“Effortless Beach Waves” Attempt, Fail & Recovery

2 Oct

I watched this YouTube video by Naptural85 (<3 ❤ ❤ her hair) called, “Effortless Beach Waves” (sounds oh so easy, fun & pretty right…?!)

Easy & B-E-A-UTIFUL right?!?!?!

 

So, I followed the video, put in my twists/bantu knots:

          

Wrapped it with a scarf & took it out in the morning (I did sit under a hooded dryer for 1 hour): 

   

Then by the time I got to work it looked like this….

where's the beach....the waves???

effortless......?

My husband's response, "It's different..." ...smh, that's never a good response.

I wasn’t too happy with it, put it up in a puff & decided to regroup later that night.

Apparently, my hair wasn’t fully dry and came out frizzy. I don’t do well drying overnight; I usually have to sit under a dryer for at least 2 hours & can’t wrap my hair with a satin scarf at night so it can continue to dry by the morning (but I know that about my hair and thought that this time would be different….b/c I watched this video…smh).

 

ATTEMPT #2:

  • I did 4 flat twists down the back half & 4 flat twists on each side of my head (total of 12 instead of her 5 in the video)
  • I sat under a hooded dryer that night for 1 hour, wrapped in satin scarf overnight, sat under hooded dryer for 45 minutes that morning bc the bantu knots were still wet…

 

 

 

The take out results of attempt #2:

“womp womp…” it looked the same as the day before so I re-twisted it at work and pinned it all up to the top of my head:

My thought was that I'd leave it pinned up half of the day so it can continue to dry...

I should have just kept it like this all day at work...

The AC was not working at the office this day & it was HOT...

Then the final take down midday:

 

SO….IT’S NOT EXACTLY, NO, NOT AT ALL EFFORTLESS & LOOKS MORE LIKE A TWIST OUT, WHICH IS FINE…BUT I DIDN’T HAVE TO DO ALL THIS WORK FOR A REGULAR TWIST OUT…LOL.

OH THE JOYS OF NATURAL HAIR & EXPERIMENTING WITH NEW STYLES…

So, where do you think I went wrong…? I think Naptural85’s hair is magic…that’s it…lol, LATER!

 

 

 

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2 Responses to ““Effortless Beach Waves” Attempt, Fail & Recovery”

  1. livehealthylookhealthy October 3, 2011 at 9:34 PM #

    I thought your first attempt, even when you got to work, looked great.

    • mrsashb October 4, 2011 at 8:46 AM #

      thank you! It was just a bit too frizzy for me that day; but thanks!

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