Fulani Braids

Heeeello there,

I am in good spirits and excited to share this updo that’s one week now (two more to go). FULANI braids y’all!! This hairstyle has been trending for a while and I had to try them as well. It’s not as new as most of us think as it originated from the traditional west African ladies of the Fulani tribe who have rocked it for ages with their natural hair.  The beads are a key aspect that accentuate the look and therefore the more the merrier.  Some of you saw this pic on my instagram page and requested a post on it so here we go ladies ?????…

ALL NATURAL PROJECT

It’s been a while since I had my open hair because of the three months I had my faux locs.  I have missed flaunting my natural hair as much as I did last year and to be honest, the relationship between my hair and I has been a struggle this year.  Being a natural hair blogger, there is the presumption that we don’t have hair struggles but the truth is that this journey is full of ups and downs as well.  My hair has been tangling so much,  not to mention how challenging it was to detangle after undoing faux locs. But I am taking time to treat it and show it some love by deep conditioning and trimming the ends and with time I hope for better results.  While dealing with these struggles, I was selected to take part in the All Natural Project run by Heenie Photography. 

My Faux Locs Experience

Faux Locs

Hello dearies,

It’s been a minute since I posted but I  am glad to be back.  This has been my year of protective styling and since I undid my cornrows, I have been rocking faux locs. If you’ve ever read my post on how I take care of my hairline, then you pretty much know that I lost it all the first time I did faux locs, (which by the way, I swore never to have them done again). Never say never though. As I type this, I am actually preparing to take them down, three months later.  Perfect time to share how I have been taking care of them, right? 🙂

5 THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW BEFORE GOING NATURAL

5 Things you need to know before going natural

If you are reading this, you probably want to go natural but are a bit hesitant about it, or, you have started your natural hair journey but still trying to find your way. 😉 I went natural three years ago and I wish I was more prepared for what lay ahead. Whether you are transitioning , or doing the big chop, there are a few things that you should bear in mind as you take up your natural hair journey.

1.  Learn all you can about your hair/ Research

Casual Chic in Turban

Casual Chic : Turban

Turbans! Who said they are only for bad hair days?  Turbans are also for my lazy hair days. I was tired of the same old kinda way of tying turbans and thought of spicing them up with my bangs .

CORNROWS 101

Cornrows by Just Margie

Over the last three years of being natural,  I have become a lover of cornrows as my go-to protective style for a number of reasons. 1. There are a variety of cornrows designs to choose from and therefore you can’t get bored of redoing them. 2. They are hairline friendly.  Unlike braids and twists, there is less risk of losing your hairline when you have cornrows done.  However, too much of it is again risky.