Wednesday morning I was getting ready for work and I was trying to recreate a wash-n-go that I did over the weekend. I used cantu shea butter leave in conditioning treatment and my hair had amazing curl definition (I should have taken a picture of it because it was really cute). I was able to make that wash-n-go last for two days by just spritzing my hair with a water, peppermint oil and coconut oil mix that is in my spray bottle. It wasn’t until Tuesday evening that I realized I may have not used the leave in conditioner correctly because my scalp was itchy and my hair looked dull. So I rinsed my hair that night and in the morning I decided that I would recreate the look by doing exactly what I did on Sunday which was a co wash and then apply a generous amount of the leave in (as the instructions on the jar suggested) and rake it through the hair using my fingers.
Mind you on Sunday I didn’t have anything to do so I didn’t mind waiting hours for my hair to dry but on a morning before work I don’t have that kind of time to spare so I used less much product. My hair would not curl the way it did on Sunday and I was getting frustrated. I just kept on putting on more product and spritzing water until my head was soaking wet and a gooey white mess. I looked at myself in the mirror and was like this is not going to work, so I rinsed everything out my head and decided I was going to try a puff, never tried it before and thought today would be a good day to try. I could not get the puff right at all.
The headband I used popped off the back of my head and when I tried again my head felt too tight, then the thin headband popped. Well that idea was a bust. I was getting more frustrated and now running late for work and didn’t have a clue of what to do so I turned to the hair community on youtube. I must really thank the young ladies on youtube for your videos, boy did it help me out. Especially a video posted on InTheTikiLounge’s Channel that shows pics of 10 twa styles. I recreated the braided headband look and was shocked I was able to braid my own hair. That video was my saving grace.
If you have a twa and are looking for styles to try I would suggest checking out her video because at some point I think we all get tired of wearing the same look and she shows some easy to create simple styles that will work for any occasion. And if you have any suggestions on how to style a twa please share, leave a comment. I am always looking to try something different. Until next time…