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Monday, August 5, 2013

Style Upgrade!!! Kinky Twist.


Hello Chic-istas!!!

I am quickly approaching my 1 year nappturally anniversary and I decided to commit to some protective styles until then. If you have gathered anything about me from this page and my various social media websites, you probably know that I am a hairstyle chameleon. I get bored quickly and constantly want to change my hair... so keeping a style in for any length of time is a difficult task for me.

For my first protective style, I decided to install medium size Kinky Twist using Marley braiding hair. This style is perfect because it allows me to create other styles, it didn't take long to install, and it won't take a long time to take out. I absolutely love how this style mimics to look and feel of my natural hair and with this style, the older the twist get, the more realistic they look and feel. That is a definite plus for someone like me. I plan to keep these twist in until the end of September, wear my hair for about two weeks and then install another protective style. Are you protective styling? What styles are your favorite?

Continue to read for Tips during Protective Styling

1) Address hair Health before Installation. Before you do braids, twist, weave, or any protective style, make sure your hair is clean, moisturized, conditioned, and healthy. I usually do an entire day of Pre-pooing (Shea Butter and Olive oil), followed by a shampoo rinse, a protein treatment, and then a moisturizing co-wash to ensure my hair is in optimal condition.

2) Find a skilled braider! The last thing you want to do is ruin your hair health during the installation process. Find a braider who has experience with natural hair, who understands how to properly detangle natural hair, and who understands the importance of limiting the tension on your hair.

3) Continue to Moisturize!!!! Yes your hair is hidden but it is still there. Don't forget to oil your scalp and apply a moisturizing agent to your hair. When I have braids or twist, I fill a spray bottle with filtered water, my fav leave-in, castor oil and coconut oil, and spray my scalp, roots, and braids/twist to moisturize daily.

4) Watch out for Tension!! I know you can't wait to do some creative updos, massive buns, and gravity defying styles, but please make sure you aren't pulling on your hair too frequently or too tightly. I usually reserve my updos, buns, and styles for when I had my braids/twist for at least three weeks.

5) Take Care of your Hairline... If you are noticing small white bumps by your hairline, the braids there are too tight and can cause damage. I usually tell my stylist to leave most of my hairline out and I use oil and eco styler gel to smooth them down. If the braids around your hairline feel tight, don't be afraid to go back and ask for them to be loosen. Your hairline, after all, is extremely fragile and prone to permanent damage and hair loss.

6) Own it! Rock this style like it is the best style ever!!! The more you love it, the more confident you are, the better you will feel and look. Pick a style that suits you! Want them longer- get it longer!! Want them thinner or chunkier- Go for it!! Do whatever makes you feel Fabulous, Chic, Beautiful, and Fierce!!







2 comments:

  1. I just love your Kinky twist protective style, it just makes wanna have it too. Love it!!

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  2. How many packs of hair and what kind of hair did you use?

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