“3 hours wasted prepping my twist out just for this wet mess?!” “My bantu knots did not dry all the way through…now what?”
I’m sure we have all had these depressing conversations with ourselves in the mornings. We thought a style would work out and it just didnt. This is worse in the summer time because this is the time to show off our hair, its length, and versatility; Not to mention you would look awful odd with a beanie on in 100 degree weather. Oh, and lets not talk about the humidity, try completing your twist out at 9am, only to have a texturized afro by 2pm SMH.
I understand your agony and pain, I know you want to flash your luscious tresses to the world but sometimes our styles we have set the night before just do not work out the way we thought they would. When we come across this surprise, you can try to hide our hair with bonnets, scarves, hats, headbands*, or the bunny tail afro-puff but that might not be ideal for a hot summer day.
We also feel disheartened the entire day, I know I have. Well naturalistas, all of that tiring planning and sad mornings are over! I bring you the easy summer hair style for your natural hair that is the ultimate style dud saver, try the tuck and roll.
The tuck and roll can be done on long, short, kinky*, curly, or any other types of hair. You can do this on freshly washed hair, dry hair, and even a style that turned out to be a dud. Here are a few examples of how you can use this simple style.
Easy style for wash day
Wash and condition your hair with your staple products. Personally I love to use the Shea Moisture*, moisture retention shampoo along with the Shea Moisture conditioner*. Once your conditioner is washed out, air dry your hair until damp. You don’t need to blow dry your hair for this style just add your leave in conditioner* to your damp hair.
I love to use either Cantu leave in or the Shea moisture* smoothie. No favorites, I love them both! Once you have your hair all nice and moisturized, look at yourself in the mirror for a good while because you won’t be there long!
You will literally tuck and roll for 5 minutes until the style is complete. Roll the sides of your hair first upwards (towards the sides of your head) and use your bobby pins* to secure. Once you are satisfied with your sides, then roll the back of your hair upwards and pin to secure and your are done! Enjoy the rest of your day!
Originally posted 2014-07-28 15:00:58.