do you twist your hair dry or wet? when i twist mines i blow dry it to stretch it out a bit because i have major shrinkage and then i use some cantu shea butter to twist.

I typically twist mine initially while it’s wet.  After wearing it for a few days, I’ll mist it while dry before twisting it at night.  Sorry for the delayed response.  Be Blessed.

courtneyogechi's Natural Hair Journey!!!

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This gets reblogged EVERY TIME!!
vanishingvanz:

Hair envy for real, for real!

This gets reblogged EVERY TIME!!

vanishingvanz:

Hair envy for real, for real!

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youngblacknappy:

Little Black girls of all shades w/ beautiful #naturalhair? You know I love it! #teamnatural #art

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GREAT INFO on the effects of too much heat on your hair.
essentious:

Why Heat Isn’t Your Friend Silky bone straight hair may look appeasing to the naked eye however, there is more to it then meets the eye. Afro- textured hair tends to be dryer and more prone to damage more than any other race so, it is imperative that you are very aware of the consequences of using heat on your hair to often.The reason why Afro- textured hair tends to break easier is due to the 
curl pattern. Coily curly hair has a very small amount of cuticle layers so, it provides very little protection against heat. When heat touches your hair the cuticles of the hair shaft it expands the cuticle making it become brittle even though it may appear to look shiny and healthy. After many sessions of squeezing flat irons or curling irons up and down the strands of your hair the pressure of straightening your hair breaks down the fibers of the cuticles causing them to become weak and damaged.When Afro- textured hair is flat ironed to often it can lead to split ends, heat damage, and dryness therefore, flat ironing, blow drying, and curling should be limited to 1-2 times a month with a few rules set in place.1. Never flat iron dirty hair. Your hair should always be freshly washed and deep conditioned before attempting to straighten it out .2. Never flat iron hair more than once a day. Use saran wrap or silk scarfs to smooth out the cuticles of your hair to give it the look and feel that you desire.3. Never use grease to flat iron hair, instead opt for heat protectant serums or sprays.

GREAT INFO on the effects of too much heat on your hair.

essentious:

Why Heat Isn’t Your Friend 


Silky bone straight hair may look appeasing to the naked eye however, there is more to it then meets the eye. Afro- textured hair tends to be dryer and more prone to damage more than any other race so, it is imperative that you are very aware of the consequences of using heat on your hair to often.The reason why Afro- textured hair tends to break easier is due to the 
curl pattern. Coily curly hair has a very small amount of cuticle layers so, it provides very little protection against heat. 

When heat touches your hair the cuticles of the hair shaft it expands the cuticle making it become brittle even though it may appear to look shiny and healthy. After many sessions of squeezing flat irons or curling irons up and down the strands of your hair the pressure of straightening your hair breaks down the fibers of the cuticles causing them to become weak and damaged.

When Afro- textured hair is flat ironed to often it can lead to split ends, heat damage, and dryness therefore, flat ironing, blow drying, and curling should be limited to 1-2 times a month with a few rules set in place.

1. Never flat iron dirty hair. Your hair should always be freshly washed and deep conditioned before attempting to straighten it out .

2. Never flat iron hair more than once a day. Use saran wrap or silk scarfs to smooth out the cuticles of your hair to give it the look and feel that you desire.

3. Never use grease to flat iron hair, instead opt for heat protectant serums or sprays.
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AMEN!!

qweent:

The journey

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The twist out on the right is something serious! LOVE.

kanarysparkz:

Natural Hair Barbies & the one on the right seem to be rocking a mean twist out. I just love the idea of these dolls

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Project “One Last Woorah” is under way for this protective style. Applied #MissJessies #CurlyButtercreme on my ends before rolling them with perm rods. Then misted my hair with #SheaMoisture hold and shine moisture mist. Rubbed some #Ecostyler gel and glosser over the top before applying my head wrap. Now under the dryer for a short bit. #naturalhair #protectivestyling #twists (Taken with Instagram)

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9.11.01, We’ll never forget. #twintowers #worldtradecenter (Taken with Instagram)

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Determined to be more like Dorey and less like Marlin…Moving forward. #keepswimming #keeppushingforward (Taken with Instagram)

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My Nappiversary is coming soon!!! What shall I do? #naturalhair #fouryears (Taken with Instagram)

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naturallymeashley:

Naturally Me Ashley’s Hair Regimen Top 10 Neccessities

I’ve been asked many times what my hair regimen is and what do I use.  So tonight I was looking on my bathroom counter and decided to share my must have items.

  • Coconut oil: great moisturizer, I usually mix it with my Knot Today to keep my hair from drying out.
  • Water bottle with conditioner: great for refreshing my hair, misting before twisting at night and dampening hair for styling (any conditioner mixed with water will do)
  • Kinky Curly Knot Today: my favorite leave in conditioner!! I run it through my hair while it’s damn and it brings my curls out.  It also works well with KC’s Kinky Curly Custard also.
  • Goody’s elastic bands: never leave home without them.  I have some tucked in every purse or around my wrist at all times.  Great to use since they won’t pull your hair and can be banded many times.  The more you use, the more they stretch.
  • Shea Moisture shampoo and large spray bottle: I love this shampoo and it makes my scalp and hair feel so clean.  Having thick hair makes it hard to get to my scalp, so mixing the shampoo with water in the spray bottle helps me get the shampoo directly on my scalp so I can massage the shampoo in.
  • Tangle Teezer and Denman Brush: both of these help me work my way through ALL of this hair section by section.  I typically use the Denman brush more because it helps my curls come out more.
  • Satin bonnet and scarf: I LITERALLY cannot sleep at night with out one of these on my head.  Either protect your hair throughout the night and keep your hair from pulling.


Oldie but Goodie post of mine pertaining to my hair regimen.

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