The Slayed Afro

Happy Saturday Darling Divas!!

Yes, I know that this isn’t a day that I usually post, BUT I meant to come up here yesterday, and that just didn’t happen. So I thought to myself why not put it up today? And obviously, here that post is. I have new hair!! I decided to go big with it this time around, and I am in love with it!!! So in today’s mini-blogpost I am just sharing my new hairdo, and I hope you all will enjoy! So sit back, what the video, and meet me below for more details!

Did you all enjoy? I hope so! I am definitely lovingggg my new look! Click here to cast your vote in the poll!  Being blonde is always fun for me, so I decided to take it back for a second. I dug into my archives and found some blonde pics of me. Oh, how I miss bleach sometimes.

So I wanted to get back to my blonde roots, but this time, no bleach was required! For this crochet install, I searched around for blonde hair that had dark roots because I wanted to look natural. I went to my beauty supply store and was lucky to find what I wanted!!

So this is the type of hair I used to achieve my look. The Durban Twist hair from Harlem125. I used three packs of RT27, and one pack of F1B/27. This is some big hair yall!!! So, for now, im rocking it as an afro, but I plan to put curls in soon.  This hair can do so many things, and is super soft! So click here to purchase online!  The website I linked is a longer length and comes in different colors. If you’re looking for the same hair as mine, I would look at your local beauty supply store, or do a further search online!

    So, ladies, that’s it for today’s mini-blogpost! Be sure to come right back here next week for two new blogposts! ANNDDD a special announcement is dropping next Saturday so get ready!!! Feel free to follow me on my social media. They are all linked above!! I love you lots like tater tots, I hope you have a great weekend, and I will see you Monday!

Big Hair Don’t Care

Hello All My Darling Diva’s!

Welcome back to another week here on the blog! I hope your weekend was fabulous and fun, but it’s time to get back to official NoMinusPlus business! Today we are going to talk all about my newest crochet braid installation! This big hair is giving me all types of life, and you know I had to come and share with you guys all the details on my new do’! So check out the short video below, and meet me back here for more details.

Did you all enjoy? Are you all loving my hair as much as me??? Shirley always comes through and slays my hair, and I swear to you she is truly the best!

Hair Info
I got 4 packs of the Vivica Fox Kinky Marli Hair. I ended up using 3 of the packs and cut each of the packs in half. I installed the hair as is, and didn’t do anything to the hair. I loved the curl pattern as is, so I kept it that way. You can click here to buy it online and in many other colors. 
More Pics! 

Thank you so much for watching today ladies! I hope you have enjoyed this blog post! If I left any information out, just let me know in the comments below. Are you following me on social media yet? You can do so by clicking on the links above. My snap chat is BrieLikeMe. Be sure to check back here tomorrow for your second blog post of the week! I promise it’s going to be longer than this video! I love you lots like tator tots, and I will see you tomorrow!

A Pop of Burgundy

Hello All My Darling Divas!

Welcome to another day here on the blog! Today we are going to get into my latest crochet hairstyle! This will be the first video of 2016, but not the first blogpost! The first blogpost went live yesterday at 5PM, and it was all about my last Curlbox unboxing! Click here to check that out. Today will be the actual first video of 2016, and I hope that the first couple of days of the new year are treating you well so far. So this simple video will just give you the details for this fabulous curly do. So enjoy the video, and meet me below for more details.

Did you enjoy the video? I hope so! My obsession with crochet braids started in 2015, but it will continue in 2016 and years to come! Its such an affordable style that I just cant get enough of! So lets get into the details for this particular style!

 This is the type of hair that I used. The silky dread was installed, and then unraveled to reveal the curls. I used three packs of this color blend, and then one pack of just black. Click here to buy this exact hair online.  I purchased mine from Beauty & Beauty Beauty Supply store in Union, NJ if you live in the area. Feel free to use this picture as a reference when you go into your local BSS.

If you would like to get your hair done by Shirley send me an email over at Styledbynominusplus@gmail.com with Crochet Braids in the subject line. Only send if your located in New Jersey or willing to travel to NJ.

More pics!
Ladies that’s all for today’s blogpost! I hope you all have enjoyed! Be sure to follow me on all my social media! They are all linked above! I would love to be connected with you all. That’s it for the blogpost for this week. Be sure to come back next week for another week of blogpost. They are definitely two that you don’t want to miss! Darling Divas I love you lots like tator tots, thank you so much for watching, and I will see you all next week!

Black & Blue

Hello All My Darling Divas!

