Since the beginning of summer, I’ve been trying to hide my hair more often because the temperatures currently are just criminally high! A regular day is between 28 and 35°C which can’t be good for the fro.
For about 4 weeks I was in chunky afro kinky twists which I absolutely loved. They were low maintenance and light unlike regular extensions. I even managed to fool people into believing they were actual locs! Did the usual in terms of maintenance, spray once or twice daily and apply castor oil to the hair line. Two weeks in I washed the twists with a natural shampoo (Earthsapp Tea tree shampoo) which has become my favorite now. And when I remembered I’d also base my scalp weekly with a herbal oil I got from the Health store.
By week 4 I was dying to have my hair back so I took the twists down and had fun with fro for a weekend. My hair was incredibly tangled so I detangled in 2 steps: did a finger detangle when taking the twists down, then used a comb after washing and conditioning. The following week, I spent in wraps and chances are that will be the case until I braid it again. I let fro out on weekends but other than that it’s in twists under a headwrap. I’m lazy. 🙂
I did my required protein treatment for this month last weekend and I can’t get over how messy this egg business is! Followed it up with a deep condition with ORS Olive oil masque. It’s back in twists now and under a wrap. Next weekend I plan to do a henna treatment which I have been putting off for months! Trying to find hibiscus tea for the henna mixture but if I fail to find it, I’ll just do it without.
I got some new products which I am so excited to use! A lovely American lady who had come across my blog happened to be making a trip down to Botswana and I begged her to bring me some stuff. Total cost was 380 pula or 43 USD. Below is my new loot: Aussie Moist, Shea moisture deep treatment masque, Shea moisture curl and style milk and Shea butter leave in repair cream.
Side note: for those who live in Botswana and want to get their hands on some Afro kinky twists, contact me on 76655349! I still have some packs in stock. P100 each.