Daily Archives: November 3, 2011

Flat Twist and Bun Updo (Video Tutorial)

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Krystal aka KaliGirl1980 is back with another video tutorial for a super cute updo for medium length hair!! 

LOVE THIS Krystal!! And your hair looks super shiny and healthy! This would work for longer hair too. Now if only I can figure out how to two strand flat twist!!

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Sofistafunk & Friends: Shop, Sip & Nibble

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Hey guys! If you’re in the NY/NJ Metro area, why don’t you come hang out with me at the Sofistafunk & Friends party this Saturday, November 5th?!? I’ll be hosting the event at Closet 07631 in Englewood, NJ! There will be gorgeous Sofistafunk apparel, jewelry, mini make-overs and me!! Hope you’ll come out and play*!!

(*Of course, we’ll squeeze in some natural, curly girl hair talk if you do ;)!!)

Quick 6 Braid Updo

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First and foremost, I’m back in my house and the electricity has been restored!! Wooh-hooh! Thank you God! Okay, now onto the hair;). I mentioned yesterday that I came up with a quick style. You see, I started reading Chicoro’s Grow It! last weekend and it suggested loosely braiding dry and detangled hair in sections, rather than twisting it as I’ve been doing, for the wash day routine. I will explain the purpose of this in more detail in another post. For now, just wanted to explain that I finger detangled my dry hair (no Vatika oil pre-poo) in 6 sections and braided those sections loosely in preparation for washing. It took some time as I haven’t washed my hair since the Curly Nikki Meet-Up on October 20th. So, when I realized there was no way I was washing my hair that evening, I had to think about what I could do with my hair to prevent having to undo the braids the next day to style. Now, these braids were not neat or evenly sectioned in any way.

But, I decided to braid the three braids on each side of my head into two big braids.

Then, an idea popped into my head to just secure these braided ponytails against the back of my head as large, flat pin-curls that were directed towards each other and the center of my head.

So, that’s it. I used a little of the Indian Hemp hair dress to smooth my edges before tying my hair down with a satin scarf for the night. The next morning, I removed the scarf, smoothed my temples with my brush and headed out the door. It’s not the sleekest of styles and those grey hairs are screaming that it’s time for a henna treatment, but it worked! Knowing that I might be able to prep my hair for wash day and still get away with using the prep braids as a style for a day will make me do them a little neater next time, so that the style will look a little more polished. I’ll probably experiment with placement of the braids as I’m sure I could come up with a few other options too.

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Do you twist or braid your hair in sections for your wash day routine? Do you have a back-up style for your twists/braids if you can’t wash your hair the day that you prep it?