So…. after over 10 hours of taking my yarn braids out, I got my hair back. Truth be told, I’m not sure that I would do it again simply because of the time invested in putting them in and taking them out. Plus, my hair grew so quickly that after about 5 weeks of having them in, I had to re-do the front because my new growth was poking out.
Anyways, now that I have my hair back, I am so excited to try new things. The first thing I did after washing my hair with the Taliah Waajid shampoo was to detangle it. I applied the Taliah Waajid conditioner, parted it in four large sections, and combed from the ends to the root. The opposite way (down) creates too much potential for breakage. I then moisturized my hair with my homemade whipped shea butter moisturizer (scented with dried lavender). What’s in it, you ask? Well, about 2 parts shea butter (which I melted using a double boiler), 1 part coconut oil, some olive oil, and some vegetable glycerin. I whipped it using a handheld blender until it was smooth and glossy.
After moisturizing my hair, I twisted it in about 15 large two-strand twists and slept with it overnight in my satin bonnet (ladies: you have to wear a satin scarf or sleep on a satin pillowcase!). I then took out the twists for a chunky two-strand twistout. I wanted you all to see the final result, so here are some pictures.