Stitch It Up!

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Not much to it……

Just make sure the tracks are as flat and secure as possible.

 

Just that EASY!

Stylist: @_HairByKierra

Let Ki provide some CLOSURE….

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A closure installation is more just “no leave out”

♥The foundation must be flat avoiding bulky or thick braids

♥The closure must be placed first in order to secure its space

♥All closures DO NOT have to be plucked

– examine the closure

– pluck closure  according to persons natural part

♥ Find a powder concealer (Doesn’t have to be expensive) as close to your skin complexion as possible……. and DAB

– You do not have to put concealer on the closure everyday. Shouldn’t have to reapply more than once every two weeks (varies depending on personal activity)

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Stylist:

@_HairByKierra

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“If you’ve never used apple cider vinegar on your natural hair you’re absolutely missing out. For a deep cleanse: mix 2 tablespoons of ACV per 2oz of water, put into a spray bottle and spray from the roots to the ends. After the hair is extremely saturated in the solution, leave in for at least an hour to overnight. Rinse, condition and VWA-LA!!

Soft

Shiny

Defined Curls!!

#Gottalookoutformysistas”

@heartsofleon_

So…. I’m a broke college student and really don’t have the funds to pay for hair products. Are there alternatives?

YES!!!!

You can obtain the same amount of conditioning and moisture from your very own kitchen.

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Let’s call this Sweet Hair Salad 🤗

3 Eggs

2 Tablespoons of honey

3/4 Tablespoons of Mayonnaise

1 Teaspoon of Vanilla Extract (To dilute the mayo smell)

if you want, feel free to sprinkle some nutmeg in there

Beat the ingredients together very well and lather through scalp, strands, and ends.

Leave in for about 30 minutes with a plastic cap (or plastic bag) on your head.

When rinsing this concoction out of your hair, DO NOT USE HOT WATER

I promise you do not want to make an order of scrambled eggs in your hair topped with honey and mayonnaise.🤢  YUCK!

Make sure you rinse thoroughly…..

💁🏾   Egg yolk simulates the scalp, while the egg white serves as one of the best                        sources of protein. Protein makes the hair follicles stronger

💁🏾  Honey seals the moisture through your locs.

💁🏾  Mayo adds shine to your hair

💁🏾  Nutmeg works effectively to tone your hair. It also increases blood circulation                  in the scalp and helps hair growth. Keeping the hair shiny and silky, it adds                      volume to the hair

My Daily Regiment :)

Bald or hella long….. ALWAYS have to keep the scalp moisturized

 

Carol’s Daughter Black Vanilla Leave In Conditioner ($3)

♥  How many ever sprays you feeling that day…. Get wet

DevaCurl One Condition Original ($10)

♥ A nice quarter size (If ya bald like me)

♥ Any longer, no more than 2 quarter RAINDROPS DROP TOP PUT DEVACURL IN YA LOC LOCS (Make sure not to weigh your hair down with too much, especially given it’s not a “leave in”)

Jamaican Mango & Lime Black Castor Oil ($7)

♥ This is a very thick oil, so you really dont need much. Just a little dab 🕺🏾 along the edges

DeLaCruz Sweet Almond Oil ($4)

♥ A nice quarter size…. Caress though the scalp

DeLaCruz Lavender Oil ($4)

♥ Very Fragrant

♥ A nice dime size…. Caress though the scalp

The Mannnneee Choice

If you’re looking for a lustrous moisturizing shampoo and conditioner for the low low,

This is the one one!

The Mane ‘n Tail and Body ® Shampoo and Conditioner formula ensures fuller, stronger, and healthier hair. The formula contains high lathering and ultra- cleansing agents that leaves the hair soft and clean, while preventing hair breakage and repair split ends.

I like to do about 2 washes, maybe 3 if i’ve put a lot of product in my hair. Then, leaving the conditioner in for at least 15 minutes. (Sometime longer if I get distracted haha) 

Your curls will POP and the softness will have you feeling through your locs all day.

 

 

Dat Part?

fullsizerender-7              What should a closure really look like? Absolutely nothing.

Closure installation is becoming very popular in the black community; ensuring protection for your natural hair while being able to implement any desired style. The braiding technique is key for laying a flat closure. The purpose of a closure is to illusion a natural scalp using either silk or lace. Hints. “Natural Scalp”.

Do:

  • Get a majority of the hair braided if not all, to increase growth and provide less tension and activity on left out hair i.e constant hair straightening, edge control build up, etc.
  • Find a nice powdered concealer that matches your skin tone to better blend closure
  • Treat as if it is your natural hair. Shampoo and Deep condition every two weeks
  • Keep hair under weave maintained and moisturized
  • Be very careful when oiling scalp between braids to make certain the weave doesn’t get oily

Don’t:

  • Pluck large amounts of hair off of the closure during the parting process
  • Have more than the edges left out
  • Use  the wrong braiding technique

Image:  IG @_HairByKierra