❊ Quick / Easy Tip ❊ (style) Working Out With Twist, Braids, Locs

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Working Out With My Senegalese Twist and Day 16 Update

Working out with senegalese twist
So it has been over two weeks since I got my twist done. Let me tell you, I have been having so much fun with these twist. They are just super gorgeous and have been very easy to maintain. Two weeks in I have already noticed growth. My scalp have not been extremely itchy. I keep applying the extra virgin olive oil at twice during the week and massaging my scalp. I try to be really careful with my edges. Any hairstyle that I do I try to keep the front as loose as possible. I am also thinking about trying to go ahead and wash them. If I do this it will be in my third or fourth week. I will follow up and let you know what method I use.

Anyways..let’s talk about working out. The first day I had to work out with my twist I had no idea how it was going to be. I put my hair in a really high bun and I jumped on the stair master for about an hour. The twist held up nicely, I had no problems. Then later that week I went to Zumba Step and also decided to do a high bun. The bun completely collapsed. The hair was too heavy to stay on top of my head with all of the jumping up and down, squats, weights etc. So, I just took it all down and let it hang, that was super irritating. I had twist all over me and I had to keep moving them out of the way.
So, the next day I had another Zumba class and I put my hair in one simple ponytail with a headband. SUCCESS My hair did not move out of place I used a Good Headband to secure the ponytail and it lasted throughout my entire workout with no problem. So, that is how I have been wearing my hair for every workout in a ponytail. My ends get slightly wet from sweating, because I am usually wearing a tank, but you can lightly rinse the ends after your workout with water.

So far so good!

ღ Day 8 ღ 2014 Hair Growth Journey – Protective Hairstyle & Itchy Scalp


So, around day 5 my scalp started to itch a little. I was patting my head like a crazy person. I got kind of nervous, because I didn’t want to have to go 3-4 more weeks with irritated scalp. I figured my head is totally confused and trying to adjust to this new thing I am doing here. I don’t know. Anyways… I decided to get my extra virgin olive oil, put it in a bottle and apply to my scalp and massage. I did this really quickly and went to bed. When I woke up no more itching. Ever since I did that, I have not had a problem with itchy scalp at all. It has been eight days and I have not washed my hair. I will be getting me some witch hazel later today so that I can keep my scalp clean. I really don’t want to wet my hair while wearing these twist. I don’t want to risk damaging my hair. I could wash these twist, but it is not going to get my hair thoroughly cleansed in any way. It will just cause my hair to start reverting and also my hair may stay wet for a long period of time. So, I am trying to avoid it. If I can go about 4-5 weeks without washing it will not be anything really new for me. When I wear my two strand twist with my natural hair, I don’t wash due to tangles and knots.

This is still all new to me, so I am discovering the things that are going to work for me. I am loving every minute of it though!

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ღ Day 2 ღ 2014 Hair Growth Journey – My New Twist!!!

February 26, 2014

senegalese twist - Hairstyle

Yesterday I got my senegalese twist done! I am totally in love with them. They are beautiful and I have to say that the shop I went to never fails me. Before I went natural and during my first year I went to the shop for my braids, twist, and also sew in weaves. This shop knows what they are doing. It took five hours. I had two people working on my hair. At one point one of the ladies took a break, and then later joined again to finish up. I am not sure how many packs and what brand of hair they used. I will check that out next time. Hair was provided at the shop. The total I paid was $200 that is not bad at all! The shop is here in Houston, it is called Braiding Image for those of you who live in the area.

My head is a little sore, but nothing too bad. Yesterday I didn’t even want to touch my hair. Today, I put it up in a really pretty hairstyle!
See –> Senegalese twist - hairstyleIt would be lovely to keep them in for eight weeks, but I am not sure if that is realistic. There was a time when I could keep my twist or braids in for that amount of time, but it has been a really long time since I’ve worn my hair like this with added hair.  I will be updating on maintenance etc. After eight weeks I will be doing another length check on my natural hair to see how this helped me along.

I love it and I think it is a really cute and fun change!

2014 Length Check #1, Setbacks, Hair Growth, and More – ღ Natural Hair ღ

Length check on natural hair
* 2014 LENGTH CHECK #1 *

January 24, 2014 Length Check
☑ Front Right Side: 17.5 inches
☑ Front Left Side: 17.5 inches
☑ Back Side: 16.5 inches

Next Length Check and update will be in about 8 weeks!

The Plan To Retain Length Length for the next 8 weeks:
I will be wearing Senegalese twist for 4-8 weeks.
I am hoping to go the full 8 weeks with the twist in, but I don’t know how long they will last.
So, we will see. I will give an update on the twist soon!

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