I’ve been wearing my hair flat ironed for the past 2 weeks. Needless to say, it’s time to wash. However, because I was so tired last night, I decided to do a braid out to make my hair last a little longer. I used Taliah Waajid Curly Curl Cream and braided medium sized sections. I was really pleased with the results.
Please no comment on my makeup. I know I look like Casper the Friendly Natural Haired Ghost. That’s what I get for letting the saleslady choose my new powder.
She’s adorable, her hair is on point, and she wants to belong to one of you!
I am also including this change of clothes:
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I hope everyone is having a great Labor Day. We are safe and happy but not far from Tropical Storm Lee, so we have been getting a ton of rain all weekend. It was my son’s birthday weekend and he got a new bike. Of course, he wanted to ride this bike outside.
Luckily, my in laws have a large covered area that he was able to ride under. Unfortunately, the rain and wind still managed to attack my hair! I’d just taken my twists out (yes, the ones that have been in forever!). I could feel that it was going to be a detangling nightmare as some of the back twists started locing at the roots, but decided to wear the twistout for one or two days…then this happened!
Here’s the before:
And the aftermath of Lee:
I’m kidding really, it looks kind of cute, just not as defined. I was just amazed at how fast it happened. My hair is usually pretty resistant to humidity and rain but the wind was the killer.
My main complaints are (1) after I slept on it, it was REALLY jacked and (2) I can totally see this being a bad wash day tonight.
Since I always like for my readers to see the good and the bad of my hair, here’s my hair today. IT IS HORRIBLE.
I used moisturizer, peanut oil, a rat tail, a wide tooth, and rubber bands to accomplish this style. Using my sisters real natural hair, I cornrowed half her head, then did simple two strand twists on the side. She got SOOOOOO many compliments on this style. A cute style that’s a bit out of the ordinary. Enjoy
Oh yes, I do enjoy, thank you ma’am! You have got some skills!
If you have a hairstyle that involves two or three strand twists you’d like to share, please send it to me at firstname.lastname@example.org . Just be sure it’s not a style that is already featured.
Of course, I’ve been in my precious twists the last few weeks. I’ve worn them in a bun like this.
Two days ago I took my twists out and have been wearing my hair down some for a change. I have been re-moisturizing with KBB’s Ambrosia which I have never tried before (full review incoming once I’ve tried it out fully). I like it so far though.
I will probably wear my twist out down one more day and then back to buns! I do feel like buns are helping my hair retain a bit more length and I’m also noticing less split ends. I will do an official length check in about a month or so.
Thanks to all of the ladies who have been contributing pictures to the 101 Twisted Styles. I’ve added 2 more of my own. The first one is my hair french braided (sort of!) and I tucked the tail of the braid back under into the braid and pinned it. The second is a braidout on [...]
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Hello there! My name is Sherrye and I am interested in starting a blog or website in reference to natural hair as well. I wanted to know how did you get started? Also, I would like for my blog or site to be lucrative……how do I go about making money from the site? Just curious. [...]
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