Styled by westNDNbeauty| KayJay’s Braided, Twisted, & Side Swooped Updo

by West Parsons on June 13, 2012 · 11 comments

in hair styles, styled by west

Here is KayJay and her hair, that I have affectionately named BOOM[shika]! Lol #SheIsGonnaKillMeForThat

This is her BEFORE.  She typically wears her hair in twist-outs and has recently hit the milestone of bunning for the first time since her BC. Check out her progress pictures in the Fly Natural Fotki Albums [+]  compilation (see 2nd row/middle picture).

Before braiding she co-washed and DCed with a new luscious conditioner from Koils by Nature. I stretched her hair with heat. I braided/twisted using BASK Beauty’s Palm Tapioca [+].  KayJay reported that her hair was still soft and moisturized almost a week later. Moisture was maintained with additional applications.
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Your thoughts?



Tavia June 13, 2012 at 11:03 am

Absolutely beautiful! I love the do!

Latonya June 13, 2012 at 11:05 am

Beautiful style…

Bernadette June 13, 2012 at 12:00 pm

This style is beautiful!! I can’t really do cornrows, but am a fan of flat twists. Will need to start experimenting with different styles mixing flat twists and 2 strand twists.

Thanks for sharing.

AmeeraNakisha June 13, 2012 at 6:23 pm

Nice! Its very versatile too, can be dressed up or down

yacoomba June 14, 2012 at 9:25 am

Very cute! How long did this take to style? I’m notorious for saying I’m going to do small twists, but end up w/ big twists everytime.

westNDNbeauty June 14, 2012 at 11:36 pm

This took a good 3-4 hours. KayJay’s hair is really thick and me moving cautiously to ensure I cause no breakage or damage was a major culprit of time.

yacoomba June 15, 2012 at 3:47 am

Thanks for the reply. You did a great job styling it and your patience showed in the end results. I would like this as a protective style for working out(no fuss hair).

MissMusic June 26, 2012 at 6:08 pm

Small world! I met her a couple of weeks ago at a certain baby shower. Very small world!

westNDNbeauty June 26, 2012 at 11:00 pm

Wow! It is a small world 🙂 She told me about going to that shower too!

destine2grow June 27, 2012 at 11:32 pm

You are very talented. I wish you could do my hair.

westNDNbeauty July 13, 2012 at 4:47 pm

Thanks. Finding a braider with a neat hand is definitely a needle in a haystack.