Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Instant Funk Part Deux

 Here's another installment of Instant Funk; because a girl can never have too much inspiration. 

Braids are a wonderful option for hassle-free protective styling. When getting your hair braided, keep the following in mind:

- Use Human Hair if possible, as synthetic hair tends to cause splits & breakage [because of the texture]

- Exercise caution when pulling your hair up in high-pony's, up-do's or braids; as the excess tension can cause hair loss in weaker areas such as the nape, and hairline. 

- Moisturize your hair even when it's braided, I like to use a mix of water + glycerin [4 parts water + 1 part glycerin]. Oyin's Juices & Berrie's is a wonderful ready-made option.  

- After taking down your braids, opt for a protein + deep conditioning treatment to add strength and moisture back into your tresses. I recommend Sebastian 2+1, or even Dudley's Hair Rebuilder.
If you've newly BC'd [congrats]; You still need to keep your hair hydrated, and soft. Oyin's Burnt Sugar Pomade is a wonderful styler that can be used to smooth down hair, and seal in moisture.

As your hair starts to grow, you may need to reach for richer moisturizers, I recommend Qhemet Amla & Olive Heavy Cream for highly textured curlies, and Qhemet Burdock Root Cream for fine-haired curlies.

  Making a mix of 1 part water to 1 part S-curl activator [yup that stuff] can keep your curly fro super curly, and extra moisturized!

 I'll always love a funky frohawk!

Large accessories makes a wonderful accompaniment to a TWA

 I just love her blow-out

Kinky Curly Curling Custard is the go-to product for new naturals rocking their TWA, it defines the curls with natural hair loving ingredients.

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  1. Those blue pants are *heavenly*. The seam, the length, the fit! Perfect.

  2. thanks for all these fierce pics.....much, much, much inspiration!


  3. Great inspiration photos, these ladies rock!


  4. Natural hair is so beautiful and stylish.

    It just complements an already hot outfit.

  5. love it love it love it
    seems that i have to do another link to your blog on my own blog. I just love the quality of your posts ;)

  6. Great tips! As a relatively new natural I'll be taking note.

    Fab post.


  7. I love the large accessories... Great tips and inspiration photos.


  8. thank you thank you thank you for this post!!! I was considering micros fro my 2 year natural hair and I just so happen to be on contract in washington dc about 30 to 40 minutes from the only store in baltimore where they sell oyin's hand made products. I SO luv this blog man!! its the absolute best!! also got the carols daughter hair milk line and can visibly see more moisture in my hair!! thanks MTM

  9. The gorgeous lady in the 4th or 5th pic in with the cobalt blue pants is my homey Marian Kihogo! She's a fab British stylist. Between her and you I have some secret(ok--not so secret) loves...lol

  10. I love all the looks and those blue pants are adorable and calling my name! GREAT BLOG!!


  11. I adore these photos and I swear by the Amla & Olive Heavy Cream! A definite keeper!

  12. omg!! the girl in the first picture looks absolutely stunning....

  13. @geekychichi; I love them as well!

    @L ~DIY Diva~; You are welcome!

    @Sing; Thank you! And they definitely rock!

    @Natural Hair T Shirts; I definitely agree, I feel like my hair is my best accessory!

    @Angielopes\'s weblog; Thank you very much for the compliment and the support!!

    @The Audacity of Color; Thank you very much! I hope they work well for you!

    @Morgan-Ashley; Thanks! I'm a sucker for BIG accessories!

    @bee; Thank you so much for the kind words!! You are SOOOO lucky you can swing by to get some Oyin's products! I love their stuff man!

    @The Style and Beauty Doctor; You know that FAB lady??!! She's amazing! I absolutely love her style!

    @Linka; Thank you so much!

    @Juanette; Thank you, QAOHC is a keeper for me as well!

    @Coily Mystic; Isn't she! Her hair is amazing as well!

  14. @MopTop I "twitter know" her...lol. Check out her site mariankihogo.com. It's AMAZEBALLS! She's @mariankihogo on twitter.


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