I know it’s been a while, like a whole year. I’ve been experiencing life after Howard and the whole adulting world. However, I plan to be back in full effect. New hair, new outfits and new topics.
Now that I’m 24. I want to start something that has always been on my heart. I’ve always been obsessed with hair and everything that comes with it. I want to own my own thing and make something magical out of it. I want to be classic like Fenty Beauty and leave a legacy for my kids like Jay and Bey. So here it is or the start of it anyway…..
Heir Extensions. Virgin Brazilian and Malaysian bundles and wigs for sell. I’d like to add more pieces so tell me what you guys think. Buy and try some pieces if the spirit moves you. Let me know things you’d like to see and send in some reviews so I know how to perfect the brand.
Thanks for listening! I hope you share and click and buy and all that good stuff. I’ll be back in a few days with an update from my closet. 💋
I recently had my old hair sewn in again by a very talented Baltimore stylist. The hair was from my frontal install last summer featured in Stylist Alert! and dyed black featured in From Brown to Black.
I believe the texture is Brazillian deep wave or beach wave or something of that nature. To keep my curls looking fresh every day I have two go to routines.
One routine is simple bantu knots. About five small ones at the top to blend my leave out and the twelve inch bundles. Then the bottom is sectioned off into either three or four large bantu knots.
Another routine is the same five small bantu knots and then four or five braids at the bottom.
The last routine is just five or six braids, braided from the leave out down.
In the morning, I simply unravel. I spray a little water on the individual braid or bantu knot add some Miss Jessie’s Soft Curl and let it dry.
And this is the end result!
Bundles- JoRay Strandz
L’Oreal Preference Liquid Hair Color, Jet Black
L’Oreal 40 Cream Developer (Pink Bottle)
Silicon Mix Shampoo and Conditioner
*you can fund these products at Sally’s Beauty Supoly or any beauty supply store
For the past three weeks, I’ve been wearing a long, blunt cut bob using Bobbi Boss hair. Bobbi Boss is a premiere brand that I came across in the beauty supply store. I know “premiere” and “beauty supply don’t exactly go together. With a field, in marketing, I’m well aware that price and place often effect the perception of the product and the value it has in our minds.
Anyway, I took a trip to the beauty supply store because I just wanted some cheap hair for the style I wanted to try. As I said before, it’s long, blunt cut bob. I figured that since I wanted to cut the hair for the bob I didn’t want to shell out a lot of money, and I only wanted like 12 or 14 inches, keep it simple. Now when I say cheap hair I don’t mean synthetic, nor do I mean shed my life away. So off jump, at the beauty supply store options are limited. I browsed and saw the Bobbi Boss Blaze brand. Just for clarification, Bobbi Boss has several brands and several different types of hair. The Blaze brand is one of the cheaper brands and is characterized as Human Hair (Yaky) not Remy, which is known for being more premiere and of a higher quality and grade. I purchased two packs of the Blaze 12 and 14 inches for like $36 each. Each pack has two bundles.
I went and had the hair installed by Tea (go check her out).Since the hair was being cut and it was cheap I expected to see a lot of shedding in the days after my install. Nope! There has been like no shedding at all in three weeks! Except for the natural shedding when you brush, that your natural hair experiences. Because I’m used to always getting Indian, Remy hair because it matches best with my real hair I wasn’t sure if the texture of the Blaze was going to blend well. Well it does. The Blaze brand did an extremely good job at looking just like my real hair, it blends wonderfully. I was also skeptical that because it was so cheap that after a few days wear and tear it would start to tangle up. Not the case. I only experienced some tangle when I curled the hair and constantly put holding spray on it because I was redoing the curls. But there’s a quick remedy for that. A nice shampoo, conditioning and blow out and the hair is back to its normal glossy state with no tangles and no shedding as promised by the companies tag line.
The Blaze brand is the only brand I’ve tried under Bobbi Boss but I intend to try more. This brand surpassed my expectations and is a great way to look good without breaking the bank. But my sister and I always say that its not how much you pay for your hair but how you take care of it. I always try to treat any extensions like my own hair. That means wrapping, washing, etc. And let’s not forgot that a bomb stylist can make anything look good.
