Last week I shared the loose two strand twists protective style. Normally, I don’t keep a protective style in for very long but it took me nearly 3 hours to twist my hair so I’m skipping this week’s wash and going straight for styling! But there was a problem…
I anticipated being able to keep the loose two strand twists in for 2 weeks. It didn’t happen. My fine hair began to tangle and loc up in the back so I remove them and re-did them larger so I could get that extra week of protective styling out of this hair!.
The banana clip is a very useful tool in the arsenal of hair accessories because it can be used to create a number of protective styles.
In keeping these loose two strand twists in, converting them to a protective style is a cinch with the banana clip.
Protective Style: Banana Clip Up-do
How to Create an Up-do with The Banana Clip
Tools/Accessories Needed: Banana clip, bobby pins
1- Gather your twists up into a high ponytail with one hand. (Optional: Separate the twists to create a part before gathering the hair up)
2- Secure banana clip with opposite hand.
3- Check that banana clip is not pulling on any hairs. If it is, release, adjust and re-clip
4- Splitting the twists down the center in the banana clip, roll one 1/2 of the twists toward the left and pin.
5- Repeat pinning the other 1/2 of the twists on the right.
To redo the twists I used:
– Alikay Naturals Lemongrass Leave in Conditioner
– Camille Rose Naturals Fresh Curls
– Homemade Whipped Mango Butter with Lemongrass Essential Oil