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Workday Low-Maintentance, Low-Manipulation Hair: Side Twistout Updo

Spending all day on my hair? Ain’t nobody got time for that!!

I know some girls spend a lot of time detangling and smoothing out their kinks. The number thing I don’t worry about is texture. First-day twistout hair for me is always the kinkiest with hardly any length. As I retwist throughout the week the hair will continue to stretch and become less kinky over time. I’m big fan of just learning to work with your texture. This style was achieved after I washed and conditioned it. Part of my detangling process is to put my hair medium to large twists. I left the back in twists and flat-twisted then up and pinned then down at the top with a bobby pin. I only took down the twists in front and swept the hair up and over to the side (my signature move…lol) and secured it with a hair pin.

Day 2
That night, I moisturized and retwisted with moisture cream. The next day, instead of wearing my hair out, I left the twists in the back pinned up. Then I retwisted the twists in front and secured then with a bobby pin over to the side. Any stray pieces were tucked in.

My hair is so kinky, people often think I have locs…lol (Love my naps…)

Easy breezy style. I think I will moisturize the back and retwist and keep the back twists pinned up and just continue to wear it out or twisted in the front until time for my next wash.

  What do you think? Tell us about it in the comments below.


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Fly Natural Hair Daily: Side Twist + Roll up Protective Style

I’m so impressed with the way our sisters create inventive ways of styling that are both chic and practical. This is one that I would do after a fresh blowout or with an old twist-out. The hair is parted and slicked back on one side. The other side is beautifully smoothed down into a loose flat twist that hangs down over her face and swings around to the back. The hair is then gathered in the back, rolled and pinned up into a bun. This a great DIY, protective style. All the end are tucked away nicely. Way to go!
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Great Low Maintenance Style: Pompadour/Bang Bun Updo

I often talk about this blog about how I have no time to fuss with my hair. I tend to stick with low manipulation styles that last a long time. This week, I’m wearing my hair in a pompadour and bun updo style. It is cute, extremely easy to do and maintain. These pics are from a friend’s birthday party I went to over the weekend. Here are a few tips on how I achieved this style.

1. I work with hair that has already been stretched either from a blowout, twistout or other method.

2. Next, I take about a third of my hair in the front to make a bang. Then secure it out of the way with a hair clip or scrunchy.

3. My hair was a little dry so I moisturized it by lightly spritzing with a detangling spray. Then I smoothed in some hair milk. Be sure to separate the hair so that you get good coverage throughout that section. Use sparingly. Making the hair too wet will cause more shrinkage. (You will get some shrinkage by moisturizing, but it’s worth it for the sake of your hair.). Lastly, I sealed in moisture with coconut oil (use oil of choice).

4. Use the oil to smooth out the hair with your hands from root to end. Gather the hair into a ponytail or puff atop your head. Secure with a hair tie or ouchless headband. I prefer to use a headband and double-loop it for a tighter hold that doesn’t hurt. I find it to be the best solution for gathering a whole bunch a kinky or thick hair.

5. Make a bun by separating the puff into two sides. Start with one side, and roll the hair down and around and secure with hair pins. Be sure to cover the headhand with your hair. I don’t worry about making a perfect bun…remember I have no time to fuss with my hair.

6. Repeat steps 3 and 4 on the front section. Finger-roll the bang/pompadour by clamping the end of your hair with your index and middle finger. Use your other index finger to roll the hair under. Secure with hair pins. I used to use this technique back in the day as a little girl to make bangs.

7. For an added touch, I tied a pretty scarf around my head and made a bow on top.

Hope you enjoy this style as much as I do. Let know if you have done it or plan to do it in the comment section or on our Facebook page.