From the very first day I started my natual hair journey I was keen to get my hands on a set of Curlformers. I remember watching a Curlfomers video tutorial by Naptural85 on Youtube, and dreaming of being able to achieve the same gorgeous bouncy curls that she had. Fast forward two years later and they finally made their way into my haircare tools stash when I decided to treat myself over the Christmas period. Besides Straighteners, these are my most expensive hair tool, hence the delay and constant debates as to whether or not they would be worth the investment. Well I’m pleased to say these are going to get their fair share of use, I absolutely love them!
Now I have to be honest with you, I didn’t quite achieve the results I had hoped for on my first attempt at using these. Hubby decided last minute that we would be going out for dinner which meant my plan to dry for at least ten hours was reduced to six, and we all know what happens when you try to style semi-dry natural hair #Thefrizztakeover!
On a normal day I would be disappointed with working with semi-dry hair especially for hairstyles which are supposed to give sleek and smooth results, but my love for Curlformers truly came when I threw my hair into a bun and saw just how thick and voluminous it made my hair appear to be. Fine haired girls rejoice!
So if you’re still on the fence about these let me tell you they are awesome and will be featuring on the blog again very soon!
One of hubbys biggest observations throughout the course of our courting period [7+ years], was that I wasn’t very experimental with my hair, at least when it came to hairstyles. Even going back as far as my relaxed hair days, photos bear witness to the fact that I lived in buns 95% of the time and very rarely left my hair out. My long time blog readers may even recall my 30 day hairstyle challenge, which was suggested by you know who [Hubby], and my older sister to force me into being more experimental!
Life with natural hair on the other hand has been a completely different ball game. From wedding hairstyle prep, to wigs, to twist outs, to updos and down dos, but one thing is for sure, the low sleek bun will ALWAYS be my first love!
Sometimes just sometimes a girl needs a new look. Honestly, if you ever find yourself stuck in a rut about life, whatever your worries/concerns may be, get yourself a new hairstyle and tell me it doesn’t make you feel that little bit better!
One of my greatest concerns when switching things up with my hair, is the expected manipulation. I’ve maintained a relatively low manipulation regimen for the most part of my natural hair journey, and believe this is one of the main factors behind the pretty great length and health I’ve achieved since going natural. Check out this post: My Protective Style Challenge Results!
When it comes to hairstyles as I’m sure you already know from this post: Five Ways To Style Straight Natural Hair, I keep things very simple. I’m a low bun, high bun or twist out kinda girl, occasionally rocking wigs when I feel lazy.
Of recent however, I’ve become obsessed with clip ins, and the variety of hairstyles you can pull off without doing your hair any damage. If you’re subscribed to my channel on YouTube you may have already caught my most recent video. This hairstyle took me less than 15 minutes to install and I just can’t get enough of it!
As I haven’t done a giveaway in some time I thought now would be perfect. I’ll be giving away two bundles of the HerGivenHair ‘Blow Out Kinky Clip Ins’ in 18′. There will be two winners both receiving one bundle each. If you’d like to know more about HerGivenHair then do check out their site here. Alongside my video there are many positive reviews on YouTube, which testify to the great hair quality and customer service that the HerGivenHair team offer.
Over the past couple of months my pinterest and instagram feed have been overflowing with photos of ladies with the juiciest and bounciest looking spiral sets I’ve ever seen. Now don’t get me wrong I know crochet braids have been around for years but these ladies, are on another level, and I need some of the action like now!
It’s been a couple of years since I had my last sewn in weave and I can’t say I’ll ever revisit one, but crochet braids, those I can do. They take less time to install and remove, will cost you a fraction of the cost of a weave, and best of all with the help of a video or two you can install them in no time by yourself.
I’ve challenged myself to make my own crochet wig before the end of July, so here goes some video and photo inspiration that I know I’ll be needing. Wish me luck!
I have FINALLY uploaded the video for the ’30 days 30 Hairstyles’ challenge. I had major issues uploading due to my laptop’s memory, at 3 years old she just couldn’t hack it anymore! Anyway here it is… hope you forgive me and all enjoy it.