I’ve been wearing it like this since I finished, but I will be putting in mini twists and then wearing buns and updos once again.
Here’s the video. I had to do 2 parts because apparently I have the inability to shut up The first video is a little background on banding and going over the materials.
The next video is the actual step by step how to. Now just a fair warning: There is a lot of “um” and “uh” going on This is my first time actually speaking on a video so I was fairly nervous. I hope I got my point across though.
A lot of people make buns when their hair is wet. I’ve tried this and it looks nice but it doesn’t work for me for several reasons:
My hair is very thick and takes fo-evah to dry. My hair will remain damp for days in a bun.
Wet hair makes my scalp itch
I will sometimes notice breakage
You’ve probably seen me do quite a few buns with my twist outs. That works fine, but sometimes I just want to have a bun without having to put in twists. Banding seemed liked the perfect solution.
The only problem is that it’s hard to smooth the hair back into a bun after it’s been banded (at least for my coarse hair, it is). I can never get the edges to look quite right.
I wish I could just put my hair in a pony and then band it, but this still takes a long time to dry. So I came up with this method, using smaller banded sections. Sorry for the lame music, I’m trying to stop using copyrighted music in my videos.
With all the swimming and whatnot, I haven’t done dry twists in awhile. I missed them, even if they are more time consuming than twists done on wet hair. Here’s what I did:
Washed, detanlged and DC
Banded hair using Afroveda Shea Amla Butter and sealed with coconut oil
Oiled my scalp with coconut oil
Let air dry
Twisted hair with Afroveda Hemp Butter, dunking the ends that wouldn’t curl in water
Banded Hair, still wet
Just starting the twists here, you can see the banded hair in the back. Banded hair makes it much easier for me to do twists when my hair is dry by stretching it out.
Yay! I'm done after hours and hours of work. See how happy I am?
A close up shot
I’d like them to last for at least 2 weeks. I will be doing a lot of running the next few weeks and it’s going to be getting cold and dry so I plan to be spritzing my hair with moisture and keeping it tied up with a scarf when at home to keep the twists in peak condition.
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