Monday, July 22, 2013

African Threading|Big Spirals with big Beads


In my last post, I had mentioned about stretching her hair for a long term protective style, however, we had a change of plan due to time limit. By the end of the week the threaded plaits were looking very frizzy, so I removed the threads, leaving the parted sections undisturbed. I  moisturized each section and sealed with Shea butter (I don't know why, but I get good stretching with Shea butter). Using the same pieces of thread I removed from the last style, shown below

the spaces were smaller the previous week,making the plaits look smaller
     I re-threaded each section spirally, however, this time around, I left a bigger space between each pattern. If you noticed, her hair looks plumper than the previous week, when the spaces were smaller.


Usually, I would thread all the ends together because that protects the ends. But this time around, I decided to have the ends hang because the style looks better with ends out.



To seal the ends, I decided to use big Beads since the plaits are big. I got them from my local beauty supply store. I finished the ends with  extra threads like I normally do. This protects the ends so that they don't get damaged by the knots used to seal the ends and the beads.


I also made sure to use  rubber bands with a big diameter. These are easy to pull and snip off when removing the beads to avoid damage to the ends.

I don't think this style will last for more than a week but if it still looks good after a week, then I will leave it alone for another week or less.

Maintenance:
Spray with homemade moisturizer( liquid consistency) once a week. Her hair was heavily moisturized before I styled it. We don't do the daily moisturizing anymore and her hair is doing great.

6 comments:

  1. Beautiful! Her hair is so creative and neat!

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    1. Thanks! Thank Hod for Shea butter. I think it helped with the neatness.

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  2. This is the cutest! He hair looks amazing. Great job sis!

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    1. Thanks sis. I love this style on her too. We had to wait for her hair to get full enough for this.

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  3. Love this style!!! I like threading but so far I only do it to stretch my daughter's hair and she may wear it out for a day because I am horrible at getting the ends to stay (don't want to tie in knots), so I end up with unraveled thread all over the place, lol!

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    1. Thanks! I know what you mean by "don't want to tie in knots".That's why I add extra threads at the ends which is what I tie the knots on. I think I should do a tutorial on that.

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