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Double Flat Twist Updo

Good morning luvs!

Today I’ve got a quick tutorial for a twisted updo. I did this style on slightly pressed hair, but it can be done on any type of textured hair. Slightly pressing my hair allows me to achieve some detailed looks that are really nice. Check out this one.


This style is nothing more than two flat twists. I love how intricate it appears though. If you’re interested in the step by step click here.

XOXO,

TJ

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Basic Single Flat Twist, Kinda

Hey luvs!

Yesterday I had a major come to Jesus with myself about my hair. Major deets on that tomorrow, but as a result I ended up doing a blowout and single flat iron pass on my hair. 

Creative styling on straight hair is a ton of fun for me. I have lots of tips on things you can do to make straight hair just as fun as super textured hair that you an check out here.

For today, I decided on a simple single flat twist with a whole lot of dimension thanks to my bomb hair color. The color really makes this basic style not so basic. Here is the final look.

  
   
    
 
XOXO

~TJ

 

 

Why You’re So Bored with Your Straightened Hair

The fall/winter seasons are probably the most common time of year for naturals to straighten their hair, simply because the humidity isn’t as high and there’s more of a chance for straight hair to last. Well, this weekend I decided that I would also take advantage of the season. The result, this awesomeness.

 

I did video tape the process but that will come later. Today, I want to talk about the real reason so many naturals get bored with their hair when it’s straight and how to overcome that. Most naturals think that straight hair is boring, but the reality is, what they’re doing with their straightened hair is boring! 

Although we love the short term change of having straight hair, when you’re used to dealing with highly textured hair it is really easy to be underwhelmed with flat, limp hair. I never have this problem and here’s why:

1. Mindset! Rather than thinking about all the things I can’t do with my hair because it’s straight, I think about all the things I can do because it is! 

2. I look at straight hair as an opportunity to achieve a completely different look on a style I’ve already done. A style done on highly textured hair vs. straight hair looks completely different!

 
3. I don’t straighten my hair just to wear it down! This is where most naturals go wrong. If you straighten your hair just to wear it down of course you’re going to get bored! There are no kinks, curls or texture to keep you entertained. I straighten my hair to open up the opportunities for styling. I almost never wear my straight hair down. 

This year, try getting creative with your straight hair. Really embrace the luxury of natural hair versatility. Here are some styles to get you inspired 

     

    
    
 

French Roll With A a Twist – DIY Tutorial

Good morning beauties!

Today I’ve got a video tutorial for the second top voted style from last week. I played with some different straight hair styles and this one got a lot of attention.

  
It was one of my favorites because of the chic look and the fact that it took  3 minutes tops! 

As for a styling product, this OFX Beauty B5 Weightless Oil Mist is the only thing I used. LOVE this stuff for my straightened hair.

 

Check out the short DIY video tutorial for this French roll with a twist here.