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!!