Welcome back to the blog! We are now back to our regular scheduled programming here on the blog, and were going to kick it off by talking about my new hair! I have yet another crochet braid installation, and yall know I have to give you guys all the details! You guys know my stylist Shirley hooked me up, and this time I wanted some long hair!  I was going to just do an all black style, but I needed a pop of color. You can never go wrong with blue in my book, so I grabbed a pack of blue hair, and this fabulous hairstyle was born!

  For this style I used 5 packs of the Harlem 125 Brand of Kanekalon Braiding hair in the color 1 and 1 pack of the color Navy . To achieve the curls in this hair I used small perm rods, and followed this tutorial here. This is the same method and hair that I used for my last crochet braids. I just used a different color, and didn’t cut the packs in half.  I would recommend getting more hair then you need  just in case. I love this curl pattern sooo much! It’s a very tedious and long process, so be prepared!
Every night I put my hair in four bantu knots, and I just put a silk bonnet on my hair and go to sleep. I slick my edges down with the Design Essentials Natural Honey & Shea Edge Tamer that I received in my curl box a couple of months ago. 
I am really loving crochet braids! It has been my go-to style all year, and there is no telling when I’m going to give it up! Here is just a quick view of all my crochet styles that I have done this year! They are such a fun and inexpensive way to switch up your hair!
So ladies that’s it for today’s blogpost! Be sure to meet me back here tomorrow for your second blogpost for this week! Feel free to follow me on social media! They are all linked above! I would love to be connected with you! Until tomorrow, love ya lots like tator tots! 

Burgundy Hair Reveal

Happy Monday Darling Divas!!

If you follow me on my social media then you have already seen my gorgeous new hairstyle! Yes ladies I switched up my hair yet again, and this time I decided to play with my length. This is still yet another crochet style, and I am so pleased with how it came out! This video just gives you the details on this hairstyle, and I swear I am having sooo much fun experimenting with this crochet hairstyle! So enjoy this short video and meet me below for more details and pics!

Did you enjoy the video?? I really hope so! I have really been enjoying switching up my look so often! If you have checked out my Hair growth plan video that I made a couple of weeks ago I said that I would be switching up my look often so that I wouldn’t suffer from product buildup and breakage. When I protective style I have a habit of not taking care of my hair. So by taking my hair down each month, I don’t suffer from the bad habits of protective styling that I usually have to face! If you want some tips on protective styling then check out my blogpost/video about it here. And if you want to check out my hair growth plan blogpost/video then click here.

In the video I said that this hair is the same hair that I used in my very first crochet hairstyle which is pictured below. It is just in different color.

I used 3 packs of the Jamaican Twist Braid Marley Hair from the brand Equal. The Color I used was a 530. It was 4.99 from my local beauty supply store. I cut the 3 packs in half at the rubber band, and rolled  the hair on orange and purple cold rods to achieve the curls. I wanted to go for a short hairstyle this time around since I always do long crochet braids and guys I think I am in love! I think I may be rocking it short for awhile!

So ladies what do you think of my new style? I am IN LOVE!! It is soo perfect for the fall! The curls have already dropped and I cant wait to see this style transform over the next couple of weeks.

So ladies thank you soo much for watching! Be sure to follow me on my social media! They are all linked above. Be sure to come back tomorrow for another blog post! I am trying to post for you guys Mondays & Tuesdays at 5PM! Let’s cross our fingers and hope I can stick to that! So until tomorrow love you lots like tator tots!

The Blue Is Back

Hello All My Darling Divas!
Welcome back to another day on the blog. I am here today to briefly talk to you all about my blue hair! I was going to make a full out video, but I felt that a blogpost would do it better justice! As you ladies know I have been rocking crochet braids all summer, and I have been absolutely loving it!I have had this blue hair installed for almost 4 weeks now, and I’m soo glad that I chose to go for it. This blue hair was a bold choice, and I’m glad I went for it. I love switching up and playing with my look, and this blue hair is definitely doing that for me! So lets go into the details for this hair.

This was a Crochet hair experiment that me and my best friend Danielle decided to do. I saw the hair in my local beauty supply store, we were bored one random Tuesday, and this fabulous creation was born! I used 8 packs of   Janet Collection Kanekalon Braid Jumbo Braid in the Color Blue. You can find this brand in your typical beauty supply store, but it might be hard to find it in this color.

