Okay first off, I put braid extensions in my hair to keep it in a protective style and I noticed that my hair does better in extensions. Also I'm going forward with my slogan- Starting a New Trend in 2010 and I wanted to start the year with a new style without compromising the health of my hair.
Before the braids: I washed and Deep Conditioned my hair with Egg, v05 conditioner and olive oil. I left it in my hair for about 30 mins. I realized that it makes a difference in my hair when it comes to shedding.This amount of shedding is from having twisties in my hair for 3 weeks-post graduation pictures.
How my hair looks right before I braided my hair:
While I was installing braids, I decided to wash the hair with Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV) and water because it was suggested through Nappturality.com aka NP. and what I found out was shocking. There is soo much white stuff in the hair- it came out gooey like. I always used to wonder why my hair used to always itch with braids. It took three washes for me to remove almost most of the white stuff.
Then I blowed dried it (3 packs of hair)
Here are the results both me and my friend did it and it only cost me $5-hair. I LOVE DIY: