If that is so... I have a great style for you! I did it on my sister-in-law for Valentine's Day. I don't have step by step instructions, but I can tell you how to do it. If I have time, I'll try to get some pictures taken as well.
This style is created by taking a small front section of hair (like putting a thumb on each side of your forehead, then bringing them back a bit to meet each other- that is your section) and then, push it up and forward a bit, secure with a butterfly or mini claw clip in a colr that is close to your own hair color. If you have a lot of hair hanging down from that, leave it and use it in the remaining sections. If you have shorter layers, and only a tiny bit is hanging down, clip it forward out of your way, and you can let it down later.
If you want some front loose sections to frame your face, take those out now, very tiny section. Allow them to stay forward out of your way.
Take a small section from each side of your hair at ear level, make a simple braid, secure the end. Repeat on other side. Allow the braids to just hang while you complete the rest of the style.
Take the remainder of your hair and divide it in half horizontally. Your section should be just above your ear level. Smooth hair as though you are going to make a pony tail, then begin to twist. It doesn't matter which way you twist, as long as you remember which way it is (because you will be twisting the next section in the opposite direction). While you twist, bring the section upward, so the tail is up in the air. Keep this close to your head, and lay it flat against your scalp so you can secure it with pin. I used the large sized bobby pins, but you can use any favorite securing pins you have. I used two, one going upward, and one going downward. You will have hair that is left over and sorting of swinging to one side, which is how it is supposed to be.
Now, move on to the bottom section. Twist that hair in the same way, but opposite direction. Pin in place and allow hair to fall in that opposite direction. You will sort of have a S
shape going on, or backward S
shape depending on which way your first twist falls.
Take your braids, cross one braid over the center of your two twists. Use a bobby pin to secure. Repeat on other side.
If you had the front small section clipped out of your way, let it loose now. It should only hang down a few inches. That hair can be styled to go over with the curved and hanging hair from the top twist.
Use a curling iron or if you have plenty of time, really small rollers, to get more defined waves in your hanging curved sections of loose hair. Use the roller to go in the direction the hair is going, rolling under and sideways.
If you have a hair stick you want to use or other similar styled accessory, slide it at an angle between the two twist, but close to the scalp.
Add any additional pins you feel you need to keep style secure.
I wish I had pictures, other than the finshed style, but hopefully this will give you something to practice with.
Let me know if you like it, and how it goes!
17/33.13/35+ Type 2CMii (3B underneath layer) Somewhat fine, slightly wavy (with curls on the underneath layer), Hennaed Auburn. To see more pictures, click on the gallery collection link found here:
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Nature's Gate Conditioners (As well as Forest Pure, another brand made by the makers of Nature's Gate)
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Shea Butter (from which I make my own leave-in)
MP Popular Mix Brush
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