Hi Guys. So time has flown and I am already 2 years post relaxer (24 months post relaxer) and I have hardly written any hair posts since my "big chop" which was almost a year ago now. Check out the post here. If you check out the post you'll see how tiny my lil afro puff was. It's hilarious to me now because my hair has grown a lot and I proper thought my puff was big back then. I am still trying to come up with a few Youtube videos and get into Youtubing properly, so I am planning a 2 years post relaxed video, stay tunes for that and in the meanwhile, check out my other youtube vids here.
Anyway here you go, this is actually my first braid out since I am natural. While I was transitioning I did a lot of braid outs but never wore them out, I wore my hair swept to one said. I have a blog tutorial on that here, and a video tutorial here. I actually did the braid out on hair that was stretched from blowdrying when I did a shoot for Curly Hair Mag about a week ago.
For the braid out I used the Mixed Roots Curl Stretching Custard that I am curently trying out. It is thick enough to give hold, but doesn't leave any build up- and it smells AMAZING. However if you put to much I feel like my hair gets a little sticky/tangly, so make sure you don't use too much. Looking at the ingredient lists I am guessing it might be due to the Glycerin (which is far up in the ingredient list). Stay tuned for my review of that and a couple of more products.
Despite braiding my hair about 9pm on DRY hair and not taking them out until 1pm the next day, they were still about damp when I took them down. So if they weren't, I am sure the result would have been more defined and longer lasting.
Any tips for doing braid outs on natural hair?
& what do you think of my first attempt at a braid out lol?
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