Friday, November 5, 2021

EASY Boho Locs Installation - TWO Cornrows

After all the crying I did, and SWEARING I'd never do another install of a faux braid, twist...ANYTHING, I turned around and did it anyway.  In my defense, a few years had gone by since I told that lie. LOL

I saw an ad for Boho Locs quite some time ago, and was inspired by the effortless beauty of the models, and how natural their locs looked.  I found myself  dreaming about how I wanted to look like that.  Then, when I discovered that Boho Locs is a black owned hair brand, I got light weight obsessed with my approach to the installation, because I was fo' sho' gonna place an order. 

My cornrowing and parting and patience with all that is...CHILE!  So, true to form, I modified the braid pattern (IF you want to call it that), and adjusted a few other things to accommodate this "lazy natural".  Honey, you already know I'm about that ease and flow.

I recorded my process so that you can see how I installed the Boho Mermaid Locs in the color Brauburn in my own easy breezy get it done way.   Check it out:

I actually kept my Boho Locs in for 4 weeks.  In the video below, I'm sharing my final thoughts on this product; here, you'll see how they held up after about 2 weeks:

Thanks for watching and reading!

Mo' hair. 


Tuesday, April 27, 2021

Jumpstart Your GOOD Natural Hair Journey with Ease!

Transitioning to natural?  Just big chopped and new to natural hair?  Or, have you been natural for years, and at your wits end with your natural hair?  

I've been all three and through the trenches!  So, I present to you, Natural Hair Made Simple , your PRACTICAL go-to guide to help jumpstart your natural hair journey!  Let's talk porosity, moisture, definition...Girl, you're welcome!!

My natural hair squad loves simplicity, practicality, & versatility.  If you been on the team for a while, you know that’s how we roll, because she has things to do. 

  • Concerned that your hair looks and feels dry even after applying moisturizers.
  • Confused about why your hair has been stuck at the same length for the last few years.
  • Frustrated and at your wits end about your dusty looking fragile hair.
  • Upset that your wash & go's are a flop after using products that claim to clump and define.

I wrote Natural Hair Made Simple as a PRACTICAL, easy to follow guide to help those who are transitioning, new to natural, and for people who have been natural for a few years, but are flat out frustrated with their hair!

  • Learn about hair porosity and best practices on how to moisturize it for optimal results.
  • Discover what it actually takes to achieve a defined wash & go.
  • Get the basics you need to begin growing your hair and its retaining length.
  • And more!

Get your copy of Natural Hair Made Simple HERE


Friday, February 5, 2021

The BEST Organic DIY Recipes for Kinky Coily Curly Hair Textures

After all these years of bringing you content to help you with simple tips on how to style natural hair, how to care for and enjoy it, I finally decided to offer something EXTRA special!  With my recently published e-book, Good Hair Day, you get Organic DIY Natural Hair recipes to help your hair reach it's optimal health, growth, and strength potential.  

Good Hair Day removes the guess work from what's in your natural hair products, and from your wash day routine!  ....And that whole "...what to use when and why", and " my hair growing?" stuff is so 2013; that's over!

True to my usual form, I made it simple by listing your DIY Natural Hair recipes as they might appear in a wash day routine.  This makes it easy for you to select what you want to add to your regimen. SUPER fun!  Did I mention that some of the recipes are also good for skin, AND that I included a shopping list for you?  You're welcome!  tee hee!

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What Good Hair Day helps with:
  1. Boosting your wash day routine with nourishing ingredients.
  2. Provides a budget-friendly hair care experience.
  3. Adding versatility with various recipe options.
  4. Encouraging Strong and Healthy hair.
  5. Growth stimulation, nourishment, & hydration.
  6. Making your natural hair wash day a lavish one.  #selfcare #selflove
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Thursday, January 23, 2020

5-Minute Hair Style for the Lazy or Busy Naturalisa!

