Hey friends, I hope you all had a lovely Thanksgiving! I always look forward to getting together with family and stuffing my face with food, but I always dread the stressful post-Thanksgiving weeks that mark the end of the fall academic semester. I’ve got exactly 16 days until I’m free from reading, papers, and Biostatistics (thank God!) for a wee bit. I’m also going to Nigeria right after my stats final so I am super excited to get all my work done and go kick it in my birthplace for a few weeks! And while I personally won’t be plugged into the web, I’ve got a great lineup of posts from the blog’s new contributors, so you won’t even miss me!
Anywho, on to my hair. I knew for SURE that I wouldn’t have nary not one second to be worrying about my hair in the midst of all the reading and writing I have to do, so I opted to put it in smallish twists for a few weeks. On Tuesday, I carefully went through my hair, finger detangled and moisturized using the Carol’s Daughter Tui Moisturizing Leave-In and some products sent to me by Ishimma (full review coming soon and Nigerian owned woot woot!). I then braided (or maybe twisted, I honestly cant remember) it overnight to stretch, and the next day, I broke down my sections into small twists. For some flair, I added flat twists on the sides using the last bits of my Entwine Creme Jelle Styler, and twisted the front portion of my hair forward to create a bang. My mental plan is to pin up the twists for this week, remoisturize and throw in some perm rods so I can be cute over the weekend at Fashionista Toia’s Healthy Hair and Beauty Affair event, and then rock it out until mid next week — wear a twist out for a few days, then do a massive deep condition before I travel.
In my most elaborate dreams, I plan to put together a 2013 hairstyle recap post/video like I did for 2012 (photos here), as I found it a great exercise both for myself and my internet friends (that’s you) to simultaneously watch the progression of my hair and see a chock full of hairstyles. But I’d also like to get an updated regimen video up, and I don’t think I’ll have the time, strength, or willpower to do them both. Cross your fingers that I can be academically fierce and be able to get at least 1 of these videos up before I leave!