Yarn + Water

3weeks after the yarn installation,am so used to it now.Its not heavy(sometimes though) and i can style it however I want. Well, I haven’t been doing much with the hair, that’s one of the good things about having braids on,you just leave the hair alone. It gets really boring for me sometimes too and I wish to do something else, I was in one of those moods today and I decided to wash my hair.
  I initially said i wasn’t going to wash this hair and that’s because yarn absorbs water,I don’t want to break my neck carrying that much load (yarn+water). I have been cleaning my scalp with Apple Cider Vinegar(ACV) which works well for me,my hair doesn’t itch and my scalp is clean which is the important thing for me.I added lime to it once and it was good for me.
    Maybe the yarn absorbs some of the vinegar or for whatever reason but the vinegar smell just doesn’t leave my hair for  about two days. I don’t let it down often to get enough air for the vinegar to cool down though and then I clean my scalp every 3-4days. My hair constantly smells of vinegar to me, I had to deal with the weight and washed it today.
    Just as I expected after squeezing out all the water from the yarn that I could squeeze, it was still heavy. I put a towel round the hair to gradually absorb the water and save my neck some stress. I kept wondering how Asha Mandela(the lady with the longest dreadlocks) does it. My hair has to pass through my cloth before my head can fit in comfortably but when I step out and I get all the nice compliments on my hair I totally forget all the work it puts me through.

Hair tied up in the towel

     It may not be as heavy as I make it sound to someone else, am just getting used to carrying an extra weight on my hair at least weaves don’t weigh that much.Since the days of the weaves are gone I have to start dealing with these braids I guess.
    In conclusion to the ramblings,I love my hair and returning natural is one of the best decision I have had to make for my hair. It’s going to be a year next month I took this step and its my birth month as well (shout out to the Libras), am looking forward to it. No long weaves,braids,extension,wigs,just me and my afro…..

About naturalrify

Hello, my name is Rify and welcome to my page, where I record my personal journey to growing healthy, natural hair while sharing tips and info on hair care and every other nice thing i learn on this journey. Enjoy your time & stay connected. Thank you for visiting and God bless.
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6 Responses to Yarn + Water

  1. phoenix says:

    indeed. i just acquired a love for yarn and it will be really hard trying out other protective styles. im yet to get the wash bug tho. will just stick to acv scalp cleaning with a bit of lime too and maybe the week before take down i try washing to see how i like it…not the weigh of course but the whole process.

    • naturalrify says:

      I think that’s a better decision. How do you cope with the acv smell? Mehn! That’s the only problem I have. Still trying to figure out what to add to reduce that smell.

  2. Julia says:

    Hi I was googling more info about yarn braids and saw a picture of your yarn braids and simply fell in love with them. I know you have done them a while ago but I wanted to ask you if you remember of course how many strands of yarn did u use per braid? Also how long were your braids in and what was their length.
    Loved your blog and these tips will definitely help me when I do these braids. Best regards and thanks in advance 😘

    • naturalrify says:

      sorry for the late response dear. Thank you so much for the nice comment. Yea it was a long time ago,i think the stylist used about 8-10 strands for each. I will suggest you try out 8 strands,if you dont like the weight of it,you can add from there. I get bored if i have to carry the same style for a long while plus the it was heavy i think.lol. You can carry the style as long as 3months though if you keep it neat. I hope this helps. Thanks again for reading.

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