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.
Like you, I want to also start blow drying my hair before I do a twistout. Currently, I use Nairobi setting lotion on wet hair before doing twists. (I took your suggestion about Nairobi and love it). Do you also use Nairobi setting lotion on your hair since it's almost dry? If you don't use Nairobi what type of styler do you use before twisting your blow dried hair? By the way I'm a big fan of your blog.
Hi Tony! I do use a small amount of the Nairobi wrapping lotion after I blow dry my hair. It helps the twists to set and adds a little moisture back into the hair and creates that bouncy feel when your take the twists down. You can use any type of styler here but I would stick to the Nairobi. Thank you so much for checking my blog out! I really appreciate it 🙂