In my previous post I wrote about My Experience at Natural Alternatives Salon but I really didn’t go into the style I received.
I wanted a style that would be good for traveling on a bus trip that would be low maintenance, yet still fly and different so I went with 2 Strand Flat Twists.
After washing, conditioning, steaming, detangling, Dakota used a rat-tail comb to create curved partings. He then applied Moroccan Oil Curl Control Cream and 2 Strand Flat Twisted my hair into 11 twists. I always get an odd number of twists or braids so that my hair in the back does not look like it was parted by Moses. I find straight backs have more of a masculine look so I had him use the side as the focal point for the twists. 25 minutes under the dryer and I was finished.
Here are the final results, I decided the place the twists into a side bun and rock a flower accessory for added style.
My original plan was to undo my twists once I got to the hair show and wear a uber defined twist-out. BUT I received so many compliments and the twists looked good I decided to keep them in. To maintain the twists I sprtiz my scalp with Oyin Greg Juice for moisture. I promised Dakota that I would put some shine on my twists but I needed to find something that was silicone free. I borrowed my cousin’s Shea Moisture Hold & Shine Moisture Mist and it gave me great all day shine.
I wore the twists for 5 days before taking them down for a twist out. To prep my hair for the twist-out I rubbed some Karen’s Body Beautiful Butter Love over the twists and carefully un-raveled. This resulted in the best damn twist-out period!
The 2 Strand Flat Twist is any easy technique to master, check out these YouTube vids on how to do it yourself.
From BlakIzBeautyful http://youtu.be/ytEJfuOJtDU
From AfrikanHairGod http://youtu.be/vksDQRhdNkA
From expertvillage http://youtu.be/VRJv7F-n7H4
Or if you just can’t get it down then call up Natural Alternatives Salon and make an appointment (502) 473-8882.