Wednesday, February 03, 2016

[Tutorial] Fishtail Banana Clip Updo on Natural Hair | The #WashDayExperience



My Green Tea Infused Hair Oil Rinse from last week made my hair feel...

Moisturized

Soft

Fluffy

...and really oily.

I'm guessing that I didn't rinse well enough. *le sigh* #thickhairproblems



Then add in 2 hours of soccer practice plus my usual daily workouts---my hair was begging to be washed this week.



Here's what I used:

Pre-shampoo- DIY Moisturizing Mist (tutorial here) + Aubrey GPB Conditioner (review here)
Shampoo- Jessicurl Cleansing Cream (review here)
Deep Condition- Jessicurl Deep Treatment Conditioner (review here)
Leave-Ins- Extra Virgin Coconut Oil (Why EVCO is AMAZING here) + Jessicurl Too Shea Conditioner (why I love this stuff here) + DIY Hair Butter (tutorial here)

And here's how I did it:

I started my spritzing the ends of my hair with my DIY Moisturizing Mist (tutorial here). Then I slathered my hair in Aubrey GPB conditioner. I adore the way that this conditioner helps me detangle, leaves my curls perfectly defined and strong. (You can read my full review here)

I hopped in the shower, shampooed with Jessicurl Cleansing Cream (review here) and rinsed. Next, I deep conditioned with my all time fave conditioner Jessicurl Deep Treatment Conditioner (review here), coated my ends in Extra Virgin Coconut oil (here's the kind that I use $) to seal in the conditioner and plopped under my hooded dryer for about an hour.

RELATED: Why I'm in love with the Coco (Coconut Oil of course!) 


Related: How To Get DOUBLE the curl with Curlformers!

I t-shirt dried for about 10 minutes then installed my beloved Curlformers using a little more Extra Virgin Coconut Oil + Jessicurl Too Shea Conditioner (why I love this stuff here) + DIY Hair Butter (how to make your own Hair Butter here) as my leave ins.



Sometimes I wished that I lived a more lavish lifestyle. One where wearing my hair in big bouncy beautiful curls like these was required. But...I don't. Ha-ha! I'm a regular soccer mom with a ridiculously long messy to-do list where even high buns seem too formal.

So I whipped my hair into this crazy quick and super simple Fishtail Banana Clip updo. Here's how I did it:


  1. Begin with stretched hair (I stretched my hair using Curlformers.) 
  2. Section off your bangs by making two parts at the crown of your head.
  3. Secure with a hair clip.
  4. Secure the rest of your hair with a hair clip.
  5. Braid your bangs using the fishtail technique. (Here's a tutorial on how to Fishtail Braid Natural Hair
  6. When the braid reaches the back of your crown, simply double strand twist to the ends and secure with a hair pin.
  7. Now release the back of your hair and pull it into a pony tail. 
  8. Use your banana clip to secure the hair. 
  9. Divide the hair in the banana clip into two sections. Clip one section away.
  10. Now double strand twist this section
  11. Roll and tuck the twist then use a hair pin to secure it.
  12. Repeat on the last section. 

Optional: Polish the look by smoothing your edges with little edge control. I used Curls Blueberry Bliss Curl Control Paste.

How did you style your hair this week? Anyone else sporting updos? Share the dets with the rest of our healthy hair tribe below!






24 comments:

  1. Your curls are super cute. Keeping my fingers crossed that I get that long, stay that thick and can have bouncy curls.

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    1. You have gorgeous hair! Length will come with patience!

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  2. Your curls are so shiny and full of life KLP! Is it the coconut oil that gave them the shine? Please post a link to that tutorial on fish braid, I am determined to try it out...

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    1. Actually, I'm not sure to what to attribute the shine! I used all of the same products that I usually use. Either my hair is better moisturized or I had better lighting this time that captured the shine! LOL.

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  3. Love the curlformer set, so pretty and bouncy!

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    1. Thanks Tomi! There are times that I'm amazed at how well my hair is stretched when I use curlformers! It legit, looks like I flat ironed with all that smoothness!

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  4. KLP your curls speak louder than words! I must try the curlfomers once my hair is long enough.

    https://lauralivll.wordpress.com

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    1. You're too kind chica! Try the long and narrow short curlformers. I'm sure that your hair is long enough for them!

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    2. Fingers crossed that they work for you!

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  5. To the more glamorous lifestyle! I always think that when am changing up my hair for work.
    Love love those curls though...so envious of your ability to carry out daily workouts *sigh*

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    1. If I don't workout daily---I'll go mad. Its a necessary evil for me. LOL!

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  6. Protective style for days! I love it.

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    1. Thanks Nerline! You're totally the world's most supportive cheerleader!

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  7. I loooooovwe this style so much! Fishtail anything gets my attention. :-) And don't even get me started on the banana clip...my fave hair accessory. i have it in today :-)

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    1. Thanks for reminding me to create more styles using the banana clip! It's one of my fave accessories!

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  8. Very cute and creative! When I take my protective style down, I will definitely be giving this style a try!

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    1. Yay! Fingers crossed that you love it as much as I do!

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  9. Your hair is flourishing! So thick and shiny and glossy♡♡♡♡♡

    Naija girl next door

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  10. Love this! Thanks for the tutorial. I just wore my hair in another old high bun. Worked perfect for my first hot yoga class this morning so I was glad not to have put in any effort with my hair. ha ha!

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    1. Girl...there's nothing wrong with the old faithful high bun! I wear one at least once a week!

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  11. Now that's some good hair and you're beautiful. Love the style! :)
    Have a blessed week ahead.

    http://missymayification.blogspot.co.uk

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