6 Ways to Style Marley Twists

It’s that point in the summer season where it’s just too hot for me to be bothered with my hair. This is where my trusty protective styles come into to play. This time I chose Marley Twists.

If you’re also looking for a style with Minimal Maintenance and hot summer heat friendly, I would definitely recommend twists of some sort, or even faux locs! Here are 6 different ways to style your hair so that its up and out the way!

Look 1. Minnie Mouse Buns
This one is perfect for when your feeling fun
and it puts a new touch on an ordinary single bun

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Look 2. Milkmaid Braids
Can we take a moment and appreciate how
layed my edges are. Ok. Carry on! Lol

Look 3. Simple Flat Twist
This one is perfect for when you don’t have a lot of time,
but still looks like you put in some effort. Just put your
hair to the side and twist away! So simple!

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Look 4. Twisted Pony
Simple yet chic at the same time.

 

 

Look 5. Half Up Half Down Knot
The one has a little edge too it.

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Look 6. Pinless Top Knot
You can’t have a hair lookbook without doing a top knot.
This one is my go to when the heat is too much to bare,
my hair is up and out of the way!

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Yes, I love to switch up my styles every now and again, so I doubt that I’ll be keeping this in any longer than two weeks. Rest assure that’s more than enough time in my book! Lol

If you want to see these styles in motion be sure to watch the video.
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With Love,
Irene

Flat Ironing My Natural Hair

Hey Everyone, A couple weeks ago I made an attempt to flat iron my hair. Although the results weren’t horrible, my hair just didn’t turn out as I anticipated. Still yet I decided to upload what I did on Youtube, just so that someone could learn from my mistakes, and I can also look back and see what I did wrong.

Before flat ironing my hair I applied one of my favorite moisturizers by Shea Moisture.  It’s the Jamaican Black Castor Oil Styling Lotion. It even suggests that it’s perfect for protecting hair during heat styling. Maybe I used too much… Although I normally love this moisturizer when I blow out my hair, I think it’s too heavy to use when I’m straightening it. Otherwise I have no complaints about this product.

Next time around I plan to use something much lighter, like a leave in conditioner of some sort.

Also, when I shampoo my hair I only lather it up once. I find that shampooing my hair twice only strips my hair of its natural oils, and it much harder to detangle, but I figured that if I plan to flat iron again, I should shampoo 2x that way my hair if thoroughly clarified and has a fresh clean start.

 I’ve been natural going on 4 years and I’m still learning new things about my hair. It’s all about trial and error. Like they always say practice makes perfect. Be sure to check out my video and leave any tips or suggestions that you may have that would help me out the next time around!

 

Much love,
Irene