I’ve been feeling super inspired recently to do the most with my fro. I really wanted to braid it a week ago but plans didn’t work out and I was dreading spending the following week styling it but I had no choice. Surprise surprise I’m having so much fun with it!
I give myself a pat on the back for getting it trimmed, much to my reluctance, a few months ago because I can see the growth now. I’m able to do styles I wouldn’t have been able to do earlier this year. I’ve managed to keep my hair covered for the majority of winter and I aim to do the same for summer. Botswana summers are dry and really hot (30 ºC is a ‘cool’ day) so having the fro out is just as bad as having it out in winter. This weather has no mercy! But if you’re gonna have it out, protective updos are the way forward for your strands. As long as the ends are safely tucked away, your hair will be happy.
So here’s some updo inspiration for y’all! If you wish to keep up with me on Instagram, look for b_star88.
In terms of prepping my hair for styling, I would twist it every 2 or 3 days just to keep it somewhat stretched. Every morning I would start by spraying my hair with my homemade spritz, then I’d put on a shower cap for 10-15 minutes so that the hair softens which makes it easier to manipulate with my hands. I would use my hands only to style it. The only tools I needed were my rat tail comb for parting and black hair pins.
All in all, a great week updo wise for the fro! I’m doing twist outs less and less now, proud of maself!