Last week was a hectic one for me. Sooo much going on at work and home I don’t think I had one hour to myself lol. But hey, the joys of adulthood right? For the past two weeks, I had been counting down to the day I was planning on removing my twists. They were a great style for me to wear during my busy schedule but as I pointed out before in a previous post, Fro was being missed terribly. But I decided to stick it out and make sure I gave myself time to undo the twists and give Fro some TLC. Well, as usual life happened and all of a sudden my weekend was fully booked. I just can’t say no to lunch plans and hanging out with great friends…because I have to undo my hair? So there I was on Tuesday afternoon looking at my twists and forcing myself to love them for one…more… week. Here are a few of the pics I managed to take last week.
But I couldn’t hold on to them. On Friday evening I grabbed the 3 or so hours I had spare to just finally remove them. I was tired and they were beginning to irritate me! You know how you can just tell when your hair’s fed up with a style? Yup, it was time. And so, the twists are out!
On Saturday morn, I shampoo’d, treated and detangled my hair with different products. I used V05 Love My Colour shampoo and treated with a Shea Butter treatment I got from Dischem. I then let it air dry bout 40% before quickly blow drying it as I had guests arriving in half an hour. As usual, I used Tresemme’s heat protectant spray before doing so. I loved the freedom of feeling just my hair on top of my head. Lol, that lasted until the next day when I had to figure out what on earth I was going to do with it now. My hair’s still at that stage where its length is scrapping my neck/shoulders which makes wearing it out in an afro not ideal especially in winter when a scarf is necessary. It also just looks a bit weird. I haven’t quite figured out how to rock my hair in a fro fro the way I like it. So I’ve resorted to just keeping it up and off my shoulders. My hairline was quite sensitive after I removed the twists so I’m giving it a rest and not pulling my hair into styles that strain it.
So the plan is to give Fro a rest for about two weeks or so before I decide what to do with it next…if anything. It’s no longer a secret that I don’t like long term protective styles but I also feel like I need something to bridge this awkward phase I’m experiencing. Ah well, either way I’ve got something to look forward to 🙂