View Full Version : Filthy hair + gobs of coconut oil = wicked Heidi braids!

December 11th, 2009, 09:54 AM
Last night I realized I'm really due for a WO wash. So I figured I would do it in the morning, and I slathered a bunch of coconut in my hair to leave in overnight.

Well this morning it is so cold out, I couldn't bear the thought of walking around all day with a wet bun. So I just did Heidi braids with my terribly disgusting, greasy hair and they turned out better than any I have done before! Who knew.



December 11th, 2009, 09:57 AM
I love it when something unexpected like that happens!I can't wait until my hair's long enough to be able to do Heidi braids.... le sigh....

December 11th, 2009, 10:14 AM
Yeah, when I was in drama club in high school (MANY years ago, now! LOL!), our hair guru always emphasized that we were NOT to wash our hair for a couple of days before a performance. Fresh and clean hair is too soft and silky to style well.


December 11th, 2009, 10:23 AM
Those look so good!! Very cute. Way to go... dirty hair. :)

December 11th, 2009, 10:54 AM
That looks great! How is it that I'm STILL not able to do this?? It was freezing here today, too, and I ventured out with a wet bun. I think your idea was better!

December 11th, 2009, 10:58 AM
Love it. My hair braids better dirty & oily too, keeps the wurlies and frizz at bay. Super cute.

December 11th, 2009, 11:32 AM
Looks great! My attempts at Heidi braids always have hair sticking out in funny ways and skinny little braids that keep sliding off my head. (Can't wait til I can get one braid to wrap all the way around! I think that's my next goal.) Yours' look way better!

December 11th, 2009, 11:34 AM
Very nice! I often wear my hair in some sort of braided style when it's been several days since wash, or oiled. Sure stays in place better.

December 11th, 2009, 12:56 PM
It's so cute, and look so neat and tidy! I'd love to be able to do that for work.

December 11th, 2009, 12:59 PM
Fresh and clean hair is too soft and silky to style well.


haha, my fresh and clean hair is never silky, just a big coarse mess, DD2 and DD3 are the best for me.

ETA: I got distracted by the comment and didn't reply to the OP :oops:

But yes, Coconut Oil does wonders for braid styling :3 Thanks for sharing the pics with us :D

December 11th, 2009, 01:18 PM
Thanks for the compliments guys! I have way fewer pokey-out parts today since I'm so greased up LOL

December 11th, 2009, 01:19 PM
Those do look great! Cool!! :-)

December 11th, 2009, 01:31 PM
I love your Heide braids! Much better than a wet head on a cold day.:blossom:

December 11th, 2009, 01:33 PM
Cute Heidi braids :D

heidi w.
December 11th, 2009, 02:24 PM
Hey, I'm wearing that style right now. Double wrap around the head.
Even slept in it last night as I wore it yesterday too.

heidi w.

December 11th, 2009, 03:50 PM
Wow, those are great! :crush: It's awesome when you can totally turn a potentially bad hair day around. :D

December 11th, 2009, 04:17 PM
Woo hoo. We love dirrty hair! :cheese:

December 11th, 2009, 04:28 PM
Yeah, so much easier to style then the silky, slippery stuff when it's freshly washed. Your hair looks great!

December 11th, 2009, 04:50 PM
Your heidi braids are beautiful! :D