Hey ladies! So Valentine’s Day is coming up and whether you are going out with your boo or your best friends you want to look fly so I am going to show you four styles I have done with my hair that will complement that outfit you have been dying to wear.
Now I have natural hair but these styles can be done on permed, natural, weave, or transitioning hair. Let us know if you tried one of these styles for V-Day!!!
- Braided Up do
This style for me was fun, although it did have its challenges. For this style you will need ponytail holders, a hard brush, gel of your choice, bobby pins and two packs of kanekalon hair and some rubber bands. If you have short to medium hair, you may want to blow dry or stretch your hair well so that you can put your hair in two pony tails. First you will part your hair from ear to ear making a front section and a back section. Then you want to put each section in a little pony bun at the top of your head (make sure they still look like two separate buns) making one slightly off centered and gelling the sides and your edges. After making the buns take a pack of kanekalon hair, leave the rubber band on it and braid it. Do the same with the other pack. Take one pack of hair and use the rubber band to attach the hair to the bun in the back and wrap it around to make a bigger bun. Make sure your hair is not showing. Then with the front bun do the same by attaching the rubber band to the front bun and make sort of a bang and pin the braid in place making sure that that bun is covered also. There you go! A sleek up do that will last through a night of twerking.
- Perm Rod Set
This style lasts a long time and will make you feel absolutely flawless. You will need some setting lotion, perm rods (I used the purple ones but I advise smaller ones like gray or white), a comb, and a hood dryer (optional). Just take your time and put on some music as you section, set, roll and possibly sit if you desire. My hair does not always cooperate so when I use no heat the curl is more like a wave.
- Bantu Knot out
For this style I used a Denman brush, Miss Jessie’s Curly Pudding, and you can use rubber bands if you choose too. This style can be done on freshly washed damp hair or dry stretched hair. Section a piece of hair brush it, apply a holding lotion of choice and I prefer to two-strand twist my hair and then bantu knot it so 1. It is easier to bantu and 2. It comes out curlier than if I just wrapped it around itself.
- Wand Curls
I know a lot of naturals are like “no heat” but I am a firm believer in heat every now and then is okay but don’t over-do it. With most of the heat styles I will blow dry it one day and curl it the next and then I don’t put any more heat into until the next occasion I feel like doing a heated style. For this style I washed my hair, did a protein treatment and then put a hydration conditioner in my hair and bunned it up for a week. After a week of bunning and not standing my hair I decided to hot comb it since it had been stretched and to get a polished look. The next day I took my ½ to 1inch curling wand and did small sections of curls all over my head scrunch in some holding mousse. At night time I pineapple my hair into a bonnet and go to sleep.