Monday, September 8, 2014

Fishtail braid

My daughter has a strong will and is very opinionated when she wants to be. She came home with a fishtail braid one day, a style I've never tried. From then she's been telling me she wants a fishtail braid. Finally I said ok and headed over to my trusted friend YouTube to see if I could find a video to help me succeed. 

This pic is my first ever fishtail braid. Not bad for a first attempt ;) It was easier than I thought, if you can braid you can manage this, trust me! And it's a perfect hair style for both girls and women with medium to long hair. I think it would work best on stretched or blown out hair though, but I'm not sure. There are lots of videos on YouTube with fishtail braids, so just do a simple search if you want to see more styles, but this is the one I watched.

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Hair Crush: Headwraps

If you follow me on Instagram you know I'm loving headwraps right now. I think they are perfect for fall (which feels like it's already here in Sweden), for bad hair days, for days when you're in a hurry or days when you feel uninspired to do your hair. Of course Erykah Badu a la Baduizm is a big head wrap inspiration (it's also one of my favorite albums of all time).

Recently I found Eva's Headwraps on Instagram and YouTube. She has so many variations on head wraps, and they are all stunning!

Love this wrap on Brandy!
Love how Peeks from Mo Am/Zanjoo mixes African and European in her style here!
Laila is one of my favorite vloggers, have followed her for years. This is one of her headwrap videos with three cute styles.

What's great is that you can use a variety of fabrics to create your desired style; a scarf, a piece of fabric, a sheet, an old dress or skirt, etc. If you are looking for some stunning fabrics for your wraps check out She's Royal Wraps which is a UK based company with beautiful headwrap fabric and jewelry.

Some more wrap inspiration ;)

Monday, September 1, 2014

My Do: Sockless Sock Bun Inspired by BeeUtifullyMade

True to mommy mode I'm sticking to simple hair styles, here's another one. Saw this video on YouTube and knew I had to recreate it. Simple and cute! A perfect go to hairstyle!

For more hair videos by Tia check out her channel

Monday, August 25, 2014

What Is This?!

I have this part of my hair, right by my nape that is very soft, more wavy than curly and it stays short. When I put my hair in pony tails it loves to creep out of them. And somehow it always finds away out when I'm wearing a head wrap!

Why is this hair always short? Simple! It keeps breaking off. It's the hair that is rubbing against scarves I wear around my neck. And it's the hair that rubs against my pillow at night. 

What to do? To be honest I'm currently not doing much to grow this part out. I should give it extra care if I want it to grow, but it's not a high priority. I usually just bobby pin it away. We'll see, maybe I'll do a challenge to grow it out. Should I? 

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Cradle Cap

My daughter didn't have cradle cap as a baby, so when I started noticing dry patches on little man's scalp I knew what it was but not what to do. Swedish sites didn't give much info: cause unknown, do nothing was basically what they said. So when Nadine from Girls Love Your Curls posted this video with tips I was so happy!

My little man was born with hair as well, so the dry flakes of skin get stuck in his hair. I find myself constantly picking them out. But the coconut oil and toothbrush before a bath idea works wonders! Little man sometimes smells so much coconut oil that his dad has started call him him "Bounty" (like the chocolate). The funny thing is he only has cradle cap where he has long hair; on the top of his head. Where of course it's harder to get the dead skin off because it gets stuck in his curls. 

I forgot to take an after pic, but here you see what it looks like. 
It comes off in big flakes.