I washed my hair today in preparation for my kinky twist install. I really haven't been feeling washing my hair all week and was seriously contemplating installing the twists without washing my hair beforehand (don't judge me....) but I decided to stop being so lazy!
These are the quick steps I followed:
- Sectioned hair into 4 and lightly finger detangled.
- Prepoo'd with EVCO and warmed Vatika Coconut Oil (used this up).
- Deep conditioned on dry hair with ORS Hair Mayonaise (used this up). I applied the deep conditoner like a relaxer in 1 to 2 inch parts, starting at the roots then down the length to the tips. I two strand twisted each section and clipped up. I ran out of ORS Hair Mayonaise when doing the last section (front right hand side) so I applied the very last dregs of the ORS RC which I all but used up the other day. I then removed the clips and sat with the conditioner on my hair for 2hrs whilst under a plastic cap and towel.
- I rinsed out the deep conditioner with my shower filter head whilst I hung my head over the bath. I didn't pile the hair ontop of my head, I washed each section on the left side, concentrating on the scalp then the length of my hair whilst finger detangling with the assistance of the running water. I then repeated the process on the right side before covering with a towel.
- I then moved to the mirror in order to apply my shampoo. I decided to use a sulfate shampoo (to eliminate potential itchy scalp when I install the kinky twists) so I opted for Matrix Biolage Hydratherapie Hydrating Shampoo. I applied the shampoo to each section of my hair, to the scalp only and in 2 inch partings to make sure I cut through all of the deep conditioner residue. I then clipped up each of the 4 sections as I applied shampoo to the next. I then whilst stood in front of the mirror, I went through each section and thoroughly massaged the shampoo on my scalp, finger detangled (I prefer detangling with shampoo than with conditioner in my hair!). I then two strand twisted each section before moving onto the next and then rinsed each section - clipping them up as I went along.
- After the protien deep conditioner I made sure to use a moisturising conditioner so opted for Matrix Biolage Hydratherapie Hydrating Balm mixed with 1 x capsule of Matrix Cera Repair and a splash of grapeseed oil. I applied a little Adore Darkest Brown rinse to the stubbon greys right at the front of my hair. I covered my hair with a plastic cap and my towel and have been sat with it on my hair for the past hour and a half.
I am about to head upstairs to rinse out the conditioner then I will air dry and then bun for 3 days. It is my plan to install the kinky twists on Wednesday evening/night - unless my sister decides to have her baby on Wednesday. I have a few days off work at the end of the week so I am sure I will fit the install in sometime between now and this time next week. I have already soaked the marley braid hair in vinegar so at least I have done some of the prep!
I've now rinsed my hair, applied my usual leave ins and detangled with a comb. When detangling I noticed that the fron right side of my hair was drier and harder to detangle. This is the section of hair that I applied ORS RC to instead of the ORS Mayonaise. Interesting, as I thought it would be the rest of my hair that acted up due to the protein in the Hair Mayonaise.
I lost more hair than I have recently. I think this is due to the fact that I have not been combing my hair so I am not alarmed at the amount of hair lost. Just editing the post so that I have pictures of the amount of hair lost documented. What I can say is that I am not a fan of detangling and the sooner I get into the kinky twists the better.
Ciao 4 Now