Hot combs Era; Love in the hair but hot combs?

I grew up during the era of hot combs(how old am I again? lol.)

Heeyyah mane embracers, how’re y’all holding up? Thank you for stopping by and welcome to my natural hair blog.

Let’s take a walk back to my childhood where I really loved my hair but hated everything that came with it.

Growing up I envied my mom’s and auntie’s hair, they had long and voluminous hair and this little girl had a dream to grow her hair that long but that dream was cut short by the hurts, pains and tears that came with it.

The combs were heated directly by stove and used to straighten the hair. The hot combs were so hot that they would literally burn your scalp and this was the worst part of growing my hair long.

I remember the hair dresser would apply oil/hair food on your hair before burning it up. Yes, burning it up, the ‘smoke’ that rose after the hot comb lands on your hair would get you thinking your hair is literally on fire.

The hot combs are back as electric hot combs, I hope they’re better & more gentle

The plaiting was a nightmare too, the pulling and the neck aches. I always had cornrows on my hair for school and braids when out of school. I can’t remember how long I had my hair until I had it all shaved off like the Steve Austin’s kind of shave.

On this day, I tell mom that once she takes the cornrows down am shaving off my hair because I can’t take the hot combs and plaiting one more time.

Natural hair afro and volume
Hello Afro

Guess what? My amazing, loving African mom never took my cornrows down. I had a clean shave with the cornrows on. I would love to remember how my head looked after that but I was angry and pissed to remember but I bet I had some beautiful lines on my head😂😂and that’s how my journey to growing long hair came to a halt.

Thank You for reading💜💜💜

Everything Tangles and how to properly detangle Type 4 Natural Hair.

Tangles! Tangles! Tangles! Let’s talk about causes of tangles and how to properly detangle even the worst tangles. Long time no post but here we are. Hello ManEmbracers, I hope your hair is growing and skin glowing. Welcome to my blog and be sure to keep it here for hair care tips. Let’s talk about tangles for a minute but first, is your hair always tangled? Here is why. Tangles and knots can be such a pain but can be minimized. How to minimize tangles. Keep your hair moisturized. Moisturize properly and regularly. Let go of damaged and split ends. Don’t keep your two strand twists for too long and re-twist when you notice your roots are getting fluffy after cleansing. Detangle properly  Consider low manipulation styles to wearing your hair out Wear low manipulation & protective styles on stretched hair. Pat your hair with an old t-shirt/ towel to absorb the water after cleansing or use a microfiber towel. Avoid vigorously rubbing your hair with a towel. Essential detangling tools. Spray bottle Hair clip or scrunchies Wide-tooth comb Micro-fiber towel Conditioner/ Detangler Detangling brush How to properly detangle/ ultimate detangling steps. Work with sections. First, section into smaller parts. Detangling smaller sections is easier and not as time consuming. Start with damp hair. Spray water on your hair until damp. Add a conditioner/ detangler with a good slip to smoothen the tangles. Start detangling from the ends to the roots with your fingers. Don’t snap off the tangles, slowly separate the strands from the tangle. Comb with a wide tooth comb from the ends to the roots of each section then run it through your entire length. You can also use a detangling brush to detangle. Twist / braid or clip the detangled section and repeat the same for all other sections. Detanglers & conditioners to check out / purchase. TGIN Quench 3-in-1 Co-Wash Conditioner and Detangler SheaMoisture Raw Shea Butter Extra-Moisture Detangler Aunt Jackie’s Curls and Coils Knot On My Watch Instant Hair Detangling Kinky-Curly, Knot Today, Natural Leave in / Detangler Oyin Handmade Oh My Glide! Prestyling Detangler Taliah Waajid Curls, Waves & Naturals The Great Detangle Marini Naturals 3 IN 1 Leave-In Conditioner  Saru Organics Tea Tree And Peppermint Detangler SHETH NATURALS Detangling Instant Conditioner Share with the tribe your detangling tips and detangling products and tools that have worked for you.

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Natural hair Styles; 5 Easy to achieve styles.

I did a thing guys. Your girl is on a mission to try new styles and up her styling game. Hello Mane Embracers, I hope your hair is growing and skin glowing. Welcome to my blog and be sure to keep it for healthy hair care tips and tricks. Flat twist-out Afro I did another thing, installed flat twists as my low manipulation style for a week or so and the flat twist-out turned to an Afro. I love wearing my Afro or may be I love it because my styling game is 👎👎👎. Either way we all agree that afros are cute. Bun & bangs. First, I uploaded a tutorial on Facebook and Instagram, be sure to check out. It’s an easy to achieve style. Got no time to figure out how style your hair? Well, this style is for you. Bun & flat twist Same bun but flat twisted the bangs & the look gave me some ‘ hey there, praise and worship & good gal vibe.’ It’s an official look, easy to achieve style & a less than 5 minutes style. Low puff & twists. I live for high puffs but side puffs are okay too. I loved the look & the twists were, “hide my forehead thing.” Hello fellow gals with a big forehead & heart. Twists & tucked twists. Turned the low puff to chunky twists and pinned them. For a moment I thought I had locs but they don’t look like locs though. The IT style. How gorgeous is this style? I would love to know which of the styles is your favorite.

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