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I may hate doing my own hair sometimes but i love learning and exploring different styles on family and friends if they let me😊😊!!
After seeing my latest yarn twists style,My dear friend Annette asked me to do her first set of yarn twists and it turned out soo beautiful!! Take a look at the photos below…
Here is a even close look ….
CUTE right?? I just loved this look on her and she has such fine textured hair so it was a little different on the grip but it still turned our great and secure!! 👌👌👌 http://www.mrselegantlynatural.com
Tell me what you think about this style below in the commets!! ♡♡
So as you already may or may not know from a few posts back, I was prepping for my yarn twists back in June/July but things got put on hold due to me packing and moving into a new home… So therefore I actually didn’t get to complete my style until after the 4th of July Holiday #SadFace 😦 ….. and I have not had internet or access to post about it until now so here is your update…
The Yarn I used, I made sure my hair was well moisturized with leave in conditioner before applying the twists.
Here is my half finished look at a Zumba glow party class and before the 4th of July.
***Here is my completed style➡➡
I was going to go for the whole yarn loc/wraps look but that just took way to much time that i did NOT have so i just stuck with the yarn twists and i LOVED IT!!! Instead of doing an ombre of brown and cream, I just used the auburn/brown yarn mostly with a few pops here and there of the cream because i was just to scared of the loud color lol (maybe next time).
Here are a few more photos while i was wearing this style–>
I am currently rocking rocking a curly wig but only when on the go since most of the time I’ve been home due to being sickly, My hair has been worn freely. I think i may do some more yarn twists one more time this year but longer and new colors,especially since the weather is starting to cool-down. I am reaching my 5 year anniversary so i do have some plans for my hair moving forward after many ups and downs during my journey i do feel like im embarking into a new journey with my hair,body and even spiritually as well… so stay tuned because i will keep you posted!
***COMMENT below if you liked this post,any questions, share you story or photos if you’ve had yarn twists/locs I’d love to hear about it!
So this past Spring I had an amazing photo shoot with a young talented lady who goes by the name @LadyAlcoImages on instagram (where I discovered her). She is a Ohio photographer and makeup artist and although it was my first real professional shoot in many years,she made me feel really comfortable and the images came out just great! I recommend that if you are gonna be in Ohio especially Columbus,OH then you need to make sure that you check her out! She even offers makeup lessons and personal shopping services too. Her website is ➡LadyAlcoImages.com 👌👌
I was able to capture 3 looks for healthy living,fashion and seductive. As you can see the seductive scene was my fave but I enjoyed myself a lot! The photographer was only 18 and was very mature and talented for a senior in high school with major goals for college and more. I traveled a distance from home but it was also a mini self-cation as well that I surely enjoyed.
I do plan to wotk with her again atleast before the snow hits again atleast, if not for a shoot then atleast get my face dolled up again lol😉
My hair was in a custom made U-Part wig created by my stylist Sharise at Love Hair LLC. located here in Cleveland,OH. She created this look using Mayvenn Hair extensions as she is a distributor for them. I ordered the curl pattern called ‘deep wave’ and i must say that the hair was pricey but worth it because the quality was amazing and could be washed and used for later if I choose! Checkout their website here ➡https://shop.mayvenn.com
I did not use any relaxers or texturizers. My leave out was naturally silk pressed with minimum heat and I used a edge control smoother.
5 star 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 experience over all 👍👏👏
💄Makeup & Photos by @ladyalcoimages.
💁Hair by @mayvennhair @mayvennnhair
💇Hair stylist @love_hair_llc_
#curvysexy #seductive #curlyhair #curvyfashionista #plussizebeauty #selfempowerment #selflove #lovingme #blackisbeautiful #blackgirlsrock #newtomakeup #tryingnewthings #girlsjustwannahavefun #grownwomanstatus #sexymoms
Finally getting to cutting✂✂ my yarn for my hair💁, going to get it started tonight since my schedule is pretty clear this week… I’m going for the yarn wraps/locs for my first time so wish me luck because that’s double the work of the regular yarn twists which is my favorite 😉😱 lol
*This length cut in half will be about 18-20 inches, I was gonna go shorter but maybe for my next set!
Items used for this process:
-2 foldable chairs
-yellow measuring tape
I’m super excited to try something new and put my hair in a protective style for awhile especially during the summer and being so active, these are going to be perfect!
Hey luvs!! It has been a long while since I’ve been on here to share about my journey! Well now is the time to catch you guys up on whats been going on with me in the past year or so and it has been a lot from weight-loss to skin issues and more… So whats NEW?….
NEW website link- http://www.MrsElegantlyNatural.com | NEW Topics from Hair,Health,Lifestyle.Beauty and Fashion | NEW Hair Goals | NEW Hairstyles | NEW STORIES!!!!… Stay tuned for what is up to come and ill do my best to keep you updated every week!!
