From my last natural hair post, I said I was going to do a twist out from the twists I did a while ago. I ended up carrying the twists for 3 days then took them down for a twist out. I used just okro gel and whipped Shea butter as my styling products and they did a very good job at moisturizing an defining my twists.
Guys! I’ve become an okro gel addict. I don’t remember the last time I used a leave in conditioner cause okro gel had been serving that purpose. Okro gel had been serving as my styler, leave in conditioner and deep conditioner. It’s so cheap and does a great job for my hair. I don’t even use a comb as much anymore when detangling my hair because my fingers are able to glide through my hair easily. I only comb most times for the tradition of doing it and even then it’s very easy to detangle.
So, back to my twist out. I took down the twists on day 3 and it was really defined and moisturized with a soft hold. I had major shrinkage though as opposed to when I did a braid out with okro gel too. The curls lasted for about 5 days before I washed my hair again. Next time I do a twist out, I’ll do bigger twists and start on semi stretched hair to see if I’ll have less shrinkage and more volume.
The curls lasted for about 5 days before I washed my hair again. I was able to maintain the curls by banding my hair in about 7-8 sections before sleeping. It helped to keep my hair stretched also.
My hair is currently in box braids I did myself about 2 weeks ago, after the twist out because I was tired of manipulating my hair. The next hair update will be my 8 months post big chop update with length check and comparisons when I take down the braids, so stay tuned.
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