A long term transition can be quite challenging for someone who is used to having straight hair all the time, I have decided to avoid the straight hair styles because I would have to use heat to straighten my hair. and since i´m still on the Gahl length retention challenge 2013 which doesn´t allow me to use direct heat on my hair until August. I have to find other ways to manage my hair.
I have already began treating my hair as if it were fully natural by trying out hair styles I have seen done by
If you would like to recreate this protective hairstyle below is a step by step description of how I achieved it.
|The final look|
So for this Hair do we will need:
- Lots of bobby pins
- A soft brush to lay down the edges
- Gel or styling cream/ lotion to tame edges and fly away hairs.
Part your hair into four sections, part the crown depending on how big you would like your bangs to be at the end.
|Step by step pictorial of the hairstyle|
Moisturise the two sections above the ears, if you need to keep your edges flat, this would be the best time to either apply your styling cream or hair Gel. Either roll the hair or do a flat twist and make sure to do a two strand twist/ roll until you reach the ends of the hair.
Step 3 & 4.
Moisturise the hair hair at the back and use your brush to make sure it looks neat. Then pin down the twists as shown. Depending on how long your hair is you might want to fold the twists to make them easier to work with.
Roll and tuck the remaining hair into your twist and use some pins to secure the hair.
Pin down the sides to achieve the shape you want.
|Using bobby pins to achieve the desired shape|
Moisturise your crown.
You can add a little styling cream at this point if you feel the need to. Again use your brush to make the hair neat then proceed to make a loose two strand twist.
Step 8 & 9.
Tuck your ends into the base of the twist. Depending on how long your hair is, you might want to fold the twist and pin it down. Use pins to secure the hair and to achieve the look you desire.
I am still looking for more hairstyles to try out and would love it if you ladies gave me more suggestions :)