The hair tips, advice and recommendations given on this blog are given based on the experiences of the authors. These tips may not work for everyone and every hair type and it is important to acknowledge this since we are neither hair specialists nor trichologists.

Also many pictures on this blog belong to the authors but there are others that we do not have ownership for and thus we do not claim ownership of the ones that do not belong to us.

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

5 Must-Have Items

The longer my hair stays natural and the more I learn about healthy hair, the fewer products I use. At one point, I had so many hair products that some friends came over just to know what product I had just bought! Not so anymore thank God (and I know my bank account is dancing too)! There are some items I realized that I have always had with me for my hair.

So the 5 items I THINK every natural haired person should have are:

1) A wide tooth comb or a brush or something you can use to detangle your hair (that could be your fingers too). I have a wide tooth comb and a Denman brush. I use my fingers to detangle when I take out any hairstyle before I wash my hair. I use my comb or brush after washing my hair.

2) A satin or silk scarf or pillowcase to wrap your hair when you sleep to retain some moisture in your hair. I prefer a scarf if I cannot have both because it keeps my hairstyle in longer and reduces the occurrence of frizz.

3) A spray bottle (or 2 or 3) for water and any other moisture or oil based product you need for your hair. I have a few spray bottles. One for water. Another for some oil. And the third for a mix of water, glycerin and peppermint oil. I have big, medium and small spray bottles.

4) A shower cap (or old nylon or plastic bag) to cover your hair for deep conditioning. We know that deep conditioning helps moiturize our hair. Trapping heat is essential when deep conditioning and a shower cap assists with this.

5) A butter or oil product (or both) for sealing and conditioning your hair. I use shea butter or cocoa butter or both mixed together.

So what items do you think every Napp should have in her arsenal of hair care products? What are yours?

Keep it natural!


Friday, August 24, 2012

Another slamming twist out!

Remember the last blog post about the 3 week old twists? Check it out here. So after rocking the revitalized twists for a week I took out the twists and here is what the twist out looked like.

Can someone scream D-E-F-I-N-I-T-I-O-N!!!!! I totally loved the look and decided to rock the twist out for another week. You guessed right I took it to work. And not a peep of complaint from anyone at work. They are learning *wink*

So this is how it "happened":
1) I washed and conditioned my hair as usual and used thread to stretch my hair
2) I did micro twists with my usual shea butter mix
3) After the 3rd week  I used gel to roll my hair with rollers (see post)
5) I took out the twists after the 3rd week and got this twist out.

We would love to hear your own stories of "Slamming styles" and pictures would be a bonus. Have a fab weekend!

Keep it natural (and slamming)!


Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Spruce up old twists (or braids)

Okay! You have had your twists (or braids) for a long time: they are looking old but you are not ready to take them out. So what do you do? Put them in a bun or hide them in a scarf?

3 week old twists. What do I do to spruce them up?
 No need for that! Do you have rollers? Can you do bantu knots? If so, use those methods to spruce up your old twists or braids.

Aha I've got an idea!

How? Easy! Get your rollers ready. The size of rollers does not matter - the size of the rollers depends on how big you want your curls to be.

Wash, condition and seal your hair as you would normally do. While damp, put your twists or braids in the rollers (or bantu knots) and let your hair air dry (or use a dryer if in a hurry).

Small rollers on old twists. Use any size of rollers you want or have.

Take out the rollers or bantu knots and voila newer looking twists (or braids). Use a product that will give you some hold, like gel, if you want stronger hold or longer lasting curls.

Voila! Newer looking old twists. LOL

 I was able to rock the curls for an extra week before taking out the twists.

Styled for the office. Not bad I'd say.

Hope this helps. Have fun putting new life into old twists (or braids).

Keep it natural!


So Sorry for the silence

First, MAJOR APOLOGIES for not updating this blog for so long. We are very sorry.

Many thanks to all who checked up on us and sent emails. Thank you for your faithfulness to O'Naturals. We appreciate you and we know that without you, we would not be here. Thank you for sticking by and with us.

We are here and we are working on improving O'Naturals. Believe us, there are exciting things in the pipeline so stay tuned. Exciting times ahead!

Keep it natural!