I spent, oh like two-three hours doing my hair last night. And NOT into another full head of two-strand twists with flat twists along my hair line, which has pretty much become my signature style over the past year. As much as I love this style, I came to the realization that it wasn’t allowing my scalp to breathe. I’m currently at that time in my life where I am now experiencing my own “personal summers” and during these moments, I get so hot. I finally realized that in all this heat and humidity my hair, as styled, was trapping all my body heat in and not allowing me to cool down. This in turn has been making me quite miserable to say the least. A couple of weeks ago, I was sitting on the porch talking with my mom, and I started having a hot flash and literally felt as if I could not breathe and might pass out. I had to cut my conversation short really quick and duck into the house where it was air conditioned.
Personal summers really suck!
I finally realized that my head full of twists had to go. I mos def needed a style that would allow my scalp to get some air. So, this is what I came up with. A couple of three-strand twists in top with the rest flat twisted back and up into a ponytail. I can wear it high, low or with a butterfly clip. I can leave the three-strands twisted or twist them out. As I said in yesterday’s post, I used a very strong holding gel to get this kind of definition that I can’t get with my regular moisturizer. On the rest of my hair I did use my regular proline moisturizer though. But if I had used the proline on hair intended for a twistout, it would come out really frizzy (see the previous post, and it would have practically no definition. Plus the little definition it would have wouldn’t last but a quick minute.
But with this gel, this twistout will last until I wash it out.
I’ve actually already worn this to work, but I was kinda unhappy with the frizzy base of the first twist. So tonight, before I took these pics, I rewetted my hair and retwisted it back up, making the base of the twist tighter to hopefully get it to be smoother-looking at the the roots. Problem is, I have a patch of hair right at the front that is very short and it’s hard to grasp up into the twist. But I think I got it this time, so I’ve got my fingers crossed that it’s going to turn out exactly the way I want it to in the morning.
I’ll post a new pic of both twists complete out tomorrow.
Hey, I’m getting really good at twisting up. Not to shabby if I might say so myself! I’m hoping this do will last a couple of weeks.