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Hey Curlies! I have in the past pulled my hair into a high bun; but that feat left my scalp feeling the tension of pulling hair not quite long enough to meet – together. I rather not endanger my edges that way anymore but I still love the look of a high bun. So what’s a girl to do? Well, I divided that sucker into two high ponytails and joined them – that’s what! *-*

By parting my hair in two horizontally, I have reduced the stress on my hair to come together. My edges feels so much more relaxed and I don’t have to worry about damage.

Here’s what I did:

  1. Divide hair in two horizontally
  2. Brush hair into two ponytails
  3. Smooth on a bit of gel to ensure hair lays flat
  4. Tie with satin scarf for 10 – 15 minutes (go shower, fix face etc)
  5. Grab hair extension – I use my fav – marley hair. Knot a section of marley braids around each ponytail (I used 10 strands each – you can use less because my strands are quite thin)
  6. Take a smaller section of marley braids (3 – 5 strands) and knot around both ponytails in an effort to join
  7. Take another small section of marley braids (3 – 5 strands) and knot around both ponytails in the opposite direction (if the knot for the first ponytail tied in the front, then the second should tie at the back)
  8. Now wrap marley hair around ponytails into an oblong bun and pin as necessary
  9. Don’t forget to lay those edges down so, if necessary, apply a bit more gel to your edges and tie again with scarf for a few minutes
  10. Voila! A beautiful oblong bun!

The horizontal line will be visible but, really, who cares, eh?

I’m loving my high bun!

I have been forced to find new ways to style my TWA as my hair has refused to hold any definition from a twist or braid out. I think the change in my hair started when I began using the GNC hair vitamins. I will twist my hair at nights and after untwisting in the mornings, my hair is completely without definition – with or without gel used.

I’m not so sure what I can do to “fix” this. I will try a protein treatment this weekend to see if that helps. DO share your suggestions if you have experienced this in the past as I do love a mean twist out 😦

Until next time, enjoy xx