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Natural Hair

Look of the Month

Turn up the volume on your everyday style with this fun and feisty updo from blogger and YouTube social media beauty Tawanda Johnson (better known as TJLuvsBeingNatural).

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Step 1:

Prior to styling hair was prepped and stretched with a cream moisturizing product. Next, the lengths were evenly split horizontally with the front section split in two.

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Step 2:

Each section in front was twisted loosely. Johnson suggests starting about half way down the strands to allow extra volume and texture up front. To create the pompadour, she pulled and twisted the left section slightly more towards the left and secured it with bobby pins.

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Step 3:

Then Johnson took the remaining coil and secured it under the other, manipulating until it fell in the desired shape. With the back section, she rolled and tucked the hair going from the right to the left and securing as she went.

Step 4: Finish

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Johnson reveals that the style can last a couple of days if holding spray is used and it is secured well at night with a satin scarf. Easy to create and long lasting? We’re in love!

 

 

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STAR STYLE INSPIRATION
Yara Shahidi

The young actress is a hit both on and off the screen. Yara Shahidi’s Natural curls have become her signature look and she looks absolutely stunning. On the ABC-TV hit series Black-ish, Yara never fails to set trends in the Natural hair realm. Find out what this young star has to say about her awesome curls…

  • “We are very Natural-hair conscious on the set [of Black-ish]; we just try and find protective styles. And when I’m not shooting I’m fully Natural, no heat, barely any product and a lot of deep conditioning.”
  • “I like how versatile my Natural hair is. It’s self-expression; my hair represents me.”
  • “I love Argan oil; it leaves my hair soft.”
  • “Embrace your curls and embrace your Natural hair…it takes a lot of work but it’s worth it. See the Natural hair movement and be a part of that hair movement because [in doing so] you’re embracing another part of you.”


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