My husband is very spoiled. Even though I know I should, I don’t wear anything over my hair at night — no scarf, no wrap, no satin bonnet. To maintain my curls for second-day hair I simply pull my tresses into a high ponytail (or pineapple). He’s also never seen me in rollers. So imagine his reaction when he came home one day last week and I looked like this:
I’d warned him. I told him I was going to try a twist out so I would have several plaits in my hair that evening. His response: “I didn’t know that meant I was coming home to R Truth.” Who is R Truth? A WWE wrestler. This guy:
I am much cuter than that.
But my twists were not neat and cute like those I’ve seen on other naturalistas such as Mae from Natural Chica:
After co-washing my hair and combing through Jane Carter Solution Curl Defining Cream, I didn’t carefully part my tresses; I just sort of haphazardly grabbed sections of my hair and twisted them. In the end I had about 10 twists. I did this four hours before I went to sleep to make sure my hair wasn’t still wet by bedtime. That night (and at the gym the following morning) I kept my twists covered with a scarf.
Here is the result:
My cousin/BFF whose hair is very similar to mine tried this and said her hair didn’t look any different from usual. That wasn’t the case for me. Though I’m not sure if the photo above conveys this, I found that the twists did change my curl pattern a bit (making my curls looser) and, therefore, gave me a slightly different look from my usual wash-and-go. Having to only undo my twists the next morning also saved a lot of time getting ready for the day, which I loved.
This picture was taken early that morning. As the day progressed, my hair became more voluminous, which I didn’t mind, but also very frizzy, which I did mind. That morning I applied a blend of oils to my hair but that didn’t seem to prevent that afternoon frizz. So now I’m in search of the right product to use on my hair after I untwist it. Any suggestions?