Tag Archives: Twist out

The Natural Woman is Everywhere!

20 Apr


I did my daily ritual of checking my Facebook, Twitter, and email.  My last stop was my personal Yahoo account, and right there was a picture of a natural woman, with a great twist out to boot!  OK  – so Yahoo is writing about performance reviews in the workplace, but for all those ladies who are always concerned about being natural in corporate America, this picture says it all.  Check out what people are saying about the performance review process here. Happy Tuesday!

Question – how do you wear your hair to work?  Let me know, send me a picture, I’ll post it up on the site! uneautrenaturelle@yahoo.com

End of the Day

5 Mar

Just wanted to share how my twist out looked at the end of the day!

The Little Train that Could & Me!

4 Mar

Did I happen to say that not only is the twist out one of the most popular hair styles for a natural, it is also one of my favorites!  I use to do twist outs and braid outs with my locs all the time…and I LOVED IT!  Because of my love for this style and my inexplicable need to not be defeated… I decided to try the twist out a second time; this time with a little more power under my belt…YOU TUBE! 

I found this person on YouTube, who seemed to have the same problem as I did – a flat twist out.  Takes a look at what she did…be sure to watch part 2 as well.

 

If you’re still reading after you watched the video, I want to tell you what I did differently than taren916:

  1. First off I immediately realized that she did not have the same texture hair as me, but she did have the same problem.
  2. I used Carol’s Daughter Hair Milk (again – trying to finish the bottle so I can try the KBB’s brand!)
  3. I parted my hair into three sections – each section having about three double strand twists
  4. Then I used Burt’s Bee Avocado Butter Pre-Shampoo Hair Treatment ( a small amount on each twist)
  5. I locked the ends with 100% organic coconut oil
  6. I bantu knotted the twist – yes, I was not playing, I wanted my big hair back!
  7. I lightly spritz my hair with my homemade aloe vera spritz
  8. Wrapped my hair with a satin head wrap for the night!

This mornings results – I am HAPPY with my hair!

Final thoughts:

Never give up,  learn your hair, and always have fun being Natural!

 

 

 

 

 

 

This weekend I will discuss how I combed out my locs (tear), ’til than stay happy being natural!

Failed Attempt

4 Mar

It seems to me that one of the most popular hair styles for the natural girl is the twist out.  I did all this great research to ensure I was going to come out with the perfect first twist out.  Here is my story (in other words:  the basic steps I took):

  1. Co-washed with Suave Natural Tropical Coconut
  2. Lightly towel dried my hair
  3. Applied Carol’s Daughter Hair Milk
  4. Applied some unrefined shea butter mixed with olive oil
  5. Twisted my hair in double strand twists (approximately 20 twists)
  6. Let air dry

Come on, how easy was this?????  The next morning I unraveled my twist “neatly”. My hair was extremely soft to the touch and so well moisturized (I LOVE Shea Butter)…but the end result was a really flat, thin looking twist out!

I don’t get it, I followed all the directions that every super natural hair blogger and YouTube superstar tells you to do…..

 

Lesson Learned:

Everyone’s hair is different.  Just because I am natural does not mean I can do with my hair what I do with my daughter’s or what other natural’s do with theirs.

 

Found out what I do differently the second time around. ‘ Til then…happy living au naturel.