Hello all, and welcome to another Tresses Thursday, where I share hair updates, hairstyles, and tips. My goal every week is to try a different hairstyle. This week my mom, our resident artist milamoki, styled my hair.
First, I washed my hair using Andalou hair products, then put Giovanni Direct Leave-In Conditioner in. After that I used a thick-toothed comb to distribute it thoroughly through my hair. Tip: Styling wet is hair 1,000% easier than doing it once its dry. Once it dries it expands, becomes poofy and a lot less malleable, like in this photo.
Then, Milamoki parted my hair from the top of my left ear across my head to my right ear. Tip: Twisting the hair you are not working with into a bun is better than just putting it in a pony tail or clipping it to the side because it helps the hair stay wet and not poof up and expand. She twisted the hair below this part in to a bun to be dealt with later.
Milamoki then parted the rest of the hair down the middle and twisted the left side in to a bun. With the hair on the right, she parted it into two sections, then parted those sections down the middle. After that, she took each section in the front and secured it with a black rubber band. From there, she braided the hair until she got to the next set of sections. Milamoki combined the braid with the next section, securing with another black rubber band, added the hair she picked up in that section and continued to braid. Once both sections were rubber banded and braided, she combined both into one braid, braiding it till about an inch to the end, then securing it with another rubber band. Tip:It’s better to not braid the hair all the way to the end or secure the hair with a rubber band to the very end because it will rip and damage the ends of your hair. With the hair on the left she repeated the steps above. After both sides of hair were braided, she took the hair in the back and did a simple single braid.
Tip: When it is time to take the hair our of this style, it is better to use a cuticle clipper to cut the rubber bands out. I find that scissors are much harder to use and I end up cutting some of the hair in the process. Plus, the cuticle clippers are a lot sharper and precise. The rubber bands snap so quickly and easily!
And , there you have this weeks Tresses Thursday hairstyle!