22 Aug 2012

My Hair: Recent Hairstyles

Hello everyone,

As you all know, I have just recently started documenting my natural hair journey. I still have issues with finding the right products, styling my hair and the worst of all, taking pictures of the various styles that (in my mind) I have managed to come up with.

I have tried Bantu knots, flat twists, have a phobia of adding anything like gel or spritz to my hair (never used either of them on my relaxed hair and I just believe that since natural hair is more delicate, it will be worse). I have had one very horrible bad hair day (I hated it) but it seems I have found the solution to all my hair styling problems.

Here are some hairstyles I have been playing around with:

BEWARE, BRIGHT FLASHES AHEAD! (and a ton of pictures)
The Rolls & Puffs
I started off with a lot of twists, puffs and rolls (as can be seen from my first hair posts). I had them on for a while, re-doing them every night while sitting in front of my computer.
victory rolls look-alike
twists & rolls, pinned down
flat twists that were so poofy
pins everywhere
re-do of the flat twists (the flash made the hair look brown)
from pinned long rolls to single twisted poofy things.
Bad Hair Day
Then it happened!
I loosened the twists hoping to get curly hair that I could just fluff into a 'fro and head out the door. it turned out much harder than I had thought.
I can't wait to get rid of those ends
so i came to the conclusion that transitioning hair cannot do a curly 'fro. See how straight it is *sigh*
The French Braids 
Ah, my new found love. I love how graceful it looks, how all the hair is tucked in and how slick it is.
so pretty
i tried to do a bun thing with the hair at the back. As you can see, it didn't work out
ended up with this, which i absolutely love
You can probably tell that I have this on at work now right
So those are all the hairstyles I have been playing around with. Pretty much settled on the french braids though. I don't need anything to have them all slick and neat except patience *wink*

What do you think?

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nkechi said...

you should meet my sis B since you are going Natural. She could recommend lots of natural hair products she has been using. and most ship to Nigeria sef.

Barbara1923 said...

That would be really cool Nkechi. Thanks

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