Like clockwork, by day 3, my curls have gone limp and my volume is all wonky. During the summer, its fine, I’ll just wash it again. In the winter, however, I try to limit my washes to once a week so to also limit the blow drying. Introducing my day 3 protective style. My go-to day 3/protective style is a flat twist crown. It only takes a few minutes and looks like a polished hairstyle.
This flat twist is chic enough to wear to the office, helps combat heat damage, and is super simple! It takes me about 5 minutes to style, it may take a bit longer if you are new to flat twisting/cornrowing, but once you have it down – it’ll take no time at all.
Part into two parts. I prefer a side part, a middle part looks great too.
Take a spray bottle and spray water, and then follow up with a little leave in conditioner. I look so mad here, really I was having fun!
Flat twist both sides. Actually Ashly has a good tutorial, if you need instruction, check it out.
Criss cross the sides and pin behind the twist.
You are good to go! It doesn’t have to be perfect, I actually like to loosen the twist up a bit to give it more volume.
This style will last me a few more days until I’m ready to wash. What’s your go-to style?