Ever wanted to try loc’s, but just not sure or afraid of the commitment? Don’t fret! You can always try temporary loc extensions on your natural hair. It serves as a great protective hairstyle, if you’re in need of a break, or just in the mood to try something new! Check out the video below for my step by step tutorial on how to achieve this look.
Make sure you deep condition your hair before starting this protective hairstyle, also lock in the moisture with a sealant. (any oil of your choice)
What you will need:
(4) Packs of Kanekolon Hair (to braid)
(3-4) Packs of Marley Braid Hair (to wrap)
and lots of patience!
How long does this hairstyle take?
Approximately 12-14 hours. I broke it up into 3 days and started out the locs into this ring-like pattern around my head and just wore it into a bun until I was done.
Sleep with a satin pillowcase
wrap locs into a ponytail or bun and wrap with a scarf
Spritz roots with water for moisture
Looking for ways to spice up your bun? Here are 3 easy ways to style up your bun!
1. Front Donut Bun
Love the look of big high buns? Then check out this tutorial by Donedo05. You do not need hair down to your waist to create this look. It can be done on medium-length hair and with the aid of a big donut for illusion.
2. Pinned Bun
This is another tutorial that gives the illusion of a big bun. All you will need is bobby pins, a ponytail hook (or alternatively, an ouchless band), … and a workable twist-out. Watch how Ambrosia demonstrate how to effortlessly create this style.
3. Elegant Criss-Cross Chignon (or Low Bun)
For this look, start with hair that is stretched via a twist-out or braid-out. You will also need a few bobby pins and an ouchless band. Check out the video to see how Naturally Curious actually achieves this style.
Had enough of relaxers but you don’t want to cut all of your processed hair off? Then Transitioning may be just for you! Transitioning Hairstyles will help you blend your straight hair with your natural texture. Try these hairstyles to get you through the sometimes-awkward stages of transitioning and you’ll feel confident that your hair looks good every day:
1. Flat Twists
Very similar to cornrows, you use two strands of hair instead of three when creating these twists, which lie on the head. You’ll still need to secure the ends. If your hair is past your shoulders, you can gather the ends into a ponytail or bun, while shorter hair can simply be pinned into place.
Buns, topknots and chignons are all easy and elegant ways to style transitioning hair. If you work in a professional environment, skip the scrunchies and choose other accessories to hold your hair in place, opt for elastic bands or use hairpins.
3. Bantu Knots
Unlike twist outs or braid outs if your ends are straight from relaxer this method will curl your ends. You can wear bantu knots as a style on its own or you can take them out for a curly look.
4. Roller Sets
This includes curling your hair by use of perm rods, flexi rods, and rollers. Roller sets are easy to do and can last up to a week with care. Using this transitioning style allows you to have a controlled and uniform look to your curls.
5. Extensions/Afro Wigs/Curly Wigs
For some women, weaving their hair away during transitioning is much easier. You can even choose extensions that mimic natural hair so that you can get an idea of what your new texture will look like on you. Wigs are great because you can do protective styling (cornrows, coils, two strand twists, box braids) underneath and change up your style a bit or cover up a bad hair day! Secure your hair pieces but again not too tight, so you can avoid a thinning hairline.
What are some of your favorite transitioning hairstyles?
With the colder weather approaching us, many of us are finding ways to keep our tresses protected. And one of the best ways to keep those ends tucked in is by protective styling. Here are 5 easy ways to keep your hair protected:
1. Havana/Marley Twists
One of my favorite hairstyles, it is very versatile and durable.
Head Wraps are such a quick and easy style on the go, especially for those who are not into protective hair-styling or may not have the time. You can manage to keep your ends protected and all in a matter of minutes!
3. Mini Twists
Mini Twists are another great versatile hairstyle and there is no need to add extra hair.
4. Side-Fishtail Braid
Absolutely love this elegant style, it’s a quick style to achieve on the go and you can wear it to any occasion.
5. Braided Halo
Another great protective hairstyle that you can manage within minutes and wear for weeks and not to mention, super cute!