How to Flat Iron Natural Hair

Divas,

Do you have natural hair? Well Today I will tell you how to blow dry and flat-iron your natural hair! Something to remember is to always place your blow dryer and flat iron on a temperature that is suitable for your hair type. Never go over your hair more than 3 times anymore can cause heat damage. So lets dive right in to the hair party!

Products 7 tools

  • Flat iron
  • Blow dryer
  • Leave-in Conditioner
  • Thermal Care
  • Hair Clips
  • Combs (chasing comb, wide tooth comb)
  • Polishing spray
  • Denman Brush

 

Step 1: Make sure you have wash and conditioned you hair. First start by parting your hair in 4 equal sections. Once you have those sections you will need to detangle your hair. I use a Denman brush and  wide tooth comb.

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Step 2: Begin to blow dry. Please remember to place blow dryer setting on a heat that is suitable for your hair type. Make sure to start at the bottom of your hair and work your way up to the roots.

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Step 3: Once hair is blow dried part a small section in the back of your hair. Clip rest of the hair out-of-the-way.

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Step 4: Spray polishing spray on the small section of hair. place chasing comb and the hair and begin to flat-iron. make sure to place flat-iron on a temperature suitable for your hair type.

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Step 5: Repeat until whole head is straight.

Step 6: My clients hair hadn’t been straightened for 3 years so her ends needed to be clipped. If you do not eel clipping your ends please seek a professional.

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Step 7: Bump and curl hair for a finished look!

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Happy Hair Divas

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Easy Crown Twist

Divas,

Are you looking for a quick easy protective hairstyle? Well try out the easy crown twist! This look can be very versatile,  it can be dressed up for a more professional look or dressed down for around the city look. Make your pick! So lets dive into the hair goodness.

Tools/products you will need

  • Comb
  • Brush
  • Paddle Brush
  • Bob pins
  • 2 Hair ties
  • Edge control
  • Finishing polish spray
  • Leave in Conditioner

 

Step 1: Start off by detangling your hair

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Step 2: Part your hair in the front as if you were giving yourself a side bang. Then make a part down the center of your hair. You should now have 2 equal parts.

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Step 3: Tie one side part and apply leave in conditioner to your hair. I like to concentrate on my ends and edges of my hair. Now use the paddle rush to help distribute the leave in conditioner evenly throughout your hair.

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Step 4: Apply edge control to front edges and back of your hair. Only do this if you want a more polished look.

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Step 5: Grab a section from the top, split section into 2 pieces. Twist one piece of hair over the other. Now begin twisting. As you twist you will add hair to the bottom. (please refer to video for demonstration.

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Step 6: Continue to twist all the down and secure with a hair tie.

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Step 7: Repeat steps on the other side

Step 8: Criss-cross the 2 twist in the back and secure with bob pins. If your hair is long like mine you will have to tuck hair to hide the ends. (refer to video for this)

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Step 9: apply finishing polish spray for extra gloss and sheen!

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Step 10: You are now finished!

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Happy Hair Divas!

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The Ultimate Twist-Out

Divas,

Its Summer and your hair needs to be treated extra special. Now ladies twist outs are NOT only for natural haired Divas. Relaxed and perm ladies can use this method as well. Twist-outs are great for the summer, low maintenance and look great for all hair types and textures. This tutorial will leave your hair with soft bouncing curls! That’s right team no “crunch”The key to a good twist out is the products and your patience routine! So lets dive into hair heaven. Make sure to watch the video below for the full tutorial.

Products Needed:

Wide tooth comb

Hair clips

Perm Rods

Cantu Curling Cream (any curling cream you like)

Cantu Leave In Conditioner (or any leave in conditioner you like)

Cantu Thermal Shield

Oil (argon oil & hair oil) or any oil that you like

Step 1: Start off on pre-washed and detangled hair. This is very important because this will help the process go faster and will prevent from damaging your hair.

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Step 2: Section your hair off into workable sections. I like to section my hair in to 5 to 5 sections. Two in the front and 3 sections in the back.

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Step 3: Start off with one of the sections. Part that section into small pieces that you want to twist.  Apply the leave in conditioner first then the curling cream. Make sure these products are applied form roots to tips.

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Step 4: Begin 2 strand twisting to the scalp. If you do not know how to 2 strand twist to the scalp no worries twist your hair in plats. I like to twist to the scalp it creates more definition to my hair.

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Step 5: Apply more curling cream to the ends if necessary. Apply perm rod to the end of the hair

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Step 6: Repeat this process until your whole head is twisted.

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Step 7: Apply thermal shield if you will be sitting under the hooded dryer.

Step 8: The take down process!! Remove all perm rods. Apply Argon oil or any oil that you like to your fingers. This helps keep down the frizz.

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Step 9: Gently take loose your twist.

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Step 10: Fluff and pick out roots with a wide tooth comb.

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There you have it the ultimate twist out in 10 easy steps!!! Enjoy happy Hair Divas!

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How to Braid a High Ponytail: Invisible Method

Divas,

If you are looking for a easy protective style for the summer this tutorial blog is for you! Please refer to video for an actual visual tutorial of how to do the invisible braiding method. So lets get right into the goodness.

Products used to achieve the look

  • Combs: Denman brush, wide tooth comb, rat tail comb
  • Oil: BB light hair growth oil (used for the scalp), Argon oil to seal in moisture
  • Hair Clips
  • Hair tye
  • Blow dryer
  • Cantu Shea butter: Natural Shampoo, Conditioner, Leave in conditioner, Heat protectant
  • Foam wrap
  • Kanekalon braiding hair (Silky Jumbo braid)

Step 1: Wash and condition hair

Step2: Part hair into sections and apply leave in conditioner and heat protectant. DOn’t forget to tangle the hair when doing this step. Use the wide tooth comb and/or denman brush.

Step 3: Blow dry hair. Ladies I like to blow dry my hair or my clients hair when I am doing braided styles it makes it easier for me to to manage the hair. Please place your blow dryer on a temperature that is safe for your hair. I like to use either 200-350m degrees depending on what style i am trying to achieve.

Step 4: Part the hair from ear to ear in a horizontal line. This will play as a guideline for where the braids need to meet.

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Step 5: Make your first part. I start my first part on the right side by the ear. This will act as a guide for the rest of my braids

Step 6: Divide synthetic hair into 4 different size strands. you first 2 strands should be very thin the other 2 pieces should be medium size. (please refer to video)

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Step 7: Start off by braiding natural hair first. Grab a piece of the thin synthetic hair and add it into the hair. braid again and add another. You will want to add the hair as you braid on. Continue to braid the hair all the way down.

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Step 8: Braid entire head.

Step 9: once you hair braided all of the hair oil the scalp in-between each braid. Pull all of the braids into a ponytail.

Step 10: Boil water. Dip the ends of the hair into the water to seal the hair. (Caution!!! make sure you have a towel handy to dry the hair. Note if this is yoghurts time doing this ask for help!!! the water will be very hot and you don not want to burn your client or yourself)

Step 11: Apply foam wrap to hair. Wrap your hair with a silk wrap and dry the hair for about 5-10 minutes. Apply argon oil to seal the hair.

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And that is it!!! Easy summer protective style!!!