Wednesday, March 28, 2012

how to curl box braids with pipe cleaners

guest post by: Dominique-Alexis from Natural-hair-care-info!

Quick hairstyles for school!

I was inspired to do this twist hairstyle after jessica B. contacted me and told me that she was searching for for quick cute school hairstyles  for her young daughter. i figured that if she was having this problem, than maybe some of you guys were too! 

I doubt this will last as long as any of my cornrow hair designs do, but it quick and super cute!

which makes it a great hairstyle for those school days!

My little sisters cute twist hairstyle!

for braiding the hair you'll need:

*rat tail comb
*wide tooth comb
*Hair moisturizer
*hair clips to section hair 
*rubber bands  

as always, I started with clean, detangled, stretched hair.

A picture from the top

when i say this hairstyle was super simple, I mean just that.

using a rat tail comb, I parted out a box in the front and tied the rest of her hair out of the way. using the box i just parted out, I began cornrowing her hair to the side.

A Back view

once i ran out of room for the cornrows to stick to her head, i tied it off with a rubber band and two strand twisted her hair to the end. I did this Until I was all out of hair to cornrow and I did twists everywhere else.   

TIP! you can do box braids or rope twists where I did regular two strand twists if you'd like. it's completely up to you. just remember that box braids take longer to take out and rope twists tend to lock up if you forget to moisturize them or leave them in to long.

lastly, a close up of her cornrows!

Each day we'll change it up a bit with different hair ribbons, hair flowers, hair bows.

this is an easy style that'll last a week.

and don't be afraid to do "simple styles" they can be just as cute! 

Thanks for reading!


Monday, March 19, 2012

Hot olive oil treatment

 What you'll need : extra virgin olive oil, water and a plastic shower cap.

 start with damp hair, take one part olive oil to one part water ( you will need more or less depending on how long the hair is I used an 1/8 cup) you can warm it in the microwave or on the stove just make sure not to let it get to hot!! I made it more warm then hot =) then massage the olive oil mixture into the hair.
Put shower cap on and let sit for around 30 min, make sure to rinse ALL the olive oil out! and your done! 

Friday, March 9, 2012

flashback Friday!

                                        Little vanilla shake!!  

she loves animals! 

Happy Friday!