I’ve had fun playing with my Curlformers these past few weeks, but they are time consuming and very uncomfortable to sleep in despite what some people may say. So what to do? A flat twist up-do of course! I want my hair to be out of sight and out of mind for a week… Continue reading Back to my Flat-Twist Up-do
Well my Up-do style on Curlformers-stretched hair barely lasted one day. I knew this would be the case as the style was just too loose for my short hair, but I was in a hurry for work. No big deal. I just did a swirly part down the middle, grabbed some coconut oil and created… Continue reading Jumbo Flat Twists on Stretched Natural Hair
I’ve been blogging since November 2012 so to mark this milestone I created this gallery of my favourite styles from the past year 🙂 As you may have observed I’m a big fan of flat-twists and up-dos. This is because they ‘tame’ my locks, look stylish and do not require the use of heat and… Continue reading 12 Months of Protective Styles on Natural Hair
So I’m really loving my As I Am products as they leave my hair moisturised an bring out my natural texture. I flat twisted the sides and did loose twists in the middle for versatility. Here are the styles I’m rocking this week.
This was meant to be two jumbo flat twists, but my hair wasn’t properly stretched and therefore I couldn’t ‘catch’ it very well. So I grabbed my rat tail comb and started to make swirly partings. I don’t like plating my hair straight down as it doesn’t suit my long face. Swirly larger partings add… Continue reading Casual Weekend Jumbo Twists
Curlformers. Every time I use them I envision bouncy glossy ringlets. But then I remember that my hair is too short. And Afro-textured. For me Curlformers simply stretch my hair and make it easier to style than if it was in its natural kinky state. The style below is a good example. I have created… Continue reading Straight-ish Hair with Curlformers
Recently I’ve been lazy with my hair regimen. Sometimes I must admit this natural hair lark does get tiresome. I hadn’t washed my hair in a couple of weeks and it was beginning to show. My scalp was flaky, my hair had a lot of build-up and was generally dry and dull. I knew it… Continue reading Week 34 – Clarify, Deep Condition and Up-do