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Styled By Mar: Red & Black Yarn Twists

I may hate doing my own hair sometimes but i love learning and exploring different styles on family and friends if they let me😊😊!!

After seeing my latest yarn twists style,My dear friend Annette asked me to do her first set of yarn twists and it turned out soo beautiful!! Take a look at the photos below…

Here is a even close look ….

CUTE right?? I just loved this look on her and she has such fine textured hair so it was a little different on the grip but it still turned our great and secure!! 👌👌👌 http://www.mrselegantlynatural.com

Tell me what you think about this style below in the commets!! ♡♡

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My Attempt at doing Crochet Twist’s on my daughters hair using the “SuperNatural Twist” method by Janette!

This is a late post on a hair style that I attempted few months back for the holidays. I wasn’t able to post due to me having computer issues, but I did take pics so that I can share this with you all. I always loved all the cool crochet styles and wanted to try them on myself at one point as well but since the holidays was coming and my daughter needed another protective style; I decided to go ahead and do a crochet style on her head. The questions was “so what style do I want to go with?” After researching online and finding so many cute crochet style ideas I ound it hard to make up my mind…. until I ran into this amazing channel by this woman who was not only passionate about what she does as a stylist but she had her own technique using the crochet method only this time it was with TWISTS! She call them “Supernatural Twist by Janette”. Yes I was amazed, it was quicker but mostly it was safer on the hair not puling on it or causing to much irritation to the scalp or hair. This style can also look even more natural if you add singles to the front and/or to the back hairline and the rest crochet style but either way I think its just a great style!  Below ill show you some pictures of my daughter Aaliyah’s hair and some insight on the style process, sorry I wasn’t able to make a video.

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Here are all of the products and tools that I used for this hairstyle. The hair was Afro Soul Bulk by Femi Collection color #2. I used the Lock & Twist Gel by Organic Root Stimulator on the synthetic hair  only as I applied to the hair because I feel that it made the twisting process smoother and it offered great hold without the flaking or sticky feel of most gels. The great thing about this hair  and the process used is that there was no need to dip hair in water for the curly ends! Unlike kinky twists hair, afro bulk offers a more natural bounce back like no other as long as you twists all the way to the ends this will give you that natural look!

 

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After a fresh wash,deep condition and a few hours of banding to stretch it a bit I began the braid down process using nothing but Cantu Shea Butter Leave-In Conditioner on her hair and 100% Pure African Shea Butter on her scalp. I did not want a lot of product build up on her hair from the start so I kept it light as possible. The lady did suggest that it was best to braid her hair down with black yarn especially if the hair is a softer texture because this will give it more hold and last longer while protecting the hair even more but I decided to give it a try without the yarn this time since I didn’t really have that technique down yet.  As you can see it all worked out well and look at the shine! I always braids a little lighter on the ends leaving a little bit of hair out so she wont loose any hair.

 

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This is the end result! It took m about a week to get it done and that’s only because I had to stop so many time to attend to my infant, other mommy duties around the house etc. but i’m sure if it wasn’t for that I would of got done about 3 days tops. This style was so simple, I did not have to cut no hair in half at all and it only took 4 pks of hair. Since I didn’t get a chance to record the process it is hard to explain the process but I will post a video at the end that inspired me to do this style.

1. Taking each strand of hair without cutting It, folded it in half then put it on the crochet tool.

2. I took the crochet tool and put it under the braid, pulling only half of the hair to the other side making sure to keep the two parts separate.

3. As if I was twisting her own natural hair, I started twisting the hair making sure that I twisted all the way down to the ends. (this will give it a even more natural look)

4. Continuing this all over her head, I ended up putting more twists in the front than I had to for the rest of the head.

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The 3 photos above are photos of my daughter after wearing this style for 1 month, my plan was to take it out at 2 months but I only left it in 1 more week and took it out for a good wash etc. plus so that I can be safe, we all know how harsh protective styles can be to our natural hair over long periods of time. As you can see hey style is still really nice and fresh, I can honestly say that this was one of those styles that looked better the longer it was in! This style was most definitely a 5 star***** winner for me and not only will I  be doing this style again but I recommend it to be done on others as well especially children.

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THIS IS HOW SHE WORE HER HAIR UP AT NIGHT.

The name of the channel for the lady who inspired me to try this style is MissSuperNaturalMe and the link to her channel is https://www.youtube.com/user/MissSupernaturalMe and I just love her personality and passion for what she does. she gives great tips on crochet styles and much more so check her out! Below im going to post a few videos related to the Super Natural Twists By Janette!

 

 

Well luvs, I hope that you enjoyed this post as much as I did sharing it with you all!!.. Remember feel free to comment below with any questions, advice, or any feedback that you would like to share. *Take Care*

Current Hairstyle: Yarn Braids (Loc extension Attempt)!

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THE STORY: So, recently I just got married on Feb. 27th 2014 and I was sitting there wondering “hmmm, what in the world am I going to do with my hair for my wedding day”!?…. I’ve always wanted locs/dreadlocks for the longest time so I decided that I will use this special moment to make that happen. I wanted my hair shoulder length for the wedding so I planned to go the whole loc extension route, now I researched and even asked professionals about loc methods,ideas and more. I learned that people has loc’d they hair with their own natural hair using different method such as palm roll, two strand twist, comb/coil twist and even free form. Also I learned that people use 100% human afro kinky hair, synthetic afro hair, and even YARN to loc to their hair in braid or twist form while giving them length. Since I wanted my hair longer for the wedding I leaned towards getting the extensions. I couldn’t afford the 100% human afro kinky hair at the time and I was weighing my options between the synthetic hair and the yarn to use. I decided on the synthetic hair so I contacted the loctician and let her know! The Loctician I wanted to go with at first did not do the yarn method and she rather that I buy the hair that I couldn’t afford but she did say she can do it with the synthetic if that’s what I really wanted, unfortunately she was fully booked and she had to refer me to a friend. After talking to the referred loctician she told me that it would be not only cheaper but better for her to do my loc extensions with yarn, Now mind you I don’t know much about using yarn to loc hair even though i have had yarn twists before that I did myself and I absolutely loved them! However, I was scared and just not educated enough to use this process but she was very nice and she told me that I will all eventually be mines overtime, I can take it out anytime if i change my mind and it is easy to take care of etc. so after hearing all the good about it; I surely was convinced to give it a try.

Below is the brand of yarn that I used for my hair in black and brown.

ImageImageTHE REVIEW: My hair took 2 days to get done because there was breaks but the lady was so nice and we had a lot in common so it was just a great time and I can’t complain about that at all; After my hair was done I simple loved it  and couldn’t stop looking in the mirror! It was tight but not so tight that I felt like I had to take it out right away like some hairstyles I’ve had done in the past by stylist’s, my hair loosened up in just 3 days after it was done.

This hairstyle is amazing but i don’t think its a good idea to use this method to loc your hair permanently because the two textures look totally different as it grows out even a little at the root so imagine as it grows out and you get it re-twisted and you can see the two textures – not cute at all right? I started really thinking about it and had mixture thoughts about it, then I realized that I only wanted my hair longer for my wedding and that I don’t have to keep these in to loc my hair because I’m not ashamed of my length of my own natural hair so why not just enjoy the full journey of locs by starting them on my hair and no extension added! So i decided that when these come out which will probably be in may; I will get my hair in starter locs and start a whole new journey with my natural hair… I’m excited!! wish me luck!

 

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