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. 




Friday, January 9, 2015

No more restrictions on my hair

So within the last two to three years, I had incorporated long-term  protective styling heavily into my hair regimen.

Well, I am kind of tired of that. I achieved my goals with that regimen. I found out that I can retain length better when my hair is left alone. But I had a lot of shedding and my hair was not getting enough protein and moisture-balanced treatment.

So I have decided to be more adventurous with my hair. I recently cut my hair and  I thought of coloring, however, I cancelled my appointment with Aveda Institute because I was so scared.
Maybe I should go for Shea Moisture Coloring system and just do it myself.

What are your thoughts? Have you tried Abeda Institute for coloring or Shea Moisture Coloring System?

Please share your experience below if you have.

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