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REPOST: Mini Hair Vaycays

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Sometimes I don’t realize just how much hair I have on my head until it’s time to take it down for a break down session. Girl. It is a blessing & a time sink.

So, then I think, “Ah! I’ll just put it all away in an fancy protective style!” and soon remember that, too, is a blessing and a major time sink.

There is a happy middle, which I like to call the mini hair vaycay. I just put away some, not all, of my hair for a few weeks. It’s faster than installing the protective style on my whole head, and with less free hair, it shaves off time from my regular styling and maintenance.

I did this with the sides of my head, AKA my struggle areas. Installing mini twists took no time at all and lasted weeks. My daily sessions went…

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Stock Art – June 2018


Quick announcement: A brand new set is up on the stock art page! Avant Ava is all about color–watercolor to be precise–creativity, and inspiration.

Head over and check it out. All artwork on the page is free to use!

Also read: my previous post explaining the stock art project.


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PoN: Stock Art


Hi all! Today’s the day I start rolling out my stock art collection! Last year, I asked fellow bloggers to share their thoughts on the role of illustration in blogging. This year, I took all the responses and started working on an initial collection.

Follow the link to visit my stock art page. And make sure you subscribe to this blog to receive notifications of new additions.

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Dealing with A Lot of Hair (Maintenance)


Hair amnesia. It’s what happens when you’ve had your hair in a protective style for an extended period.

Come take down, I will legit forget just how much hair is compacted into each twist. I start unravelling them, thinking, “Oh, it’s just a dozen or so sections,” and then I wonder WHERE DID ALL THIS HAIR COME FROM OMG THIS IS GOING TO TAKE FOREVER TO DETANGLE!

Step 1: Stay calm.

And keep reading for my top tips on how to work through a lot of hair quickly and efficiently.

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Dear Newly Natural Me: Enjoy Every Stage


This article was originally published on myyeka.com. You can find more of my articles for new naturals by following the link in the sidebar!

Enjoy Every Stage

Dear Newly Natural Me,

So, it’s just dawned on you it will be years before you have what’s generally considered to be long hair. You’re stuck with a TWA for who knows how long. Now you’re binging YouTube videos on how to style short hair–flowers, bows, hoop earrings. None of that is your style. Sponge curls? On 4C hair? Next! Make-up? NEXT!

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