I just want to say that I’m all for low manipulation, twisted protective styles.
This style has become a straight up staple in my natural hair regimen because it’s easy, low manipulation, and protective.
Having an easy go to style is important for me, especially because these days I don’t wear my hair in a puff as much. I don’t have much time for styles that require more than a few rolls, some tucks, and a couple pins.
Having a low manipulation hair style make all the difference for me in terms of retaining length. I love a braided updo, but they can sometimes require a lot of manipulation. I’m not here for it.
Lastly, I try to wear my hair in protective styles at least two weeks out of every month to protect my ends.
What I really like about this hairstyle, and the majority of my roll, tuck, and pin hair videos, is that you can stick a fancy hair comb in it and wear it to a special occasion, such as a wedding or a banquet. Boom. You win.
What’s your favorite wedding style? Check out the tutorial for this chic, low twisted bun at the 2:40 mark in the video below!
So, I’m pretty much in love with this bun. It’s inspired by Nicole Melton; She’s the first person that I saw rock this bun a few years ago. She’s absolutely gorgeous and so is her hair.
I wore this bun on a birthday date with my mom and bae (see last photo) and to be honest, I’m really surprised at how long my hair has grown. I didn’t even know that my bun would look this big. Protective styling has really helped my hair to retain the length I always knew it could. (Pats self on back)
This style was done on a 7 day blow out. If you’re interested in how I blow out my hair, click here to see my tutorial. I keep my hair stretched by wearing my hair in twisted, roll, tuck, and pin hairstyles.
The tutorial for this style can be found in the first few of the video below. Please subscribe to my YouTube channel if you haven’t already and turn on your post notifications as well. 😉
There are a variety of ways you can use extensions to twist your hair. The most common are kinky twists, Senegalese twists and havana twists. This post will explain the difference between the three.
Kinky twists, also known as marley twists, are simplest of the the three. It is usually done with marley hair which comes in pre-separated section. I recommend Equal and Janet Collection marley hair because I’ve used both these brands before. To install kinky twists:
Take one piece of marley hair and bend it about half-way through the section.
Separate the strands, and make sure the ends of the hair taper off. This makes the end of the twist appear natural.
Place that bend around the section of hair that you want to attach the hair to. At this point you should have three pieces of hair.
Start braiding for about an inch.
Twist all the way down to the end. Use gel and twist tightly so the twist does not unravel.
Take a scissors or razor and shave off excess hair.