If you’re anything like me then you hate doing your hair multiple times a week and despise wash day! I’ve been natural for about 6 years and the anticipation of wanting to do my hair a lot has worn of tremendously. I now appreciate low maintenance styles. Here are some tips and tricks I’ve been using recently that saves me a ton of time when doing my hair and also keeps me from having to do my hair multiple times a week.
1. Blow out twist out
I now, for the most part, do my twist out on dry hair. So, my routine now goes a little something like this: shampooing and conditioning, then doing a rough blow dry to my hair. Once dried, I section my hair and begin to flat twist in medium to large pieces (about 6 to 7 twists total). I lightly spritz my hair with water before applying my styling product and then sit under the dryer for about 30 minutes to set it. When I take this style down the next day my curls are elongated, defined and fluffy! I usually can wear my hair out for a few days until the curls begin to lose a little life.
When my curls from the dry twist out begin to lose definition, I like to do up do’s or utilize a banana clip to get me through the week. I’ll sometimes do a twist and roll or a braid in the front and let the hair out in the back. Something like the below :
3. New take on the high bun
Sometimes buns can get stale in the winter and to spice it up a bit, I’ve been using my banana clip and doing a reverse flat twist on the hair that’s left out to do a bun. It’s fun and looks a little different from the traditional bun. This style usually gets my though a couple days as well.
All in all, I try my best to not over do it with my hair anymore. I love the versatility of being natural but sometimes not all the maintenance that comes along with it. These are some ways that I cut corners and keep my hair looking relatively fly throughout the week--hope this list helps someone out there looking to change up their regimen a bit!
How do you maintain your hair through the week? What’s your go to style? Let me know below!