People always ask me how I manage to do my hair and the Supremes. It is a task at times but I have some techniques that have really made caring for our hair easier. As you all recall from this post, I put braids in my hair. Well after the events of yesterday surrounding my brother, I couldn't sleep so I decided to take them out. It was almost 2 months and I figured what the heck. This is a good time for me to show how I manage. The best thing I have discovered on this journey was sections. Meaning parting my hair in sections. I part my hair and the girls in 4 sections and wash, condition, detangle and style while in those sections. It is easier to deal with 4 smaller sections than one big mass of hair on my head. It helps to keep the tangles down as well.
It is really easy. I part my hair in 4 sections and braid each one. I usually pre-poo with castor oil or conditioner. Then I jump in the shower and take one braid out, wash while holding it somewhat taut, add conditioner and re-braid. The stream of the shower also helps with tangles because the water keeps the hair pointing down. When it is time to rinse the conditioner out, I use a comb and my fingers to work out any tangles then I squeeze out the excess water, re-braid and do that all over. Here are some pics of my hair right now in the 4 sections.
I took the braids out and it was kind of cute, I should have taken a pic. Anyway, today I used this unbraid spray and saturate each one. Then I used my bone comb to work out any tangles or matted pieces. It didn't take long at all. Next I slather castor oil on my hair and braided each section. It was easy since my hair was originally parted in 4 sections to start the braids. I will leave it on overnight and sleep with a satin bonnet and then wash tomorrow. I will use the shampoo and conditioner in my use it up box and probably use some of my shescentit butter on my hair. I haven't decided on a style yet but I am off tomorrow so I have time to play around. More pics to follow. Q