I decided to style my hair in mini 2 strand twists for this month and hopefully it will last into next month. Feb. 10, 2011 will be my 1 year anniversary being natural!! I already notice a significant amount of growth since i did my big chop last year and in order for my hair to retain even more length I’m going to continue to keep it in protective styles as much as possible.
This style was achieved on dry hair, just after washing and deep conditioning. While my hair was still wet i sectioned it off into about 6 or 8 sections and applied my leave in conditioner plus a mix of castor oil and aloe vera gel. Then i sat under a hooded dryer with big chunky twists that i put in after adding the mix and detangling. My hair dried very soft and felt really moisturized. Then i began twisting using Taliah Waajid’s Lock it up gel. It took about 6 hours with breaks to take the baby to the potty. The gel dried soft, no crunch and no flakes! I will keep you updated on the maintenance of this style.