I can't lie and say that I've done the best by my hair even when it was in a protective style, but I love the ease of hair wash days when my hair is in extension twists. My scalp thanks me for such an easy process. I also love being able to look presentable at a moment's notice because your hair is basically done...all the time.
But needless to say, after having your hair in a protective style for 3 months at a time, there is a deep loss in not being able to touch your own natural strands. So, I always have a break between protective styles, not only for my hair's sake, but for mine! At the end of the school year, I took down my extension twists, rocked my own two strand twists for a bit, and then had my hair recolored to hide those ever-increasing gray hairs.
Now as I prep for my trip to Belize, I want to have an easy style that doesn't involve long faux strands hanging down my back. It's much too hot for that. I mean, in my own city, we have daily temps hovering around 100 F and the heat index makes it even more intense. So, I can only imagine what it feels like in Central America right about now.
This time I opted for crochet twists. I've never tried them before, but have been wanting to for a little while now. Already, I can say that I'm enjoying them. The process to have them installed was a little over 2 hours which does not compare to the usual 6-8 hours of individual extension twists. And, this is more economical (at least the upfront cost). I'll let you know how long these last and then I can give a more accurate account. But as for now, I'm pleased.
I'm also pleased that my hair did not fall out over the year, truth-be-told. Instead, it grew! Stoked!!!
|I didn't comb my hair out fully, but it definitely grew and is super thick!|
|My stylist cornrowed my hair with extensions before crocheting the other hair in|
|Here's a bit of a sneak peek|
|All done. It's super light. You like?|
Now it's time to pack!