Friday, April 11, 2014

Kids's Accessories for simple styles|Spring Accessories

I found these bows at Marshall's at 6 for $10. I think they make a great accessory for simple styles like two strand twists. 

They are especially good for spicing up frizzy twists that are starting to look old. also love the fact that they are big and the colors are bright and bold.

The bows have smooth clamps that will not cause any damage to the hair. 

They also stay on firmly and feel comfortable as reported by the little missy.

Monday, April 7, 2014

Easy Two Strand Twists|Senegalese Twisting Method

So these days , we have been keeping her styling regimen simple. And now that I use an effective method to twist her hair, her twists last for at least two weeks.

Two strand twists are my go-to style for her. They are classic and continue to be current. Moreover, installing them does not require too much manipulation.

Her hair was thoroughly detangled with Shea moisture extra moisture detangler, which I must say, is one of the best detanglers I have ever used. 

Glycerin, which happens to be the first ingredient in the detangler, works great for her hair. I sprayed her dry hair first with Aloe Vera juice before using the detangler in four sections of hair. 

After detangling her hair, I oiled her scalp and sealed her ends with Jamaican Black Castor oil. 
I have been using Castor oil quite frequently to fill in her sparse areas and I am seeing results.

So her hair was damp before I twisted it. I used As I Am Twist Defining Creme 
in small sections of hair that became medium-sized twists. But I also braided the roots before twisting. 

This keeps the roots frizz-free. I had to twist each strand anti-clockwisely before twisting both strands together clockwisely. I continued to twist each strand anti-clockwisely as I twisted both strands together clockwisely. The ends were twirled to make them curly.

This method really helps the twists this size,  to last for two weeks.

Maintenance: spray with Aloe Vera juice every three days and seal with coconut oil. I usually pat the oil on her hair to avoid frizzes. I also tie her down with a satin-like scarf, which keeps the twists "in shape". At night, the scarf is topped with a bonnet.

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Protective style Files|Short Kinky Twists

I had my hair out for two months to get re-aquinted with it. However, as you may know already, fine hair needs to be protected as much as possible to avoid damage to those fragile ends. I decided it was time to put my hair in some form of protective style but I also wanted it to look natural, so I made the ends very thin to have the same tapered effect as the natural hair.

I already have a tutorial for this kind of style but the twists in that video were much more bigger, sort of Havana-like. 
The hair I used is the Janet Collection Afro Marley Braid in no 4. 
The company claims it has a human hair feel which is true because people actually think this is my hair. It looks very natural. 

I also used Curls Passion fruit Control Paste to blend my natural hair with the extensions
This stuff is amazing!!!! I never used it to do Marley braids in the past and I am glad I decided to use it. 

I braided the roots first because this is what I preferred this time around. Each section of the hair twisted was spritzed with Aloe Vera juice and sealed with Nubian Heritage anti breakage mask and castor oil.

The process took me 10 hrs with lots of breaks due to family life. I used yarn to "corkscrew" the ends and dipped them in hot water for a curly look.

I love them because they are easy to manage. The length is perfect because the extensions will not weigh my hair down and it is easy to moisturize my hair at this length.

As always, I am keeping these for at least a month. I will not wash them the traditional way( water and cleansing product). Instead, I will be using diluted Apple Cider vinegar to clean my scalp a few times a week due to sweating from exercises. I will also be moisturizing with Aloe Vera juice and seal with coconut oil. Every other week, I will slather the anti- breakage mask on the twists and steam them so the conditioner could penetrate my natural hair. The mask can be used as a leave-in as per the company.

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