4 Ways to style your braids

Hello all my Darling Divas!

Welcome Back! Are you loving this 2 blog post a week deal? I kinda decided to kick it up a notch, and Its fun showing you guys things this often! If you didn’t get a chance to check out this weeks other post, check it out here! It was a super fabulous fatkini lookbook!
So last week I made a video about my jumbo box braids, so now I’m gonna show your 4 hairstyles that you can do on your braids. You can even do this style on your regular natural hair if braids aren’t your thing. These four styles have been my go-to styles for this past week, and I thought they were super cute so I figured I would share. So watch the tutorial, and meet me below for more pics and deets!

Did you enjoy the vid? I had alot of fun making it! So now for more pics and details!

Look #1 The Braided Bun
This is just a lil twist on the popular high bun. Braids can be pretty heavy, so this is a great way to pin them up out your way with it still looking amazing.

Look #2 The Elegant Updo

The great thing about braids is that they are so versatile! This look can be worn for a formal event, or even for work! Braids are perfect for switching up your look. and is appropriate for any setting!

Look#3 The Double Bun
This look is my fave! I always love experimenting and adding flair to my hairstyles. This can also work for a formal event, or work. 
Look#4 The Braided Crown
This look is super casual, and very cute and fun. Its perfect for a running errands, lunch with your girls, or even a nice lil summer date. I feel this look is better on regular styled box braids, but I rocked it always with my jumbo ones.
So that’s it ladies! I hope you all enjoyed the tutorial! Check back next week for two more blog post! I’m excited about posting 2 times a week! It means I get to share more with you. If you haven’t checked out the new addition to Nothing Minus About A Plus, the store Styled By No Minus Plus, click here to check it out! Feel free to also follow me on any of my networking sites, they are all linked above. Until next time, love ya lots like tator tots, and see you next week!

Braid Maintenance 101

Hello All My Darling Divas!

As stated in yesterdays video ( click here to check it out ) Im going to talk about whats new on top of my dome, which is my jumbo Box Braids. In the video I kept referring to them as twists, but they are braids.( Ma bad yall) The video will explain it all in detail, and I also threw in a lil tutorial on my Braid Maintenance routine. So check the video out, and join me below for more deets.

Ok so that video wasn’t to long right? I’m getting a bit better with my rambling on. So anyways, all of the products used in this video can be purchased at your local beauty supply store, or local Walmart or target.  Click here to check out a pretty crappy, but effective, tutorial on how I make my Shea butter mixture. I will be sure to get around to redoing that video some day.
I am soooo digging how my hair came out in this video. Im thinking of creating some how to style your braid videos. I want to have fun and switch things up with these braids.Comment below if you want some braid hair styling videos!

So ladies that is all! Be sure to check out Styled by No Minus Plus if you haven’t already! Also follow me on all my social networking sites! They are all linked above! Until we meet next time, love ya lots like tator tots, and see you soon!

Summer Protective Styling

Hello All My Darling Divas!

This is probably going to be the most informational blog post that I’ve done! Why? because I want to make sure that all my darlings have little to no hair issues this summer! Basically I’m creating the blog post that I wish I had for my past summers of hair epic failure! This post is filled with lots of info and inspirational pictures so that you can solve all your hair issues! The video below is just a bit of an intro and under it is where all the info and pics begin!

Before you put in your protective style
Ok so before you go forward with your protective styling, you want to make sure that you prep your hair for being away for awhile. So what I do is make sure my hair is COMPLETELY clean. Wash and deep condition your hair, that way its fully protected during its time of being up. Next thing you want to do is give your hair a nice trim. The whole idea of a protective hairstyle is to put your hair away so that it can take a break and grow. And so give your hair a nice little trim so that it can grow healthy and long while its in its a protective style. And the last tip is to make sure that your hair stays moisturized before and during its in it’s protective styling. That means if your installing your weave, braids or twist, make sure your using some type of pomade or daily moisturizer to twist or braid your hair during the installing process. And while your hair is in the protective style, don’t neglect your hair! Keep on giving it moisture and the much needed attention that it deserves. You don’t want your hair to become brittle and dry during this process. The point is to help your hair grow healthy and strong! Not put it in an even worse state

Box braids are a wonderful transitioning hair style and my personal fave! Whenever I want length, or get tired of doing my hair and want to put it up, I always go for Box Braids! Their versatile, can easily be put in different hairstyles, I just honestly love them so much! And with Patra Braids ( Solange Braids)  being really big this season, everyone really has been getting their hair in this braided style. Now this summer I have had the honor of experimenting with blonde box braids (now that my hair is blonde) and before I was really scared and really  not sure how I would look, but im glad I got it! So if you have colored hair like me, then go for it! You may end up loving it and starting a new trend! 


Now if you want to go for a different look, then the two strand twist is the answer to your problems, this look can be worn with extensions, or with your natural hair, and is a great no-weave alternative to a protective style. The lovely thing about two strand twist is that when you take it out, you have a wonderful curl pattern and curly fro! So its a two in one hairstyle. Now this hair style can be braided up on the sides, to give a funky unique style, like the pic in the middle. Or can be braided like the box-braids above. Either way to twist it up, you are sure to get a unique look that will look awesome during the summer! 


Updo’s ( with your natural hair) 
Ok so if you wanna go for the option of keeping your hair out, and want to put it up, then you can always go for an updo. when I had my hair out before I put in my braids, I had it in an updo and its a great way to get your hair out your way, but still keep it in its fabulous poofy state. Now for this one I have my Updo, hair tutorial, and that blog post link is above the video below, for you to see pictures.
Weaves and Wigs
So the last protective styling option that I am going to suggest is a sew-in weave or a wig. Now I’m no weave  expert, but I will say that this is probably one of the best ways to change your look up completely! Wearing a weave or a wig gives you the freedom to wear your hair relaxed, curly, colored, short or long. You can also use weave to add volume to your natural hair, giving you a full look. Weave and wings gives you the option to completely change your look without actually changing your hair! That’s the beauty and wonderful side of weaves and wigs. Now your weave and wig can be ordered online, or custom made or brought in store. What I did when I got my first weave, was I searched for different hairstyles in the google search engine, and went for any pictures that were close to look that I wanted to go for.  Just get some hair-inspiration and use that as your guide! Below is some pictures of different weaves and wigs, so it can jump-start your hair ideas!