flaxseed/linseed gel // #DIYwithDami // YouTube

A natural hair gel which is deceptively easy to make. This is the first time I have ever done this and I really cannot believe the results I’ve achieved, it’s time for me to throw out all my other gels. This is a lovely styling product that adds plenty of moisture to the hair.

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mother’s day embroidery hoop // YouTube

There can come a time where you’re short of money, but you can never be short of ideas! This is a simple (well it can be) way to give something sentimental and unique to a loved one. So, for this Mother’s Day I decided to give my mum a memento that showcases my creativity with this embroidery hoop. It ended up looking a bit juvenile but I’m mostly happy with the result. In the future I hope to learn an expanse of embroidery techniques to design plentiful hoops!

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refresh spray // YouTube

Watch as I demonstrate how I make and use this daily refresh spray for my natural hair and wigs!

What you need:

  • spray bottle
  • water
  • (rosewater/lavender) glycerine
  • leave-in conditioner
  • oils [olive, almond, jojoba, avocado, tea tree, black seed]
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glitter lipgloss // #DIYwithDami // YouTube

An easy way to get glam!

Watch as I demonstrate how I made these glitter lip glosses that I have featured in my previous video. Such a great way to use basic products and enhance your whole look! Get creative and reach out for any pigments you might have that you’d love to turn into lip gloss.

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glitter earrings // re[fashion] // YouTube

1st episode of re[fashion]!

Welcome to the first episode of re[fashion]! This series is somewhat a subsection of #DIYwithDami where I transform pieces of whatever.

I chose this song (Tyler, the Creator – Glitter) because duh. This is such an easy way to amp up a piece of jewellery, and as shown in the video, you don’t have to just use glitter nail polish you can use solid colour, metallic, duo chrome, anything! Comment below if you have ever tried anything like this yourself. I’m going to take these earrings I got on sale from Primark and customise them. I saw them and I instantly thought of the lovely coloured Perspex hoops that Alissa Ashley can sometimes be seen wearing – on this Instagram post for example.

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how to make a satin bonnet // #DIYwithDami // YouTube

Learn how to make your own bonnet to protect your hair!

Join me as I make the first project venture while I relax after wash day listening to some songs on this ICONIC album A Seat at the Table by Solange on #DIYwithDami: how to make a silk bonnet!

Looking after your hair is important regardless if you partake in wearing protective styles such as wigs or braids and we’ve all used a silk scarf at some point and woken up with it having slipped off. Using a bonnet is really a great option to protect your hair from the elements while indoors (or outdoors if you like it like that). You can opt to buy one online, visit your local hair shop or you can make one – as you can see, I chose the latter – and I hope you enjoy watching as I make this slightly slap-dash bonnet!

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how to thread a sewing machine // #DIYwithDami // YouTube

Welcome to the first instalment of #DIYwithDami where I take you along my sewing project journeys!

Let’s get to it!

I chose the song Mac Ayres – Get to You Again in this video because I genuinely want to get into sewing again! This is the beginning. My voice sounds horridly high in the video, but I tried my best to demonstrate how to thread a front-loading bobbin sewing machine. A great video for absolute beginners who may have plenty of project ideas but don’t know how to sew! Grab your family’s dusty old sewing machine or buy a relatively cheap starter one if you’re passionate about learning a new skill. Some reputable brands are Singer (the brand of my sewing machine), Brother, Janome and Bernina to name a few. Let me know what sewing machines you use, if your preference is front/drop-in loading bobbin machines and beginner friendly projects you have or plan to execute!

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