Protective styles to try

Two Protective Hairstyles Worth The Time & Money

Take your dollars & make them worth it!


Ladies have you ever had that week where you did not want to deal with doing your hair. I will be very real here, I am wrapped up in melanin magic and I love my makeup. And I love my hair but I also love love love my lazy girl dayz lounging in sweat pants and my head scarf and oh what a lovely day that is! So may I propose two protective hairstyles worth the time and money for all if my lazy hair babes that love their hair but also love their sporty side!

Faux Locs

So first let me share that my hesitancy with asking about this style for myself. I was at work one day speaking with a couple of girls about hair and what I had planned to do with my own hair. The talk was great as we were getting into hair and color and cutting and keeping our hair short during the summer. Well does anyone? My natural hair ladies know this hairstyle is one I have fallen in love with for the longest time. I was always a little unsure about faux locs because everyone had different versions from short to long to straight Locs with a curly end that I love.

The most exotic style that I love today faux Locs come in different colors allowing you to add accessories like shells and feathers. This style has stuck since the day I had seen one of the trainers at my place of employment. I pushed myself to pop the question "hey who did your hair?" And it was history since saving me a lot of time and with kids and baby pup you know its a lot!

The install is usually around $55-100 overall maybe $200 depending on your hair. They typically stay up for a good 30 days. Stay sexy and save time and try this style I promise it won't disappoint.

Box Braids

Box braids are a wonderful way to protect your hair in both the winter and summer. This protective style reminds me of Poetic Justice, I love the natural look of the braids that give light into the beauty of ourselves. From music to the movie screen and many others to this day know how to rock box braids.

Now many these may come more expensive for install which may be anywhere from $100-200 and may take up to 8hrs to install depending on the thickness of your hair. Perfect for your summer workout or when you just wanna get up and go before work and not deal with the struggle. Next time you're thinking, pondering, wondering on what to do with your hair try one of these styles they are sure to satisfy.

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20 Small Tattoos With Big Meanings

Tattoos with meaning you can't deny.

It's tough to find perfect tattoos with meaning.

You probably want something permanent on your body to mean something deeply, but how do you choose a tattoo that will still be significant in 5, 10, 15, or 50 years? Over time, tattoos have lost much of their stigma and many people consider them a form of art, but it's still possible to get a tattoo you regret.

So here are 20 tattoos you can't go wrong with. Each tattoo has its own unique meaning, but don't blame me if you still have to deal with questions that everyone with a tattoo is tired of hearing!

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1. A semicolon indicates a pause in a sentence but does not end. Sometimes it seems like you may have stopped, but you choose to continue on.

2. "A smooth sea never made a skilled sailor."

3. Top symbol: unclosed delta symbol which represents open to change. Bottom symbol: strategy.

4. "There are nights when the wolves are silent and only the moon howls."

5. Viking symbol meaning "create your own reality."

6. Greek symbol of Inguz: Where there's a will, there's a way.

7. Psalm 18:33 "He makes my feet like the feet of a deer; he causes me to stand on the heights."

8. 'Ohm' tattoo that represents 4 different states of consciousness and a world of illusion: waking (jagrat), dreaming (swapna), deep sleep (sushupti), transcendental state (turiya) and world of illusion (maya).

9. Alchemy: symbolizes copper, means love, balance, feminine beauty, and artistic creativity.

10. The Greek word “Meraki" means to do something with soul, passion, love, and creativity or to put yourself into whatever you do.

11. Malin (Skövde, Sweden) – you have to face setbacks to be able to go forward.

12. Symbol meaning "thief" from "The Hobbit." It was the rune Gandalf etched into Bilbo's door so the dwarves could find his house.

13. “Lux in tenebris" means “light in darkness."

14. Anchor Tattoo: symbolizing strength and stability, something (or someone) who holds you in place, and provides you the strength to hold on no matter how rough things get.

15."Ad Maiora" is translated literally as “Towards greater things." It is a formula of greeting used to wish more success in life, career or love.

16. A glyph means “explore." It was meant as a reminder for me to never stop exploring.

17. "Aut inveniam viam aut faciam," meaning roughly, "Either I shall find a way, or I will make one."

18. Lotus Flower. It grows in muddy water, and it is this environment that gives forth the flower's first and most literal meaning: rising and blooming above the murk to achieve enlightenment.

19. The zen (or ensō) circle to me represents enlightenment, the universe and the strength we all have inside of us.

20. Two meanings. The moon affirms life. It looks as if it is constantly changing. Can remind us of the inconsistency of life. It also symbolizes the continuous circular nature of time and even karma.

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