It’s been an interesting ride along this twist out roller coaster, and finally things are coming to a close. Kind of.
After the fuzz really started creeping in, I carefully unraveled my twists for my final twist out look. I got some nice definition (not the best I’ve had, but nice enough).
However, I lasted about 30 minutes before I was rummaging in my bag for some bobby pins. I can’t fathom how I was so into having my side swoop Aaliyah bangs for so long because I totally could NOT hang with my twists hanging in my face. Annoying.
So once I pinned them back off my face, I was good to go.
The next day I separated my twists upon wake up, but it didn’t look great. Lola was frizzy and had inconsistent curl patterns. But she was big and stretched out.
And at this moment, I realized it was go time for the “Monae” updo. Again, I broke out the bobby pins and went for it. I wasn’t sure if I would be able to achieve this or how it would look, but as stated in the survey results, I had goal and I was going to make it happen.
Much to my surprise, I did it! And it took less than 5 minutes! There is no way that you won’t feel like a total badass with hair that defies gravity like this style does. I got heaps of compliments and ended up rocking this style for three days because it was so easy to take down at night and pin up again in the morning.
Ok, so right now you’re probably thinking onnnnne thing: what the heck is up with the sunglasses, Cass??
Ha. I don’t know. Just noticed their starring role in this post myself. I promise no popped vessels or bruises or bad eyeliner jobs, just a really rocking pair of glasses and a bunch of sunshine.
Here’s a little synopsis of Lola’s vacation from the ol’ faithful wash’n'go. I think these snaps really capture the evolution and versatility of this one style. Thanks for your votes, it’s been a good ride!!
Banding to stretch
Two Strand Twists
Pinned with a flower
Separated and stretched post-twist out
French twist texture shot
The final updo