Yesterday was a warm gorgeous day here in New York and since I had plans, I wanted to do something nice with my hair. I originally wanted to do something a bit more complex, but I ended up settling on a simple high bun with Marley hair. This is one of my favorite “special occassion” styles because I can protect my hair while looking cute and sophisticated. While I do love high buns (and buns in general), I don’t do them often because it requires a lot of manipulation (detangling with a comb, brushing, etc). But the end result is so worth it ☺ I will likely shampoo and deep condition again this week, just to baby my hair before I put heat on it.
I deep conditioned the night before using Trader Joe’s Tea Tree Tingle Conditioner (which doubled as my leave in), honey and a variety of oils. I stretched my hair overnight in braids and used Giovanni’s LA Naturals Styling Gel to slick down the perimeter of my hair. I noticed that my hair has grown quite a bit because it was hard to hide my own ponytail. Last time I did this style, wrapping the hair around my own ponytail was enough to hide it; but this time, even my twisted and pinned down ponytail still poked through.
Here are the results. I tried to get decent pictures, but I was in a rush and was pretty much on my way out the door.
I would like to mention that I recently opened some social media pages and would seriously appreciate anyone who chose to follow them ☺ Here is my Twitter and Instagram.