Twists with perm rods still in
Twists after Takedown
It was then that I realized I had made two mistakes, 1 was that when I ran out of hair while doing a twist I would split the bigger section of the twist into two so that I could finish the twist. This caused tangles during takedown and I lost a little hair (see below). In retrospect I should have either redid the entire twist and split the section of hair more evenly, or just stopped twisting at that point and applied the perm rod. I also took some of them out before they had dried properly so the curls didn't come out as defined and were a bit frizzy.
Hair that I lost, not much but could have been prevented!
Frizzy curls at back of hair in comparison to more defined curls at front
So I decided to do a curly updo, and get some practice in for Ebony's challenge.
I LOVE how this turned out! Its a great low manipulation/protective style as I don't redo the curls every night. At night I pineapple my hair, tie my scarf around my edges only and sleep on my stomach lol. Because my hair is pinned up it doesn't brush against my clothing, and it also put a stop in my HIH Syndrome as if I were to play with the curls I would mess them up. I've also gotten a few compliments and my mom especially liked it. It was so funny when I walked past her after takedown, she was on the phone so she couldn't speak but her eyes kept following my hair around lol.
Will definitely do this style again, especially later in my stretch. Its also a great style for winter, as its way more exciting that a regular bun or ponytail but would still keep my hair up and off my coats and scarves.