Thursday, October 31, 2013

Oyin Handmade to Arrive at Target Spring 2014

Oyin Handmade is slated to make its Target debut next Spring! How exciting is that? Oyin isn't a "new kid on the block" by far in the naturally textured hair community. Many of us have purchased their products via select specialty stores (like Naturally Me Hair Store in B.R.) and online, for some time. Honey Hemp Conditioner is one of my faves, while Burnt Sugar Pomade is a fave of the hubby's. I truly hope that one of the Baton Rouge Target Super Centers is on their list of carriers! Congratulations Jamyla, Pierre and the honeybees!

Have you treated your curls to Oyin? If so, what's your favorite product from the line??


Southern U's Naturals: Kickin' It 80's Style

I'm taking a hiatus from my hiatus by heading to SssssssU! The Southern University Natural Hair Club is hosting a 80's themed natural hair pageant, on Tuesday November 5th and yours truly will be serving as one of the judges. The showtime is 7:00 p.m. in the Cotillion Ballroom and is open to the public, so come out to this free event to support the Jaguar curlies! See you there :-)


Friday, October 4, 2013

Natural Hair: Buns for Any Length

Fall is here, my schedule is crazy, life is crazy and I'm having less and less time for my hair. It's been raining a lot here in Baton Rouge this week, so I was thinking that it's the perfect time to explore protective styling...again. Clearly there's levels to this and as a protective style drop out, I gotta take baby steps. 

Here's a little glimpse at how protective styling usually works out for me:

1. Get a hankering to put my hair away
2. Decide on a style, prep, then execute
3. Misses my hair and wonders why it doesn't write me
4. Remove the style after just a couple of days 

I feel that a bun may be just what I need for my protective style non-committin' ways. For inspiration, I used this video by MsVaughn from my Buns For Any Length playlist on Youtube. I've had alopecia since childhood so this was a perfect way to bun with out tension on my frail areas.

Don't think your hair is long enough to bun? 

Consider: 1) Bunning on stretched hair 2) Creating a "sock bun" 3) Using a half wig or extension hair to create your bun.  (see videos here)

Interested in formulating a Bunning Routine for yourself? 
Shelli of Hairscapades shares a great one that you can tweak to your preference here.

As with anything, everything isn't for everyone, so if your hair doesn't seem to care for buns or protective styles in general don't ignore that. I know from past experiences growing up that my hair prefers protective styles...and at the least low manipulation styles so a bun it is for now. 

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