Friday, June 3, 2022

DIY Toddler Photoshoot feat. Indique Hair

 

This is the best 'SMILE' I could get. LOL, my child is such a character!



What I'm Wearing:

Dress: Amazon - similar, sleeveless (old Maternity Dress I bought for pictures but never got to wear)

Hair: Indique Pure Curly Hair - (3) 24" bundles and a 16" wavy closure



Hey dolls! BM (Before Motherhood) I heard Moms always say how hard it was to take pictures with their little ones and I never quite understood. That is until I struggled with getting my son to sit his 16 month bottom in one spot longer than 10 seconds. IT IS IMPOSSIBLE! 

No I take that back, it's possible....with Akili and Me (his favorite cartoon), a bottle, snacks or pure old fashion luck. 

Thank goodness my hair was the least of my worries for this shoot!  In these pics I'm rocking (3) 24" bundles of raw wavy Indian hair from Indique Hair's Pure Collection. This line of hair is absolutely gorgeous dolls. Pure, unprocessed hair that looks great curly, straight or in it's natural wavy state. This is my first time wearing this hair and I am IN LOVE. 🥰

I took the hair and a 16" closure from the brand to make this into a wig. Now I can get up and look put together so easily while saving time and money. This was honestly THE BEST decision. I'm able to take it off to care for my natural hair underneath as well as care for and style her for when I'm ready to look fabulous in a flash. That's exactly what I did for this shoot. I was able to style her the night before so she was ready to go to take these photos. With a busy toddler, not needing to spend 20-30 additional minutes styling my hair was game changing. 

Did I mention I styled, setup, got myself and my son ready for this shoot all by myself! And at home....for FREE!! I had my mother snap the shots quickly on my iPhone and we were done! Forever memories captured. 

At Home 'Studio' Finds

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To achieve these photos I used a linen duvet cover and white sheets I wasn't currently using, decor from around my own home, natural sunlight (sat in front of a large window) and my iPhone 11 Pro Max. Dassit! I draped the sheets over a photo backdrop stand but you can easily use the back of a couch or push pin it to a blank wall. I took inspiration from Pinterest and used what I had at home that was similar. Did a quick beat and popped on my already styled wig and wahlah.....it was time to wrangle up the mini me. YIKES! Lol, everything else was easy peezy. 

If you are on a budget and in need of some new pics I encourage you to get creative and see what you can come up with on your own. Also, having great hair also helps 😉so be sure to check out Indique Hair HERE and use coupon code Naja15 for 15% off!


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Tuesday, April 12, 2022

How I maintain my hair as a NEW MOM ft. Indique Hair

If you are an OG to this blog and to my brand then you would know how seriously I take my hair and that I'm a total weave addict. 😝 That is why I'm so so excited to share my new partnership with Indique Virgin Hair Company! They have been my go-to for quality hair extensions for years now and I couldn't be more honored to be working with them. Over the next few months, I will be sharing my favorite products and go-to tips and tricks as a new mom with the busiest toddler EVER!  

Since becoming a new mom, one thing I know for sure, when my hair is done I feel better about myself. Being a mom is hard, being a single mom is hard AF! After 14 months I'm JUST starting to get into a stride of "balancing it all", if that's even a thing. I have learned what to prioritize and what is not as important as it once was. My hair is one of those things I MUST prioritize. When my hair is done I feel better, I'm a nicer person and I feel more put together....even if everything else is in chaos! 🤷🏾‍♀️ I need a style that's simple, low maintenance and versitile. For me that's a good 'ole fashion traditional sew-in weave. 

Wigs can be too time consuming with a toddler putting on and off and laying down properly. Braids just take too long, 8 hours held hostage in a chair is just not feasible very often. So a traditional sew-in it is, but WHY you ask? 🤔 For me, it looks more natural and I enjoy having access to my natural hair for washes and less wear and tear on my edges. With the right hair extensions, blending is a dream. I have been wearing Indique Hair for years now and the Relaxed Straight hair is perfect for my flat-ironed natural hair. Installed, this hair mimics relaxed African American hair or in my case, flat-ironed natural hair. This is perfect for me as someone who doesn't have time to flat iron my hair daily, nor do I want to add the heat damage. 


This is the hair straight with a middle part. As you can see I do not fuss with my roots being perfectly straight and this hair just blends in effortlessly with my natural hair. I'm so in love with this texture!


Indique has an amazing selection of hair extensions for every customer. If you are like me and enjoy and more natural texture be sure to check out the BOUNCE collection for the Relaxed Straight and Blow-Out textures and many more. 

For this style I am rocking 3 bundles of their hair which is perfect for me and my head. Each bundle comes with about 3.75-4oz of hair. The hair is gorgeous with full and healthy ends, no offensive smell and minimum shedding. I'm so happy to be working with them as a hair ambassador the next few months to bring you my favs and how I maintain my hair as a new mom! 

Moms, please sound off below and tell me what your go-to style is while running behind kiddos all day everyday? Let me know in the comments below, I'd love to chat! 

*Use Code Naja15 for 15% off purchase*


Thank you so much to Indique hair for sponsoring today's post. 

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