Hey L ❤ ‘s … I must say that it feels so good to be 3 years natural and i admit it was not a easy road but i learned so much throughout all my ups and down so i don’t regret the choice i made at all. That being said.. i have just been craving for a change within my natural hair journey although for awhile now and i just had no clue what that could be and i started thinking that ive always loved locs/dreadlocks so why not experience having them in my real hair. Now it took me almost 6 months plus to make this decision and go forward because i wasn’t sure if i wanted loc extensions,comb twist method,palm roll method,interlock method and/or if it was going to be something completely for me and my lifestyle…. Well after lots of research and reaching out to locticians,stylists,and groups on social media i realized the answer was YES!
My comb twists starter locs came out amazing! This February 2015 is a beginning of a new journey with my natural hair and im beyond excited to see the growth process. I can admit that i am going to miss my freely loose natural hair but like i said it was time for a change and something a little less managing with my busy lifestyle and plus one thing ive learned during research online is that locs are very versatile. Im loving my new hairstyle and ill keep you guys posted on my experience as times goes by.
THE SALON EXPERIENCE:
I have been following this amazing loctician & natural hair stylist here in Cleveland for about 1 year now i do believe,she goes by the name of Tarsha Dixon and i fell in love with her work,passion and personality from the start so i already had my mind set that when i make this choice i would be going to her no doubt. She has been in the industry for well over 10 years and specialize in locs, she used to have a home based business but she now has a shop and she has lots of proof of her talent right here on social media. The salon was very private and relaxing, she fixed me some tea that was amazing and there wasn’t that feeling of being rushed through the process. Her uplifting personality and customer service was the best and id recommend her to everybody i know. So if you are in the Cleveland area or planning a visit soon and your interested in getting locs,an updo style or even just a two strand twist and hair treatments then please check her out!
FOLLOW & BOOK TARSHA NOW –>
STYLE SEAT (online booking):
REVIEWS SNEAK PEEK:
**Take a little sneak peek at some of Tarsha’s reviews (including my own)**
TY FOR READING AND IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS,ADVICE,OR ANYTHING AT ALL THEN PLEASE FEEL FREE TO COMMENT BELOW! …Until next time my luvs! ❤ ❤
Well l ❤ v’s its already the second month of the new year of 2015 and I really didn’t set any personal resolutions besides focusing on reaching new levels in the goals I already had. However after these last few months it has been a little challaging since I colored my hair and did my second big chop. This new color has changed my hair in so many ways (which I already was aware of possible changes) with Issues including but not limited to dryness and porosity change but I have finally stop letting this drive me crazy and just enjoy the learning process. It’s just like I’m newly natural all over again and have to learn what works for my hair and I’m ok with that only because I’ve been here already before so I know that ‘this to shall pass’ and learn as I go while taking the good with the bad.
I will say that my hair is in way better shape than it was in November, and that’s mainly because I changed up my regimen just a little by adding more deep conditioning and moisture,moisture moisture lol… On another note,I will be getting my starter locs in very soon and im very excited about this new journey although I know for awhile things will be pretty much the same when it comes to my hair maintenance until it grows out more or during times I can’t afford to go to the shop etc. (Which I hope don’t happens) but I will still be sharing what I’m doing with my kids hair,skin/beauty topics, and hauls as well so stay tuned!
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Hey luvs ❤ ❤ !!! Hope you guys all enjoyed your holidays no matter if you got a break to spend with your loved ones or not and i hope you enjoyed all the goodies that holidays have to offer. My holidays were great especially spending it with my husband and kids while they were all on break for almost 3 weeks!!!!… We were going to go out but we decided to spend the whole break indoors together, but i still decided to get dolled up for both Christmas and the New Year holiday. It was so hard for me to decide on what to do with my hair because of my new big chop and color as i talked more about in a previous post here –> “Big Chop #2“. Its like going natural all over again in so many ways because now i have color added so my hair doesnt react the same with certain products i used to use to achieve styles such as twist and bantu knot outs so im experimenting again and its fun but sometimes can get irritating if short on time and the style turns out to be a fail.
I decided that i haven’t done a rod set in a long time and i never did one on my shorter hair before when i big chopped for the first time back in 2011 so i figured why not see how it would turn out now. I was so worried about how this was going to turn out mostly because i didn’t have much products to work with at the moment of time, but with confidence i proceeded and it came out wayy better than i could of imagined.
I didn’t get a picture of me with the rollers in my head but here are the rollers,tools and the products that i used to achieve this style–>
I kept my rods in for 1 whole day before i took it down because i wanted it to be completely dry so that it wouldn’t interrupt the curls to much or create to much frizz. Here is two pics below of my hair after removing the rods and before i fluffed it out. —>
As you can see it turned out great and super curly, i almost didnt want to take it down! After wearing it just like this for about 2 hours i decided i would style it and use an afro pick to fluff the roots and add some volume…..
I loved it so much that i decided to do it again for new years eve, but i think i need to get some rods that are a little bigger because it did take me forever with those tiny rods lol. I would love to try some flexi rods and see how that turn out!
DO YOU LOVE ROD SETS? WHAT WAS YOUR EXPERIENCE WITH ROD SETS? WHAT PRODUCTS YOU USE? I’D LOVE TO HEAR ANYTHING YOU’D LIKE TO SHARE ON THIS TOPIC SO PLEASE FEEL FREE TO COMMENT BELOW!