Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Jumbo Flat Twist Updo with Marley Hair





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.

The process:
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.




Maintenance:
Like I stated in my last post, I only wash my hair once a month, when it is out of protective styles. My scalp, while I am wearing protective styles, including this one,  is cleansed a few times a week, with diluted ACV and Tea tree oil. I do this a few times a week because I exercise a few times a week. Since these are flat twists, I will not be washing my hair the traditional way. However, I will be cleaning the spaces between the flat twists with a Q-tip,that has been dipped in the solution mentioned above.

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.





19 comments:

  1. Love this style it can be worn work and can be rock on your outtings .........

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  2. Yes... it s so versatile for different occasions. Thanks!

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  3. Yes, yes, yes . . . I love the up do. It looks so mice.

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  4. wow, you did a pretty good job with the shuku. I haven't tried braiding upwards yet (the back side). I just starting another series of protective styling too, but only wiht my hair for now. I currenlty have african threading now. hope to keep it for two weeks (cross fingers)
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    1. Thank you o.Braiding upward is no joke. You have to completely change your posture.

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  5. lovely style...despite many you tube videos...i have still not mastered the flat twist...and that is the only hairstyle that carries me to the natural hair salon

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    1. Thanks Love. Practice makes perfect. Take your time. I always say that practice while you watch the video. Trust me it works.

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  6. I love this style! You're right...Flat twisting the back of your hair is no joke! LOL. Thank you for the tip!

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    1. Thanks! No it is no joke flat twisting the back......LOL. I was sweating and having all Kind of Anxiety reactions..LOL

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  7. Nice job on the back, sis. I can't tell you had problems at all. Are these going to stay in for a month also?

    And if you don't mind me asking, how much was each pack of hair? I'm thinking of doing some experimenting myself...

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    1. Hey Kay,
      Thank you!. No, This is coming out at the end of the second week.
      A pack of hair is about $5.

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  8. I had to come back and look at this again. This style is so beautiful to my eyes. When my hair comes back . . . or while it is coming back, I might seriously try this. I do think it will look better, though, when my hair has fully returned. Good thing I am patient. In the meantime, Imma have to bookmark this page right here.

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    1. Aww.. thanks. I am so behind on your blog especially since you made it private.

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  9. Your hair looks lovely. I have never braided or flat twisted upwards. I'm not sure how to follow your blog, I hope I did it right.

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