All posts filed under: Protective Styles

You Guys Really Loved These In 2015

A look back on your top favorite posts in 2015.

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A Natural Hair Inspired Halloween

Happy Halloween, Everyone!!! The costumes are out, the vibe is spooky, and fall has finally arrived in Virginia! With all the costume ideas out there this year, I decided to not only have some fun at work, but to work a costume around a fabulous protective style: Paying homage to the iconic Janelle Monae, a little extra “umph” to the classic pomp transformed this work look into a perfectly fashionable (and work-appropriate) Halloween statement. How are you rocking your natural hair this Halloween?    

Looking Back – 2014

2014 has been a wonderful year. D’aller Naturel made its debut on May 1, 2014 from a simple natural hair and health journey documentation to a budding natural hair care, health and beauty resource (and everything in between!). I want to thank each and every one of you for your support, your insight and your encouragement over the last 7 months. Here’s a look back at some of your favorite posts of 2014!

A Natural Hair Inspired Halloween

Happy Halloween, Everyone!!! The costumes are out, the vibe is spooky, and fall has finally arrived in Virginia! With all the costume ideas out there this year, I decided to not only have some fun at work, but to work a costume around a fabulous protective style: Paying homage to the iconic Janelle Monae, a little extra “umph” to the classic pomp transformed this work look into a perfectly fashionable (and work-appropriate) Halloween statement. How are you rocking your natural hair this Halloween?    

DIY Crochet Braids #2: Freetress Bohemian Bulk

Hi Naturels! Here’s an updated style since my very first DIY crochet braids.  I’ve decided to venture away from my signature look (the water wave) and try other bulk hair/crochet styles.   I’m thinking of making this into a DIY Crochet Braids series.  It would be great to see just how many styles I can experiment with using crochet braids, since it’s such an awesome protective style when you don’t want to do much to your hair for a couple of weeks. That being said, it will be a while before my next crochet braids post.  Some of you have asked me to post some styles for transitioning hair that don’t require completely covering it up with wigs or weave.   So I’m currently working on that series, which hopefully will be out soon! In this post, I’m featuring four weeks of crochet braids using Freetress Bohemian bulk hair. This time around, I cornrowed my hair without extensions and it turned out objectively better than my first attempt.  :-D.   Besides, my natural hair is pretty strong …

Wig Review: Freetress Bebe

After purchasing the Freetress Nia Girl half wig, I decided to give a full wig a try.  I wanted to get a wig that was similar in style to the crochet style I mostly wear, so I purchased the Freetress Equal Synthetic Lace Front Bebe wig from blackhairspray.com (which, fyi, is having a Fourth of July sale right now). DISCLAIMER: I purchased this wig myself.  Neither Freetress nor blackhairspray.com furnished this wig to me nor are they paying me for my opinion on this blog. The wig was decently priced (approx. $28), but I must say that my first impression was disappointment.  I purchased the wig in OP430, which is the same color featured on the model.  Well, not only was the color not like the model, the wig didn’t really take the shape of the wig on the model either. No  matter, I decided to make it work for me.  Bebe is a “lace front” wig.  And by lace front, they mean, there’s some lace.  I wasn’t really expecting the best lace front or …

Wig Review: Freetress Nia Girl

A while back, I needed a protective style for the work week, but I was running short on time and my hair wasn’t working with me.  For the first time in my life, I decided to purchase a wig.  I’ve never been a wig girl by any means–sure, here and there you might find me donning a blood red or platinum blonde wig for Halloween, but it certainly wasn’t a style I turned to for daily wear. Well, after purchasing the Freetress Synthethic Fullcap Drawstring Nia Girl wig, I may just hop aboard the wig train. DISCLAIMER: I purchased this wig myself.  Neither Freetress nor blackhairspray.com furnished this wig to me nor are they paying me for my opinion on this blog. If you couldn’t already tell, I love purchasing hair supplies/extensions (and now wigs) from blackhairspray.com and I purchased Nia there for $18.99 in colors 1B and TP1B/30 (at $18.99 how could I not get two?? lol).  This website is not sponsoring me in anyway, but  I have to say I love shopping there because they are …