My Hair Has Some Nerve

My hair had the nerve to spend 16 hours drying and still didn’t dry completely. Last week I got tired of wearing my hair in a puff so I decided to detangle with water + coconut oil, co-wash with Shea Moist Co-Wash Cleansing Conditioner and quickly condition with Aussie Moist 3 Minute Miracle Conditioner. After rinsing out the conditioner I applied Camille Rose Leave-In to my wet hair, and then Camille Rose Twisting Butter.

I put in the flat twists + perm rods on the ends, like so:

When I woke up, my hair looked like this:

It felt damp, but I was hopeful. Until I took my hair down and it blew up into this:

I had no idea what to do with it and had to go out so I chalked it up to having a bad hair (one of many until I learn how to style my natural hair). I tried to minimize the bad hair day with a stretchy hair pull thing I’ve had for a couple years but never used.

The hair clip pulled the sides up leaving a kinda-bang and fluffy hair in the back. I almost didn’t post this but when I master this twist & curl style, I’ll be happy to look back and see how far I’ve come.

 

19 Comments

  1. Aww I think it's gorgeous Jen. I always end up with half damp hair and have to bun as usual on days I wanted to wear my hair out x

  2. I think it's really cute! I have to try this Aussie Moist 3 Minute Miracle Conditioner. I've heard a lot of things about it.

    1. Author

      Thanks! Yeah try it! It's cheap but effective.

    1. Author

      Thank you! Starting on stretched hair, damp not wet hair is looking like the way to go. I had thought my perm rods were a bit too large for that style, thank for the tip!

  3. I think it looks gorgeous!
    And how do you get your ends so smooth? I have the worst frizzy ends that always ruin my out-styles.

    1. Author

      Thanks! I didn't really do anything special with my ends, just wrapped them slowly around the rod and made sure my hair covered them. I was worried about how my ends felt when I took out the rods and made a mental note to use end wrap papers the next time I use perm rods to help them feel smoother.

  4. Honestly I like the curly fro too. I would wear it out like that if I can replicate this.
    Tip- try this style out first on already stretched hair; like after banding or drying it in chunky twists. Just mist lightly with water/leave-in/holding product and then put in the twists and rods.
    It should be perfectly dry by morning and not blow up.

  5. Butters and oils lock in moisture,so u might as well sleep for two whole days to get it dried,natural hair is great.lol.Maybe you could try doing it damp,it should help.

  6. I dunno, I really like the twist out fro you had going, maybe you have to sit under the drier for a bit? When my hair was natural it would take like two whole days to airdry! I'd love to see the twist out with a cute headbands! You hair looks lovely Jen 🙂

    1. Author

      Thank you both! & baby curls lol, that's cute.

      Rachel—yeah I think I'm going to have sit under the drier in the future & invest in headbands!

  7. just a tip, towel dry the hair before you twist it and stick to one leave in product and your hair will dry faster. Oils and butters tend to lock in the moisture in the strand and it will take much longer to dry.

    Next time, if not dry, wear it in the twists one day before taking them down. it looks really cute!

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