PLEASE WATCH THIS VIDEO IN IT'S ENTIRETY! I know it's late but I wanted to tell y'all about my takedown experience and I give 15 tips to the people starting their locs or have just started a loc journey from what I learned the 8 weeks I had mine.
Tips start at 5:49

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Since 2009, yarn twists have been my favorite protective style. In this video, I answer the following questions:

What type of yarn do you use? Where do you buy it?
Does yarn make your hair dry?
How long do you keep the yarn in your hair?
Which is better — yarn braids or twists?
What products do you use while wearing yarn twists?
How often do you wash your hair?
How do you wash your hair?
Does your hair get frizzy?
Do you retwist your hair?
What do you like the most about wearing yarn?
What do you like the least about wearing yarn?

Please understand these are my opinions and are based on my personal experience. All heads of hair are different.

Check out MsVcharles' Yarn Braid FAQs video:


Other questions I thought about (or was asked) after making the video:

Why is yarn better than using synthetic hair? (my opinion only)
(1) It is inexpensive, and one package is enough for my entire head. (2) A little frizz enhances the "naturalness" of the look. (3) They resemble locs. (4) My hair stays soft. (5) Yarn is light and doesn't weight down my hair.

Does yarn damage your hair?
No, yarn doesn't damage your hair if you keep vigilant about the build-up that will occur at the base of some braids or twists. I have had some breakage due to poor detangling sessions after removing the yarn. See my videos for more information:

Yarn Twist Extensions and My One Major Complaint!

Avoiding Yarn Twist Build-Up

How many pieces of yarn do you use for each twist?
If I'm doing small yarn twists, I use three strands of yarn for each twist and only two strands on my edges. If I am doing chucky yarn twists (larger sections for each twist), I use four strands of yarn for each twist and three strands on my edges.

How do you finish your ends?
I use to knot the end of the twist, cut the excess yarn below the knot, burn the knot and roll and seal. Then I started holding the end of the twist and burning it above my fingertips. I would roll, seal and cut off the excess yarn. It was supposed to seal the ends and give the twist a candlewick effect. That didn't work too well for me, and I went back to making a knot and burning.

See how seal my ends with the knot and burn (smaller yarn twists):

See the "candlewick ends" (chucky yarn twists):


Ayurvedic Tea Shampoo Videos:

Making a Cleansing Tea (to shampoo hair)

Another Cleansing Tea Recipe (to shampoo hair)

Using a Cleansing Tea to Shampoo Hair

Hair Disclaimer: I enjoy sharing what I am learning about my hair. It's fun creating hair videos, and I hope they are helpful to others. However, I'm showing only what may or may not work for me. All heads of hair are different.

DISCLAIMER: I purchased all the products used or mentioned in this video. I am not affiliated with any of the sellers or companies.

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My very first video of my loc journey. I talk about why I decided to loc, what I feel about loose natural hair, palm roll vs interlocking, showing my parting, etc. Two strand twists were installed April 5, 2013 and took 9 hours.

This video was filmed on my 4 years Anniversary! 1/17/17 I was excited if you can't tell! I wanted to do a timeless and soft stye that complimented the occasion. I achieved this style on freshly co washed and deep conditioned hair stretched hair. I hope you all enjoy this tutorial! S/O to Aairika for helping me name this video! you're the REAL MVP!


Creme of Nature Argan Oil of Morrocco:
– Cowash
– Strength & Shine Leave in Conditioner
– 7 in 1 Leave in Treatment/Heat Protectant
– Heat Defense Smooth & Shine Polisher
– Style & Shine Foaming Mousse
– Butter-licious Curls Hydrating Creme
– Extra Hold Edge Control

Creme Of Nature Straight From Eden Plant Derived Conditioning Treatment

Righteous Roots 11 Essential Oils Hair RX

Hey guys

This is a quick video showing how I dyed my hair and my first thoughts of the Creme of Nature hair dye.

The colours I used were Honey blonde and Red Copper

You can see how I achieve this flat twist out here:

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hey everyone. Here I discuss the hair products that I find to work well with my hair.

Qhemet Biologics Amla and Olive Hair Creme
Bee Mine Curly Butter
Oyin Handmade Hair Dew
Oyin Handmade Juices and Berries
Jojoba Oil
Kinky Curly Knot Today
Alata Black Soap Shampoo

Alaffia Shea and Virgin Coconut Oil shampoo (from Whole Foods)
Tressemee Conditioner for Curly hair
Organix Morroccan deep conditioner

It's time to go brighter for Spring! So. Decided to take the plunge yet again but this time, I decided to go for a combination of dyes.

Firstly, I decided to lighten my hair by using Creme of Nature Light Golden Blonde (permanent colour). I then washed this out and used and two semi-permanent dyes by Adore 'Intense Red' and Via Natural 'Ruby Red.'

This is NOT a sponsored video. All opinions are my own.

Some of my recent videos:

*From COILY to STRAIGHT – straightening my short NATURAL HAIR

*#DearMe – A Letter to My 15 Year Old Self

*How I Trim my Natural Hair – for Hair Growth and Health

*Products I LOVE! Staple Hair Products 2015

*Six months NATURAL! Hair update, routine, length check, growth, curl pattern

*Being African Caribbean means

*Dyeing My Natural Hair Red feat. Live Color XXL

*Make your finger coils last longer – short NATURAL HAIR

*My "Texturized to Natural Hair" Journey 2014 – Selfie Edition

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