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All The Style Inspiration You Need!


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Natural Hair

Look of the Month

Try out one of this year’s hottest protective style with this stunning faux locs look by Kimberly Wright of Natural Intensions in Bellflower, CA. Long locs are effortlessly arranged to create a show-stopping upsweep that you’ve got to try!

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Step 1:

The base for this upsweep is faux locs, but can easily be recreated on Natural, long locs, too. To create them, Wright started each loc as a twist to connect Natural hair with weave. Then, a wrapping technique was used to create each individual loc.

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Step 2:

Wright divided the hair into three even sections and created one large braid, starting from the nape and working forward. Hot water was used prior to braiding to soften the locs and make them easies to manipulate.

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Step 3:

The stylist then flipped the large plait up and tucked the end pieces into place, securing with bobby pins. The silhouette was molded until the desired shape was achieved.

Step 4: Finish

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Wright’s pro advice for locs is to never let them get too tight or too long. To maintain this particular style , the hairdresser suggests using leave-in conditioner or oil when needed and tie the hair at night

 

 

STAR STYLE INSPIRATION
Demetria McKinney

You might recognize Demetria McKinney from her role on hit television shows like House of Payne and Saints & Sinners. The actress/singer’s stunning style keeps fans coming back for more. In an exclusive interview we chatted with the “Easy” songstress about her striking Natural style.

  • “Trial and error has been my best friend and my worst enemy. When I became Natural, it really wasn’t trendy so I didn’t know what to do. On House of Payne, everyone saw me with straight, color-treated hair…so taking the time to develop a relationship with myself—and my hair is important.”
  • “I have, like, 97 different curl patterns in my head! [I had to realize] the part that is more straight isn’t less important than the part that is more coily.”
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