Feels like I’ve been gone forever and a day, thank you ALL so much for the encouraging emails and well wishes!!!!!!!! I’ve missed you all! I survived the bar exam. I’ve pretty much been a walking zombie who has been catching up on sleep and restoring her sanity… at least until I have to start studying for my next one. I’m a glutton for punishment huh?
I’d fully intended to do a complete recap like my last wash day post, but the first week I’d only done a boring fluffy bun that you’ve seen lots of times before so we’ll skip that and get into these twists that have completely won me over.
If you’ve been following the blog since it’s early days (I started my HHJ in 2009), I’ve never worn twists, braids, or hair of any kind, so these twists were a big (and welcomed) changed for me. Over the last couple of weeks I’ve had pretty much zero patience or time to do battle with my transitioning hair so I decided to put my hair in twists to give it a break.
I started off by watching a handful of YouTube videos on marley twists and the invisible root method, and when I sat down to do my hair, I quickly realized that doing the invisible root method was not a skill that I possessed. I really can’t do it. Like my fingers and brain just cannot communicate when it comes to figuring out the invisible root method.
THE HAIR I USED
I use Janet Collection Afro Marley Hair, color: 2, for my twists. To prep the hair I soaked it in apple cider vinegar, to strip it of some of the chemicals the synthetic hair is treated with.
 Pre-poo as normal with conditioner. I’ve been using either Shea Moisture Intensive Hydration Conditioner or Kenra Moisturizing Conditioner.
 Shampooing with a moisturizing shampoo, either Shea Moisture Coconut & Hibiscus Curl & Shine Shampoo or Bobeam shampoo bar.
 Tea rinsed.
 Deep conditioned with either SheScentIt Curl Moist Conditioner or HairVeda Sitrinillah Deep Conditioner.
 After deep conditioning, I apply my trusty leave-ins Kurlee Belle Thirsty Kurls Leave-In + Paul Mitchell Super Skinny Serum to seal in my leave-in.
Once my normal wash day routine is done, I section my hair and twist. To secure the hair I start off as if I’m doing a braid and after about 4 plaits, I switch to twisting.
IN BETWEEN CARE
I’ve been undoing my twists every 2 weeks to fully wash and deep condition my hair but in between the take down days (about 1-2 times a week), I’ve been saturating my hair with watered down conditioner (with a little glycerin added for extra moisture).
After rinsing the conditioner from my hair, I spray my scalp and hair with apple cider vinegar + water. Next, I wrap my hair in a towel for about an hour and then retwist the front sections and sections that are frizzy and need to be redone.
TWISTS = EASY LOVE
I’m absolutely in love with my twists. They’ve been such an easy to way to wear my hair and completely tucks my hair away. Don’t be surprised if a few years after I’m completely natural I suddenly say I’m going to loc my hair O_O
Tell me all about your wash day!!!