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How to Control the Volume of your Natural Hair

 

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I love the versatility of natural hair–short one day and long the next, laid and swinging or voluminous and attention-grabbing. One way I’ve learned to harness that versatility is by learning how to control that volume. Keep reading to see how!

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Dear Newly Natural Me: Learn to Cornrow

 

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Dear Newly Natural Me,

Can you please learn to cornrow? It will break the space-time continuum, considering your first attempt isn’t for another year, but it’ll be worth it. In fact, here: watch this tutorial by Breanna Rutter and thank me later.

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Overwhelmed by Natural Hair

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I think it’s pretty normal to feel overwhelmed as a new natural. I’ve written before about information overload.

For a lot of us we traded in running combs through straight hair for figuring out how to untangle kinks and coils with just our fingers. We went from knowing our favorite brand of hair grease (and our momma’s momma’s favorite brand) to trying to figure out which ingredients to avoid. And how come our textures can’t all pull off the same hairstyles?

It’s a lot.

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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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