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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Step 7: Bump and curl hair for a finished look!
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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
- Paddle Brush
- Bob pins
- 2 Hair ties
- Edge control
- Finishing polish spray
- Leave in Conditioner
Step 1: Start off by detangling your hair
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.
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.
Step 4: Apply edge control to front edges and back of your hair. Only do this if you want a more polished look.
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.
Step 6: Continue to twist all the down and secure with a hair tie.
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)
Step 9: apply finishing polish spray for extra gloss and sheen!
Step 10: You are now finished!
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Todays blog is about how to deep condition your hair. I have several deep conditioning regimes depending on what my hair needs! This method is very basic and easy and I use it as often as once a month. So lets dive into the goodness!
- Edens all natural deep conditioner/ or your favorite deep conditioner(3-4 scoops depending on hair length)
- Olive oil (1 teaspoon)
- Tea Tree Oil (3-4 squirts)
- Coconut oil (1 teaspoon)
- Deep conditioning cap
- applicator brush
- Cantu Shea butter-wash out conditioner (you will need this to co-wash your hair after you have rinsed out the deep conditioner)
- Mix the ingredients together!!
Step 1: Wash your hair thoroughly. I use the Cantu Shea Butter natural shampoo and conditioner. This is a good time to detangle your hair and put it into 4 sections. This will help when applying the deep conditioner.
Step 2: Towel dry your hair, leaving it damp. Now take down one of the sections and apply the deep conditioner. I like to use the applicator brush for my roots. make sure to apply the conditioner to the tips of your hair and rake through. Now you should have 4 equal parts with conditioner.
Step 3: Once you have applied the deep conditioner to all of your head, apply the deep conditioning cap to you head for 15-30 minutes depending on your regime. I like to leave it on for at least 30 minutes to an hour. Also if you re not in a hurry try sitting under a bonnet hair dryer, it allows the oils and conditioner to penetrate the shafts of your hair.
Step 4: Rinse out the deep conditioner thoroughly. Do Not shampoo your hair. Shampooing will remove the soft oils that were just applied to your hair.
Step 5: Co-wash your hair. I like to do this just to seal my hair. This leaves my hair feeling extra soft. To cows you hair use any rinse out conditioner to your liking. apply conditioner massage in and rinse out.
Results: Your hair should be shinny, extra soft and light weight. After deep conditioning your hair should be more manageable for any style. I decided to straighten my hair. The deep conditioner allowed me to use less heat and to easily flat iron my hair.
Leave me a message below if you like this regime and tutorial and what else you would like to know about hair!!
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There are a few staple hair products that every Divas needs in their closet to keep your hair looking Diva-Licious! I have natural hair so I like to use natural products. Natural hair products are products that are free of sulfates and that have organic ingredients that treat and moisturize your hair. Ladies if you have relaxed or color treated hair you can use these products as well! The products that I use come form the Cantu she Butter: for natural hair. This line also has products for relaxed and color treated hair. But be mindful those products do have sulfates which can be harmful to your hair. Below is a brief list of each products that I use on wash day!
- Cantu Shea Butter: Sulfate-Free Cleansing cream shampoo
This product gently removes heavy buildup, leaves hair health and clean, and is made with 100% she butter.
- Cantu Shea Butter: Sulfate-Free Hydrating Cream Conditioner
The Cantu conditioner helps retain natural oils, leaves hair moisturized and hydrated and also is made with %100 shea butter. Divas let me tell you this product is the bomb. It is great for detangling you hair, it leaves my hair very soft and shinny.
- Cantu Argon Oil: Leave in Conditioning Repair Cream
So every diva needs a leave in conditioner and by far this is the best product I have ever used. It smells great doesn’t leave any messy build up! I have also tried the shea butter leave in, it works just as great. This leave in conditioner can also be used for twist out, braid out, wash-n-go and everyday styling. if you want a tutorial leave comment below. This product deeply moisturizes hair and helps repair dry damaged hair from over heated and formulated styled hair.
- Cantu Shea Butter: Thermal Shield Heat Protectant
This heat protectant protects your hair up to 425F degrees. it smells great its light, not oily and is infused with she butter to soften your hair.
***You can find these products at Wal-Mart, Sally’s, Target and at your local beauty supply. Note that prices may vary. I find that Wal-Mart carries these product the cheapest but it is always sold out. Sally has recently added this product to their shelves, however if you do not see it on the shelf ask for it! They have it in the back. These product normally retails at $4-$6 depending on where it is purchased.
These products are amazing! they leave my hair smelling good, moisturized, silky and shinny. I give these products a 10+
Divas If you would like to see a tutorial on any of these products leave me a comment!
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