So if you have noticed, I have been protective-styling for the past four months or so. This is my fourth install. I don't want to sound like a broken record but my hair is fine and breaks less when it is not being manipulated.
This was sort of a quick style. It took me about two hours as I was working really slow. I made the flat twists very big. I have about 14 of them altogether. I used less than one pack of Marley hair in 1B/33.
I made them big as this is my first time using Marley hair to install Flat twists Once I get better with flat-twisting with Marley hair, I would do them smaller.
My little one actually have the same style and more flat twists. But I did not take good pictures when they were newly installed.
It was not easy flat twisting the back of my head. I was very stressed out..LOL. But I kept trying and took my time. I found out that you have to bend forward at the waist to cornrow or flat twist your hair up..... not easy, trust me.
My hair was clarified with Bentonite Clay, conditioned in two parts, first with a combination of Henna, coconut oil and Hibiscus and then with Shea Moisture Anti-Breakage Mask. Then I applied Shea Moisture Conditioner for Fine and Thin hair as a leave-in. I sealed the moisture in with coconut oil. I did a little tension blow-drying to stretch my hair, since I was styling it right away.
Before I installed each Flat Twists, I applied Beija Flor's Creme Brulee to each section.
For the actual technique used to add Marley hair to the Flat twists, stay tuned for the video tutorial. I promise to have the video ready by September 7th.
I also will be moisturizing with Aloe Vera juice, mixed with a little bit of Shea Moisture conditioner for fine and thin hair, tea tree oil and coconut oil. This will be done only twice a week.
Night time Routine: I simply tie down my hair with a scarf. The satin bonnet does not work for this style. To keep frizzes away from the flat twists, the Flat twists have to be tied down.
I plan on keeping this style for two weeks. I don't expect this style to last for more than two weeks due to the size of the twists and how loose they were installed.