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Night Time Routine to Prevent Shrinkage

Her routie is similar to what I do EACH evening. I may start doing videos but unil then I’ll keep researching vid’s for you 🙂

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A’Yianah-She So Fly!

Style: Protective Up Do

Complete: 1 Hour

Products Used: Shea it Aint So ( new to product line up) and Peppermint/Clove Scalp Oil (new to product line up)

Tools Used: Rat tail comb, my fingers

Reason for style: Protective Style for the week

How To Achieve style: On freshly washed and conditioned hair, section hair into two parts (1) for the corn rows in the back, (1) for the twist/braid out. Take the back section and corn row upward – make 6-8 cornrows- twirl the ends into bantu knots. The remaining section in the front- apply product and braid as if you were doing a braid out- BUT roll the hair on rollers to the scalp. Allow hair to “air dry” over night. Remove rollers, apply oil of choice or shea butter to your hands and undo each braid. Once all rollers and braids are removed, “finger”style- apply flower to the side or back. Wrap hair with a satin scarf or bonnet at night

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I got a handle on my twist outs-PART 2

Hello Divas,

After the blog post ” Finally! I got a handle on my twist outs”-I was asked to provide pic’s of my hair in twists (for my twist outs). You can read the original posting in its entirely- HERE.

Below are a few shots of the twists – I have permanent parts in my head , so I just “finger ” part the twist, apply a little coconut oil ( if any at all) and twist each section (try not to “borrow’ hair from the twist-make them as even as possible).


Twist Unraveled & Separated

These pic’s are day 2 old twists, finger styled, fluffed, and refreshed with my homemade spritz

Finished Look

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Finally – I got an handle on my twist outs

Divas,
Have you ever made something harder than what it actually is? We’ll thats what I was doing with my twist outs. I realized that I was making the hair “too wet”, using too many products, and just doing too damn much! lol..lol..

I now twist using only coconut/grape seed oil mix and a “small” amount of Eco-Styler gel-I make a total of 12 twist ( 6 on each side). Nightly I make I make a total of 8 twist ( 4 on each side) and cover with a bonnet. THAT’s IT! In the morning- I un twist, separate a few of the “larger twist” and finger fluff- That’s it!!!

Day 1 Twist Out

I like my twist outs most on day 2-3-no work, no worries, no fuss. Basically on the 2nd-3rd day I spriz the hair “lightly” with my homemade spritz and finger fluff and GO!

Day 2 Twist Out

Day 3 twist Out

As you can see, with each passing day, the hair get bigger and bigger- and BIGGER IS ALWAYS BETTER 🙂

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My most successful twist out!

Style: Twist Out

Complete: ( 3 days set time) 20 mins-styling

Products Used: Shea Butta Balm ( new to my product line up), Lotta Body setting lotion, Coconut oil

Tools Used: my fingers

Reason for style: Protective Style for the week

Lessons Learned: Ok, I think this is my most successful twist out to date. I applied twist to freshly washed/conditioned hair, spritz lotta body setting lotion ( lightly), applied Shea butter Balm, made 20 twist all over. I left the twist in for 3 days ( recommended by another natural sista). I oiled my hair with coconut oil, then unraveled the twist begging at the roots. It looks nice- I’m not too sure on how to style it, so I kinda just “left” it alone”. I also need to figure out how to “style ” the twist until I’m ready to take them down. Thank Goodness its casual week at work, and I wore a hat- but on normal days, I cant wear a hat- I looked like I was an old “g” from a gang ( not cute). lol..lol..

Side Bar: My skin is a HAUTE DAMN MESS!!!!!!! Since Ive taken down my loc’s I’ve have SERIOUS acne breakouts!!!!! the area is turning black/dark- I’ve went to the dermatologist- they gave me 2 creams (1) a fade cream- but it burns/stings and its not working.. I’m back to doing the OCM method.. But any other suggestions?? My skin has betrayed me 😦
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She So Fly!

Style: Protective Up Do

Complete: 1 Hour

Products Used: Shea it Aint So ( new to product line up) and Peppermint/Clove Scalp Oil (new to product line up)

Tools Used: Rat tail comb, my fingers

Reason for style: Protective Style for the week

How To Achieve style: On freshly washed and conditioned hair, section hair into two parts (1) for the corn rows in the back, (1) for the twist/braid out. Take the back section and corn row upward – make 6-8 cornrows- twirl the ends into bantu knots. The remaining section in the front- apply product and braid as if you were doing a braid out- BUT roll the hair on rollers to the scalp. Allow hair to “air dry” over night. Remove rollers, apply oil of choice or shea butter to your hands and undo each braid. Once all rollers and braids are removed, “finger”style- apply flower to the side or back. Wrap hair with a satin scarf or bonnet at night