I washed my hair and pulled it back in 1. The previous night I slept with conditioner, honey and a little bit of olive oil saturated on 8 sections under my satin scarf
This time I used a real conditioner cap from the store and not a plastic Walmart bag
Here's my HUGE shed hair ball (remember 6 weeks of cornrows + lost job (stress) + major shedder (me) = normal sized ball for this scenario)
Especially that scalp!
At this point I was trying to get my mind right about doing some twists or something
Nope, gonna pull it back into one…lazy me.
I tried to take close shots of my hair but they all came out brown
Alright, here's the action. 1st I moisturized then pull the back 1/2 into a puffytail like so
then I twisted the ends
Next I pulled the right side back and twisted the ends. Notice my weak edge side from back in the day. Still not full and thick but much better. It's a totally different hair texture than most of the other hair on my head and I realized I did the most damage to that section years ago pre-natural/pre-self education.
Alright, then I pull the left back.
I realized too late that I should've waited to twist the ends until I was done because I ended up with tiny twists from the shorter top and side sections. drats
The final products
Me waving at the imaginary people (you) in blogville.
Next I brushed with FOTE aloe gel and tied the front down with a bandana
And here is the final product with a cute ouchless band
The good news is this lasted for a week. The bad news is as this dried the back sides of my edges started to hurt (from pulling). Eventually I took this down and had to put neosporin on my side napes … ouch! Next time I'll start with it looser so when it shrinks and dries I won't have ouchies.
But at this point and for several day afterward I was still cute and pain free.
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