Over the summer, I did a little bit of experimenting. I got my first frontal! Being that this was a momentous occasion that deserved and required nothing but the best I had to get a stylist. Hair is very important to me. In my opinion it makes or breaks vision on any given day. Also, I never let other people touch my hair, except for my sister (i.e. the person responsible for my custom colors) and the lovely Ms. Tina. With that being said, the hunt was on to find a stylist.
I believe the secret to successful hair is the right stylist (or at least a guiding hand). Don’t flake on me and stop reading cause I said you need a stylist. In all actuality you don’t need a stylist but sometimes an expert opinion can be helpful even for the best do-it-yourselfers.
Trust me! I speak from experience. Your stylist is the person that’ll hit you with that reality check (ex. “cut them ends”). A stylist isn’t there to scam money out of you or to hurt you in any way. You have to think of a stylist like your annual check up at the dentist. It’s your job to take care of your teeth but the dentists job to tell you you’re on the right track. The same goes for a stylist. They lay the ground work and you keep it going for the next three months.
Anyway, back to me so thanks to the lovely StyleSeat I was able to find my stylist with no hassle at all. When I tell you that Tea is heaven sent, I mean it! Y’all know all the black hair salon clichés, late, talking, ninety-nine kids running around, your hair is never dry, you don’t leave till forty-eight hours later etc. There is absolutely none of that with Tea. You have the salon and the chair all to yourself. But that’s just icing on the cake, I found a stylist wth knowledge and skill. The experience was cenetered around healthy, growing hair from the products used to how she layed the braids and the frontal. Appointments every two weeks are insisted upon espeacially with a frontal not only to ensure that your hair slays but also for the care of your real hair, mainly those edges.
The tricky part about a stylist is finding one that has your best interest at heart. When I tell you quality over quantity you better believe it. You have to become the FBI when looking for a stylist. You dig up all their hair dirt. You can’t just take pictures you need testimonials and a trial run. Don’t just stick with anybody because there cheap. Cheap isn’t always better! Don’t stick around because of loyalty either. “She’s been doing my hair for years,” well that’s why it looks awful. Maybe you need to find somebody to put some redirection in your life. Your stylist should be just the right amount of wonderful in all aspects of hair, whether it’s natural or permed, braided or in locs, sew in, wig or lace. And you know you’ve found the right person when they hit you with “we’ve got to think about your edges”. Truth is the most important factor in a stylist.
I’ve seen dozens of women with no edges and balding hair due to lack of hair care and a terribly indecent stylist. Moral of the story, if you don’t have a stylist get you one.
Spring has arrived, and with it those lovely sun rays. It’s never easy when the heat comes around. Your hair can poof up with the humidity. It can curl up due to sweat, or it can simply dry up cause it’s too hot to hold the moisture in. Here are a few hacks to keep your hair in tact.
Bantu Knot Up Do
Bantu Knots are a quick and easy way to style your hair and they usually last for a good length of time. This protective style also works well with short or long hair and any type of cut. I have a short cut right now and the picture above shows me wearing the style. There’s no extra hair added. It’s all me. You simply brush up the back, hold it with whichever hold you use, and bantu knot the front.
Braids are the perfect way to beat the heat. Plus, there are a million different types of braids. My niece has the two long side cornrows. This has recently become a trendy style being worn by the Kardashians and renamed “boxer braids” 😂 but this post isn’t about appropriation. Don’t get me wrong I don’t have a problem with them wearing braids. I actually think they look really cute on them. I take issue with the fact that it wasn’t “cute” until the another culture started doing it. Anyway, there’s more than one opinion on the matter like there’s more than one type of braid.
Here’s my very lovely Ms. Tatum making braids and twists look absolutely fabulous.
Weaves and wigs are a perfect hack for summertime hair. You get a few good bundles and you’re all set. Sew-In methods like the Vixen Sew-In are perfect because they allow for versatility. Lace Front wigs have also made a fabulous comeback. Watch a couple tutorials on YouTube and you’ll see. The lace front game has definitely changed.
Whatever style of method you choose to use I pray that the humidity doesn’t kill you and that your edges remain forever in place and laid to the gods.