A journal of my natural hair and half marathon journeys.

Another quilting video!

Check out my recent YouTube video:

How to Make a Quilt: Tips for Sewing with Sports Jerseys

My current protective style:

I have been working on my braiding for the summer, so this is another attempt.  These braids are four days old now; I hope to get a few more days before I have to take them down.

Separate idea: I have also started my YouTube channel.  I have two videos (actually about quilting, not hair), so please check them out.  Thanks!

http://youtu.be/L_Ze5ljK964

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ztjU4mUUxwQ

Vacation Hair:

I tried this as a hairstyle for our vacation.  I twisted first, then realized that it was exactly like last year’s vacation style.  Instead of putting the twists into a bun, I did pincurls this time.

I used a different set of products for this style. I will update later.

I am experimenting with learning to braid my hair, so I tried this style that I adapted from YouTube. I mixed the.Beautiful Textures products to help with styling. When I was done, I pinned up the twists so they don’t hang quite as long.

Merry Christmas!

Twist out: I actually twisted my hair up 3 nights ago using water, my oil mix, and the Curl Enhancing Smoothie. I took it down today, and I am okay with what came out. Have a great day!

Bonus:
Since school is starting soon, I decided to try a new makeup look. See link below for the inspiration.

http://youtu.be/QI3qC1is1uY

Bonus:
Since school is starting soon, I decided to try a new makeup look. See link below for the inspiration.

http://youtu.be/QI3qC1is1uY

Current protective style:
1. Parts
2. I used Obia Naturals products as a leave-in and styler.
3. Flat twists one side
4. Flat twists other side
5. Two strand twists in the front
6. I did pin curls to protect my ends.
7. The back

Quick Review: Aunt Jackie’s detangler
I usually do not post before a shampoo, but I am so excited about what just happened to my hair. I purchased the Aunt Jackie’s Knot on My Watch detangler a few weeks ago from Family Dollar (6 oz for 5.00). When I tried it before, it did not work for me. Today, however, it was a miracle!
I wet my hair in each section, then applied the detangler to the hair. It was so easy to detangle with this stuff. I was able to detangle my hair in 5 big sections, very quickly!

Possible negative: I saw some white specks in each section after combing, so I would probably not use this after a shampoo.

Flat Twist + Bun:
I did this yesterday as a protective style for this week’s vacation. It is a really simple style but came out well. I used Nubian Heritage Grow and Strengthen Treatment Masque as a leave-in and EcoStyler gel to style.