I hope you all are having a great weekend. I wanted to take some time today to do a recap of my straight hair adventures over the last two weeks. I had way more fun styling my hair than I thought I would. So here are the deets!
It had been quite a while since my last trim and with the frigid Atlanta weather we’ve been having I figured the timing was pretty perfect to straighten my hair, do some maintenance and have some fun.
To straighten my hair I first of course washed and conditioned it. After that I blew it out first prepping my hair using the Garnier Fructis Sleek & Shine Flat Iron Protector. Then I sectioned my hair starting from the back and started flat ironing. Here’s what I used to flat iron my hair:
I love the Tool Science Titanium flat iron. My hubby bought me a Chi and I still prefer my Tool Science over the Chi. Here are my flat iron results.
Not bad right!? Now for the styles. What I love most about the styles I came up with is that they were all for the most part protective styles, and they took no more than 10 minutes to do! Ok, I’m going to number them out. Let me know which one(s) you like best.
I had so much fun getting creative with styles for my straightened hair! I’m already excited about my next straight hair adventure. Comment and let me know which one is your favorite.
Good morning loves!
I’ve gotten a lot of requests for a “how to” on today’s hair. If you’re a visual learner like me I first want to say YouTube videos will be coming soon! Promise. In the mean time try to use your imagination along with the final result pics.
Ok, here’s how I did it:
1. I started with stretched hair and prepped using Shea Moisture’s Style & Curl Milk.
2. Because I’m still so in love with my undercut I started by brushing all of my hair to the left side of my head, and in the back I began tucking my hair under starting from right to left.
3. When I got around by my left ear I stopped tucking and secured my hair with three bobby pins.
4. For the large section that was still out in the front I smoothed all of the hair down and began to flat twist my hair back using large sections. With each twist I grabbed another large section of hair and continued doing this until there was no hair left.
5. Lastly, I took the end of my flat twist and tucked it up securing it with a bobby pin.
That’s it. I promise it is much easier than it looks! Here are some pics.
Good morning loves!!
Most of my styles are fairly easy to do and take no more than 15-20 minutes. Well today’s look was even easier and took 10 minutes tops! I used Shea Moisture Curl & Style Milk to prep. Here’s how I did it:
I separated my hair into two ponytails. One on the top and one on the bottom.
I very loosely twisted each ponytail. This creates more dimension and depth for the style.
I secured the big chunky twist on the top to the right side of the second ponytail with a bobby pin.
For the chunky twist on the bottom I pinned it up to the left side of the ponytail on the top.
Super simple! Two chunky twists, that’s it!
Happy Friday Beauties!!
Today’s hair is a combination of the things I love most. Twists and ease! Here’s how I got the look.
1. First I wet my old wash and go from this week.
2. I separated my hair into two ponytails, one on top and one on the bottom
3. I separated the top pony into two sections and twisted each section loosely.
4. I pulled the twists forward and loosely pinned them both to the left side of the pony.
5. For the back I did one chunky loose twist and pinned it up.
That’s it! Took me 10 minutes! Twisted and easy! Here are some pics. Have a great day!
I was going through some old pics and could’t help but feel extremely proud of my natural hair journey. For the past 3 1/2 years I have embraced my natural hair texture and it has truly paid off. My hair is more healthy than it has ever been and the growth has been incredible!
Here’s a look back over the past 3 years at the various times during my journey that I’ve flat ironed my hair to see my growth progression.
10 Months Post Big Chop
1 Year Post Big Chop
1.5 Years Post Big Chop
2 Years Post Big Chop
2.5 Years Post Big Chop
3 Years Post Big Chop (After my first professional trim and color treatment)
Happy Sunday Beauties :o)
Just finished giving God glory at Sunday service and wanted to catch up on some blog posts.
Last week was another week of twisted awesomeness for my hair. I had some pretty decent creations but this was by far my favorite. I’ve been working at taking depth and dimension to the next level with my twisted styles and I absolutely love this one! If I can recreate this I’ll definitely do a tutorial for it.
Here are some pics. Have a blessed day!
Soooo…after unraveling my twists, which took about two hours, washing my hair with Shea Moisture Moisture Retention Shampoo and conditioning with their Restorative Conditioner, it was back to the bun life today!
I must admit, I miss the twists but a twisted bun never gets old. Here are some pics from today and last night post unraveling but pre wash.
Hope everyone had an awesome day!
Pulled out some major confidence to rock this style today, but hey, life’s too short for boring hair!
Tried out a new protective style today. I think I like it. I love how my highlights offer so much dimension.
This simple style is just 3 ponytails with two loosely twisted sections per ponytail. The twisted sections in the first ponytail are pinned back to the left side. And for the second and third ponytails I pinned one twist up and the other down. Super simple!
For products I just use Cantu Shea Butter’s Curl Creme and Eco Styler gel for my edges. That’s it! What do you think?
…describes today’s hair, and although this is my go to protective style, NONE of my high twisted buns come out the same! I actually really love that :o)
Today I sectioned a high pony into 6 pieces and twisted each section. I kris crossed the two front twists, pined a twist down on the left and right and kris crossed the last two twists in the back. That’s it! Easy and protective!