Happy Sunday!!! Hope you all are enjoying your weekend :-)
This is a continuation of my last post.
Now, if I plan to wear my hair loose(i.e not in twists), I air-dry in braids or twists to stretch out the natural portion of my hair.
Braids usually can get the job done, but I feel like braiding can be too much manipulation so I opt for twists.
Because twists don't stretch the hair out completely, I band the top port of the twists(where my natural hair is) using glue-less and metal-less scrunchies.
Before banding, I lightly misted my hair then added my Shea-Butter mix to each section.
I have approx. 12 twists in my hair and I let it air-dry for about 2 hours.
Don't worry, I did not leave the house like this. I could just imagine getting this look all day long if I did.
My hair didn't dry with-in those 2 hours, so I grabbed my blow-dryer(which I haven't used in SO long) to finish the job.
I just pulled each twist taut and proceeded to blow-dry on high heat for about 30 seconds. Then on cool air for about 10 seconds.
My hair looked like this after taking out the twists and bands.
After about 1 minute..my hair started to shrink up again making my relaxed ends look thin, so I decided to pull my hair back.
This option takes about 2 minutes.
I just throw on a thin headband, then twist and pin the back of my hair.
I usually let a few pieces of hair down to "frame" my face.
Option number two takes a little more time. Probably about 7 minutes.
I just use a thin scarf to gather my hair into a high pony/puff.
I gently push the front back while gently tightening the scarf then I do the same with the back of my hair.
After I get the pony/puff in a desired position, I tuck in the ends of the scarf then start gathering my hair to form a bun(bobby pinning when needed)
Then I spritz my edges with water, add some Aloe Vera Gel and oil then tie it down with a scarf for about 5 minutes.
This is the end result.
So, every night this week, I will put in about 8 twists and band them to keep my hair stretched. And I will style my hair as shown. If I get bored, I may add in some headbands or hair accessories.