So here’s an update on my protective styling.  For those who don’t know, I pretty much live in protective styles because when it comes to my hair, I 1) am kinda lazy when it comes to styling, 2) like the convenience, 3) don’t like to wear my hair out when it’s cold (which is at least 75% of the year).  I wear a twisted style one week, then a twist-out bun the next, wash, repeat. Get it??  Don’t get me wrong, I LOVE buying hair products, testing them out, but I have not that creative with styling.  So I’m trying to bust out of that.

Here is my usual protective style, a two-strand cornrowed flat twist:

Two-strand canerow

The bun:

The bun!

Then a few weeks ago, I decided to throw everyone off a do regular two-strand twists on freshly washed hair.

Two strand twists

I sectioned my hair into quadrants then I had 8 twists per quadrant.  Did not part with a comb.  I got a lot of compliments when I wore them in a ponytail, so it’s a keeper!


Truth be told, part of the reason why I never did any other styles is that after more than 2 years, transitioning! And my ends were knarly.  Since most of my ends have been cut off/broken off, my twists have a chance at staying.

Here is the twistout after 1 week.

Twist out

I need to work on ends as they came out frizzy.  That may be because of the way I unraveled the twists.  As a matter of fact there was a lot of frizz , but I actually don’t mind that. Gives character.

Any suggestions for my ends (besides the obvious)?


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