Saturday, 26 July 2014

Let's Celebrate: An Eid Hair Tutorial (Natural)


Welcome to the final part of my Let's Celebrate Eid Series. I hope you're all set for the upcoming festivities!

So today I'm going to show you how to do a super easy, yet super chic hair twist. Yay for twists!

This is one of the easiest hairstyles around and absolutely perfect for summer. It's also great if you have a fringe ('bangs' for my Americans out there!) that you're trying to grow out and the hair is too long to let loose, yet too short to put up. You know that yucky 'in between' stage. Ain't nobody got time for that!

Read on to learn how you can achieve this look!

1. Grab two small strands of your hair from the top where you want to part your hair. For the sake of this tutorial, I'll call the strands, Strand 1 (closest to your hair line) and Strand 2 (further from your hair line.)

2. Cross Strand 1 over Strand 2, forming a twist.

3. Add approximately equal amounts of loose hair to both strands. So add loose hair to Strand 1 from the TOP and Strand 2 from the BOTTOM. Cross the strands over again, forming another twist.

4. Repeat and add more loose hair to both strands. Continue adding and twisting in the direction that you want this twist to go. In my case I wanted it to follow towards the back of my head.

5. Secure the twist in place with hair pins.

6. This is what you should end up with!

I find that this hairstyle works best on 'next day' hair as opposed to freshly washed hair because 'next day' hair seems to have more grip to it, and so it holds the twist better. That's not to say you can't do this hairstyle on freshly washed hair, just add some hair wax for added texture so it stays put. 

The best thing about this hairstyle is that it works on all hair lengths! Except a Pixie cut- I'm pretty sure it won't work on a Pixie cut!

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial! Let me know how you get on.

Wishing you and all your loved ones a wonderful Eid-ul-Fitr. I hope you all laugh a lot, love a lot and create beautiful memories! Until next time!

Eid Mubarak!


  1. I am actually going to try this! Thanks for the tutorial!!

    Ayesha xxx