I was getting ready for my mother’s graduation (she got her Masters), I call it a fluffed out twist out.
Products used: DevaCurl NoPoo, Yes to Cucumbers for detangling, Trader Joe’s Tea Tree Tingle for leave-in, and my Belle Butters Whipped Shea Butter to twist. After I got the right volume, I used a long metal bobby pin and pinned just one side.
This is me and my beautiful Mother she has sisterlocks, and has had them for about 5 years. She used a little Taliah Waajid hair oil. I am rocking a day 4 twistout. I used a little CD Tui Leave In, a bit of steam from the shower, parted the side and applied a dab of coconut oil on my ends and scrunched.
I was out for a night on the town celebrating one of my friends birthdays. We were eating, dancing, and Plei’ing (Plei is a big game night for the grown and sexy out here in Los Angeles with all the childhood games you could possibly ever think of, then add restaurant, full bar, and a DJ!!!…good times) For styling I used Giovanni Direct Leave-In Conditioner and my own concoction (unrefined shea butter, few drops of sweet almond oil, 2-3 tsp. of extra virgin coconut oil, a little more leave- in condish, and a few drops of body oil just for scent purposes only. Then mix/whipped together till smooth). I have my own texture of hair somewhere between a 3c and 4b because every section of my head has a mind of it’s own…lol. I did a bantu knot out (on wet hair applying GD and my concoction to each section, from the roots down) by myself for the first time, and needless to say was super nervous, but the results turned out better than I expected.
Juices N. Berries
I was going to an 80’s skate party (which explains the loud makeup, LOL)… I wanted to do a blowout, but was afraid of heat damage. Over in the forum oooop2 shared her technique to get a fro without heat. Basically you put your hair in large braids. Let them dry, then take them down and comb out the hair. Next, twist or braid them back. This helps to get maximum stretching and elongation of the hair. Finally undo the twists/braids, fluff in an outward direction, use an afro pic if necessary and pat to shape! Instant Pam Grier and no damage to speak of! Oh and the bow is just a scarf I tied into a bow. Headbands give me headaches.
Here’s one of my recent favorite shots. My daughter and I were in the train station (Brooklyn, NY) heading to the city and she grabbed the camera out my hand and snapped! I checked it out and liked it a lot so I decided to share it with you and the CN community. I’m finally in love with my TWA. I’m rocking a Wash and Go!
This is the first style I did on myself, 2 strand twists, after my BC on May 5th, 2010. I used Shea Moisture Coconut Hibiscus Curl & Style Milk from Target. I then sprayed Shea Moisture Coconut Hibiscus Hold & Shine Daily Moisture Spritz on it. It smells great and has my hair feeling so soft & healthy. I wasn’t going anywhere… just in my room, but I plan on unraveling the twists, after wearing them for 3 days, until my next wash.
This is a picture of me on vacation in the very humid Dayton,FL. My
hair was in a two day old twist out that succumbed to the Florida
humidity which turned my hair into a super soft, super fluffy and cute
fro 🙂 I used a mixture of raw shea butter, grapeseed oil and coconut
oil for moisture.
I was on my way out for a girls’ night out. My hair was styled with KCCC and my mix of glycerin and aloe as my leave-in.
Displaying her afro with the side pinned up.
This is me at home getting ready to display my TWA at work. I’ve recently BC’d (May 7th) and this was the first time my co-workers would see me minus my transition style, senegalese twist. My hair was freshly co-washed with my favorite conditioner Herbal Essence Hello Hydration Moisturizing Conditioner (I thank you for introducing this into my natural life!! My hair absolutely loves it ) and moisturized with both coconut and almond oil. Thank you for the opportunity to be apart of your fabulous Fierce Friday!!
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