May 03, 2009

New Twists

I took my cornrows down Friday night and put my hair into a puff before going to bed. In the morning I detangled. This is the hair that shed. I didn't think it was much being as though my hair was in cornrows for one month.

This is my hair detangled. When it is braided for a long time, it stretches and almost looks like I have blown it out.

Wild hair.

A closer shot of the texture and my grey streak :o)

Showing length - reaching the bottom of my chin (me laughing because my stepdaughter stood in the bathroom door looking at me like I was crazy for taking pictures early in the morning).

Pulled back in an attempt to make a low puff. The front barely fits into the scrunchie - by the end of the protective style challenge - August - it should fit without a problem.

Time to wash and condition. My tools: towel, jar - for ACV rinse. Herbal Essences shampoo and conditioner - mixed with Castor oil (the bottle behind the comb), Cantu leave-in conditioner, jar with black top is my shea butter (I put a little on each section before twisting and a little on the ends of each twist) squirt bottle, mirror and plastic clips.

All washed and major shrinkage - I have a tiny puff.
Wow - lots of shrinkage!

Cantu Shea Butter leave-in added. I like how this puff looks - I may have to wear it like this once my protective style challenge is over.
I put my hair in a loose high puff and start from the back. I part with my fingers (I actually got the part almost straight).
I decided to try sister twists with braided roots.
Check out Kinky Hair Blog channel's - Easy Sister Twists, Rope Twists Tutorial

Close shot of braided root.
A few completed twists - the sister twists feel a little tighter than regular twists - but I had to concentrate on twisting each section of hair while twisting together.

Five hours later all done. Looks really spacey and stringy to me. Can't wait until the humidity and/or steam from the shower 'poof' them up some.

Side view - I clipped both sides back .

I'll attempt to wear it out like this for a week before putting it in my 'usual' twist puff. I'm also going to keep these in until June. I will try to wait for two weeks before co-washing - I'm curious to see how they will last after co-washing since the roots are braided. I will do ACV rinses in-between washing.
I'll post pictures after my first wash.
Peace and Blessings...


Kinky Rhonnie said...

Cute, Cute, Cute!!!

Do mine, Do mine. LOL

I love it.

Patrice @ The Soap Seduction said...

Lookin' good girl!!!

Can you do mine too? I'll pay you:D

ValeriesWorld said...

It looks so lovely, and your hair is wow! It is really long!

Arnita said...

Too cute!

I can't wait for my hair to get that long.

NubianLockedPrincess said...

How Cute is your hair style! Your hair is so beautiful and healthy!

I use to go crazy when I saw so much hair in my comb after I took down my braids or cornrows. It did not appear to me that it was six weeks of shedding hair.

Kcurly said...

That puff is too cute!!! And your hair really did look blownout, I had to re-read it to make sure lol.

You do the cutest braids, your hair is just too cute!

Jai said...

Nice twists, I got next lol.

Be one with the Fro said...

Hahahahaha Laquita! I feel the same way about my lawn...I really am scared at night. I hear the grass swaying and I start running to the house because I think something is following me lol OF COURSE this is only my imagination...I hope!

Thanks for your sweet comments!!!

Have a marvelous day!

ps - your hair looks fab! I wish I had a big attention span to handle my fro..

B said...

Ohmigoodness, you make me miss my loose hair!! Your twists are perfection. And you are beuatiful! Rock on, sis!

Nu Kynk said...


You are all set!

labelfreementality said...

No fair! You hair came out so neat! Very cute

Soulfully Unique said...

So pretty! I wish I could do that myself! I really like it La, it looks nice on you!

yours truly said...

wow! you are probably the first and only person i've ever spotted online with hair that almost totally matches mine.

great job. i am definitely checking for your blog more often.

Amina said...


Single Lady said...

CUTE! I wish I liked my twists more...perhaps I should try doing them like yours...