I’m slowly getting back into incorporating more natural hair posts + styles into my blog. Let’s just be real in saying that blogging about natural hair is very time consuming and while I am passionate about my natural hair, I am not passionate about it enough to blog about it on a regular basis… So with about further ado, I’m going to show some of you newbie naturals, and maybe not so newbies how to streeeetch that twistout until wash day.
I just want to first admit that I stretch my twistouts for nothing more than sheer laziness. That’s it. I will also like to say that no two twistouts are the same, and all twistouts can’t be salvaged, but in the event yours can, you’re going to need the following tools:
Shea Moisture Curl + Style Milk (or your favorite mmoisturizer) / Turban Headband / Hair Ties / Elastic Headband / Bobby Pins / Spray Bottle
These are essentials every natural should already have in her arsenal, so if you don’t have these, holler at The Red Dot Boutique. Let’s explore the first look below:
You would be surprised what you can do with a hair accessory. The focus isn’t so much on your old twist out, but more so on the hair accessory itself. Turbans, Scarves + Head Wraps are perfect when your twist out is on it’s very last leg or if you’re just not up for retwisting your entire head of hair. The look above takes all of 5 minutes AND this was on a WEEK old twistout lol. To achieve this look you will need:
1. A Turban or a very thick headband/scarf if you don’t have a turban
2. Spray Bottle
3. Shea Moisture Curl + Style Milk (or your favorite moisturizer)
1. Make sure the turban is large enough to cover the front portion of the twist out. This where sometimes the style gets frizzy.
2. Moisturize your hair with your favorite moisturizer. One of my favorites is Shea Moisture’s Curl + Style Milk. Sometimes misting a little water over your hair first and then sealing it also helps redefining the twist out pattern.
3. Fluff hair.
4. Place the Turban over your head. Make sure all of your hair is securely under the turban. Fluff the hair that is on the bottom portion that is left out of the turban for maximum fullness. The bigger the better!
5. Rock it out!
Bun With Headband
Buns are the go to style for any natural with a lengthy crop. It gives you a protective yet fashionable style, plus it’s quick! Adding a thin headband to this style, polishes this look and adds a pop of color (or not if you want to keep it basic). The goal isn’t to have a sleek bun, but a messy tousled bun. For this style you’ll need:
2. 1 Hair Tie
4. Spray Bottle
5. Hair Pins
1. Make sure your hair is thoroughly moisturized.
2. Place headband over head and secure in place.
3. Pull remaining hair loosely to the top of your head, securing with a hair tie.
4. Create a messy bun with the remaining hair left out. Use hair pins to secure hair.
5. Rock it out.