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Valentine’s Day Hairstyles
With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, now is the time to plan ahead to ensure that you have a great hairstyle for the international day of love! Whether you choose to spend the day with bae, friends or solo, we think it's the perfect chance to try out some new styles or add a twist to your go-to styles! Down below we’ve listed a few easy natural hairstyles we think you’ll fall in love with this Valentine’s Day!
Flat Twist into low Bun:
This style features 4 flat twists on the crown of your head with the rest of your hair gathered into a low bun. If your hair isn't long enough to create a bun, a faux bun using braiding hair can be used. Make sure that you are working with moisturized hair when creating your flat twists. It makes the manipulation of the hair easier. You can achieve this by using our Coconut Mango Hair Butter.
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This style can be achieved by blow drying the hair and wrapping small to medium sized sections around a wand curling iron. Be sure to use a heat protectant before blow drying. You can also use Kinky Tresses Avocado Infusion Hair Milk as a blow dying cream for protection and moisture. If you do not have a wand curling iron, you may achieve a similar look by installing bantu knots.
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Voluminous Fro Hawk:This is an edgy but still very romantic style that is perfect for Valentine’s Day! Starting with wet or damp hair, moisturize your curls with our Moisture Max Bundle. Next gather the curls on each side of your head. Smooth each side with a brush and add bobby pins to secure the curls in place. If you are worried about shrinkage, install twists and allow them to dry overnight. Take the twists down, smooth and gather the curls then pin them in place to create the fro hawk. Now you have an edgy but classy hairstyle for a night out with bae!
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Finger coils are a great way to spice up your TWA (teeny weeny afro). To achieve a similar style, apply water until your hair is soaking wet. Apply Kinky Tresses Avocado Infusion Hair Milk for moisture. Create small sections and apply gel or styling foam (for hold) and distribute thoroughly throughout the section using a brush. Twirl the section around your finger starting at the base of the section and continue twirling until you get to the end of the hair. Repeat until the entire head is complete. Dry using a hooded dryer or airdry overnight. Fluff the roots to add volume or gently separate sections for a fuller look.
Photo Credit: @iamkatelynnmorris
We hope that you enjoyed these beautiful and romantic hairstyles! Let us know in the comments which one is your favorite, and if you try out any of these hairstyles make sure to tag Kinky Tresses on Instagram! For more tips click here. Make sure to follow us on Instagram and Facebook.
As many of you may know, October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month! This month we want to help educate the public, recognize those with breast cancer and praise survivors. For this week's blog post, we're sharing some statistics on breast cancer and the importance of screenings.
Did you know that breast cancer is the most common cancer found in American women after skin cancers? 1 in 8 women in the US will develop breast cancer in her lifetime [source]. Did you also know that African American women under the age of 35 die from breast cancer 3 times as often as Caucasian women of the same age. In 2021 alone, an estimated 281,550 new cases will be diagnosed in women in the US as well as 49,290 new cases of non-invasive (in situ) breast cancer [source]. Despite how common this cancer is, many people are still not aware of the signs or how to screen for this deadly disease.
It is recommended that women age 40 and over schedule a mammogram screening every year. In addition to mammogram screenings, self-screenings are also recommended. These self-screening paired with other screening methods can increase the chances of early detection. If you are experiencing any of the following symptoms, please schedule an appointment with your doctor immediately:
- Any change in the size or the shape of the breast.
- Pain in any area of the breast.
- Nipple discharge other than breast milk (including blood).
- A new lump in the breast or underarm.
We know how much breast cancer can affect one's everyday life. This month, to support women fighting breast cancer, Kinky Tresses will donate a portion of this month's sales to Sisters Network Inc.
Located in Texas, Sisters Network Inc was founded by breast cancer survivor Karen E. Jackson. Sisters Networks Inc. is centered on sisterhood amongst African-American women who are battling breast cancer. To learn more about Sisters Network Inc. click here.
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