It’s week 21 of my protective style challenge. As I mentioned last week, I’ve decided to go back into a longer term protective style after a weeks break. This one should last me 3 weeks, till the end of June and then I’ll probably do another long term style to last until the end of July when the dry weather dissipates.
Over the weekend I washed and conditioned my hair with henna. I decided that this time I would try a flat twist updo but in typical Mwanabibi fashion it’s not as put together as it could be. I started out attempting smaller flat twists but I’m just not patient enough and in the end I settled for what I’m used to. The flat twists are chunky and I used the same method to twist my hair as I did in week 16.
To achieve this look I parted my hair into three sections. Two sections on each side to flat twits up ward and two strand twists down the middle. I plaited 4 flat twists on each side.
This week I’ve pinned all the twists up.
Pin the ends of each flat twists across to the other side of your head so that they are tight enough to look neat.
Separate the two strand twists into two sections. Take the back section and pin the twists at the crown. Create a pompadour with the twists at the front, playing around with them to create your desired shape.
I will attempt to style the hair a different way for the next 2 weeks before I take this style down.