From Curly to Straight: Straightening Naturally Kinky Hair

You wanna know how to straighten your natural black hair without chemically reconstructing it? straight hair black woman - 5

Good, well Teaundra will show you how. Her video has beeen VERY well recieved, getting more than 5,000,000 views! SO if you haven’t had the chance yet to see her unique technique, you will enjoy this. (Subscribe to BlackHairOMG’s YouTube channel)

Just to prep you for the video a bit, just know that Teaundra straightens her hair only once a year if that just to switch things up every once in a while and no heat any other time.

She has been natural since 2008, she has had amazing hair growth over the years after going natural and the techniques she shows in the video arethe same as what she always does when she washes her hair. She starts off showing you her GO TO pre-poo product, which is Herbal Essences Totally Twisted Conditioner.

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pNEXT ARTICLE: Get your curls poppin’ with hair steamers for natural hair.

How To Straighten Your Natural Hair the Safe Way

Here is a great video from Jewellianna demonstrating how she goes about her hair straightening routine.

Her tutorial video displays how she systematically takes her kinky-curly natural hair from super curly to completely straight.

It’s a great way to get a new look for a while without harmful chemicals like perm and relaxers. In this video, Jewellianna shows exactly how she blow dries, flat irons, and silk wraps her gorgeous natural hair; plus, she give pro tips and warnings for you when trying to get your natural hair on straight FLEEK!

Enjoy! And if you want more information on hair-straightening brushes, we have a couple new articles for you to check out after watching her video.

 

 

Black Hair OMG Extra Tips.

So we love this vid, of course, that’s why we are highlighting it for you. But still, let us also give you our quick take on what we think may improve this technique….

BlackHairOMG’s take on this video about safely straightening natural hair is that we would suggest that it’s a good idea to consider using use cool air for the blow dryer. That way, you would not be using heat on top of more heat when you get to the flat iron (click here for FHI flat iron reviews).

And here is another cool option…

You can try banding your hair first in order to stretch it out, this helps to protect your hair because you are not putting unnecessary heat to your natural tresses. Which is always a good thing.

NEXT ARTICLE: Get your curls poppin’ with hair steamers for natural hair.

Black Man Paints Nature & The Universe Into Black Women’s Natural Hair

This young man is AMAZING! Check this out.

If you’re anything like us, you are a huge fan of Black & African Art pieces, so of course we follow this man’s work from our BlackHairOMG Instagram account because it’s simply amazing and needs to be celebrated.

Pierre Jean-Louis is a super-talented visionary and artist based in New York and Philadelphia who describes himself as…

 “I’m just an artist with no plan B… Cause either I succeed at this or die trying.”

Pierre has built up huge social media following on Instagram as a result of his unique works. Jean-Louis paints breath-taking images of the universe and nature onto images of black women’s natural hair that are truly fascinating.

His intricate works feature stars, fire, flowers, vines, and even solar systems, all seamlessly woven into the gorgeous kinks and curls of black hair. ( For a tutorial on making your own hair growth pills CLICK HERE.)

This amazing artist also has a gallery of gorgeous and unique art pieces for sale and he invites his followers to tag his Instagram account in their photos on Instagram so that he can consider their portraits as well.

Check out this gallery of Jean-Louis Pierre’s Instagram masterpieces!



The world is my canvas. I’m just trying to paint a perfect picture with lot of mistakes.

– Jean-Louis Pierre




This Salon SNEAKED Perm Relaxer Into This Natural Black Woman’s Shampoo!

OK, so using “Birdman ” (A.K.A. Baby) sentence structure…. We gonna fight or we finna scrap?

Honey, when I say OUT…OF…LINE. I mean the “me about to snatch off my gold hoop earrings and puttin’ vaseline on my face” kind of OUT OF LINE!!!! (Sike, I aint fightin’nobody…) But anyway…

Here’s what happened.

When a natural-haired woman from Marietta, Georgia made her appointment at Lucy’s Dominican Hair Salon, she assumed that the “blow out” hairstyle that she’d asked for would consist of a simple shampooing, conditioning, and of course, blow drying. When she first left the salon she was happy, but 3 days later, she noticed something weird when she washed her hair so that she could put into twists.

But for some strange reason, her luscious hair refused to curl as it ALWAYS DID and she noticed that large sections of her hair appeared to be unusually straight. When she called the hair salon to ask what IN THE WORLD they had done to her hair, they told her that they’d put chemical perm relaxer in her shampoo without her knowing about it!

