15 Days, 15 Styles : Day 5

Trying to keep up with a styling challenge means that you have to try something different every day. Ordinarily I would have maintained my twist out for a couple more days, but instead I transitioned into a curly updo. Bear in mind that I didn’t wash my hair at all during the 15 days, I just moisturised and spritzed. I also made sure that I didn’t use heavy oils or butters which would lead to product build-up and limp hair.

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Day 5 – Curly updo. I love my earrings

Curly Updo

On the night of day 4 (which was a Wednesday), I spritzed and sealed my hair and made medium sized twists all over my head. The idea was to remove some of the textured look from the twist out, but achieve curled ends. I was able to do this with lots of spritzing as the water caused enough shrinkage to get rid of some of the definition. This is how I was able to transition to a more curly look. You can also achieve greater curl by bantu knotting the ends. I also had my Day 6 style in mind and so needed to stretch my hair in order to prepare it for that style. Back to Day 5.

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Day 5 – Curly updo (back view)

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Day 5 – Curly updo. This was a good hair day. lol

Because I only really had definition on the ends, I pinned the hair up at the back and sides and let it fall. If your hair is shorter and denser, it is probably going to stand up much more than mine did. This is about knowing your hair and your head. Mine is quite fine in texture and medium in terms of density so it will always flop down unless in a really shrunken state. This can be frustrating.

Day 5 - Curly updo (top view) In this picture you can see the twist out definition much more clearly. It is also evident that only the ends are curled

Day 5 – Curly updo (top view) In this picture you can see the twist out definition much more clearly. It is also evident that only the ends are curled

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Day 5 – Curly Updo

This simple style is also a good way to rescue tired curls or twists or any style. I find that natural hair styling is partly about inspiration, but mostly about experimenting with what works or with what you have at the time.

This is how I wore my hair over 15 consecutive days. it was actually 16, but the App would only allow me to upload 15 pictures.

15 Days, 15 Styles – Day 5

Read the introductory post to this series here. Read styles for Day 1 & 2 here. Read styles for Day 3 & 4 here.

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