New Bun Alert!

Here’s todays bun! It’s a spin on Long Hair Don’t Care’s (YouTube) Two Stranded Side Twist. It worked out just as well although my hair isn’t nearly as long.

It starts as a huge two strand flattwist in the front that is twisted down the side of my head. I don’t like my hair feeling loose, so I used a Goody elastic ponytail holder at the base of my bun. The actual bun is a three strand flattwist because that gives me more swirl in my bun. It’s my new love!

I’m super sleepy, but I wanted to give you a front view of the style. Don’t judge me. =)

20121205-204103.jpg

20121205-204119.jpg

20121205-204126.jpg

20121205-204507.jpg

XOXO,
Rece

Three Strand Twistout, Product Reviews and a Bonus

I decided to try a three strand twistout for Thanksgiving! As you know, I’ve done three strand twists to create a bun and I’ve always told myself I would likely never do a three strand twistout. It just seemed like it would take entirely too long to twist it.

Based on the poll, the majority voted for a twistout, but Shelli from Hairscapades suggested a three strand twistout. I decided to just go for it.

I washed and deep conditioned my hair before I twisted it. My hair was sooooo moisturized, but I used a ton of new products. I pre-poo’d with Vatika – Enriched Coconut Hair Oil (haven’t used it in a while), washed with my standard Selsun Blue shampoo due to my scalp, conditioned with NuNAAT Intensive Hair Mask (from my November CurlBox), then applied Giovanni’s Direct Leave-in (first time trying it).

The nuNAAT intensive hair mask is wonderful. It has a pleasant, light fragrance. It’s very creamy, which is one reason I generally like conditioners in jars. I followed the directions and left it on for 20-30 min. When I rinsed it out, my hair was soft and moisturized.

I am generally a huge fan of Giovanni products because I have yet to find one that I didn’t like. I was perusing Whole Foods after work on Wednesday and spotted it, so I figured I’d test it out. Now I see why it is so highly recommended. You can feel that it’s holding moisture in your hair. I’ve only used it once, but I’m pretty sure I’d buy it again. Another winner from Giovanni!

Here’s my twistout.

20121123-100109.jpg

20121123-100124.jpg

For good measure, here are my twists in October 2011 compared with my twists now. My hair is getting long! *squeal* You can also see the difference in a two strand twist vs. a three strand twist.

20121123-103335.jpg

20121123-103359.jpg

***BONUS***
My sissy had a Great Thanksgiving/Birthday Braidout, so she gets featured!

20121123-100417.jpg

XOXO,
Rece