I recently experienced some hair TRAUMA! My hair was doing well, it was healthy, felt moisturized, besides a few fairy knots here and there, I was rocking and rolling with the regimen I was using. WHY THEN MUST WE CHANGE THINGS WHEN ALL IS WELL?
I think I got a little extra excited with all of my recent success in cute styles. Thus, I decided to try ANOTHER NEW STYLE for Halloween. This style was inspired by Corinne Baily Rae *who if you don't LOVE, you should* I did the style on a Saturday &; did not have enough time for my hair to air dry and thus went out with wet hair. Kimmay gives a tutorial for the style on youTube here. I didn't take pics :( but it was SUPER CUTE. Anyway...back to the story...this "not letting my hair fully dry in twists" led to my hair being hard to handle - it kinked up. So, I decided to box braid my hair. After braiding, I thought the style was ok, but I really HATE box braids on me, well, I just like twists a lot better.
So...after two days of box braids I take the braids out and wear a braid-out. Which was cute, but something was different...my ends felt ROUGH! I had fairy knots galore and it was TRAGIC! I don't THINK it was too much manipulation, I think the box braids (I do mine SUPER SMALL) lead to more fairy knots.
So, feeling my rough, moisture-less hair, I clarified it the next day with ACV & water and co-washed it. Then I did my usual two-strand twist w/ shea butter, avo oil & aloe vera gel. My twisted style was UBER-cute BTW! See pics below. The pics of me in the black are the day of, the pic of me and my friend are 2 days after I did the twists - you'll notice the twists curl more.