Three months of straight protective styling and the temptation to give up kicked in yesterday. It’s not that the challenge is difficult, in fact 95% of the steps have become a normal part of my weekly routine, but the styling aspect definitely caught me off guard, especially two days ago when I came across some throwback photos of my early days as a natural sporting my signature twist out. The desire to twist my hair and sport my fro kicked in immediately and scrolling through my Instagram feed didn’t help! So I decided to give in and locked my wig away for the day. I threw my hair into some twists and I’m enjoy every moment of it.
Now the truth is doing this was great and I am enjoying being reunited, but yesterday evening it only dawned on me minutes before bedtime that I would need to re-twist my hair, something I definitely have not missed since protective styling! Well today is my last day of fro rocking, but just before I put my hair away I wanted to share my hairstyle prep. I think I’ll be doing a lot more of this going forward, what do you think?
Here’s what I used:
I recently got my hands on the Lotta body Moisturize Me Curl & Style Milk [UK, US] and Shea Moisture JBCO Strengthen and Restore Leave-In Conditioner [UK, US]. Both of these products are exceptional, especially the Leave-In. I’ve already shared with those on Snapchat just how great the Leave-In is, I’ll definitely do a review on these two products in the coming weeks.
As for the twist out itself, it’s not too different from my usual technique (mainly different products). I forgot to include my spray bottle of water in the above photo, it’s a must have for helping to soften and detangle my strands before I apply any products.
After applying the water, leave-in and the styling product to my hair, I simply twisted each section and secured this with a perm rod. I let my twists dry for four hours whilst I saw to to other things, and then unravelled with a dab of almond oil on my finger pads.
So there you have it my super simple go to twist out and many more ‘hair of the day’ posts to come!