Awww it's been a great year...here are some of my favorite styles from this year. Stay tuned for my perm rod set. I want to take the time to thank each and everyone of you that read,comment and like any of my post(from my blog and Instagram). It means the world to me that y'all take the time to read my random hair musings and I appreciate it! Wishing y'all all happiness and a prosperous new year!
So I've always wanted to wear a nice flat twist out because it seems to be the best of both worlds, I can wear the twists and then as a twist out. So Sunday I spent a good hour detangling my hair and decided to do a few flat twists. I have a wedding to go to next weekend and I'm trying to stretch my hair and I also wanted it to look nice for Christmas. I used the ORS honey and shea butter cream to twist my hair.
P.S. Excuse my tired I look in this pic, I snapped it this morning. We are having the worst thunderstorms in Atlanta and boy did they keep me awake.
So I turned 30 and had an amazing time, but first let's discuss my hair. I had planned to straighten my hair since I was off of work three days prior to my actual birthday. I figured one day I would wash it and blow it out, the next day flat iron half and then finish the following day. Armed with all the proper tools I completed everything in one day....bad idea. It was unusually warm in Atlanta like in the 70s(for this time of year)and my hair had me burning up and sweating like crazy. So I attempted to put it in a ponytail and that took a good 45 minutes. I was frustrated, hot and my hair was starting to puff up on me. I grabbed my lottabody mouse and placed my hair in 12 braids for a braid out. Y'all I tried, I really did but the straight puff hair won and I felt defeated. But the braid out of course was super cute. And now I've been rocking these two braids in my hair since Sunday. So that is the story of my semi straight hair. See the pics below. I don't have any pics of me with these two braids but stay tuned.
I set my hair in a high ponytail and rolled the ends on perm rods. I might have used too much eco styler gel because my hair took forever to dry and was still wet when I took out the rods. But I plan on rocking this curly pony for the rest of the week, since my bday is in a week!
Two weeks ago I flat twisted my hair, since I'm working out about 5 days a week I needed something that I could keep out of my face and out of my way. This style took me about two hours I have flat twist in the front and two strand twists in the back. I used cantu coconut curling cream to twist my hair.
So last Sunday afternoon I washed my hair and then placed it in 12 twists in hopes of a super cute twist out the next day. I figured that since I washed my hair earlier in the day and didn't use too much product that I would be good to go for the next day. Well that didn't work as planned, I was at my desk at work and my best friend came over to tell me hey...she walked up and asked if everything was ok. Knowing her I answered and said yes but saw that she had a very puzzled look on her face. She burst into laughter and said ummm grab a mirror and there it was a fro on one side of my head and the other side with perfectly twisted out hair lol. All I could do was laugh as well and beg her to help me twist it up so I could at least make it through the rest of the work day. I came home and then braided my back into those same 12 braids...and rocked them the whole week. One of my friends had a bridal shower this weekend and when I took the braids down I hoped that my braid out would be well defined and on point...and for my sake it was. Peep the pics below!
PS I'm not mad in these pics I promise...it's just somewhat awkward taking selfies in traffic...I swore the both days I snapped these a car was right next to me.
One of my good friends got married last weekend and I knew that I would be running around before and after the ceremony so I figured that I needed to keep my hair frizz free and out of my face. I attempted a ponytail roller set but again still couldn't manage to get my whole entire head under the dryer ( but I did roll my hair in under an hour so I'm getting better lol) Anyhoo, I washed my hair and placed it in three jumbo twists and then pinned them around. I used eco styler olive oil (green) for the best hold and a tad of the ORS honey and Shea butter twist cream( it smells devine!)
Alrighty so I took my twist down about a week ago (that song pops into my head every time I say that lol) anyhoo I attempted a braid out but ended up with a puffy hot mess of hair later that day. I tried the following night to twist my hair and the next day ended up with poofy hair. My last attempt was wearing my hair in twists. I untwisted my hair on Saturday for my next wash and ended up with the best twist out. Just my luck right!?! My good friend is getting married this weekend coming up and I'm praying to the Twist out hair Gods that my twist out is super defined and frizz free.
Still rocking my twists! I went to Vegas this past weekend and the heat was insane, I picked up some nice and frizzy hair around the outer edges of my twists, but I'm still going to rock them another week. This month with my mini twists has flown by, but I am ready for a change. So here's to another week of frizzy twists and super messy buns!
It's been almost two weeks with my twists, I went to the Bahamas on a cruise and expected for my hair to get a bit frizzy but it hasn't frizzed as much as expected. My hair is still really moisturizerd from using the Shea butter to twist it but I plan on adding coconut oil to my scalp tonight before bed.
PS happy first day of September! I love the "ber" months because it always means that my two favorite things are near fall and my birthday. I think that it's just something so beautiful about the fall of the year. I can wait to crochet and wear my beanies and scarfs!!!
