Sunday, October 26, 2014

Lookbook: Flat Twist Updo with Extensions & Fall Outfit

Try this flat twist up do with extensions hairstyle by Coily Bella. This elegant and professional protective hairstyle can lasts up to 10 days depending on your hair texture. You can pair this hairstyle with fall outfits including a stylish wool coat, sweater, and boots.

Video Tutorial: Flat Twist Up do with Extensions

Do you like this look? Rate it in the comments!

Sunday, October 19, 2014

30 Updo Hairstyles For Natural Hair

I saw this on Pinterest and just had to share it with you ladies! View the images below to see 30 ways you can style your natural hair this fall season. If you're like me, sometimes you can become lazy in maintaining hairstyles in your natural hair. In need of some inspiration? Natural hair blogger Aisha of My Fro and I shares her top 30 styles for her natural hair.

Learn how to create these styles on Aisha's youtube channel.

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Flat Twists Bantu Knots: Tips for Styling

Flat twists bantu knots combine flat twists and bantu knots to create a highly textured, curly hairstyle. Flat twist bantu knots are ideal for women with ends that are permanently straight or for those with fine hair that need extra volume in their hairstyles. 

Whether your hair is thick and tightly coiled or looser coiled with a thin density, flat twists bantu knots can work for you. This hairstyle also looks professional and can be worn in an office, workplace setting.

Blogger Krystal K with Flat Twists Bantu Knots

Depending on your hair texture your flat twists bantu knot out will vary in appearance. It may look fluffy like a coily afro or loose and curly.

Kinky Hair Affair: Flat Twist Bantu Knot Out

Bantu Knots by themselves also look nice on short hair, tightly coiled "4c" natural hair, or hair that is transitioning from relaxed to natural. 

Queen: Bantu Knot Out Tutorial

Black Zulu: Bantu Knot Out Tutorial

If the ends of your hair are straight, try curling them with rods, or rollers and pinning them in place with bobby pins (if necessary).

Crown Your Glory: Flat Twists Out Tutorial
Tips for Styling Flat Twists Bantu Knots
  • Use a combination of a moisturizer/leave-in conditioner and a holding cream or gel to style your hair
  • Part your natural hair with your fingers instead of a comb to avoid having to hide parts later
  • Leave your flat twists bantu knots in for a day before taking down for extra curl definition
  • Make your flat twists bantu knots larger for looser, fluffier curls or make then smaller for tighter curls 

For sleeping: Place a satin cap/bonet on your hair. Fluff with a pick or wide tooth comb in the morning.

I love Flat Twists Bantu Knot Outs because they make my fine, 4b natural hair look volumous and coily. Have you tried flat twists with bantu knots?