As usual, I’m sooooo excited!! For months, no over a year I’ve tried and tried in vain to twist my hair. Every time I’d followed the YouTube videos and blogger instructions to a tee but at the end, those two strands of hair that are supposed to hug tightly to each other would just…well not hug. Every time. Until last week Friday, I was playing around with my hair while it was dry and what d’ya know, my hair was actually twisting and staying put! All this time, I had been trying it on my wet hair, with a bit of gel and butter. Little did I know that if I did it without those things, it would actually stay twisted! I’ve been desperate to twist my hair because so many other naturals swear by it for a DIY protective style and therefore great at helping length retention too. I know that this week’s going to be a hectic one for me, work wise with late nights etc. so I decided it’s the perfect time to put them in so I wouldn’t neglect my hair and risk it breaking. I’m hoping they’ll last me this week.
So, here I am:
I co-washed yesterday morning (details of my updated wash day routine coming soon) and did these throughout the day. In total, I’d estimate it took me about 4 hours, if not less to do my whole head. It was pretty straight forward and kept my hair in the sections I’d braided it in. I undid a section, twisted it then moved on to the next. That way it didn’t feel like a massive task.By the end of it I felt kinda naked, lol. I’m so used to my hair being this big thick mass that when in twists, it feels much less so. I wasn’t quite sure how I’d style it today but I made a plan. I gathered the hair and did a quick (and short) braid and tucked it in at the back. I used pins to secure it and the shorter twists from the front section.
Not too bad huh? And to think I almost crossed it off of my list. Yay me!