Lil Miss Kinky

Sunday, May 16, 2010




Good day all,

I have finally taken pics of my kinky braids.. et voila!

please pardon the naked face, I took these right before bed time!

It has been a week and two days. The first week was strictly NO STYLING and NO MANIPULATION. You know how sensitive your scalp feels the first few days after braiding, well its a nasty phase where we are capable of loosing lots of hair if we rush in to styling and stuff, so please note: No manipulation until hair and braids settle.



Recall my original plan to do cornrows at the front? Yeah... Wasn't gonna happen. They looked awful!!! Dude! So what I did was I started the entire first row in three strand twists that turned into two strand twists.. this helps lock in more natural hair chunks that protect my edges. It is with great joy that I proclaim success! A week into it and I have only noticed two root bulbs! Usually I have my front braids hanging on a life line week 1; but this time, I'm quite confident!



profile pic!

Oh my goodness braiding was just awful!! I didn't straighten my natural hair enough before braiding, all I did was a couple of twists that kinda stretched it out.. bad move!! I'm not encouraging heat use, just for the LOVE OF ALL THATS HOLY stretch it out with three strand twists or cornrows a week before you decide to braid. I did it the night before. My braider had a hell of a time plucking out tightly knit strands... oh God the pain!


My braid regimen:

1. I will co-wash twice a week (starting this week, my braids are now settled)
2. I will LITERALLY drench my hair in leave-in liquid conditioners twice a week (infusium23 is my weapon of choice)
3. Spritz (glycerin + water+ additives) everyday, twice a day!
4. Moisturize and seal (sparingly) with Organics shea butter lotion after a spritz
5. Mild shampoo after two weeks (or ACV rinse or baking soda rinse)

Thanks for reading! Any tips or ideas for styling?? I'm constantly in a loose half pony tail, its getting really old really fast... so ideas are more than welcome!!


Much love!

Mary





2 comments:

Faith said...

i like the braids! sure they're not tight though? they look kinda tight...

Mary Mogoi said...

Hiya Faith! imagine they weren't tight at all! However I didn't style or play around with them week one because they were too new.

I have sparse hair, I think thats why they look tight :-P . My hair has grown a wee bit so they are super loose and not at all tender.

Are you still planning on braiding? and when are you coming home woman??