Hair Journey

Protective Styling | Flat Twist Updo

Hey there.

I just want to come out and say that my hair has been out and about for quite a while now and its time to chill; it was in a bun for the past week at least. Time to do some protective styles; you’ll be seeing a lot of those.

We all know that for a do to be called a protective style, your ends should be safe (free from friction) and the style should last you a while with no manipulation. That means more DIYs here πŸ˜‰

So I decided to try a flat twist updo. My hair is thicker now so it would make for lovely plump flat twists. I’m starting off with a week old hair. Since I plan to keep these in for about a week or so, I moisturized again with a bit of my water+glycerin mist, oil mix and Olive oil hair cream.


I started off by making 4 sections: the back, two sides and the crown. Starting from the back, part medium sized lines, moisturize, seal and begin flat twisting. I don’t really know how to explain it in words πŸ˜€ channel maybe? *hint

Anyway, its really simple; divide the beginning into two sections, twist along the part as you pick more hair till you get to the end. What I love about flat twists is they are loose so you don’t have to worry about pulling at your roots; and loose means plump and effortless-looking. Size and direction depend on the look you’re going for. This is mine


Repeat all over. I decided to have the crown ones fall to the front. Here’s how they turned out; took me about 50 minutes. Feel free to sleek your edges and accessorize.


I’ve done flat twists before, but they have never been this neat and even. I’m so proud of myself πŸ™‚

How are you protective styling? See you on the next one.



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