Protective Styling in Hawaii

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Hawaii has been everything to my hair. Her climate ensures my hair never loses moisture, thus she stays soft all the time. I’ve been here since Monday and today was the first time I’ve re-moisturized my hair!

Uh-Mazing!

To achieve this style I started by re-moisturizing my hair. To re-moisturize I:

  1. Use a liquid to lightly spritz my hair: Aloe Vera Juice, Infusium 23, Water, and Giovanni Direct Leave-In
  2. Shea Butter Mix: Shea Butter, Castor, Coconut, & Olive Oils, and essential oils for fragrance

Since my BC, I have been experimenting with techniques and styles that will work with my newly natural hair and length. Thus far, the above mix has been working. Prior to that, I used the same mix, minus the Giovanni Direct LI, which is a water based creamy conditioner. I found that this helped to keep my hair moist throughout the day.

Next, I added about 8 fat twists. After about 30 minutes, I took them down. I determined I wanted the front of my hair to fall on the left side, so I parted my hair on the right side and separated out and secured the front section. I grabbed the right side of my strands and began twisting the hair around my crown until I got to the other side of my head, creating one main large twist. I continued to twist the loose hair to the end of the strands and then tucked it into the twist. I pinned any ends that stuck out into the main twist. To the front of my hair, I twisted the hair twice and pinned the ends inside of the main large twist.

I’m pretty pleased with the results!

What say you?

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4 thoughts on “Protective Styling in Hawaii”

    1. Thanks so much :)

      I guess one could consider it a roll; however, I referred to it as a twist because I started out by gathering and twisting (maybe you’re thinking of a two strand twist) the back section.

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