Let the record show that I will never, ever, ever do a braidout again!
I attempted to do a braidout this weekend. I did it on wet hair and my first thought when I finished was 1. That took way too long. 2. Why are my braids so skinny?! There was ZERO fullness and plump to my braids, which is what I usually get with twists. I still had high hopes for a decent braidout because the braids looked pretty neat.
The next morning I was very careful in unraveling my hair because that’s key to having good definition and less frizz. When I tell you, it probably took me just as long to unbraid my hair as it did to braid it, believe me! I’m guessing at least 45 min to unbraid. Maybe I braid too tight? No clue. But I thought to myself that if it was cute, then it would certainly be worth the time. I was dead wrong!
It came out horrible! The wave pattern wasn’t consistent. For some reason, it made my hair look extremely uneven. It was just all wrong.
When things go wrong, you go back to old faithful!
I was originally planning to rebraid it that night and see what a braidout on dry hair would look like, but I just couldn’t risk looking crazy again, so I twisted it instead.
I’ve realized that braids/braidouts work great for some people, but twists/twistouts work better for others. I think it may be related to your curl pattern. My hair is very curly and seems to twist on itself, which leads to excellent definition.
Which do you prefer? Braidouts or twistouts?
Almost 3 years ago I did a review of the Hot Head Deep Conditioning Cap Here. This is one product I use EVERY single washday, without fail. I swear by this product!
The hot head deep conditioning cap is a microwaveable cap that is filled with flax seeds that are warmed to provide heat for deep conditioning. Genius!
Once you apply your deep conditioner, you put on a plastic deep conditioning cap, then your Hot Head Deep Conditioning Cap.
I love deep conditioning without having to sit under a dryer or being confined to one location. The truth is, I can take a nap while deep conditioning! LOL. They are very durable. I’ve had one for 3 years now and it’s still in pretty good condition. Definitely a good investment!
I recently found out from the company that they changed the design to provide complete flax seed coverage throughout the cap for better heat distribution.
Here’s the old version with the flower/sun stitch pattern.
Here’s the new version.
There’s more coverage around the perimeter (the hairline). An awesome product was made even better!
I also received this Dark Coconut Spritzer. It’s a spray that goes directly onto the cap before microwaving. It smells soooooo good. It’s like an aromatherapy session every time I deep condition. It also helps the flax seeds to maintain their heat producing capabilities longer. There’s other delicious scents to choose from.
This is something you NEEEEED to add to your wash day regimen! Thank me later.
You can purchase yours here… Thermal Hair Care