Finishing Up November with Another Cornrow Updo Style

Although I could not figure out how to recreate the Pompadour look shown in this inspiration picture, I am still very pleased with how Z's new style turned out. With our styling session pushed WAAAAY back from early morning to late afternoon, I just did not have the time to play with her hair to see if I can create a full looking Pompadour on her hair (any tips I will GLADLY take!).

Her hair was stretched from African Threading her hair a couple days ago. Her hair had great sheen but felt a little dry around the ends of her hair so I remoisturized her ends braid by braid with water and sealed with coconut oil and Shea Moisture Curl Enhancing Smoothie. I am implementing the L.O.C. method for a few weeks to see if Z's hair will stay moisturized for longer stretches of time. I applied a thin layer of aloe vera gel to help smooth the section of hair and create a better hold.

Instead of braiding her hair up like I did in her last style, I braided her hair from the side toward the back middle with the intention of braiding her hair up into an updo.

To create some interest to her style, I braided a portion of the top section sideways so that her twists would fall to one side. Here is the back view of her hairstyle:

The side:

The other side:

I will try to figure out a way to help protect the ends of her twists sometime next week. She likes her hair as is so I will leave it this way for a few days. I will be sure to post my updates to this style as they come. Hope everyone is having a great weekend so far!

Until next blessed!

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