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!
Good morning loves!
Last night I decided to try out Shea Moisture’s Curling Gel Soufflé. I love all of the She’s Moisture products I’ve tried so I was excited to use this new product.
For a gel it definitely isn’t heavy. It feels more water based than a typical gel and seemed to act more like a moisturizing agent.
I twisted my hair in medium size twists using the Curling Gel Soufflé and then loosely pin curled each twist.
I unraveled the pin curls and twists in the morning and gently separated the twists. My hair was definitely well moisturized which was great. After I was done styling I did have a sticky residue on my hands but I’d say that’s pretty typical of any gel.
For the look I of course pinned up the back to have a view of the undercut, but I left a large section on the left side out. My hair is full and fairly defined. Overall I really like the look. I’ll definitely try the Curling Gel Soufflé again for another style. Here are some pics of the final look. What do you think?
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?
I have been craving for a trip to Walgreens so I finally make the trip today and what do I find?! Shea Moisture products on sale by one get one free!! Unfortunately for me they were all out of the curl milk. So…I’ll be off to another Walgreens until I find it and can take advantage of this awesome sale.
After being slightly disappointed I made a stop at CVS and picked up this
NYX matte lip gloss.
I’ve been wanting to try it out and I’m glad I did. I have mixed feelings about the color but I love the concept of matte lip gloss. I’ll definitely try more colors. Here are some pics.
It’s Saturday Loves!
I hope you all are having a great day. After my workout this morning I took a shower, rinsed my hair and put it in about 10 fairly chunky twists using Shea Moisture Curly Hair Milk. After some Saturday cleaning I unraveled the twists and separated them until POW! Massive mane achieved!
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!