Tuesday, 7 May 2013

New Protective Style: Yarn Twists

It's been 9 weeks since my last relaxer and having my hair in a protective style most of the time is a huge part of my  regimen since I'm stretching at least 38 weeks.  After taking down the last twists, I decided to put my hair back in braids in order to minimize the manipulation of my hair. 

 I noticed that the ends of my hair had gotten thinner in the past 3 weeks  maybe with my visit to 2 completely new hairdressers who may have handled my hair roughly.... especially the one I got the rollerset from last week.  Yikes...........my hair was all over the floor. I was crying inside!! I do not want any setback again so I went to my favourite hairdresser, Miriam (054 7888997) during lunch break yesterday. I can't describe how glaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaad I am!! I was doing my happy dance inside after the braids were all done.

She used 6 packs of black yarn and the installation time was 2 hours! That's fast! I dare say I haven't yet seen yarn twists with cornrows this neat and tidy....all rows even and twists the same size!! If I hadn't seen the yarn being installed myself, I would have said this is definitely not braids with yarn...............lol!! It was quite hard deciding to use yarn because I searched the internet for days of convincing images to no avail. If not for my resolve to get a style that will last at least 8 weeks, and Miriam assuring me I won't regret it, I'd definitely not have tried it at all. Great looking braids definitely depend on the braider, doesn't it? So far, my scalp is not itchy or sore as the braids are not tight, and I feel no pain or headache at all. This surprised me because the last time I got yarn braids with a different hairdresser, I couldn't sleep for almost 3 nights!! 

I chose this simple style because I want to have a lot of access to my scalp so I can massage in my T444Z hair food with ease and no fear of destroying the style. I will have no reservation about washing these braids as I am convinced they will dry much faster because they are short. I will wash twice a week as usual and deep condition once or twice a month with Vitale Mayonnaise or a homemade recipe (depends on how easily it rinses out the first time). I will continue to GHE every night using water and Profectiv Oil.

My hair is safely tucked away from my parasitic hands. What a relief!!

What do you consider before getting a hairstyle?

Cheers,
Star.


12 comments:

  1. Wait you got braids done during lunch break? Can I have your job lol. The braids look so much better than the previous ones very neat! Did she curl the ends or did they fold on their own?

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    1. Hhahhahahaha.....i "stole" an additional hour yesterday...lol!! They really look nicer ..... she didn't curl the ends and didn't dip it in hot water either. They fold on their own....she's got good hands, i say...lol.

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  2. Looks real good on you. i should be thinking of doing the same even though i am just 8 weeks post and seriously cant think of anything to do with my hair. i've been in ponytails for 2 weeks and i guess i should be 'changing my face a little' (saying that in Twi)... I need to be sure that i get the correct yarn piece. I'm not sure i know what the yarn pieces look like.

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    1. thaaaaaaaaaanks.......it's a great time to get a protective style as the new growth is coming in...remember to deep condition prior to getting the braids....oh, just ask for crocheting or knitting thread in the market... the type we used to make cute doll clothes back in primary school ... remember? lol!!

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  3. i think i figured what the yarn braids are: They are those fibres we call crocheting thread, right? If they are then your hair stylist must be exceptional.

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  4. Your hair is so neat, lovely!

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    1. Thanks Jen..........cant wait to have longer hair so I can put it in braids like these.

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  6. This was very informative and helpful.

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  7. This was very informative and helpful!

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