There comes a time in every naturalista’s life when just thinking about doing another twist out/deep condition/wash day is enough to make her want to scream.

That time came for me in October and I promptly decided that my hair needed a break – for the rest of the year.

At first, I opted for wigs but it soon became clear early that I had no idea what I was doing and needed another solution.

Enter: Mayvenn and their almost too good to be true free install service. I’d seen the ads on Youtube but because I hadn’t had a weave since college, it was an afterthought. Now though, it was at the forefront of my mind and I wanted in.

The experience couldn’t have been smoother — after an extensive look at different textures, I opted for the curly and versatile Brazilian Loose Wave. I was then connected with an amazing stylist, Potent of Runway The Salon in Brooklyn, NY, and made my appointment! Once that process was done all I needed to do was show up, show my pre-paid voucher from Mayvenn and my hair was laid before I knew it.

Opting for a closure install, I was nervous about how it would turn out but my girl has gifted hands, okay? She was able to do an amazing custom color and I’ve finally found my go-to stylist after doing my own hair for years.

Taking care of my hair has been seamless. I’ve experienced little to no shedding and have been able to go on about my business without a lot of work which is exactly what I’ve been looking for.

Whether you’re a natural girl looking for a break, or a pro whose mane is always laid with a wig or weave, this is definitely an option worth considering, Sis. Thank me later!

If you’re looking to step into the new year with a new look be sure to head to to get the seamless process started!

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