|This picture is after I tried to fluff it back up|
So as I mentioned I have been on bedrest with my third pregnancy for the last 15 weeks and because I have to lie down frequently my Afro ends up looking like a mangled puppy. So it wasn’t long before I realized I needed a more bedridden friendly hairstyle. So for the last 13 weeks I have been wearing the Senegalese twist. This style took my team and me 8 hours, 4pm-12am. I say team because my hair posse consists of my faithful mama and my friend Jilly Woo.
|Senegalese Twist. (thank you Anna for|
doing my makeup, I felt like prego hotness)
My Mom and I thought we had the specialty twist figured out until Jilly showed up and we discovered that my Asian friend had a gifting in those little hands. She had the ability to coil and twist at the same time which is required for the Senegalese twist. By 10pm my black mama had it down…. Jilly got to us later than expected because on her way to my house, out of concern we were going to run out of hair, we sent her to the ‘Hair Store’. Once she arrived at the store we did our best to instruct her on what to do… you know, helpful things like… ‘look for the hair on the wall’ and ‘it’s the hair in the blue package that says Afro Kinky” So there she is turning circles trying to find the right hair with her kin breathing down her neck. After a few laughs and Q&A she got the right package and made it to my house.
So between shopping at the hair store, an Asian twisting my hair, and my mom learning the coil twist from the Asian and my white husband serving us for the evening. The whole night was a successful blending of the races!!!
So this week the Senegalese twist are coming out and we are going for the Nubian Twist ... one thing is for sure, we will have a story to tell.