Hope that you are having a blessed day.
I went ahead and took the flat twists completely out from the mohawk with the side bang as seen in this post here
I got some real good definition from wet setting my hair using the 4cnatural twist A& define butter….
You can just put on a satin bonnet at night and go to sleep. Wake up fluff and roll!
I had to put my hair in a protective style since I had worn it straightened for two weeks, so I flat twisted my hair and pinned the ends up.
I wore my hair like this for five days and I just covered with a satin bonnet every night. I untwisted the ends and wore them out for a style.
I co-washed my hair doing my normal regimen. Used the 4cnaturalhair twist & define butter to wet set my flat twists and just let it air dry. Pinned up the ends, then untwisted the ends.
As you know, I recently had my hair flat ironed and I have been wearing it straight for two weeks. I am getting bored with it because it is just flat and there. So I have been trying to give it a little splash
Here is a simple ponytail. But i added a cute headband because I was bored with just the ponytail.
Since my ends have been out for two weeks, I tried to get them off of my shoulders and clothes because I don’t want to lose the length that I retained. So I flat twisted one side and the back and then let the other side hang down.
I am bored with my hair and do not want to damage my ends so I will wash it this weekend and flat twist it up. Stay tuned …….
I have not trimmed my ends or straightened my hair as far as a press or flat iron in 2 1/2 years and I have been wearing my hair in its natural state and protective braids and kinky twist styles. I have only been co-washing my scalp every week unless I have removed a protective style that has been in for weeks and I will shampoo my scalp to cleanse it. I have been pre-pooing once a month with the 4cnaturalhair pre-poo and then flat twisting or two strand twisting using the 4cnaturalhair twist & define butter and it has really paid off. I have retained much length and my hair is very healthy. I went ahead and had it straightened to see how long it has gotten, and I must say, it has grown!
Here is what it looked like before the curling
I pin curled the front bangs and wrapped my hair, covered with a net then a satin bonnet and went to sleep. This is how it came out the next day at work.
Here are my top 5 tips for retaining length:
1. Always focus on your ends because they are the oldest and most fragile part of the hair
2. Co wash your scalp once per week and apply a thick leave in conditioner after washing and seal the moisture in with an oil or butter.
3. Do not trim your ends unless they are damaged.
4. Keep your ends protected in protective styles as much as possible and only bring your ends out on special occasions or when necessary.
5. Do not use store bought products, make your own from natural and pure ingredients.
You know that I love kinky twists and I had some put in two months ago. I love the way that they start to look more and more natural the longer that you have them. I just throw mine to the side and it is a great style that is easy and can be worn anywhere.
Very simple and sexy.
For my daughter’s first day of school, we decided to do a mohawk. So we pre poo’d, washed and conditioned then blow dried her hair. She had to get her hair flat I ironed for the part that would be the “hawk”
this is the finished product
At night we would pin curl the hair with bobby pins and then tie it up
After one week of letting her ends hang out flat ironed, I went ahead and put some conditioner into a water bottle with some water, sprayed the back of her hair and two strand twisted her hair to create a different style
It is that time, summertime, to wear our hair out a little bit if we want to. So I just co-washed in the shower, jumped out applied my leave in conditioner, then sealed it in with wild growth. Pinned one side back a little and rolled out!
Very quick and simple. Hope that you like
Saturday I had some individuals put in using the black “n” gold synthetic hair and they are looking bomb, I must say. Lol
7 hours, 7 hours. That is all that I can say. I will wash my scalp with conditioner only every week and I will do a tutorial for you when I do the first wash and post it.
This one is kind of a crazy picture, but I wanted you to see the back.
I love this style and i will do so many styles with these braids in, my ends are protected and I can co-wash as often as possible. Hope that you like.
Good morning out there in 4c land! How is everyone doing?
Yesterday I wore a Bantu knot out that was bomb.com (as Lestina would put it) so last night I just threw on a satin bonnet and went to sleep. This morning I took my water bottle and spritzed my hair all over and then flat twisted the sides and back and bobby pinned them up and let my hair just do what it do baby!
Have a great day!
I really like the Bantu knot out because it keeps my hair off of my shoulders and prevents the ends from rubbing against anything and becoming damaged. It may look short, but I got length!
So don’t underestimate a hairdo! Lol just kidding.