Didi Hairstyle & Minimal Styling.

New hair who dis??? 

So thanks to the DMX challenge on/from TikTok last year, it became clear to me that my hairstyle range is non-existent and that I have to do more than the basic bare minimum that I usually do with my hair (and my whole image if we’re being honest).

And it’s sad because I actually love hair styling, beauty, fashion all of it, apart from the fact that I’m actually trained and have quite decent abilities in these areas. I’ve just somehow become lazy with everything!

Braids are generally my go-to hairstyle but I've been wanting something different but still very flattering and very importantly, safe for my relaxed hair that I’ve decided to grow out (for now 😊). So I decided to 'take it back' to good ole' weaving. 

This style is most popular for high school teenagers, or used to keep hair tucked in under wigs for those who wear them, but I had mine done super neat and in this particular technique, so it looks cooler since I intend to wear it out as is.

These particular cornrows are called Didi or Didi-elegbe here in Nigeria. It's a classic hairstyle that was formed and populated by the Yoruba people and my goodness am I obsessed with how they came out! Simple, neat and so stylish.
It was quick to do, not tight or painful per my strict instructions, cost way less than ‘bigger’ hairstyles, great for our hot weather here, easy to maintain and suits me so well, if I do say so myself.

(see my transition from natural to relaxed hair here)

I love the style so much it totally inspired this entire self-portrait shoot. Bold makeup featuring dark-lined red lipstick, full feathered brows and winged defined eyes were my choice to add some high-fashion/editorial vibe to the hair. The black suit, sunglasses and minimal jewelry too.

Fingers crossed that this means that I’m making my way back to dressing up my hair and outfits again!

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