Transitioning to natural hair can be hard and time consuming, especially considering the texture of hair you have. So I have compiled a couple of things that all naturals need to have healthy hair.
What I have learned during my transition period is to make sure you have the right products and that your hair is always moisturizer to combact breakage. I like to use this here, to add moisture to my hair daily. I also use a nutrient dense conditioner as a moisturizer, meaning I add it into my wet hair and do not rise it out. A good conditioner is one of the best investments a natural girl can make. Two of my favorites are here and here.
When washing your hair using conditioner is best to cleanse because it doesn’t lather and strip your hair of its natural oils. My favorite conditioner to co-wash is this one here, because it has a lot of slip. Meaning that the conditioner makes it easier to comb or brush through your hair and detangle it. The brush I use to detangle can be found here and the comb here.
Some key items you want to added to your list of products is a blow dryer with a diffuser (here), a good gel if you want to wear your hair curly. I like this one. Bobby pins (here) are a naturals girls number 2 best friend. I honestly don’t know what I would do some days without them. The last three things that you should definitely have are coconut oil (here) to seal your hair, and ponytail holders (here) and headbands (found here) to pull back you hair for easy styles.
If you are transitioning your hair you may want to think about protective styles such as braids or a sew-in. This helps with breakage.
This white dress (exact dress here) is perfect for a summer date night. It is light and flowy great for those super hot days and night of sipping cocktails on a nice patio. This one shoulder dress comes in three different colors (black, champagne, and coral). It has very high slits, that is super sexy, which I altered to fit my comfort level. I paired the dress with a cute little box clutch (similar here), gold chandelier earrings (here), and a gold statement bracelet (similar here). Added a simple pair of sandals (found here) and a red lip (here) for a pop of color to finish the outfit. A stylish outfit your date will be sure to love. What is your date night style?
Decorating a home is an ongoing process because your style is going to forever be evolving, which is a good thing. Change adds a refresher to your life. So add a little change to your home every once and a while.
An easy and inexpensive way to add style and revamp the interior of your house is to add accent pillows. A couple of my favorites can be found here and here. If you have neutrals in your home, such as this bed (here) and bench (here), adding accent pillows with color or pattern to your already existing decor can change the look of the room.
One thing all fashionistas need is a great mirror, right? I love mirrors because they are trendy, stylish and very artsy. Mirrors can be used in place of pictures as a focal point on a wall, they can also be used to make small spaces feel bigger. Some awesome mirror pieces are this one, this one and I really like this one.
You can never go wrong with a chandelier. They are by far one of my favorite home decor items. Chandeliers can make an inexpensive space look like it is worth a lot more. Since many chandeliers can be pretty pricey I have link three that are under $1000 but still look expensive (here, here and here).
My last home decor tip is use accent chairs to to furnish a room. Big rooms can feel overwhelming and hard to fill up. Don’t be scared to use multiple chairs to fill in space. Your guest will thank you for the extra seating. Two seating options that I like are here and here.
If you have any home decor tips please share. Shop the rest of my home favorites below.
Bright colors and bold prints are great for summer. I personally use them to make a statement. A fashion statement that is. Pairing this orange flirty skirt (similar found here) with a polk a dot blouse (similar) gives these individual pieces new life and an extra bit of style. I am a proponent of shopping your own closet. Taking old pieces and mixing them with other pieces to form something new. Like I did with this outfit. I added a turquoise clutch (similar here) for another pop of color, tan wedges (here) and jewelry to match (Earrings, Watch, Necklace) .