After shampooing/conditioning/deep conditioning, and detangling, you know the drill, I put in 12 or so flat twists all the way around my head using Darcy’s Botanicals Avocado Honey Twist cream and olive oil. Yum yummy – of course I will be doing a product review on this at some point. I sealed the deal as I always do with my African Shea butter and went to bed.
I use 100% African Shea Butter which comes in a huge tub! Love love love it! Some people say they don’t particularly care for the smell but I don’t think it even has a scent. Anyway, I purchased this from an African store on South Street in Philadelphia this past summer and still have a ton left! (shelf life is typically 18 months I think).
This morning my hair was a tad damp so I was a little worried. Thankfully it turned out really cute. Sorry no pics – don’t ask.
Tonight I am going to opt not to retwist any of my hair. I will instead grab my satin bonnet and hope for the best.
Day 2 -
This morning I was nervous about the unveiling because I had no idea what to expect. I did the “white girl” thing (*bends head over and shakes to death) and added some olive oil.
Verdict? Still cute J
Again, I was not up for hair twisting last night. Fatigue was upon me and I could not shake it. The weather here was nasty and yes it had an effect on my hair mood. I ended up letting the snowflakes attack my curls while running errands earlier and just wasn’t feeling it. Me and the satin bonnet reunited and I went to bed.
So here I am on day 4…last night I once again opted not to retwist. I guess I just want to see how far I can go without the extra manipulation. I slept with a bonnet once again only this time I pulled my curls back in a satin scrunchy. Like a low pineapple if you will. When I took it down, I did the shake and upside down move and viola! My hair was still cute – no excessive frizz and surprisingly no need to retwist any of the pieces. WOW! What I did do though was lightly spray the front hairline with a little H2O and applied a little Eco Styler gel. I then inserted bobby pins along the front, about 5 of them. I just wanted some more height in the front and since my curls are starting to swell up a bit…I like it. So here are the pics.
Day 5 – I ended up not pinning it up because it just fell so perfect. I slept in a loc soc and was good to go! For those who are not familiar with the loc soc, check out this video from Tashiremone. I really like her!
Anyway, it was a good hair week. I think me and my twists are making progress in our new reconciliation. J