Mkay. So. I was going along pretty well this week. I’ve noticed significant growth since June which is nice. It’s only a few inches but that really makes a difference because I can actually style my hair now. It’s a great feeling.
So Friday night I put my hair in two strand twists to dry after washing and on Saturday morning I separated them with some KBB Hair Milk on my hands to prevent frizz, and turned each twists into two twists, so I made them smaller.
I kept those in until Monday and took them out. And I STILL hate twist outs. UGH! 😦 It really is a style that does NOT look good on me, probably because my hair isn’t long enough to hang down after I take them out. It all ends up looking like a big old frizzball. So I turned them in the familiar updo leaving the twist outs loose in the front. I felt like I was having deja vu. My hair was soft though and pretty shiny courtesy of my washing routine from Friday. I was pleased and left the house happy and confident.
Tuesday – Same style on second day hair. I *think* I just retwisted before I went to bed and fluffed out in the AM and pulled it into the undo again. It didn’t look as hot as it did on Monday, I called it my Sideshow Bob look.
Tuesday Night – Instead of two strand twists I tried flat twisting the back and two strand twisting the front. The back came out reallly curly and cute and confirmed for me that flat twists can certain me an alternative for me to the two strand AND take less time do to. The result was a funky fro hawk. Only two complaints about it. One, the hair at the nape of my neck is longer and has a looser curl pattern that my other hair to the hawk kinda looked like a hawk mullet, longer in the back, so that was fun. Also it was a super cool look and I LOVED it, just wasn’t so sure about wearing it to work. It mighta been too…edgy I think. (PS – Those are combs, not a banana clip which probably was the reason why the back looked so long.. I’m sure I could have fixed that part up with some hair pins or something. Maybe next time.)
So Wednesday night I came home and intended to do my flat twists again but my hair wasn’t cooperating with me. It seemed… too gunky, like filled with product. If I had taken the time to work through it I probably would have been okay, but my fool ass decided to wash my damn hair in the middle of the week. Needless to day I went to bed after midnight, went through quite a few products, realized wash and go is something I will NOT be doing any time soon, at least not until it gets warmer, and woke up with the DRIEST hair EVER. I had NO idea what to do with it, so I brushed it up into a crazy looking hot mess of a style and went to work. It looked… not good…. and by the end of the day it was sooooo dry and probably looked it too. 😦 My poor hair. I felt bad because I know I looked a hot mess, but I also felt bad for my hair!
I saw a video on youtube that had a cute little tutorial on how to achieve the Corinne Bailey Rae look which involved flat twists and bantu knots at the ends.
So when I got home tonight I bathed my poor sad looking dry hair with the Chicoro method of moisturizing the hair, (water with condish – I used Oyin Honey Hemp – in a spray bottle, a liquid moisturizer – I used coconut oil – and a thicker moisturizer – I used Qhemet Olive and Honey hydrating balm) and flat twisted and bantu knotted the ends. I’m gonna let it air dry over night (my fool ass used heat last night like a dummy, so I want to keep heat off of my hair for at least a week) and HOPE for the best in the morning.
Tomorrow is Friday so that’s good, I only have one more day to go before I won’t have to actually be seen in public unless I want to. I also think that Saturday night into Sunday will have to be my hair routine… either that or Sunday AM wash… air dry or assist with dryer until sorta damp, then moisturize and twist Sunday night to be ready for Monday morning. Washing on Friday night means that midway through the week I might have to wash again and I want to avoid that.
So I’m doing ookay this week.. I don’t want to go back to the synthetic twists so I’m gonna try to work with what I’ve got. The only thing I’m not happy with is the color of my hair. It’s black but not really black… because I want huge shine factor, and I need a deep conditioning anyway, I ordered me some henna and indigo and will work that out next weekend. I’m pretty excited. Woo hoo!!! More on that in another post…