Thursday, October 10, 2013

Hair Diary || New Twists + Length Boredom

Apparently, I was too "rush rush" in doing these new set of twists, so they are aging fairly quickly ... faster than they usually do.  However, I'm sticking to them for the full three weeks and will have to manage.

In other news, I'm having "length boredom" at the moment.  My hair is in a shrunken state (whether 80% shrunken or 40% shrunken) almost 24-7, and for the most part I don't mind it ... I like the ability to switch up my "length" and style via shrinkage.  However, once in a while, I go through this phase where I want to wear my true length.  In the past couple of years, that usually meant flat ironing.  I'm contemplating doing that next month ... but the maintenance of keeping my hair straight while I exercise 3x a week will be a challenge ... and twists are just so much easier.  We'll see what next month brings.

In the meantime, here are some more pics!

After my last set of twists, I wore a twist-out for a few days.
This photo is the result of finger separating/detangling the twist-out.
Since I was too tired to wash, I wore this for another day or two.
Rollerset to stretch my hair for the next set of twists.  (This was done after a wash and deep condition.)
Within minutes, my hair reverts to more of a blow-out, but that is fine by me.
I initially wanted to do flat-twists into a twist-hawk, hence what you see here.
However, I decided that I didn't really want to commit to the look for 3 weeks.
The back was left this way and I did regular two-strands for the rest of my hair.
Stretched for twisting.  I *heart* roller setting.
Finito!

12 comments:

  1. You're the only blogger I know of with tighter, coily hair that does roller sets on the regular and yours looks gorgeous. I have to admit, I'm intrigued by the process but I'd feel greedy buying them when I already have Curl formers....Do you use a hooded dryer for your sets?

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    1. Hi, Thanks! No, I air dry, but I do recommend a hooded dryer if you want the roller set to last a little a longer. Let me know whether you decide to get some rollers! :o)

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  2. So lovely. I've never rollerset my hair for the purpose of twisting. I have to try that!

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    1. Thank you! It dries so much faster and more stretched than the usual 8 braids/twists. :o)

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    2. I must attest to the roller setting method! I've I saw your initial post on roller setting to stretch natural hair, I tried it myself and was extremely pleased with the result. Now after every wash before I twist my hair and break out my handy dandy rollers to stretch my hair. Thanks for sharing this technique!

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    3. Awww, you're welcome, SD! :o)

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  3. I just happened to come across your blog. I'm no longer a naturalist and I don't think I'm going back for now, but seeing how lovely your hair looks makes me miss natural hair (cries)! I'm doing what I can to maintain a healthy relaxed hair though. Will check you from time to time to see what you are up to!

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    1. Hi Haile! Thanks for dropping by and the compliment. Happy healthy hair growing to you! :o)

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  4. I love your hair & hair color. It's cute as can be. Those twists look very good.
    Divachyk @Relaxed Thairapy

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  5. Your twists are heaven sent. They're so shiny and healthy looking.

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