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.
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)
And well…there’s really not a whole lot to tell. Today I decided on a simple twist out bun. I set this style with Eco Styler Gell last night. After deep conditioning a pulled my hair into a high ponytail and made several medium size twists using Eco Styler Gel. This morning I unravelled the twists and tucked the ends under securing them with a few bobby pins. That’s it! Really love the results.
On the natural hair style menu today we have a simple updo with a little twist out definition up front.
Just after posting a blog entry about saving time by not setting my hair at night anymore I decided to test my theory again. Yep! It’s still true.
I spent about twenty minutes last night twisting my hair. I did some smaller twists up front and chunky twists in the back.
This morning I get up and got to work on trying to figure out how to style this mane of mine. After about 25 minutes of playing with different ideas I finally find one I’m happy with. Here’s the final look today and the step by step:
To achieve this look I set my hair the night before with about twelve small twists in the front and eight chunky twists in the back. I used Shea Moisture Curl & Style milk and Eco Styler gel for the twists.
In the morning I unraveled all of the twists. I separated the chunky twists started on the right side and twisted/tucked the hair up and around. Then I placed a few bobby pins to secure the hair. The front smaller twists were swooped to the side and secured with a bobby pin. That’s it!
While I truly love the final look I think I’ll reserve setting my hair at night for just a few times a month when I’m craving curl definition. Other than that I think I’ll keep my half hour at night and spend it with this little guy ❤
I’m all about selfies but sometimes it’s tough to capture an outfit the way you really want to when you’re taking pictures of yourself. Sooo I was super excited to get my husband behind the camera this weekend. Outside of my sweet doggy photo bombing a couple of the shots he did a great job! Hopefully they’ll be more to come. Stay tuned!
Here’s a look at some of my hubby’s pics.
And here are my good ole selfies trying to capture my top knot bun!
Even in spring I can’t escape my love for dark lips! Here’s today’s hair and makeup. A twisted high bun with purple tones. I have Revlon’s VaVa Violet and Berry Haute mixed on my lips, my shadow is from one of my BH Cosmetics pallets and earrings are from the World Natural Hair Show I attended this weekend.