Saturday, August 15, 2009

My First Braidout!

I did a braid out for the first time ever since starting my journey almost 3 years ago! I felt that i had enough length to do a braid out, so i decided it was time to do one.

Here's what i did:
♥ Pre-poo'd with Coconut oil
♥ Shampoo'd with NTM Cream lather shampoo
♥ Deep conditioned for 45 minutes with ORS Replenishing conditioner
♥ Parted my hair into 8 sections and detangled each section well
♥ Applied Herbal Essences Long Term Relationship Leave-in to each section
♥ Applied a little bit of EVOO [Extra virgin olive oil] to each section focusing on ends
♥ Braided each section not too tight, but not too loose to have a wavy textured look
♥ Rolled the ends up with end wrap papers and perm rods

I airdried, then went to bed. When i woke up, my hair was still a little damp, so i had to sit under the dryer for 30 minutes. Unraveled, then voila! Nice curly, moisturized braid out. My hair was moisturized for days, i literally did not have to moisturize and seal my hair for like 3 days after that. I love this style! Especially for summer. To keep the style in for the whole week, make sure you re-braid each section and put satin rollers at the ends before going to bed. And of course tying your hair down with a satin silk scarf, and satin bonnet over it =) I did this last weekend.