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Hair Style

2 Quick Styles on an old Wash – N – Go

Hey Maicurlies,

So as always I am here with a super simple styling tutorial (yes in true form). I always mention that I like to keep it simple and these two styles are exactly that!

Asymmetrical and Heart Shaped Updo

Asymmetrical and Heart Shaped Updo

I like to do pin-up updos whenever I can’t be bothered with my hair, when I want to give my hair a break or when my hair is “old” and in need of a wash/co-wash but I have yet to get around to it (as in this case).

I don’t like adding too much to my hair if I am going to wash it the next day and I also don’t want to spend too much time trying to restyle when I will wash it the next day. So instead, I pin my hair up and away. These two styles can be done in 5 minutes or less, allowing me to quickly get ready for work/head out without any hassle.

I love doing the “Asymmetrical Updo” when I am running late for work.

This “Heart Shaped Updo” is another quick and pretty style.

They are both really simple but in a chic way so you still look “put together” without any effort! 

All I use is:

I have a video of how I do the styles

I hope you enjoy the video and let me know what you think! 

Thanks

Maicurls

Maicurls

Turban Wrap

Hey Maicurlies,

I have another wrap tutorial 😀 

I LOVE this scarf! What I love about it is that I get to add a little bit of colour to my normal dark outfits without feeling uncomfortable. I am a little shy about adding colour to my clothes but this way there is a splash of colour without making me feel awkward. (I actually have 2 really colourful scarves, I will do another demo with the second one too!) 

This head wrap is really simple to do. You literally will only need a long scarf that is a little on the wide side as well. The longer the better mine is 65 x 33 inches. If the material you are using is neither silk nor satin I would recommend using a silk/satin headscarf first to cover your hair (like I did) and then wrap away. P.s. underneath my satin scarf I had 4 large flat twists. 

It is easier to explain the process via video so please watch how I do my Turban Wrap below.

Like I said really simple to do right? I would love to hear what you think! 

Thanks

Maicurls

Maicurls

Double Knot Head Wrap

Hey Maicurlies,

Soooo today I wanted to share a styling post & video and this is going to be the first of my recent obsession which are head wraps/scarves! 

I have recently fallen in love with wraps/scaves/fabric and started to play around with using them to:

  1. Spruce up my outfit.
  2. Use them as a protective style by leaving my hair alone.

Now I will state I am NOT an expert, at all! However, I have been having fun experimenting and just trying different styles. 

I always thought “I couldn’t pull off these styles” because in my mind I thought certain faces work best with wraps and that it would be difficult to style however, if I can pull them off so can you! 

I am blessed to be surrounded by a ton of fabric shops, literally every district, town, city here has a TON of fabric shops so I either get them by the meter or I will just pick up some scarves from shops e.g. H&M, Mango, Forever 21 and other local shops too.

Apart from using a wrap because it is pretty, you can use them as a protective style when you don’t want to do your hair, if you are having a “bad hair day” (whatever that means) or perhaps if you are doing a Deep Condition and have to run out the house (yes I have done that!)!

With all that said and done, here is the first of my styling videos using a head wrap/scarf – the Double Knot Head Wrap

 

I would love to hear what you think! If you do wraps please let me know and perhaps provide me with some inspiration for new styles!

Thanks

Maicurls

Maicurls

Lazy Girl Gibson Tuck (protective style)

Hey Maicurlies,

I (yet again) wanted to share a simple protective style that I seem to turn to whenever I am really not in the mood to fuss around with my hair or if my hair should be washed and I am slacking for the day (don’t judge me it happens!) 😀 

There are a number of  different ways in which I like to do the Gibson Tuck and today I wanted to share this method. 

It really is as simple and easy as it looks. 2 two strand twists on either side, 1 forward “flat twist” at the front (don’t judge my “forward flat twist” I know it is ugly LOL) and then you tuck away the rest of the hair by rolling and tucking it away under the headband. Pin back the twists and presto you are done! 

I use a headband for two reasons. 1. it acts as an accessory and 2. I use it to help tuck away the hair that isn’t twisted. 

Like I said there are several different ways in which you can do the Gibson tuck so on the day when I recorded the video 

I also took a few pictures of another versions of the style and changed up the headband (I really need to make a new headband to spruce things up). 

