First let me say it felt like more work taking the yarn braids out then it did putting them in, but despite that, I had a relatively easy time with it. I think next time I need to make cleaner parts. The first thing I noticed while taking out the braids was that I seemed to have shed A LOT of hair. I was worried at first, but upon closer inspection, it was all indeed shed hair and not breakage so, phew! Secondly I noticed that I did indeed experience some growth! Yay! In the back it looks like I can nearly claim shoulder length and the sides should be there soon enough…although you’d never be able to tell due to shrinkage.
Following the removal of the braids, I used my Left Coast Lemon Terressentials Mudwash, applied my KBB Luscious Hair Mask as a leave in, sealed with KBB Creamaliscious and proceeded to do a braid and curl. I was seriously pressed for time since I was going bowling, so I tried sitting under the dryer for half an hour in the hopes that most of my hair would get dry…yeah not so much. I did unbraid everything and it was still very damp so I just tossed everything up into a puff and put on a pretty headband. It worked for that evening and for bed I just smushed it back into a bun and put on a satin cap. It felt so good to be in my hair again! Before bed I mixed up some Jamilla henna with Peppermint Tea, Trader Joes Tea Tree Tingle, and olive oil to use the following day. Another post to follow about that!
|Yarn Braids Just Removed|
|Post removal, see the growth?|
|Ah! Freshly Mudwashed! Felt so good!|
|This is my texture post wash without any product on it|
|The top, crown area of my hair is more wavy than curly. Do you see? It's so annoying! Makes a WnG look weird.|
|Failed braid n curl, puff and headband to the rescue!|