I love Brazilian wool and it has easily replaced regular braiding hair for me. I tried Brazilian wool for the first time in 2015 and showed how I created three different hairstyles with it in this Brazilian Wool Twists post. This current style was inspired by the amazing Falana, I went for box braids instead of twists this time around. I originally wanted to do this with grey-colored Brazilian wool but I might be on clinical rotation soon and they are not fans of colored hair over here.
Happy New Year!
You’ve probably said and heard this a million times already but you haven’t heard it from me (except you follow me on Instagram of course). I wrote down a list of things I would like to achieve before the end of the year, some are looking quite over-the-top but I’m really working to push myself this year and I hope you are too!
While going through my pictures and editing my last post for 2016 (which I’ll put out on the 31st, cliche?), I noticed I had worn over 10 protective styles this year alone and decided to showcase my favorites this year, you can also tell me yours in the comment section, I’ll really like to know. In no particular order, they are;
Crochet twists are fun, easy to do protective style that still give you access to properly take care of your hair. A protective style would help to protect your hair from harsh summer rays and pool chemicals but still ensure you pay attention to your natural hair underneath.
Apply a bit of coconut oil to your palms and gently unravel each twist, the coconut oil helps to prevent the hair from frizzing. The unraveled twists make for a bigger and bolder look.
Half up, Half down
Take a section from the front part of the hair and secure it firmly with an elastic band. Loosen the secured section by lightly tugging at the underlying bit to conceal the elastic band.
Throw on your favorite accessory to complement your look; a headband, headchain, flower crown, the options are endless.
In all, don’t forget to pay attention to your natural hair, ensure you wash, moisturize and seal regularly. Don’t leave a protective style in for too long and best of all, soak in the warm sun rays and have fun!
Photo Credit: Instagram.com/BeautyByBellaMere
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I’ve wanted to try vixen crochet braids for as long as I can remember, I finally got around to making up my mind to get it done and when I asked around, the average price to have it done at a salon is 9000 Naira. Currently, I don’t have that type of money lying around so I decided to crawl out of my lazy shell and do it myself; best decision I’ve made in a while. It is really easy to do and easier if you have a friend that can assist with the braid pattern.
Size: 120g (12 twists in a pack)
Material: Toyokalon Fibre
Price: 3000 Naira
If you have ever wanted to jump on the fringe/bangs trend but didn’t want the hassle of always being hot or breaking out for those with sensitive skin, good news, you can make a removable clip in fringe/bang that gives you the benefit of the style without the discomfort.
What You Would Need
A black cloth
One of my resolutions for this year is to try more protective styles and my go-to is wigs. They’re perfect for protective styling and still give you access to your hair to wash, deep condition and have all the necessary treatments on weekends or at your free time. If you’re are a beginner at wig making, you might want to try making wigs using the flip over method or bonding glue to help with the closure. There is a video at the end of this post to guide you. When you feel more confident, you can try using the lace closure.
Early this year I heard of Brazillian wool but didn’t pay any attention to it until a friend used it to braid her hair. It was very ‘different’ for sure. The texture is silkier, smoother and feels more like kanekalon hair than the regular wool, it mimics kinky hair when braided/twisted. I had to explain to quite a number of people that it wasn’t, only two people recognized it as Brazillian wool. Apparently, it has been in use in other countries but only recently in Nigeria. It can be used for hairstyles like twists, braids, faux locs, just about anything you would use regular braiding hair for.
This year I got to attend fashion week courtesy the good people of Dark and Lovely (you can view my experience last year here), natural hair and braids were everywhere I turned from guests to the runway models. It felt good to know that more people (yes! There were guys too) than I thought are embracing natural hair, I had quite an eyeful and these were my favorite looks;