Issa Rae – Natural Hair Inspo!

By now you know or at least heard of Issa Rae… Natural Hair Bae (You see what I did there hahaha) Her hit show insecure which I & so many others find to be freaking hilarious & so relatable; at least according to social media because we don’t do the traditional TV critics over hurrr! But I’m not here to talk about the show even though it really is a great one & you should totes check it out if you haven’t.

Now as the title suggest I want to highlight Issa’s effortless slayage with her constant changing natural hairstyles! She’s quite experimental with her hair, which I so love because her hairstyles are quite dope & not super intricate where it looks like it has to be done by a professional you know? Like her hairstyles look do-able at home, by yourself, or (by your sister if you’re like me) But enough of my blabbing let me show you what I mean:

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Whether Issa is rocking her natural fro, a hair cut,  her elegant up-dos with kinky extensions or just a flat twist, I love each & every style; so much so that I’ve been inspired to do more with my own natural hair! As of right now I tend to just wash my hair, deep condition, play with my afro in the house & then do braids or crochet (before crochet almost turned me bald headed ====> Here’s the link for that). I mean don’t get me wrong, when I take my hair out I wear my bun for a day or two but then I’d wash it & start the cycle I just mentioned above all over again; so in essence, I’ve actually never worn my own hair out for more than a couple of days. But, watching Issa Rae slaying her ever changing natural hairstyles on the red carpet, on her show, during interviews & pretty much every where else has really inspired me to do the same!

 

Hahahaaha here is a quick interview where Issa talks about her hair:

I swear she reminds me sooo much of my sister it’s scary. They’re both hilarious & awkward as hell!

So, what’s your take on Issa Rae? Her hairstyles? Insecure? Let me know below xx

*UPDATE* The brains behind Issa’s hair switch ups aka Hair Stylist is: Felicia Leatherwood

 

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Protective Style Gone Wrong – Too much Crochet?

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So I wanted to share with you my experience with one of the more popular “protective styles”- Crochet aka Crochet Braids. I discovered crochet a while back, through a friend actually. I remember when she was trying to get me to understand just what crochet styling was & I was completely lost haha. But fast forward to last year, there I was, completely in love with the concept of C R O C H E T ! ( I spaced out the words for dramatic effect hahah) If you’re not familiar with just what crochet styling is, Click this link —-> Crochet 101  for better & in depth explanation.  

Now before crochet, I always preferred to have all sorts of braids & twists in my hair but we all know how just how long that whole process takes. I would also get weaves here & there, maybe like 5/6x my whole life so you know I was about that braid life. So once I understood just how much crochet eases the whole process & just how versatile it was?!?! Chillllleeeee I was hooked! So naturally my lazy behind decided to do crochet back to back…BAD IDEA!

Now I did the curly sue style & the faux locs; Both styles below.

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Crochet -Faux locs (I really enjoyed this style)

I kept each style in for about 4 weeks which I think is pretty standard for keeping in protective styles. However, I noticed that whenever I took out both styles I had ALOT of single strand knots! Below pictures aren’t mine, but they were the closest depiction to what my hair looked like once I took out the crochet.

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I had endless single strand knots!! So much so that I had to cut out so much of my hair because it was impossible to detangle, it was HORRIBLE 😦

Needless to say (I’m going back to Cali, Cali, Cali I’m going back to Cali… hmm, hahaa) Nah but I am going back to to my regular braids & twists! It just sucks because I really did enjoy crochet styles 😦 I have to wonder though, what caused all those knots? Because when I take my braids & even weave out, I don’t ever get single strand knots.. like at all. 

So have you ever experienced crazy single strand knots from crochet styles? Or even any other protective styles? Please share below. 

 

 

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Thank You, Obama!

Happy Friday Guys!!!

Today marks the start of a new administration in the United States of America & that means the man that has been our president for the past 8 years: Barack Obama is now exiting. That means he’s taking our elegant, beautiful, and sophisticated First Lady Michelle with him. *tears*  It’s been a bittersweet day (well mostly bitter because he’s leaving) but more sweet because we even got a chance to have him for almost 10 years. And for that, I & millions of people around the world are beyond grateful.

I can’t really articulate exactly how I am feeling, but here is a great tribute to sum it all up

We miss you & love you Obama!

 

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The Cutest Vid Everrrrrrrrrr

Happy Friday Folks!

Found this video & thought I’d share with yall. The McClure twins are just too adorable for words! Their cute little faces, cartoonish voices, Bantu Knots & baby hairs! Oh gosh my ovariesssss!!!

 

WARNING WARNING WARNING: CUTENESS OVERLOAD

 

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S O L A N G E

Happy Hump Dayyyyyy!

This is literally a post to just appreciate the beautiful Solange Knowles & her crown. I’ve always been enthralled with Solange’s eccentric style & how she moves to the beat of her own drums. #ilovemyblack

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The picture⇑⇑⇑ is a still from her new music video for “Don’t Touch My Hair” off her brand new album ‘A Seat at the Table’ you can download it ⇒ Tidal  or  iTunes

I’ve also attached the video ⇓⇓⇓. Enjoy!

 

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The G.O.A.T – Muhammad Ali

“Float like a butterfly sting like a bee.. His hands can’t hit what his eyes cant see… I’m so mean I make medicine sick” – Muhammad Ali

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Muhammad Ali was very much apart of my childhood, as I’m sure is the truth for so many of you. I remember growing up, my dad would play his documentaries, interviews & re watch his fights over & over (This was also the era of VHS. No Youtube whatsoever so you know my pops was dedicated for all that rewinding he did manually hahah).  Muhammad Ali is my most favorite athlete ever because not only was he a man that inspired so many with his exceptional athletic abilities but he was an even greater influential figure outside the ring with his unflinching beliefs that inspired hundreds of millions world wide! The Biggest, Boldest, Loudest, Strongest, Proudest & most Fearless man sports and even the world has ever seen! Black excellence. Trail blazer.  Greatest to ever do it.

Muhammad Ali, a true legend & legends never die! 

January 17, 1942 – Infinity 

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“I am America. I am the part you won’t recognize. But get used to me. Black, confident, cocky; my name, not yours; my religion, not yours; my goals, my own; get used to me.” – Muhammad Ali

 

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