• Night Time Routine

    Posted by CFYH | August 13, 2014 | Hair Regimes & Stale Products, Tutorials

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    Hey ladies, A while back some of you requested that I run through my night time hair routine and what I do to avoid tangled, matted hair in the morning. My routine is pretty simple and is probably what most kinky/curly girls do.   My Essentials: A Leave in conditioner (recently purchased the Kinky Curly Knot Today leave-in and I’m LOVING it) A scalp oil A satin scarf A satin bonnet First off I use my fingers to part my hair into manageable sections I then apply my leave-in conditioner of choice to my hair section by section, finger detangle and braid/twist *Detangling your hair with your fingers is much more gentle than using a comb and avoids the […]

  • New love for Eco Styler gel

    Posted by CFYH | August 10, 2014 | Product Reviews, Tutorials


    Hey ladies, So recently I posted on instagram about my new found love for Eco Styler Gel. I usually just use Eco styler gel to smooth down my edges or to achieve my signature slick bun. Now I’ve discovered I can use Eco styler gel for twists/braids (outs) without the hard, flaky feeling.   “Whoooo child! My twists have been juicy lately a result of using Ecostyler gel & @afrocenchix scalp oil”   What I use: Eco Styler Gel An Oil – I’ve been using Afrocenchix ‘Soothe Scalp Oil’ but you can use some olive oil instead (or any oil of your choice) A spray bottle with some water     1. Section off a small part of your hair. I […]

  • Retro Afro Updo

    Posted by CFYH | June 23, 2014 | Tutorials

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    This summer is all about super stylish hairstyles that can be achieved in a few quick minutes! We have teamed up with YouTube vlogger, Willow B who has created this video and step-by-step guide exclusively for you.   Check out her channel for lots of hair and beauty ideas – Willow B           1. Spray water lightly on the hair to soften and make easier to style. Recommended specifically for afro curl types. Then, section by section, pull hair together into a loose pony tail on top of the head.     2. Take some smoothing or styling cream (Willow is using Toni&Guy Classic Smoothing Lotion) and apply to the back and sides of your […]

  • Spring is Hair – D I Y Floral Crown & Headband

    Posted by CFYH | April 7, 2014 | Tutorials


    Hey ladies, I know it’s been a while since I’ve blogged besides the hair features and giveaways…apologies. The first few months of this year have been really busy! Anywhoo, Spring has sprung, the flowers are out and so is the Spring/Summer hair trend – Floral crowns, clips and headbands. Looking through pinterest the other day, I came across so many beautiful floral accessory ideas. From small sunflowers to huge peonies.                       This definitely inspired me to created some of my own floral hair accessories. Creating these only took about five minutes and all the things you need will cost you no more than £10 (probably even less as you may […]

  • 7 DAYS || 7 S T Y L E S

    Posted by CFYH | February 2, 2014 | HAIR STYLES, Tutorials


    7 quick and easy style ideas with Bola of     DAY 1   Begin with a twist out. Do a side parting and pin your bang to the side. Put a long elastic hairband on, push all the rest of your hair backwards and tuck the ends of your hair into the elastic band at back of your head. Pop a hair accessory on and you’re good to go.   DAY 2   Starting with a twist out, section off the front bang area. Hold the ends of the bang area and gently twist them upwards towards the parting you’ve made. Before pinning it down, carefully tuck the ends under the bang area. Adjust the bang area […]

  • Last Minute Festive Hair & Makeup Looks

    Posted by CFYH | December 24, 2013 | Beauty, HAIR STYLES, Tutorials


    Hey Ladies! It’s Christmas Eve and if Christmas has crept up on you like it has me, you still have no clue as to how you’re styling your hair tomorrow or what to do makeup wise. So I’ve put together some quick and easy hair styles and some stunning makeup looks featuring Make up Artist – Giselle Alie   Hair Stylist – Mary of Papachichi Style   Here are the looks:         For a closer view of the makeup and hair looks, watch the tutorial below!

  • Winter Protective Style Series with Sasha

    Posted by CFYH | November 19, 2013 | HAIR STYLES, Tutorials

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              My hair was already moisturised from the day before so I did not need to add any “moisturising” product. However I did use the ORS Smooth and Hold Pudding for hold and on my edges. I started from the back and worked my way up. First part the side that you want the flattwist to start continuing half way to the other side ( as you can see from the pictures I have two flat twists around the perimeter of the head) After those two around the perimeter then you start flat twisting upwards until finished I twisted the front of the hair doing medium and small twists I used castor oil on my scalp […]

  • Keep Your Natural Hair Glam this Autumn

    Posted by CFYH | September 3, 2013 | HAIR STYLES, Tutorials


    Hey Ladies, now I know Autumn officially starts September 22nd but I thought it would be great to bring you a tutorial with two fabulous, easy, protective styles you can rock this Autumn. Check out this tutorial featuring award winning stylist Dionne Smith and Design Essentials.     “Design Essentials® Natural range provides the distinct curl definition and intense moisturisation needed for styling and maintaining natural hair through a diverse array of products. The Natural range is Silicone, Paraben, Paraffin, Petrolatum, Fragrance and Mineral Oil Free.“       Click below for the tutorial:         Here are the finished looks up close:                             […]

  • Flat-twist Rod Twist Out

    Posted by CFYH | February 15, 2013 | Tutorials

    Hey ladies! So I was inspired by this style…       …and thought I’d try it out myself  and for my first attempt, it wasn’t too bad!     I used: Design Essentials – Curl Stretching Cream Jamaican Black Castor Oil Perm rods End papers and…my hands lol!             All prepped:           Results: