A couple of months ago, I came up with this really quick (5 minutes) and easy style for which I received quite a few requests for a tutorial. I haven’t figured out how to do videos yet, so I figured I’d do a slide show tutorial. I think it’s pretty self-explanatory. However, in case it’s not, here are written instructions too. One thing to note, I did this style on week old hair that was stretched in twists and twist outs the prior week.
- Release twists.
- Move loose hair all to one side and over the shoulder (I chose the left side).
- Create 7 twists from front to back on the left side leaving hair from over opposite ear and lower nape loose.
- Create a two strand flat twist over right over, across nape and end in an 8th loose twist (Note: I didn’t do this last time. Also, I don’t really know how to flat twist, so this is haphazard and not too pretty. I really have to figure out how to flat twist!)
- Pin-curl twists (roll twist around finger, lay flat and pin down with bobby pins).
- Adorn with flower(s).
(Note: I included a slide show and a gallery. If you have a preference for tutorials [until I can figure out how to make videos], would you me know in the comments below? Thanks!)
After I took these pics, I misted lightly with a setting spray (Elasta QP) and smoothed my edges with a little Eco styler gel mixed with Carol’s Daughter Healthy Hair Butter. I then tied my hair down with a satin scarf and put on a bonnet for the night. I think I can repeat this routine nightly and I should be able to get 3 days out of this style, even with exercising (with a scarf).
Hope that this is helpful!!
Yahh thank you for the tutorial. I hope I can get my hair looking somewhat decent. Still need more length in the crown.
by the way, I left you a note on naturallycurly.com that you can schedule your posts in wordpress. you can create a ton of posts and schedule them for future dates 🙂
Ahhhh, I’ll have to figure that one out tonight! Cool! Thanks Michelle!
Can you please do a video tutorial on this? I love this style.
I can’t say when, but yes I’ll do one=).
Your hair looks so luscious!!! That was the first word that came to my mind when I saw those twists just loose. This is a nice style. if i was to do it I would have to use extentions for length. The thing i like about the slideshow is that I can take my netbook to the hair dresser and say “look here woman THAT is what i want you do”
I love this style very elegant. Admiring your hair really makes me wish mine was thicker. I noticed you stated you hair isn’t as thick as it appears do you have any tips getting fuller hair?
oh this is so stinkin cute! I am transitiong now (about 9 mths in). I cant wait to try styles like this one once im fully natural.
Awwww thanks ladies!! I’m all a day late and a dollar short!! LOL!! Leslie, coolio;)!! Sheena, girl, frizz! LOL!! I haven’t really found anything to make my hair thicker! Henna actually makes the individual strands a LITTLE thicker, but because it loosened my curl, I think my hair doesn’t look as thick! So, I get big hair just by releasing it when it’s a little damp or using a non-pH balanced conditioner. However, one of my other readers, Rhonda, just sent me an article on thickening product lines and Pantene Full & Thick Collection was at the TOP of the list (see link below). But, if you avoid cones, I suspect that this may have them, so it wouldn’t work you. I just may try it though!!
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