Tag Archives: DIY

DIY: Senegalese Twist

9 Jul

I mentioned before on this blog  that I learned to senegalese twist last year. It’s my go to style whenever I have time to do it. I can wear my twist for 1-3 months depending on how well I care for them. My hair grows like crazy when I wear these twist. There are a lot of videos on youtube to teach you how to DIY. This style cost $90-$150 in the salon. It cost me $20-$25 (cost of hair, 11 packs) to do it myself. 🙂 I always wash and deep condition my hair before I install my twist. I use a leave on conditioner and oil my scalp. Continue reading

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Ombre’

20 Apr

Definition: The hair world borrowed the term ‘Ombre’ from the french word meaning shaded or shading. Ombre hair color is generally darker at the roots through the mid-shaft and then gradually gets lighter from the mid-shaft to the ends. It is usually achieved using a balayage technique and is ideal for clients looking for a low-maintenance style. -About.com

Video: DIY (Do It Yourself) Ombre

How I learned to Senegalese Twist.

15 Apr

When I did my bog chop, I was living overseas in South Korea. I had NOOOO idea what I was going to do with my hair. Looking back, I wish I had more products and knew the info I now know bc I could have rocked my TWA (teeny weeny afro) and really did the dang thang. BUT, for me, resources were few in Busan Korea. Thankfully, I met a Nigerian woman who was braiding hair outside a military base in Daegu and for 7 months she kept my hair in Senegalse Twist.


When I returned to the U.S., I wanted to keep getting my twist but the prices over here were so high compared to what I’d gotten used to paying so I had to either learn to do it myself or “bite the bullet.” I chose to learn…I watched this video for about an hour and got down to business. The first time it took me two and a half days (on and off). The second time, just 6 hours.