Hey Dolls! Hope all of you are well. Sorry for the lack of consistency on my blog.. Hopefully, will remember to post when I have enough free time on my hands.
So, on the 22nd of March (this year of course) I had my senegalese twists installed by my hair dresser; and i am in love with them! They are well twisted and done by the stylist ; also, the taking down process will be an absolute breeze if I maintain them. ( more pictures below contact form)
How long am I planning on keeping them in?
Well, I decided to put twists in because I have exams during the course of May! And I’ve hade them in for almost 3 weeks now, how in another 5 to 6 weeks I will be taking them down.. Also, I wanted to use this time to save up more money to buy the products I need such as ( Shea butter, coconut oil, green tea restructerizer, co wash conditioner, amla powder, moisturising shampoo and aloe Vera juice.) mostly natural products because I’m avoiding becoming a product junkie!
Making my own whipped Shea butter will help me moisturise, seal and will be perfect for braid outs, twist outs etc. Will probably try making my own deep conditioners as well, I ain’t got money to blow on no fancy hair products at the moment 😅😒.
How will I be maintaining the twists?
Every two weeks, I will be cleansing my scalp with 2 parts water and 1 part Fantasia tea tree naturals in my spray bottle, then I section my hair and spray each section with the mix. Rinse that out with warm plain water in a spray bottle, and gently squeeze the shampoo out of my hair.
After that, I will either condition my twists with hello hydration conditioner which will also be diluted with water, or, spray some green tea (Aldo diluted a bit) to strengthen and condition my hair. (Since it’s a liquid, less build up will occur on your scalp) I don’t mind the smell, since I’ve diluted it, the odour is not as strong.
Finally, I spray a lot of plain warm water on each section until the conditioner/green tea begins to run down my twists, I then gently squeeze but not too much since I can leave in some of the conditioner. I proceed to drying my twists with a cotton t-shirt.
The point of diluting the products is to control how much shampoo/conditioner you put onto your scalp, and it makes it easier to rinse out the product. (preventing further build up, which slows down growth; the reason is that your hair follicles cannot easily sprout out of your scalp due to the pores in your scalp bring clogged with products); Moreover, this method of cleaning my scalp prevents frizz if I was
I also make sure not to scratch or be vigorous when washing my scalp so I do not mess up the parting made for each twist ( prevent frizz)
To keep my Senegalese Twists FLAWLESS.. Lol, I spray some ORS hair sheen, 4 inches away from my scalp ( my natural hair hates petroleum/mineral oil) to give it extra shine … but sometimes I rub some coconut oil on my palms and distribute it all over my senegalese twists, including my scalp. AFTER, washing my hair and allowing it to dry, I oil and dry areas, hair line with T444z hair food to prevent any bolding in those areas. At night, I wear a silk scarf with a satin bonnet to keep them neat.
That’s about it.. ❤️Thank You for reading my post, hope you enjoyed this post!
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