Here's a comparison shot of my roots after 11 days. My hair grows relatively fast especially on the top where this picture was taken. I like braids better once they've grown out some 'cause they are not as scalpy and tight.
This is a shot of my hairline (and my big forehead) on the 11th day. I have already lost a braid this past weekend. I have a shot of this on a following page.
I've lost one braid already and here's a picture of 2 hanging on for dear life. I'm expecting these two to jump ship shortly.
This is where the lost braid was before it decided to defect from my head. bother.
So I decided to wash these braids 'cause they were itching like the dickens. I've had microbraids once before but my friend washed them for me. I came up with this way of washing them so that they would not get all tangled up.
I braided my braids into 8 big fat braids and secured the ends with ponytail holders. I put a picture of the side and the back so you could see what I did. I then got an empty shampoo bottle and filled it with diluted shampoo and water. I rinsed my scalp and the braids thoroughly under the shower and then applied the diluted shampoo. I gently washed my scalp and the braids and then rinsed really well.
After I was finished rinsing the braids I wrapped them in a towel to collect the excess water. Once they stopped dripping I added jojoba oil treatment and then tied them with a hairnet. I slept on that.
This is Kizi the squeaky butt kitty! She is watching intently from the bathroom sink wondering what in the world I could be doing?
I got dressed this morning and then took the large braids down and this is what I got.
Just in case you were wondering: I had a great costume planned for today and my office managers decided we aren't allowed to wear costumes to work any more. I'd been there for 6 years and NOW they decide this. AND, after I'd gone to the thrift stores and gotten my get up….why I oughta … o.k., that's bad, forgive me.
I tied it back with a PHHB so I could go to work. My hair was still damp.
And a shot of the waves I got.
And finally, how I looked today on my way to work.
Panty hose headband
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