Saturday, 27 December 2014

How I style my Natural Hair | Update....

from l-r: tropic isle living leave in conditioner & detangler, africa naturalistas glycerine, soy organics twist & lock gel, wide teeth comb
Compliments of the season everyone. I hope you all had a lovely Christmas day celebration?

I finally decided to put this post up. I got a few requests from readers asking me to do a post on how I style my natural hair; so here it is.


It's quite easy, and I will follow the simple steps with a few pictures too...

Step 1: After washing my hair with my black soap, I apply shea butter to moisturize it. Sometimes I use raw shea butter and other times I use Cantu shea butter leave in conditioiner.  With water still on my hair I massage my hair with the moisturizer to spread the product all over my hair.

The shrinkage is real, but I embrace it. 
Step 2: I spray the tropic isle leave in conditioner and detangler all over my hair for easy combing. Sometimes I actually comb through the whole hair, and that's when I tend to loose some hair in the process. Perhaps I shouldn't, but I just want the hair smooth when I want to twist it.
ouch, ouch, ouch!!!!!
Step 3: I was a little tired and lazy this night and so I did fairly big twists. If you want to achieve more defined curls then do smaller twists. So what I did was, cut out a portion of the hair, take some soy twist&lock gel, apply it to the hair and begin the twist. When I have twisted all sections, I cover my hair with a satin hair bonnet or tie a satin scarf, wait a while for the gel to dry, maybe watch TV or blog before I go to bed.
Another quick length check..... I love my hair texture!
Step 4: By the next morning, I am ready to take down my twist, so when I am done with my makeup, (hehehehehehe) I wash my hands, apply some oil ( glycerine, olive oil, jamaican black castor oil) on my palm and fingers and then I start loosening the twists.


Step 5: After taking down the twist, I use my wide teeth comb to lift the hair from the root , I don't pull through the entire hair again. When I lift from the roots, it helps to create volume for the hair. Once done, I can either carry the hair as it is, or add accessories to it.

All done and ready to go...





Selfination....



That's all dolls, what do you think?

On January 6th 2015, my hair would be 1 year since I did my big chop. How time flies when you are having fun, truly!!! I would be back for another update soon, but before then let me enjoy my hair for a while before it goes into another protective style.

Till my next post...

xoxo

5 comments:

  1. I love your hairline. This is my 6th month of transitioning and I am ready to do the mini chop. Can't wait to start my natural hair journey.

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  2. Gosh wat great length uve achieved in just 1 yr! Mine is about 7months and I can't see any remarkable growth,except in front. I must be doing sumtin wrong......very juice one

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  3. Great hair you ve got, can't wait to try on this, but I don't have these products, and they might not be available here in Warri,are there other products that can replace yours?

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