I finally took down my mini twists. They were in for 4 weeks exactly which was the longest time I've ever kept them in. I have to say that this time, my experience with mini twists was very different.
I hardly experienced any dandruff or itchy scalp. I think this was because of my constant use of coconut oil on my scalp at night. I also noticed that although my roots were puffy, my actual twists still looked decent.
It took me about an hour to take the twists down and then without detangling, I prepooed overnight with:
- TRESemme Naturals Conditioner (length of my hair)
- Extra Virgin Coconut Oil (on my scalp)
The next morning I detangled with a wide toothed comb. I had a good amount of shed hair while detangling. I shouldn't have expected anything else since I hadn't used a comb in over 4 weeks. Hair sheds about 100+ hairs a day and I hadn't combed mine in over 4 weeks. I'm not going to even try to do the math...
I washed with African Pride's Shea Butter Miracle Detangling Shampoo and conditioned using Aubrey Organics GPB conditioner. I did not deep condition since I prepooed overnight.
I wrapped my hair in a towel for about 20 minutes and then proceeded to detangle my hair. I used Mane n Tail Detangler, APHogee Leave in Conditioner and ORI Moisturizing Leave In Conditioner.
From there I began banding my hair. This is a technique I use on wet hair when I want to stretch out my hair.
This technique prevents the hair from shrinking due to the placement of the ponytail holders. Tomorrow I plan on styling my hair after my hair has completely dried. I have this really cute style idea. I will update you all soon!