I am so obsessed with these 3 gorgeous wigs that are perfect for black women. Which one is your favourite?
1 – Bobbi Boss Premium Synthetic Wig in Valencia – Available here
The colour on the model is TT6/26613. This is one of my favourite colours and the dark roots make it look more natural compared to the standard platinum blonde colour which is 613 in weave circles. I think this wig looks fantastic and the price is around $41 depending on which site you buy it from.
2 – Sensationnel Synthetic Wig in Brianna with a centre part – Available here
I love this wig because of the centre part. The price is north of $20+ so it makes sense financially as well. This colour is known as T4/860 – I think it would suit black women of all shades so you should definitely consider if it you like grey/blonde wigs that have grey instead of black roots.
3 – Sensationnel Empress Curks Kinks Lace Wig – Available here
I think this is my favourite wig out of this trio because it is the one that looks like natural hair. It looks soft and fluffy and comfortable. Sensationnel definitely came with the heat with this wig that is for sure. It retails for around $26.
I think these 3 wigs are a good choice if you are trying to keep your hair healthy but they also get the job done in the fashion department as well. Which one of these wigs is your favourite?
The Ultimate Guide to Natural Hair Growth for Black Women
(All images in this guide are of me and my own natural hair)
This guide is so personal and important to me because I want to share all of my secrets and tips about natural hair growth for black women. If you are looking for ideas on how to grow natural hair long or you want to retain your length, this is the guide for you. I’d love if you let me know what you think via Twitter so feel free to contact me at any time. I am always available to help you and to answer your questions.
This guide is perfect for all black women with natural hair but it is especially optimised for girls with Type 3 and Type 4a, 4b and especially Type 4c hair types.
A Note about Genetics
Genetics do play an important role in hair growth but it is not the be all and end all when it comes to black hair growth or natural afro hair growth. I know so many black women around the world think that if they are not mixed, their hair will not grow. This is simply not true. There are many 100% African women with long kinky hair while there are other black women who are fair skinned but their hair isn’t long. It isn’t about your skin colour or skin tone – it is about your genetics, how you take care of your hair, what you eat and upkeep.
Hair growth is not determined by light skin or dark skin. Please remember that as you read this guide and don’t be discouraged by anything because you can grow natural afro hair if you follow the top tips and tenets of this guide.
It’s not an exact science either. What might work for me might not work for you. Use this to be your guide but also feel free to make your own decisions. In this guide, I will also assume you know your natural hair type. Let’s get started!
Know Your Goals
The rise of blogging and social media has changed how many black women view their hair. Influencers definitely have made hair more equal but also created hair envy. This isn’t my goal per se – I want you to be equipped with the tools and knowledge that you need to energise your black hair care routine so that your hair grows long.
If you want your hair to be healthy – focus on that
If you want your hair to be long – focus on retention of current length
AVOID THIS CARDINAL SIN – MINIMISE HEAT USAGE
One of the biggest mistakes that you can ever make when it comes to growing natural hair is using heat on your hair directly. This is a horrifically bad idea especially if you have Type 3-Type 4 hair. Just say no. Straighteners or flat irons on your curl pattern actually help to break each coil that is in your hair strand causing damage that is hard to repair and reverse.
If you want to see how long your hair is, you can blow-dry your hair once a year maximum. If you have to blow dry or flat iron your hair more than once a year, use a heat protecting serum. I have some excellent recommendations – just contact me for the best ones that you should try.
Ideally you will use a heat protectant serum. If you can avoid heat, just wear a protective sew in weave that you can flat iron. This way you can use blow dryers and straighteners without putting any pressure on your natural hair.
Red Lipstick Buying Guide
The Ultimate Guide to Buying Red Lipstick
Red lipstick is a wonderful way to express your personality and inject a classic beauty look into your daily life. Choosing the right red lipstick for you takes time and also understand your skintone. This guide will help you buy the right lipstick for your budget and lifestyle – in terms of colour palette, choose the right one for your skintone with your own research as all of our skin colours are different.
Red Lipstick Buying Checklist
This is the checklist that you need before you start shopping for the red lipstick of your dreams. Whether you are buying online or in-store, make sure that you copy and paste this checklist and keep it with you:
- Debit Card or Credit Card to make the purchase
- Look for voucher codes/coupons to decrease the price
- Colour and shade range – always choose a brand with red lipstick shades
- Budget – Ensure that you have the budget to buy the red lipstick you want
- Screenshots of red lipsticks from your favourite influencers
How much should I spend on buying red lipstick?
One of my favourite red lipsticks that I think would suit my tribe is Russian Red by MAC. This has been around for years and the company does refresh it from time to time. It’s the closest I have seen from MAC to a true red that can transcend different skintones without looking garish. This red lipstick is $18.50 if you purchased on MAC’s website here or you can look for similar red lipstick colours by opting to buy on this site.
Another delectable choice that you can consider is Giorgio Armani Beauty Ecstasy Lipstick in the shade called Four Hundred. The price is steeper at $38 however it is definitely one of the most richly-manufactured lipsticks due to how the pigment was pressed during the manufacturing process (trust me, I come from a cosmetics background). I love how vibrant this particular shade of red is from Giorgio Armani is and I can see it working well on all skintones. I think this Armani Red is more for nightime dates and events as opposed to being a daytime red lipstick like Russian Red. If you are looking for an affordable alternative, try some from this brand.
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