Why you should consider two strand twists during lockdown.

Two strand twists have been my to go to protective styles whether it’s mini twists, chunk twists and two strand twists with a braided base.

Heeyyah mane embracers, how’re y’all holding up? Thank you for stopping by and welcome to my natural hair blog.

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I know this #stayhome period has called for changes in how we do a lot of stuff and wearing our hair is one of them. With no salon dates and you have to care for your hair DIY protective styles are a necessity. How is your hair holding up? What DIY protective styles have you learnt to install?

We all have that favorite DIY protective style that we can swear by and mine has to be two strand twists, how I love them. Recently have discovered three strand twists and have tried them once and a gurl is definitely falling in love. Oh! Have you checked my all about protective styling post?

Two strand twists

I love two strand twists because they are easy to install and by easy I mean twisting for 2 hours and a pair of aching hands, trust me it’s totally worth it. Did I say they are easy to maintain and you can go creative with styling.

They are cheap to install, all you need is a good leave-in that gives you bouncing curls or a curling cream, oil and butter. That’s it, if you haven’t tried them yet this is your sign to try.

Mini twists with a braided base

I wear my twists for 2 weeks may be because I end up missing seeing my hair out but if you love wearing protective styles for long, then you can wash and condition your twists and keep them a little longer.

My other reason for my love for two strand twists is, I haven’t mastered plaiting perfect cornrows and flat twists. Why are they so hard to install? Am accepting tips on how to nail them.

Two strand twists

Did you know you can also install mini twists with a braided base? They are so cute, neat but they never give me a fuller look. They are my to go to style when I wanna wear my twists for 3-4 weeks cause they hold so well and the neatness, Oh my!

I did mention three strand twists too, have had them once and the twist out was fuller than two strand twists out or may be it wasn’t. I will try them soon and tell you all about but until them am styling wearing two strand twists as I type this.

Three strand twists out
Side view

What’s your favorite DIY protective style and why? And how do you view two strand twists as a protective style?

Everything Tangles and how to properly detangle Type 4 Natural Hair.

Tangles! Tangles! Tangles! Let’s talk about causes of tangles and how to properly detangle even the worst tangles. Long time no post but here we are. Hello ManEmbracers, I hope your hair is growing and skin glowing. Welcome to my blog and be sure to keep it here for hair care tips. Let’s talk about tangles for a minute but first, is your hair always tangled? Here is why. Tangles and knots can be such a pain but can be minimized. How to minimize tangles. Keep your hair moisturized. Moisturize properly and regularly. Let go of damaged and split ends. Don’t keep your two strand twists for too long and re-twist when you notice your roots are getting fluffy after cleansing. Detangle properly  Consider low manipulation styles to wearing your hair out Wear low manipulation & protective styles on stretched hair. Pat your hair with an old t-shirt/ towel to absorb the water after cleansing or use a microfiber towel. Avoid vigorously rubbing your hair with a towel. Essential detangling tools. Spray bottle Hair clip or scrunchies Wide-tooth comb Micro-fiber towel Conditioner/ Detangler Detangling brush How to properly detangle/ ultimate detangling steps. Work with sections. First, section into smaller parts. Detangling smaller sections is easier and not as time consuming. Start with damp hair. Spray water on your hair until damp. Add a conditioner/ detangler with a good slip to smoothen the tangles. Start detangling from the ends to the roots with your fingers. Don’t snap off the tangles, slowly separate the strands from the tangle. Comb with a wide tooth comb from the ends to the roots of each section then run it through your entire length. You can also use a detangling brush to detangle. Twist / braid or clip the detangled section and repeat the same for all other sections. Detanglers & conditioners to check out / purchase. TGIN Quench 3-in-1 Co-Wash Conditioner and Detangler SheaMoisture Raw Shea Butter Extra-Moisture Detangler Aunt Jackie’s Curls and Coils Knot On My Watch Instant Hair Detangling Kinky-Curly, Knot Today, Natural Leave in / Detangler Oyin Handmade Oh My Glide! Prestyling Detangler Taliah Waajid Curls, Waves & Naturals The Great Detangle Marini Naturals 3 IN 1 Leave-In Conditioner  Saru Organics Tea Tree And Peppermint Detangler SHETH NATURALS Detangling Instant Conditioner Share with the tribe your detangling tips and detangling products and tools that have worked for you.

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Natural hair Styles; 5 Easy to achieve styles.

I did a thing guys. Your girl is on a mission to try new styles and up her styling game. Hello Mane Embracers, I hope your hair is growing and skin glowing. Welcome to my blog and be sure to keep it for healthy hair care tips and tricks. Flat twist-out Afro I did another thing, installed flat twists as my low manipulation style for a week or so and the flat twist-out turned to an Afro. I love wearing my Afro or may be I love it because my styling game is 👎👎👎. Either way we all agree that afros are cute. Bun & bangs. First, I uploaded a tutorial on Facebook and Instagram, be sure to check out. It’s an easy to achieve style. Got no time to figure out how style your hair? Well, this style is for you. Bun & flat twist Same bun but flat twisted the bangs & the look gave me some ‘ hey there, praise and worship & good gal vibe.’ It’s an official look, easy to achieve style & a less than 5 minutes style. Low puff & twists. I live for high puffs but side puffs are okay too. I loved the look & the twists were, “hide my forehead thing.” Hello fellow gals with a big forehead & heart. Twists & tucked twists. Turned the low puff to chunky twists and pinned them. For a moment I thought I had locs but they don’t look like locs though. The IT style. How gorgeous is this style? I would love to know which of the styles is your favorite.

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