Saturday, 12 November 2016

DIY: My first Lace Frontal Wig + Got2b Ultra Glued & Freeze Spray Review

It took me a long time to try a lace frontal because I was terrified of the line of demarcation. I wanted a 4 month protective style 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 on your bundles.

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 the lace frontal using Got2b Ultra Glued and the blasting freeze spray.


 The gel makes your wig lay flat. I have an elastic band attached to my wig but with that alone, it does not lay as flat. I recommend using Got2b gel unless your frontal is sewn down. This gel is truly the lace frontal savior.

Got2b Gel Claims
1) You get up to 3 days hold with this gel and spray. This is kind of true. Using both the gel and freeze spray i got several days hold but i had to do small touch ups on some areas of my frontal.

2)You need both the gel and the spray. No! The gel on its own provides good hold but using the gel + spray gives a stronger hold. I do not recommend wearing this for days on end without washing it off. I wash off everyday or at most every 2 days. I only use the gel+freeze spray together on special occasions or when i go on an overnight trip.

How I apply Got2b Gel + Freeze Spray
1) I apply a thin layer of the gel on my hairline, wait for a minute then i apply my wig and tie it down with a satin scarf. The key to getting it to stick, TIE IT DOWN for at least 10 mins.

The truth about Lace frontals
  • Lace frontals look flawless on instagram and YouTube, but in reality you have to put in work to hide the line of demarcation.
  • Washing off the gel daily is messy and there is residue of the gel on your lace after you take it off.
  • Frontals are higher maintenance & better for special occasions not everyday wear.
  • You need some baby hair to hide the line of demarcation but not long excessive gelled down baby hairs. 
  • The gel is not waterproof so if you work out, sweat or it rains your lace will lift in a few areas.
  • The gel is clear but if you use too much it can appear shiny and the freeze spray can leave a white residue.
  • None of your hair is left out so it is a good protective style.
I am going to wear my wig for 2 more months and then i will provide my final verdict on Lace Frontals. Stay blessed :)

Saturday, 15 October 2016

The Best Kinky Curly Clip in Extensions for Natural Hair

I am obsessed with clip ins and after wearing kinky straight clip ins everyday for 5 months, I had to add curly clip ins to my collection. Clip ins have helped make my natural hair journey more blissful.

I have type 4 hair, 4a but mostly 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.
One set 16" clip ins



To blend, i twist my leave out, super easy!!

Update: I got a second set of clip ins in 18 inches. I am wearing all the 16 inches and a few pieces of the 18 inches so around 10 pieces in total. I did not really try to blend in this picture, i tried the clip ins out after i dyed them to check the color match. The back of my hair is braided and i have leave out only in front. 

Saturday, 4 June 2016

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

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. I wrap it very close together to give my hair more stretch. The smaller sections you use the better.  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 hair out 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.
Week 1
Week 2

Method 2: Flat Twists
When i do not thread my hair. I do two flat twists on both sides on my head and pin it back. This is my go to hairstyle. it is easy and fast and great for those days it is the raining or humid when you know your hair will poof and frizz.
I take my clip ins out everyday. I have only slept in them once (I went on a trip). If you are going to sleep in them I suggest you un-clip the clips closest to your edges just to avoid tension on your edges while you sleep.

I am in love with this hair. The older it gets the better it looks. It is so low maintenance, The hair does not shed excessively or tangle.
No one has asked me if I am wearing a weave, they all think it is my hair. If you are natural and want hair that can pass off as yours, I recommend this texture.

Saturday, 21 May 2016

Kinky Straight Clip in Extensions for Natural Hair

My love affair with Kinky Straight Hair Extensions started 2 years ago with my Aliexpress Kinky Straight Wig. Since then no other 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 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                  
                                                     
        Initial look 

I did not try to blend my hair, this was just to try it onIt was the end of a long day, my hair was in flat twists under a wig so I took out the flat twists in the front and side of my hair and combed my hair just to try on the clips ins. I have type 4 natural hair. The back of my hair is still flat twisted. This hair is super soft and looks very natural.

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 not snag.

I got one set of clip ins which had 8 pieces and it gives me a natural density which I like.

I know some people hate the crimps. I left the hair to air dry after washing it. To get rid of the crimps, instead of letting it air dry, blow dry. If you want more sleekness, follow with a flat iron.

If you want this texture check out companies like Big Chop Hair, Kinky Curly Yaki, My Natural Hair Extensions, Her Given Hair etc. 

Next post will be my an initial review and how to blend your hair without heat.


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