Short kinky twists and the short-lived crochet weave

20:07 Sandra N.U. 14 Comments

    Is it just me or does that title have a lot of the "shhh" sound in it?
Happy monday people.
   I'm beginning to feel somehow about saying "post coming up" "post on this later" and then I don't. I have a backlog of pictures for posts I still haven't gotten around to putting up. *sigh*
Well. I'll be done with my housemanship at the end of the month and fingers crossed, I'll be able to post more often.
 
Ok here's a 2-in-1 post I said I'll put up and I'm actually fulfilling.

Short Kinky Twists
     Before my big chop I used to see "enjoy your hair at every length" on blogs and social media.
 I brushed it aside because I've been all about length for a long time, but now I'm working with much shorter hair than I'm used to and it's not horrific like I thought it would be. It's fantastic! I love this utterly different look and it's letting me try new stuff.
       I haven't been able to do short braids/twists since I was little. Post big-chop, I seized the day, hiya! *karate chop*
Enter my now-beloved blonde twists, chin to neck length this time.
 
Actually, this was inspired by the bob box braids trend, which I am not yet ready for because: 
  1.  The hair is too fat to pack up and away from my face and hence not convenient for work.
  2.  Burnt tips drag on clothes and can hurt neck and upper back.

Example. Source: Pinterest
Perfect. Source: Pinterest
  It's beautiful sha, so perhaps after housemanship and before my next job, if I can find a way around them burnt tips.


What gym locker room mirrors are really meant for

Work appropriate

My short twists are easily the easiest I've ever worn. Light as my own hair, easy to wash (I washed every weekend) and to dry, Very quick to install and to take down. Love. I kept the style in for three weeks.

My crochet weave
This style lasted only a day. I'm not even kidding. I used the leftover kanekalon braiding hair from these box braids.

1. I rolled the hair on flexi rods and dipped them in hot water for about 5 minutes, then let dry on the flexi rods.
Unravelled the next day when dry.

2. Made a single braid, zig-zag at the back and ending with a beehive at the top. I didn't take pictures but mine was a really fat braid, not neat at all; and that was the problem.

3. Crocheted until I got to the top of my head and there I jammed rock. The braid was too big and so nothing I did could conceal it. Anyone taller than me (and that's a LOT of people) would see the mess.
I undid the end of the single braid and put my very kinky black hair on top of auburn curls. NO.
I liked the look but the top was killing me
4. Covered the hot mess (top only) with a hat as seen in this post, then took it all down the very next morning.
           Braiding firmly and then loosening only hours apart made my scalp ache so I wasn't about to subject my head to work week styling.
I cornrowed gently and wigged it for a week.
    I'll crochet again sometime in the future BUT. I would have to settle down and braid my hair properly and patiently.
Lesson learned.
  Have a jollof week :*

Xx,
NGND



14 comments:

  1. I feel your pain. I too have sat down, braided my hair in a bad pattern and installed crochet weave into my hair, only to take it out two or so days later. The weave was the wrong type and the braiding was wrong. It was a hot mess. You learn and get better, but it definitely takes time. :)

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    1. Hot mess is right. It felt like such a waste of time and effort. Meh. Fingers crossed the next one goes better

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  2. Soooo pretty 😮😮😮😮😮. I don't understand half of what you say but I keep coming here anyway 😄😄😄

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  3. Your braid are lovely. Tempting me to get mine done.

    For my crochet braids I've come to accept that if it isn't simple all back corn rows or other simple zig zag style, it's okay for me to go to the salon to get the cornrows neatly done and later install the crochet braids by myself. Saves me some stress

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    1. Thanks Tamie, I think it's a good idea.
      I'm just too scared to take my hair to the salon after years of doing it myself.

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  4. I've been having a lot of crochet braids bad spell as well.. And it usually comes when I hot water the hair. And if your hair is like mine, even wearing kanekalon with a bit of leave out isn't the best at blending so it's best to do a full crochet with it. For braid pattern, the simpler the better.. Especially if you won't be doing the high bun/pony or anything fancy.

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    1. Girrrl, that leave out was a last resort that I knew wouldn't work. It was between that and a big kinky braid on top of my head. Lol.
      The hat saved me

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  5. Trial and error with wigs, that's how it goes. Im looking forward to your next try with a crotchet wig. As for the twists...im gaga for them!

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    1. Hi Bee! I crocheted it to my own hair but maybe I should look into making a wig.

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  6. Love your twists. All this talk of crochet braids from you and Hadassah is making me long for them but alas I have no time these days ):

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    1. I can't even imagine how busy you must be with O&G residency. Dear God

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  7. Love the twists esp the color. About the bob braids, a friend of mine got her ends threaded instead of burnt so I might end up doing Bob braids once again.
    Don't ��precurl��before��installing. Chances are, it'll get frizzy and messy during installation. I learnt the hard way.

    Nappyhaired.com

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    1. Threaded ends? Oshe! Problem solved. I'm doing that.
      Honestly I don't understand the hype about precurling. It did become frizzy

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