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2017 Summer Shoe Trends

2017 Summer Shoe Trends

So summer is right around the corner and I there’ve been some trends that have been popping out lately and I’ll tell you guys a little bit about them. But first before we get started if this is your first time reading my blog, hi […]

5 Tips on How to Have an Effective Day

5 Tips on How to Have an Effective Day

Hey Guys, sorry it’s been a while since I posted. I’ve actually been feeling down the past couple of weekse and kind of lost motivation to do anything when it came to my future. But thanks to my incredible boyfriend who really motivated me to […]

Celebrity Get the Look: Shay Mitchell

Celebrity Get the Look: Shay Mitchell

Hey Everyone I’m here with my first ever celebrity get the look. I’ve always been in love with Shay Mitchell style. She has this type of pretty punk look which is such a complete opposite from her character Emily in Pretty Little Liars. I always hated when I saw my favorite celebrity wearing something I love and then I check the price and cringe  because I can’t afford it. But fear no more because I’m here to breach that gap.

Can we just take a moment to appreciate how beautiful she is? Like really!

I just love this look! it just has such an edge to it. Everything looks chic! Bomber jackets are definitely in this season. I love how this one has a flash of the orange color and it just adds color to the all black sleek look. This look is so versatile, you can change the shoes and wear your favorite sneakers, vans or nikes and it’ll become a sporty look. Or change the bomber jacket into a blazer and it becomes a work outfit.

Since this is such a simple look. I decided to create a get the look. This is my version of her look. I also included the places I got each item that I bought each item in my outfit. You guys should definitely go check out because some of the items are on sale!

 

 

Thank you all for reading this! I tag all of the items that I’m wearing down below and I made it very easy for you guys to buy them and lucky for you some of the items are on sale. If you do get them don’t hesitate to tag me in your photos. Check out my last post on the taking care of type 4c hair.

Comment below if this is an outfit you’ll wear.

xoxo

Maayuk

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5 Tips On How to Grow and Maintain 4c Type Hair

5 Tips On How to Grow and Maintain 4c Type Hair

As we all know, our hair is the crown of our body and it truly does contribute a lot to how we look and how people perceive us. As an African I’ve had a lot of troubles dealing with my kinky 4c hair type and […]


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As we all know, our hair is the crown of our body and it truly does contribute a lot to how we look and how people perceive us. As an African I’ve had a lot of troubles dealing with my kinky 4c hair type and let me tell you it’s not easy. I’ve tried so many methods to grow my hair and I’ve also made a lot of mistakes which resulted to me doing the big chop two years ago and now I can say that although my hair isn’t exactly where I want it to be, I’m enjoying this process and I’m learning what works for me. That’s why I’ve taken some time to compile this list of what has helped my hair grown over the past couple of months.

1. Moisture!

Type 4c hair has the most distinctive curl pattern as well as the most shrinkage. When water touches our hair it shrinks up to about 70% making our hair length appear a lot shorter than it actually is. But this does not mean you should shy away from water, you should actually add more moisture to our hair. We should actually be washing our hair type at least once a month and spritz it with water daily, this will help keep our hair moisturized as well as reduce breakage. Usually after I wash my hair I let it air dry for a little bit before adding oil to lock in the moisture.

 

2. Trimming

To be honest I actually didn’t start doing this till about 3 months ago and I’ve definitely seen some results. I do trim my hair myself using the hair scissors that I bought from my local beauty supply store. When I trim my hair I take about .5 of an inch, I’m mainly just focusing on the dead ends and I recommend doing this about twice a year. It truly does help!

 

3. Protective Styling

I love protective styling! The good thing about type 4c hair is that our hair responds very well to protective styling. Just be careful when doing this because you don’t want anything too tight that would irritate you’re scalp. The best protective styling that I’ve found to really grow are hair is crochet, braids, twist as well as stretching styles. Another tip is be mindful when you’re using heat on your hair, I actually try avoiding this at all cost unless absolutely necessary. Be sure to use heat protectant and try to stay under 180 degrees.

 

4. Giving Your Hair a Break

Guys I’m so guilty of this! I recently just started loving my short natural hair on it’s own. Before I was constantly doing protective styling after protective styling. I barely gave my hair a break for more than a couple of hours and I’m now realizing how bad this is. Make sure you guys give your hair some time to breath for at least 3 to 4 days before doing another protective styling.

 

5. Increase Blood Flow to the Scalp

So one of the main reason our hair doesn’t grow is because we loose a lot of blood flow to our scalp and when you’re scalp isn’t receiving your hair growth becomes stagnant. A great way to increase hair growth is to massage your scalp daily, or at least 3x a week. I usually try to do this around bed time when I take off my makeup. Drinking water helps increase the blood rush to the scalp as well as excesing weekly. We’ll be talking more about the exercise train soon.

 

Well that’s all that I have. Please comment below some hair tricks that you’ve found that helps to grow your hair. Also let me know if you’ll like for me to show you what products I use in my hair.

Thank you so reading my first ever post.

xoxo

Maayuk

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Disclaimer: the featured image is not me. I have protective styling up on my hair right now. But I promise once I take it off I’ll update this post.

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