TODAY'S HAIRSTYLE

When I newly went natural, I thought that protective styles had to look like...
  
this....                       ......this
  
......this                                  ....or this. 
But now that I have bigger hair and less time on my hands, sitting down once every month -for 6hours or more - is becoming inconvenient.
Yesterday, I woke up with dull looking hair and was in no mood for head wraps or mini twists. Buns were also out of the question but I knew that I had to do something with the mane.  So I sat in front of the mirror, moved my hair from side to side and came up with what you see below. I did one didi plait (french braid) at the back and tucked the end into the braid. I then made little box sections, smoothed the roots with a gel made by Natural Nigerian and then twisted. After I was done with that, I used the same gel and a brush to smooth down my hair, pinned down the twists and tied a satin scarf. Some minutes later, I took it off and out I went.


  My friend thought I had taken a scissors to my hair again :)

How much time did it take me to style my hair? 40mins! Win!
What you see in the picture above is my hair after running around under the sun in very humid weather (Abeg where that sun wey commot for Abuja come from yesterday? Chei!)My hair still looks neat and I plan on carrying it for 3 more days.

Here is  another simple style I did for my little sister some time ago. If I can't think of something new, I'll be wearing this next week.
  
 

Anyone care to share some simple styles with us? Send pictures to eskinks@gmail.com or give me a description in the comment box below. It'll be fun trying to re-create what I can't see.

14 comments:

  1. Beautiful easy styles to do! Unfortunately my hair is under a crochet weave so can't try them out soon.
    Hmm...if you're on IG, @protectivestyles has beautiful simple hairstyles you could try out too. :)

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    1. Thank Hadassah! Sadly I'm not on instagram but thank you for sharing.

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  2. Beautiful! You really have gorgeous hair.

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  3. Love the style! It's pretty simple and very neat.
    Did you need to use a gel? When I try twisting my (Short) hair, it just isn't as neat. Not smooth even from the beginning so I wonder what the problem is. Maybe my technique? Does twisting damp or dry make a difference?

    Can't wait for my hair to be longer because styling the twa is a bit of a drag for me. I don't really like bows and hair flowers and them accessories. The plain fro looks better than all of them. Any suggestions on how to style would be very much appreciated :D


    You don't have to be on insta to view insta pages. You can view them on the web-
    http://instagram.com/protectivestyles# :)

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    1. Thank you AB. Yes, I used Natural Nigerian's light gel. Hmm...have you tried smoothing your hair while twisting it? That makes all the difference. Twisting wet/dry hair while smoothing it leaves your hair looking neat. if you aren't very good at this, you can thread your dry hair a day before twisting. Threading stretches and smoothes the hair. Having 'neat' looking hair starts from washday. Smooth while applying your sealant and leave -in before braiding.
      Hmm....styles for TWA's...can you send a mail to me at eskinks@gmail.com. I will like to see your hair length so we can talk more about styling. Thanks for sharing AB.
      I look forward to hearing from you.
      Bless!

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  4. you too are coming out of your "lagbaja" mode? Beautiful style! I remember the alst two styles. u said when you first went newly natural or you mean when you started blogging about it? cus your length doesnt look like someone who just went natural.
    as for simple hairstyles, I've got a bunch of them under "Mane Styles" on my blog (themanecaptain.blogspot.ca).
    Pintrest also has great styles, just put in the keyword in the search bar and you'll see loads

    btw, do you braid tight? your sis scalp looks very pulled/bumpy.

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    1. Hi ManeCaptain!,
      Lol at lagbaja mode. Thanks for the compliments. No, I meant what I said. I just don't have that many styles showing my short natural hair. When I went natural I thought that protective styles had to be small-small dee-dee or braids, but now i know differently.As long as my ends are tucked in, I'm good to go. I will look up your blog cause I need all the inspiration I can get.
      To your last question, I'm not so sure about that. I guess it is the picture cause my sister would be very vocal about the pain. Little sisters aren't so forgiving:)

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  5. I love the hairstyle. Can't wait to grow out my not-so-teeny-weeny afro! Your hair looks really sleek.welldone

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    1. Thank you Darkchildlovethyhair:) Like CuteStrand said, you will get there in time. Just try enjoying each phase of your journey because long hair comes with its responsibilities too.

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  6. I love your hair Natmane, you inspire me.

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    1. Thank you for your kind words CuteStrands! (^_^ )

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  7. Oh la la! I love your hair!! Who says natural aint beautiful?! I am in ABJ, never knew there is a Natural Hair community going on in ABJ!...lol...I was only looking for where to get my Herbal Essences shampoo when I stumbled on your blog. This is cute! I am 6 years natural, and about 6 months on twists. And I need to tell you, since I started natural styles and twists and all, my hair has stopped shedding at such alarming rate, started growing, shines more, and is becoming full. In fact, I don't know what is called Dandruff again...lol! I cant wait to get my hair length like yours and style like you do! :D

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