I have had a hectic couple of weeks…work has really, really, REALLY picked up, and sometimes I don’t know if I’m coming or going! Needless to say, I haven’t been able to play in my hair like I usually do, so this week, I bunned it up! I haven’t bunned my hair since my honeymoon in early August (which was beautiful by the way…remind me to post pics), but times are hard, lol!
I know I already did a post on my ‘high’ buns, but I had to let you know that replacing the gel with Shea Butter has done wonders! I used the Shea to lay my edges down (and on the length as well), and not only did they stay, but my hair was ridiculously soft. Also, I forgot to mention in the previous post, that I stretch the wet pony tail out in twists, and set the ends on rollers. Keeping my ends stretched and moisturized is the key to length retention. Like my Twist-n-Curl, I do this at night, but since I’m drying in a pony tail, my hair is no where near dry come morning. Here’s a quick lay out of the routine:
- Apply DT (let sit for 30-45 minutes under micro heat cap)
- Rinse DT- not in the shower, but in the tub. I kneel over the bathtub, and rinse the DT with my head hanging under the tub faucet. The pressure of the water releases any remaining tangles, and forces all of my hair to the top of my head (as opposed to rinsing in the shower, which forces my hair down and back). This keeps me from having to use a brush or comb to rake my delicate wet strands up into a high pony tail.
- I then pull my wet, heavily moisturized hair into a high pony with a Goody ouchless elastic…I make sure not to pull my hair too tight. I apply shea butter to my edges and tie a satin scarf around my head, leaving the pony tail free.
- I then divide the pony tail into 4 sections, apply shea butter, and two-strand twist (the end result is one pony tail with 4 twists). I set the ends on 1 inch rollers. Go to sleep 😀
- In the morning, I remove the twists and rollers from my damp hair. I put a medium-sized black satin scrunchie over the ouchless band, and spread the hair in the pony tail in all directions around the scrunchie in order to cover/hide it.
- Take another Goody elastic and secure the hair (looks like a little donut) and pull the ends (almost) through to make it a fuller, bigger bun.
This is day 2, but you get the idea:
I use a boar brush to smooth my edges. This style will last a week. I moisturize my ends nightly.