PS I suggest doing the above protective styles with NO GEL
if at all possible. I would recommend using the Curls Passion Fruit Control Paste, Edge Control or Conditioner and Oil only
if possible. If your hair is natural, you can do conditioner and oil when you stretch. Then maintain with coconut oil, other oils and edge control only. If you use gel, not only does the hair get hard, brittle and break when you try to comb it, but also it becomes difficult to do a new style and oil the hair every day due to the hair being so cemented. That leads to matting with time and a vicious cycle of breakage, NO length retention.
So try to keep the hair SOFT and Supple with oil and conditioner left in with edge control or the control paste which does not cause the hair to get hard and brittle. That way you can finger comb through the hair to re oil it and maintain it through out the week to care for your hair!
How to make a crown for a Goddess.
Here is another interesting video of how to do the Heidi braids
I do not do it this way. If I use Kanekalon for this style, I first BRAID IN hair in 2 pigtail braids similar to the first video above. Just lay the hair in with your hair and make a braid on each side braiding both hairs in together. Then I lift both braids up and around my head and pin them in place. This way, I can let them down and have two long pigtails as another style if I tire of the Heidi/Goddess look.
Here is an alternate Halo Goddess Twist protective style
This one is on thick, natural hair that is stretched by a roller set and then twisted with no additions.
Edited by LadyAradia - May 05 2015 at 8:57am