DIY Natural Hair Protective Style

Look what I found on my camera the other day!

I had done this style on my own sometime in early June. The idea for it came from all sorts of inspiration online. I’ve always liked the cornrow style of meeting in the middle and creating some kind of mohawk or something but it’s no secret I can’t cornrow so I always left it up to the hairdressers. But then I had a brain fart…why not just flat twist it up? So one evening when my free hair wasn’t doing it for me, I decided to flat twist it for the rest of the coming week. I prepped it by spraying my daily spritz, followed by my hair food. I decided to do single twists in the front and let them hang but the following day I decided to just pin them and this is the end result:


I was really happy with how it came out, considering it was quite impromptu and it did me right – it lasted a whole week. Ok by day 6 it was looking very ratty but I covered it all up with my trusted friend, the headscarf and went on with it. And before that, I undid the single twists and had a twist out look to freshen it up. It did take me a bit longer than I expected to actually do it, about an hour and half and I was pretty knackered by the end of it all lol. But it’s definitely a style to keep on record for when Fro reappears 🙂




  1. August 11, 2013 / 4:40 am

    I cant braid to save my life lol and for some reason I can only flat twist one side of my head. This looks really cute on you.
    Ms Dee Kay

    • August 20, 2013 / 3:30 pm

      Thank you, also can't cornrow braid hence the flat twists 😉

  2. August 10, 2013 / 7:17 pm

    I too am a lover of flat-twist up-dos 🙂

    • August 20, 2013 / 3:30 pm

      Simple and easy 🙂

  3. August 10, 2013 / 7:13 pm

    I wish you had a YouTube channel and put up tutorial coz I love you!!!! Where do you get your hairfood from. Struggling to find an alternative, I currently use the black chic and it give get moisture but don't define curls.

  4. August 9, 2013 / 7:51 am

    Super cute 🙂

    • August 20, 2013 / 3:29 pm

      Thanks 🙂

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