This hair is synthetic, and has given me no problems so far! I curled the hair in orange cold rods and dipped them in boiling hot water to achieve the curls.  I wear this particular crochet hairstyle in a ponytail or bun since its really hot outside, and I wear a headband around the edges to conceal the crochet knots. I really have been digging this style because of its color! This blue has been making me feel so fabulous!

So here are just some more pics of how I have been styling this hair! I plan to keep this hair in for maybe another two weeks, and then its on to my next crochet style! I already have my next hair color in mind and I am soo excited!  I cant wait to share it with you darling divas! 
I have been rocking it in a Bun
And Rocking It Out ‘
And Of course in a fabulous ponytail!
Thank you ladies for catching up with me with this quick blogpost on my hair! I hope you all enjoy your weekends! Feel f
ree to follow me on any of my social media! They are all linked above! Summer is ending soon, and I am honestly sad about it! Summer 2015 has been soooo good to me, but I am honestly ready for the Fall! So until later this week ladies love ya lots like tator tots, and see you soon!

Best Braiding Hair Review

Happy Friday Darling Divas!

I hope that you are preparing for yet another fabulous summer weekend! Today on the blog I am going to be giving you my personal opinion of my black to red Ombre hair from BestBraidingHair.com. If you want to know more details about this hair and my crochet style with them, then click here to check out my All About My Red Hair video. I had this hair installed in crochet braids for two weeks, and I figured that I would come up here and tell you guys what I think. So enjoy the video and meet me below for more details!

Did you enjoy the video? I hope it was very informational and helped you out in anyway!

Now in the beginning of this video I shared with you Darling Diva’s that I am selling NoMinusPlus Tee’s again! This is the bigger and better 2.0 version! I posted a pic of me wearing my Tee on my social media, and hopefully you guys would like to rock one too!  I only have limited supply and sizes, so if you miss this round or I don’t have your size don’t worry! Just email me over at Styledbynominusplus@gmail.com if you need another size, and I will let you all know when I run out of T-shirts. I hope you all like them, and I really hope I get to order more! To grab your hands on a NoMinusPlus Tee Please Do the following:

Send me an Email over at Styledbynominusplus@gmail.com with the size you want
The sizes that I currently have are
 3 Large Sized T-shirts
2 XL Sized T-Shirts
and 2  2XL Sized T-Shirts
They cost $20 and you will be invoiced through Paypal using the email that you used to send me the email at Styledbynominusplus! Don’t worry if you don’t have a paypal account! You can just sign out as a guest and follow the instructions. If you live in New Jersey in the Union County Area let me know in the email if you want to come pick up your shirt from me! If you have any more questions feel free to email me! 
Ok now back to the review! Overall I really enjoyed the BestBraidingHair.Com Hair! I will def be ordering again, and hopefully once I fix my mistakes I will have a better experience with the hair. They were super friendly, fast, and affordable and those are all things that you can never go wrong with! When I order again I will def be doing another color since there are so many AMAZING ombre colors to choose from! If you haven’t checked out BestBraidinghair.com website out click here
Hopefully to learn from my mistakes, and have a better experience than I did! Be sure to tag #TeamBestBraidingHair to be featured in there IG Page. There IG Page is @BestBraidingHair
My hair in Crochet Braids using the Black/Red Ombre Hair from BestBraidingHair.Com
So ladies I hope you have enjoyed my very honest review! Shoutout to BestBraidingHair.Com for providing a funky twist to rocking your protective style this summer. I am off to go find my next bold hairstyle. I wonder what color I will choose next?????!!! Feel free to follow me on any of my social media. They are all linked above. Until next week ladies, love ya lots like tator tots and buy a T-shirt! (lol)

All About My Red Hair

 Hello All My Darling Diva’s!!
I know I know! I’m posting pretty late. But I just wanted to make sure that this blogpost got up to you all today. This post is gonna be all about my new hair! I went red yall! Well more like Red and Black! I decided to switch things up again and try out a color out my comfort zone which is red! Now these are Crochet Braids again! I told you all I was addicted! Click here for the blogpost for my last crochet hairstyle. It has alot of info that I didn’t feel the need to repeat in this video. Feel free to of course as me any questions if anything. So enjoy the video and meet me below for more details! 

Did you guys enjoy the video? I hope you did! Like I said this is hair from BestBraidingHair.com. Click here to check the website out and see all the amazing colors they offer! You wont be disappointed. I will come back to later in a couple of weeks to give you my official opinion of BestBraidingHair ,but my initial opinion is pretty good. The package came rather quickly, was the correct color I wanted, and overall is very beautiful. There are a little bit of things that I need to tweak, but nothing that cant be fixed.

