September 24, 2017 naturallyfrugaldoc

Hey Everyone, If you ever had questions about what to do with your real hair under a wig this is the perfect post for you. Many people cornrow their real hair under their wigs. If it is short, it is easy to do straight back cornrows. Medium to long length hair requires a different technique. Some braid the hair in a snail-like circle and sew the ending strand. Some do straight back cornrows and sew the ends. For me personally I am lazy with cornrows, so I just do about 6 braids. I do three on each side. I then…

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September 10, 2017 naturallyfrugaldoc

*This post contains affiliate links Hey Everyone, I have recently moved into a new apartment and started medical school. With this move, everything was still slightly unorganized and I needed to wash my hair. Thing is, I couldn’t find my spray bottle with my detangling mixture. Fortunately, there was a conditioner I brought from home that managed to work miracles. With that said, having a backup hair product is great. You may have your staples for a shampoo, conditioner, detangler, leave-in and styler, BUT there may be a day where you run out. These are the times when the backup…

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August 27, 2017 naturallyfrugaldoc

*This post contains affiliate links Hey everyone, This post provides complete details and information on the products I use consistently. Shampoo: On a weekly basis I use Joico Moisture Recovery Shampoo. I have written a post about how I use it and how it makes my hair feel here. When I have a protective style that includes braids or twists, I use Pantene Pro-V Daily Moisture shampoo. It is usually diluted, so that I can spray it unto my scalp. Apply the shampoo to each braid/twist I have in my hair that day. It is usually 6-10 braids/twists when I…

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May 20, 2017 naturallyfrugaldoc

This post contains affiliate links. Hey Everyone, Many people will tell you that deep conditioning your hair is key to growing and maintaining it. I believe this to be true. Before introducing deep conditioners as part of my normal hair routine, my hair was brittle and dry. So I primarily used moisture deep conditioners to combat it. In this post, I will upload a video clip of how I deep condition my hair as well as write about the two I currently use. To begin, I currently use Joico Moisture Recovery Treatment Balm on a weekly wash basis. I use…

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May 7, 2017 naturallyfrugaldoc

Hey everyone, This picture shows faux locks using the individual crochet method. I realized when I was done with the style, that I did not take pictures of the process. But I will try to explain as best as possible. We started with clean hair. Our mom individually plaited her hair into 44 plaits. We were not going for an extremely full look, so we used 2 packs of pre-crochet faux locks. The hair was not parted neatly, it was parted into rows. Once the plaits were complete, I put the faux locks in, at the root. I was able…

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April 23, 2017 naturallyfrugaldoc

Many naturals are worried they will damage their curls when using heat. If done in moderation and with the correct items, you will be able to straighten your hair without damaging it. Although it takes me a while to straighten mine, the end result is worth it. Here is how I do it: Wash: I detangle my hair thoroughly then twist 6 sections I personally use Loreal Smooth Intense Line when straightening. It worked instantly with reducing frizz and decreasing blow dry time I shampooed with the Loreal Smooth Intense Shampoo to remove any type of build up The hair…

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April 15, 2017 naturallyfrugaldoc

Night Time routine for bunning natural hair After paying attention to my hair in different styles I noticed how I really needed to create a solid nighttime routine for my hair in different styles. I looked up different routines, and could barely find any for the hairstyle. When I did find them, it didn’t work due to difference in length. So below I have listed different routines for different styles that fit a variety of lengths. If you are rocking a fro today and want to know how to up keep it you can: Do four large twists at night,…

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April 9, 2017 naturallyfrugaldoc

May 2011 was my last perm before my natural hair breakdown. It was easy to manage while transitioning, but once half of the hair was natural, it became difficult. I ended up relaxing it again in 2014. Since then I have been implementing the tips below to prevent that same breakdown. Surround yourself with other naturals. They will give you tips on how to manage your hair when it is difficult Stretch your hair at least once a week or every other week. This prevents excessive tangles from forming. As a 4c natural this has really helped me to maintain…

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April 9, 2017 naturallyfrugaldoc

Hey everyone, If you are limited on time like I am, you may not have enough time to spend on your hair. For those who are looking for ways to grow out their hair, I have listed a few tips on what I have done to grow my hair to bra strap length in three years. Growing your hair can be a simple thing. Maintain the 5 tips below and you can focus on healthy hair and other aspects of life. Low manipulation/protective styles. On a weekly basis, leaving the hair in a hairstyle for a week at a time…

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March 26, 2017 naturallyfrugaldoc

Recently I have put my hair in more crochet braids then medium sized twists to keep my hair protected during the winter. Since the hair is not free, there has to be a different way to cleanse the scalp. If you are someone who cannot go weeks without cleansing your scalp, this post is for you. For Crochet braids, individual twists and braids: Take your shampoo and dilute it Fill 1/3 of the spray bottle with shampoo and 2/3 with water I use Pantene Pro-V Daily Moisture Shampoo because it leaves my hair smooth when I wash my hair outside…

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