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Roll Tuck And Pin #18

Styles for natural black hair

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. It’s complicated, messy and a little off. It’s beautiful. It’s certainly my little victory.

As far as my skin is concerned, August seems to be the most brutal of all months. The intense heat and humidity causes my poor little pores to freak out, which manifests in heat rash. I use a super light moisturizer (sometimes just a drop of grape seed or coconut oil) after toning with either aloe vera juice or a floral tea. Make-up aggravates the rash hence the bare face.

Styles for natural black hair

I find it amusing that people assume as a Kenyan woman I am totally okay with the summer heat. There’s no truth to that at all. Nairobi (Kenya’s capital where I was born and raised) is 1795m above sea level with temperatures between 65-78F for the most part. And even when it’s hot, there’s no humidity in the air. That makes a huge difference.