I thought I would share one of the very first blog posts that I made (early Feb. 2011). Originally, I was not going to post it because, frankly, I don’t like my pic. :/ But, as I look back at it this post is what:
- Inspired me to blog about my natural hair journey.
- My hair turned out really nicely
- I documented what I think are some very useful steps on how to achive the twist and curl style.
- And, I covered a fairly decent product review.
In my experimenting with wearing my natural texture and challenging myself on how to be kinder and gentler with my hair, last Friday I tried the Twist & Curl (Dry) style that I’d read about on many blogs. I didn’t follow the steps exactly, though, here is my short cut version. Below are the products I used and the steps I followed and a picture of the results:
Washed, conditioned & detangled using:
- Macadamia Natural Hair Oil Rejuvenating Shampoo
- Macadamia Natural Hair Oil Deep Repair Masque
Towel dried & applied leave in conditioner:
- Using a hand blow dryer, I didn’t manipulate my hair at all. I didn’t dry it completely but as much as possible because I knew that I was going to have to take it right down early Sat. afternoon and wanted to ensure that my hair was dry.
Sectioned hair, added styling product, brushed each section out twisted & rolled ends (Twist & curl)
- Used my Denman Brush to detangle.
- Sectioned my hair into 4 sections
- Aveda’s Be Curly cream and Macadamia Natural Hair Oil Healing Oil Treatment to each section
- Twisted my hair into 11 twists
- Rolled the ends with small flexi rod rollers
- Tied on my satin scarf and off to bed I went.
Took twists down:
- Removed the flexi rod rollers
- Unravelled each of the twists, being careful when taking each one down, gently separting each twist to avoid frizz
- Rubbed a little coconut oil throughout my hair
- Pulled my hair back into a ponytail with an ouchless ponyholder as I got ready for my day
- When done, I took the ouchless ponyholder out, shook and fluffed my hair a bit and VOILA….
Not half bad for a first try