Hey everyone. So as I said in this post, my hair is in twists as a protective style for low manipulation not for any style whatsoever since this is only what my hair can do in this phase.
For the twists, the first time I did them my hair had lots of slip and getting my hair to twist was somewhat difficult because my hair is short and I can’t twist my hair in big sections so this time I did the twists on dry hair and it was easier. No my hair didn’t experience severe breakage because I did a diy protein deep conditioning treatment (where I experimented with bama mayonnaise, olive oil and raw aloe vera gel and it worked because my hair felt stronger hence why I could twist my fine strands dry) on wash day. The twists took a day (because I kept pausing, replying messages and just being lazy, it isn’t easy to twist short hair either-way since it keeps unraveling) and I planned to keep them till wash day since I CW and DC my hair once a week to remove build up.
I currently use the LOC method so that’s what I used on my hair through out this week. Also I learnt not to apply oil on the scalp if you have an itchy scalp since it clogs the pores. I reduced the application of oil on my scalp and my scalp itches less.
To create the dreads-like look, I sprayed water on my hair, then with EVOO in my hands, I applied it all over my hair using my palms in circular motions to create texture and make the twists “stand”. I decided to rock my twists (which I never do) to class because it looked so good.
Here are pictures of my hair when I first twisted them, four days after and when I finally unraveled them today.
I’m currently using the Kuza Indian Hemp Hair and Scalp Treatment for hair growth and density, I know it has petrolatum and paraffin wax as it’s first two ingredients which can weigh down my fine strands but it works for hair growth so I’m sticking to it. I’d do an update after a month to see if it works well but so far my edges are popping out and my hair’s density has moved from low to medium and I’m happy about that. In the end it all boils down to what works for you.
Tomorrow is wash day so I’d talk about how I wash my hair and the products I use (nothing spectacular). I’m also going to try oil rinsing with olive oil and share results.
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