Wednesday, September 23, 2009

More Pics from Amor Mona Event & My Puff

Here are a couple more pics from Amor Mona's Launch Party :-) And I've gotten lots of questions on how I did my puff. Here's how:

You can start on wet/damp hair that has been co-washed OR on dry hair - but I've gotten better results with wet/damp hair.

Apply a good leave-in conditioner all over and evenly (I used Cantu Shea Butter Leave-in but I've also used Kinky Curly Knot Today with just as good results).

Section your hair off, I usually start in the back, to start making twists. I do about 15-17 twists over my entire head, in rows. I don't make neat parts, I just part with my fingers.

What I use to twist: As I twist each section, I apply shea butter that I mixed with a small amount of coconut oil (softened shea butter in the microwave about 15 seconds) and mixed it together. I also have a spray bottle with half water/half Lottabody setting lotion. I spray 2-3 squirts onto the section as well. Then twist and pin with a bobby pin to hold it in place.

Once I'm done, if it's close to bedtime I'll sit under the dryer for an hour so that it isn't too wet when I go to bed. Otherwise, I let it air dry overnight. In the morning, I untwist and style - in this case I styled my hair into a puff. It's very easy and lasts all week before I wash and retwist again. I usually don't retwist my hair EVERY night, maybe every 2-3 nights depending on how much definition is lost, and I sleep with a hair bonnet on.

That's it!! Very easy and once you've done it enough, twisting takes NO time at all!!


Stefanie said...

You look gorgeous girl!

KeetaRay said...

Thank you so much, Stefanie!!