Thursday, August 21, 2014

Back To School Hairstyles for Girls

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You asked for it, We deliver it!! We have had tons of requests for a Back To School Post so I decided to pull some of our most popular styles that are great for back to school.

These are all quick and easy! If you would like for us to do a tutorial of the styles that don't already have one, let us know! We'll add it to our list of tuts to do!


























OK I think this is more than enough to get your school year started with cool hairstyles!! If not, check out our Style Gallery that is full of more hairstyles just for you!

Be sure to share your back to school hairstyles with us on Instagram and Facebook!


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Saturday, August 16, 2014

How to Make a Loon Bracelet Video

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This is Brown Girls 1st official tutorial. She decided that she wanted to do this all by herself! I certainly couldn't help her walk through this one because I still don't know how to make this bracelet! This is her thang! LOL

It was fun directing the video though......she's truly a star in the making!

Items Needed:

Loon Bands
2 Pencils or Pens
Charms (optional)
Tape Measure

Before you begin, measure your wrist (for bracelet) and/or finger (for ring) so that you will know how long to make the bracelet/ring. You don't want it to be too small (tight) or too big (loose).

1. Place pencils side by side.
2. Add 2 loon bands to both of the pencils. See picture below.

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3. Take the band on the bottom of the left pencil and wrap it around the left pencil to the middle.
4. Take the band on the bottom of the right pencil and wrap it around the right pencil to the middle.
5. Add one rubber band and repeat steps 3 & 4.
6. Repeat step 5 until the bracelet is the size of your desire.
7. Add closure that is included in the loon band package.

ALL Done!!

Do the same steps for a ring!

You can find more fun loon patterns HERE!

Have you made a loon bracelet? Let us see it! Tag us on Instagram @browngirlshair or use #BrownGirlsHair Be sure to follow us too!

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Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Mixtina Product Review {Video}







Here is the video version of my review of Mixtina products. This video shows me in action using the products on Brown Girls Hair and the end result.

You can read the detailed written version of the review HERE! You can purchase Mixtina HERE!

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Thursday, August 7, 2014

Mixtina Shampoo & Conditioner Product Review

Side Note** The 2 products used for this review were sponsored by Mixtina. However, this is my honest review. I have not been paid or compensated in anyway to do this post/review other than 2 free 8oz bottles of product to try. Trust me, 2 free bottles isn't worth lying for.......I'd rather not post anything than lie.


Mixtina Product Review


Mixtina was started by a Mom who was having problems finding a product that would not leave her mixed raced (African American/Greek/Irish) daughters curls limp and stripped it of it's natural oils.

Mixtina was created to help mixed, biracial, or multiculturals (which ever title you prefer), have a product that caters to your coily, curly, hair type. It also great for natural African Americans as well as all other hair types.

They currently have 4 products in the line: Wavy Curl Shampoo & Conditioner and Coily Curl Shampoo & Conditioner. The products are All Natural and Sulfate Free. They all come in 8 oz bottles and are $11.99 each.

We used the Coily Curl Shampoo & Conditioner and this is our Review!



Mixtina Coily Curl Shampoo

What does it smell like?

It has a soft clean fragrance. It's almost hard for me to describe it. It reminds me of a soft male perfume type smell.


Did it clean her hair? 

Yes! Because it is sulfate free, I thought it wouldn't have much lather, but I was very surprised at how much lather it has. I know that sulfate free shampoo's are so much better, but I find it hard to use them because I still have to get my psychic right when it comes to lather and cleanliness. 

I know that later doesn't equal clean, but I tend to have a hard time reprogramming myself. I love me some bubbles! LOL


How did it leave her hair feeling?

It left her hair feeling very clean and it didn't strip it to the point where it was dry and brittle.



Coily Curl Conditioner


What does it smell like?

It smells just like the shampoo.

Did it have good slippage for detangling?

This leave in offered a very good amount of slippage for detangling. This conditioner can be used as a leave in or rinse out.  I wasn't sure prior to using it if I would leave it in or rinse it out. I made my decision after seeing how her hair reacted to the product.

I decided to leave it in because her hair felt ok with it and it wasn't sticky or icky feeling. I choose to blow dry her hair after leaving the conditioner in. 

How did it leave her hair feeling?

It left her hair feeling slightly soft and lightly moisturized and it had an awesome shine! After leaving it in overnight, I did find that her hair needed additional moisturizer on it to keep it from being dry. Overall, this product did a great job.


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Would I Recommend Mixtina to others?

Yes I would. I think Mixtina is a great product for anyone with a hard to tame hair type. It's the best sulfate free shampoo that I have used to date. Although my daughter isn't biracial,  I like it way better than the other biracial products that I have tried. I would recommend it to anyone who is in search of a All natural, sulfate free product line that gets the job done.

You can purchase Mixtina on there website HERE!


Video Review Coming Soon!



The 2 products used for this review were sponsored by Mixtina. However, this is my honest review. I have not been paid or compensated in anyway to do this post/review other than 2 free 8oz bottles of product to try. Trust me, 2 free bottles isn't worth lying for.......I'd rather not post anything than lie.

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Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Swim Natural Hair Care







Summer Swim Natural Hair Care

Items Needed:
Cowash/Conditioner
Leave In Conditioner or/and Moisturizer
Gel (optional)

I suggest if your child will be swimming daily or weekly to co wash instead of shampooing after each swim. Co washing is when you wash the hair with conditioner instead of shampoo. Shampoo it as needed verses everyday.

Shampoo strips the hair of everything. If your child isn't swimming often, shampooing after each swim along with conditioning and moisturizing is fine.

After co washing, I add some leave in conditioner, then I smooth down her edges with gel. You can add moisturizer in addition to the leave in if your child has very dry hair.

This is a very simple way to keep your child's hair clean and moisturized during the fun filled summer months.


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Friday, August 1, 2014

Back to School Hairdo!

Hi Girls,

Well summer break has come to an end for my little Brown Girl! Today was her first day back to school. Why they always start on a Friday where we live, makes no sense to me! But anyway, since she has been in braids for the past 3 weeks, we washed her hair and she requested a simple bun for the first day of school.

I was happy to hear that because her hair needed a break from the braids, I didn't have to come up with a style, and it was super easy to do!

Here are some pics of her first day in 4th grade. She's growing up so fast!





Here are a few tutorials on how to do a sock bun below!






The video below shows you how to make the bun with an old sock. Then it shows how to make the sock bun.


Be sure to share your back to school hairstyles with us on Facebook or Instagram! Use #browngirlshair on Instagram or tag us @browngirlshair.

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Thursday, July 24, 2014

*Easy Tutorial* Brown Girls Natural Braids







This is a easy to follow braids hairstyle perfect for girls of all ages, Big & Small!!!

If you decide to try it, or do a variation of it, please share your pictures with us on Instagram! Use #BrownGirlsHair or Tag us @BrownGirlsHair. Make sure you follow us too!

You can also post them on our Facebook Page!

We can't wait to see them!


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