As anyone with naturally curly, kinky hair black woman will tell to you, using any amount of chemical relaxer isn’t something that you do casually as if trying a new hair spritz or something. The active ingredients in most relaxers are alkaline chemicals like lye or ammonium sulfate that have a pH somewhere between 10 and 14. The hair damaging properties of these substances break down hair’s protein structure. Cases in which relaxer is left in for too long can result in severely damaged hair and burning of the scalp.

 

According to the woman, a representative from the salon informed her that it was standard procedure to mix a small amount of relaxer into the shampoo used for people with natural hair and that it wasn’t cause for concern.Lisbeth Dominican Hair Salon, which the woman also called out in the original post, made a point of posting to Facebook that they did not make a practice of mixing relaxer in with shampoo.

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After the woman posted photos of her now processed hair as a warning to women with natural hair who might patronize the salon, the natural hair community quickly came to the consensus that the woman would be well justified if she decided to sue the salon.

“This is one of the NO-GO’s for my naturalistas,” Yelp user Tosha W. wrote in a critical review of the salon prompted by the screenshot. “Mixing a perm in with the shampoo without consent is just as tacky as a hair salon can get.”

And we’d have to agree, for any salon to slip a major hair killer into a clients shampoo without getting permission is almost a low-level crime in my opinion. How is that any different that punching a hole in someone’s tire on purpose?

Ridiculous!

How would you have handled this situation OMGers? Would you have sued?

Natural Hair Workshop Reaches Australia!

Without a doubt, the natural hair movement is still going strong and spreading all over the world.

On Saturday May 14, 2016, naturalista and boutique owner Allison Owens held the first natural hair workshop in Adelaide South Australia.

While natural hair workshops and meetups have become commonplace in America, such events are unheard of in Australia.

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The workshop, “No More Dry Hair: the LOC & LCO Methods” was held at Sassy Kinks & Coils Boutique, the first natural hair store in South Australia.

Surrounded by American made natural hair products such as Sheamoisture, Jessicurl, Cantu and Tgin, Allison discussed the steps of the LOC & LCO methods and demonstrated how to apply the techniques.

 

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The excited attendees got a chance to purchase natural hair products at the end of the workshop.  

Allison intends to host a natural hair workshop/meetup the second Saturday of each month as a means of supporting women on their natural hair journey.

21 Photos That Prove “The Shrinkage Is REAL!”

“The shrinkage is real!”

How many times have you heard that? Probably a lot.

Why? Because so many of us are self-conscious about our hair length and want to grow it longer so that everyone can clearly see it.

But it’s time to embrace your curls and love the MAGIC that you have happening on top of your head.

One of the biggest reasons women with curly & kinky hair have a problem with shrinkage is because so many people outside of black culture or natural hair culture have NO IDEA that you are blessed with so much hair. They think that if your kinky/curl hair is sitting at 7 inches, you only have 7 inches of hair.

Well… NO.

That is how life is for women with straight hair, but many curly-haired naturals that have hair sitting at 7 inches in front of the naked eye could EASILY be flaunting 14-20+ inches of lusciousness.

So BlackHairOMG wants to make sure that more and more people realize this phenomenon on natural black hair.

We have pulled together this amazing PHOTO GALLERY of some of the DOPEST shrinkage comparison pics that you’ll ever see.

Don’t ever let yourself think that your hair isn’t growing because the length is hidden in the curls and kinks, your hair grows like crazy when you treat it right.

Embrace The Shrinkage Photo Gallery

So do you know someone that freaks out about having “short hair” when they go natural? Or do you know someone that has absolutely no clue about how much hair is actually contained in these beautifully coiled crowns of beauty?

If so, make sure you share these photos on your social media accounts and tag your friends so that they can recognize the majestic beauty contained in natural hair.

If Natural Hair Was a Cult… Is This Funny?

OK, so we’re definitely living in the era of satin hair wraps, coconut oil & #BlackGirlMagic tees!

And I ain’t mad at it. Not one teeny weeny bit!  🙂

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The natural hair movement is so strong that The Curl Club decided to poke a little fun (in a light-hearted way) and imagine if the natural hair movement were a cult. They used a lot of imagination and creativity to think up this off-the-wall scenario.

It is hilarious!

