Tuesday, June 4, 2013


So I took my twists out last night and got the CUTEST twist out!! 

I rocked it today and I probably will tomorrow too. I'll wash either tomorrow night or Thursday and then style for the weekend on Thursday. Still haven't decided what style to choose for the weekend. I know that it'll probably be a protective style. Def not a puff or wash and go though. I might hit up YouTube for some ideas. 

Happy Tresses!
<3 Mae

Sunday, June 2, 2013

Two Strand Twist Updo

On Saturday we went to the Circuit Assembly (visited to listen, ours was back in October) and I had no idea how I woul wear my hair. Initially, I was just gonna wear my twists down, but then I decided that I wanted something a little more sophisticated. So I hit up trusty ole YouTube. I watched a few videos and then came up with this style:

I divided the back into two sections and then roll, tuck, and pinned them up. Then I sectioned out a bang in the front and secured it out of the way. Next, I took the right section and began to two strand twist UP, catching the ends of the back roll into the twist. Then I "turned" the twist backward (to create the little knot/hump) and pinned in the middle off head. I then repeated the same thing with the other side. For the "bang", I held the hair out to the right side fairly loosely and then about halfway down the length of the hair I rolled the hair backward so that the first half was loose and the second half was taut. Then I folded the taut half behind the loose half and pinned in place, making sure to hide the ends. 

(Sorry I look a hot mess. I was at my MILs and had started taking the style down when I remembered I was supposed to post a pic of how I did it.)

Then I tucked in other stray ends and finished with a flower! I got lots of compliments on it and it was very quick and easy. I was actually just playing around looking for ideas when I came up with the style but I liked it so much that I kept it.

 My cousin's graduating in NC this coming weekend so I think that I'll probably wash my hair on Wednesday, twist it on Thursday, and put it in an updo on Friday for the weekend. Hopefully everything goes as planned. 

Happy tresses everyone!
<3 Mae

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Twists/Mini twists

Last Thursday I twisted my hair. Actually, I started on Wednesday evening and did the bottom two rows. But anyway, it took me from like 11am to 6:30pm to finish. They were smaller than I originally intended to make them but I think they look very nice. I got tired and made some of them too big so I had to go back and split them in half later. I got tons of compliments at the meeting and everyone thought they looked great. And look at that shrinkage!!! Loving it! Can't wait to see how long it is when I straighten it in September. :-)

Happy tresses!

Friday, May 24, 2013

6 Alternatives to EcoStyler Gel for Slicking and Defining Natural Hair | Black Girl with Long Hair

I don't use my EcoStyler very often, but it IS my go to when I need to slick my hair back. Hopefully a few of these will work our for me. I've been waiting to try the Shea Moisture product so maybe ill do a review when I'm done.


Happy Tresses!
<3 Mae

Thursday, May 23, 2013

How to Protect Your Hair While Swimming | Curly Nikki | Natural Hair Styles and Natural Hair Care

So I'm not generally big on pools and such but it's not even June yet and it's HOT!!! I'm anticipating some much needed swim time in my near future and since Xavier loves the water I guess I will be attending the pool this summer. I loved this article because it gives great advice on things I can do to protect my hair this summer.


<3 Mae

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

7 Techniques Every Curly Must Know

On some days my hair does exactly what I want it to do. Other days, not so much. I love these 7 techniques because they give great ideas for helping achieve the look I want even when my hair want to do something else. I've tried almost all of these and they do work! Give 'em a shot and see for yourself :-)

7 Techniques Every Curly Must Know

Happy Tresses!
<3 Mae

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Faux Bun

So last night I attempted to create a faux bun. I had an epic fail when I true to do the faux bun hawk because I only had two packs of hair and I needed three. So I tried the bun last night and played around with it. It took a while to figure out because when I put my real hair into a bun it was a pretty good size, very hard to hide. But since my hair is uneven lengths (it's shorter in the back than the front because of how I cut it), I can't twist it or twirl it to make it smaller. *sad face* So I played around and then watched a few YouTube videos and then played around some more. I did a one pack bun, a two pack bun, and a bun with a bang (I actually used one side into the bun and the other side as the bang. I wasn't a huge fan of it though). Today I made a choice and the winner is: 

The two pack bun!!!

I wanted to go for something big. Anyway, I like it and the hubby likes it. And I LOVE how well it blends! A friend even asked if it was my hair :-). I went and got another pack of hair today so that I can play around with a bang and practice my Havana Twists. 

Have a Happy Hair Day Everyone!

<3 Mae

*The hair that I used can be found on my Products page. 

Monday, May 6, 2013

Heat Damage Rehab: Repair Your Curls

I haven't put any heat to my hair since September 2012 and I PLAN to wait until at least this September before I put any more heat to it, but I've recently been doing some ladies hair who do decide to straighten regularly. These are just some tips from one of my favorite websites, www.naturallycurly.com, about how to fix heat damaged hair. I'm hoping to share these tips with my CurlFriends as well as keep them in mind to prevent heat damage to my own tresses.

Heat Damage Rehab: Repair Your Curls

Have a Happy Hair Day!

Friday, May 3, 2013

*in my Marvin Gaye voice* What's Goin' On!

Ok. So once again, it's been a few months since I last posted. But I promise I will continue to get better at this. So "What's Goin' On" lately?:

1. I've recently made my own moisturizer!! But I will make a post about that tomorrow. :-)
2. I attempted to to a Teyonnah Paris inspired hairstyle and I failed. Then I attempted a faux bun-hawk. It was a technical fail only because I only had 2 packs of Marley hair and I needed 3. So I settled on this style by IslandEssence of YouTube.
3. I have recently started doing my friend's hair and I am going to be showing some of their styles as well since they're hair length varies from super short TWA to down their back.

So I apologize for the hiatus because I'm only hurting myself for not keeping better records. But I will continue to work on it :-).

Until next time!

Wednesday, February 6, 2013


So I had an extreme hair fail tonight. I tried my friend's hair style (which I have previously posted a pic of. Ill link to it later) except she did a roll tuck and I figured I'd flat twist (which is how the style is SUPPOSED to be done. My friend just can't flat twist). BAD IDEA!

I spent 3 hours and only got half my head done. My arms were killing me and when I took a pic of the back to look at it, it was all messed up! So then I spent another hour trying to think of ways to fix it. In the end, I just ended up putting it in a puff for bed. I have service tomorrow. Either ill try for a roll tuck and pin style or ill go back to my faithful ol' two strand twists.

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

I've been Bad

Ok. It's been close to a year since I've last updated and that is BAD! I got really busy and stressed last summer and just didn't update as much as I should have. BUT!! I will try to do better. Last year I had to cut my hair. Lots of damaged split ends and fairy knots. I also tried to color it with an at home box. My hair was like "NUH UNH!!" I barely have a few sections that are a kind of auburn color. Just random patches tho. I've been doing generally ok with protective styling but just trying to make sure I'm keeping up with a good regimen. In the process of trying a style that a friend of mine was rocking a few months ago. I tried using aloe Vera juice for he first time today. I had no idea how to mix so I did just over 1/4 a cup of aloe Vera juice and a little over 1/2 cup of water with 1 tsp of olive oil. We'll see how it feels by the end of the night. It feels very moisturizer right now. will post pics of the finished product later :-)

The length check was from last week.

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