Those who follow me on Instagram will know I am in braids now. But before that, I had Havana twists in. Or maybe you know them as Marley Twists. I don’t really know the difference between the two. I had them in for just over two weeks and I had to remove them because they were not looking so good anymore. I had the natural roots ones and on my hair, they age way too quickly. When I took them out, my hair was quite tangled plus I had 2 weeks worth of shed hair to remove. But with my coconut oil concoction, the tangles just melted away. I found out that, although coconut oil makes my hair hard and feel like straw when used on any part of my regimen, when it comes to detangling my hair, it is the best product ever. I just make sure I wash it out completely for softer hair.
So this is what I did!
I sectioned my hair into as much sections as I needed. I think I had six sections. Then I drenched those sections with my coconut oil concoction which is basically coconut oil and conditioner in equal parts. Starting with the sections close to my neck, I detangled my hair, using my fingers as much as possible before using a a wide toothed comb then going on to using a detangling brush. I know, it seems such an overkill especially coming from someone who had a no combs challenge some months back. But, when I have just removed a protective style, I prefer my hair detangled fully. I enjoy it more that way.
This below is all my shed hair and probably some breakage as well but that’s okay. Starting with finger detangling minimizes the breakage big time so less worries. I really like detangling outside the shower or before washing my hair if I can help it because it saves me from cleaning hair in the shower and I am sure our drains are just as happy.
After I had finished detangling my hair, I went ahead and shampooed it using my much loved shampoo brush and some amazing products that I have been trying but sadly cannot talk about them right now. Since the coconut concoction is more like a pre-poo treatment, I did not need to deep condition my hair. The hair washing thing had already gone too long and I needed to end it. SO I just conditioned my hair rinsed and did some chunky braids to stretch my hair and a braid out the following day.
The detangling took me some 30 minutes, shampooing and conditioning, that’s another 30 minutes. And the styling was 20 minutes. So in an hour and 20 minutes I had finished the whole wash day stuff all thanks to coconut oil which I believe saved the day for me.
I waited for about 2 weeks before I went and got another protective style, braids this time and also from a salon. You guys have already seen them on my Instagram. But I will post soon on the whole experience here another time.
That’s all from me today. Till then, keep smiling, keep laughing, keep loving because that’s so important. God knows we need more of that in this world.