A couple days ago, I was drooling over Ebony Princess H's beautiful hair. Then I noticed a few months after her BC, she was rocking mini twists on her hair and they looked haute, haute, HAUTE. I got to thinking, I have that much hair, let's give this try. I didn't think twists could look nice on me now b/c my hair is so short. It never crossed my mind to just make them really small till I was perusing through her albums. I like these so much, I might finish out my Grow Out Challenge with these instead.
I did them yesterday and it took me about 3hrs to complete. I employed the "grab and go" method, meaning no perfect parts, when I did them. I misted each section with some water before twisting and twisted with Afro Veda PUR Whipped Gelly. (I liked twisting with it but I'm going to try aloe vera gel mixed with coconut oil next time and compare.)
My goal is to keep them in for a week (and then rock a twist out for a day or two). My ultimate goal is to keep a set in for two weeks at a time and just re-twist areas as needed. I will moisturize them daily with a moisturizing mist I made. I wanted to order honeyquat and silk amino acids to be part of the mist but after reviewing my spending plan for this month, I learned that I only have $7 left of my $20 allocated to hair products this month. I know. It's April 5th. Let's not go there right now.......
So because I will now have to wait next month to buy those 2, I had to come up with something now. Something that all the ingredients were in my home.
So, here's what I came up with:
- Aloe vera juice
- Avocado oil
(Next batch I will use jojoba oil though- it make sense since it's the closest to the natural oil our scalp produces.)
Not too shabby. My next batch will be even better b/c it will have the honeyquat and SAA in it, but for now, this mist works just fine. I'm thinking about adding some lavender essential oil to it to give it a scent though. I think I might just do that.
Viva la mini twists!