5 Products To NEVER Use On Locs

The common mistakes that are made with locs include: improper partings, weak foundations, poor product choices, and too much manipulation. Of these common mistakes, poor product choices are the most detrimental because they can lead to scalp issues, build-up, breakage,  and thinning of locs. Did you know that product mistakes made in the beginning or early stages of your loc journey can take years to manifest into devastating problems, some of which require the damage to be cut out.Think about all those years of growth thrown away. Literally.

My goal is to help you keep your locs strong , long , healthly and flourishing

This video was made with you in mind. Peep it below

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Make Me Over ♧ Make Up For Beginners

I’m not a makeup artist. I wasn’t trained in cosmetology. But, I’ve always loved makeup and i know how to apply mine to my liking. Many of my associates already came to me for advice and I love sharing my favorite products or simple tricks to make your makeup routine easier. I always say “I can do both” and “if you wear make up it doesnt mean you think your naturally ugly , it enhances what you have”. So I made this video a look that is simple to recreate. Hacks everyone could find helpful and useful.

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6 Quick & Easy Ways To Style Your Headwraps

What is an Headwrap?

Traditionally, African headwraps are patterned pieces of cloth that are tied in intricate fashions around the head. They can be as small as a square bandana or as long as a yard. However, typical wraps are about 60 inches, or the length of your average scarf. In fact, a lot of women wear patterned pashmina scarves as headwraps, getting two uses out of one accessory!

African headwraps have different names in other languages, including dhuku (Shona), duku (Chichewa), gele (Yoruba), iduku (isiZulu).

Here are a few reasons women wear headwraps:

To protect the hair at night. Many women use silk or satin head scarves instead of a bonnet at night, keeping their hairstyles in place and safe from drying fabrics.

To tame the hair during the day.

If you don’t feel like doing your hair in the morning (or the night before!), large headwraps are a great way to keep your coils in check.

As part of a ceremony. Many African immigrants, inspired by their native culture, wear a tribal head scarf for weddings or other ceremonial events.

For fashion. Today, many African American women wear headwraps for style and simplicity. Pre-tied African headwraps are a convenient way to look nice and cover your hair, while the untied versions can be shaped in many unique and attention-grabbing ways.

To celebrate their African heritage. As more women come to love their natural hair, many have started incorporating fashion headwraps into their daily look as a point of pride. African head coverings (and garments like caftans) are also worn to celebrate Kwanzaa.

6 Ways to Style You Headwrap Below

6 Ways To Style Your Locs Between Salon Visits

We all have busy schedules with work, kids, events etc. Keeping my locs looking fresh after my salon visit by myself almost impossible. Taking 3-5 hours out of our busy day just doesn’t seem realistic and the reality is many of us stretch our in-between salon visits to the max. But think about it, we feel our best when our hair done. So, how do we keep our hair on fleek with our busy schedules?

The answer is simple – change it up and improvise. You came to the right place today because I have the solutions to help all you busy ladies.

See The 6 Ways To Style Your Locs below

How I Made It In NYC: Got A Job In A Month And Found A Apartment in 2 Days

New York can excite and frustrate you in the span of a heartbeat with a wink and a middle finger. The actual process of moving to Brooklyn for me was like jumping onto a moving train. Setting roots is mos def harder than digging through a trash of rats your hands.

But moving to one of the greatest city on earth though? Priceless. The rewards of ‘making it ’ are through the roof.

Things to Know To Help You Make It

NYC Really Expensive but They PAY Very Well

You May Have to Pay a Broker’s Fee to Get an Apartment smh

Leave stuff you dont need

NYC Has Some of the Highest Taxes in the U.S

You dont need a car

It Helps to Know the Subway Map

Everyone Walks Really Fast.

Watch the video to see how I made it

This Is HOW I Got My LOCS to Grow FAST

So here I am 3 years of locs ( where did time go?). My locs are falling down my back and getting longer by the style and I’m holding my head a bit higher than the year before. I’m learning so much about myself on the daily and relishing in each new experience that comes my way. While I can’t wait to see where my locs fall next year, surprisingly, I’ve been thinking of wearing less styles this year. I’ve been feeling so light and carefree that I want my locs to feel the same. So we’ll see. I’m learning that life is full of surprises. xoxo

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How I Styled My Wide Leg Pants

One of my all time favorite trends to come out of the spring collections this year is the wide-leg pants. It’s tailored, classic, but boasts a silhouette that turns heads all the same. Whether high-waisted or low-slung, this wide leg pants trend is perfect for the office (with a button-down) or date night (with a silk camisole).

Don’t: pair wide-leg pants with an oversize top. It’s important to balance the proportions of this oversize pants when reaching for a shorter style.

Do: Reach for a high-waisted style.

Don’t: leave your top loose when opting for a high-waisted style. Show off your waistline and minimize excess bulk.