Today, I bring you floral inspiration for your naturally curly hair.
I used my Traditional Lei-Making Tutorial to create little floral garlands with wild roses and hawthorn flowers. Then, I incorporated them into some simple hairstyles to add a extra dose of pretty and detail.
I have had so much fun making floral garlands this Spring and Summer and I totally encourage you to get a needle and thread and play around with plants and flowers that are growing around you. Make something to tie around your head, your hat, or your neck. Their is nothing better than wearing flowers;)
Little bonus tutorial here……For the look seen on Liz, we did a braid up the back, secured it at the top with bobby pins and let the rest of her hair be completely free.
With a rose garland and some foliage, and a leather motorcycle jacket, she defied every possible category and stunned the shit out of me with her beauty. And that is just how I like things to be:)
Have fun, get creative, surround yourself with flowers, and defy social constructs. These are my lessons for today.
Hi dears. Do you remember when we talked about the waterfall braid last year? Waterfall braids are french braids that you only add hair to from one side, instead of both. And on the other side, each time you overlap, you drop your strand and grab a new one from right under it. Check out this tutorial for clarity.
I love this hairstyle because I really dig the asymmetrical vibe, but it is still soft and not too severe. This hairstyle looks so cool on curly, big hair so I say, let it be wild.
To get the look, you will need 2 bobby pins and your braiding fingers.
Begin like you are doing a french braid, with 2 small pieces of hair at the front of your hairline. Overlap them a few times.
Now, do a waterfall braid straight down the back of your head, adding to one side, and dropping and swapping your sections on the other side. If you need extra waterfall braid clarity, check this.
When you reach the back hairline, use your bobby pins to secure the base of the braid to the head. Let the ends hang free, and sweep all the hair on one side over one shoulder and rock it like Cyndi Lauper.
Hi curly and natural textured babes. Here is yet another little quickie hairstyle to rock when you are feeling otherwise hair un-inspired.
This hairstyle works for all types of curls and textured hair types, and can be done on hair that is about 4 inches and longer.
You will need 5 large bobby pins for this hairstyle, and about 2 minutes of time. Do you have your twisting fingers ready?
Begin by taking a rough section of hair on the top of the head. Holding it by the ends, give it a twist, a full rotation and a half, and then hold it against the head. Pin it securely into place at the back of the head.
Now take a largish section of hair from one side (the opposite side that you want your puff on.) Twist it back and pull it across the back of the head, towards the other side. Hold the twist against the head and pin it into place, leaving the ends of it free to curl.
On the other side, just tuck your hair behind your ear, or pin it back if you want. Arrange all the hair on that side into a nice round puff. Add a flower if you want:)
Hey curly mamas! This quick and dirty little beehive for natural curls is beyond easy to do, and fantastic for dirty hair!
To get the look, you will need several bobby pins. Say 6 to be safe. And I suggest using the largest ones you can
Begin by roughly sectioning off the top half of the head. Don’t try and be too neat;) Holding the entire section out, begin to twist it in one direction. Bring the twist to the back of the head, and hold it there firmly. Push it gently upwards against the head, to create more volume and give it the ‘hive.’
Use bobby pins to secure the twist to the head.
Now, letting the ends of the twist fall in with the rest of the hair, take all the hair into one hand, and twist it upwards like you would a simple french twist.
Hold the twist against the head, and carefully tuck the ends behind the twist and out of the way.