Weekly Challenge Thursday – Sectioned Updo

Last night I spritzed the hair and made four sections, each with chunky twists to stretch the hair. I sealed the ends with shea butter. In the front I did much smaller twists in order to create twist out bangs. After this I covered my hair with a shower cap, put my satin bonnet on top and slept. I woke up to go to the loo around 4am and removed the shower cap, put back the satin bonnet and slept for another two hours until 6am. This was oversleeping and led to the rushed style which wasn’t as neat as it could or should have been. I have found that baggying (without spritzing first) creates an even distribution of moisture in the hair, from root to tip. On my hair, this is more effective that just spritzing on its own.

Low porosity hair tends to take longer to dry, so damp hair while styling can be a problem you need to work around

Low porosity hair tends to take longer to dry, so damp hair while styling can be a problem you need to work around

Back to the style of the day: In the morning, I removed the twists, fluffed the hair and secured 3 of the 4 sections with an ‘ouchless’ ponytail holder (without the metal part). I made two large twists from each section and pinned them up or down to create a convoluted mass of twists. However, some twists unravelled while the roots were still damp and that’s what you see in the picture. When I got back to the office I redid the twists to make them firmer and pinned the twists more securely. For the front, I undid the twists and they were silky soft. I LOVE my hair!

It takes time to learn and understand your hair and how it behaves or responds to styles, products, weather etc

It takes time to learn and understand your hair and how it behaves or responds to styles, products, weather etc

Thursday’s experience caused me to change my planned style for Friday. Also, I realised that my Saturday trim resulted in me not only losing four inches of length, but A LOT of volume as well, and so I must adjust my hairstyling accordingly. As I said on Wednesday, failed experimentation is a necessary part of learning and as such is intrinsic to any natural hair journey.

Thursday - Sectioned Updo

Thursday – Sectioned Updo

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