I have been working like crazy and have a few vacations that I will be on for the next month so I installed a set of twists...and in a record time of 9 hours. I haven't done much to them since last week but a ponytail is my go to style when it seems like I'm covered in twists.
It's super hot and humid here so I decided to do a wash n go. I used ecostyler pink and my hair was super cute until I went to sleep without my bonnet on and woke up with my hair stuck to one side. I pulled it into a ponytail and kept on rocking it. Thursday I got my braces...I know I'm 29 with braces, this is actually my second go at them. I wore braces in high school had perfectly straightened teeth and then lost my retainer a month after having my braces removed so again I'm back at it.
Yup I tried it again and failed again, I give up on finger oils my hair was tangled and in a knotty mess when I tried to detangle it, I swear it took a good hour. I attempted a braid out on the same hair and got the results below. I even watched multiple YouTube videos it just didn't work.
It's been hot like past 100 with the heat index, so I knew that twist outs would need to be on a shelf for the next few months. So I've been contemplating biting the bullet and buying kinky curly for my wash and gos. Which I don't do often because one it takes forever for my hair to dry and two it seems that once it dries it's huge. So I figured I would at least try it one last time with ecostyler before taking that 60 dollar plunge (I need the big jar and all the other items for this beast lol!) so here we go half up and half down with a little bun. I actually love the volume and also that my hair still has movement. I also love the shrinkage, it's too hot to have hair down my back. So maybe look forward to a wash n go summer from the girl who loves a twist out!!!
So this wasy style for the week about two weeks ago. I know this picture is super late and the post is old but I wanted to post about this style. I washed my hair with Trader Joe's Spa conditioner and then made and off center part. I placed one flat twist on the side and then wrapped my ponytail into a bun. Nothing fancy but it is starting to heat up here in Atlanta so I need something that will keep my hair up and cool.
Ummm so last week I wanted to try something new with my hair and hit Pinterest for some ideas. Well what do you know finger coils pops up...I went on over to Youtube and watched a few videos and took the next 3 hours to finger coiling my whole entire head. Big huge mistake, my hair kept coming loose and I kept attempting to coil it. I finally gave up and threw my hair in a ponytail. I knew that I had another long week at work and wouldn't have time to fool around with my hair too much. Everywhere I went people swore my hair was adorable, and of course I would give them the look, like this is not cute...only the outside of it looks decent. My hair was a pain to detangle yesterday and now I'm rocking regular old medium sized twists. I want to make a video of them because honestly, I look too much of a mess to take pictures. Working too much will do it for you. Bare with me guys, once my work schedule lightens up I will be back to regular posting.
P.S. The first pic looks ok, the second one was my hair coming loose, the back was worse.
I washed my hair and wore the twists all of last week. I worked almost 70 hours this week, I came home yesterday and crashed. The weather was awesome here in Atlanta today...75 degrees to be exact. See my hair below.
I know I'm super late with this post but I have been working like crazy lately. This is a pic of my hair after the roller set got frizzy from the snow. Last Sunday I washed my hair and then placed it in three strand twists( pics of that are to follow this post).
PS the bottom pic is my hair in a pineapple at night.
So Friday night I set my hair on perm rods, I knew that it would take forever for my hair to dry so I decided to only spray each section with water that I set on the rod so my hair was only damp enough to rod it. I used the Lottabody Wrap Me foaming mousse and a bit of Pink Ecostyler gel. It took me about an hour to rod my hair and I used about 40 rods( I know it's a lot but I have a lot of hair lol) I left the rods in all weekend(Sunday night I went to Walmart and gave not one care as I shopped with my pink rods lol). My hair lasted a day and a half we woke up to snow and sleet this morning in Atlanta so I pulled it into a high ponytail and weathered the storm. But my bestie shot a good pic of my hair yesterday at work. Now I'm gonna rock a wash and go for the rest of the week...details to come.
I took my braids out last weekend it took me about four hours and then I washed and detangled with HerbalEssence. I pulled my hair in a high ponytail and separated it into three sections for a braid out ponytail. I wore my hair like this all week, we are bracing for a winter storm here in Atlanta so I'm sure cabin fever might set in...stay tuned for my next style. Stay warm love bugs!!!
So last weekend I was beyond lazy and it was kind of chilly here, so I decided to wash my hair and do a protective style. I wanted to do mini twist but my bestie has had my blow dryer on hostage for months. So I washed my hair and decided to do a set of braids, I used the Cantu twist and lock gel and love the results. My hair has managed to stay frizz free all week, but still soft and shiny. I honestly can't tell yall how long these braids too because it was a three day weekend so I was in no rush to count time or finish. But I will say that I started Saturday afternoon and took several breaks and then finished before 11. See the pic below.
Ahh today is day four of my fast, I'm juicing and allowing myself one meal within reason. Each day gets better, trust me. Anyhoo, I did a braid out with twelve braids using Ecostyler Krystal and Lottabody styling milk.