Protective Stylin' Continues

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Hey all,

Its safe to say we have decided to kick up our protective styling a couple of notches. And this time, we are hanging up our braids. 

After my traumatizing blow out, I decided to have some cornrows and twists done! I was inspired by this image of the flawless and lovely Goapele taken by Lenyon Whitaker. 


Herein lie the results:


The twists up top centered and merged with the side cornrows to form a mo-hawk, very much like Ms. Goapele's. 

I like the result and will be sure to switch things up as we continue our protective styling mojo. I'm slowly building momentum to sitting down and doing my mini-twists. That ought to be fun... (gulp!)

Thanks for reading!
x
Louise Wanjohi said...

cute :-) did you use braids for the mo-hawk?

Rossie said...

Absolutely beautiful.......I am so copying it

Tamtamu said...

I love the looookkk!!! PS- am the one who shouted "I love your blog!" from a moving car, right near Valley Arcade/Methodist road. But I do. Keep writing!!:-)

Mary said...

Hey there!
I used yarn actually! I thought braids would have been too heavy and less malleable.

Mary said...

Go for it mami, you should check out other styles by Goapele, I drool...

Mary said...

OMG I remember!!! Hahahahahaha! You made my day, I went back to work blushing like a little school girl! Thanks for the shout out hun! More posts coming riiiiiiight up!
<3

kinky_lockz said...

Gorgeous! You ladies rock.

BellaNubian said...

Beautiful!! I need to get on protective styling...just hate sitting down to have them done!!Thanks so much for the post and for inspiring to start blogging too :)

Carol Gatura said...

Wow! Should try it sometime. Though you look gorge!!

SugarPuss said...

So coooooll! Damn you Mary! I fell in love with nyash' mini twists so all morning today av been at it, finally did my last twist, came back here to compare notes n then this??? Now I want... :)

Ps I look ravishing by the way...rrrrr

Boke Nyakoboke said...

This is beautiful. I love it. Where did you have this done? Share details please. Just gorgeous.

Martha Kamigwi said...

hey,
Totally love the look! Where did you get them done? And the few times you go to the salon for deep conditioning, henna treatments etc, which salon do you go to? I need someone who can handle my nappy hair :)

Martha

Martha Kamigwi said...

Totally love the result! Where did you get them done? And for the few times you go to the salon to get your hair deep conditioned, henna treated, etc..which salon do you go to or can highly recommend? I need someone who can handle my nappy hair..:)

Thanks!
Martha

Sue said...

Was the yarn acrylic? I've heard that pure wool can lock with the hair.

Sue said...

Just lovely! Shows off your face really well! I have admired Goapele's styles for a while, just have to find someone who can pull it off. There was a video of her hair-braider at work on the internet awhile back, she's one skilled lady! I think she actually has her hair threaded in the pompadour/mohawk section. That would be an interesting take on the style too.

Would love to see other shots of your style, like say a side profile? Just wondering how it's all pinned up. Super!

Suzanne said...

Super Cute!!!!

Varyanne said...

Hella cute! So, copying this,it's allowed, right? You look exceptionally radiant.

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