Well spring/summer is here and most of us know what that weather can do to our hair, going from really hot and dry weather to humid and moist can only cause our hair to go from pretty to a hot tangled mess if not very careful. I honestly think that for those who are busy and on the go most of the time and can hardly find the time to do their hair should wear a protective style in the warmer weather especially because its already hot and not only do you wanna look good,protect your hair and get work done but you also want to enjoy the beautiful sunny days without taking up most of your night prepping or most of your day styling! ….Right ladies? Of course do not leave a protective style in no longer than 2-3 months and be sure to let your hair breath for a week in between styles, do a deep conditioning treatment and really love your hair during the “in between times”.
Ok so speaking of protective styling in the spring/summer, ive been trying new styles on my daughters hair but she mostly has been wearing pin & tuck or braided styles. That is until i decided to try flatwists on her hair and i have never done it before so i was very worried on how this was going to look lol but it turned out pretty well.
HERE ARE SOME PICTURES—>
So as you can see they were pretty nice and neat too, I completed this style on freshly washed and heatless stretched hair. Only products that i applied to her hair was coconut oil after washing and applying leave in conditioner the night before and the next day when i styled her hair i applied coconut oil again;which promoted a lot of natural shine to her hair.
After flat twisting the front, my baby boy started becoming really fussy so i had to come up with something quick and simply to pin this girls head up and protect those ends at the same time because this weather just crazy and going from hot,cold to rain but hey that spring for you…. Above you will see that her hair is in two large flat twists with the ends tucked away, making sure no pins are to tight or easy to fall out either.
This style lasted me about 1 week mon-sun then since she stays playing on the floor and likes to play crazy at school too, i had to take down and refresh weekly so she been rocking this style since mid may up until now but i already took it out and deep conditioned etc for the past couple weeks so it time for the next protective style and i think it will be some braids with beads since she haven’t been rocking that style for a long time and i will be posting pictures of that style too.
Fall is here and it is time to do protective styles and lots and lots of deep conditioning! On that note, i been practicing many different styles most on my daughter Aaliyah’s hair she is 10 yrs old especially flat twists and guest what?…. i finally SUCCEEDED ! I tried forever to do this and i got it now (on somebody else hair that is), i still have to try again on my hair. take a look below at some pics of my daughter hair and tell me what you think!
STARTED OFF SMALL FLAT TWISTS IN THE FRONT ON , THEY WE’RE PERFCTO! I DID THIS ON FRESHLY WASHED, BLOWN OUT HAIR (using tension method). I MOISTURIZED WITH MY SHEA BUTTER MIX (coconut oil,castor oil, and shea butter) and Shea Moisture’s Coconut and Hibiscus Curl Enhancing Smoothie. LOOK AT THAT SHINE!
THE REAL CHALLENGE WAS DOING THEM LARGER, BECAUSE I ALWAYS HAD A HARD TIME DOING LARGE BRAIDS AND TWIST BUT I WAS SURPRISED THEY CAME OUT JUST RIGHT!
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