Friday, August 26, 2011

Flat Twist Faux Hawk...

Des is getting older and with that comes changes in her idea of what is cute and what is not. I do miss using knockers (ballies), barrettes, and beads so when she says she wants to use these things I get excited. In this particular style we did something we had never done before and put beads at her roots as well as on the ends.

I did this style in April so I did not take step by step pictures of how I placed the beads at her roots, I will do my best to explain. I used Silk Elements MegaSilk Leave-In Hair Moisturizing Creme on damp hair. I used to use this when Des was younger cause I could find it locally and the ingredients we not too bad. I wanted to see how it performed on her hair now cause it has been years since I have used it.

I parted a section in the front of her head for a bang, and then I sectioned the rest of her hair straight down the middle from front to back. I then started at the nape of her neck doing horizontal parts, using clips to hold the rest of her hair out of the way.

I parted the hair and took a small section to string the beads onto. Once I got the two beads down by her root I split the section in two and pulled one of the sections between the two beads. I used this section to hold the other bead into place once I started the flat twits. The section of hair I put between the beads held the first bead into place and once I started the flat twist it held the beads in place together. I hope that makes sense.

I continued the flat twist and secured them to the scalp in the middle of her head with rubber bands. Once I finished all her flat twist I did two strand twist on the loose hair in the center of head. I beaded the ends of those twist.

Des picked all the colors of the beads. We enjoyed this style for a good week. At the end of that week, we had a fantastic twist out. 

I thank you for stopping by and hope that everyone is having a wonderful week. Until the next time... Stay blessed.


  1. I remember seeing this pic a few places..I love this look. Going on my to try list..everybodu is posting twists cue to start practicing.

  2. This is so pretty. I absolutely love how you put the beads on before you started flat twisting. It looks cool.

  3. Love it! I have some princess crown beads and I do the same thing with Baby O's hair. Des has some gorgeous hair.

  4. This is beautiful and her hair is gorgeous as is she

  5. Michelle, I love this and I love the new look! sorry i am late. Your daughter is absolutely beautiful

  6. these twists are AMAZING!!! Love them and the beads are FUN! she is just the sweetest lil thang EVER!