Easy Natural Hairstyles For Short Hair

Cute Natural Hairstyles For Short Hair

Quick Hairstyles For Short Natual Hair

 

Natural haired girls know best the struggle that comes with dealing with short natural hair. Styling can be a pain in the ass but this is not solely due to its length. If anything its the lack of creativity and often realizing that recreating a style you found on Instagram is often something best left to a professional. However, believe it or not, there are tons of looks you can recreate from the comfort of your home. As long as you’re realistic with your skills and don’t attempt any style that common sense tells you requires advanced experience.

For example, you wouldn’t attempt an intricate undercut in your bathroom because it has the highest potential to go left. You know better so you would avoid DIYing that particular style. The best advice I can give on styling short natural hair at home is to keep it simple and cute. Stick to products you know have never failed you and try techniques that don’t require tons of tools. By tools I mean, straighteners, curling irons or hair clippers. Unless you know how to use these tools AND avoid heat damage or an uneven hair cut, I would steer clear.

Cute Natural Hairstyles For Short Hair

Cute Natural Hairstyles For Short Hair

Things as simple as parting your hair differently, working with pins to secure hair and form new shapes or using different techniques to create unique textures can all be done at home. Finger coils, wash n go’s,  twist outs, bantu knots, palm rolling and perm rods can all help switch up your look with ease. Of course, some styles are more time consuming than others but with a little practice, the end results are near perfect.

Wetline Xtreme Gel Short Hairstyles For Black Women 2017

Check out how I style this short tapered hair cut using Wetline Xtreme Gel.

 

Where to Find Affordable Wigs For Black Women Online

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Protective Styling & The Wig

How many articles have you read about protective styling? A lot right. By now we know the how’s, the why’s and the when’s but it’s something about the where’s that never seem to be quite enough. Don’t get me wrong we can probably buy virgin hair at a gas station these days but, where the hell can we find everything else? Side note: Say no to gas station weave!

For those seeking the easiest protective style known to man there are wigs. But let’s be real when we think of wigs you don’t often think beautiful, natural or youthful. Many of us hear wig and think grandma and her “special occasion” hair and no one really wants to look like grandma.

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Two months ago the question “Why do people hate synthetic wigs?” was asked to a Facebook group of over 156,000 natural haired women (and men). For those that choose to comment some felt that synthetic wigs can look like plastic and unnatural. However, so many women were happy to show off their unique and on trend styles. They mentioned that although wigs, especially of the synthetic variety, were often associated with negative terms most people would never actually guess that their wigs were synthetic in the first place. What does that say about the evolution of wigs? You couldn’t possibly look like grandma at bingo with the quality and styles that are being created today. But what we still need to tackle is THE WHERE.

Where can we find fabulous and affordable wigs?

Divatress wants you to “Feel like a diva. Be a diva.” They are an eCommerce beauty store that provides tons of products right at your finger tips. Many black women have issues finding good beauty supply stores that provide a wide variety of products and this site definitely gets the job done! I know we discussed synthetic wigs however, if you’re still not sold they also offer human hair options.

Check out these photos from Divatress site. Also there new items here:WHAT’S NEW

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New Video Single Braid Crochet Silk Locs Review | Story Time Silk Locs & the Stolen iPhone

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Last week I finally decided to try faux locs and things didn’t go exactly as planned. But in the end, it was all worth it because I now feel like a 2017 caucasian with my fake dreads and super confidence. I’d also like to thank Joanna the Scammer for giving caucasian so much new meaning. Now let me tell you guys about my journey to Jafakin (a play on Jamaican if you missed that) and my new favorite protective style.  The new video is at the end of this post!

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Story Time: Silk Locs & the Stolen iPhone

I looked in the mirror last week and said, “It’s time .” In the most dramatic way possible I snatched my baby girl up and burst out the door heading straight to the beauty supply store. This is necessary because I change my mind quite often and didn’t want to risk it.  In search of a brand featured in a youtube video and simultaneously mouthing “you better not run” to my kid, I came across the only faux locs available. I was feeling discouraged because I’ve never heard of this particular brand but the flyer said it was on sale which instantly made me happy again. You know how cheap impulse shoppers are if there was a sale sign on a paper clip we’d find a reason to buy it.

I made my purchase and skipped out the store, checking for all the important things like my phone, my keys, and my baby. Here is where things get real. I couldn’t find my brand new iPhone! I’m panicking and telling myself go ahead and cry a little but the other me is like storm back in there looking crazy and scared. Guess who won? So I ran back in the store looking like I had just escaped captivity and didn’t know my name or location. The cashier is like, “Are you ok” and I replied “No, I can’t find my phone! Another worker asked for my number so he could call the phone and of course I don’t know my own number. Don’t ask.
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So, I left the store and rushed my behind home like I left something on the stove on. The entire time I’m thinking “I bet it was that chick that looked at me, or maybe the cashier took it, yeah it was that damn cashier”. I was convinced when I got home I was going on Find My iPhone and who ever had was going to PRISON. Ok a little dramatic, but you guys don’t know what I’ve been through. I dropped my last iPhone in the toilet and my temporary phone was so bootleg I could only fit 2 Apps on it. Anyway, the minute I opened my front door I noticed my phone sitting on the table, comfortably and apparently not the cashier’s pocket. So now I’m apologizing to all the people I blamed for stealing my phone, kissing my baby (the real one) and saying a silent prayer.

