Just gorgeous! The thickness and the length are unreal. So perfect it looks like you bought that hair. I KNOW it is your hair.
Thank you, my dear! It was thanks to the enthusiasm of you and the other Queen Shea ladies that my progress has been kicked up a notch! I'm really glad that I decided to give it another chance.
I'm still just lurking in my own thread. However, last week I put in 2 strand twists which was the first time in months. My twists still look the same but I had a successful discover. I had tried spritzing my hair with various moisturizers and always ended up with dry, frizzy and sticky hair. I used the braid spray I bought for my box braids and it gives me the right amount of moisture without the stickiness. So when I do return to two strands full time, I now have the right spray to keep my twist moisturized.
I will probably do 2 more months of extensions before switching back to my twists for the winter.
Usually people are suggesting the curl sprays which I have tried. And they were too sticky. For some reason I thought braid spray would be the same. Glad I was wrong.People sleep on braid spray! When I took out my Marley twists, my hair was so moisturized because of the braid spray. It’s like s-curl but less sticky. I was so surprised - it’d been a while since I used a real braid spray vs a diy concoction. I’m glad you found something that worked for you.
Nothing wrong with a little breakOk, no more messing around, trying to get another two inches by the end of December. I played around with box braids with fake hair for 2 and half weeks, plus wore my hair out this week. That was fun but I saw great retention with having my two-strand twists up in a bun or braid. Going back to that for September.
I'm still twisting my hair, but now I've fully embracing medium twists. I like that they can be installed and taken down quickly. They're also a bit more forgiving "grid" pattern so that I can nurse my crown back to health without placing a lot of tension on that area.
And see, I just found out the opposite. I twisted my hair in medium twists on Friday. I look like a crazy person. They look ratty and less "full". Mini twists or bust for me from now on. I guess I will be doing updos for the next two weeks...