Sooo this past weekend I washed my hair. It was a great wash indeed. I am finding that I have to use A LOT of shampoo though. For the first time I used Infusium 23 leave-in conditioner. This conditioner comes highly recommended from Toshia from On the Road to Queendom. She's been using it for years and she says that it's been great on her color treated hair. I loved it! I added my own essential oils and my hair was softer than usual after a wash.
And then on a whim, I started braided the locs.
I took 3 and 4 at a time and braided as tight as I could. I used aloe vera gel and it look a little over an hour. I made a blend of sweet almond oil, orange, peppermint and rosemary and ran it through my scalp and braided locs. And I sat under the dryer for a good 20 minutes or so.
Not bad, uh? I actually like how this looks so I've been rocking it just like this. Yeah, it looks a little Celie-ish (10 points if you know who that is...ha!). I'll give it a good 3 days and we'll see how it turns out. The last time I did my hair like this (it was much shorter) I haaated the outcome. Something tells me I may dig it this time around.