Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Professional Two Strand Twist Top Bun Hairstyle

The Two Strand Twist Top Bun hairstyle is a variation of the Top Bun hairstyle created by Essence Online Beauty Editor, Nicole. Although this hairstyle may look difficult, it can be created in five easy steps.

The Two Strand Twist Top Bun via DIY Natural Hair Care

1. Secure your hair to the top of your head with a silk knee high or goody, "hair safe," elastic band
2. Twist the ends of your ponytail into chunky twists.
3. Pull the hair forward and tuck them under to the front. 
4. Secure your hair with pins. 
5. Add gel to the edges and brush lightly. 

Tell us your thoughts about this look below!

Monday, October 14, 2013

How To Create and Moisturize an Afro Puff

Learn how to create a beautiful afro puff. Afro puffs are professional, stylish hairstyles that can be worn throughout the summer, spring, and fall days that are warm. I am loving this stylish afro puff from revele-toi's fashion diary.

Blogger revele-toi wearing an afro puff
"Maintenant que mon afro s'élève dignement du sommet de mon crâne, je suis heureuse de pouvoir réaliser cette coiffure qui me faisait tant envie sur les photos de mes consoeurs aux cheveux crépus."
How to Create an Afro Puff
This tutorial demonstrates how to create an afro puff using a ribbon. Using a ribbon is ideal for thick hair that is too big for an elastic band. Also, a ribbon does not damage fine edges. Consider using ribbon if you style your hair in an afro puff often to prevent your edges from being snagged.

Keeping Your Afro Puff Moisturized
Wearing afro puffs in intense heat or windy, chilly weather can strip moisture form your hair strands. Moisturize your hair with a layer of products, using the loc method. Start by applying a water-based leave-in conditioner to your hair. Next spread your favorite oil over your hair strands, focusing on the tips. Finally, lock in the moisture with a heavy cream, butter, or hair lotion. Now your afro puff is ready to brave the weather!

Precautions for Wearing An Afro Puff
1. Never style your afro puff too tight. If you feel tension at your edges, undo the hairstyle and loosen your ribbon's hold
2. Carefully comb your hair using a wide tooth comb before styling
3. Limit the amount of times you style your hair in an afro puff to a few times a month to prevent weakened edges and split ends
4. Always keep your afro puff moisturized because your hair ends are exposed to the weather's elements

photos courtesy of revele-toi

How do you create your afro puffs?

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Two Strand Twists - Protective Hairstyle

Protective hairstyles are great for the colder, fall and winter months. I like to have several go-to protective hairstyles that I can create quickly during the week. Two Strand Twists are a protective hairstyle that is easy to maintain. Two Strand Twists can also be pined into various up dos. View the tutorial below to learn how to style your Two Strand Twists.

This video demonstrates...
how to create a protective hairstyle
how to style two strand twists into a up do