Thursday, August 31, 2017

6 Simple Tips: Keep Natural Hair Low Maintenance

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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!


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?


Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Handcrafted Natural Hair Accessories by Accented Glory

"My father told me, a woman's hair is her Glory....".  That's what Gramma often shared with me, as she girlishly reminisced about her dad, and growing up in the South.  

I was reminded of this fond memory after learning that Accented Glory is a brand that handcrafts natural hair accessories from materials that minimize damage to textured hair, and can withstand our natural hair care regimens.  From braid/loc/twist jewels, to turban headbands, to their signature Afro puff holder, Accented Glory visionary, Tonya Cross and her team, ensures your crown is bound to be-dazzled, AND remain Glorious! 

Hair candy by mail, YES; I couldn't wait to wear the Accented Glory loc cuff I received,  With no twists or braids in sight, I opted to create festival hair, by adding a chunky twist to my wash n fro, and securing my loc cuff in place.  It took just a few minutes to transform my average hairdo into a look that has more of a bohemian/tribal appeal.   

Here I am rockin' my loc cuff created by Accented Glory

Accented Glory was kind enough to send a braid/loc/twist jewel to be featured in the next giveaway!   Watch this video to learn how to enter: 

Just like my Aunt Dorothy, I love to decorate my crown with jewels and adornments, and can be caught building a hairstyle around the "candy" I want to put in it.  I remember her wearing this dainty, yet exotic updo laced with a strand of iridescent, aqua beads (that was once decor for her fish tank. lol) -- she was serving "I Am QUEEN. See my femininity" REALNESS.   Yaaazzz!  The satin turban headband reminds me of something she would wear, accompanied with a small eyeliner-penciled dot centered between her eyebrows, and pretty earrings to set off the look.  

The Satin Turban Headband by Accented Glory

Check out the array of satin turban headbands they offer:

You can find Accented Glory's natural hair accent and jewelry designs at, as well as  Also, learn what you need to consider when styling, with hair accessories; download this Style Guide created just for us Naturalistas!  #FNBN  (For naturals by naturals)!

All designs are handmade in the U.S.A.  #SUPPORTASISTA !

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