Here is a style I created on an old fuzzy wash & go. It gave it enough "style" to last a few more days and only took a few minutes. I took a pretty large section in the front and twisted it in a loose doublestrand twist. I then took the end of the twist and curled it around and then pinned it to make a little "hat" lol. I took these picts on metro, so please excuse the quality. I've become a selfie ninja lol
So I have been active on Twitter and Facebook, but have greatly neglected the blog :-(
It all started with me catching the dog-gone flu for NYE and being down for a week. So I didn't get the picts I wanted for the press post. And then, and then... I just kinda took a break lol.
I'm catching up though! I have picts for days! I'll start with what I did have from the press I did before I left for the holidays. I get better at pressing and maintaining it each time!
This was the fastest and most long lasting press yet.
I roller set it, using Nubian Heritage Honey & Black seed wrap mouse instead of gel, and it dryed in about 80 minutes, which is record time for me! Then as I took out each curler I ran the section once over with my flat iorn on 330. It went so fast! and the curls from the roller set stayed put so I didn't have to sleep in curlers early on to create curls. I was simply done, and never even had to re-curl it! This is the winning process for me.
The other thing I did was make my own pomade to use throughout the life of the press. I took a small glass jar and combined castor oil, two teaspoons of beeswax pellets, some grapeseed oil and some fragrance oils and microwaved it just long enough to melt the beeswax. I got a nice solid pomade once it cooled, which had the wax I like to keep my hair smooth throughout the press. I've discovered that for my fine hair I need that heavy coating to combat reversion and frizz. it also seems to lock in whatever moisture I had from the wash and set process. Thus my hair did not dry out for many many days. I could have gone 2 weeks, but I felt my hair was far too dirty for my liking after 9 days.
I took most of these pictures on day 4.
The 1st picture below is one I took right after I finished pressing it.
But it's really not just hair. We tend to notice one another out and about. We have beautiful, tight curls, coils and locks that have been freed to grace the heads of us brave and growing few.
Many of us are on a journey of discovery and maintenance. How and why does one grow, love and respect a hair type so different than most, and so unique to each?