Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays first and foremost!
Alex here with a highly requested tutorial on my totally twisted holiday curly afro I posted on IG recently. Now I don’t normally blog or make videos like my sissies, but I thought I would take a shot at a blog post tutorial for this style because of the great feedback I received about it. Thank you so much guys!
I attained this style by using the following items/products:
-Cantu Moisturizing Twist & Lock Gel (First time using this product, but I found it provided a waxy feel that held the twist and curls well for my hair)
-Shea Moisture Curl Enhancing Smoothie (Always great for a little added moisture)
-Small Bendy Foam Rollers (Found them super cheap on Ebay)
-A Hair Pick
I wanted a different look for a normal twistout or flat twist that I normally do, so I decided to add a different dimension to it by implementing the foam rollers. I started off with freshly washed and detangled hair. Because I wanted my hair to be stretched, I opted to blow dry it out on a low heat setting with Fantasia Heat Protector Straightening Serum to elongate my strands.
From there, as though I was simply doing twists, I applied a small amount of each product to a small section of my hair and did two strand twists. You don’t want to oversaturate your hair with product or else you may lose some of the stretch from blowing outyour hair. For best definition, small to medium sized twists are preferred.
After I twisted my entire head with small twists, I used the small foam rollers to create the spiral effect. It’s important that for this step, you roll the ends of your twists around the roller completely to have the spiraled curled rounded ends. I rolled my twist tight because I wanted a tighter coil. Feel free to adjust this portion, or even try it on flat twist ends. I think that would give a great rounded curly fro look too!
Here’s how crazy I looked with all of the foam rollers in my head :p
After letting my twists and foam rollers sit for about 9-12hrs (or overnight, I sleep for a while on break lol) I took them out, and untwisted all of my twists. This is where the fun begins…Start separating your twists into about three pieces each, and use the pick to fluff it up and add volume where needed. The pick is vital in boosting your hair and making it more full. I opted for a rounded afro look and channeled Little Orphan Annie. Check out my results:
Feel free to adjust the products and steps that I took for this style that work best for YOU! I feel like I stumbled upon this style, but it seems to work out well and I absolutely love it! I hope you guys try it and like it as well. Happy Holidays!
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