The video is going SUPER VIRAL and is causing a lot of interesting conversation between large groups of naturals and even non-naturals as well.

We’ve even seen friends jokingly tagging each other on Facebook saying stuff like “This is soooo you!!”

And of course, there are some people taking the video waaaaaay too seriously and are even offended, I don’t exactly understand what there is too get upset about, but hey, some people will find a reason to complain no matter what you do.

But for all y’all that just enjoy a good laugh this will be right up your alley.

Anyway, check it out and enjoy the humor. The end of this video cracked me up, home girl had no idea what she was walking into.

Enjoy! And please leave your thoughts and comments below… Did it make you laugh too?

 

6 “Must Have” Natural Hair Products 2016 [Video]

We have a real treat for you today…

In this natural hair products update by Regal Fro, she gives you her favorite natural hair conditioners for cowashing, shampooing, moisturizing, volumizing and everything else in between.

If you’re having a problem with brittle and dry air this video of the best natural hair products will be EXACTLY what you need. As you all can clearly see, Regal Fro has amazingly bouncy and moisturized natural hair and she is sharing her favorite products for 2016 with you. Be sure to support her natural hair Youtube channel by subscribing, she’s giving out tons of great information that you can benefit from.

What’s most interesting about Regal Fro’s best natural hair product choices is that she stays consistent and keeps thing pretty simple. She is not constantly switching to new hair products, she finds the products that actually work and she continues to use them. That’s a great way to get consistent results and it shows in her beautiful head of hair.natural hair products

Natural Hair Products That Gave Regal Fro THE BOMB Hair!

After you watch the video, you’ll probably be checking for some of the highlighted products, so here is the list. BUT, watch her vid, because we didn’t include some of the actual hair tools that she like to use to this list. Anyway, here’s her favorite natural hair products.

 

The only thing we didn’t think was that great was the choice of flat iron. The Remington flat iron is a flat iron for people who have never used a top-tier flat iron and are looking for something cheap. Nothing wrong with that, it cost so little money that you really can’t complain. But if you are looking for much better flat ironing and curling results, it may be wise to invest in a hair tool that  is made for ultimate performance and that will last for a long time.

Recap of The Natural Hair Products She Uses

 

 

Be sure to support Regal Fro’s YouTube channel for natural hair tips, we think that her natural hair Youtube channel is one of the most informative and she definitely deserves more naturals following her vids. You get amazing natural hair tutorials, hair product suggestions and tons of natural hair tips that you won’t get from many other people. Her hair type is common in the natural hair community so that makes her info even more valuable, her suggestions are more likely to work for more women. Connect with her [email protected]_fro http://instagram.com/Regal_fro#

Please share this article so that your friends who are looking for the best natural hair products can get the help they need, thanks to you!

Wash and Go! Kinky Curly Curling Custard + Diffuser

Check out Ally’s video demonstrating a cute Wash and Go using Kinky Curly Curling Custard and a diffuser.

She uses a unique blow dryer attachment called a diffuser that is used to spread the airflow across a large section of her natural hair.

It is mainly used for curly hair, because the air flow does not cause frizz or interfere with the curl pattern. A diffuser works well for wash and go hairstyles, as you can imagine many natural ladies don’t enjoy leaving the house with their soaking wet hair. Nobody is trying to go out and get sick just for trying to be cute! Haa…

And for most women when they wear a wash and go completely air drying is not an option, many times natural hair can and will take 24 hours or more to dry.

Try waking up with your hair matted to your head, because it was still wet from the day before and tell me how much you like it. I guarantee that it’s absolutely no fun.

Check out her natural hairstyles video below as she breaks down her technique for you tutorial style. But before you do that do myself and yourself a big favor right now….

Stay sure you stay in the loop and Subscribe to BlackHairOMG TV right here for more black natural hairstyles and natural hair care tips, we constantly update the channel and you’ll love the information and entertainment we give you…

 

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Natural Hair Journey With Lizzy – 7 Months After Big Chop!

Meet Lizzy, a new natural that is enjoying her natural air journey after doing The Big Chop a few months ago. Get to know her in this introductory video and follow her as she shares what she has learned and is learning as she embraces her naturally beautiful hair!
Subscribe for more black natural hairstyle videos and natural hair care tips…

Loving Her Curls After The Big Chop – Watch The Video!

 

 

This was Lizzy’s first ever video, so tell her what you thought in the YouTube Comment Section.

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