Monday, October 10, 2011

How Does It Look - 10/10/11 Protective Style Challenge

  Hi There and Happy Monday.  I have been doing my hair since 11am this morning and just finished at 630pm.  That really is not that bad although I have a small area in my crown that is incomplete because I ran out of the marley hair.

I decided this week to do my normal wash routine except that I slept with my deep conditioner in my hair and prepoo'd for about 7 hours.  I bought some Marley braid hair to try my hand at some marley kinky twists.  When I started I had no idea what I was getting in to but I continued none the less.  Well first of all I should have split the hair in half because these individual twists are alot heavier than I would have expected.  I was hoping to eventually curl the ends but will have to see if the weight will be too much for my strands.  Therefore, I decided to do a quick updo because I had to go and bowl my league.

I will be purchasing another pack of hair to finish the crown sometime tomorrow or wednesday.  I tried my hand at them before I would go an pay someone $180 to do them.  I think that I definitely have it down but since this is the first try I could see room for definite improvement.  I have the patience to do a variety of styles that take quite a bit of time as long as I schedule myself to do it.

I will be moisturizing and sealing often but when putting these in, I did moisturize my hair and the marley hair with my Beemine Curly Hold Butter.  I will have to order more because I definitely am scraping the bottom of the container.

Products Used:
Prepoo-100% Pure Coconut Oil & Black Castor Oil
Shampoo- ORS Creamy Aloe Shampoo ( I like this, New for me didn't strip or dry)
Deep Condition - Aubrey Honey Suckle Rose & Black Castor Oil
Leave In - Hairveda Whipped Creme Ends Hydration
Styler - Beemine Curly Hold Butter
Jane Carter - Wrap Lotion ( To Lay down any fly aways on twists)
One N Only - Argan Oil Treatment ( to discourage frizz/ Will use Natural Argan oil going forward)

Well hope you like them and Let me know what you think.


  1. Very nice and profressional looking too! I ca't braid hair for crap - only box braids.

    I hope your edges aren't too tight though. how long do you leave your braids in for?

  2. Nope, edges are not tight at all. I am very particular about that because of already thin edges due to the relaxer days. I am not sure how long I will leave them in for. If I get a full month out of them I will be happy. I still have to complete the crown and with that extra pack of hair I will be able to redo the edges as necessary. I don ot want any build up around the root of these because that would cause breakage. I braided about an inch and then twisted.

  3. I am not a fan of extensions but these do look nice and you are clearly very talented. The weight would worry me a bit. Your updo works well. Take good care of your hair while the braids in. Your hair will get a nice rest!

  4. Thank You Ladies, the weight is probably because I have not had extensions in like 3 years. They are not tight and I definitely keep my hair moisturized and willing to redo anything that seems to be a problem