When I originally styled it was done on microfiber towel dried hair. I brushed my hair as if I were going to put it in a ponytail and used a clip like the one above. I've used banana clips before but never one as comfortable and curly hair friendly as these. I was wearing the black one so the one above is to show a close up. My hair never got tangled in the clasp!
The photos show step by step how I maintained and what products I used to keep my hair moisturized during the 5 days I wore this style.
After my hair was inside of the clip I added a genorous amount of Juicy Leave-In to the hair in the back and began twisting it in large chunky sections. I used the closed eneded bobby pins to secure the twists to my head and open ended to place the twists where I wanted them to be. The Du-rag didn't stay in place (thank goodness for satin pillow cases). I took the picture as soon as I woke up. The last 3 are how my hair looked after taking the Du-rag off. I repeated this every night and only used the Juicy during the initial styling. I put the oil blend (evoo, organic coconut oil, Castor oil, w/ Rosemary and Lavender essentials) in my hair every night directly to my scalp with the nozzle after spraying it with the water bottle mix w/ Knot Today by Kinky Curly. I also put a little of the oil blend in my hand and applied it to the sides and edges, and twisted puff.
This is how my hair looked each day from Sunday morning to Thursday night which is my entire work week. I never had to get up and wonder what I was gonna do to it.
By this day I realized I was on to something and posted the photo on Facebook showing the update on the style...this is when I was asked to show how I maintained the style for 2 days...
This was the day following the tutorial when I woke up and my Durag was partially off of my head...
The puff was much frizzier then from day one but it was still looking presentable.
I could have worn this another day or so...I was just anxious to wash it and look forward to deep conditioning on my off day ;0)...