#NaturalHair PerfectCurls

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Look no further for the perfect curls

Created just for you by me……In honor of my grandmother

NOW Available “ThePerfectCurls”  by “Ella Grace” 
You will need 3-4 packs.
Shown in my profile picture I used 3 packs. Each pack comes with 20-30 Afro Kinky Curls click on link below…..#crochetbraids
Makes for a great protective style or a custom wig unit.

They are available to purchase from our online store. You will love these curls. They have the look of our natural hair. Very lightweight  and #perfect.

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Make sure you visit our store for all your hair care needs discount price.

Much Love, Nora

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#LivewithPurposeonPurpose

Jeremiah 29:11

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#90Dayhairgrowthchallenge – Protective Styles

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So you have decided to join the #90dayhairgrowth challenge. Welcome to the challenge. The challenge is not supposed to be stressful but fun and exciting.

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Objectives of the Challenge

  • to get to know your hair better
  • to achieve the optimal growth
  • to let your natural hair rest with less manipulation as possible
  • to develop better hair care routines
  • to have fun
  •  develop a closer relationship with yourself and self love “embrace your natural beauty”

In this post, we will discuss protective styling. Participants in the challenge are encouraged to wear protective styles for the next 90 days. So you may ask what is a protective style?

Protective style is any hair configuration that keeps the ends of your hair tucked away.”  These hairstyles requires little daily upkeep and assist with keeping your ends moisturized.This is also known to promote hair growth due to the  reduction of manipulation (pulling and tugging on the ends causing shedding)

Protective styles include the following

  1. cornrows
  2. flat twist
  3. updos (pineapple, twisted updos)
  4. braids ( crochet braids,box braids)
  5. twists (Senegalese twists, two strand twists,)
  6. coils
  7. wigs (custom wig,human hair, synthetic )
  8. sewins/weaves/quickweaves
  9. low/high buns
  10. twisted protective styles (individual twists)
  11. soft curls (twisted partially with bangs)
  12. faux locs
  13. cornrow bun
  14. goddess braids (updo or flat)
  15. side bags with undercut (bangs made with twists)
  16. side twist protective style
  17. braids with curls
  18. protective french braids
  19. multiple buns
  20. bun w/thin twists
  21. head wraps
  22. updo and coiffed (pin and tucked)
  23. perm rod sets (curlie curls)
  24. faux bun
  25. pulled back twists

Benefits of Protective Styling

  1.  Creativity & Stylish Looks
  2. Length retention
  3. Protection of the Ends
  4. Maintaining moisture (struggling with Mositure click here to get the oils that you need)
  5. Ability to try new looks

One very Easy Protective Style for me are Crochet Braids… see a clip from a one month update. (Installed by Me)

When selecting a protective style:  looks for styles that are easy for you as you may not like what looked good on another naturalista.  You may have to change it up quickly. For the 90 day challenge, it is recommended that you change up your protective style every two weeks so that you will be able to wash and deep conditioning and massaging  your scalp. Most of all be creative and find styles that fit your personality. Natural hair is so versatile.

Be Inspired….Embrace your Natural Beauty……..

My other go to quick style is the Faux Bun …..the easiest style ever….

*if interested in ordering a custom wig email at modestnatural411@gmail.com

Hopefully these tips will help you out during your natural journey and during the #90dayhairgrowth challenge. Please make sure that you have subscribe as they well be updates tips and opportunities to win free products throughout the challenge. Maker sure you have also joined our group on facebook http://https://www.facebook.com/groups/1804019509828878/?ref=bookmarks.

Happy Growing ……#healthyhairgoals…….Don’t forget to post your pre-challenge pictures in the group for an entry in this month’s giveaway.

For more tips and information on my natural journey Grab your copy of my book “What your Momma Never Told You About Natural Hair”

Make sure you are drinking lots of water and eating properly during the challenge. Share the challenge with friend as you can encourage each other.

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Much Love Nora…..

 Donations and purchases made through this website  go to the “BEYOUProject” as we endeavor to help young girls to have positive self-esteem and it helps to keep information presented here coming to you on a regular basis. We thank you in advance for your support and prayers. 

 

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What momma never told you about natural hair

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Are you Natural, transitioning or considering going back to Natural maybe you are struggling to better know how to take care of children ‘s natural hair… You should check out my newest book “What your  Momma didn’t tell you about Natural Hair “

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This book discusses my natural journey, struggles as well as maintenance at home in between stylist appointments.

Wishing you much success on your natural journey and remember this is your journey and patience is the key….

Much Love Nora,

Follow the link below or you may check out at the cart below to place your order… Your purchase supports the #BeYouProject

The project focuses on creating avenues for excellence for young girls and young woman who may have some personal challenges in reaching their life goals…

https://www.amazon.com/What-Momma-Never-About-Natural-ebook/dp/B01F6MZJNO

 

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Natural Hair| Winter Care| 

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When season change, we have to also modify how we care for our natural hair. The winter time is an optimal time to see a low of growth due to the need for less manipulation and the use of protective styling which will be addressed later in the article.

Less frequent washing: I most wash my hair weekly in the summer and spring which usually works best for me. I mostly cowash with Tresseme Flawless curls conditioner after a apple cider vinegar rinse. Now that it is cooler it is not necessary to walk weekly so I can make it 10 days to 14 days.

Scalp Nourishment : Don’t only focus on your hair. To keep down on dryness in the scalp by adding a daily treatment…I use coconut oil or castor oil.
Moisturized Daily: I have learned that you have to moisturize daily  to keep your hair from being dry I usually do my moisturizing at night and once my hair is semi dry, I cover it with a silk scarf. I do use a home made moisturizer. My hair feels soft and moist the next day.

