A few weeks ago, we had a Natural Spotlight featuring our new contributor, Sibongile. In that post, she had a great hairstyle which I immediately fell in love with and simply had to try.
So, this is my first attempt at a turban tie, which I decided to do on a twist out:
|I had to tie it twice and quite tightly to get it to stay on|
1. The night before my twist out, I sprayed my moisturising spritz (water, aloe vera juice, natural oil), oiled the ends and then covered it with a satin scarf and slept. 2. In the morning, I put a few drops of oil on my hands before undoing the twists, starting from the ends. 3. I tied the back of my hair in a loose ponytail. This was so I wouldn’t have a big bump from a high and tight ponytail. 4. Then I wore a satin scarf over the part of my head that would be covered with a cotton scarf. This was to protect my hair from the drying effects of the cotton. 5. I tied the scarf using the turban method in this video from Naptural85:
|Extra vanity shot of me experimenting with a self portrait in the mirror|
1. As noted by Sibongile in her post, you don’t have to take down all the twists, braids or fikuti in your hair to do this. I did because I knew I wouldn’t have time the next day, based on the style I was going to do after the turban tie. I was just planning ahead. 2. I NEVER and I repeat never put wool directly onto my hair. Sometimes, I will wear a cotton duku (head wrap) if I have over oiled my hair and need to get it off quickly. This works because cotton sucks/absorbs a lot of the moisture (or grease in my case) from the hair. I will usually wear a satin scarf, durag or bonnet underneath any form of duku, beret, beanie or hat of any kind, especially if I am going to wear it the whole day. Even when working out with a bandana, I will have a satin durag underneath (but this is more because cotton does not work for me in minimising frizz). Also, I don’t think it is necessary for everyone to be as particular as I am about this, but this is a practice based on my own experience that works for me. Plus, I have so many satin scarves and durags and bonnets for the various occasions and hair styles that it works for me.
|Hairspiration – Sibongile’s Original Turban Tie|
Would love to have natural hair. Question is. How do I convert to natural hair from treated without cutting everything off.
You can do what is calling transitioning. It is simply stopping any chemical straightener applications and allowing the relaxed/treated/permed ends to be grown out. As your new growth comes in, the ends are gradually trimmed off. If you have anymore questions, feel free to ask 🙂
Thanks for this. I needed some inspiration.
You’re welcome In’utu