Now I have natural hair, my thoughts about big hair styles have changed. My preference is for an easy style that stay for at least several days. My hair type 4B. For those of you with an African-American natural hair know what it means. This is the kind of curly hair. Two of the big hairstyle African-American women are as follows:
Twist-out: A curly hair styles that work well with curly natural hair and not be if done correctly.
Instructions – Wash, condition and de-tangle hair. Apply a leave-in conditioner. Section into smaller parts. Take one section at a time and make sure the hair was soaked. Re-wet piece by piece if necessary. Apply a small amount of natural oils for a portion (eg, olive, johoba, coconut). Apply gel to the hair. Section is divided into two parts. Rotate the two pieces together. Repeat with one small section at a time until all the hair that has been done. Sit under the dryer for about an hour or let it air dry as long as needed. Undo the twist and not combing. You may divide each half of the hair bent once to achieve a fuller look.
Updo: This style requires the hair to be embedded into a style like the French roll.
Hint – For best results, first de-tangle and washed and conditioned hair blow dry. I make the side and brush the smaller side back into the center of my neck and a hairpin (closed-ended) in a vertical line from the base to the crown area. I then brush the other side so that it will cover the back row of flops that I just entered. I slipped under the hair so that no edges showing and pin are closed. Hair pin tucked. This is where a lot of pins (open) are required. Good quality hairpin help because if pinned correctly, they are almost invisible and the hair will stay in place.
There you have it. Two great style that will last for at least several days.