Fall & Winter Hairstyle Inspiration

Box Braids

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Box braids are one of the most common hairstyles for black girls, but they are a classic. If you’re going for a simple and pretty look, then box braids are the way to go. They have gotten so easy to accessorize now. Hair has become an accessory of its own with clips, beads, wire, and colorful string. Box braids are perfect if you want a quick interchangeable look that can be accessorized to match any outfit.

Wigs

I have honestly yet to invest in wigs, but I love the concept of them. You can throw it on before you go out the door and throw it right off as soon as you get home. I think wigs are the best style to protect your hair and let it grow to its true potential. Because it’s not attached with your hair, you can keep up with your hair routine. Wigs are the most fun you can have with your hair, since it’s not permanent. Everyday you can wear a completely different wig and look like an entirely different person.

Crochet Braids

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Crochet braids have recently become very popular and I personally love how easy the hairstyle is. Cornrows are braided onto the scalp and hair is woven through the braid to ensure less tension on the scalp and hair. This is really the easiest install and take down. There are so many videos online that you can do this yourself and it’ll look amazing. I’ve down this myself a few times and the entire process never takes longer than three hours.

Cornrows

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Cornrows have comeback with a vengeance and have become THE black hairstyle of the year. Cornrows have been the oldest black hairstyle dating back to 3000 B.C. in Africa.  It’s a simple, yet intricate hairstyle that truly works in all seasons. They can be as long or as short as you want them to be, varying in size and style. These usually have to be redone the quickest but when well-maintained they can last a month.

Twists

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I find twists the most versatile style of them all. There are so many different types of twists and I think it’s good to have fun in the winter with them. You can have your pick from Havana, Marley, or Senegalese Twists. They all have a different look to them that can change-up your style for the winter. When it’s cold, people just seem to lose all motivation to look cute instead of bundling up. I think twists make it so easy to look cute and cozy.

I hope you got some inspiration on your next hairstyle from this. 🙂

Xx,

Joanna Sarah

Verse of the Day: Isaiah 25:1

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Issa Wig?!?!

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Yes, I made my crochet hair into a wig. I did that. I used the Freetress Shake & Go Braided Crochet Cap, which I hated at first. I had headaches and it always felt like it was falling, but after a while I got used to it. By my third time wearing the wig, I had no headaches and I felt like my wig was on secure. Even if its secure I’m not going to go and flips and test its strength. The install was pretty easy, expect the braids were tight. I watched many videos and reviews before trying it out. The videos really help with the install, knowing how to put it on and what I should wear it to make it look realistic. Honestly, this wig was one of my best hair ideas. I don’t know if I’ll use the cap again and make another wig, but I wore this until October. It was convenient and made taking care of my hair way easier.

Xx,

Joanna Sarah

Verse of the Day: Joshua 1:9

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My Fall Curly Hair Hacks

Fall is here and with fall comes frigid air. As a girl with curly and thick hair, it is important for me to keep my curls moisturized and protected. Dry hair in the cold is not something any girl wants to deal with. Above is a graphic created by hair color company, eSalon that inspired me to make this post about some of my favorite hair hacks.

Deep Condition

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A good deep conditioner keeps the moisture in for just a little longer. For the ultimate soft hair, spend a minimum of 15 minutes deep conditioning your hair. The extra step will make your hair feel loved. I promise. 😉

Don’t Wash Your Hair Often

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When it’s cold outside, it’s not best to wash your hair often. Shampoo strips hair of its moisture, wheter it’s sulfate-free or not. I recommend co-washing your hair. I co-wash my hair between using shampoo and my hair has never been healthier. For those who don’t knw, co-washing is using conditioner to cleanse your hair instead of shampoo. It’s another way cleaning your hair and keeping its moisture.

Protective Styles Are Key

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For a black girl with curly hair, my hair is constantly in elaborate styles to keep the brutal wind away. Buns and moisturized twist outs are my go-to hairstyles, when my hair isn’t in faux locs or twists. When it’s cold out, keep your hair away from the dry atmosphere as best as possible. Don’t let your hair suffer from the cold and become dry.

I hope you guys enjoyed these hair hacks.

Xx,

Joanna Sarah

Verse of the Day: Proverbs 18:10

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Daytime Curly Hair Routine

In the morning, I unbraid my hair and apply some Argan oil to each section.

If my hair is really dry, I dampen it with water and apply my Cantu Shea Butter Leave-In Conditioner Repair Cream to add moisture.

Then I style my hair as I please using the Olive Oil Eco Styler Gel as needed.

When I’m trying to achieve a slick back look, I wrap my hair in a bandana for 10-15 minutes to ensure that there are no flyaways.

My mornings are pretty simple regarding to hair care, it’s usually taming my hair that takes time.

Xx,

Joanna Sarah

Verse of the Day: Psalm 119:2

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Wash Day Curly Hair Routine 

On wash day, I get into the shower and drench my hair with water completely. Once my hair is wet, I grab my Cantu for Natural Hair Sulfate-Free Cleansing Cream Shampoo and massage it into my scalp. If my hair is really dirty, than I’ll shampoo twice.


After shampooing, I condition my hair with Cantu’s for Natural Hair Sulfate-Free Hydrating Cream Conditioner. As my hair is really dry, I condition my hair twice and leave the conditioner in for about 5-10 minutes.


Before I leave the shower, I apply Shea Moisture’s Raw Shea Butter Deep Treatment Masque into my hair in sections. After about 45-60 minutes, I rinse my hair and apply the Cantu Shea Butter Leave-In Conditioner Repair Cream.


After wash day, I usually braid or twist my hair as I please, depending on how I want to style my hair.

Xx,

Joanna Sarah

Verse of the Day: Ephesians 4:26

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Twist Crown Afro

This hairstyle is so cute and easy. I honestly fell in love when I first did this. This paints my natural kinky curly hair in it’s best state – shrinkage and all. I used my Shea Moisture Curl & Style Milk and some argan oil with water to make my curls more prominent. I got an ouchless headband and wrapped it around twice to push my hair back. I got an old crochet twist and wrapped it around the crown of my hair. I pinned it down in the back and added some hair jewelry to make it cuter. That’s it. My favorite hairstyles are the ones that take only about five minutes.

Xx,

Joanna Sarah

Verse of the Day: John 15:13

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Faux Locs Crochet Hair Review 

 

 

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In total I had seven pack of hair in my head; two 20″ inch Natty Goddess Dreadlocks in the color 2 and five 18″ Bomba Dreadlocks Faux Locs Soul in the color 2. My go-to for crochet is usually faux locs because I love the dread styles and how I look with them. They were really thick and had a reasonable weight for seven packs of hair. I kept my dreads long for about three weeks and then I got really hot. I cut them to be shoulder-length and I really love that short bob look. It’s been about a month and a half and they still look brand new. They do get tangled, but that’s easily fixed with scissors. My only complaint is that the loop for the Natty Goddess hair wasn’t as defined and pre-lopped as the Bomba Faux Soul. Therefore, it would occasionally fall out. I love the hair so much that I took it out and made a crochet wig out of it. A post will be coming soon about that. 😉 I highly recommend the Bomba Faux Soul, if you want more of a realistic dread look. The Natty Goddess Locs have a slight curl to it that I like. Mixing the two different types of dreads had a really nice outcome. Experimenting with hair always brings unexpectedly results.

Xx,

Joanna Sarah

Verse of the Day: Proverbs 21:2

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