Day 18: Twisted Princess {30 Days, 30 Ways}

Day Eighteen: Twisted Princess
Skill To Learn: Twisting and Anchoring Blind
Difficulty: Easy Peasy
Time Commitment: 25 Minutes
What You Need: Gel, Comb, 1 Clear Elastic

For Day Eighteen of 30 Days, 30 Ways, I am going to show you how the Twisted Princess(Disclaimer: this isn’t actually a royal hairstyle, but doesn’t it look ever so Disney Princess?) For this style, you will want to dry and style your hair (curly, wavy or straight) and then mist the front parameter with water and reapply a little bit of gel so that you can reshape just those sections for the twist.  Once the back is finished, begin with a center part, which you then subdivide down to your ears.  (You don’t want the subdivided part to be too far back or else your hair won’t sit right in the back.   Notice that Larken’s part below meets the front of her ear.)  The second part will require planning and dexterity (and maybe practice).  There are a couple ways to do it if you are styling yourself:

  1. Twist one side at a time temporarily anchoring the first with a bobby pin against the back of your head and then twisting the second.  Once you have both ready, you will pull the first out of the bobby and tie the two twists together with the elastic. 
  2. Twist one side at a time temporarily holding the first in your mouth and then twisting the second.  Once you have both ready, you can anchor them together in the back with a clear elastic. 
  3. Twist both sides simultaneously with your right and left hands, attaching in the back with a clear elastic.    

     

Here are some things to remember:

  • Make sure both twists go the same way (toward the center or toward the ears)
  • Make sure that the elastic is far enough down the twists for the hair to sit nicely along the occipital bone in the back.  You don’t want it pulled taut, but hanging loosely.
  • If, once you have the two twists attached, they seem… untwisted…  you can just wind the anchored hair inward a couple of times and it will retighten your twists. 

Here is an example of the Twisted Princess on Alayna, whose hair is finer, with the twists sitting lower, more at the nape; and then an example of me, with hair much shorter and styled curly:

    

 Have a great day and remember that someone needs a ray of light today that only you can shine.
Make time for inspiration, be yourself without apology and always light your world with goodness! 

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About ~Sarah

Artist. Musician. Writer. Mother. Daughter. Friend. Christian. Existentialist. Pilgrim.

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