The wedding’s over, but the whole experience wouldn’t be the same without a honeymoon right? And just as any other woman, I had to make sure that I’m ready for my special time away from head to toe. Our destination includes sun, sand and sea so I had all of those factors to consider when deciding how I’d want to style my hair. We’re going far away to a place where I doubt I’d find one Black hair stylist, let alone one who knows how to handle natural hair so I knew from the get go that Fro had to be put away for this time. I’ve kept Fro out for awhile and it’s time to protect her from all the harsh elements and me being too lazy and chilled to really do much with it.
Enter my first protective style of 2015 and the idea of cornrows. But I knew I wanted them with a twist (pun intended). I’ve seen different versions of this style around the internet and a handful on the streets. I wanted hair that was going to be up and go hair that I can dress up and down whilst looking good with my maxi dresses as well as my swimsuits. So being ocean friendly was key (I’ll get back to you on how ocean friendly it actually was when I return lol). It’s low maintenance and has enough length to give me that necessary versatility. I got this style done at by Ruutos Hair Salon in Randburg. Watch out for their how-to video on this style, featuring yours truly 🙂
So far, I’m loving it! The hair piece itself is very similar to Marley hair just that I find it much heavier. It was too heavy at first, which I knew wouldn’t bode well with water making it even more heavy, so thankfully the Ruutos team edited it a couple of days afterwards. I believe they’re selling the piece for R180 a pack. They initially used 6 on me to get volume but it’s unecessary so in the edited session they reduced it by about half. Still a lot but you know me, I’m a small woman with a love for big hair.
I’ll be reviewing this style once it’s really been tested by the elements!