Hair Care: APL & Twistouts

Ciao Bellas,
As y'all know, I've been on a healthy haircare journey and I'm working on growing my hair out to MBL (Mid Back Length). For the most part I've been wearing my hair up in a bun (protective styling), using very little heat, and trying to keep my hair super moisturized...I recently got tired of the whole bun deal, so I decided to start wearing my hair down more often.

I'm just about APL (Arm Pit Length)...not full APL though, because my hair is layered. It should be noted that this picture was taken about a week or so after I had it flat ironed, and I was about 6 weeks post at the time. I'm not really due for another relaxer till November (I relax just about every 3 months).

Last night after a not so great experience with using Lottabody setting lotion on Wednesday, I decided to wash my hair and try a twistout for the first time (I usually do them for my sister, I've never tried it on myself). After I washed my hair, I used Creme of Nature's Lemongrass and Rosemary Leave-In Conditioner, Creme of Nature's Argan Oil Foaming Wrap Lotion, and Creme of Nature's Argan Oil Gloss & Shine Polisher. I combed the products through my hair with my Plugged In Wet Look Shower Comb, and ran a little bit of the Creme of Nature Argan Oil Treatment (not pictured) through my hair right before I twisted it.

I allowed my hair to air dry for a little while, and then twisted it while it was still damp. I took it down today, and this was the result...

I used a tiny bit of aloe vera gel in the front of my hair to slick down my edges, but other that I didn't really mess with anything too much. I just untwisted my hair, and ran some Hot Six Oil through it (I will be moisturizing and sealing my hair on a nightly basis btw). Not too shabby if I don't say so myself. I rocked it to school and whatnot, and I think it's a pretty simple look that'll be easy for me to do before I rush off to class in the mornings.

I try to avoid doing a lot of heat styling (read: flat ironing), so I plan on doing a lot of heat free styles (twist outs, braid outs, roller sets, etc) and flat ironing my hair about once a month. I have to be really careful, because my hair is double processed (relaxed and highlighted). I must say I'm really looking forward to experimenting with more styles, I'm on the grow Bella's! =)

Stylishly Yours,
Ms. Fab

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