Anyway, I feel like it's been awhile since I blathered about my hair. That's because I have been trying really hard to just completely ignore it. I put in some kinky twists and did that for a month or so, then, I took them out and did my first set of somewhat mini-twists. These were more like medium ones because I got micro braids ONE time and I swore, with God as my witness, that I would never do anything like that again.
I let that marinate for over four weeks. (Don't do this) I washed them with regular shampoo because I was jumping in and out of the pool. I also, mostly, forgot to condition and moisturize regularly which is a big no no.
My recommendations if you are considering mini-twists:
- If you take excellent care of your hair-go for it.
- If you sometimes forget you have hair AND that hair has a tendency to loc and you don't actually want it to loc--don't. Just don't.
If you want to go for it, do it this way. . .
I love Naptural85. She has great hair, she makes great videos, and she gives instructions that even I can follow. I know I can find advice or tutorials for pretty much anything I want to do on her YouTube Channel. I just don't follow her advice until it's too late. Maybe this is like my cookbook thing?
It's weird because I obsessively research everything, and I do mean everything, else I do in life. I guess I'm just content to wing it when it comes to my hair. As a consequence, I just spent most of yesterday combing, and cutting, a ton of my damn hair out of my head.
This takedown got real ugly, real fast. Let me be a lesson to you-do the right thing.
If you put them in right, you can take them down easy. . .
Or if you want to wing it like I did . . . be prepared to harvest a tumbleweed's worth of hair.