This is the hair that I ordered from them. 6 packs of their Black/Red hair. It was only $9.99 per pack! Not bad right?

So ladies that’s all. Sorry for the late post! I will be sure to re post it tomorrow  so you can check it out if you missed it! Be sure to come back here tomorrow for another blogpost! Yup that’s right there are 3 blogpsot this week! So come back to see what it is! Feel free to follow me on any of my social media. They will all be linked above. So you ladies have a good night, love ya lots like tator tots, and I will see you all tomorrow! 

How I Maintain/Refresh My Crochet Braids

Happy Friday Darling Divas,
I hope that your weekend will be filled with fun! The best way to kick off the weekend is by a blogpost! So today on the blog we are going to be talking about how I maintain/ refresh my crochet braids. I have had these crochet braids in for 3 weeks now, and I have been loving it! If you want to check out more info on my crochet braids, click here for that blogpost. It has more details on my hair.  Also if you want some tips on how to prep your hair and care for your hair while protective styling, click here for that blogpost. I pretty much tried to be as informative about protective styling as possible. I hope it all is helping you ladies! So check out the video below and meet me under for details.

Did you enjoy the video? I hope it helped! I will be switching the color of my hair really soon and I’m really excited! I will be giving you an update on that as soon as it happens! Below im going to list all the products used in this video in case you wanted to pick anything up.

Products used
Large Headband/Hairtie
 ( Used to put my hair up)
Silk Hair Scarf 
African Royale Hot Six Oil
Design Essentials Sleek Edge Control
Beautiful Textures Tangle Taming Leave In Conditioner
Spray Bottle Filled with Water
Detangling Comb/Brush
Lottabody Setting Spray( Optional)
Cold Rods/ Perm Rods 
                              So here is a side by side pic of my curls before and after
Notice how before the curls were dull and the hair really didn’t have any life. Once I re-curled some of the curls the hair is back to being bouncy and curly. Its amazing what curling a couple of curls will do!
So ladies I hope you have enjoyed this blogpost! If you have anything you add, or have any other tips on how to maintain crochet braids leave them in the comments below! Or you can send them to me on any of my social media! They are all linked above. I hope you all have an amazing weekend, and be sure to come back next week with two new videos! So until next time, love you lots like tator tots and see you next week! 

My New Protective Style

Happy Memorial Day Darling Divas!!

I hope you are enjoying your Monday, and relaxing if you have the day off today! Today on the blog we are going to be talking about my new hair! I finally hopped on the Crochet Braids trend, and I have no idea why I didn’t do it sooner! This video is all the details on my hair so that if you were wondering anything like what kind of hair it is, or who did it you can just look to one video! I am having sooo much fun with this new do, and I cant wait to experiment with it further. So enjoy the video below and meet me under it for more details!

Did you enjoy the video? I hope that it was as informative and helpful as possible! If you have anymore questions about my hair comment them below or hit me up on any my social media. I will be sure to answer any questions that I see. I’m truly loving my hair, and I am having so much fun with it! I needed some change in my life and I think that hair is filling that space for me right now. I’m not gonna lie I was really nervous with getting my hair like this! It was something I never tried in a color that I haven’t had in F O R E V E R! But I went for it anyway and I’m so happy that I did! I definitely encourage you to try something new with your hair this summer! I promise you wont regret it


Who did my hair?
Now usually this would be a style that I would try to do on my own. But I was at a crunch for time and really didnt have any time at all to figure out how to do this style. So I remembered that my good friend Shirley said to me a couple of months ago that she does Crochet Braids. So I decided to finally call her up and Boom! Crochet Braids done!
Her number is (973) 389-4542. Ask for Shirley and tell her that Brielle sent you!
The Hair I used
I used 6 packs of the Jamaican Twist Braid Marley Hair from the brand Equal. The Color I used was a 1. It was 4.99 from my local beauty supply store, and should be around the same price if you buy it from your beauty supply store or online. You can goggle the brand of hair to see what websites sell them. They also come in a variety of colors, so if you looking for a specific type of color I would suggest ordering it online. You may only find natural colors like black, brown, and maybe red at your local beauty supply store. 
Pics!

So ladies that is all! I hope that this blogpost/video helped you! Feel free to follow me on any of my social media. They are all linked above. What is going to be your protective style this summer? Tell me below in the comment section! So until later on this week, love ya lots like tator tots, and see you soon!