Tuesday, 21 January 2014

3-strand twistout

I’m not sure if I’m late with discovering the 3-strand twists/twist-outs or maybe I’m just on time. You tell me!

The twisting technique came up in my YouTube search a week or so ago, when I wanted to try something different. I was intrigued, especially since I’m a twist-out addict. It doesn’t seem to matter what I do with my hair, after I’ve tried something new, I always go back to my beloved twist-outs. It’s just a dependable style for me. So I watched a bunch of videos to show me the technique on how to create a 3-strand twist, but best one for me was: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y5bTiC0dLhM from JustKellee101. Even though her hair texture is not the same as mine, I found her instructions were very concise and easy to follow.

My thoughts:
First of all, it usually takes me 45 minute to an hour to twist my hair, the 3-strand twist took me almost two hours. Perhaps that was because it was me first time doing it, I’m not sure.
One thing I did like was that I did not need to do as many twists. I only do 12 twists, opposed to about 16 twists. My hair is thick and fine, if that makes sense and I do not get big, juicy twists, but with the 3-strand twists I did and I liked them.

The results:
I have to say I wasn’t sure about this set when I took down the twists, because they didn’t seem to have the body I’m used to. Usually, I only fluff my roots on the first day of my twist-out. With this set, I had to fluff and separate to get the look I wanted. So I found it a little bit more labour intensive. The definition is also pretty good, but since I had to disturb the twists more than I usually do, I have a feeling I may have more frizz, but trade it off for bigger hair.
My twistout after a full day.

My verdict:
I will try the 3-strand twist-out method again just to give it another shot. The next time, I might try it on stretched dry hair. I like aspects of the process and the look. By the end of the week, I will let everyone know on Twitter if the bigger hair and frizz was working for me or if it just got on my nerves…we shall see.

Have you tried 3-strand twist-out? Tell me about your experience via Twitter @CanadianCurlie

Blessings and Curls,

Kim aka B-Curlie    

Monday, 6 January 2014

Freshening Up

PHOTO: Padre Denny - www.flickr.com

A New Year for Canadian Curlie, will be a fresher style.

I’ve decided that I will continue to post about natural hair with sprinkles of other life experiences and anything beauty related that I’ve discovered.

I want you (my readers) to get to know me a little better. As you all know, life has a way of impacting your thoughts and the way you respond or react to people or things. So instead of having these things happen to me, I will share what I can, instead of giving my blog a hiatus, which I’ve done in the past. This is a New Year’s resolution I have made for this blog.

In regards to the beauty factor, I’ve been dabbling in nail art, I’m not a professional or plan on getting serious about this, but I’m enjoying myself. I’ve also been watching makeup tutorials on You Tube which have been great, since I’m an eye shadow, mascara and lip gloss girl.

Don’t fret, the beauty posts won’t be overwhelming – natural hair is still my focus, but I want to share different episodes with you from time-to-time to keep it you guessing and interested.

Lastly, I want to feature more of your stories this year, so feel free to contact me if you would like to be a Featured Curlie or even just want to have a chat on Twitter, link me at via email at canadiancurlie2010@gmail.com or on Twitter @CanadianCurlie.

All the best to you in 2014!

Blessings and Curls,

Kim aka B-Curlie