Happy New Year! I hope everyone had a very eventful and safe holiday. Me and Youtuber Noelle Anais compiled a list of hairstyle trends that were trending this year, but we'd like to stay in 2016. Press play on the audio blog post below to find out the styles that we think definitely need to be ditched for 2017!
Looking for a summer hairstyle to rock? Check out this long bob from Freetress Equal, it is boho-chic and trendy.
I've had Alpine Meadows since October, and I've absolutely been in love with it. But I've been due for a wig change. So instead of buying a new unit, I decided to revamp what I had, so I cut Alpine a Meadows!
I'm starting to make the full wigs a part of my protective style regimen! "Riley" was introduced to me by way of my sister. She bought this unit at her local beauty supply store for around $28 and wore it home for the holidays. However, she traded this wig for some crochet braids and allowed me to take it off of her hands. And so my second journey with a straight wig, but first journey with a "Lob" began!
I finally tried my first L-part, full wig! I truly stepped out of my comfort zone with this unit! Straying away from my usual curly, black or brown weaves. I've also never tried a unit this long as well! It was a totally new experience!
This is my second review of Big Chop Hair clip ins. My first review was mainly about the cost and customer service, but this review will focus solely on the hair.
I received two bundles of "18 corkscrew curl (patterns are debatable, look to first review for details). The hair was really soft and the curl pattern seemed manageable. Right away, I knew I wanted to dye this hair, to make it more summery. The color originally came in a dark brown, I bleached the hair to different shades of blonde. I left the roots dark, however.
After bleaching the hair, the curls were still very much intact, and not compromised in any way.
Big Chop Hair. I have been stalking this hair company for the past two months! I've recently desired the want for natural-looking hair, other than my curly wigs, just to have a little more versatility and movement without fear of a wig hairline or track showing (hehe). So I stumbled across Big Chop Hair company via Instagram. At first I was skeptical of the clip ins because it just didn't seem like something that would last long or blend in with my hair. It wasn't until I saw a video of YouTube vlogger Maria Antoinette, that I reconsidered natural-hair clip ins.
In her video, I saw how she installed her hair and styled the clip ins. And it matched her natural hair perfectly. Not to mention, she dyed the weave, making it look as if she died her hair- the hair looked amazing. I looked up more information and found that the hair was so expensive (over $200) but decided it would be worth the cost because of the longevity of the hair that I predicted. I had so many plans for this hair y'all! And once purchasing, I was so excited. I bought the hair online and was sent a transaction confirmation. I assumed I would receive the hair within the next week.
I finally gathered up the courage to install my own faux locs! I've been wearing them for the past 2 weeks and I've received compliments and so many questions. Which is crazy because u think I did a pretty bash job, but that's a different story.
Let's start with my inspiration.
The beautiful Megan Good! She revealed her faux locs in May and they are absolutely stunning. A smaller-sized version of the protective style made her faux locs look more realistic, and was enough for me to want them myself.
So for the past 2.5 months I have been rocking two wigs by Outre in the style "Penny" and I have been loving it! Not only is the curl pattern in the unit gorgeous, but the convenience of snapping on a wig gave me so much life!
If you've read about my natural hair journey, you know that as I've continued on with my hair journey I have grown lazier when it comes to maintenance. I really just don't have the time. I love my hair, but I don't like doing it every night (hell, not even every week). So this year, especially, I have been seeking out protective hairstyles.
What is a protective hairstyle? A hairstyle that protects. Simple, right? It can either completely shield or blend with your actual hair to protect from harsh elements such as, clothing, excessive styling and improper maintenance (aka being lazy when you know you need to do your hair).
So this time around, I chose wigs! I can still wash my hair as often as usual, and I can switch it up as quick as I want. For example, waking up with a 'fro but attending an event later that day with 18-inch curls. *hair flip*
Go natural, not broke.
I used to think that going natural would be cheaper than having relaxed hair because I wouldn’t be paying salon prices for touch ups every six weeks. I figured letting my hair go wild and free would actually be free. Little did I know, natural hair products can add up too. Whether you’re transitioning or you’re just looking for a way to save money on your hair, here are some tips on how to maintain your hair without breaking the bank: