Protective Style Challenge: Another Rubber Band Twist and Cornrow Updo with Finger Coiled Edges



1BlessedNatural: Protective Style Challenge: Another Rubber Band Twist and Cornrow Updo  with Finger Coiled Edges


Hey, my blessed naturals,
I was tired of doing my hair, so I decided to try doing another rubber band twist and cornrow updo  style with coiled edges. The challenging thing about this style is that it was done based on the problem areas of my hair.

For one thing, I need my edges lol. I try not to braid them too tight, but it doesn’t take much for them to come out. The second thing is that I have a thinned spot at the top of my hair due to a perm (from 5 years ago), traction alopecia, and seborrheic dermatitis. I put a lot of stress on the spot by keeping the same part in the middle when I style my hair. Recently, I've avoided parting and putting much stress on that area to allow the hair to grow back. I also do scalp massages.

Before styling my hair, the first thing I did was leave out about one inch of hair around my edges. I also parted a square around the thinned out area and put it in a ponytail holder. Two rows of cornrowed twists were created on both sides of my head and in the back. My bang area was put into cornrowed twists off to the side. Rubber bands were used to secure the cornrows before I started twisting the rest of each section. 


1BlessedNatural: After completing one side of cornrows

My problem area was parted and two-strand twisted. Then, I took all of the twists and pinned them up into a bun. Next, Eco Styler gel  was used to finger coil my leave out sections. I saw a few styles on Pinterest with finger coiled edges, liked it, and decided to try it. Edges saved! Lol. I’m not too thrilled the way the style came out, but I’m thankful to get a break from styling.

 
1BlessedNatural: Right after I finished the style. I ended up trimming my kitchen lol.

 
1BlessedNatural: right side of rubber band twist and cornrow updo style (curly or finger coil edges)
1BlessedNatural: bang section of cornrowed twists

1BlessedNatural: back




What are you doing with your natural hair this week?

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