My hair was stretched from wearing buns the week before. No heat was involved in the process. I decided to do my twists on stretched hair to help show some length of my twists before the NC humidity attacks them.
This is my best dry twist set to date. I finally figured out how to style the front in a way that I like where my hair is not all in my face.
I lightly spritzed the ends with water for moisture, applied Shea Moisture's Curl Enhancing Smoothie to my hair first for extra moisture and sealing, then the Kinky Curly Curling Custard gel for hold, and lastly some homemade whipped shea butter to the entire length of hair for a little extra sealing and weight.
How I made the whipped shea butter:
I placed the raw shea butter in a plastic container and sat it in a deep bowl of hot water to melt it. Once melted, I added extra virgin olive oil, melted cocoa butter (the stick kind), coconut oil, caster oil, vegetable glycerin, and jojoba oil into the liquified shea butter and stirred everything up with a spoon. Once stirred, I took an electric mixture and mixed the ingredients up thoroughly. I placed the shea butter in the refrigerator to cool it down for a few minutes and then I mixed it again with the mixer. I repeated the last two steps about four times until the mixture had a whipped consistency at room temperature. Love it!
I took these pictures from my phone so I played around with the different effects installed on the camera. Here is some pictures showing the only time I will ever have blond twists...lol. As a matter of fact, I have no interest in applying a color or hair dye to my hair anytime soon.
The weekend would make it two weeks of wearing this set of twists. That's my main goal although I was kind of hoping to push for three weeks if possible. However, with my dry, itchy scalp, I must give in and wash my hair this weekend. My scalp definitely needs water. But I have really enjoyed this set of twists and am really appreciating the ease and versatility of twists at this length.