A fro in China

So my fro and I safely arrived in China (Baoding) about 2-3 weeks ago. It’s been an interesting few weeks too, trying to get accustomed to life here and meeting many different people. Before leaving Botswana I of course put my hair in braids again so that I didn’t have to worry about hair during…

In twists again!

Fro’s in twists again. After washing my hair and returning to the kink, I had a tough few weeks with the fro. I think it was reacting to the weather as we experienced a few week long cold fronts in the past month. The ends were very frizzy and it was tangling more as a…

I braided my own hair!

This is a quick update on what my hair is doing right now… Currently I am in kinky twists and I am especially proud of these because I braided them myself! I had gotten a little wary of the fro and needed it to be out of my way for a week or two. My…

Braided up again!

Just a quick update on ma hurr!🙂 Decided to braid my fro up for the festive season because I don’t want to deal with it while at home and while travelling. I bullied my lovely cousin into braiding long medium to thick black waist length braids which didn’t take us too long.I love these because…

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 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…

Protective style idea: Marley Twists

I’m so mad I saw this after I got my braids!!!! The Good hair blog has a protective style challenge running currently and the host of the challenge came up with marley twists as a style option. The reason I’m so excited about this style is that not only does it use extensions that look…

A little heat and some braids…

So December is around the corner and the heat in Botswana is at an all time high. We are constantly being assaulted by 36 degree temperatures which is ridiculous. I can never get used to the Botswana dry heat, it’s unbearable! And my hair agrees. It’s been throwing a tantrum lately: refusing to stay moisturized,…

I’m in Afro kinky bulk twists

I finally got my hurr did! Did twists with some afro kinky bulk extensions a friend of mine was so kind to send from the UK. She sent me 3 packs and I used one and a half. The extensions mimic the texture and thickness of afro hair. The type I got are fairly soft and 24inches…

The return of the (box) braid

Looks like the humble braid making a come back! Recently Beyonce , Brandy, Chrisette Michelle model Sessilee Lopez and Solange have been spotted in braids/box braids. Of course Solange has been rockin braids for a while now and Brandy is the original braids poster girl, but it’s nice to see other stars joining in on the…

Hair goodies!

So I’m pretty excited! I finally got my hands on some Afro kinky extensions! What’s the big deal you say? Well first of all that type of extension is not available in retail stores here in Botswana yet and secondly its perfect for braiding afro hair cz you’re not trying to force your hair to…