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Monday, January 16, 2012

Styled for a wedding

I attended some weddings some weekends ago and really like the hairstyle I wore for them. I achieved the style by putting my week old twists into Bantu knots. I sprayed my hair with my leave-in spray (combination of water, glycerin, and Eucalyptus oil). I also wanted my hair to be a bit damp and air dry my hair with the Bantu knots in. I find that I get better curl definition when my hair dries with the Bantu knots in.

The next day, I took out the Bantu knots and twists. I decided to sweep one side in and pin it with small bobby pins. I also pinned up the back of my hair with bobby pins because I did not want the back to hang down. Then I finished it off with a hair jewel on the side swept section. I really like the way the style turned out!

I kept the style in for 3 days. I did not take out the bobby pins to sleep. Before sleeping, I would lightly apply some shea butter mix then put on my hair net and sleep on my satin pillow case. The next day, take off my hair net, fluff lightly and roll out. Easy to maintain.

Keep it natural!



Myne Whitman said...

You look great and I'm surprised the style lasted. I made it once with corn rows but it barely lasted the day, lol...I have to learn how to make these bantu knots.

Omozo said...

Hi Myne! Thank you. Try using a gel or hair mold or something to give hold when putting in the style. I find these help to keep a style in a bit longer. Bantu knots are easy! :) I'll find a tutorial and put it up on the blog.

Myne Whitman said...

That would be great - the tutorial I mean. I will also get some gel too.

Omozo said...

Apply the gel carefully. I like the Organics Olive Oil Styling Gel> It does not flake. I usually add Castor oil to mine before using it for extra conditioning. Will get that Bantu knot tutorial up as soon as possible.

chioma said...

looks very nice

davi said...

Hello was at the naturals in the city event and i got listed for the natural hair photo shoot. The hairstyles are great especially the bridesmaid updo just wanna request for more wedding updos especially for the natural bride

Omozo said...

Hi Davi. Thank you for your comment and suggestion. I totally agree that it would be helpful to get pictures of wedding hairstyles for the natural haired bride. That is one of the reasons why we are arranging the photo shoot. I promise we will do our best to get some pictures up soon.