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Friday, September 9, 2011

From Yikes to Yeah! A Simple hairstyle change

I braided my hair in tiny braids last week and enjoyed it for a week. Entering this week found my itchy fingers taking out the little braids one at a time. Got to work on Tuesday and my hair was kinda 3/4 braid out and 1/4 braids. I knew I had a problem when:
1) My Niece said wide-eyed "Oh no! You did not finish your hair" and;
2) I got to work and people were asking why I took out my braids.

Curiosity led me to the bathroom where the mirror revealed the truth to me. YIKES! My hair was not exactly looking ... as nice as I 'thought' it did.

So, I decided to take out the remaining braids and change the hairstyle. Relax I did not sit at my desk at work to do this! I had to endure the rest of the day and started taking out the remaining braids in the car on my way home. For once I thought Lagos traffic was actually good for something. Hmmm. When I got home, all the braids were gone. I covered my hair with a satin scarf and went to bed.

The next morning, I sprayed my hair with a leave-in conditioner mixed with coconut oil, eucalyptus oil, glycerine and castor oil. This made the hair soft enough to detangle. I sectioned out a bit of hair from the front. Then I put the rest of the hair in a ponytail at the back and I used my Shea butter mix to smooth it out.

I put a little clip at the back of the hair I had sectioned from the front. I did this so that I could get a bit more height at the front.

Then I folded my hair to the back and pinned it with a hair jewel. I also pinned the back with the same hair jewel. All of this took less than 15 minutes to do. I checked it out in the mirror and thought YEAH much better!

Last night, I tied my hair down with my satin scarf and put on a slightly snug hair net so that the shape of the ponytail is maintained. And today I changed the front slightly by putting in a big side twist and holding it with a different hair jewel so today's height at the front is smaller than yesterday's own.

I am enjoying the hairstyle because it was so easy to do and especially because of the hailings I've been getting at work. I know, I know I need to get rid of those vain genes! But I love the compliments people I work with! ;)

Keep it natural!



Busola Elegbede said...

Love this look

Osarogie Lizzy Okungbowa said...

Love this

Ola Yinka said...

The style is boss! Very nice

Bass said...

Lovely!! I'm so tempted to try but I'm not taking this shuku down for another 2weeks. After which, I would love to rock this for 1week.
I shall have the patience to wait!! I hope...

Omozo said...

@Bass: You know we are going to ask you to send a picture when you do this style. Better still send both the shuku and up-do styles because we would love to feature them. Thanks for readng.