Wednesday, March 14, 2018

African Head Wrap Style: How to African Head Wrap & Where to Buy Them!


Wearing head wraps is one of my favorite forms of self-expression.  One piece of fabric gives me so much versatility and style; I just allow my mood and the pretty pattern or the nice texture to dictate the flow of my wrap.


    

Head wrapping is relatively simple to do.   Just find the styles and gorgeous patterns that you adore and get started!  Watch my playlist of African Head Wrap tutorials, below, to learn how:




You can find amazing head wrap fabrics from anywhere and without breaking the bank! 
Check out my video on where I get my head wraps:


Watch this SUPER EASY D.I.Y. thrifted head wrap video to learn more:


In the throwback video, below, I show you how I upcycled a skirt to make a D.I.Y. turban or hijab.

As you see, I get my wraps where ever, when ever.   The world is full of fantastic fabrics with beautiful colors, textures, and patterns.  You can also get head wraps from either of the website links below:

The Wrap Life
TessWorldDesigns
EightLifeStyle
Grass Fields
Amazon


Thanks for reading and watching!

RallyGirl♥


Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Kinky Kurl Out Habesha Bob - Finger Comber



Simply put, FingerComber units are Kinky Kurly, Kinky Coily natural hair wigs "made by naturals, for naturals".  Several years ago, when FingerComber.com first hit the natural hair scene, I purchased their original FingerComber unit, and to this day, it's still going strong!  

You know I love's me a good CovaGirl™, so I decided it was time to add another one of their protective styles to my collection.  This time, I chose the Kinky Kurl Out (HB) Habesha Bob unit.  The angular bob design is inspired by the bobbed cuts of the Habesha naturals in Etheopia, Somalia, and Eritrea.  There are  a few sweet and sassy style options one can achieve with this CovaGirl™!

Watch this video review for my first impressions:
Thanks for reading and watching!

RallyGirl♥

Friday, March 9, 2018

Taliah Waajid - Green Apple & Aloe Nutrition for Natural Hair


When I saw this latest collection, by Taliah Waajid, hit the natural hair scene, I was intrigued by the trend-setting combination of Green Apple, Aloe Vera, and Coconut.  My type 4 natural hair loves aloe vera, and I love the fragrance of green apples so, of course I had to try it.  



I purchased the Green Apple & Aloe Nutrition Leave-in Conditioner, and the Curl Definer.  This product line is said to strengthen, and moisturize hair, sealing in moisture with vitamins, minerals, fiber, and protein for softer, smoother hair. 

Products can be purchased online at:  https://www.naturalhair.org/

RallyGirl♥


Thursday, August 31, 2017

6 Simple Tips: Keep Natural Hair Low Maintenance

Stretched Twist Out -  Only 8 Twists
How often have you heard that natural hair takes a lot of work, or styling natural hair is time consuming?  I've had people shake their heads at the sight of my hair, because they just don't understand how I can maintain it at this length.  Well, I like to keep things simple, so I devised a few easy ways to do just that.  

Watch this video to see how:


Keeping your natural hair care easy also includes having healthy ends.  To set yourself up for success, be sure to keep your ends trimmed; this keeps the snags and tangles low, which also helps you avoid breaking off your length.


Sleeping on a Satin Pillowcase  is one way to keep moisture in your hair & avoid breakage.

Thanks for watching!


RallyGirl♥


Friday, August 18, 2017

The Best Multi-Functional Hair Accessories for Natural Hair

I believe it's a myth that having type 4 natural hair is a lot of work, and is hard to deal with.  Is it different than caring for straighter textures?  Yes.  Is maintaining type 4 hair more difficult?  It doesn't have to be.  It's just a matter of learning what your natural hair loves, how to manipulate it, and how to take care of it.

Having great multi-functional styling accessories can also add to the ease of maintaining your afro-textured tresses.  Below, I share the best multi-use hair accents that provide convenience, loads of style and care options for your natural hair!

The PuffCuff seems to be one of the best inventions in recent natural hair history.

The benefits of this simple yet super useful natural and curly hair clip are:

- Easy to use
- Takes the place of elastic hair ties
- Can create a multitude of hairstyles
- Easy on your edges
- Very durable
- Can sleep in them
- Does not tangle in your hair after long wear
- Can create buns EASILY without the use of hairpins
- Multi-functional: Pineapple for bedtime, and style during the day
- Convenient

Banana Clips have been one of my favs since 9th grade! Who would have thought this 1980's hair styling tool wouldn't be played out by now?

Here' why I still love my banana clips:

- Super inexpensive
- Can give the illusion of a long, cascading ponytail (gorgeous for loose twist/braid outs)
- Can be used to create elegant and unique up dos for special occasions
- Can buy them practically anywhere

Satin Scarves I'm sure are in every naturalista's arsenal these days!  They're the no brainer of this group, for so many reasons.

I keep several silk and satin scarves on hand for the following reasons:

- Available in tons of colors and patterns
- Can be purchased from almost anywhere
- Inexpensive
- Multi-functional: Pineapple at bedtime, use as a headband/head wrap, create a satin pillow top for sleeping, wear it as a belt, bracelet, or a traditional scarf.  Or, wear it as a halter top!
- Convenient

Infinity Head Wraps made their way into the natural hair scene within the last 4 to 5 years.

How do I love these; let me count the ways:

- Can be worn in multiple wrap styles
- Are available in so many colors and patterns
- Lightweight
- Really cute when wrapped around braids, locs, and twists
- Multi-functional: "Stove-pipe the wash & go at bedtime, use as a head-wrap/headband, layer around your neck in cooler months, and much more.
- Inexpensive when purchased in multiples



What are your best multi-use items that you use to care for your natural hair?

RallyGirl♥