My hair has been put away and protected for MONTHS, so I've been enjoying an array of headwraps, and CovaGirls™ (if you're new here, that's what I call my wigs) while I decide that I want to do next.  I always enjoyed the exotical (yes, I know that's probably not a word, but I love it) way braids and twists made me feel, so I featured those looks all of last spring, summer, and fall.  

This winter, I stumbled upon a Sista-owned brand, Darcel's Tresses, that hand-makes various styles of  CovaGirls™ , and of course I picked up a braided one.

You know I'm always going to hook you up with the quick & simple, fun & versatile!  Check out my first impressions (video) on my latest CovaGirl™, that I picked up from 
Darcel's Tresses!

Thanks for reading and watching!


Below I included some braid sheen spray options, and a scalp oil that may come in handy during protective styling.

Monday, June 24, 2019

Easy Braids & Beads. Natural Hairstyle for the Lazy Natural.

If you're in the mood for braids, but want to spend minimal time doing them or getting them done, and want to wear your own length, without the fuss of  hair-stretching...all while looking summer time effortless, then this easy and fun braids & beads natural hairstyle is for you.  Oh, and did I mention no cornrowing?

I decided that I could live my best Summer 2019 life, by wearing my hair in various twist or braid styles.  I am not planning a vacation, but I still wanted an "exotic" look that would last a while so I could focus on other things.

Before I got started, I envisioned a simple pattern for that was going to be quick, but not have me looking completely juvenile.  After I got an idea of how I wanted to proceed, I washed my hair, and used a combination of comb and finger parting; I wasn't concerned about perfection, but I did take some time to brick-lay the parts.  If you're a stickler for parting, then girl gone and do your thing.  

 Anywho, after I decided on the pattern and parting, I plaited each section with brists going in the direction I wanted them to fall; I have a total of 16.  (By the way, a brist is done by braiding your hair at the base, then at some point along the way, you finish off by twisting -- braid + twist = brist).  For me, it's the best option, because they last longer, don't frizz as quickly as twists, and are faster and easier to take down then braids.  BOOM

For natural looking laid edges, I used  Fantasia IC Hair Polisher Styling Gel; it's light, yet effective.  I had this gel for a while now, and am just now really using it.  Although the label reads "Hair Polisher" I wasn't really anticipating any shine...I was surprised that it did.

Now, for the fun part.  I HAD to have beads to elevate the style in a boho sorta way.  I LOVE hair adornments, and beads/loc jewels have to be among my favorite!   For visual interest, I opted for a mixture of sterling silver, wood, cowry shells, and Pandora-style glass beads.  To save time, I used a hair-beading tool, and was careful to distribute the beads so that they're light weight, but heavy enough to weigh my hair down (for some length).  

I had the sterling silver beads from when I used to make beaded jewelry.  I like to get beads from various places; craft stores, thrift stores, and even from old jewelry pieces; so before you shop, search your stash!  You can also get them online; my preferences are Ebay or Amazon.  To make it easy for you, I included a few hyperlinks and photos for you to click on above. 

To maintain my natural braid style, I occasionally apply Argan oil down the length of the braids.  Sometimes I do this in the morning, or before bed; either or seems to work just fine.  This particular oil makes my hair feel soft and conditioned, adds shine, and doesn't leave my hair feeling oily.

I find the best way to make the style last and keep frizz low is to sleep in a Stay On Satin Pocket Bonnet, or something similar, like a satin sleep cap for braids.  Also, on those occasions when I need to scratch my scalp (you know what I'm talking about), I use my Luxe Therapy Scalp Soother; this sucker gets right to it, without disturbing my strands. 


I've been wearing this all natural braided hairstyle for close to 2 weeks, and I still get compliments on it.  That makes me feel like it's doing good on the low-frizz meter.   This style is extremely easy to do, and is giving me the vibe I've been looking for, without spending a lot of time on it, AND with no  extensions.   This time, I did 16 brists;  I may split up a few for an even 20...iono yet; you might want to do more.  Try it out and let me know how you love it!

Thanks for reading!