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 my settling period. However 3 weeks later I was itching … Continue reading A fro in China
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 result. My twist outs were looking extremely depressed and it … Continue reading In twists again!
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 usual go to hair dresser, my dear cousin Tania, was … Continue reading I braided my own hair!
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 they are kindest on my hair line and faster … Continue reading Braided up again!
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 the styles so here they are! Part 1: Part 2: … Continue reading Box braid styling tutorials
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 of fun styling them as the online inspiration is never … Continue reading Box braids and fake locs
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 to use them herself. The extensions I used are in … Continue reading My love affair with afro 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 like natural hair, but that we can find the extensions … Continue reading Protective style idea: Marley Twists
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, frizzing and just being unmanageable. I had planned to braid … Continue reading A little heat and some braids…
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 long, but because of “shrinkage” they appear to be shorter. … Continue reading I’m in Afro kinky bulk twists