This year has pretty much about learning to do my own long term protective styles. If you would have told me a year ago that I would be doing my own weave, I would have laughed and rolled all over the floor to a point of tears! Well, I did it! And I just I have to share the details considering that it is my first protective style with natural hair!
My sister blessed me with two sets of weave, and after being pumped but by my successful crocheting, I decided to give weaving a try. I must say I was quiet nervous and excited at the same time.
As you know me, I made sure that I am comfortable and have a good movie which was Divergent *giggles* unlucky for me we didn’t have electricity on the day so I had entertainment for as long as the laptop battery lasted. Here is how it went.
- I started by washing my hair the night before, I banded and air dried overnight.
- I detangled my hair thoroughly
- I Cornrowed my hair vertically
- I sewed the weave in horizontal rows from back to front using a big needle and wool.
- For closure I used a front closure from the other weave which is different in colour but it blends well
It is as easy as that. All you need to make sure is that the wool is secure and won’t unravel. And take your time.
This whole process took me about 4 hours if not more but I believe as I get better at it I will get used to it and finish faster. I was tired when done, so tired
The plan was to keep my protective style for 5 weeks + and have 2 wash days.
I am currently on week 4 and I have had one wash day. I have been very bad at moisturizing which is not good for my first natural hair protective style. I plan on keeping it for one more week.