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Why I LOVE Being Natural

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One of the main reasons why I love being natural is the versatility. I can transform my hair into so many textures without having to use chemicals. Wash-n-Go, stretched hair, curls, twist outs, braid out, blown out, flat ironed. Last week I did what I had not done in almost 3 years. I got my hair professionally flat ironed! When I flat iron my hair at home it never comes out the same way as when a professional does it. I’m always a bit nervous to get my hair flat ironed because I have fine hair and I don’t want to run the risk of looking too scaply. But no fear, I loved the results! I was able to do a length check and I now have bra strap hair again. Yaaay!
One thing that I can take away from this whole experience of being natural is that we were wonderfully made. Our hair is AMAZING! With just a little effort we can transform into so many different looks.

When you plan to heat style your hair make sure you:

Make sure you go to a professional who specializes in natural hair care.Maint…

A "SIDE 'FRO" KINDA DAY

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This is a quick guide on how I achieved this easy "side 'fro" look. I loved this style because its my alternative to a regular round afro, which just accentuates the roundness of my face. Pulling the afro to the side allows it to frame my face and also gives my fine hair a thicker appearance (lookin' out for the fine hair naturals).

Step 1: I started with a 2 day old wash n go. I combed it through and shaped it into a round afro. 

Step 2: I applied a headband to keep my edges smoothed back and apply a small amount of Eco Styler Gel to tame my baby hairs. 






Step 3: I grabbed a couple of hair pins and secured it to the side and BOOM POW, your're done!


Bye Beauties!

DO YOU REALLY NEED TO USE SUNSCREEN EVERYDAY?

So, you’ve spent a mini fortune in Sephora and racked up some serious Beauty Insider points; Ulta has become your second home and you literally YouTube yourself to sleep. All this in an attempt for find the remedy to your skin issue (dark spots, acne, wrinkles, dryness, oiliness, etc.).   This was me two years ago. I’d see results of the products I was using most prominently in the winter (mostly indoors), but by the summer the results seemed minuscule, or in some cases, reversed (my dark marks appeared darker).
While watching dozens of YouTube videos the topic of sunscreen always seemed to resurface, but I didn’t think it was necessary because, the way my melanin is setup…. I thought I was good.  Now don’t get me wrong, I did use sunscreen on certain occasions like going to the beach or when I was outside for an extended period of time, but not every day.  Late last year I decided to try implementing sunscreen into my daily routine. After battling an acne flare up in late January, t…