I’ve been bored with my hair. That’s why I haven’t been posting as regularly as I once did. I’m not doing very much with it. Since it’s gotten longer, I’ve been doing two-strand twists. Now that my scalp has been behaving (and it has been acting beautifully), I haven’t needed to wash it any more often than every two weeks.
Much of my experimentation was due to my scalp acting the fool and me looking for something to combat it.
I have a pretty strong regimen — it’s simple and straight to the point, which I love — and my hair is reacting well to it. So, really there hasn’t been much to say about my hair.
It’s not that I don’t still love my natural hair. It’s just that, I didn’t really take a break from it for the last few months. So, I decided to do something. I put in some kinky twist this weekend… but with a twist.
Take a look:
The pictures don’t really do it justice. So this is what I did:
- I used Afro Kinky braiding hair to do a number of kinky twists. I did a deep part on the left side
- Once I was done, I set the twist — two apiece — on fuchsia and orange perm rods
- I boiled water and filled a ceramic mug with it
- I dipped each rod in the boiling water for about 10 seconds each
It’s a different look from my regular kinky twists. It’s fuller and I think it suits my face a lot better than when I wear them straight.
What’s nice was yesterday I was in the grocery store picking up some things for my parents and a random woman accosted me in the organic milk aisle to tell me that she liked my hair. She asked me who did it. I said, “I did it.”
She asked, “Do you do hair?”
I said, “No — I’ve only ever done my own.”
She looked sad. She complimented me again and went along her way.
I swear, I got into the wrong line of work.