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Turn your textured hair into a voluminous work of art with this pillow-soft style created by Charlotte Mensah of Charlotte Mensah Hair Lounge in London. These easy-to-follow steps will help transform your mane into a trendy work of art!

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Step 1

To prep for this style, Mensah shampooed and conditioned the hair, and split it into three sections, adding leave-in conditioner to keep the strands moist. Next, using a specific cutting technique, Mensah took vertical sections, starting at the bottom, elevated it 90 degrees and cut from short to long until the whole head was trimmed.

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Step 2

Mensah refined the mane’s layers through the front and snipped a flirty fringe. Tresses were then saturated with a moisturizing crème. More was added to the stylist’s hands and worked through each section. Last, the whole head was brushed through.

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Step 3

The strands were again sectioned off. The back was split in half and then twisted together, with taut tension, from root to ends.

Step 4: Finish

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Twists were repeated throughout the entire head. Then, the model sat under a hooded dryer for 30 minutes or so. After tresses were dry, a few drops of oil were added. Last, strands were untwisted, each coil was carefully separated and an Afro comb was used to lift the roots without disturbing the wave.

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STAR STYLE INSPIRATION
Ledisi

This beauty is mostly known for her inspirational lyrics and signature locs. Here, Naturalista fashionista Ledisi flaunts lovely locs twisted into an elaborate, pompadour. The gravity-defying coif showcases golden, mocha and chestnut hues splashed throughout. Stunning!

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