I have tried more hairstyles in the past three years (since my big chop) than ever before. But surprisingly, I’ve never tried achieving curls through Bantu Knots. I came across the video below via youtube and I really like AFRICANEXPORT‘s hair. I’ll have to try this look once I take down my box braids. Watch, enjoy and please be sure to check out more videos by AFRICANEXPORT on youtube.
Last night I used small flexi rods (red and blue) on my hair to achieve spiral curls. Well, this morning I began to take the rods down and my curls were so tight. This was probably because I set the rods on “damp, not completely dry” hair. ‘Oh well’ I thought. As I stretched the curls, my hair got bigger and…wait, I actually like this. Ha! Solange and her recent big hair came to mind and I ‘fluffed’ away. The pictures do NO justice to how big and beautiful this hair turned out. I LOVE IT!!!! s/o to samegirldifferenthair.com (yup, same install I blogged about a few weeks ago).
Hiiii, I’m so excited to review my purchase from Same Girl Different Hair. I posted about the launch over a month ago (http://hairshegoesagain.wordpress.com/2012/11/09/mia-ray-same-girl-different-hair/) and I wanted to wear the hair for a while to be able to give an accurate review.
When I received the hair it was brown, comparable to maybe a “#2″. It was actually very close to my natural hair color but since I have been wearing my hair black, I dyed the extensions before they were installed and washed them using Clear Scalp Hair Therapy (a product I received in my Curlbox). The extensions are 18 inch deep wave.
The packaging was nice and neat and there was even a SGDH t-shirt included. I liked the texture of the hair and I liked that the hair was not thin or too silky, especially since I have very thick hair. I had never worn virgin extensions or wavy hair before SGDH so I was a little concerned because I didn’t know if the two bundles I ordered would be full enough to cover my big head. Well, not only was the hair enough but my stylist had a little left over.
The day after the install my hair was big. I like big hair but I’m talking Sister Act, Sister Mary Clarence big. This was not a mark against the hair itself but all on my part since I blow dried the hair before my install. The website states to let hair air-dry before install but I was rushing and did not listen. Bad Chenal So, day two I decided to co wash my hair and let it air-dry this time and baby, the love affair began!!!! Every good thing people have had to say about SGDH is right. A few things I love is that the hair took the dye well, it is very light weight, it is bouncy, it blends well with my non-relaxed hair, it is easy to curl, straighten and maintain.
At night, I put it in a high bun and put on my bonnet or I section it into four sections and braid each section then put on my bonnet. I love how wavy and pretty it is the morning after I braid it. I have worn this hair in it’s natural wave, straightened, curled (by flexi rod) and wavy (by braid). I’m sure results will vary for each individual and a good sew in is all about a good install, healthy hair underneath and proper maintenance but I will definitely purchase Same Girl Different Hair in the future and I highly recommend it.
Visit http://www.samegirldifferenthair.com/ to purchase and visit the ‘FAQ’ page on the site for more information.
‘Hair’ she goes again indeed!!!!!!! Sigh!
Ever since I saw this pic of Solange, I’ve had an eye on her (and her hair).
Whether she’s wearing a natural low cut or box braids, Solange does not disappoint. HAIRSPIRATION!!!!
Okay ladies, here are a few videos on how to achieve pretty bouncy curls. These videos/tutorials are not my own, but simply those I have seen online or tried and liked the result. Enjoy!!!
Curling wand tutorials
Flat iron curl tutorial
Flexi rod tutorials
(for long wavy hair/install)….
(for long straight hair/install)…
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I’m a fan of Tracee Ellis Ross (especially that hair). I “met” Tracee the same way many of you did, as Joan Clayton on the hit series “Girlfriends.” When I used to watch the show as it originally aired I thought that her hair was too big and probably a headache to manage. That’s mostly because I was a teenager who thought my hair had to be bone straight in order to look fly. Ha! Welp, that way of thinking is definitely out the window. For the past 6 or 7 years I’ve been in love with big curls and when it comes to curls, Ms. Ross has that on lock.
Tracee stated in Jet mag last year, ““I’m Diana Ross’ child… big hair is what I come from” …“You gotta respect the curls,” she says. “I work for them. I can’t tell them what to do.”
When asked by The NY Times Style Mag how she maintains her hair, she replied; “When I’m not working, I spend a lot of time on my hair. When it’s time for my hair to get some rest, I either wear it in a ponytail, bun or my favorite “milkmaid” braid. My everyday essentials are Kim Kimble satin rubber bands, Bumble and Bumble Quenching Complex leave-in conditioner, Aestelance Hydrate leave-in conditioner. When slicking my hair into a clean pony, bun or braid, I mix a little Moroccanoil with water and smooth it on. The shampoo and conditioners I use depend on how I’m styling my hair — that list is reeeally extensive.”
Well, as a child of thee Diana Ross, I’m not surprised that Tracee, and her hair, are fabulous.