Two weeks ago, I finally washed my hair after taking out the twists. I had trimmed my ends as I undid my twists because I needed one. I used the Shea moisture Manuka Honey & Mafura Oil deep conditioner and conditioner that I reviewed while I still had my twists in. I love them on my non twisted hair and they’re here to stay in my product stash. After washing, I blow dried and attempted to flat iron my hair. It did not stay straight, so the above picture is a dry twist out on “flat ironed” hair the morning after. It looked great so I wasn’t even mad. I wore my hair out for the last two weeks, so this week I’m going back to my chunky twists in a ponytail until my birthday (October 18th). (To straighten, I used Nexxus Pro-Mend Heat Protection Styling Spray.)
4 weeks of mini twists
It’s been 4 weeks since I did my twists and it is time to take them out. I did them because I wanted a protective style that lasted more than a week and I was doing a no fake hair summer thing because of the boyfriend. The first 2 weeks, I rocked them straight and would pin some back depending on the day and my mood.
At week 1.5, I washed them and then I did a bantu knot out wish I rocked for another 2 weeks.
And I washed them towards the 4 week mark which I just posted on and it’s now time to undo my hair unless I’m trying to turn it into locs. I’m currently rocking it half up, half down. They had a great run and I don’t know when I’m doing it again, but I really enjoyed the freedom that came with that style.
I was supposed to post this a couple of weeks ago. I undid my hair and it took 6 long hours. I had to detangle and trim my ends so that’s what made it a long process. Of course parts were def locing and yes it took a whole lot of patience. I don’t think I’ll ever do my hair that small again, but it was fun while it lasted. It gave me a great 4.5 weeks of not worrying about my hair.
New Product Alert!!
So, I made the decision over a year ago to find some products that my hair loved and stick with it. I didn’t want to be a product junkie because I was broke and because I don’t think most products are worth the price. Anyway, I recently ran out of like everything and went to 3 different Targets looking for my trusted products. I could not find my conditioner and I wanted to cry. I noticed that Shea Moisture had a few new lines and I decided to take a risk and try something new. This was gonna turn out great or I was gonna cry about wasted my money. Turns out, they are winners!
My hair is still in twists and I did a co-wash with Shea Moisture’s new line: Manuka Honey & Mafura Oil Intensive Hydration Conditioner, and did a deep condition with the masque from the same line. My hair fels so soft and bouncy during and after. My hair curled wonderfully which it did not do when I washed my twists 2 weeks ago. It smelled nice and I really have not been able to stop touching my hair for the past 2 days. If all goes well with my regular wash later this week when I take out my twists, they will be added to my staples. I’m super happy that I took the risk. I’m actually thinking about trying out the new JBCO leave in conditioner from Shea Moisture and I will do a post about it. I will also do a post after trying these new products on my untwisted hair.
Close up of my hair with the products:
All rinsed out and shiny and soft:
Excuse my face, but this is my hairstyle right now. Really tiny, tiny twists. It took forever and a day to finish and now a week later my scalp is itching like crazy. I’m tempted to wash them, but I don’t want them to look bad when I just did them and spent so much time on them. I don’t know what to do. I thought I was past the itchy scalp thing a long time ago :( someone help!!!!!
Summer Hair Routine
It’s been a while since I’ve had the time to post, but I wanted to write one about how I’m taking care of my hair this summer.
I wanted to be very low maintenance this summer because I wanted to be able to enjoy life and not have to worry about my hair. I promised my boyfriend that I would not wear any fake hair this summer (I regret it), so I’ve been twisting my hair and rocking the twists in a bun. I do this for a week or two and if I have to go somewhere that requires me to look more than decent, I’ll take the twists out and rock a twist-out. I wash my hair every 2-3 weeks and honestly I’ve been enjoying the fact that my hair is long enough to put in a twisted bun. It’s the easiest protective style and take me less than an hour to do.
When I wash my hair, I use my shampoo or co-wash (which you can find in my product list link). I deep condition with greek yogurt and honey every 2 washes and then I use my leave in and olive oil. During the week, I just tie my hair at night and sometimes spray it with water. I’ve found out that my hair is very good at maintaining moisture in the twists and I don’t have to do much. This has been a great summer for me (hair wise.
Me with a twist out from a dry twist after blowdrying my hair.
That one time I decided to wash my hair before detangling it. It wasn’t bad at all. I wet it, put in a huge amount of Aussie’s 3 minute deep conditioner, then finger detangled and did chunky twists in the shower before shampooing.
So this is what my wet untangled hair looks like.