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 🙂
Really cute! I feel the same about protective styling at times its a necessary evil especially when you're busy.
Dee Of Ms Dee Kay
u have got nice thick hair Aisha. it is unfortunately that our hairline is a bit sensitive and doesnt wana be pulled. we however cant say because of that we wil stop protective styles or combing. I have found sometghing that works briliently for my hair, it is called Jo'm hair moisturiser its perfect for my hair i buy it at Pick n Pay. it is natural and organic it is made here in South Africa. the range is dedicated to only natural hair they also have Afro softner pack which is good for coiling and shrinking hair.
my hair is in cornrows (done with my own hair)and i am applying their conditioning spray for braids and dreads my hair is so beautiful i cant pass un-noticed, its thick, long and healthy. i found this product range after i sent you an email telling you about the problem i had with my hair. their products are easy on scalp hence no to minimal build-up. try only their moisturiser for your hairline, u wont regret it.
love u, keep inspiring us. " No surrender foward ever"
It looks great Aisha, it is so nice and thick! jealous! And I know the feeling of missing your hair. I have mine in cornrows and I am already thinking of removing them….So much for keeping them until my trip next weekend! Zaish.