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First Lace Frontal Wig + The Truth about Got2b Gel

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I was hesitant to try a lace frontal because I was terrified of the line of demarcation. I wanted to do a 4 month protective style challenge with none of my hair left out so I finally got one. I decided to get a lace frontal wig cap because all you have to do is sew in your bundles and viola you are done!

I decided to try Light Yaki which resembles relaxed hair. I got a 12" lace frontal wig cap and 3 bundles of 12" Light Yaki Hair. The bundles were black and the hair on the lace frontal was brown so I had to dye it. I also bleached the knots on the lace frontal.


Pros of lace frontal wig cap:
1)Wig making is easy and faster.

Cons of lace frontal wig cap:
1) Size; it was too big for my head so I cut a part off on both sides of my ears so it fits better.
2) Less parting room unlike a regular lace frontal.


Styling my Frontal
The first day I wore my lace frontal wig I was so conscious because I felt everyone could see the line of demarcation. With time, i became better at applying t…

The Best Clip in Extensions for Type 4 Natural Hair

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I am currently obsessed with natural textured clip ins. After wearing kinky straight clip ins daily for 5 months, I had to add kinky curly clip ins to my collection. Clip ins have helped make my natural hair journey more blissful. With natural hair clip ins, i can experiment and do things to them that I would never do to my hair for fear of damaging my hair e.g. color, apply heat etc.

I have type 4b/4c hair, 4b in my crown, 4c on my sides and nape. I got only one set to make sure the texture was a match with mine. Before you separate your clip ins make sure you wet them and add a moisturizing conditioner then separate the pieces and shampoo and deep condition. NEVER try to separate, comb or attempt to detangle curly hair when it is dry.

These are by far the best extensions i have ever worn in terms of matching my own hair with , my kinky straight clip ins are a close second.



Blend Natural Hair with Kinky Straight Extensions with NO HEAT!!

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I have always had an issue with applying heat to my hair. Now I am newly natural I would say my fear of heat is magnified because I do not want heat damage on the part of my hair I leave out.

So although my transitioning hair blended flawlessly with kinky straight extensions without heat, my type 4 natural hair does not. I found a way to blend it without heat. I would not say the blending is 100% flawless but it is good enough considering no heat is used.


Method 1: African threading
Section your hair, wrap the thread around your hair. The closer the wrap, the more stretched your hair will be. I have worn this hair everyday for 2 weeks.The two pictures were taken a week apart:

Week 1 shows how my hair blends with the hair when it is freshly washed and air dried.

Week 2 shows how the hair looks later on in the second week. On that day I brushed the my hair with a paddle brush. It was a rainy windy day so my own hair got a little poofy but even then it still blended well.

Method 2: Flat Twi…

Kinky Straight Clip in Extensions for Natural Hair

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My love affair with Kinky Straight Hair Extensions started 2 years ago with my Kinky Straight Lace Front Wig . Since then no other straight texture compares. It blended perfectly with my hair when I was transitioning with no heat.  I just did my big chop 2 weeks ago after transitioning for 1 year and 2 months so I am 100% percent natural. I will probably have to blow dry my hair for it to blend flawlessly now.

This is my first time trying clip ins. I watched a million Youtube videos on clip ins for natural hair and I finally took the plunge. I got kinky straight extensions in 14 inches. This texture looks like natural hair when it is blown out. 
Before shampoo & condition            Closer look at the wefts & clips                  


I have to dye the hair to a 1b color because it is a dark brown color. One fear I had with clip ins is that the clips would snag and get caught up in my hair. If you take your time putting them in and taking them out they do notsnag.
I got one set o…

DIY: IVY Flip Over Method Virgin Brazilian Full Wig FAIL!

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I made my first flip-over wig using IVY's Flip Over Method. I used 3 bundles of Virgin Brazilian Loose Wave Hair (14,16 and 18 inches). First Look 

First wash
2nd Wash using full range of Alumine products  My final review on the alumine products I used is that they are really good. I give them two thumbs up! My reasons are that my hair was soft and tangle free throughout the week. I did not have to apply argan oil to moisturize my hair at all. My morning routine is simple, i wet my hair run it through my hair and scrunch and I am done. At night i simply sleep with my hair in a pineapple. I wash my hair every Sunday.

The flip over method only works if you can blend your hair or are willing to use a lot of heat to blend your hair with the extensions seamlessly. As for the extensions itself, I absolutely love it, it is low maintenance but next time I will install with a lace closure. Since I am going natural (I am currently almost 1 year post relaxer) I have decided I will only wear …

Make a Lace Frontal Look Natural with No Glue

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Lace front wigs never look right on me. I had to turn the lace front wigs I have purchased in the past, into U Part wigs and wear my own leave out to make them look believable. But my opinion on lace front wigs may soon change...I was on YouTube a few weeks ago and I saw a video that caught my interest, see for yourself:



I have worn lace closures in the past and I love them. The difference between a lace frontal and a lace closure is that a lace frontal covers the entire front of your head from ear to ear. It is supposed to offer more versatile styling options, so you will be able to wear your hair in a ponytail with no hair left out. I have never considered one until now because most people apply it with glue and once I see or hear the word glue , i am OUT!! It is good to know that it can look somewhat realistic without glue. This is also a great protective styling option.

My thought is that if I make the wig myself with my own frontal I will like it better than the lace front wigs I…

DIY Affordable Protective Styles Review

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I have been wearing protective styles since August 2014. I have worn crochet braids with Marley hair, yarn twists and box braids; i did all these styles on myself for the first time (i normally pay to get them done)>
Crochet Braids with Marley Hair I used 2 packs in a color 1B. I cut the hair in half. Kept this style for a month and a half.  Pros: Versatile styling, no hair left out.
Cons: Hair is very dry (I used a cream moisturizer to soften it). It is a hassle curling it while it is on your head because you have to dip it in hot water. If you want this style it is better to make a crochet wig.
I curled my hair using TheChicNatural's  method:


Yarn Twists (My favorite protective styles)
I used 100% acrylic yarn (7-9 strands per twist). Kept this style in for a month.
Pros: Cheaper than braiding hair, easy to put in, fast & take out, less breakage than box braids.
Cons: Burning the tips & and heavier than box braids (especially when wet).
Box Braids
I used 2 packs of Xpressio…