extensions: Model Model, Glance collection, Water wave (2 1/2) packs. for a very full look.
prep: wash, deep condition (protein then moisture), spritzed hair with water/aloe/ylang ylang mix. sealed with coconut oil, then added my oil mx…and finally bantu knots to stretch.
braiding pattern: at the back the cornrows go to the side. at the front, all the cornrows go towards the back. four cornrows in the middle were done very close together. they represent the middle part and side parts. some extra hair was added to the back cornrows and the cornrows at the front to secure my hair so the cornrows don’t get too loose too soon. none was added to the four top cornrows.
finish: i cut bits from the back (for some reason every time i do this style, there are a few pieces that stand out at the back because they are longer than the rest.
i hope this last more than a week… i’m tired of wasting money and time for my scalp to flair up or for the hair to be bad…or for me to just randomly decide i hate it.
luckily i’m feeling good about this style, i’ve used the hair before and nothing really happened to my scalp. i dipped the hair i added to the cornrows in water, acv, aloe vera and several antibacterial, anti-sceptic, anti-fungal (what a mouthful) essential oils. for like a day and a half. that should hopefully eliminate all potential disasters.
i’m hoping i can keep this in and match the longest time i’ve ever kept hair in - 7 weeks(crochet braids), and it was accidental - 1 month is my normal routine, and those were with individuual box braids that take 12hours to do)….
well i’m going to sleep! lol