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Sunday, February 10, 2013

TC Challenge Week 5 - TC Method twistout on old wash and go

I made it to day 6 and did my hair yesterday.  I've had a hankering to do some twists but I didn't want to lose or disrupt the curl pattern/separation that I already had and my hair really was not dirty so I didn't feel the need to do my entire regular wash/rinse, deep condition, curl separation/defining, etc.  I had just finished my cardio workout and also wanted to rinse the sweat from my scalp.  I also like to stretch/elongate my curls from time to time and this does the trick.  

So I separated my existing curls into sections and spritzed each section with water and smoothed some conditioner(Tresemme Naturals) on each section.  I did not rake my fingers through, just smoothed the water/conditioner on the section just to moisturized/condition my hair.  Again, I didn't want to completely change/lose/disrupt the curls I had so I bantu-twisted each section (NOT 2 strand twist but twists like a bantu knot twist) into a bun and put a goody band holder on each section. 







I experimented with 2 sections by just banding them straight.   I do prefer keeping my hair in buns rather than straight bands .... less manipulation on the hair.










I got in the shower, wet my hair and massaged my scalp gently within each section, while keeping each section intact. I didn't use any product, just rinsed with water (and the conditioner I applied to spritzed hair when I sectioned).

After showering, I blotted my hair gently with a towel and then tied a t-shirt over my bunned/banded hair to get excess/most of the water off.  I wanted to work with damp hair and not dripping wet hair.
I squeezed my hair in the towel every so often over the course of about 10-15 minutes.  I took the towel off and I took each section, one at a time and made smaller 2-strand twists.  I didn't use a comb or denman, just my fingers to smooth my leave-in conditioner and to "part" my hair into smaller twistable sections.

Twists all done ..... I didn't time myself .... I just sat down with my kiddos and hubby and watched Animal Planet and National Geographic Programs.  I just kept twisting 'till I was done ....






I air dried for a while and then  sat under the hooded dryer for a time.  My hair was not completely dry but dry enough to go to bed.  I tied one of my long scarfs around my twists and went to bed with like that.

This morning I took the twists out and these are the results.....















  

I separated each twist several times.  The separation/curl clumping was already "pre-defined"  (from this past week)  b/c it wasn't disturbed during the wetting/twisting process...I only smoothed product on, not rake it.  I also massaged my scalp gently to give some volume to the style.










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