Fall is coming and with fall comes harsh cold air. We all love fall and personally when i get ready to wear my hair straight I would advise late fall early winter. But what about when it’s not in a straight state. Do you do fall/winter protective styling or you charge head into the cold?
extensions: Model Model, Glance collection, Water wave (2 1/2) packs. for a very full look.
prep: wash, deep condition (protein then moisture), spritzed hair with water/aloe/ylang ylang mix. sealed with coconut oil, then added my oil mx…and finally bantu knots to stretch.
braiding pattern: at the back the cornrows go to the side. at the front, all the cornrows go towards the back. four cornrows in the middle were done very close together. they represent the middle part and side parts. some extra hair was added to the back cornrows and the cornrows at the front to secure my hair so the cornrows don’t get too loose too soon. none was added to the four top cornrows.
finish: i cut bits from the back (for some reason every time i do this style, there are a few pieces that stand out at the back because they are longer than the rest.
i hope this last more than a week… i’m tired of wasting money and time for my scalp to flair up or for the hair to be bad…or for me to just randomly decide i hate it.
luckily i’m feeling good about this style, i’ve used the hair before and nothing really happened to my scalp. i dipped the hair i added to the cornrows in water, acv, aloe vera and several antibacterial, anti-sceptic, anti-fungal (what a mouthful) essential oils. for like a day and a half. that should hopefully eliminate all potential disasters.
i’m hoping i can keep this in and match the longest time i’ve ever kept hair in - 7 weeks(crochet braids), and it was accidental - 1 month is my normal routine, and those were with individuual box braids that take 12hours to do)….
well i’m going to sleep! lol
I wanted to try and make one of those hair tutorial grids. Here’s is my 1st attempt. #NaturalHair #ProtectiveStyling #SwoopingBraid #GoddessBraid
one of my favorite protective styles
this is so cute! I like doing that but i never thought to wear my ends tucked which would make sense
Amla Oil For Hair Growth, Hair Loss And Premature GrayingAmla oil is a natural substance often used to promote hair health. Some people also use amla oil to fight hair loss and prematurely graying hair. When used as a hair treatment, amla oil is typically applied directly to the scalp.
Amla oil has long been used in ayurvedic medicine. Featuring a number of essential fatty acids, amla oil is thought to strengthen the hair follicles and condition the hair. Proponents also claim that amla oil can help treat dry, itchy scalp. Besides essential fatty acids, amla fruit are high in vitamin C, flavonoids, polyphenols, and also contain water, protein, carbohydrates, vitamins and minerals.
How to Use Amla Oil on Hair
Amla oil is often applied after shampooing hair and used in place of a conditioning product. When used in this manner, amla oil is typically massaged into the strands so that it completely covers hair (from the roots to the tips). It can be covered with a shower cap. After sitting for 15 minutes or more, the amla oil is then thoroughly rinsed from the hair with warm water.
According to Ayurvedic practitioners, applying amla oil to the scalp can help with dandruff or soothe a dry, itchy scalp. The oil is massaged into the scalp daily and rinsed out after 15 minutes, or it can be left on the scalp overnight before being washed out. To prevent staining, pillows should be covered with old towels or an old t-shirt or a shower cap can be worn.
Amla oil can have a strong, musky smell, so it may not be suitable as a leave-in conditioner or styling product unless used sparingly.
Amla Shampoos and Hair Powders
Although pure amla oil is commonly used as a hair treatment, amla oil is also featured as an ingredient in shampoos. In addition, amla extract is available in a variety of hair powders.
Some people also create their own hair treatments by combining amla powder with warm water so that the blend achieves a paste-like consistency. When applied to dry, clean hair as a hair treatment, this mixture is thought to increase the hair’s softness and thickness.
Where to Find Amla Oil
Widely available for purchase online, amla oil is sold in many natural-foods stores and in stores specializing in Indian products.
A few of my favorite shots from my shoot today with my friend and muse Alex Elle. This was taken at my favorite park in Maryland. A nice break from what will probably be my busiest week ever!!!
I love shooting with Denisio.
I have a hair texture that is described on the
hierarchyhair chart as 4C. However, I am not “a 4C.” I do not want to be described by my hair texture.
And, let me clarify this before the hyperbolic stance that I must not like my hair becomes the response; I absolutely like my hair; if I didn’t, I wouldn’t have made my Twitter banner 8 photographs of 7 different hairdos. However, I am not “a 4C” any more than Whoopi Goldberg is “a 4C with locs.”
Hair texture ≠ identity…especially when the chart starts with the same hair favored in society and most closely meets Eurocentric beauty myths and ends with hair where the opposite is true. (Often kind of the same way that makeup/foundation shades are numbered/labeled. Hmm. I walk into a MAC store and they know I need NW45, not NW30 per se. And though the ranking may not “intend” to imply hierarchy in relation to numerical order, this order becomes salient when it is repeated over and over and over among products and classification.)
While I agree with defending a politics of social location when it comes to race and gender (so yes, I will say that I am a Black woman, versus rejecting the labels Black and woman or Black woman), it is absolutely going too far to identify myself as “a 4C” versus “a Black woman with natural hair, with a texture of 4C.”
In fact, I’ve already stopped saying I am a *insert bra size* versus I wear a *insert bra size*.
I love natural hair, the variety and the cleverness and creativity involved in the styles. I post/reblog many photographs of this, often to simply celebrate Black women’s beauty—something that rarely happens in many spaces. However, I STILL am not going to refer to myself as a hair type, as an identifier.
Tennessee. Work trip. Current highlights = *pillows everywhere and jumping on the bed*
the kind of smile that just melts your heart, even on the coldest darkest days. i imagine it’s impossible to be sad around her <3