i found some pictures of pin curls that i tried on my last Dominican blowout...I must say that they came out extremely nice (and i don't have to sleep on rollers anymore...yay!) i also posted pictures of my box braids on fotki...and even got around to washing them the other day! here is my wash day regimen in braids/twists...since i've never been able to keep them in long enough to HAVE a wash day:
- apply DC (ion effective care treatment diluted in a spray bottle) to length of braids; cover with shower cap and go about my business for 2-3 hours. next time i will do 45 minutes under my lovely rollabout dryer.
- squirt a bit of ORS olive oil shampoo into bottom of an empty cantu shea butter leave-in container and fill the rest with water; pour over braids
- massage scalp and rinse
- squeeze out excess water and wrap braids in a t-shirt
- apply african royale braid spray to length of braids and aloe vera gel to edges
- tie braids down with a scarf to tame the fuzzies while they airdry (again, next time i will use my rollabout dryer)
so my newest challenge is a personal hide-your-hair challenge...hopefully this will do a few things: one, keep me from using heat...and two, keep me away from those scissors! i have nothing against trimming, but i did it wayyyy too much last year between the two trims i gave myself at the beginning of the year (i coulda been APL before the spring) and the two i got at the end of the year (i coulda been BSL by winter). i figure if my ends are tucked away, i can't see them, which means i won't want to cut them! i've got these box braids on lock, and i also have a grip on senegalese twists, kinky twists, and i'm working on a few other styles. hopefully the months fly by, and i will be celebrating my 2nd year of being natural with BSL hair! wish me luck!