How To Achieve A Super Defined Twist Out

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I am a twist out gal. It’s one of my go-to styles especially because I like to wear my hair in twists, therefore, I’m always left with a  twist out every one loves. Have I failed at a twist out? I don’t think I ever have.

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I would love to give you tips on how to get that super defined twist-out that lasts for a week or even more if you want it to. Let’s goooooooo! 🏃

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Factual or Mythical Series: Protective Styles Make Your Hair Grow

This has been a myth in the natural hair community for quite awhile. Now when we speak of protective styles we’re speaking of a style that protect the ends of our hair. Protective styles include twists, braids, wigs, extensions, weaves, etc. When we protect our ends we avoid the chance of it breaking off. Ends not being broken off = more length.

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Women will often do back to back protective styles to encourage hair growth but are not aware of the downfalls of doing this. I myself have been a victim of the back-to-back protective styling trying to grow long hair. Protective styles helps us to retain length – not grow our hair.

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Kinky Curly Coily Queen ⇔ Rayniece

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May’s Kinky Curly Coily Queen – meet Rayniece, my ray poo. She has been my fiend since high school, my personal chef. She always wore her hair in mini twists since high school and I watched her hair grow – it’s so beautiful. She has now become a protective style gal since University and I love the styles.

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Undefined Fro

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Last Wednesday I wore my hair in undefined style and I love it. I am a girl who loves a defined look, so falling in love with an undefined style means I am growing to love my hair in whatever state it’s in. I used to think persons would look at me like I’m a crazy girl with all my hair out like that but I just didn’t care that day. I had so many eyes staring at my hair but it just didn’t matter. I felt free, my hair dancing in the wind. 🙂

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My wash day was the next day – Thursday and I just didn’t want to do much with my hair, so I placed some flat twists in my hair about 10 or less and the next day I pulled them out to achieve this: 💁

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I’ve Noticed Softer Hair

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I am one to always wear my hair in mini twists. Here in Jamaica, we call them rope twists. Yesterday, I installed another head of rope twists and I noticed that my hair was as soft as ever than before. I was in awe.

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I washed my hair on Thursday -the whole works of shampoo, deep condition, condition, apply a leave-in and then applied my black castor oil infused with argan oil mixed with coconut oil. This is the process I always used when washing my hair but I tweaked it a little. I wasn’t home by the way when I washed my hair. I was staying at my cousin’s house. Now, at his house he has a water heater.

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Factual or Mythical Series: Split Ends Can Be Fixed With the Right Product

Myth. Women with naturally curly hair cannot condition their way to split end free hair.

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Experts recommend that curlies “Deva cut” their hair every 6-8 weeks to remove split ends. Deva haircuts use a technique where dry, curly hair is shaped and then cut piece by piece, instead of straight across, to maintain your natural hair growth patterns and the natural shape of your curly hair. Along with regular, minor trims, be sure to moisturize hair well. Choose a deep conditioner that is best suited for your hair’s coarse and curly texture to achieve maximum hair growth.

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5 Days of Twist N’ Curl

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I can’t believe we’re in May already, it seems as though my life is moving fast without even thinking. Well, my twist n’ curl lasted me for five days (the 5th day was May 1, 2016.), therefore, I took pictures to demonstrate my curls each day. If you’re just learning of my twist n’ curl you can find the style tutorial here.

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DIY Aloe Vera Juice

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*drum roll* I bring to you another DIY. How great is that? Do it yourself and you’re sure to know what’s in it. If you’ve read my What’s In My Spray Bottle? post you would have known that this is my main ingredient for moisturizing my hair. I’m aware of the benefits of Aloe Vera (see them here) and I’ve seen girls using aloe vera juice to moisturize their hair. I could not source aloe vera juice here in Jamaica so I researched how to make my own and that’s what I’ve been doing ever since.

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4 Tips to Get the Best out of Your Conditioner

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I know I’ve been away for a while but I’m back. A lot as been happening in my life but I know God is able to work things out. Enough about my days away. Let’s get into our conditioners.

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We all may have used a conditioner that doesn’t get the job done, therefore, it’s now stashed under our cupboard waiting to be revived someday, somehow. Today may be that day. Do you wish it would give you some slip and melt those tangles away or moisturize your hair as needed? How about you try these tips to get the best out of your not-so best conditioner.

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Product Review | Cantu® Shea Butter Leave-In Conditioning Repair Cream

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Back with another product review. This a long over due review. I’ve had this product for so long before I could make a decent review.

Mhmmm. What do I say about this product? I am on a hunt for a leave-in conditioner for my staples basket. I’ve heard a lot about Cantu® not only from reading reviews but I’ve had suggestions from other naturalistas in my class. Therefore, I got me this one right here  .

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The Cantu® Shea Butter Leave-In Conditioning Repair Cream promises to provide intense moisture to leave hair soft and manageable. It is formulated for damaged, dry or coarse hair.

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