My new summer updo…it’s a breeze!
I don’t know about y’all, but I’m just not ready for the dog days of summer. The older I get the less I have the patience or tolerance for extreme heat. I prefer temperatures in the lower to mid eighties; anything more just seems to sap my energy.
That said, I really, really, really needed a quick do that I didn’t have to fuss with for a week at a time. That’s what I have with this updo. Fashioned from flat twists in my hair line and two strand twists, I just pull them all up in the back and secure with a butterfly clip. At my temples I made finger twists. They’re sooo cute. I like them because they soften the style up. Also, if they don’t make it through the night (which they don’t sometimes) all I have to do is wet them, pull them loose, apply some moisturizer and make new coils. Takes just a couple of minutes and I’m good to go.
If I tie my head up every night, my hair usually holds up for seven days — from Sunday to Sunday. After one week, I assess my hair and refresh as necessary which includes taking down individual twists, finger detangling, deshedding, remoisturizing and retwisting. In week two, I wash my hair, and take down all my twists one at a time to detangle, deshed, moisturize and retwist, and I’m good to go with a clean scalp and hair for another two weeks.
Here’s what it looks like from all angles.
Quick Updo Picture Tutorial
As I’m looking at the nape of my neck, I can see I’m going to have to stop a really bad habit of picking at my hair back there. I get those stupid single strand knots, and lately I’ve been picking back there and literally breaking them off. Well apparently that’s not really a good idea as I’m making my kitchens really ratty looking. Note to self: “Stop that!”
Now, if you don’t want to disturb your hair at all for the next week, use a neutral color clip so that it will blend with your hair. If you don’t mind trying to match them with your outfits everyday then go ahead and change them out. Personally, I do either or. Just depends. But the less you handle your twists during the week, the better they hold up. Also know that this do is a length buster. In other words, don’t expect to get any hang time cause it eats length like crazy. But trust me when I say, for me, it’s not about showing off my length right now, which is close to bra strap length (BSL), I just need quick, neat, and cute on a daily basis and my new summer updo definitely fulfills all three of the requirements to a tee.