Tuesday, December 27, 2011
Hope everybody had a very merry Christmas, ours was wonderful and filled with love and family...and a few awesome presents:) To avoid washing/styling hair on Christmas Eve, I washed Skye's hair on Friday. I detangled and braided her hair, about 6-8 sections total, then I put on some Nutiva Extra Virgin Coconut Oil as a pre-shampoo treatment. After leaving the coconut oil in for about 30 minutes or so, I washed her hair with Creme of Nature Argon Oil Shampoo (which I love, btw). I find it so much easier to wash her hair while it is braided in sections and it really helps to keep it from tangling back up again. I used our usual leave-in conditioner (Kimmaytube recipe with Knot Today). I also used Bee Mine Curly Butter to style her hair. I absolutely love this stuff but unfortunately it does not play well with Kinky Curly's Knot Today, so I won't be using the Knot Today anymore:( It tends to leave a white residue in her hair, it's not too bad but it bothers me...so now I'm in the market for a new leave in conditioner.
Anyways, about her Christmas hurr (lol)...Using the Bee Mine Curly Butter, I put seven flat twists in the front going to the side (got the idea here) and then I banded the roots of the remaining hair and added two strand twists to each section. Here are a couple of pictures:
Then on Christmas morning, I just unraveled the twists and took out the bands, then added a couple of sparkly clips to right side of her hair:
This twist out has held up pretty well over the last couple of days since she sleeps in a satin bonnet. I'll probably do something similar for New Years/Back to School next week and then we'll go back to a protective style (probably mini twists again) for 4-6 weeks. As always, thanks for reading!
Posted by Janeen at 7:58 PM