Last week I decided to start a low manipulation, protective style challenge to improve length retention as well as my styling skills. I started with quite an easy hairstyle and it’s fair to say I’m easing myself into this because this week is another simple style. The idea is to have a protective style in my hair 5 days out of every 7.
I undid my hair on Friday evening, had an updo on Saturday and conditioned on Sunday, plaiting 4 big braids to keep the hair stretched after sealing with my Mafura Butter.
I don’t use heat to stretch my hair and apart from getting rid of any lines when I have a twist out or braid out, I don’t use combs either. I find that this helps with my length retention.
Now for this weeks style.
Step 1: Part the hair three ways. The two sections on either side of your hair should be equal and the section at the front will be a sort of U shape. I’m not the kind to be really bothered about straight lines but if you are then you’ll want to use a comb for the partings.
Step 2: Flat twist the two big sections upwards.
Step 3: Twist the front U section. You can have small twists or fairly large ones like I did. The twists do not have to be even.
Step 4: Pin the twists as well as the ends of the two flat twists down to create a textured pompadour. Play around with the hair to get the desired effect.
I will tie my satin scarf on my hair every night for bed and spritz with water and honey to re-moisturise if it feels dry during the week.