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Super Sexy Coiled Mohawk


If you have short to medium length natural hair this is the perfect style for you. The sides of the hair are flat-twisted up into a very small curved pattern. The top and back are finger-coiled. You could alternate this look with comb twists or mini two-strand twists. This is not really a DIY style unless you have a few hours to spare, and are extremely patient. This is definitely a must try.
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Fly Natural Hair Daily: Coil Flat Twists and Bantu Knots


A beautiful mix of coil flat twist and bantu knots. This is a perfect style for short hair or as a transitioning natural hair style

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Mini Dry-Twists/ Kinky Twists Using Life Organics Hair Souffle

I was recently chatting with another naturalista about her hair. She had the cutest mini dry-twists/kinky twists (no weave). I asked her did she do them herself and her response was, “Oh, nooooo…I can’t do them on my own head. I don’t have the patience.” I replied, “Oh man, I do that to my hair all the time!”  Seriously, I do. It is the best way for me to give my hair and myself a break from styling (protective styling) and I am happy to say that my hair is in hibernation for the next three weeks! I absolutely love this style! They so versatile. I can pin them back, curl them or whatever. Nonetheless, it did take me an estimated 8 hours to do (with interruption). Here are some tips on achieving this style and a mini review on the product I used.

1. I wash and conditioned my hair. For added length, I stretched the hair with the blow dryer and comb attachment. I conditioned my hair with hair milk and applied oil spray before adding heat. I left the hair poofy and frizzy on the ends. I find that doing it this way adds to the “kinky twist” look. The “kinkyness” also helps to hold the twist together.
Disclaimer: I do not recommend constantly blowing out the hair to get more length because this causes breakage. Every once in a while is okay. I have to admit, I can be a bit of a “length junkie,” not acknowledging that my addiction to length could be counterproductive to me retaining the length that I desire. (Note: This blog is about transparency and being real.)


before

2. Starting at the nape of the neck, I make a part with my rattail comb all the way across about 1/4″ high. To save time, I don’t use a comb to make the individual twist. Separating with my fingers, I make the twist between 1/8″ to 1/4″ thick.

3. Of course, I’m curled up on the couch. I have a handheld mirror, only to check the width of hair in my hand before I twist each twist to make sure that I an being relatively consistent. (Note: Not all the twist are the same width. It doesn’t look bad because the difference is not extreme. Don’t obsess over perfection or you may go crazy. lol)

after

4. To twist, I placed a finger-full of LifeOrganics Hair Souffle from root to end and then proceeded to twist. I absolutely love this stuff. It’s loaded with shea butter and essential oils and smells good enough to eat! The consistency is stiff, (and not gloppy or jell)y which holds the hair together well without build up or hardness. It glides on smooth between your hair and your fingers which helps you to twist faster.

5. And, that’s basically it. You will want to pay attention to how you part the hair in the front so that your twists will fall where you want them. The hardest part is patiently twisting until the entire head is done (and not cheating by adding twists that are too big because you didn’t feel like parting that section into four pieces instead of just two…lol) Lastly, I’m careful about how I tie my hair at night so that all the twists lie flat and I’m not looking crazy in the morning with twists going every which way.

Tell us, have you done or plan to do this style?

Product Review: Jamaican Mango & Lime Transitions Naturals Coiling Creme Pudding

Okay. I must start by saying that I am reluctant to do the this product review because when I first tried the product, I ABSOLUTELY HATED IT. (I probably lost a potential sponsor right there…) Anyway, how I found out about this product, was that I just happened to be browsing the hair product aisle at Target when low and behold a natural hair product for only $6.99 caught my eye. “$6.99!!! Are you kidding me?,” I thought to myself, as the euphoria of cheapness overwhelmed my body and mind. If the price doesn’t get you, the smell will because this product smells heavenly!

My first mistake using this product was that I did not read and comprehend the instructions. The front of the product says “curl definition”. I had an image in my mind of these gloriously defined coils. So, I slathered the product throughout my wet hair, attempting to do a wash and go style, and you know what happened? It dried into this humongous poof on top of my head. Now, anyone who knows me, knows that I love my afro, but this was not the look I was going for. In their defense, I probably should have taken heed to the directions where it says to section the hair and begin coiling, then let it set under the dryer or let air dry. (I’m assuming they mean you should use this product to do coil/comb twists or coil/finger twists and coil twistouts–which I might try.)

So, I decided to give Jamaican Mango & Lime Transition Naturals Coiling Creme Pudding another try. This time I thought, “maybe it will work on a two-strand twistout?” Um, no. Sorry honey, try again…It was quite possibly the ugliest twistout I have ever done. Poofy, no curl definition, nothing. However, even after all that, I still have one good thing to say about this product:

IT MAKES MY AFRO LOOK FABULOUS. It’s soft, coily and fluffy and it smells divine. Another thing I liked, was that the creme is not caky and goes on smooth. So, your hair is not all white with product and you don’t have to wait for it to dry. Just a disclaimer: Every one’s hair is different and you may get different results. It goes to show that reading is fundamental…lol. Use products as directed. Try this product out…it’s only $6.99.