Hey y’all. It’s been a minute since I last posted but am back. Lately I’ve been rocking curly Afros and a number of people I’ve been asking me how I maintain the curls if I want to have them out for a couple of days. Well, here we go.
The thing is, my routine is very simple and easy. First of all, I always ensure that as soon as I get home from running my errands, I usually sort out my hair before anything else. I know that if I stay for a couple of hours without doing anything to it as soon as am home (chances being that am very tired) I might as well just tie a scarf on it and go to sleep like that. The following morning my hair will just be a mess.
I start off with getting the products I need. I usually use Water (in a spray bottle, my leave-in conditioner and coconut oil. In this case, I use the L.C.O method to avoid product build up. (This only occurs if I know I’ll still do the same process the following evening in order to maintain the curls, otherwise I’d go for the L.O.C.O. method if it’s my weekly hair moisturizing process because of my high porosity hair.)
The next step is to divide my hair into medium size chunks one at a time while spraying a good amount of water just so that my hair gets dump…not wet. Otherwise my hair will still be dump the next morning and that’ll be a big mess. My hair will shrink as soon as I undo my hair.I then go ahead to apply the leave-in conditioner, most especially on the ends. I then seal all that good stuff with my oil.
I twist up each section while putting them into Bantu knots. This will help my ends have that curly look. Once I’m done I tie my hair with a satin scarf and go to bed. The next morning I just take down the Bantu knots, unravel the twists, separate and fluff the roots.
I’m sure by now you’re wondering why I haven’t posted any photos. Well, I posted a short clip on my Instagram demonstrating how I achieve this. You can take a look at it over here for more clarity.
That’s all for this post.
Lots of Love