Wednesday, March 5, 2014

30 days of curly: Review

So as most of you know, I was doing a hair challenge that I called "30 Days Of Curly". It lasted more like 40 days...because I got lazy...haha. The whole purpose of this challenge was for me to find natural hair styles that don't require heat or chemicals, that are easy to maintain. I pretty much did the SAME hairstyle the entire month; a crown braid at the front and a clip on the back. Always with a cute headband. Always.

But Saturday I decided to spice things up! I went and got my hair done at a traditional african hair shop on Lake street. It's called Safari Hair and Accessories. They did an awesome job. I got the Senegalese twists, not to be confused with the Havana twists. 

Senegalese twists use straight hair (for length) and Havana twists use kinky hair (for length). I chose to do mid back mid back length...just because I don't like wearing my hair down...it is bothersome to me. Side note: I have an EXTREMELY sensitive neck. Like I can't even have my seat belt touching it. It bugs the crap out of me. It's that serious. 

So anyways I got the twists and so far am LOVING them! The lovely Rachel gave me a bow bun  for a concert we went to and I got more than a few compliments.
So cute right?? 

my favorite style by far! Thanks Rachel!


oh, you know..just me being sarcastically preppy for a snapchat...
I apologize for the quality!


I have only gotten my hair professionally braided one other time..in the 3rd grade. I will NEVER forget it. It was towards the end of the summer and we were going on a trip to the Wisconsin Dells. So my mom makes us all get braids in so that she doesn't have to worry about it while we are at the various water parks that summer. They HURT so badly. My hair is extremely soft and fine, so cornrows (no matter how cute people thought they were) are NOT a good thing for my hair. My head hurts even now with the Senegalese twists in, but that's normal. Plus I just didn't like the look of the braids. PLUS she made me get beads too, which rubbed on my neck and irritated the CRAP out of me (as I mentioned I hate that..). So you catch my drift why I never got them again until now! 

Anyways, I love this hair style. I have a lot of versatility in it. I will say that it's funny when people ask me if its my real hair...um, no. My hair didn't magically grow overnight. Come on now people. Come on. Overall, natural IS better. My hair already feels healthier. Maintenance is simple, I've heard wash once a week (which I will be doing) even though my stylist told me not to my entire term because my hair is so fine, and that you should get them redone about every 2-3 (4 at the latest) months. I will be using the Crown and Glory method..It pretty much allows you to protect your hair and let it grow by using braids/twists (installed) and keeping it moisturized. We shall see how it goes! 

This week has been incredibly cold which is fine now that I have my twists...INSTANT HAT. It was handy going contacting with the Sister missionaries Sunday night and needless to say although it was cold, I was warm! Sister Pao is the greatest! SO classy. Always. Plus she's Canadian and speaks 3 languages which makes her SUPER smart and cool..


Well, that's all for today! Have a great week everyone :)


Stay Frosty,



Nat

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