I took down my sew in at exactly four weeks post installation and oh it felt so good to be able to have stress free access to my scalp again! I think going forward sew ins will only be for occasions when I want a bit more volume I can’t deal with my scalp not being able to breathe well and not being able to feel it. Anyway I took it down myself against my better judgment from previous experience and ended up snipping off a bit of my hair with the thread! It wasn’t much, a very very tiny piece nothing to worry about and it will catch up with the rest of the hair in no time. Take down over I proceeded to henna my hair I always henna my hair for strength before a long term protective style installation. I left the henna in for about 3 hours I think this is the longest I have had henna in; thank God for the numerous house chores I had to do that kept me busy and away from the shower.
House chores done I rinsed the henna off and then shampooed with ORS Creamy Aloe Shampoo it had been a minute since I used this shampoo and it felt so good using it again. Shampoo done I conditioned in shower with Natural Classic Henna Wax Treatment I left that on for about 15 minutes as I scrubbed the shower and wall tiles there was henna residue all over and as usual looked like someone had a mud bath in there. Bathroom clean hair back to its softness (henna leaves my hair dry and coarse so I condition again to bring back the softness even though henna is a natural conditioner) I rinsed off the conditioner blotted dry with a towel then moisturized and blow dried on low heat to stretch it. My hair had a two day break in between removing the sew in and getting these mini chunky kinky twists which I am so in love with installed I had the stylist spray oil my scalp after installation. I love this size it’s very easy on my hairline. I just can’t be bothered to deal with my hair right now so it only made sense to get something else installed soon after. And at least with these twist I can reach my scalp with no fuss at all and it can breathe easy as well, I hope to carry them for 4-6 weeks give or take so we will see how it goes.