Learning to Style My Own Hair

So, I don’t know if I admitted this on this blog before, but I am (was?) in the society of black girls who cannot cornrow. This was a problem for me, not only because it embarrassed me, but also, I love to wear wigs and not know how to at minimum do a sloppy set of straight backs was keeping me from wearing them as often as I’d like. So, when we all got locked inside in March, I decided to do something about it.

One night after washing my hair, I decided to sit down and cornrow my hair, and I did it! It took FOREVER, but I actually was able to get something that I could lay a wig on top of.

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Me and my wig after I learned to cornrow

But this success, made me cocky, and I decided that I should learn how to do other things on my hair. You know save money, be able to put my hair away when I get tired of doing it. I decided to start with Marley Twists, because the video seemed the simplest and I was trying to take baby steps. I literally sat in my parent’s TV room and did these while watching the Nelly vs Ludacris Verzuz.

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Me and my messy Marley Twists.

The next thing I did was trimming my own hair, we can barely call it a trim, but I used a technique my college roommate used to use, which is trimming the ends of my twist out every few washes, nothing super dramatic.

Flexi Rod Set after my trim

So, after doing cornrows, trims and a protective style I decided it was time to take the leap of faith and do box braids on myself. So, I chose a day during some upcoming time off from work and took the plunge.

The final product

So, I am sharing my new wealth of knowledge with you guys, check out this YouTube playlist of videos that helped me out, and let me know what you think of my hair journey in the comments.

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