This weekend I tried something I have never had in my 36 years- cornrows. Tazzee offered to come over and show me how to do it, but after she arrived she quickly learned I wasn’t going to be able to pull that off, so she just did it for me.
We started with partially dry hair. I had cowashed with my Original Moxie Intense Quench and then applied a little Everyday Leave In. Tazzee commented how soft my hair was as she was braiding it. After she was finished I looked like a Thug Mrs. I was all set to go out rockin my cornrows until Disco Diva suggested I might get me nice ladyfriend!
I kept the braids in for two days since I had a nice long weekend. On the second day my scalp started to get a little itchy. I started to get really annoyed and didn’t think I was going to make it but then I remembered my Original Moxie Scalp Therapy. I applied it to my scalp and felt instant relief. It felt cool and almost felt like some sort of menthol. The smell was amazing and I found myself rubbing my fingers through my scalp and smelling my fingers all evening. Yes, I know I have issues!
On Monday morning I was eager to take the braids down and see my first official braid out. Before I did, however,I grabbed a pair of scissors and snipped an inch off of each braid. I know I should leave the cutting to professionals, but the ends were looking so scraggly (yes, that’s a word) that I just had to do something about it.
In the end, I am glad I did a little bathroom barbershop on my hair. I think it helped give the braid out some symmetry. I love that I didn’t have to use rollers and this was not a curly braid out.
All of my precious new growth is definitely susceptible to the heat and humidity. A day at the zoo had my braid out a little afro-like. Not complaining, but I definitely was glad I was off so my hair could do “what it do.”
For day two I rebraided my hair, albeit not in a cornrow fashion. For some odd reason the braids stood straight out and I looked like a shapely coolio. Again, I didn’t want my hair set in rollers, so I tied it down and went to sleep.
Clearly, something went horribly awry during the night. There was no way I would be able to go out in public looking like this, so I hopped right back in the shower and washed and conditioned my hair. Today I am at work with a basic wash and go. That’s why I should always make sure to try new hair styles on the weekend!
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