How To Do Hair

I’m going to be reviewing a ton of hair books over the next few weeks, and Going-Natural: How to Fall in Love with Nappy Hair is the perfect book to start with. If you’re contemplating going natural… Buy this book! It’s loaded with lots of pictures, instructions, and natural hair tips. The book was written [...]

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How To Roller Set Hair

June 2, 2009

Learning how to roller set hair was my first challenge in becoming a true hair DIYer. Listed are the steps that I take to achieve the hairstyle. The first picture below shows the roller set layout that I follow. 1. After washing, I apply my Lacio Lacio leave-in conditioner (quarter size for each half) followed [...]


Flat Twistouts

February 13, 2009

The twistout or twists hairstyle is definitely my favorite. For the look above I did a flat twistout. I just sectioned my hair like I was doing cornrows and instead of braiding it, I twisted two strands of hair around each other until it looked like the picture below. Once I finished each section I [...]


This is a video from Lisa Akbari about how to properly comb natural hair. Personally, I think the technique can be applied to both natural and relaxed hair. Akbari demonstrates combing your hair by using your fingers only. She also goes into detail about which comb works with your hair type and when you should [...]