|Naturally Coily Hair Stretched by Braidout & Styled Hunger Games Inspired|
Hey Loves! Dimples is still wearing the braidout texture from the "naked braidout". It's still full of definition, softness, length, and some shine. We opted to put it up and off of her shoulders. Being that the title of this post has something to do with the movie/book "Hunger Games", I should first explain that I neither saw the movie or read the book LOL. I've just been hearing and seeing so much about the hairstyling that was showcased in this movie.
One thing that I kept hearing and seeing on video tutorials done on a Hunger Games hairstyling is "TEXTURE". Yeah, the thing that Naturally Coily hair already has lots of. Most of the tutorials that I saw were done on straight hair, so they had to mostly start off the tutorials doing some technique or the other in order to add the texture. They referenced this texture creation as "exaggerated Afro texture".
When I saw that, I said....let's use what we already have and do some of this throwback styling (most of the hairstyling done in the Hunger Games is throwback from 1920's, 1940's, Edwardian, and Definitely Mama Africa).
She's cheesing for the camera, she really enjoyed this styling. It was done on the stretched hair, which made it possible (so hard to do this type of styling on coiled hair). I have to mention that NO HEAT was used for this styling. If I would have used heat, it would have been easier to get the braid pulled more taut for a "cleaner" look. But this worked for that day. I will re-do this the next time I blow dry her hair.
For this style, I did the following:
1) Used an existing part (to avoid breakage on braidout textured hair)
2) Pulled out her bang area
3) Took a section from 1 side by the ear, and began the braid
4) Integrated that braid in with the body of the hair, and braided along the neckline (all the while, smoothing the hair from the crown).
5) Once at the opposite side and all the hair has been braided, encircle the braid into a bun and pin down.
6) Accessorize as you like!
|Adding a Simple Accessory Can Make Lots of Difference In a Hairstyle|