Thursday, December 27, 2012

Mission Marley Twists!

Wow, I'm finally getting around to posting this entry about my Marley Twists and actually, tomorrow (which is Furrrr-EYE-day!) will make a complete week since I installed them. I didn't take any pictures until the third day and because of the way I maintain my hair in protective styles, they were looking a little less than fresh.

But you all must understand, my hair always starts looking old by the end of week one. I haven't quite figured out how to keep my hair from frizzing unless I were to change my regimen up. I mist my hair with a leave-in//water mix thoroughly, then I follow up by oiling in between the parts and finally massaging my scalp for a good three or so minutes and then I tie it down with my silk scarf. I do that on a nightly basis throughout the install of whatever protective style I have in (and that goes for when I wear my own hair in twists as well...).

But anyways, enough of the maintenance! Wondering how I put these realistic ones in?

I showed you all the tutorials before in this post, and those are the initial tutorials that inspired me to do this natural style! Then I came across another tutorial of the exact look that I was going for:
So, for my process.

I started by deep conditioning on dry hair of course, using my usual ORS Replenishing conditioner. I let it set for an hour, maybe a little over before I shampooed and conditioned my hair with my same ol' products. Suave's Almond and Shea Butter Shampoo and Tresemme Naturals conditioner.

I summed up wash day by moisturizing it heavily with Garnier's sleek and shine leave in, an oil that was then massaged into the scalp as well, and finished off with a layer of mixed shea butter and set into eight chunky twists that were left to airdry for a bit.

My original plan was to blowdry it but I soon grew tired of that, and also impatient and hopped right to the installing process. I used a Marley Braiding hair from my local beauty supplier of which I cannot remember the name. But any marley braiding hair will do. Each pack costs me $5, and even though I bought five of them, I only used 3 full packs. It could've been a fifteen dollar hairstyle, but actually turned into twenty eight dollar one. -____-" I shall save that for my next run!

I used two tufts of marley braid hair at a time whereas she used 3 in the above video. I sectioned my hair off into four quadrants. In the front two quadrants, I used the "Invisible Roots" method as demonstrated in the video, and in the back two quadrants, I started the twists by braiding the hair in at the roots twice, and then twisting in the hair. The hair at the front especially looks like it grew out of my scalp and I love this method, I'll definitely be using that more often!

My plan of action waaaas to try and keep them in for about two or three months, but I'm not sure how that's gonna go down. I'm thinking about just wearing these for a month and doing a new install. Only reason I wanted to stretch them for so long had much to do with me starting Technical School come the end of January, and I was going to refresh the whole set and wear it for another month. But so far, the love for these twists is very deep! I've had so many people come up to me and ask me if this were all of my hair.

Sadly I had to tell them the truth.....

But one day, IT WILL BE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Keep Calm
and Keep it Coily ♥

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