Due to time constraints, I did a deep conditioning treatment first. (I literally had conditioner on for about 6 hours while I ran all my errands and such before I had a chance to actually wash my hair.) Then I washed my hair with an ayurvedic shampoo bar I purchased from the Indian grocers. I skipped my other steps and just rubbed in some hair milk, added some Vatika Coconut oil and twisted it up. You know how much my hair shrinks when wet so I was surprised how light and airy my hair was with just the simple wash. I love that shampoo bar. Maybe less is more.
immediately after washing with the shampoo bar
the same hair piece just stretched to show length
a little Vatika oil added and twisted
the same twist pulled down
complete head of chunky twists
(not the kind of twists I wear outdoors - lol)
I will admit that working with my hair takes time, but I love learning what works for it. With that being said, I am now interested in getting some more extension twists. I just got referred to another natural hair specialist and I'm interested in doing a consult with them. We shall see....
Oh, in case you're curious about how that style turned out...
the next day...
untwisted with a little of almond oil on my fingertips
and of course, this is me...
(let's see if I can make this style work for a few days)