Summer Summer Summertime!!!!!

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Hey ladies!!! Not sure how to care for your hair this summer or what styles to do??? Here a few tips and some cute styles you can rock this summer!! xoxo Michelle

**Credit: (http://www.ebony.com/photos/style/3-tips-for-fabulous-summer-natural-hair-883#axzz2XLDQUEmB)**
TIPS:

Wear protective hairstyles

Braids, twists and wash-and-go styles are amazing for the summer. If you’re going on vacation or just simply too busy to give your natural hair the attention it needs, these styles give you a bit of breathing room. The long Poetic Justice braids and Senegalese twists have become really popular, and there are so many ways to style them. Recently, naturalista Solange Knowles was spotted performing at The Roots picnic in Philly with really cute, large two-strand twists. Don’t be afraid to add some extensions to give you the extra length and fullness.

Add some color to your hair

Be daring and add an eccentric subtle blue hue or even a fiery hot red to your natural hair. If you’re not sure you can go that bright, opt to lighten your natural color a few shades. (For a good coloring system for natural hair, refer to our SheaMoisture New Hair Coloring System post). Remember that whatever shade you choose to color your hair, the sun will naturally lighten. Investing in a good shampoo and conditioner is vital when caring for your hair post-color. Invest in good moisturizers rich in nutrients so you don’t end the season with brittle, dry hair or even breakage. And remember to deep condition at least once a week.

Accessorize those tresses

You never quite know how your hair will react to the level of humidity or the hot waves of the summer. Accessorizing the right way could really be your saving grace. Carrying a pretty printed scarf around in your purse could take your hair from big and wild to tamed and fashionable. (If you’re looking for amazing turban tutorials, refer to our list of vloggers for easy-to-do techniques). A cute straw fedora or big floppy sun hat could be a fashionable alternative for days when dealing with your hair is just too much. Picking a nice flower as a hair accessory is always a cute alternative to adding flavor to a humdrum hair day as well!

Remember: the limits to the naturalista summer are endless. Experiment, have a little fun and embrace your kinks and curls in the process! (Credit from: http://www.ebony.com/photos/style/3-tips-for-fabulous-summer-natural-hair-883#axzz2XLDQUEmB)

Looking for a cute summer do? Check out these cute summer styles

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THANK YOU!!!

Hey Naturalistas!! I know I have been MIA… Things have been super crazy for me these days but I promise you I have not deserted you all! I want to say THANK YOU for all the support!! I have reached 500 likes on my FB page and over 1k subbies on YOUTUBE!! SO I’m doing a giveaway!!! Video on the giveaway will be up soon! I Just wanted to check in and say hey!!!! xoxo Michelle

Natural’s Spotlight: Todernesia

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1. Tell me about yourself
I am a mother and I live in Columbus GA and I am a member of the best sorority Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. We are celebrating 100 years!!!

2. How long have you been natural?
I just did my big chop, so I’ve been completely natural for one week lol.

3. Did you transition or Big Chop?
I transitioned for 23 months. I was able to transition by wearing weaves, braids, and kinky twist. I refused to deal with my two textures,so keeping it covered and protected worked for me. I decided transitioned after being burned by relaxers and having under processed hair. Too much money to keep wasting.

4. What is your biggest hair challenge? How did you overcome your challenge?
My biggest hair challenge was making sure my natural and relaxed hair did not break off at the line of demarcation. I wanted to be able to cut my relaxed end off when I was ready and not because of breakage. I was able to defy breakage by making sure I kept my hair moisturized, deep conditioned, and not use too much heat.

5. What is your hair regimen?
I’m still developing my regimen but I wash my hair every two weeks unless I have a lot if product buildup. I deep condition at least once a month.Using a leave in conditioner is a must. I always use oils and butters to keep my hair soft and manageable. During the summer, I only co-wash and that seems to work. The humidity in GA is something serious, so my hair soaks up everything.

6. What is your favorite style?
My favorite style is a twist out. I’m having fun creating new styles. I’m having fun learning about my hair likes and dislikes.

7. What is your fashion style like?
My fashion is quick, easy and comfortable. I have a 9 month daughter who is crawling and into everything. I am also a teacher, so I have to be quick on my feet. I love dress up jeans and blazers. Jeans are a life savior.

8. Where can we find you on line? What else would you like to add?
I’m on IG@16paradise and FB @todernesiaford. I would love to have you follow me as I embrace my natural journey.

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