15 May 2012

The Protective Style


I'm not the greatest at protective styling, I like to change my hair to much to really commit to one style and due to my impending motherhood I'm in need of some easy breezy hair styling. I usually head for braid extensions or my trusty kinky twists (again with extensions) However I am no longer braiding my hair as my follicles just can take it any more! So I have been on the hunt for a versatile protective style for the later stages of pregnancy, labour and beyond. Inspired by Cipriana of Urban Bush Babes, Alicia James and Nap85 I've decided to give mini twists a try.




the twists took about 3 hours to put in, I twisted on dry clean hair that had been de-tangled. I made the twists bigger at the back as that is where my hair is most likely to loc if twists are left for two long. They great think about this style is that is you have to look pretty close to see that they are twists, and you can pretty much style them the same as when your hair loose. After I twisted my hair I wet it down and used Original Moxie Everyday Leave-in conditioner sealed with Jojoba Oil, shock it out and left to air dry. those who want to try this look and are concerned about the strands locing make the twists bigger I found Nap85 video very helpful you can check it out here





yes it's still air drying........



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