Sunday, September 12, 2010

Cornrows & Three Strand Twists


This is a very easy and fast style to do and will last about a week which is perfect for school. Since she has quite a lot of damage on the top part of her head, I try to keep that part mostly braided or in cornrows.

How to achieve this look:

  1. When styling hair always start with freshly washed, detangled and moisturized hair. For a moisturizer, I'm making my own at the moment with a mix of Avocado Oil, Hello Hydration Conditioner and drinking water.
  2. Part the hair from ear to ear. Pull the back hair into a ponytail to get it out of your way so you can start working on the top hair.
  3. Start parting the hair to get ready to cornrow. I am still not perfect at it since I only learned how to cornrow in May 2010. If you don't know how to cornrow, visit this site here. This, with a few youTube videos made it pretty easy to learn.
  4. You want to make about 4 or 5 cornrows at the top. I parted mine a bit slanted.
  5. Once you finish the top cornrows, start parting the hair in small boxes and use rubber bands for each section that you want to twist. You can do 2 strand twists, or 3 strand twists. In this tutorial I did the 3 strand. For 3 strand twists, separate the hair in 3 equal pieces, hold 2 of those pieces with your left hand and 1 piece with your right. Now all you have to do is take the right piece over the left piece and place it on the far left. Now the one that used to be in the middle will be on your right. Repeat the step and take the right piece and place it over the left piece and place it on the far left. I hope this makes sense.
  6. ***Note: If you want to twist the hair in the back for the purpose of having a twist out curly look, I recommend not to use rubber bands and not part the hair in boxes, rather, just grab an equal amount of hair and start twisting. This is what I did in this tutorial.
  7. I spritz with a lavender spritz after I'm finished styling. Add some cute hair accessories and you are all done!

This is the finished look. I took the twists out after a few hours.

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