After a long weekend visiting family and celebrating my 7 year wedding anniversary in Tampa I’m behind on blog posts. Here’s some major texture and curls from the weekend to help get me back on track.
I achieved this look with Shea Moisture Curl & Style Milk and Eco Styler Gel with Olive Oil.
I give myself no more than twenty-five minutes in the morning to figure out what I’m going to do with my hair and then get it done. There was a time in my natural hair journey when I would set my hair almost every night with twists or braids. I thought that it helped me get ready faster in the morning. What I’ve learned since I stopped spending that half hour prepping my hair at night is that it still takes me about the same amount of time to style my hair in the morning.
Now as a bit more tenured naturalista I take that half hour at night and spend it with my family, but that wouldn’t be possible without my quick and easy styling essentials. So, here they are:
Shea Moisture Curl & Style Milk
I always start with this and some water. It helps to quickly detangle and moisturize my hair. I also use my Denman brush pictured in the next step for detangling.
Hair Ties and Bobby Pins
Then it’s on to one or both of these. I almost always use a hair tie to manage my styles.
Eco Styler Gel
I know you’re probably wondering about that toothbrush pictured above. I use that bad boy in conjunction with an Eco Styler Gel. These two items are the key to getting my edges to lay and stay!
That’s it! Those are my quick and easy styling essentials that go into achieving my various twisted up do’s each week. I love that I’m able to be so creative in such a short period of time with so few products. What do you use in the mornings to get your hair ready for the day?
So you all know how much I LOVE rocking a fro. Well, today of course is no exception. This curly fro today is giving me so much life! Something about its shape is just amazing.
I think I was able to achieve this look by wearing a chunky twist out yesterday (using Carol’s Daughter Hair Milk) and not doing anything to my hair before bed. I just wore my bonnet as usual. And this morning, applied some Eco Styler Gel and pow! In love!
Hi beauties! Today I went with a messy twistout up-do. I twisted with my staple Eco Styler Gel with Olive oil after deep conditioning. Curls were pinned up and to the side. I love looks like this for work! They are edgy but somehow sophisticated.
This weekend I decided that I wanted to rock some twists one more time for my growth challenge grind which ends in April. Unfortunately I’ve been so busy preparing for the awesomeness God is about to manifest in my life that after doing my deep conditioning regimen I only had time to do some medium to large size twits. Of course those only lasted me a day BUT it actually worked out perfect because the texture I was able to achieve today has me hair crushing on myself!!
Soooo here are the details:
Deep conditioned with Creme of Nature’s Intensive Conditioning Treatment
Twisted with Eco Styler gel with Olive Oil and wore twists for one day
Unravelled twists on day 2 finger combed the roots and applied a light layer of Eco styler
Finished off by applying a light coating of Olive Oil Moisturizing Shine Serum
I’ve been getting a lot of questions and seeing quite a few posts on how to get those curly edges to lay down when you’re trying to achieve a nice sleek and more tamed look. Some have tried various options to no avail. So, here’s how I get my edges to lay down and stay down
I take a new soft bristle toothbrush dip it into my holy Grail Eco Styler Gel with Olive or Aragan Oil and brush my edges. I typically do this on damp hair but it works just as well on dry hair.
After I’ve gotten my edges laid down nice and neat I take a satin scarf and tie it securely around my hair. This allows the style to set. I leave the scarf in place for at least 15 minutes and pow! That’s all it takes. And I get great results every time!
How many times have you twisted your hair only to wake up and discover that the twists didn’t completely dry. Most naturals know that this is a disastrous situation. To no surprise I found myself in this very predicament this morning. Fortunately I’ve found a great way to save my twist out, have great texture for the day and still maintain some definition.
After I unravel my twist I simply take a little Eco Styler gel with Olive Oil and apply to each unraveled twist. The gel helps my hair to hold the definition where it is at that moment but also helps enhance my natural texture. I always love this look. It’s almost like achieving a second or third day twist out look on the first day and I don’t know about you but my second and third day twist outs are everything!!
So, the next morning you face twists that haven’t completely dried, save your twist out with a little Eco Styler.
Have a great day and be you beauties!
I absolutely love the bun life. I have a different bun for every day of the week. But this week, I decided to do small twists as my primary protective style.
These twists took me about 4 hours to do. I twisted on co-washed and conditioned hair (Tresemme Flawless Curls and Cantu leave-in). Typically when I do these twists I prefer to use a locking creme like Carol’s Daughter Loc Butter along with my Eco Styler gel. It just so happens that I was out of both of these fabulous products but was still committed to getting the twists done before the week began. I ended up only using Cantu’s Grow Strong Strengthening Treatment, a product I am heavily relying on during my growth challenge. Consequently, because I didn’t use anything to really lock these twists in, I don’t expect them to last very long at all. I’ll be really happy to make it to Friday. Personally, I think that four hours of twisting for 4-5 days of not having to really do anything to my hair is a pretty great trade-off, but that’s just me!
I am moisturizing and sealing my ends at least every other day, if not every day with Bioinfusion Olive Oil Shine Serum and the Grow Strong Strengthening Treatment, Cantu’s Creamy Hair Lotion or Motions Hydrate My Curls Hair Pudding.
That’s about it! Still protective styling and treating my hair for maximum growth! Off to drink two cups of water and take my vitamins. Let me know if you’d like to see a tutorial on these twists. Be you beauties!