Wednesday, January 29, 2014

7 Reasons for Choosing Acrylic Yarn over Synthetic Hair for Extensions

This post is my attempt to answer one of the commonly-asked questions I receive about yarn extensions: Why do we use yarn over synthetic hair? Honestly, as with most things when it comes to hair, there isn't a right or wrong answer. In fact, most answers either fall into to the "right for us" or "not-so right for us" category. In our experience, yarn is more right for our family and my daughter's hair (although we've used both before) for the reasons outlined below.

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Saturday, January 18, 2014

Adding Yarn to Flat Rope Twists Video & Tips #NaturalHair

As I mentioned in my previous hairstyle post, I've finally managed to get a video together than incorporates the technique used to add yarn to flat rope twists. I highly recommend that you watch through our flat rope twist how-to video along with our yarn extensions video tutorial, if you're not already well-acquainted with those two techniques. This video covers how to combine them to work yarn into flat rope twists.

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Monday, January 13, 2014

Versatile Yarn Flat Rope Twists Protective Up-Do #Hairstyle #NaturalHair

It is absolutely NOT necessary to use yarn to achieve this hairstyle, so if you like it and don't know how to add yarn to flat rope twists and/or cornrows, you can still do this. We chose to add yarn for a few reasons, not the least of which was to make a video on how to do so, as so many of you have asked me for a tutorial. Below are the step-by-step instructions for the hairstyle, and the video for adding yarn to flat rope twists can be found here.

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Monday, January 6, 2014

Looking Forward: Documenting Love for Children Who Have Yet to Arrive

("Our hope was to show our future children

the love we already have for them as we wait and pray for them. ")

I love this photo series. I fell in love with it back when my lovely friend first posted it on Facebook many moons ago. I love how hopeful it is, how the family is thoughtfully looking forward to the next kids that are going to join them. And I couldn't think of a better first post to start off this new year than sharing these pre-adoption images and the promise that they have so thoughtfully captured.

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