Happy New Month Everyone!
I had a lovely weekend, lol I got my hair did, pedi and mani too!
I haven’t done Ghana weaving since I went natural so it has been a while.
Anyways, this will be quite a long post, bear with me.
First off: Wash
I washed my hair with Dudu Osun Black Soap (cleansing shampoo, review soon), detangled (not in sections as usual but as a whole, just because) and followed up by soaking my hair in pure honey; literally, and coating it with Vitale Olive Oil Hair Mayonnaise and coconut oil. It would be faster and easier for you to mix all these before applying onto your hair but I preferred to apply them separately just because…
After that, I applied this Groganics Grotivator hair lotion onto the edges of my hair, raw shea butter, coconut oil and JBCO because my shea butter mix was cooling off in the freezer. I then twisted my hair in midi twists because I thought I was prepping for a twist out, apparently I didn’t go anywhere the next day except the salon so my lovely twist out wasted. 😦
I normally stick to my comfort zone and use black colour of attachment just so it rhymes with my hair even though my hair is deep brown, it’s just convenient for me. However, I decided to take a risk and do a different colour of hair which is in between red and wine since people can do grey, pink, blue hair, I mean, so can I. It was either that or purple, well I wasn’t ready to go purple yet so I stuck to my red-wine mix.
I used just one big Expression attachment for this style in the colour 350 (yes, this is my first time of hearing such a colour number, the most popular are 1, 2, 4 and 33 but oh well we learn everyday).
The style is majorly all-back (cornrows) but with few braids at the back of my hair. The style involves adding more attachment to the cornrows, lol I know I’m not making sense to non-Africans right now but please pardon me. Hopefully the video embedded will explain more.
Also, I told the hairdresser to do “brush” for the front of my hair to avoid breakage. I always do this whenever I want to get braids installed or anything in that family because my edges are precious.
I did a style called “rice and beans”, where you have one or two normal cornrows and one Ghana cornrow, lol it doesn’t make sense, hopefully the pictures will shed more light.
Haha you know that moment when the attachment has been cut and the hairdresser is already “picking” it prepping for your braids and you’re like “insert your name are you sure you want to do this?”, I was like that until she started making my hair.
No the hair isn’t tight but taut, firm enough but not hurting my scalp because I was able to chew gum from the beginning of my hair till the end, that says something right?
I’m not so psyched about it but it’s me trying something new (I mean the hair colour) so I guess it is alright and I plan on taking this for two weeks and some days. My Nappyversary is 25th of February so I plan on visiting the salon that day since it is my free day.
So, what do you guys think about my new protective style, the colour and everything, Yay? Nay?