I don’t have any rules when it comes to styling my natural hair. Thanks to light density texture that has a mind of its own, I have come to have no expectations at all whenever I style my hair. I am not meticulous either so you won’t find me making perfectly straight lines or symmetrical partitions on my hair.
I am not completely against using heat (I use indirect heat…plastic cap under a hooded dryer to deep condition), however I think it’s a good idea to minimize exposure where possible. Enter curlformers. Curlformers are perfect solution to both stretching the hair (always recommended) and stunning curls without using heat.
My goal was to create one continuous flat twist around my head. That’s really ambitious especially for me. Like most things, only by continued practice can we become better. Granted, there’s nothing flat about this roll, tuck and pin but I got some of the twist right.
I have managed exactly two roll, tuck and pin hairstyles this summer. Why? A busy schedule, which means repeating the easy-to-do styles and sometimes just leaving my hair alone in chunky braids. For the longest time I couldn’t get my twists to stay put until it was time to unravel them and also struggled with definition (that would be immediately obliterated by humidity).
The onset of unforgiving winter compelled me to shelf the roll, tuck and pin hair styling challenge. For those who may not know – l am very challenged (but getting better) when it comes to styling my light density 4c hair.
It’s day 15! I am halfway done with the roll, tuck and pin challenge. I am not particularly good with twists or braid outs but I am getting very comfortable rolling my hair into cuteness without much of a struggle.