Monday, 21 December 2015

Hairstyle Lounge on African Naturalistas

Hi Ladies,

How are we all doing? We are introducing a new blog column called Hairstyle louge, which will feature every third Monday of the month. Unlike other hairstyle features, it will talk about real life experiences at salons, and how hairstyles were achieved from updo to takedown stage. We hope you are inspired by it.

Last month, I was at O'Naturals to style my hair. It was my first major visit to a salon in 5 years (with a sporadic one in between). I have been turning down offers to style my hair at salons, lol.

I had just taken down a month old braids that got rough very fast. And my scalp was in a bad conditon due to constant flying, switching between different kinds of weathers, etc.

I arrived at O'Naturals, and the first thing we did was take care of my scalp (I battle with seborrheic dermatitis from time to time). It is a very manageable scalp disorder. After washing with medicated shampoo, we used regular shampoo, deep conditioned under the steamer, and then proceeded to style. I chose a style, and this was what we came up with.




The stylist was very talented, She basically drew patterns on my head, and I wasn't even aware until a few days later when I wore the hair out.

A few days later, this is what it looked like.



My intention was to get three hair styles out of this frohawk with bantu knots. That sunday, I unravelled the knots, but the length of the hair wouldn't allow me leave it that way. So I used bobby pins to achieve a frohawk updo, but unfortunately, I was too carried away with church work to take a picture. I basically forgot to take the style 2 picture

Three days later, I twisted the middle to get frohawk with twists, and this was the result.



You could see the sides had fotten really rough, but the the new twists were distracting enough to shift attention from the weaving. In all, I wore this whole hairstyle for almost 3 weeks (18 days), and I got three styles from it.

Four days later, I was back at the O'Naturals salon again. I had started a henna treatment from my home, which I let sit on my scalp from home to the salon. We sorted my scalp out again, washed and deep conditioned under the steamer.

This time, Omozo chose the style, instead of me. And this is what she came up with




What do you think? Do you think her choice was better than mine? I actually think so (covers face). I got more compliments on this particular style. People kept asking me if I added extensions, or it is all my hair. It is all my hair. I have very sensitive scalp. I can manage box braids from time to time, even though I hardly wear extensions, but weaving my hair down like this with extensions, will send my scalp south.

The style was so complicated, and I kept giving Omozo side eye for choosing it. It was the same stylist who did the weaving for the previous style that did this. I kept shifting. It was like it would never end. She spent about 1 hour 30 minutes doing it. She had to arrange it column by column.

I carried this style for about 10 days, and then converted it to this.


I loosed the twists, and created a pompadour on top. I still have this style on, and I plan to get one more style from it before changing it up. My goal is to get a minimum of three looks from each hairstyle I do.

And that's all for Hairstyle Lounge this month. Which of all these looks was your favourite? Let's know in the comment session.

Hairstyle Lounge was brought to you by O'Naturals Salon. No money exchanged hands in making this lounge a reality. To make your hair at O'Naturals, visit the salon at 54 Ogudu road, Ogudu-Ojota Lagos or book an appointment by calling 0818-802-4444 / 0815-802-4444.

17 comments :

  1. Ooh very nice!

    I was planning to visit O'Naturals this Christmas until I realised that I don't have any event this period so it might go to waste.

    So, I'm settling for bob braids.


    Looking forward to this column especially the salon woes!

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    1. You don't have to have an event to visit them naa, lol.

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    2. Errr... You need an event o. These things are not exactly cheap!

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  2. The styles are beautiful.And yes Omozo's style choice is more beautiful.You are like me,I hate spending so much to do my hair.*Abeg Aunty my butts are acheing*

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    1. Kai, you couldn't even make me feel good small, lol.

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  3. I like Omozo's style, although I understand you wanting a style that you can switch up without hassle.

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  4. This is beautiful really.Both styles are lovely, but you know which is better. Such creativity. Maybe ill adopt same and try to get three wears out of a style.

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  5. Let's see if my stylist can do that second style

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    1. Or you can just try it at O'Naturals, lol.

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  6. Thank you Atilola for trusting us with your hair. :)

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  7. Someone teach me how to braid like this. I will give u chin chin

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  8. Omozo's style is def it. But I think its also because you used a picture of when the other style was old.

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