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Natural Hair Photo Shoot and Styling Tips

Not only do I like the look and feel of my natural hair, I am easily intrigued by every woman I see wearing their natural hair.  As a service to all of you ladies out there who are contemplating taking the Natural Plunge, here is a slide show of a recent photo shoot featuring myself and two natural beauties, Alnita Reaves-Vaught, and Sade Allen-Steele.  I hope you enjoy!!

Sade

Four Years Natural (Sade-Allen Steele)

How They Achieved The Look

“This photo shoot style was achieved with flat twists and just oil.  I prefer a flat twist out when styling my hair because it’s less work for me and the style is already in place.  This style gives me extra body and volume.  When I’m not in the mood for big hair, I will do a tuck and roll.  My hair products of choice are…Taliyah Waajid Healing oil, African Pride Moisture Intense Leave-In, and Shea Moisture Hair Milk.  I shampoo my hair only if it’s really nasty and dirty with Aussie but the majority of the time I co-wash using Aussie conditioner.” –Sade Allen-Steele

Alnita

Six Years Natural (Alnita Reaves-Vaught)

To achieve this photo shoot style, I used these Carol’s Daughter Hair Milk products:  Leave-In Moisturizer, Styling Foam, and Styling Butter.  I did smaller flat twists for more twist definition and longer hold.  I also like flat twists for protective styles.  I shampoo approximately every ten days, unless I’m in the gym during the week.  In that case, I co-wash at least once a week using Wen cleansing conditioner.  My go-to style is the pony puff when my schedule is tight.” –Alnita Reaves-Vaught

Two Years Natural (Sheryta Spears)

Two Years Natural
(Sheryta Spears)

Normally, I pull all of my hair up to the top of my head because humidity and I don’t get along very well.  When I do video and photo shoots with my band, Tru Sol, I can wear my hair down because it’s only a couple of hours.  For this shoot, I did a regular mid-sized twist out with a spritz of oily water (olive oil or coconut oil) and my favorite hair product, White Sands Orchid Oil.  When I shampoo my hair, I use White Sands Shampoo and Conditioner.  These products are sulfate free and leave my hair soft, smooth, and manageable.” –Sheryta Spears  

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