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Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Protective Style #2

As you can see I took out the twists, except the ones that form the bang in the front. I was going to keep them in the whole week, or rather try. However, they don't look fresh after about three days. I did moisturize with shea butter and water last night but when I woke up this morning they were a shrunken, frizzy, mess!

So, before taking them out I spritzed my hair with water until it was a little less than damp. Then I applied one of Shea Moisture's products: the organic coconut and hibiscus curl & style milk. It has coconut oil, silk protein, and neem oil. This was the first time using it and I love it!! It made my hair soft, mosturized, and my curls popped! It is also very light so my hair doesn't feel greasy. I didn't seal with oil afterwards because I still had some in my hair from my leave in.

I tamed the frizz on the edges of my hair with some homemade flaxseed gel. (Click here for a youtube video that shows how it's done). I don't use a brush on my hair. Instead, to smooth my edges I use a toothbrush. It works wonders and is gentle on the hair. The rest was just done up with bobby pins. Super easy, super quick, super cute.

Tonight I plan to cleanse my scalp with a mixture of apple cider vinegar and water. Again, I usually cleanse once a week but this week I am noticing some build up. This will be done after my run. Then I'll mosturize with the rest of my leave in and put it in big twists for the night.

I haven't mastered the french roll but I might try that tomorrow. I also like the roll and tuck styles but they don't work with the motorcycle helmet. I'll probably do that more on a weekend or when classes end and I don't have to be on it everyday. It's more of a mix between a scooter and a motorcycle. Maybe I'll take a pic of it and post it.

So, that's it for my hair today. Look for much more material coming soon! Bear with me as I get the hang of blogger because I have TONS of interesting things to share!


  1. I love this style, its one that I wear on a regular basis as well. I like it because it looks chic and cute but its easy to do. I love your glasses!!

  2. I like this style alot. Regarding the flaxseed gel, does it make your hair dry after a while? This is the reason I avoid all gels in my hair. It seems to make it so dry and it cakes up. I often need to wash it out.

  3. @Sprina: YES! I feel like I wear this hair style all the time and it does make me feel professional. Plus, since I'm still completely new at the styling thing it makes my hair look good with no effort! Oh, and thanks about the glasses! They were super cheap!

    @Noel: I find that I have to add extra oils to the flaxseed gel. Check out the youtube video. I think I will post it on my blog as well. But I add rosemary oil (so it doesn't spoil so easily), orange oil and even olive oil. Anything! The good thing about flaxseed gel is that it is natural. All you do is boil the seeds. So my hair stays shiny and moisturized. Plus just spritz with water and it's gone. Try it! I also use eco styler gel because it has no alcohol in it. Those that do dry your hair out.

  4. I love this hair style! It would be good for transitioners to!

  5. Definitely! Since the ends are hidden it's such an easy way to protect your hair. Even people with straight hair can do it! If you try it leave another comment and let us know!