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August 30, 2011

Flat Twists to the Side- Natural Hair Styles




by NikG of BeadsBraidsBeyond.blogspot.com


This is a fairly simple style incorporating flat twists and regular two strand twists. I was inspired by this style by AfrikanHairGod. This is perfect for back to school. Your daughter can wear her hair like this one week and a twist out the next week.

The style is pretty basic as long as you know how to do flat twists. I began parting on damp hair near her left ear all the way back. I applied a little Darcy's Botanicals Madagascar Vanilla Styling Creme to each section then applied a little Darcy's Botanicals Organic Coconut Butter Styling Pomade on top of that. Her hair was already detangled so I just brushed through each section with our Denman D4 brush to distribute the product evenly. For flat twists, after you part the section you want to flat twist, grab a little bit of hair in the front, split the section in two then twist the two around once or twice, then hold your right section down towards the scalp, grab a little bit of hair, add it to that section, then cross the section over to your left, your left section now becomes your right section, hold it down towards the scalp, grab a tiny bit of hair, add it to that section, then cross over. Continue this process until you get to the ends. Right now I'm using a rubberband at the end of each flat twist to make sure it stays put. I only wrap it around 3-4 times, not tight but just enough to make sure the flat twist doesn't become too loose. I flat twisted three sections straight back then moved to the top where I began flat twisting at an angle going to the right. I'm still working on my flat twists to they are not perfect by any means. After I had all the flat twists in I grabbed large sections of the remaining hair, added the Darcy's Botanicals products and twisted until I was done. The entire style took about an hour and a half.

Miss A doesn't start school for another week so unfortunately this will not be her back to school style. I'm still not sure what we're doing for the first day of school. How will your child wear their hair on the first day of school?















22 Chime in!:

ashley said...

Man I love her hair.

Coilybella said...

cute style. Did something similar to my hair but pinned the twists up

Purp said...

beautiful!

kinkycurls2010 said...

Beautiful hair. I wish my 3 yr old could stay put for more than 5 minutes so I can twist her hair. All she wants to rock is a big fro or 2 pony puffs.

Rae @ Tweeny Hair said...

Her hair looks beautiful, as always.

Annabel said...

Beautiful hair, wish I could do that to my own hair!

Niah said...

I did a very similar style to my daughters 3a/3b hair but i think the product i used was not great as it started to frizz within a couple of days. All my hard work had to be taken down by the end of the week. i will definitely check out Darcy Botanical products. Thanks! :-)

Anonymous said...

How do you keep the twist from going flat because whenever I do mine and wake up in the morning mine are deflated looking? Is it better to use a bonnet or scarf or just lay directly on the sation pillow?

Erika said...

She looks so beautiful!

KeetaRay said...

Pretty hairstyle for a pretty little girl! :)

Annie L. said...

Would somebody get this child a tv show already?! Just CUTENESS!

The Esthetician said...

Beautiful. Simply beautiful. I will be trying this style this weekend.

Beads, Braids & Beyond said...

Thank you all so much!

Anonymous, I just gathered her twists in a loose bun on the top of her head so they do not flatten out. She slept with a satin pillowcase. :)

Anonymous said...

She has the absolute best hair!!!!!

Anonymous said...

I was still thinking of a back to school hairstyle for my daughter but I think this is it. I will do braids instead of flat twists and then 2 strand twist.
I did something similar this week but the twists were in her crown, it looked to old for her.
I was thinking of trying the twists on the side more and now I come on curlynikki and see this. Thanks!!!

Anonymous said...

Wow. I am speechless. This is absolutely gorgeous!

BreukelensFinest said...

awww! so precious. i wish more mothers realized if they took the time to care for their children's hair it could be just as healthy and lucious!

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Anonymous said...

This is so cute!

KHurly Girl said...

This is adorable!

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ChrLvsBks said...

I love the styles you create for A. I need to go back to your site to get some ideas/inspiration. You rock A's mom ;)!

Tawny B said...

I live in southern maryland - can you guys recommend that can do this style for my 9 year old daughter?

dgproctor1 said...

I love all the hairstyles but not one 4C girl in the bunch??? Its hard taking hair advice from a web site that doesn't show all kinds on hair in different styles??

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