Seal with a heavy cream: I also seal my ends with a home-made Shea butter cream or some I previously purchased from different brand. You have to find what works best for your hair.
 Deep Condition: To help with moisture retention, it is advisable to do regular deep conditioning treatment especially during the colder months. I try to deep condition one time a month 
Protective Styles: In the past winter seasons, I wore double strand twists all the time. This time around, my choice of style are crochet braids and wigs. Protective styles help you retain moisture and keep your hair length. They also prevent hair damage as you would not be over-manipulating your hair so much. Protective styles come in different forms, including wearing wigs, braids or weave installs and hats. I do wear scarves and hats a lot during the winter. The only time that my hair is seen in public is when I am going to church or an event.

Trims: What better time to get rid of those raggedy ends than the winter time? It ‘s cold, and you are either wearing a protective style or some hat , so why not just go ahead and cut off those unhealthy ends. This is the best time to do it.

In closing, make sure you find out what works best for your hair and do what you can to take care of your hair take care of your hair year round especially in the winter. How do you take care of your hair? What about you? Do you have any winter hair care tips that you can share with us?

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Natural411| Protective Styles|

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The seasons is changing and so are the styles that will work for your natural hair.

It has been a little cooler plus humid along with the days of rain. So I have been considering protective style options.

My favorite go to options are wigs. I feel that wigs are easy and can be changed quickly if I don’t like them. Most times, I will customize my wig to fit my personality and my face. Protective Styles give your hair a break as this can help to achieve your desired hair goals due to low manipulation.

How to cut your lace wig/ Custom Cut

How to Make A Crochet wig

My favorite Lace wig (Irene)

Do you wear protective styles?

What are your favorite protective styles?

Much Love 💖 Nora

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What Mom Never Told You about Natural Hair…

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Many women and little girls would live their Natural Hair if they knew how to better manage and take care of their hair. I can speak for my self. If I knew what I know now about taking care of my hair, I am 99% sure I would have never Relaxed my hair. I feel that my hair would have been much longer and healthier, if I had never relaxed my hair. When I was younger, my have was spongy soft and curled up with the humidity and the thought of rain. During that time, I thought that was a bad thing. 

Just recently, my stylist told me that my hair was much better since I was no longer getting a relaxer or any other chemical processing in my hair. I am pleased with my hair to this point. I get asked pretty regularly about my hair and the products used. I will share the details in a later post and I have mentioned my main 3 products in a previous post. Please feel free to look back on the website for additional information.

This post is to share the information and clarity on our hair

1.You hair will not Grow Long…..with proper care and nurture your hair can grow 

2. Greasing your Scalp is good for moisturizing your hair … Natural hair requires mosisture and water is the key to providing the moisture that you need. Shampoo tends to help with drying out the hair as it removes product build up. You need a daily mosisturizer that is water based.

3. Your hair is Nappy and you can’t do anything with it….. You will be surprised what we have heard about not being able the o style natural hair. There are a great number of styles like my favorite perm rod sets, twists, updos and protective styles.

4. Don’t cut your hair… We should keep our hair trimmed on a regular basis  to help deal with split end. If you are not getting trims regularly then you are putting yourself  at risk for split ends which can cause breakage. My stylist suggest trims every 6-8 weeks. I don’t do every 6-8 weeks but I do get trims on a regular basis and I have seen a major improvement in my hair as far as growth and the overall health of my hair.

5. Relaxed hair is easier to manage than Natural hair…. no matter what you decide about your hair. Your hair needs TLC. You have to be more in tune with your care needs when you are natural than when you are relaxed. If you do not take care of your hair you can deal with hair loss and none of us are ready to deal with hair loss after we work so hard to get it to grow.

What are your hair goals?

 Are you thinking of going natural?

Will you big chop or transition?

Feel free to comment and share…

Much Love, Nora

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Natural Hair|Returning to Natural

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There is not a day that goes by that some one does not ask me something about my hair. I do not have any difficulty sharing as I love to help others.   I am very pleased with the progress that may have has had over these past 2 .5 years. According to my stylist, my hair is doing very well.

One of the main questions that I get is what do you use on your hair and did you big chop?

When considering going natural make sure you make sure that you realize that  everyone’s hair is different and what may work for one may not work for you. Your hair may not grow as fast as mine or someone else that you know.  You should also evaluate your reason for going natural and remove unrealistic expectations.This will keep you from becoming frustrated and become impatient.  Patience is vital throughout the Natural Journey. 

I had to learn my hair and I encourage you to learn your hair as well. I did not really do the big chop. I transitioned my hair for about 13 months. And you may ask , what is transitioning?  Transitioning is the process where you grow out your hair instead of just cutting off all the relaxer.  At the then end of the process, I did finally cut off the dead ends as the two textures were not mixing well and I had begun to have a lot of breakage and split ends.  When I cut off the ends, I was excited with my curl patten yet concerned what am I going to do with my hair now. 

There are many different styles that you can where but that all depends on the length of your hair. I will cover hairstyles in a later posts.

 

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Learning the texture of your hair will help you to find the products that work best for your hair. There is a such thing as becoming a product junkie….don’t become a product junkie!!! One of the first things I did was to get a consult from a seasoned Natural Hair Specialist. The consultation helped we out a great deal to help me to learn things about my hair and how to take care of my hair in the natural state. 

My go to products now are Water, Tresseme Flawless Curls Conditioner, Coconut Oil and Argon Eco styler Gel. From time to time, I use other products but I always go back the primary products that seem to give me the best results for my desired style.

define and moisturize your curls

co wash & add moisture

a must have to lock in the moisture

Hope this help with your decision to return to natural. I feel that this is the best decision that I made in regards to my hair. My only regret is that I did not do it sooner!

Thanks for reading. If you have a any questions or comments please leave them in the section below.

   

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