Thursday, January 24, 2013

Giveaway Alert! Princess Truly and The Hungry Bunny Problem + Bee Mine Products + Baby Big Hair T-Shirt!

Kelly Greenawalt, author of Princess Truly and The Hungry Bunny Problem is giving away some goodies on her FB page! Two lucky fans are going to win fabulous prizes for their curly girls.
GRAND PRIZE: A $50 e-gift certificate for Bee Mine Products and an autographed copy of Princess Truly and The Hungry Bunny Problem
SECOND PRIZE: A $25 e-gift certificate for Baby Big Hair's T-Shirt Shop and an autographed copy of Princess Truly and The Hungry Bunny Problem
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Thursday, January 17, 2013

Little Girls Natural Hairstyle: Flexi-rod Set & Flat Twists on 4b Hair

I've been getting a lot of inquiries on how to do a flexi-rod set on 4b natural hair so I decided to try a super cute age appropriate style on Miss A's cousin, Ky! This hair style is adorable for any little girl and will work on every hair type!

  • I began by washing and detangling Ky's hair. I moisturized with Bee Mine Luscious Moisturizer and banded her hair overnight as I always do before doing flexi-rod sets. Click here for our Banding F.A.Q. post.
  • The next morning her hair was stretched enough to begin styling to I parted her hair from ear to ear and tied off the back section.
  • I parted a section of hair to begin creating the flat twists on the top. See pictures below to see how I do my flat twists.
How to flat twist natural hair:
Step 1: Part a section of hair. In the front of that section part off a small amount of hair and separate it into two pieces.

Step 2: With your two small pieces of hair, begin twisting each piece around the other. As you cross each section over, grab a tiny bit of hair off of the scalp. Keep your fingers as close to the scalp as possible. Continue until you reach the end of the flat twist.

Please note: I used Bee Mine Curly Butter on each flat twist.
  • After flat twisting the top section I began adding the flexi-rods. I decided to use CURLS (for Target) Control Paste on her particular hair type. I grabbed a flexi-rod and after applying a generous amount of the control paste to each 1-2 inch section of hair I began rolling the rod starting from the end of each section and working my way up. I made sure I firmly rolled her hair onto the rod to give it the desired curl I wanted. See pictures below.

Fold the remaining rod over

All done! I left the flexi-rods in for a little over 1 hair and gently removed them by unfolding and unrolling at the ends first, working my way up. I decided not to separate the curls and leave them as is.

Ky absolutely loved her hair! This was her first flexi-rod set and she was so excited to show it off. I feel so blessed to see the excitement on her face when she has a brand new hair style. Her mom typically does her hair in braids and beads so for her to be able to come to my house and with mom's permission rock an afro for the first time or a flexi-rod set is just amazing.

Again, if you're interested in using Bee Mine Products (we've been using them for years) don't forget we have a reader discount code for 10% off your purchase! The code is BBBSPRING and you can only use it at If anything, I highly recommend their luscious moisturizer! My personal fav.

I look forward to bringing you more hairstyles on different hair types. If you like this post please feel free to share on Facebook, Pinterest or any of your favorite social media websites.

I have been seeing so many amazing hairstyles on there lately and I really want to start doing "Facebook Shout Outs" here on the blog again so make sure you post your pictures!

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Little Girls Natural Hairstyle: Curled Cornrows & Afro Barbie Set by Miss Teeny Fab Couture Review!

First of all, how adorable is this afro puff barbie tshirt and bow set? Love it! It's by Miss Teeny Fab Couture but we'll get back to that in a moment.

Let's talk about this simple little girls natural hair style! 

  • Her hair hair was previously moisturized with Bee Mine Luscious Moisturizer and banded before styling. If you are not sure what banding is, it's a simple way to stretch the curls without the use of heat, check out this post for more info. I find working with stretched hair a lot more easier, you don't have to do it though. Totally up to you.
  • With a metal rat tail comb, I parted a large circle on the top of her hair leaving some hair out on each side and tied the back section off.
  • Working with just the parted circle section of hair, I began parting a section of hair to cornrow starting at the front of her forehead going all the way around the circle. Somewhat of a swirled effect.
  • I applied a little Bee Mine Curly butter to each section and proceeded to cornrow. I continued parting in that swirl effect within the circle until the top section was complete. If you do not know how to cornrow make sure you check out our cornrowing for beginners post
  • Once the top was complete I moved on to the back and simply parted front the front of her head down to the nape of her neck, added curly butter and cornrowed. At the end of each cornrow I added a flexi-rod about half way up the braid to curl them.
  • I left the flexi-rods in for about 30 minutes, once I took them out the braids were loosely curled.
That's it! Like I said, very simple if you know how to cornrow and totally adorable for a little girl. Especially with a super cute bow on the side! Feel free to accessorize however you like.

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On to the review... Miss Teeny Fab Couture generously sent Miss A this adorable shirt/bow set and we both fell in love with it! It's all very well made, even after washing the shirt still looks awesome. Miss A received so many compliments on it. I mean, it's not often that you see an afro barbie set! I love the 3d bow on the shirt, too cute for words!

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