Hey hey hey. Hope you are well. I told you. I said I told you. I can’t stay away from mini twists for too long. I thought I would not be doing them too soon when they were just looking so untidy because of my hairline when I did them last time. For those who don’t know, my hairline was badly affected by post-partum shedding and although the hair is growing in, it is significantly shorter than the rest of my hair. This is making my twists look so untidy and unkempt. If you know what I mean. Which is the reason I opted for extensions in my last protective style. But you see, extensions come with a whole lot of things with them. One of them being, they can be heavy when saturated with water when you wash your hair. This depends on the extensions one uses of course. The other thing is, I am not that good with installing extensions in my hair. So having to ask someone to do them for me just puts me off. You see, I have become so accustomed to doing my own hair such that most times I don’t feel comfortable to have someone handle it. So my hands being the best, mini twists being my favourite, I ended up doing them again. But, I had to find a way of making them much more presentable and that is when I saw this (the picture below) and I was like “that looks cute. I will do that style soon” And I did. Kind of.
As mentioned before, protective styling is going to be a big part of my #HTL hair challenge. And to this I thought of experimenting with Havana twists. And guess what, I have had to throw in a little disclaimer every time people comment about how much my hair has grown. I sometimes tell myself that next I will let them be but somehow it just bursts out of my mouth involuntarily. I just find myself saying “This is not all my hair. It’s synthetic.” Yes I finally managed to get some Havana twists installed and I love them. This is ….
Hey loves. I hope I find you well. I did this updo hairstyle on my mini-twists some time back and it is by the way my go-to style whether I am wearing my hair loose or it is in braids or twists. This is how I wear my hair 90% of the time. Even though my hair is in twists which a low manipulation style on its own, I usually also wear it up so that I can also protect my ends. Remember the ends are the oldest part of the hair and tend be dryer and prone to split ends and breakage, rendering any long hair effort fruitless if they are not babied and taken care of properly. SO in this video, I take you step by step on how I create this updo with mini twists. Don’t forget to subscribe and thumbs up the video to show support. If you find my videos helpful, go on, share them on your social networks and spread the knowledge.
Till then, blessings to you and yours!
Yey! My kinks managed to get to week four with twists in. Yes week four. I am so proud of myself. As I mentioned in the previous post just before this one, one of my frustrations with two strand twists is my hair’s inability to keep them on for at least a month. I also mentioned that I did my twists differently to try and address this problem area of our relationship.
It’s winter time in South Africa and all the hype of protective styling is with us. Protective styles are a great way to retain length because they protect your hair against either the harsh weather elements, over manipulation or rubbing against your clothes which tend to hurt your ends and cause breakage. You may protect your ends in so many different ways, like, cornrows, braids, twists, bun, or weaves, whether you choose to add extensions or not, the list is not exhaustive.However, for you to get maximum benefits from a protective style, you need to make sure the fundamentals of healthy hair care are still adhered to. There are so many things that people do or neglect to do when their mane is in a protective style and though they gain some length after they undo their twists or braids, in about two weeks, all their gained length seems to be lost to breakage and their hair just seems to be going nowhere. Sounds familiar? Here are some tips you need to know to win with protective styling.
Hey you all! So I promised to inform you of what I will end up doing with my hair to protect it against Johannesburg’s chilly weather. I know I am a bit late in updating you but I have been so hectic busy with Assignments and my college project. And you know I got a full day job so it has been hectic hey. Anyway, I decided to braid my hair. I know, I know I said I did not really have time on my hands to sit and have them done. As you can see in the pics, I had really chunky/big ones done and it took me about two hours to be done. I also had two ladies working on my hair so that helped with the time concern.
There are days when I just won’t be bothered about much hair handling especially if I have a lot of things to do on my schedule. Such a day was yesterday. I wore this hairstyle mainly because I was busy and it was a day before wash day so I thought of just putting my hair up into a bun. But there was a problem. Not a new problem though but something I was hoping had resolved. This problem is, my hair is not long enough to hold it all in a bun at the back of my head. And since I did not want a high bun, I had to make do with this “twist” to the bun and I mean it literally. Today I want to share with you how I went around doing this to come up with something with the length that I have. This style is also great as a protective style because the ends are tucked away and protected from the weather elements.