It’s summer! What does that mean for my super thick natural hair? It means that every style I wear has one goal in mind. That goal is to bow and submit to shrinkage and every other hair woe that is caused by summer heat, sporadic rain and humidity. I spent so many years trying to go against the powers that be and force my hair to do the opposite of what it’s normal response is, in those conditions. Alas, I have surrendered. I’ve seen products in stores that make promises of preventing shrinkage but, meh. My hair loves me more when I let it “do what it does.” *sigh*
So by accident, I found a new style (new for me, anyway) that I absolutely love. It’s cute and can be achieved overnight.
Heres what I used:
For hydration and definition/somewhat hold, I used my favorite combo of Curl Delight Mist and Moisturizing Hair Butter. I only applied a dime sized amount of the Hair Butter to a small section of the hair and then I spritzed it with the Curl Delight Mist. This made my hair a little damp so that it would develop hold/shape/and texture overnight while it dried.
I used a combination of perm rods and satin foam rollers to roll my two strand twisted hair (satin rollers not pictured here).
I divided my hair into small sections, one at a time. I applied my moisturizers and then twisted and rolled my hair. I made sure that I rolled and secured the hair as tight as possible so that I could have a nice curl when I took them down.
Overall, I had about 18-28 individual rollers in my head. This was a combo of the satin rollers and the perm rods. I had to use both because I didn’t have enough of each. You can see the black satin rollers in the back.
Look at that shine! This was the texture of my hair when I started to take the rollers out. I noticed that the satin rollers provided more of a tighter curl. The two twists to the right of the above pic were rolled with my satin rollers vs. the longest twist near my thumb which was rolled with a perm rod. I will definitely go back and purchase more of the satin rollers. There are so many styles that I want to try with them. I loved the fact that they were soft, and I was able to sleep well with them. The perm rods are another story for another day lol.
The final result. I loved it. I received tons of compliments. Even on day 4 hair! I was able to wear my satin bonnet at night and just “fluff” my hair in the mornings. I wore my hair for about 3-4 days before I re-twisted. My hair stayed moisturized in between twists. This is definitely a staple for me!
This style definitely made me want to get my hair trimmed. Nothing drastic. I just think that if i had some shape cut into my hair, this style would be even more flattering and look more full. I’m smitten for this simple and cute style!