I am back with another beautiful Naturalista Feature and am proud to introduce you to Ms. Diane Hall!
This absolutely gorgeous natural is a powerhouse I tell you! Diane not only has been natural for a number of years, she has written a book ‘How I Grew It Long Naturally‘, is the co-founder of Natural Hair Week and if that wasn’t enough she also happens to be a model (which really isn’t a surprise). What did I tell you, a power house!
After connecting with her on Instagram and reading her story I knew that this would be one to share, Diane is absolutely inspiring and I am honored to be able to share her story on my Blog which you can read here.
I watched a number of videos on YouTube before I proceeded to make my own wig however, I quickly found out that while some of the stunning & talented women in the videos were able to make their wigs in a “few hours” it took me forever! Literally I split the process over two days (the weekend) and spent about 10 hours in total. This was only after I had initially made 2 failed attempts (two weekend before) with the Freetress Crochet Braiding hair – Bouncy Twist Out (colour 2).
Freetress Crochet Braiding Hair – Bouncy Twist out
Freetress Crochet Braiding Hair – Bouncy Twist out
I initially wanted to make my wig to look the same as the crochet braids on the hair model however, it proved to be a challenge for me. The hair was just so thick it not only looked overly “fake” on my small face but it was overwhelmingly bulky. So in order not to give up I ended up changing the curl pattern of the hair by: moisturizing, detanglng, separating and re-curling with flexi rods and hot water. Once that was done I was able to make Annabelle with a lot more ease!
I have a detailed review about the crochet hair which I purchased online from Tisun Beauty(you can read about here.)
It is a lot easier to explain my wig making process via video which you will find below.
Would love to hear from you, if you have attempted a DIY wig let me know how it went!
Raven can be found on a few social media outlets one of my personal favorite is her Instagram Page: My Natural Hair Is Dope. You really want need to take a peek at the page, it is full of inspirational photos, styling idea, product favorites and so much more. If you are on Instagram, don’t forget to follow the page and tag your photos with #mynaturalhairisdope. Aside from Instagram she also has a Facebook page which you can find under My Natural Hair Is Dope as well.
Once again Thank You Raven for sharing your story with us!
I am flattered to have my story as part of her beautiful Blog, Thank You Sharon!
You can read the full story here and please take a few minutes to go over the rest of the wonderful stories and information provided on the Blog. I love the feel, look and content of her Blog and I am sure you will enjoy reading through it too!
Once again Thank You Sharon, you turned my story into a wonderful feature!
Today I am honored to say that the story about natural hair journey has been featured on IslandKynks! Ms. Kesia (the brainchild of the blog) who by the way is an “old timer” Natural has actually been featured on my blog (here). She was kind enough to share my story on her amazing blog. Thank you sister! 😀
Apart from being a stunning natural beauty, she is one of the kindest and most supportive curlfriends I have had the honor of getting to know. Seriously, she comments or hits the “like” button on nearly every single post I write (I truly appreciate the support so much)!
IslandKynksis packet with information about natural hair, styles, product reviews and yes natural hair stories of a group of really inspiring ladies. Please do take a peek at Kesia’s blog, you will not be disappointed!
It has been a little while since I’ve been privileged to feature a beautiful natural head on my blog so without further-ado I would like to introduce you to the gorgeous natural-head Ms. Saran, owner of AntiguaBarbudaGirl.
Saran is an “Old timer” Natural who has been natural for pretty much all her life (the things we can learn from her!) She was kind enough to share her story and experiences with me and I am honored to share them with you. (Thank you for sharing Saran !)
You can read all about Saran ‘s journey over here.
Also, if you happen to be on the hunt for hair tutorials, hair care tips, poetry, healthy living ideas and motivation then you will want to visit AntiguaBarbudaGir! The blog is easy to follow with some great information and inspiration.
Once again Thank You Saran for sharing your story with us!
The lucky girl that I am is happy to yet again share the natural hair journey of another gorgeous natural-head Ms. Nicole, owner of Natural Nicole.
Nicole is an “Old timer” Natural who has been rocking her stunning curls for the last 3 years, after 20 years of having used relaxers. She was wonderful enough to share her story and experiences with me and I am excited to share them with you Maicurlies! (Thank you for sharing Nicole!)
You can read all about Nicole’s journey over here.
If you happen to be looking for a source of product reviews, hair tutorials, hair care tips or even poetry, then you will want to visit Natural Nicole! The blog is easy to follow with some great information and inspiration.
Nicole also supported me on her blog by featuring my story which you can read here.
Once again Thank You Nicole for sharing your story with us!
I hope everyone is having a fantastic start to the weekend!
Once again a lovely Natural Head (Ms. Rae) who’s feature story was actually covered on my blog (you can read it here) was kind enough to post my own Natural Hair Journey as well as my venture into the world of Blogging and Vlogging on The Natural Hair Blog Directory (NHBD). I am a member of NHBD and I first want to say that the feature is not only done beautifully but also has an air of professionalism to it (so pretty)! My feature story can be read here.
I love the NHBD because it allows Blogger/Vloggers and other natural heads (including those contemplating going back natural) to get to know one another, mingle and exchange stories/experiences/advice!
I am really honored that I was able to get a feature on the Blog because of the actual concept of NHBD… bringing people who love Natural Hair together! I have mentioned the Blog in a previous post (Get Listed on Natural Hair Blog Directory), so in case you are a Blogger/Vlogger or you know a Blog or Vlog that has not signed up with NHBD then go ahead get it registered! If you are looking for inspiration, interesting reads or simply connecting with people then again the Blog is the place to visit because there are a number (over 100) Naturalista’s listed on there with a vast array of information.
I know, I know, two posts in one day?! But I was really excited to introduce to you my newest beautiful natural head…Ms. Rae!
Rae is an “Old Timer” natural who works in field of Instructional Design, runs (owns) the beautiful blog Love Thy Introvert and if that wasn’t enough she also admins the inspiring blog The Natural Hair Blog Directory . She did me the honor of allowing me to feature her hair journey which can be read here.
In case natural hair interests you (which I am guessing it does!) or perhaps you want to delve into the world of understanding personalities, instructional design, life or Christianity then Love Thy Introvert is the blog for you. I would also recommend that you check out The Natural Hair Blog Directory because the amount of inspiration you can get through all the bloggers and vloggers on there is incredible!
So before I start I have to say 2 things: 1. I came across this video thanks to a lovely natural head on Napturally Curly Hair Forum and 2. this is “old” and might be “old news” for you. The video was shared in one of the forums and I have never seen it before even though this it is from 2010!
So the first video shows how going natural affected 3 women, in that, they decided to go on their own personal natural journey for different reasons.
The little girl at the end of the video is too cute!
The second video is a follow up of the story showing the feedback and response from audiences who watched the original story.
I have to say while this might be “old news” the core of the story is still alive and well so I had to share. I do not want to mention the name of the lovely lady who shared the video (respecting her privacy) but Thank You lovely lady! 😀