Wednesday, 29 July 2015

Jumbo Cornrows!



Just a quick roundup of my last wash day. I did a henna treatment since I had been due for one for a while now.  I mixed the henna with plain cold water and a teaspoon of vinegar to aid in the dye release, let it sit for an hour before applying it to my hair. I wet my hair with water applied the henna and let it sit for two hours while doing a gazillion other things around the house. Henna ready I rinsed it out till the water came out clear and then shampooed twice and then rinsed out I conditioned with regular conditioner and let it sit for about ten minutes as I scrubbed the CSI crime scene  bathroom clean; y’all know henna leaves bathrooms looking like a crime scene! Bathroom clean I rinsed out the conditioner t-shirt dried till damp applied this new leave in conditioner I recently picked up and then sealed with coconut oil then blow dried on cool. I later went and got these jumbo cornrows done ready for a four day out of town trip. I oiled my scalp with my Amla oil mix post braiding. 

It's an allright leave in nothing to sing home about; doubt if I will be repurchasing it

 
I just brush up my edges, style the waist length tails into a bun and I am ready to go
The Wash Day Experience

10 comments:

  1. I love it, Lydz....those braids are so fun, playful yet professional.

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    1. Thanks Jay! I love the playful/proffesional angle to them as well:)

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  2. lol to the crime scene, does it come out completely though? i like ur braids, ziko poa :-)

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    1. Yes it does come out it just ends up landing all over the place when rinsing walls inclusive. Asante sana!

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  3. i love the braids :) how often do you do henna treatments?

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    1. Thanks Lungi! I don't really have a set timeframe for henna treatments but I usually do one just before I get a long term protective style installed so it can be anywhere between every 6-8 weeks give or take

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  4. Cute braids chica! I really need to up my (long term) protective styling game!

    Thanks for sharing your #washdayexperience!

    KLP @ www.savingourstrands.com

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