What do you think, Gibson tucks yay or nay? Do you have favorite Gibson tuck styles? If so let me know, I would love to hear from you! 

Thanks

Maicurls

Maicurls

2 Simple Valentines Day Styles

Hey Maicurlies,

So before I even begin to go through the process, me a minute to explain why I opted to (yet again) show you two simple styles. Ignoring the fact that doing an easy style just is my thing, sometimes overdoing our hair can just be annoying, nerve wrecking (especially if this is going to be a first date) and not to mention it can potential cause damage and/or breakage.

Ok, now that I have come up with my “explanation” (excuse) let me share the two really super easy style options 🙂 

2 Valentines Day Styles

                                                                             2 Valentines Day Styles

In all honesty it is one style – two different looks. The first starts with one chunky side twist (pictures 1 below) & is accessorized with a ribbon. The second look is also a chunky twist but I pin the end of the twist by bringing it forwards and over and use a bobby pin to hold the hair down – I pin the hair underneath (by my ear – pictures 2 below). 

What I use is: a hair bubble, bobby pins and ribbons  (you can use a head band). 

I have a video of the process and the “looks” can be done in no more than 5 minutes! They are simple yet pretty (in my opinion lol) and you don’t have to worry about curls setting, damp frizzy results etc. on Valentines day. 

If you happen to be “celebrating” Valentines Day, I hope you and your significant other have a lovely day/night 🙂 

Happy Valentines Day Maicurlies (in advance) 

Maicurls

Maicurls

Loose Bun with Cowrie Shell Headband

Hello Maicurlies! 

So I have got (drum roll please) a super simple style to share! LOL yes super simple, AGAIN! I am trying alright 🙂 

Loose bun

Buns in the natural hair “community” seems to be a go to especially when you want to do something quick and this style is no exception. It takes no more than 5 minutes and you are on your way. You can “smooth out” your edges by using a scarf for 10 minutes and then hit the road to get on with your business for a more “polished” look (I used a scarf). 

Tools/Products

  • DIY Whipped Conditioning butter* (I literally whip some of my creamy leave-in conditioner together with a little whipped butter.)
  • DIY Spray Leave-In Conditioner
  • Ouchless Hair bubble
  • Bobby Pins
  • Soft bristle brush
  • Scarf
  • Cowrie Headband (optional)

*You want to make small batches of the whipped conditioning butter because water (a water based leave-in) mixed together with butter & oils can cause bacteria to grow in the container. So only make a little at a time, I also suggest storing the mix in an airtight container in the fridge to keep it “fresh” longer.  You might need to experiment with the Leave-In conditioners you use because not all Leave-Ins play nice with butter – experiment time.

How to

  • I put a little bit of my whipped conditioning butter on my edges and ends, brush in the butter (on my edges) with my soft bristle brush and make a ponytail.
  • I very loosely twist only the ends of my hair, pull the twist above my head and then start to roll the hair downwards (in the direction of my forehead) and bobby pin the bun in place.
  • To get smoother edges I tie my scarf for 10 minutes.
  • After taking the scarf down I sort out the bun if it gets a little messy and then add the headband around the bun. That is it! 

Video Tutorial 

Would love to hear what you think of the bun! 

Thanks

Maicurls

Maicurls

It has been a wonderful year Thank You!

Hello Maicurlies,

I made a quick video to say thank you for all the support I’ve got over the last year, which has been a wonderful year by the way. I truly appreciate every single one of you! While saying THANK YOU is not nearly enough to express how much all of your support means to me I can only reiterate I really do appreciate every single comment, follow, share, like, question, suggestion and message of support I’ve received from you, so THANK YOU again! 

I also explain what I will be doing on my YouTube Channel, this Blog as well as the other social media platforms I am on (Pinterest, Instagram, Bloglovin). I basically plan on sticking with what I know best and am most comfortable in, DIY’s and a few styling  videos. I do plan on doing more styling videos/tutorials and will try my best to be a little more creative 🙂

Along with that I also shared my Christmas Eve and Christmas Day hairstyles which, you probably already guessed were simple! Yes, I was being true to myself.

So with the buildup to Christmas over now comes the buildup to New Years Eve. I am still not sure what I will be doing in terms of hair but If I come up with something a little more exciting than a simple flat twist I will record a video ;).

Until next time Maicurlies!

Maicurls

Maicurls