(Picture courtesy of E-ON Hair http://www.eonhair.com/)
A few summers ago, I was looking for long lasting styles for the summer and I discovered the Nubian Twist. This particular style gives the look of locs without the commitment. This style has been around for a while, but it has been hard to find a good inexpensive stylist in my area that does them properly. Some people are blessed with thick enough natural hair that they do not need extensions to achieve this look. I am not one of these people, so I decided to try and do them on my own with the help of this You Tube video! It is similar to doing Kinky Twist but with a different type of hair, and the ends do not have to be curled.
I found the hair from different sites, including:
I will update this blog with my photos (good or bad!) A great book that is great in explaining how to do this style is Hairtalk: Stylish Braids from African Roots by Duyan James.
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So I tried to do the nubian twist style myself and this is what I came out with:
Not bad for my first try. So I decided to try and use the Afro Bulk hair from the local beauty supply (around $5 a pack) to perform this style (pictured below):