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Mini Buns?! I don’t think so Marc Jacobs – Global Couture

Hey Maicurlies,

This is my latest contribution article to Global Couture

Yup, I also saw the latest “fashion trend….mini buns”…!!! Okay I don’t want to go off and start a big ‘what is wrong with people’ post simply because I tend to get a little to annoyed and can go on and on. I did address the fashion post what WAS on Mane Addicts website (but has since been removed). 

Like I said, I really don’t want to go off again so I have provided a link to my article here. I have said my piece on the matter but I am pretty sure it won’t be the last time I will address a situation like that again, as I said in my article I am not a pessimist I simply am a realist. 

Have a great weekend Maicurlies!




8 Bantu Knot-out

Hey Maicurlies,

I am ADDICTED to Instagram! Yes I have admitted to this before (here) but seriously it is like a disease LOL!

Anywho, recently I started to take photos of what my hair looks like (quite frequently), so I figured from time to time I will post a few photos here too. Primarily if I have photos of my styling process (taking down my hair, separating, fluffing and styling) or if I capture how a style looks as the days go on I will load those up here.

8 Bantu Knot out

I want to start with my recent Bantu Knot-out which I did on 8 Bantu Knots. Normally I prefer doing smaller knots (not too tiny) just because it means I’d have tighter curls which creates fullness for my fine hair and it usually (I repeat, usually) means I don’t have to separate as much since my hair will already be in small sections. However, Bantu knots & sleep do not go hand in hand and I am tender headed so I did 8 Bantu Knots.

Bantu Knots

I put in the Bantu Knots literally right before bed and took them down the next morning.

Bantu knots taken down

I separated the sections, fluffed my hair, separated some more, fluffed some more and then decided to pin it back for Day 1:

Day 2:

I did the pineapple method to sleep and covered my hair using a scarf. The next day (day 2). I again had it pinned back but without any curls hanging down this time.  By the second day my hair fluffier which gave me volume (yay) and of course also invited frizz but I am fine with that. 

That is it Maicurlies! Let me know if you like these kinds of posts or not! 




Bantu Knots Page Updated!

Hello Maicurlies,


So I finally did it…. I reattempted my Bantu Knots again! And let me tell you! I am loving the new and improved results! I had tried them in the past (2011) and did not like the results so I thought “Bantu Knots are not for me”…but it looks like I might have been wrong! 

In my “Bantu Knots” page under the “Mai Hairstyles” Tab I had mentioned where I think I went wrong back in 2011 and noted down a few things I would change when/if I revisited them and I did. Now the end results are not “perfect” but I think that I will get better with practice… I also think I might have been a little too “fluff happy” and separated them a little too much but nevertheless I still enjoyed the light, fluffy and bouncy curls! Click here to get more details and see the end results!

Let me know what you think!




Hair Styles Written Up

Alright guys so I just wanted to give you a very quick summary of all the Hair Styles Write-Ups I have done so far (04.09.2013)

I have basically written up:

  • Bantu Knots (this was done back in 2011 so I need to revisit this style and modify it)
  • Buns (I wrote up one of the 4 methods I use – I need to write the remaining 3)
  • Elongated Ponytail (Inspired by a YouTube Vlogger) 
  • Twists (I basically explained my process of how I did my first “mini twists” but I will be adding how I do my “normal” twists which are medium sized as well as my overnight chunky twists).
  • Wash-n-Go 

Click here to go to my Hair Styles Overview page. There are a few missing because I want to have images to demonstrate. It is easier to be able to see what I am trying to explain along with writing it. So as soon as I do the styles I will be loading up pictures and making write-ups. 

I really do hope you guys find this interesting!