Hair Update: Twist takedown, new products

23:51 Naija girl next door 6 Comments

Remember how I was so proud of myself? How I thought my yarn twists would beat my protective style record and make it to 4 weeks? Remember?

It didn't happen. I put up the post and two days later I reached breaking point. I had just finished a long weekend call (friday to monday) in the hospital and I couldn't stand the load on my head. I came down with this pounding headache that made my eyes water.
The hair had to go go go. That's how I spent monday evening/night- unravelling yarn twists exactly three weeks old. I had a warm shower as soon as I was done and the headache? poof. Gone.

I washed the twists 2 weeks in (it was so HEAVY I could barely hold my head up straight) so I didn't have to wash my hair after takedown.
I just sprayed my hair with water and sealed with oil, didn't detangle (I was too tired to start) and put in two big plaits for a braidout. Satin scarf. Bed.

The next morning I was happy to see this:

It was Tuesday, major surgery day, and I wanted my hair easy to put in a scrub cap so I pinned it into an up do:

I did the same for Wednesday and Thursday, then Thursday night was wash day (wash night?)- wash day post coming soon.

   On the product front, I've been working on using up the non-natural products I already have so I can get new all-natural ones, but I gave up waiting and bought these babies on Friday:

The Shea Moisture Raw Shea Restorative Conditioner can be used as a rinse-out and a leave-in. The Head to Toe Baby Wash washes everything. Told you I like multitasking prods :D
There'll be reviews in good time.

What have you been up to lately? Any new purchases? Styles?


  1. Your hair looks great. I'm looking forward to your take on the Restorative Conditioner. I got the Shea Moisture Transitioning kit and I like some products but not all of them. I want to try this conditioner again.

    Don't Touch The Hair

    1. I noticed from your stash you have the transitioning lotion (milk? Conditioner?)
      How is it? Any review?

  2. Sandybaby, dont ask how i found ur blog (u know am ur #1 stalker lol) when did u become a hair guru? Neva knew you had this in you.. am glad we still have something in common :)


  3. Because of you, I wanted to get yarn twists oh. I thought they looked really light, so they aren't :( which is lighter esp when you wash (kinky twists or yarn twists?) Looking forward to your SheaMoisture reviews. I tried one of their masques this week and I am SO impressed. The Mousse I used to style (also SheaMoisture) is also putting me in it's corner. And them ingredients are pretty perfect! I may just join you on your organic journey. Or not. Lol