Since the weather turned dryer and colder, my two-strand twists hair style was growing more irritating by the day. I couldn’t stand it anymore.
My scalp itched so bad, I was like a dog with fleas.
I tried light dabs of castor oil. When that failed, I’d saturate my scalp with it. When that failed, I’d wash it.
The relief was temporary.
Then I figured, if my problem was dry scalp, I should try and keep the hair moist. I tried bagging my head at night for several days.
It didn’t work: I was scratching more than ever.
Maybe it’s the hair, I thought. Maybe it’s time to cut it off.
I quickly reversed myself when I came to this final conclusion: my scalp needed to breathe. The hair was preventing that.
On my twists I put my aloe vera, curl activator, castor oil and unrefined shea butter mix. Following that I put them into very tight bantu knots.
For the first time, aside from the normal and few twinges and niggles in my scalp, there’s no itching.
Hallelujah! So relieved and pleased.
How weird was that?
The following is my often changing, wash and twist, regiment:
Bantu knots still in hair, soak with Hollywood tree tea oil, Hot Six oil and Hollywood olive oil.
Follow with Suave Coconut and Garnier Conditioner.
Plastic cap or plastic bag. Wrap with towel. Leave in for 45 minutes, or less if you please.
Wash out. While washing, pull out bantu knots. Leave hair in twists.
Apply shampoo: Cream of Nature and Humectress brand I can’t recall. Any conditioning shampoo will do.
Squeeze out excess water. Wrap head with towels. Wait a bit.
While hair is still damp squirt ends with oil combo from above. Not too much.
Undo a twist, add unrefined shea butter and oils mixture – no saturation – and retwist. No combing (don’t need to hair is soft and detangled).
After each twist is done, put into a bantu knot. Not too tight, or you wont get any sleep.
I’m aiming for 2-3 weeks, before I wash again.