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Lessons Learned from Yarn Braids

I learned 2 things from having the yarn braids in- I hate tangles and product buildup. So, I’m resolving to do the following for the next go with yarn extensions:

I will no longer do full hair washes because they create too many tangles at the roots. My roots will only get an acv/ baking soda scrub once every 3 weeks, followed by a rinse. Only then will I spritz my roots with some water-based concoction I create. Nothing else will be applied to my roots any other time.

Remember the gunk I spoke about in my post about taking down yarn braids? That’s my illustrious word for product buildup. I had a lot of product buildup even though I washed my hair 3 times during the 2 month duration of the style. I can admit that I moisturized my hair and roots frequently with sprays. For the next round, I will reduce how often I moisturize my hair. I will try to only spray my hair 2-3 times per week.

I know I probably should consider keeping the extensions in for shorter periods of time like 5 or 6 weeks, but I’m not interested in that right now. I just want to evaluate the effects of this modified regimen.

I am horrible at keeping this blog up! I am a bad person and I apologize. 
But the good news is that I come to you with a new hairstyle! Yarn wraps!

Over a month ago, I told you that I was thinking of locking my hair. I wanted to see how it looked before I took the plunge. I intended to get Marley loc extensions. However, after tons of research and testing it on my hair, it looked…. well, fake. Not bad. Just fake. I wanted to see what locs closer to my own texture would look like, and Marley locs seemed to be a more accurate representation of looser hair textures. My yarn braids already gave me a more matted version that matched my hair, so I figured I would try the yarn wraps. And here is the result:

This was right after I finished them:

And this is what it looked like after I dipped it in hot water:

So far, I like it. 

More to come later on this look. 


AfraidOfTheDark #4

Currently accepting appointments in the HOUSTON area from now until August 9th!!

Marley Twists = $80
Box Braids = $100
Faux Locs = $120

All styles can be done with regular hair or yarn. If you’re interested or know someone who might be just leave a message in my ask and I’ll give you my number so we can work out the details!
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