It’s week 5 of my low manipulation, protective style challenge and I’m really embracing the low manipulation aspect of it. This week I opted for a high bun with flat twists. The look was inspired by a hairstyle that Teyonah Parris wore on the red carpet.
I did a moisturising deep conditioning treatment over the weekend, twisting the hair after applying leave in conditioner, mafura butter and my homemade flaxseed gel. I had 16 twists in my hair which I unravelled this morning keeping the definition for a more textured look.
Step 1: Part the hair in two with a small U shaped bang section at the front.
Step 2: Tie the back into a high puff. I used a band made from a pair of old stockings. It stretches easily and is not too tight for my edges.
Step 3: Section the front into two parts and plait two very loose flat twists pinning them both to the side.
Step 4: Create a bun by pinning large sections of the hair in the puff to the band. I pinned outward rather than inward and wasn’t particular about creating a neat shape because I wanted more of a messy look.
That’s it. Really simple. I will tie a satin scarf every night for bed during the week and spritz when necessary.