Wednesday, June 13, 2012
So if you've been keeping up with my weave chronicles, you know that Ive been trying to stick to heatless styling techniques. However, for the past couple of days I've been playing around with heath tools to style my hair. Since I've been rocking the side part I've tried to explore my options with curling irons, curling wands, and flat irons. I try to stick to heatless styling because they are healthier, but I also do so because I'm not all that great at styling with heat tools.
Today, I was practicing with a curling wand, and I was quite pleased with the results...Check it...
The curling wand I use is called a conair YouCurler and it was purchased from target for about 35 bucks.
Although I do prefer the heatless styling methods, I do love this curling wand. Aside from it being a potential lethal weapon if you aren't careful with this 400degree pole, it fulfills all of your curling wants and needs. Its pretty comfortable for the most part, and its easy to use. I honestly can't for the life of me figure out how to use a traditional curling iron so the curling wand is really holding a sista down.
This curling wand has 4 temp settings and an ON/OFF switch.
But be super careful with this bad boy, this thing is no joke, I've already burned each one of my fingers and my neck :/
Tuesday, June 12, 2012
I promised you guys I would give you some more stuff on heatless styling for our weaves (or our real hair). Hopefully you guys liked the braid-out idea; and if so you'll probably love my the bantu knot-out idea.
To get the buns you have to do two big bantu knots as shown below. First you brush your hair and separate it into two sections. Then you pick a side and do one big single stranded twist, twisting in the direction that is going away from your ear. So if you are twisting the left side, twist to the left (or outside). Then take your big twist and pull it up and around and continue until you have a nice tight bun. Secure with a ponytail, continue on the other side; and your done. :)
I usually put my buns in before bed and wrap it as shown below with both a head scarf (to secure my leave out) and a bonnet.
This method is super easy and it only should take you 5 mins.
I stole a few instagram pics to show you guys some of my looks with my buns...you can find me on instagram with my name gspotownit!
(me on the left)
Check out Part 1 and Part 2 of the videos I just posted on youtube that should better explain this technique.
I hope this was helpful! Feel free to let me know if there are any other styling techniques that you guys would like me to do.