Here’s what I used:
- Shea Moisture Shampoo
- Shea Moisture Conditioner
- My D.I.Y. water and Glycerin Leave in Spray
- Mixed Chicks paddle brush
- K.I.S.S. Handle-less dryer
- Remington 1″ flat Iron
- 5 hair pins
- 3 Sectioning Clips
After cleansing and conditioning her hair, I put her hair in 4 sections, sprayed each section with my water/Glycerin mix and quickly de-tangled using my Mixed Chicks paddle brush. Then I applied a small amount of olive oil to further lock in the moisture and protect her hair from the heat. Mekhi was shocked at how quick and ouch-less the process was and had the nerve to ask for my brush when I was done with her hair. Basically, I no longer have my favorite de-tangling tool.
After detangling, I used the Kiss Handle-less dryer with comb attachment to dry each section. My goal was to get her hair as straight as possible. Mission accomplished.
After drying I parted about an inch of hair from ear to ear. This is the hair that I planned to leave out. I then separated her hair into two sections and put in two simi-loose cornrows. The braids are tighter at the ends to prevent unraveling. Next, using hairpins I crossed the braids at the back and pinned them to one another.
Finally, I added a few spiral curls using my Remington flat iron.
It’s been so long since I’ve done Mekhi’s hair, that she doesn’t remember. She loved the results and asked if I would do her hair all the time. Olivya has locs so I no longer have to do the day to day styling of a little girls hair. With that begin said I definitely declined the request to regularly style Mekhi’s hair. I will not give in on that request; I guarantee.
I often wear my hair like this minus the curls. Be sure to post your recreation of this style. Thanks for sharing.