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Afros in Bloom: How to Rock Hair Flowers This Spring

Posted by Tonesa Jones on Apr 6, 2018 11:38:56 AM

For me, spring is wash-and-go season. After a long winter of doing a bunch of protective styles to hide my ends from low temperatures, I’m leaving braids and twists alone for a minute. I just want a fat afro to complement the closet full of sundresses I’ll keep on rotation until it dips below 60 again. Low manipulation doesn’t have to be boring or routine though. Flowers have always been my go-to for adding some glow to my hair. A bright pop of color always looks super cute with fresh curls or a picked-out afro. (Thank you, Sammy at FlowerBattBlog for this awesome image of how to do it right!)

 
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Topics: Natural Hair Care, Protective Styles, natural hairdos, afros with flowers, tonesa jones, afros, natural hair spring looks

Falling in Love With Your Natural Hair: How to Embrace Your Curly Chaos While Transitioning

Posted by Tonesa Jones on Mar 9, 2018 7:29:43 PM

There was a time when I couldn’t imagine myself without straight hair. Sunday afternoons were devoted to my flatiron, oil sheen, and the sizzle of my hair frying between two metal plates. I loved the movement of my straight hair, the deep dark shine of my strands, even with the inevitable heat damage I was causing. I could not see my natural texture the same way. It was stubbornly immobile and did not reflect light the same way my pressed hair did. A year after giving up my relaxer, I still could not accept my natural hair.

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Topics: Protective Styles, Transitioning, transitioning from perm to natural, black hair care, anti itch serum, ditch the itch

Don’t Throw That Wig: How to Protect Your Wakandan Crown Under Your Wig Cap

Posted by Tonesa Jones on Feb 28, 2018 10:32:01 AM

Black Panther introduced many never-before-seen black moments to the big screen, but no moment achieved peak blackness than Okoye (played by the fabulous Danai Gurira) using a lace front as a weapon, a skill that should be added to the venerable list of black hair versatility.

Whether used as a quick style change to protect your tresses or an impromptu defensive weapon, wigs can be a healthy part of your hair regimen, but just like any protective style, maintaining your real hair under your wigs is important.

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Topics: Protective Styles, Natural Hair Care Products, lace front wig, wig protective style, natural hair care regimen, care for hair under wigs

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