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Roll tuck and pin #5

Styles for natural black hair

 

For day 5, I began by parting the hair in two sections with two thirds of the hair in the back and a third on the front. For the back part,

ROLL TUCK AND PIN #4

hair styles for natural black hair

This style isn’t what I had originally envisioned but that’s the beauty of the roll, tuck and pin challenge. There’s only one rule so it’s difficult to go wrong. I began by pushing all the hair forward and pinning all sides (except the bang) right in the middle.

ROLL TUCK AND PIN #3

natural black hairstyles

This style was entirely made up for a crazy morning rush. After isolating the bang, I split the back part of the hair into two then crisscrossed and pinned the sections on top of each other.

Roll tuck and pin #2

Part of my goal with the roll, tuck and pin challenge is to create distinctly different styles not only to push my creative side but also to inspire others. And let’s be honest…. it wouldn’t be a bad thing to coin a natural hairstyle or two in the process.

Roll tuck and pin #1

black hair styles

black hair styles

This style is 1 of 3 from early May when I began the roll, tuck n’ pin challenge. There was disruption because I had to dash home (Nairobi, in case anyone is wondering) because of a death in the family.

6 Blacklisted Ingredients

1. Parabens

These preservatives include methyl, propyl, butyl and ethyl parabens.  They are most common in shampoos, conditioners and styling products because they effectively inhibit microbial growth and extend product shelf- life

Issues: They are known to be allergenic and have been associated with cancer.

How to Use Amla for Hair

Amla – Indian Gooseberry is the quintessential ayurvedic herb used both for treatments and body well being.  The berries are greenish yellow a small to medium-sized deciduous tree native to India. they have a sour, bitter, and astringent taste.

Internal Herbs for hair growth

Most herbs are beneficial to our bodies in more than one way. When it comes to hair growth, I have found several herbs have the most impact not in faster growth per say but in mitigating circumstances that cause sluggish growth.

Herb Classifications

Before we can go about developing an herb-based hair regimen or start using herbs in any way, it’s important to understand what herbs are and how they are used internally and externally.  The word “herb” simply refers to a useful part of a plant.

Profiling: Brahmi (Bacopa Monnieri)

Akin to many Ayurvedic herbs, brahmi is used both medicinally and for hair.  Bacopa Monnieri and Bocopa Monniera are the scientific names used for Brahmi.  And depending on your location,

Soap Making Basics

Thanks to a ton of chemistry lessons (thank you Khan Academy), I have demystified the essence of making soap. Saponification, the process of soap making, is simply a chemical reaction between a base and an acid, which results in a salt (soap),

7 Detangling Rules No Matter Your Length

4C is the epitome of tangle-prone textures… well at least I think mine is.  On the other hand, 4C makes up for that troublesome nature by being the most versatile and unique of all textures. In the interest of keeping as much of my hair as I grow each month (slightly over a quarter inch),