Well it is time for another mini twist break!! You guys know I love mini twists but lately I haven't been able to commit to the style for longer than 2 weeks. That will not work if I plan to see a significant jump in the health of my hair. But thankfully, I know that if I place my self on a challenge I have a better chance of making it. I've decided that I want to "guarantee" another inch of uninterrupted growth going into the new year because I plan to flat iron my hair for the first time in over two years, and will do a length check. (Excited!) Okay SO...This twist challenge will take me into the New Year. My hair thrives in protective styles, styles where there is very little manipulation,NO detangling, and No knots to deal with.
So here is what I am doing......
First Set 11/17/12 Cleansed and Deep Conditioned with Aubrey Organics GPB for strengthinging.. Moisturized, used IC Polisher heat protectant and Blew hair out using the tension method.. I blow my hair out on medium heat with cool shots. I like doing this because it keeps my roots stretched for clean parting. (no snags or cross chairs getting pulled into neighboring twists. If the parts aren't clean I end up with cross hairs that could break later with handling). Also I don't blow my hair out bone dry I like to leave some moisture for manageability and to keep it from drying out too much as I twist.
I will be wearing my twist up 98% of the time, moisturizing daily, doing scalp massages every other day, and sealing my ends with Black Jamaican Castor oil. I also use Hydratherma Natural's Follicle Invigorator on my scalp and edges to keep them strong. My styling will stay pretty simple: buns, updo's and rodded twist styles..(I do not wash my hair while wearing mini-twists, I just keep my scalp clean..washing adds to a tangly take down for me). I do plan to do hot oil treatments with Organic Coconut oil, and Extra Virgin Olive oil. This will keep my hair soft and conditioned.
This first set will come down on 12/8/12. I will wear a twist out for 2 days.. Detangle, Cleanse with Mud Wash, Henna, Deep Condition with Aubrey Organcis HoneySuckle Rose..Stretch, blow out and Retwist for another 4 weeks! How will you protect your hair this winter?