Greetings from Kenya! I'm currently here on holiday and my hair has been suffering. A few days before I left I got the urge to do some Marley (havana) twists in my hair. See I've never done them before but I thought they would be so easy to do. Boy, was I wrong. I got for packs of hair, which I believe was called "dread lock" and hopped on youtube to watch some more tutorials. Of course I wanted that whole invisible joining thing so I learned all about the parting in two and twisting nonsense. I struggled I tell you! It took me hours to connect one. I found one tutorial which finally made sense and the hair was actually attaching. It looked good! When I was finally done I was so proud of myself. I had about 10 twists in my hair and a whole pack of hair untouched.My hair was definitely sticking out of the twists though, it wasn't even subtle. Big chunks of my hair was just flowing freely in the wind. The next day I decided to make some of the twists smaller so I opened the unused pack of hair and started dividing some twists into two or even three. They looked much better. But they didn't last. The whole secret attachment thing meant that they started to slide down and look untidy. I don't like my hair looking a month old when it isn't even a week old. I left for Kenya only three days after doing my hair. I though yeahhh this protective style will last and keep my hair nice and protected. That was a lie. We left on Monday and arrived on Tuesday (bloody transit). I basically slept the whole of Tuesday and then woke up on Wednesday morning not being able to cope with this untidy, loosening hair. I took it out within 5 minutes.
See I did not come prepared to deal with my hair. Luckily I had carried some Hug My Hair: Vintage and also a bit of EcoStyler Gel along with pins and hair bands just incase I needed to style or redo some twists. Thankfully I brought what I did otherwise a whole load of shopping would have had to be done. We are staying at my grandmas house so I borrowed her afro comb, but the teeth are so close together I just didn't like combing my hair with it. Plus I didn't bring my spray bottle so I had to just collect tap water in my hands and wet my hair lol. Luckily we went shopping and I bought a wide tooth comb, olive oil and coconut oil. The coconut oil here actually smells like coconuts lol and it's a yellowy colour. My hair was seriously dry and sad. The Hug My Hair products definitely helped but I was missing some oil. I just washed my hair … with soap (Imperial Leather!) seeing as there is no shampoo or conditioner in this house. Then I moisturised it with the Huggage and Olive Oil and now it's in twists air drying. I shall ask my mum to oil my scalp later with the coconut oil and then I'll canerow it. It needs a break!!Any of you have some hair holiday stories??Peace and Lurveee,Aida