Here are pictures of the latest hair experiment that I attempted on my daughter. This time I was going for a curled rope twist style.
First I washed her hair with Cara B Naturally Shampoo. I then applied Shea Moisture’s Organic Raw Shea Butter Deep Treatment Masque (review coming soon) and applied a plastic cap to her head and allowed her to play for about 40 minutes while deep conditioning her hair. Afterward, I lightly rinsed the conditioner, leaving some in her hair (the instructions state that this deep conditioner can be left in the hair). I then proceeded to do four flat twists at the top of her head with two rope twists in the front as bangs. I rolled her hair on sponge rollers as I went (yeah, I know – sponge rollers are not the best – I’ll be replacing them with silk wrapped rollers as soon as I can).
After a few hours, I removed the rollers, but I was not satisfied with the curl, so I re-rolled each twist and my daughter slept in the rollers overnight. By the way, this was my very first successful attempt at flat twisting her hair. It’s not perfect, but I was proud of my work! 😀
The next day, I removed the rollers, but I was not very happy with the result. Next time I try to curl rope twists, I will use curlformers. The sponge rollers curled the hair too tight. I decided to go ahead and work with it for a few days, so I accessorized the best I could (and stayed close to home – J/K…kind of).
But this experiment does not end badly! After a few days, I untwisted her hair, resulting in her best twist-out yet!! Check it out:
Here’s the top accessorized with simple barrettes. I really liked the way this twist-out looked!
Check out the pretty shiny texture that these rope twists created (click to enlarge).
I loved the full-ness. This twist-out lasted a few days. As always I kept her hair moist with a light spritz in the morning.
I don’t know why it seemed to have so much more volume than her other twist-outs. Could it have been the rollers? I really don’t know, but I love when experiments turn out well.
Last thing, I did record myself completing these twists, but I was not happy with the quality of the video (bad angle & too much light). I will record my next rope twist attempt and put together a how-to video.