Tuesday, January 19, 2010

After the Mini Twists...

I have some new followers!! Thanks so much :-)

OK so I have taken out my mini-twists, and actually loved the twist-out so much that I wore it for 3 days before washing and Deep conditioning it today. I will post about today's style later :-)

Here are a few pics from when I took the twists down. I loved it! (On the last day - today - I wore it in a puff due to frizziness at the front and back! That's the 1st pic)

***OH! And I am wearing the yellow feathers b/c I was in New Orleans at a party with a Mardi Gras theme! LOL Before you even ask ;-)

Thursday, January 7, 2010

The Coil Review's 2010 Commercial!

I love The Coil Review and signed up a few months back. Take a look at their latest commercial. I LOVE being a part of the natural hair community :-)

The Coil Review 2010 New Year's Web Commercial from The Coil Review on Vimeo.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Mini Twist Instructions

Hi, Everyone! First, I'd like to welcome my new followers!! :) Thank you!

Well, if you follow me on Twitter, you know I promised you all instructions on how I did my mini twists this past Saturday. I will post all the details with pics below :)

I washed my hair with Mixed Chicks Shampoo, Deep Conditioned with Aubrey Organics White Camellia Conditioner, and then rinsed that out and applied Herbal Essence Totally Twisted. I rinsed my hair again, applied Kinky Curly Knot Today Leave-In, and sectioned my hair into 4 sections (2 on each side). I blow-dried my hair on LOW heat. I didn't make it fully dry, only about 80% so that I didn't have shrinkage with my twists.

Now for the actual twists. These are your everyday 2-strand twists, but I made them a lot smaller than usual. The ONLY product I used to twist my hair was my mix of unrefined shea butter and coconut oil. What I do is put about 70% shea butter and 30% coconut oil in a container, heat it slightly in the microwave to melt it a little and mix it up until I get a creamy texture. Whenever I say "shea butter/coconut oil mix", that's it. I didn't use a comb to part my hair, just my fingers. I started from the back and worked my way to the top. Start off by grabbing a section, maybe about a 1-2 inch section of hair. Pin the rest of your up and out of the way. Within that small section, using your fingers grab a small amount of hair to twist. Apply the shea butter/coconut oil mix to those strands and once you've applied it, start your twist. Get as close to the roots as possible. When you get to the end, you can twirl it with your fingers - they don't unravel. Keep doing this until you're done, and that's it! These twists took me 4 hours and 10 minutes to complete. I'm very happy with the end result and plan on keeping these in for 2 weeks, at least.

To preserve the style at night, I just sleep with a satin bonnet. Low-maintenance, protective style. If you have additional questions, feel free to ask!

Pics below:

Today, 1/6/2010

Day 1

Starting my twists on blow-dried hair, 1/2/2010