The Frugalista Life

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Category: Natural Hair

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My 4 Step Curly Hair Wash Routine

For me, wash day means the start of a new week. I’m a bit lazy sometimes so it can stretch over the course of a couple days because #ThickHairProblems. We’re into any and all kinds of self-care these days (especially with the way 2020 is going). Wash days allow me to take a few minutes […]

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3 Ways I Reconnect with My Hair During Quarantine

My hair and I have been through some thangs over the last 31 years. From beads to ponytails to braids, my hair experienced myriad ways of styling. One time in middle school, I called myself clipping my split ends. After the deed was done, I cut at least a couple inches of hair off, resulting […]

How to Look Good on Valentine’s Day: Hair, Makeup, and Outfit Ideas

The holiday of love is this weekend so we need a few ideas of how to stunt at dinner when it’s time to flick it for IG later. Whether it’s for a date with the boo or a Galentine’s Day shindig, the makeup and hair can’t be slacking not one bit y’all! How to look […]

How I Take Care of My Hair After Braids

When you’re in a hair rut, it’s challenging to figure out what style to try next. I kept asking myself which style I wanted to try next and couldn’t decide between either braids or a weave. I decided to get braids but THEN I had to figure out what KIND of braids I wanted: an […]

Beauty-Related Things I Want to Do in 2019

Anything beauty-related was never on my radar. I didn’t really grow up doing the typical “girly” things like having getting my nails done every couple weeks. I’m more of the “au natural” tribe. The only thing related to beauty that I was interested in was my hair. Of course, I kept it simple: wash, blow-dry, […]

How I Take Care of My Hair in a Protective Style

I’m sure all of my naturalists can agree when I say sometimes you just get tired of doing your own hair! I’d been feeling stuck in a hair rut lately because I had no idea what to do with it anymore. I wore my hair either in its natural curly state, in a twist out, […]

Where to Get Fall 2018 Hair Accessory Trends

Switching up the hair is always a fun event. I try to get creative with my hair sometimes whether for special occasions or just because. I style my hair weekly so there are times where One way to change up the hair and keep the creativity flowing are with accessories. There was one time in […]

#BlackIsBeautiful: Black Women on the Cover of September Issues

Growing up, the motto was always “root for everybody black”. As a Black woman, I get excited each and every time there is a Black woman doing something great. Magazine covers are apart of that criteria. Whenever I can, if there is a Black woman on a magazine cover, I’m buying it. Black women don’t […]

4 Ways to Style Bantu Knots to Wear With Your Big Hoop Earrings

Y’all. It’s summer and it’s so. freakin. hot. Any kind of humidity causes frizz while all the sweat causes anything cute to fall flat on your face. During the summer, I try to do protective styles as much as I can to shield it from the sun. Plus, with all the vacations I have lined […]

5 Wash and Go Routines That Won’t Make Your Arms Tired

I think my wash day routine is pretty simple: a weekly pre-poo with some sort of oil I can grab the day before followed by a shampoo and deep condition the day after. I don’t like manipulating my hair too much because I like to keep things simple. Sometimes, a simple wash and go is […]