All that hard work gone lol! I tried to Pineapple my hair and this was the outcome. I should have known better because I sweat SO bad in my head at night.
Note to self: retwist!
Always with love,
After blow drying my hair for my length check I wanted to style it in a way to give it body and retain moisture; after wearing it big and wild for a few days 🙂
Day after blow out
So I decided to take another go at a twist out. Last time I loved it but after a few hours my hair puffed up like a chia pet. I also have been wanting to try out some new products so this was a perfect time to do both.
I scored BIG on this conditioner that is on sale at Sprouts this week with a bonus coupon; only 5 bucks a bottle (I will be going back today to stock up). The argon oil I use for my take downs and also for my skin care routine. Not pictured is my coconut oil.
So now that I had my products, a sleeping baby, and some patience I got started.
Start with blown out hair. I have a tutorial for this on the blog as well. I also clipped my ends before starting (thanks mom) made such a difference in the results.
Section hair and decide size of twist.
Apply product. I went conditioner, coconut oil, and then reapplied conditioner at the ends half through twist. I make sure to add enough product to almost revert the hair. I actually add enough product at my ends to make sure my hair curls.
Step 4: Twist! I did flat twist. I am not the best at these because I always borrow hair which makes for a hard take down but I am trying to perfect this.
Step 5: I added rods to my ends. As I spoke about in my length check my ends are terrible so I added the rods for the extra help with curling.
Step 6: Sleep! I sleep on a satin pillow case every night to product my hair and keep moisture in.
Step 7: Rise and Shine!!!
Step 8: The take down. I add Argon oil to my fingertips to keep down frizz. I always start from the bottom up.
Look at that definition from the rods!
Step 9: Style. I pick out my roots with a wide tooth comb and use a SMALL amount of the conditioner to smooth down my edges.
My niece wanted to sneak in.
And that’s it ladies. I LOVE this conditioner. It left my hair sooooo soft and no flaking.
What is your twist out routine? Leave it below.
Sweater: Juicy Couture
Always with love,
Time is flying! I can’t believe it’s been one year of my hair growth journey. Let me preface that I have always been natural. I have never had a perm in my hair, however I abused my hair quite a bit throughout my college years with dye, high heat, and rarely moisturizing.
So a year ago I decided to take a firm stance and really start putting an effort into taking care of what my mama gave me.
Two of the major changes I made were increasing my moisturization and decreasing the amount of heat I put on it.
After I washed I completed a deep conditioning treatment under a dryer for about 30 minutes. However I noticed my hair was still a bit dry which was a red flag for me not to press it. So I decided to just blow dry for a length check and wait on a press.
Yall that’s a lot of hair!
After looking at the photo I realize just how bad my ends were. My mom was visiting so I had her clip quite a few of those dead ends off and I twisted it up right away.
Here is a side by side of six months and one year:
I literally was in shock by how much it has grown. It is past my bra strap so I am pretty sure it is almost waist length if I pressed it. Exciting!!!!
What I have learned this year:
-I am lazy! I need to put way more effort into being consistent with moisturization
-my hair craves moisture so I need to reapply at least twice a day
-I have to change up my products at least once a year
-my sides are longer than my middle. That makes sense because how I apply my product which means I need to pay way more attention to my middle and ends.
It’s been a fun journey and I am so honored meeting all the natural hair girls through Facebook, Instagram, WordPress, and in person! Please send all recommendations my way.
Always with love,
One year anniversary of no heat in my hair (excluding one length check in Jan). Length check post on blog this weekend.