Thursday, May 19, 2011

Beads Braids Beyond Protective Styling Challange

First I want to apologize about not keeping this page as updated as I wanted to, my little guy has been having a ton of health issues, so once we get him all situated I will be back with 2-3 posts a week.

Beads Braids Beyond is hosting a protective styling challange over on their FB page so we decided to join, I need to learn to deal with frizz and how to leave styles alone for longer then three days.

For this challange I have in my head four different styles I want to try. I freehanded the first style, it didnt come out exactly how i planned it but its still really cute.

I started this style on saturday night, Mari had been at her nanas house and had some really funky build up from whatever products she put in her hair. I washed her hair with johnsons head to toe baby wash (i know this product tends to be drying, but when i have build up of chemicals i dont normally like or use on her hair I want something thats not to harsh but will get them out of her hair)
After we washed I did a quick finger detangle with Suave Professional Almond and Shea Butter Conditioner, I rinsed the conditioner out and did a deep condtioner with the Palmers Coconut Milk Protien Pack, I left it in her hair for 20 minutes while she played in the tub. After I rinsed the deep conditioner out I put in more Suave professionals conditioner then detangled her hair. We let her hair air dry before putting in 5 chunky cornrows to stretch her hair over night.
Below is her hair before the deep condtioner, during, and after it was detangled and the products we used.


The next day I took her braids down and started to freestyle on on side of her hair, I then put in a mixture of sister twists and small twists. I used Palmers Coconut Milk hair milk moisturizer, Olive Oil Hair Pudding, and Kinky Curly Spiral Spritz.


I plan on leaving this style up until Sunday, and let her wear a twist out to church on Sunday then washing a re-styling in the afternoon. I plan on mositurizing her hair every night with hair milk, and freshening her twists with the Kinky Kurly Spiral Twists


  1. That is such a cute style! I am loving it! Glad you mentioned your blog on fb...I didn't know you had one! A good shampoo for build up is Kinky Curly Come's natural and doesn't dry the hair out, Johnsons baby shampoo strips the hair of its natural oils, because most babies have cradle cap, which is caused by overactive oil glands.