Well, that’s pretty much all I do, isn’t it? LOL! I LOVE an intricate braided or cornrowed updo, mini twists and roller sets. However, I prefer to do simple, protective styles that require minimal manipulation. I feel that my hair is too fragile to suffer a lot of parting, separating, detangling, combing, etc. I think that it would break if I were to regularly manipulate my hair into styles that require more than a few minutes to do. However, in the interest of full disclosure, the above simple hairstyle came about after messing with my hair for a half hour or so trying to do a modified version of this updo that I found on YouTube a few months ago:
Yeah, it wasn’t working out too well. See, I decided to make two braids framing my face, not sure of what I was ultimately going to do. Then, I remembered the video and decided to see if I could do the style with the two braids instead. I made about three or four goes at it with various modifications. Two twists with scrunchie. One twist with scrunchie. Smaller poof. Bun with Goody Spin Pins. Meh. Meh. Meh. I mean, I could have worn it … but, the poof was looking a little funky and I wasn’t getting that effect that the braid was intertwined and somehow holding the updo in place. So, I ended up with the above bun with two braids swooped to the side and back. Nothing to write home about, but, it’ll work.
Oh, and prior to the attempts at the style in the video, I filmed an updo tutorial for Corinne, who requested one for a style I’d posted on FB several months ago. That updo was done on a fresh TnC and it was far more impressive due to the foundation set.
The udpo that I filmed tonight was done on a fresh WnG.
Regardless, I did film it with the intent to post a video tutorial. This is the thing. I used Wei’s flip phone for the first time, because it can hold 40+ minutes of video, whereas my camera times out after about 7-8 minutes. He told me I could hold the camera vertically or horizontally. This is true. But the footage is horizontal when downloaded!! I was able to flip it vertically in iMovie, but the file is too large to upload to YouTube!! *sigh* So yeah, I’m working on it.
Hope the slideshow will appease you all for now;)!
Do you prefer simple protective styles or those that are more intricate and elaborate? If you have a preference, why?