My first crochet braids!

So I have finally upgraded my protective styling and stepped into the world of crochet braids. Of course this was looooong overdue, I was just way too attached to my beloved kinky twists. I like kinky twists because I can do them myself. For the crochet braids I need to get someone else to help me…

My hair lately: of twists, knots and glycerine

And the fro is back! I am really hopeless with braids these days. They never last more than 4 weeks, if I’m lucky I sometimes make it to 6 weeks before I am literally fighting the urge to yank out my braids. I just get so tired of the extensions and start missing my hair….

My experience with mini twists

I tried something new with the fro and thought I’d share how it went. If you recall, I had braided some kinky twists on my own some time back and after 3/4 weeks I took them out to give fro a break. A week into my break I began gettin tired of fro again. I…

My hair lately….

I’ve been feeling super inspired recently to do the most with my fro. I really wanted to braid it a week ago but plans didn’t work out and I was dreading spending the following week styling it but I had no choice. Surprise surprise I’m having so much fun with it! I give myself a…

Box braid styling tutorials

So my braids are out now and I miss them! Over the month and a week that I had them I had so much fun styling them. I flooded my Instagram account with tons of hair pictures, see below: One of my readers requested that I do some a video or two for some of…

Box braids and fake locs

If you follow my shenanigans on Instagram (@bstar_88) or on my Soul Canvas Facebook page you know that I’m currently in box braids! I am absolutely in love them! I needed this break from my fro. It is missed but in the mean time I am enjoying the illusion of long “hair”. I have tons…

My recent protective styles

I’ve been on fire with this protective style thing lately! I am failing to decide on a long term protective style for winter so I looked for temporary ones online to keep my hair covered till I decided on a long term style. It all started with the picture below…. I liked this one because…

A treatment and trim at Lady Vanessa

During one of my modelling jobs, I met a stylist that works at Lady Vanessa (Airport Junction branch). When he began working on my hair, he told me my ends were damaged. I was getting ready to defend my hair’s honour when he showed me the ends that were breaking off as he was blow…

Styling mission accomplished!

I’m getting better at this self styling thing and now that my hair has grown a bit, I am actually able to somewhat imitate the styles bloggers with longer tresses do. I’ve tried updo’s before but I failed most of the time. The only one I succeeded doing was the cinnabun. After seeing My Fro…

How to do 3 simple head wrap styles (Video)

I thought I would do a quick video that shows you how to 3 simple head wrap styles, 2 of which are below. I wear them often when I’m too lazy to style my hair. If you work full time  they are a great weekend style. I have an obsession with head wraps as evidenced by…

My love affair with afro twists!

About 2 weeks ago I braided my own hair! Sort of… (I got some help from my cousin). A friend of mine had the foresight to bring 4 packets of afro kinky braid from her holiday in Ghana and she was kind enough to sell me 2 packets. I say kind because she’d initially intended…

What my hair is doing: Funky updo

Now since I’m not brave enough to shave half my head a la Rihanna or Cassie, I decided to go with a funky braided updo that lets me pretend I’m hip, lol. I’d gotten fed up with my hair so I asked my cousin to come and put me out of my hair misery. It…