I'm finally getting around to posting the pictures of my washed rope twists. Like I said in the last post - the rope twists lasted longer compared to regular two-strands, over time they were less frizzy and withstood washing - especially since I braided the roots first.
Throughout the month I had them in, I washed every two weeks and co-washed in between. I also sealed my ends with Castor oil about twice each week.
These pictures were taken after the second wash. I washed with a shampoo bar, conditioned, sealed ends with Castor oil and air dried.
Still a little wet - not many unraveled and less shrinkage compared to regular two-strands.
I wore it down like this for a week. One thing I didn't like were the 'holes' that never went away due to the braided roots.
An unraveled twist - looks like two finger coils. I think I will rope twist without braiding the roots, so I can wear a finger coil/twist out.
I have taken the twists out and I'm back to my signature box braids. Before taking down the twists I did a pre-poo ACV and conditioner rinse, then unraveled while damp.
After unraveling each section I detangled with my fingers first, then with a wide-tooth comb and put my hair in about eight braids. I washed and conditioned with the braids in, then unraveled, clarified and styled. This process took a long time, but was worth it because I loss less hair - a small ball less than the size of a quarter!
The detangle, braid, wash, condition, un-braid and style - will be my routine from now on. I may break it up into two days though :o)
Old picture, but exactly how my box braids look - and the exact style I wear each day, although I do change up the accessories.
Until next time, Peace and Blessings...