Thursday, March 26, 2015

Box Braids| Kids natural hairstyles

It has been a while since I gave an update on little L's hair. So, I started this new regimen whereby, her hair is hardly manipulated. The regimen has been working because her hair is growing so much.
It is very simple! I wash, condition and stretch her hair in about 6 twists. I usually use Shea moisture moisturizing crème for kids topped with raw Shea butter on her hair before stretching. The next couple of days, I put her hair in mini braids. It takes me a couple of days because the braids are so small.

One of these days, I am going to start doing videos again and show how I braid her hair and take them out. While she is wearing her braids, I cowash them using As I Am Coconut Cowash conditioner. I always moisturize with the Shea moisture curling crème for kids and seal with Shea butter to keep the ends stretched.

her braids were braided damp in 10 sections for this curly look

I like the individual braids because I am able to massage her scalp with oils and they are versatile. I also try not to use anything liquid to moisturize the braids because I like to keep them stretched especially because they are so small and can easily form single strand knots on the ends. I use a water-based creamy moisturizer to moisturize her braids. I use Shea Moisture curling butter for kids and seal the ends with raw Shea butter.

This style usually lasts for a month  and can last longer if kept well.

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Crochet Braids again!!!

I know.....
I did state in my my most recent posts that I was tired of using extensions. However, this winter has been brutal. My hair could not handle the cold at all. So I reached for some Freetress water wave braiding hair and crocheted those into my hair. The good thing is it only took me six hours ( it was 15 hours or so the first time)to complete from braid pattern to actual crocheting.

I pre-trimmed each section of hair before crocheting. That helped a lot that I did not have to worry about "shaping" the hair once they were all installed. I also used the knot-free method in the front so it looked very natural.

I wore them for four weeks and I did not wash my hair in the braids. The hair in the front was installed at a micro size, so I was concerned that the hair could get tangled into my hair if I washed it. 

I moisturized my own hair almost everyday and massaged my scalp with my essential oil blend. They were very easy to take out. 

If you are interested, there are many tutorials on Youtube on how to install Crochet braids and some few ones on the knot-free method.

Monday, January 12, 2015

Flat Twists with Marley Hair

My plan was to come up with another simple Flat-Twist style, however, a sudden urge to be super-creative descended upon me. 

I had some Marley hair(no 33), with red tint, and I thought that would curb my desire to color my hair for now. 

Because I had to be very careful not to break my hair,  I took my time, so the process took about three hours. I also had to cut, separate and pull the Marley hair.

I did not record a video. I just have not had the time to do videos lately. But if you want a tutorial, let me know. 
Basically, I parted my hair in the crown area from ear to ear. I then flat-twisted with Marley hair from the beginning to the two strand twist. The front section was twisted forward and the back section backwards. That's it!! I twisted the ends together and tucked them under. Below is a variation of the style, this time I flipped the hair up.

Like I stated in my last post, I am not into the long-term styles anymore, so this will be kept for only a week. 

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