I am a huge fan of conditioning. I feel that conditioning your hair is one of the most vital steps in hair care. Even though I have dread locks I still feel that I must condition my hair. Dread Locks are still suseptible to breakage just as loose hair is.
My hairstyle is the definition of simple! I sliced my thumb open while cooking and had to get stitches so I literally did this style with one hand.
- I first did a co-wash with the herbal almond shampoo.
- While my hair was still damp I applied curly twist out milk to my hair in sections and combed through with my fingers, detangling as I went along.
- Once I applied the curly twist out milk to the large sections and detangled, I twisted each section and Bantu knotted the twists. I did the twist a bit loose.
- Finally I allowed them to air dry, over night and took out the Bantu’s for a curly look. I used a bit of Herbal Styling gel on the edges and throughout to hold the style. I did a tuck and roll twist in the frontal section (Optional).
ANNM: Challenge 3
With challenge 3, the style that I chose to display is the twisted knot set, with a tropical twist. Shorter hair can sometimes leave us feeling as though we have less options in styling diversity. This causes a need to be creative. With shorter hair, this is where hair accessories and creativity come into play. This is a style that even those of us with short hair can wear.
This style is very easy to achieve. It is one that can be accomplished from right at home with the appropriate products to aid. Below you will find the outlined steps taken as well as products used to help achieve the look that you see modeled in the photos.
Your hair can become easier to manage and look beautiful without much effort at all! That is why picking the best products are so important for gorgeous AND healthy hair. Here are the steps I took to achieve this wonderful Twist Out look.
1. First you want to start with a clean slate by removing all product build up and toxins from your hair. I co-washed with Going Natural’s “Detox Conditioner”.
2. After rinsing, I squeezed out the water and applied “No More Knots” Detangler to my hair, let it sit for a few seconds to soften the hair, separate hair into four sections and then use a wide tooth comb to gently detangle from the ends up.
3. After detangling, I divided my hair into sections, applied the “Curly Twist Out Hair Milk” and combed it through. I then two strand twisted each section until all of my hair was complete! Last, but not least, I let my hair air dry.
4. Finally after my hair was completely dry, I carefully took my twists apart and separated them until my hair grew big and full. I used the “Herbal Styling Gel” to help tame my edges and enhance the curls around my hairline.
And that’s that, Picture Perfect hair… even in the water!! Mahalo 🙂
Going Natural Products Make Creativity Easy!!!
The Going Natural line of produts is just what the hair doctor ordered! It will bring your hair to life. By being up to the challenge a style was born that could be done at home using the Going Natural hair product line.
“Bantu knot out, updo”
The easy steps involved in creating this look are……
- Begin by creating medium/small bantu knots on damp moisturized hair all over the head using the Herbal Styling Gel.
- After hair is completely dry, gently unravel the bantu knots using a small amount of the Pure Argan Oil for sheen.
- Using hair pins, pin loose bantu knots on one preferred side of choice and back of head in an upward fashion towards the crown of the head leaving the front and chosen side unraveled and curly.
- Separate remaining loose bantu knots at top of head and side to create volume and you’re done!
For this shoot I was inspired by the beautiful natural atmosphere of Nature. I styled my hair in a unique style that makes a statement for any occasion.
- Apply the Curly Twist Out Hair Milk to clean hair and plait the hair into 2 plaits.
- When 80% dry, gently comb the hair out with a wide-toothed comb.
- Part the hair into three sections and secure the sections with scrunchies.
- Use bobby pins to pin the sections into buns and touch up any frizzy sections with Herbal Style Gel.
This was a difficult challenge for me because I live in Oklahoma where it is currently 40 degrees so it was hard to imagine beach waves and colorful flowers. Sorry, no beach waves, or colorful flowers for me. So I had to think of a way to demonstrate waves and flowers in my hair. The style I came up with is a slicked back bun, where the bun is shaped into a flower. The beach waves would be the waves that kinky hair makes when slicked back, and the flower would be the multi-layered bun.