April Showers are a bit late this year but the humidity is back in full force! And that means good-bye pretty twist outs and hello puff of doom. I don’t know about you but the second that I walk outside the full effects of the humidity are felt immediately and all of my hard work was for nothing. So today I’m going to try something different that I’ve been experimenting with recently. I saw a few videos on protective styling and the one that caught my eye was a quick and easy two strand flat twist.
Now I’m not going to post a video of how I do it because I honestly don’t think that mine comes out that hot but I follow a similar style that YouTuber LongHairDontCareLLC uses in her video:
Word to the wise, the end results are only going to look nice if you have your hair in a stretched state. My hair is not stretched, I actually had it in an afro yesterday so it is anything but stretched. So this style on me is a little bit puffy, not great but it gets the job done. I completed this style using Naturalista Cosmetics Juicy Leave In that I got in my CurlKit yesterday. It sort of smells like vanilla birthday cake, which I have no problem with and the texture reminds me of a thick, whipped frosting. Sorry, but that’s the best way that I can describe it.
I also decided to seal my ends with a little of the Ampro Vitamin E Oil since I now have a huge 6 oz bottle to play with. I was expecting a little bit of a smell to come with this and it gives off a light, fruity scent. After looking at the ingredients grape seed is indeed there on the list. I didn’t use too much, just about a quarter size amount since my ends are going to be tucked away anyway. Tip: Try doing this at night and wrapping your hair with a scarf. The scarf will help to reduce the visible frizz and give it a more polished look. Side view because I have a big forehead:
Now that Spring humidity is back with a vengeance it looks like I have to start experimenting more with protective styling to keep my puff in place.