Saturday, 27 February 2016

Protective Style 2 of 2016 - Twists

Guess who's back with a brand new rap...

Hello everyone, its so good to be back on the interwebs again. I know its been a while but blogging once a month has got to be better than not blogging at all, right?

Anyhoo, I'm still on my 2016 Protective Styling regimen. And so far its going pretty good. I took down those box braids on Sunday and today, I'm getting twists installe .

How did I prepare for the twists installation? Here's what I did...

I generously applied Tresemme Naturals conditioner on my hair and finger detangled in small sections. I left the conditioner in overnight as my prepoo\deep conditioner.

I rinsed out the conditioner in the morning using warm water. After this I shampooed my hair using the ORS Creamy Aloe Shampoo thoroughly massaging my scalp to lift the build up. I rinsed out the shampo .

I then applied some more Tresemme Naturals conditioner on my hair to bring the moisture back into my strands. After rinsing out the conditioner I wrapped my hair in a T-shirt to absorb the excess moisture for 30 minutes.

When my hair was damp, I applied the African Pride Shea Miracle Leave In conditioner and detangled again. In small sections, I started out with a wide tooth comb before using a denman brus . Since power was out after last night's thunderstorm, I did a ponytail so my hair could air dry in a semi  straight state.

The lady who was doing my hair arrived at our house and we got down to business. We used 5 packs of the new Outre Yaki Braid in color MD114. My hair was done in medium sized twists. The only problem was that, once my hair was done, I really wasn't happy with it. So I took down the braids that night, detangled and bunned for bed.

First twists install. Really not pretty

This morning (Saturday), I had to go to my cousin's memorial service. Once the service was over and the family was socializing, my mum suggested I get my hair done there. So I went to buy some braids known as Cinderela Cindi Yaki and got MBL/WL medium sized twists installed (kinda like Senegalese twists). I am happy with this install and I will keep them in for about 6 weeks. In between maintenance will be the same as what I did for the box braids.
Take 2... Big improvement


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  2. Love love love the size of the second set of twists!

    Can't wait to see how you style them! The updos will be gorgeous!

    KLP @

    1. Thanks KLP. Sadly, I havent done any updos yet. But I should motivate myself to do sme.

      Thanks for dropping by

  3. Yes I like take 2 better as well. How is your hair doing underneath? You should do a hair post when you take the ps down :)

    1. My hair is doing better now, though I need a good trim after take down. I'm trying not to focus too much on my length at the moment which is why I am also hiding my hair

      Thanks for passing by

  4. The second photo shows more volume. What do you treat your scalp with to combat itchiness?

    1. I haven't done anything to my scalp yet since its still ok, though I'm planning to shampoo my scalp after 2 weeks.

      Thanks for reading