Beads, Braids And Beyond
Hello – I’m Lyn! I was born and raised within the UK…I moved out to the USA 7 years in the past to do my masters, met my husband, and never left! J I’m white (English, Irish, Spanish & French); hubby is black with a bit of Native American. We have now two children, Tia, who will be 3 in March, and Benjamin, who is 5 months old.
Tia’s hair is a mix of 3c and 4a. It has actually started to grow lots within the final 6 months. I thought it would be enjoyable for everyone to see a picture that was taken almost exactly a yr ago in the present day. I remember at the time wondering if her hair would ever be lengthy sufficient to do anything aside from teeny tiny puffs!
I solely simply began learning easy methods to do precise types (e.g. anything other than a puff or a ponytail!) a month ago, thanks to this blog and BBC! So her hair is still a work in progress and all the pictures you see are my first makes an attempt at each style.
We wash her hair with shampoo on weekends and typically co-wash (with conditioner only) mid-week. I’d like to go away types in for per week but they usually begin to get fuzzy after about four days. Tia has been begging me to do new styles on a regular basis since I began doing her hair commonly, so we’ve been doing 2-three types every week right now. She wears a satin bonnet to mattress, in the car and at naptime; if her hair is not in a style I put it in four chunky braids earlier than bedtime.
After trying what appeared like each product possible, we discovered that the Curly Q line works nice for Tia. We’ve been using the Curls products for practically 2 years now and I like them. We wash her hair once a week with Curly Q shampoo, situation it with Curly Q conditioner, detangle with fingers, comb by with a large tooth comb, then leave for 5-10 mins earlier than rinsing. After washing we apply Curly Q moisturizer and custard, and let it air dry. We use each the moisturizer and custard every day to freshen her curls (if it’s not in a style). For styles I usually use Curly Q Princess Glaze on each section before I cornrow/braid it. Typically I additionally use ORS Lock and Twist gel. I’m planning on trying Curls Gel-es’c soon too.
Nope! And that i won’t be!
Cornrows with 3-strand twists (this was my first attempt at 3-strand twists): (on the left)
Cornrows with a braided ponytail:
Veil model with field braids:
Full head cornrows (this was my first ever try at any sort of model and so additionally my first time attempting cornrows (sure I used to be being ambitious…or foolish…I’m undecided which, lol!)
Cornrows with unfastened curls:
They’re all so cute! How did you study to do all of this
Just about exclusively from Beads Braids Past and all the helpful links you posted, like the cornrow instructions. I still need more follow, but since my daughter is now continuously begging for me to do her hair, I don’t assume it’ll be an issue zane haircut getting a lot of observe in!
She loves it! She is always telling individuals her hair is gorgeous. The opposite day she advised me I need to wish I had hair like hers, because mine is just boring and straight! Lmao! She is correct!
Her favorite style is anything with beads, however she specifically asked for me to do a coronary heart in her hair with this fashion (I tried!). (on the proper)
Satin bonnet within the automobile!!! I don’t know about you all, but our automotive seat is capable of taking an ideal style and turning the again of it right into a scorching mess by the time we’ve got gotten to the first stop mild. We have a designated bonnet that stays within the car so we don’t overlook.
I am so impressed that Lyn simply began styling her daughters hair! Wow. She is going to be a professional in no time. Tia is absolutely adorable! I really like how colorful and playful her types are. I’m additionally honored that the blog has inspired/helped Lyn! That’s my aim for B,B,B- to easily help others, as a result of I was as soon as the mama who only knew methods to do 1 or 2 puffs. Keep up the nice work Lyn! You might be doing a fabulous job!