Thursday, June 2, 2011

Braid Out: Products Used and Results!

Since becoming natural, I've done several twist-outs that have turned out good and bad. I used the Eco Styler Styling Gel on those twist-outs, but this time around I wanted to try out shea butter to see if I would get better results. I'm also going to try doing a braid out for the first time. I'm hoping that this will stretch out my hair a little more than the twists would.

This is the shea butter that I used:

And this is what the braids looked like once I was finished:

I'm not sure if you guys can notice, but once I got to the end of the braid I started to combine two of the sections into one and began twisting the rest of the way. This is a method that I learned from watching br0nzeqt's channel on YouTube.

The next day it turned out pretty nice:

I'll keep you all updated with how long the braid-out lasts!


Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Hair Style: Updo Puff

Being newly natural, this summer my main mission is to figure out more about my hair. In doing this, I've followed the tips of many YouTubers (I'm addicted to watching their videos) and I learned the good ole stocking trick. I took an old stocking foot from one of my drawers and stretched it out so that I could wrap it around my head like a headband. After doing so, I pushed it up until I achieved to get a puff on my head. It was really easy! Plus, my hair didn't have to be super long to get the look.

Here are some pics!

I bought the headband from an accessory store called Charming Charlie.
If you have one near you, I encourage you all to check it out!