last post, I had mentioned about stretching her hair for a long term protective style, however, we had a change of plan due to time limit. By the end of the week the threaded plaits were looking very frizzy, so I removed the threads, leaving the parted sections undisturbed. I moisturized each section and sealed with Shea butter (I don't know why, but I get good stretching with Shea butter). Using the same pieces of thread I removed from the last style, shown below
|the spaces were smaller the previous week,making the plaits look smaller|
Usually, I would thread all the ends together because that protects the ends. But this time around, I decided to have the ends hang because the style looks better with ends out.
To seal the ends, I decided to use big Beads since the plaits are big. I got them from my local beauty supply store. I finished the ends with extra threads like I normally do. This protects the ends so that they don't get damaged by the knots used to seal the ends and the beads.
I also made sure to use rubber bands with a big diameter. These are easy to pull and snip off when removing the beads to avoid damage to the ends.
I don't think this style will last for more than a week but if it still looks good after a week, then I will leave it alone for another week or less.
Spray with homemade moisturizer( liquid consistency) once a week. Her hair was heavily moisturized before I styled it. We don't do the daily moisturizing anymore and her hair is doing great.