It seems like forever since I posted anything about Des' hair, but rest assured it is all there. Before Christmas, Des and I decided we wanted to try and do mini braids on her. I must admit, this is the first time I have ever kept a style in for this long. Typically Des' hair is crazy frizzy and is attempting to lock up after a week and a half. I consulted a friend/fellow blogger prior to attempting to do this set of mini braids cause I wanted to see how she was successful. I decided which products to use and decided not to rush, we did this set of mini braids over two days time about four hours total each day (that is including breaks and such). This is how the mini braids looked once we were done. I did do a side part in case Des wanted to wear her hair down.
Since then about once a week, Des co washes her hair and blot dries it with a Curl Cloth to keep the frizz down. Then I go through and "grease" her scalp with some kind of conditioner. We have been using either Bee Mine Hair & Scalp Moisturizer or It's Perfectly Natural Root Food. I then make sure I moisturize the braids themselves and seal her ends as well. On an as needed bases, her hair will be spritzed with either Bee Mine Juicy Moisturizing Daily Spritz or It's Perfectly Natural Turn Me Loose depending on which line I used on her hair already.
As far as styling these mini braids, Des has kept it pretty simple and done most the styles herself. I did however do a kind of Goddess braid sort of 'do over the weekend. Des has stated she wants to see how long we can keep these mini braids in, she has a lot of new growth which is kind of great to see. Des does have a goal of having hip length hair (not stretched) by the end of this year. Only time will tell. Until the next time... Stay Blessed.