can I just say that waiting for a video to upload to YouTube is right up there with watching paint dry -_- I finally, FINALLY, sat myself down and re-recorded the far-from-fancy way install marley twists. Here’s how my last wash day went: RECAP [1] Pre-pooed with L’Oreal Total Repair 5…

  • I hadn’t realized I missed making these infographic until I sat down to make this one. Anywho, I hope your participation in this month’s challenge is off to a great start! Please feel free to save and share the infographic! Do you have a protective styling post? Feel free to…

  • Now that I no longer have my nose wedged between the pages of bar prep books, I can happily get back to doing things that I enjoy without feeling guilty or overwhelmed… and that includes 30 day challenges! This month’s challenge will focus on protective styling. Prior to going natural,…

  • Feels like I’ve been gone forever and a day, thank you ALL so much for the encouraging emails and well wishes!!!!!!!! I’ve missed you all! I survived the bar exam. I’ve pretty much been a walking zombie who has been catching up on sleep and restoring her sanity… at least until…

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