Get the Look: Roll with Flat Twists Protective Style

It’s a major dilemma (OK probably not major) when you’re torn between your favorite go to hair style (for me, it’s the the wash and go) and the commitment to continue with protective styling.

protective style on fine hair

I’ve been engaging in protective styling for the past 3 weeks and in keeping with the commitment to share a month’s worth of protective styles with you, I’ve got two more weeks to go. Today’s protective style is a roll with flat twists.

This style is very easy to do (just like the others: curly bun, loose two strand twists, banana clipped updo). It can last for a few days at a time, depending on how tight you pin that back roll. I like my roll to look full so I pin it loosely. How you do it is entirely up to you. You’ll have to sleep with a satin bonnet on to keep it all in place but if you find that you awake looking a little disheveled, simply re-pin the loose areas. There shouldn’t be a need to have to take all of your hair down.

Protective Style: Roll with Flat Twists

back roll

How To Create This Look

Tools/Accessories Needed: bobby pins, hair candy (accessories like chop sticks, hair flowers etc)

  1. Starting on freshly washed hair with curls already set and dried, flat twist one half of the front of your hair and secure with a bobby pin like so:
    flat twist
  2. Repeat on the other side.
  3. Once both sides of the hair are flat twisted and secured 1/2 way back, begin to roll the remaining back section upwards.
    protective style tutorial
  4. Pin as you roll.
  5. Continue rolling and pinning until all hair is secured.
  6. Use as many bobby pins as you need.
  7. Play with the placement of the roll so that it’s even on both sides….or not.
  8. Last off, don’t forget to accessorize 🙂

flat twists with roll protective style

Products used:

To set my curls I used:

– Alikay Naturals Lemongrass Leave in Conditioner

– CurlPrep Sweet Butta

– Curl Prep Around the Way Gel

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Michelle Smith
Michelle is a Christian special needs mom residing in the NYC area who shares useful tips to grow and maintain fine natural hair. She's a published author and Creator of Fine Natural Hair and Faith, inspiring others with faith for living along side knowledge on how to care for their "crown."

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