One of the biggest challenges I’ve faced since embarking upon this natural hair journey has been managing both my hair AND my daughter’s hair. She detangles, washes and takes down her own hair, but the twisting, braiding and rolling have been my job. More later on how we’re going to change that up!
Any who – after spending a couple of hours twisting my daughter’s hair, I felt completely exhausted – but I still had to do my own. It was about 2:30pm and I had to be at an event by 6:30pm – so I just stared blankly in the mirror at myself and my wet hair having absolutely NO idea how I would style it.
Until…..I thought about doing a few flat twists in my own hair and securing the ends with flexirods! Winning!!!!!
Here’s what I did:
- Placed a side part in my hair exactly where I wanted to wear it for the day.
- Applied Kinky Curly Knot Today throughout hair.
- Created 3 sections in my hair. (two sections in the front divided by my part, one large section in the back.)
- Divided the front side of my hair (the one with the least amount from hair on the side part) into 2 sections (one section should be on top, the other should be on the bottom.)
- Clipped the top section out of the way, applied Elentee Soy Organics Twist and Lock gel (use what ever works for you) then flat twisted the bottom section until I reached the last 1.5 – 2 inches of hair. The last 1.5 – 2 inches should be left loose/combed.
- Grabbed a flexi rod and began curling my hair around it, starting at the end of the hair and wrapping the hair around the flexi rod until I reached the base of the flat twist. Secured it. Repeated on the top section.
- Repeated steps 4-6 on each section until all hair had been twisted and rolled. Tip: On the other front section I made 3 Flat Twists and a total of 8 flat twists on the back section.
- Due to time constraints I sat under a hooded dryer for about 45 – 1hr, but typically I let my hair air dry overnight.
- Took out the flexi rods then worked a blend of coconut oil, castor oil, almond oil, EVOO and avocado oil through my hair by pouring in into the palms of my hands and applying it to each twist.
- With coconut oil my finger tips I unwound each twist. You shouldn’t have to separate because flat twisting actually naturally separates each piece nicely as you take them down.
- Finger fluffed and pulled fingers through hair from scalp toward the ends as I styled to achieve the shape and volume desired. NOTE: Be sure not to pull fingers all the way through hair to the ends of your curls, other wise you will cause them to frizz. Stop an inch or two before you reach the ends of your hair.
- Shake and go! 🙂
If you try this style, please let me know! I’d LOVE to hear how it works out for you!
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