Midweek Waves

Now I’d label this a beginner’s style. Not based on complexity, but more about duration. That’s how I judge most of my styles now; “How long am I gonna pull through this?” It might sound a bit morbid, but I really think the biggest thing on a naturalist’s mind, when doing their own hair, is deciding to do the damn thing. Let me just say, decide from the start because once you begin, you won’t get the luxury to “call quits.”

This style has become my quick fix when, at last minute, I remember I have somewhere to go. Whether on just washed or dry hair, this style will have you modeling out while people dream about what their hair can do (P.S. All black folks hair can do it).

I call it the midweek waves, because that’s how soon you’ll be getting them (oh the corny); but fun and joke aside you are simply combining your two strain twists with bantu knots.

What You’ll Need

What’s Next

So first on the list are Two Strand Twists a.k.a “plait yu head”. I’d recommend making each twist medium to large. Not too small, that it looks like micro braids, but not too big that you miss out on curl definition. Breanna Rutter’s channel is “The Natural Hair Bible”  for “How To Styles” on black hair.

Oh did I mention make them tight?

Next up bantu knots. These are simple enough to achieve. You are literally taking those same twists and twining them into a knob on your head. You may even say you are wrapping it on itself.

In the past I’d normally use one of those small black elastics to hold it in place, but since this style is really for a next day (or later this evening) unravel, you really don’t need to be “thorough” about it. Just ensure that your knot holds in place by wrapping it tightly and cleanly at the base of your twist.

Yup, wrap around

Now for the big step, GO TO BED or make some seasoned rice; I won’t judge how you make that free time. That’s pretty much it. Once you’ve figured out how to do those two styles individually, you’ve more than finished the step. Remember what I said earlier lovelies, your only concern would be how long it takes.

 

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Specials Moments

So for the most part I have been pretty relaxed about my hair routine. It isn’t the best of practises, but I’m happy to say lengths where achieved. So as a little pat on the back, I thought I’d take on an old style that would normally have me running, The Chunky Flat Twist-out. It really isn’t hard to do… it just gets tiresome keeping your hands up.

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Now let me confess, there was another reason why you see me dolled up and ready to try this style. It was just around the time of me taking my University graduation photos and I stilled believed in the DIY nature of hairstyling. Oh, I have no bias against beauticians; It’s just sometimes what I want and what Mr. monopoly wants are on two separate wave-lengths.

As well, the energy to spoil myself really went straight into the make-up. You see, when a lady’s big moment comes calling, nothing short of empress-level glamour will satisfy the desire to impress.t.

I highly recommend this style if you want the curly or wavy 50’s Hollywood glamour. Yes! I said it. Glamour with natural hair. It is certainly a “proud chest puffing” style to have.

In the future I promise to give a full tutorial about what I did, but for now I’d like to tell you what to look out for.

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Chunky Flat Twist-Out

  1. Shows much better curl definitions when compared to a normal twist-out.
  2. Moisture is your friend, but the Eco Styler gel, or a product of similar texture, will be your best friend.
  3. It gets faster the more you do it.
  4. Section your parts. Don’t try to get everything done in one length.