Since I discovered I could braid my hair (I could do all-back i.e. cornrows), I decided to thread my hair with wool. Before I did this protective style, I did a moisturizing deep conditioning treatment which is in this post so my hair could be prepped for the tugging and wahala of threading.
The wool dreads/locs/thread looks good. I sat for six (6) hours. Yes, six hours, so if you’re thinking about doing this and your hair is fuller, just go there early, eat well and ensure your phone is fully charged, lol.
My daily regimen for this protective style is pretty simple, I mixed my coconut oil, olive oil and water together and I spritz my hair with that twice, thrice or four times daily, just when my hair feels thirsty because my hair is a bit highly porous.
Also, I seal in the moisture once a day with the whipped shea butter I made in this post.
Simple and easy regimen, nothing out of the ordinary. I plan on buying methylated spirit to cleanse my scalp so my scalp can breathe properly. I don’t know if I can properly cleanse my scalp with shampoo or my clarifying conditioner so I might stick with the methylated spirit.
Threading can make your head hurt, I had headache till the next morning. Ensure you let the person threading your hair know that he/she should not make it too tight so you don’t lose all your hair. I told the hairdresser not to make my sides and edges as tight as the rest and she did that. The hair hurt me for about two days but now it’s good. Not hurt like hurt hurt oh, lol, it just hurt a little like when you make your hair normally.
What I love about this style
I love the fact that I can easily participate in the #31DaysofKinkz without combing my hair and all sorts. Don’t know about #31DaysofKinkz? Search for it on Instagram. It has to do with styling your hair in different ways for the 31 days in May, you can start now, it is fun and easy, just show off your creative side!
Due to popular remarks, threading enables the hair to grow longer so I’m hoping my hair reaches 4” since it’s currently 2.2”, yes I’m measuring. (x_x).
I plan on taking this hair till the 6th of June, that’s four weeks (since 9th is a Monday, I won’t be able to take it for those two extra days, overnight deep conditioning will take place instead and I’d have classes on Mondays so no time), because I made it on the 9th of May.
What protective style are you on now? Do you have anything you think I should add to my daily regimen? Let’s talk. Leave a comment.
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