Category Archives: Natural Hair

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Self Care with Pantene Nutrient Blends Collection

I’ve partnered with Pantene to bring you this sponsored content. Of course, all thoughts and opinions are my own.

I am rediscovering my “Hairitage” with the Pantene Nutrient Blends collection. My lifestyle is very busy and usually always on the go. Reconnecting with my hair is something that I did not give a lot of time to outside of styling. I do believe that trying new things is the cornerstone of evolution, but we do need to remember our history.

From the time that I can remember, I have always known my mother to block out time for her hair care. She would not accept invitations to go out or to do things when it was her hair day. I typically multitask myself into the ground and I always felt like I could not do that anymore. At the feet of my mother, I am reminded that real self-care is simply taking the time to pour into yourself. Being pregnant right now is really making me slow down and I need to take time to care for my entire self. That means resting, making quality time for myself, caring for my skin and my hair. As an expecting mom, you want to look and feel beautiful too. Caring for my hair with Pantene’s Nutrient Blends Collection was just what I needed.

The Fortifying Damage Repair with Castor Oil shampoo and conditioner is free of sulfates, parabens, dye and mineral oil. I use the castor oil shampoo to clean, strengthen and protect my hair but don’t worry, it’s a gentle cleanse that even works for frequent washing. I use the castor oil conditioner to nourish and restore my hair with shine. The castor oil overnight repair serum helps to restore the health of my hair. I have neglected my hair so much that the overnight repair serum is one of the only things that can take my hair from its driest form to soft and moisturized again.

It’s okay to close the door and take the time for yourself. For me that means remembering to take time for my hair. Wash day for natural hair is not an inconvenience, it is an opportunity for self-care.

Enjoy ColorBees!

blonde twa, Ann Taylor, big chop, black girl blonde hair

How to Go From Dark Hair to Blonde Hair

I’m so excited about this post! I tried my hand at youtube and videos long before I started blogging. When life got busy I dropped the ball on it. Well, I’m trying it again! I don’t know how often I will make videos but here is one to start with.

I chronicled how I took my short natural dark brown hair to blonde. This video includes all of the products I used, recommended times, and tips. I can’t wait to hear what you think about it! Enjoy!

Natural Hair Pompadour

I get a lot of questions about how long my hair is right now and if I feel like I have enough versatility with this haircut. Although I am somewhat limited in my style choices I am being forced to be more creative with styling my hair lately.

Honestly, this length is a tiny bit awkward because it’s long enough to flop down when curly and wet, but it doesn’t look cute. Ha Ha! I’ve had success with pin & tuck styles, braids, and twist outs. Now I’m adding this pompadour to the mix. This style is even easier than the pin and tuck style I posted last week.

  1. First, I used a blow dryer to stretch my hair out. As you can see I didn’t focus on the ends very much because the roots were more important.
  2. Second, I took a small section out of the front and put the rest in a ponytail toward the front of my head.
  3. Next, I took the hair that I left out in the front, placed it over the ends on my ponytail and smoothed it out.
  4. Lastly, I tucked and pinned the ends and Viola! The pompadour is complete.

I hope you like this style and I will be adding more styles to the blog as i make them up. Let me know if you have questions about this this or any other natural hair style and I’ll get them answered quickly. Enjoy!

Natural Hair | Tuck & Pin Style

I have had my box braids out for a while now and because of the length of my hair I have had to become very creative with my hair styles. It is sort of an awkward stage when it’s not long enough for some things and not short enough to just leave it alone and wear it as is.

I would classify this look as a tuck & pin style. Tuck & pins are great for any hair length and every hair stays put because of all of the bobby pins you’ll use. To begin, I blew my hair out with my blowdryer.  After it was stretched, I began at the very front in the center of my hair with a light braid/twist. Once each braid/twist is done, secure it with a bobby pin. Start on the right, twist and pin to the opposite side. Then move to the opposite side of your head and repeat. Continue this pattern until you reach the desired place you’d like to stop. Then use the same left to right pattern to braid out the remaining hair. Tuck it under and secure it with a bobby pin. It takes less than five minutes to do and people won’t believe that you did it yourself.

Leave me a comment about your favorite tuck & pin style. Enjoy!

10 Hair Styles for an Undercut

The other day someone told me that I had a brave haircut. I smiled and on the inside I wished everyone felt like they could do something brave with their hair. You may think having an undercut  would really limit how you can style your hair but for me the possibilities seem endless. I put together a snapshot of ten styles I could create with an undercut and box braids. Hopefully this will give you the push you need to do something “Brave” with your hair. Leave me a comment about which style is your favorite.  Enjoy!

1. Top Knot

2. Side Braid

3. Side swept & down

4. Straight back braid

5. Ponytail

6. Half up, half down

7. Low ponytail (hidden under cut)

8. Low twisted side bun

9. Bow up do

10. Messy bun