FLATTWIST UPWARDS VS. DOWNWARDS


I remember the first time I attempted a flattwist hairstyle. I was so confident in the knowledge I had acquired from the multiple YouTube tutorials I had watched. Somehow however, I ended up with one side of my head facing down and the other up.

I kept quizzing myself; was it because I was right handed? does the technique change when I switch sides? I took it down, twisted again and ended up with the same results. WTF?!

I loved both sides, separately, not together. I had to figure out a way to make them look the same. So I practiced, practiced and practiced some more and finally, I mastered the downward facing flattwist. My quest was not over.
I loved the look of the upward facing twists so I took to YouTube and my mirror, parted my hair and practiced. Here we are now, I have mastered two awesome protective styles and here to share. All you need is a bit of hand-eye, finger-placing, hair-grabbing coordination and you are good to go.
What I love about the flattwist is that once mastered it is quick to install and takedown. It’s a style that can be worn anywhere and at anytime.

A Day In My Afro

With all this protective styling I decided to give my hair a break for a day. It’s important to let your hair and scalp rest from the tension the styles create.

After putting on my beautiful Africa shaped earrings, I saw it fit that I rock my fro today.

One thing I have heard from many people is that our afros are intimidating. They are no longer viewed as nappy and unkempt. They just express so much without uttering a word.

The hair of a black/African woman is intimidating for various reasons. It’s not news that a woman of color possesses power within her. The kind of power that weakens knees and builds nations. Society did a number on us though.

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