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How one rocks her natural tresses is very important in maintaining its overall health. Protective styles and wash n goes are a great option for the summer time. But what about when you’ve exhausted those options and become bored with your hair?
Here are three styles that will give Brown Beauties fierce curls and can also be accomplished without using heat.
Twist Out: Twist outs accomplish great volume and give hair crazy definition. Start by washing and conditioning hair. Some Brown Beauties prefer dividing hair into sections (8-16) and twisting these individual sections. While other Brown Beauties prefer to divide hair into sections and flat twist their hair (flat twist are similar to a cornroll but the hair is twisted instead of braided). Which ever method you prefer, its always a great idea to place rollers on the ends of the twists for a uniform curl pattern. Allow hair to air dry over night & in the morning you will have a FIERCE twist out!
Curlformers: Curlformers are a great alternative for Brown Beauties that would like to stretch their curls! Curlformers may look complicated but the application is fairly simple. Insert the rollers in the hair by stretching the roller onto the rod. Then, slightly twist your hair at the root and place the rod at the root of the scalp. Once the rod is released, the roller conforms hair into a curl on the roller. (Note: The smaller you section your hair the better! Also, don’t take the rollers out until your hair is completely dry or else this whole process is a COMPLETE waste of time) Curlformers are a great choice if you are looking for an alternative style, perfect for weddings, special celebrations, and parties.
Flexi Rods: Flexi Rods are a viable option for Brown Beauties that would like to expand their curls. The extra incentive is that after the ‘new curl’ look has worn off you can play with the curls by picking them out and it gives hair the ‘natural’ look. Flexis come in all sizes so the Brown Beauty must decide what look or curl they want. But one does not have to sit underneath the hair dryer to accomplish shiny curls, use a ‘wrap/curl’ lotion like Jane Carter Wrap and Roll Lotion or Design Essentials Twist and Set Lotion, allow hair to air dry & when the rollers are removed, your curls will be popping!
Heatless styles are great for the summertime. After all if it’s already scorching outside, who wants to add to the heat and make it even hotter? This summer let’s take a break from the heat and explore some heatless styles.
Brown Beauties what are some of your favorite styles that can be accomplished without using heat?
Love, Hugs & Beautiful Tresses,
#BrownBeauties who VOGUE.
Hello Brown Beauties!
It’s VeCoya, here to discuss the contents in January’s My Brown Box. As you know, the ‘My Brown Box’ subscription caters to a wide range of products for your hair, skin, body and more. Watch the video & feel free to share your thoughts with us!
The process to become a subscriber is as easy as following these 3 steps:
Number 1 – Figure out when the subscription list opens by signing up to receive updates at www.mybrownbox.com. Or follow ‘MyBrownBox’ on a social network (Instagram, Facebook, Twitter) and we will post information about the next time that the subscription list opens.
Number 2 – Get to a computer before the subscription list opens. It is important to place the subscription in your shopping cart and order the subscription as soon as it becomes available. So if the list opens at 3 PM, you want to be on the website at 3 o’clock on the dot. There is a limited supply so they usually sell out quick.
Number 3 – After you order your subscription and receive the confirmation email, sit back and relax because your ‘My Brown Box’ will be arriving at your door shortly. (Shortly meaning the next month that they ship out)
Ultimately, I was thoroughly impressed and very pleased with this box’s content and overall presentation. I love being exposed to brands that I’ve never encountered before!
What did you think of January’s My Brown Box?
Pic of the goodies I got via #MyBrownBox, which included products from @thelipbar and @frizzfreeCURLS #products #subscriptionbox #blackgirlsrock #latergram #instagramnyc #curls #thelipbar #ohhappyday #igers #igdaily #aviaryapp
Akuol de Mabior @ Why Not Models
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Just spoke to the super sweet owner of @mybrownbox . If you’re looking for a monthly subscription that contains hair, nail, makeup, and lifestyle products check them out at www.mybrownbox.com
The box launches this Saturday Jan 5th at 3pm est.
#BrownBeauties life is all about reaching your goals, but having a daily dose of inspiration can make you work harder to reach those goals. Vision boards or inspiration boards are a great tool to help envision your set goals on a daily basis. I’m the type of person who needs the visual stimulation to remind me of what I’m working so hard to accomplish. Whether it’s a picture of a family member, images of healthy food, or my favorite quote, it’s good to always have small reminders to keep you pushing forward.
What makes vision boards so wonderful is the ability to tailor the board to your individual likes and preferences. There is no one way to make your board; this project requires creative juices and an optimistic mind. I believe every brown beauty should create a vision board because it is therapeutic to set goals and establish a pathway to accomplish them. My fiancée and I created a vision board to help us focus on getting in shape for our wedding but also to maintain a healthy lifestyle within our house hold far beyond our wedding date.
My Personal Vision Board
- Cork Board
- Old magazines/pictures/quotes
- Tape/Push pins
- Scrapbook Paper (optional use for a pretty background)
#BrownBeauties bring your goals and dreams to life with a vision board. Don’t forget to send pictures of your final results.
Bee, Lifestyle Writer
Nyasha Matonhodze (Zimbabwe), Jeneil Williams, Betty Adewole
(Nigeria), and Leomie Anderson @ Loewe Spring/Summer 2011
We love these stylish pieces, along with the dark lip color. It adds a mysterious and sultry vibe. Perfect for a night on the town. Great combination, yeah?
Speaking of which, you can get these lips from www.thelipbar.com Visit their bar and purchase ‘Night Owl’.
Team My BrownBox <3
There are few celebrities who I can honestly say that I admire. Oprah Winfrey is among the select few. When she speaks I listen. I make it my business to try and absorb every little piece of wisdom that travels out of her mouth and implement it into my daily life. She has had several quotable quotes over the years but one that seems to remain with me is “strive to live your best life”. I interpret this to mean – guiding and living your life in such a way that blessings will continuously present themselves in your path. I know, I know, easier said than done, right? Well, trust me I am right there with you but if Ms. Winfrey “guru of all gurus” says it produces positive results, I’m all in. So, #BrownBeauties let’s begin anew today and strive to live our best lives! How? Let’s let Oprah’s words lead the way -
- “Be more splendid, more extraordinary. Use every moment to fill yourself up.” — Oprah
- “When your to-do list has you coming undone, you have to step back and come back to center. Without a connection to something that is real, you will lose your way.” — Oprah
- “Every day brings a chance for you to draw in a breath, kick off your shoes, and dance.” — Oprah
- “I believe that everyone is a keeper of a dream - and by tuning into one another’s secret hopes, we can become better friends, better partners, better parents, and better lovers.” — Oprah
- “Breathe. Let go. And remind yourself that this very moment is the only one you know you have for sure”. — Oprah
- “I believe that one of life’s greatest risks is never daring to risk.” — Oprah
- “The whole point of being alive is to evolve into the complete person you were intended to be.” — Oprah
- “Cheers to a new year and another chance for us to get it right.” — Oprah
- “If you want your life to be more rewarding, you have to change the way you think.” — Oprah
- “The biggest adventure you can ever take is to live the life of your dreams.” — Oprah
- “Use what you have to run towards your best - that’s how I now live my life.” — Oprah
- “I really believe when you give to other people, you give to yourself.” — Oprah
#BrownBeauties how do you strive to live your best life?