I wore my hair pulled back in a low bun on Friday and Saturday AM, and finally had time to wet the entire thing Saturday afternoon.
I admit, it was not looking it's best when I took it out of the bun.
Funny thing is I don't think anyone even noticed I had a weave 'cause it just looked like a lot of hair pulled back into a bun..like I usually have (remember the color difference is not as pronounced sans flash).
At this point I was worried (as usual ) that I'd made a grave hair error (as usual ) and would not be able to get this hair to my liking and look like a hot mess
Another shot of my part that I still have no clue how to blend. I think I'll flat twist it down since that will give me a similar wave pattern I hope.
So here's a shot of my weaker/thinner side of hair separated from the weave. I had a huge 'bout of stress months back and my temples began to break off. They are growing back in but you can totally see it here with a patch MISSING!!!
Here's a shot of the top of my hair prior to doing anything. If I were into straighter weaves it would be easy to stretch this section then press it or something ('cause this top texture is more resiliant and wavy) … but now I have to get it to wave up…so I'm gonna twist it and pray since it likes to go limp.
Flat twist #1. See my gray hairs in the front? I love that they are showing 'cause it makes it more belieavable
The other side is longer and stronger as usual, but see the temple…waa
Another shot of the temple…it takes a miracle for hair to stay there…if I sneeze to hard it falls out, guess it just likes being short
I am so confused @ this point, not sure what I'm about to do or if this will work
Oh, lemme toss in a length shot…I'm back to being able to straighten my arm over my head…so a tad shorter than my wedding hair! And I have no plans on cutting this year (trimming maybe but no cutting) so this should be interesting indeed.
I tried to flat twist the top portions going back but it didn't work well…uh….
A better shot.
Next I kneeled over the tub and wet the weave hair entirely (at least tried to)…I also splashed my twists a bit so they could be damp.
Here's the results
The back…ooh, it started to get pretty!!!
Next I grabbed my blowdryer and difusser (that I'm using for the 1st time )…I add some castor oil to the weave hair, then Beyond The Zone Noodle Head (that I haven't even used on my real hair ) and got to blow drying upside down scrunching the hair with my fingers and pushing upward with the diffusser
I then removed the difusser and blowdried my twists the best I could, although I was crunched for time and knew they were not totally dry.
Here's the results…not totally dry (my twists or the weave) but it'll have to do
I then took down the twists…not bad but not great either , still damp and barely holding a wave pattern…ugh.
Oh well … I had to go hear my nephew flex the golden pipes in the St. Louis Children's Choir so I had to make do.
I clipped the front back and kept it moving.
Once again, this is a better attempt but not exactly what I had in mind. The weave hair is expanding by the minute as it dries (which I so love ) but my hair isn't blended well
I'm tall…maybe no one can even see up there
Fast forward to that night.
I decided to only do 2 flat twists instead of 4, basically starting @ the top of my head and coming down and around the corner to the front like so , on dampened hair of course
This should be better since I plan on sleeping on it so it'll have time to dry entirely.
Stay tuned for more!!!
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