All this for four packs of faux silk locs. This is 2017. And this is my new Vlog reviewing Afri Naptural Silk Dreads.

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The Best Deep Conditioning Mask Treatment For Natural Hair | Briogeo Review

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Is Briogeo good for Natural hair?

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A while back I received a Pop Sugar Must Have Box filled with awesome things from a lip lacquer to my new favorite fall hat. Another great product I received and fell in love happens to be perfect for my natural hair and yours too. It’s a deep conditioning mask from Briogeo that promises to “reduce breakage by up to 81% after 3 uses”. Is this even possible? Well, everyone’s hair is different so I won’t make that promise. A better question is, Is Briogeo worth a trip a local retailer?

After about 4 uses,  I’d say yes! If you haven’t been keeping up I’ve been dealing with a few hair troubles. Mostly thinning as mentioned in a previous post.  I feel confident Briogeo has really been helping my hair and you can check out my new vlog to find out more.

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The Questions Naturals Can’t Stop Asking: Am I Still Natural? What is Natural?

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What is Natural?

I’m not sure what’s so confusing about what it means to be natural. You’re either rocking the hair pattern God gave you or you’re not. That’s it! I don’t care if you dye your hair bubblegum pink on Wednesdays and Becky blonde on Saturday nights if your texture hasn’t been chemically altered you my friend are a natural. Now there’s this term called virgin hair that’s often used to describe unprocessed or unbleached extensions. If it makes you feel better to have some sort of hierarchy among natural women then technically dyed natural hair isn’t virgin hair. However, virgin or not it’s still natural.

Side note: If you just did the Big Chop yesterday, you get a pass. Also, let’s end all confusion about what a big chop is. I’ve seen women argue about what it means to do the big chop. Some actually feel that it requires you to be bald in order to claim the experience. The fact is, a big chop is cutting off all relaxed ends, normally your relaxed ends are so much longer than your new growth it’s a BIG CHOP. Get it!

Every time you nit pick at what it means to be natural imagine a virgin going “Oh you’ve been touched, so you know you’re barely a woman right.” Yes, that’s how ridiculous it’s sounds but when in doubt check the chart below:

Am I Natural?

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3 Ways to Revamp Old Synthetic Wigs (Updated)

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Revamp Old Synthetic Wig From Old Wig To New

My favorite protective style is, of course, WIGS but unless you’re new here you should already know that. After wearing a wig for a while things start to get not so great. That fresh and fab look goes pretty quick with synthetic wigs. Revamping your old wig is a great way to save money and get a cute new look. Why buy a new wig when you can just fix the one you have? It’s super easy and super cheap. I’m not going to lie it’s a little scary at first! But think of it like this, if you were already going to throw it away then you have nothing to lose. Check out my top three ways to get that wig back to FAB.

 

1. Cut it Cut it Cut it

This is a perfect solution for wigs with bad ends from friction against clothes, curly wigs or asymmetrical cut wigs. Using sharp hair scissors you can add bangs, make the entire thing shorter, add layers or change the whole shape.

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After:

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2. Add Some Color to Your Wig

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You can add color to your old wigs and give them a whole new look. I used Loreal Color Chalk to change on of favorite wigs into two different looks. I also used in my natural hair!

Before:

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After:

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See how I went from gray to pink to red in this tutorial !

3. Do The Opposite

This is simple: If it’s curly and the wig can handle the heat of a flat iron then straighten it. If its straight then curl it. If you have a wig that can’t hold curls with normal styling methods then try roller setting and then dipping the wig in hot water. Flexi rods work perfect for this method and they’re actually available at the Dollar Tree!

 

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Need A Better Protective Style | How to Get Temporary Sister Locks

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Protective styling is a method of hair styling that protects the ends of your hair and helps with hair growth retention. Keyword retention because protective styling doesn’t actually make your hair grow. What it does is allow for is keeping the hair you already have from breaking off during daily styling.

 

 What Are Sister Locks?

One hairstyle becoming even more popular in recent years is Sister Locks. Sister Locks resemble micro braids in size and traditional locks in texture. Because of their size, they’re lighter and more versatile than traditional locks. However, they do take much longer to install and can be pricey.  Luckily for those of us that can’t commit to more permanent styles such as sister locks we now have options.

Bobbi Boss has created pre-made micro locs that can be crocheted to look just as natural as sister locks. If you’re worried about having to install 1000 of those tiny strands don’t be. There are “4 strands in each loop” according to Bobbi Boss’s official site and come with “72 strands per pack”. Micro Locs are technically not sister locks but they do look just as fabulous. This is also a great way to try it out until you’re ready to commit to the real deal.

Check out this Bobbi Boss Micro Locs installation tutorial below:

 

Aren’t they dope?

I love Bobbi Boss so much for this! They look very well made and of course very versatile and easy to install. I’ve officially placed this on my hair bucket goals. What do you guys think of these crocheted Sister Locks look?

 

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