Summer hair is all about drama, beachy waves or an occasional dye job or two. This summer, I turned up the heat (in living color) and became a platinum blonde! Of course, adding color to your tresses can be damaging and even cause your hair to become brittle, eventually breaking off. However, with a few healthy hair products from Beautiful Textures, I can share just how I’ve been getting the most out of my summer color styles below.
As a child, I can remember Saturday nights always being DIY salon time complete with washes, blowouts and silk stove pressings by my Nana. The more things change, the more they stay the same. This past Saturday night, I found myself stuck at home preparing to wash and style my hair. So of course this was the perfect time to break out just a few of my favorite Beautiful Textures products to make my Saturday night regimen as flawless as possible (and given that it was a Saturday night and I was actually at home washing my hair – I was indeed in for a wild and crazy DIY night!)
After washing my hair, it was time that I used Beautiful Textures’ Rapid Repair Deep Conditioner for an intense moisture-rich formula that renews damaged ends, and helps adds beautiful shine. It’s my favorite product for damage control, and does a great job repairing heat and color treated hair.
Once washed, conditioned and ready to go – it was time to add a little oomph to securing my style and that’s when Beautiful Textures’ Curl Definer Mousse becomes my ultimate product of choice for setting my summer style. The Curl Definer Mousse is a quick-drying mousse that is mostly used for achieving smooth, bouncy spiral or roller sets, but did you know it’s actually a great product for us girls that are transitioning into the natural lifestyle too! It’s unique formula actually allows you to blend two textures of hair flawlessly and create the style you’ve always wanted.
After an hour or two setting my hair underneath the blow drying, it’s time to pincurl, set and go! The next day, my hair felt rejuvenated and completely softer and more manageable than ever before.
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I must admit, my recent change up in hair was the direct result of an (earlier than usual) trip to the Caribbean. If you keep up with my ever changing style, then you know typically around this time of year, you can catch me in a mean set of waist-length extensions, sprinkled with a little color for variety. However, because of my latest excursion to Jamaica with Strength of Nature, I opted for a new do’ and for the first time (to my delight) I’ve been donning stylish Senegalese twists.
Never before have I found myself so excited about creating unique styles from top knots to ponytails to french rolls, I’ve tried them all! What’s my secret? I’ve been using Beautiful Textures Curl Definer Mousse to eliminate signs of twist wear and tear! Check out my latest style creation video below!
Love my style? Check out additional videos linked from Ty Alexander of GorgeousInGrey.com and Kela Walker of KelasKloset.com and let us know how you change up your style using Beautiful Textures Curl Definer Mousse in the comments below!
The weather is finally getting warmer and you know what that means? Time to plan your next Caribbean vacation and protective style to match! I rarely go on vacations where salt-water is involved without a plan to keep my hair looking stylish and protected while on the go. While I typically opt for box braids, this season I wanted to go for a look that was as easily manageable but slightly unique and softer. Thus a visit to a local braiding salon in Brooklyn had me ready to go with my first venture in Senegalese twists.
Thanks to a recent Jamaica getaway with Strength of Nature – I got an inside look at the amazing product line including African Pride, Beautiful Textures, Elasta QP, Soft and Beautiful Botanicals. In addition to a look at the products, I got a chance to see how the pros create beautiful and healthy styles with Pamela Hogan and Felicia Leatherwood demonstrating quick styling tips for any girl on the go.
Moments after checking out the haute hair demos, I had the pleasure of getting an impromptu one-on-one styling session from a local bartender with an impeccable Senegalese twists style. When I asked her how she styled her twists, instead of explaining her step-by-step method, she demonstrated her winding twist form of braiding in my own strands.
Standard Senegalese twists are formed by twisting two pieces of hair around each other and securing by braiding the ends to ensure that each twist stays in tact. The remixed style adds a coil-effect to each twist by forming a coil to one piece of the twists and wrapping it around the other piece of hair prior to twisting them both together.
Once you create the desired coil length that you want for each twist, you simply continue by twisting each strand around the other as you would for a normal Senegalese twist braid (and secure with a three strand braid at each end.)
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Senegalese twists are the perfect style for any vacation destination. From classic top buns to flowing strands caught in the beach breeze – it’s truly a style that every woman must experience at least once in her lifetime. I’m glad I took the leap to try a new style and I’m sure you will too!
Now that I’m stocked with Strength of Nature products, I can’t wait to share my created Senegalese styles on the blog next. From updos to sleek flowing strands, Strength of Nature carries products for practically every hair type and style. For the last few weeks, I’ve been experimenting with a few stylish looks using the Beautiful Textures curl defining mousse and Soft and Beautiful Botanicals Coconut Oil and I can’t wait to show off my latest styled creation on the blog soon… [Stay Tuned!]