I had an extended wash day as I pre-pooed on Sunday morning, shampooed, conditioner detangled and applied a DC on Monday morning and then finally rinsed the DC on Tuesday morning. I didn’t do this for extra conditioning … I did it because I was exhausted from my family reunion road trip and I went to see The Dark Knight Rises … a 2 hour and 44 minute bore … on Monday night.
Anywho, on Tuesday morning, after sealing and rinsing my DC, I put my hair in 5 twists with some diluted conditioner. I placed one twist on each side of my face, one at my crown and two in the back. Then I hit the road for the 2 hour drive to my Trenton office. When I was almost there, I applied some pomade to my ends and released slightly damp twists (I really need to do an updated regimen post … it’s coming soon).
Now, here is where the “age old” … like, you know, a few years “age old” 😉 … question for fine-haired curlies comes in. Because my hair was damp, it swelled once released to give me pretty big and soft hair, which I love.
But, the downside is that the frizz that gave me some nice volume also meant a loss of definition as my hair fully dried. This issue is especially prevalent in my crown, which is more porous than the rest of my hair.
See what I mean? So, I attempted something to try to get the best of both worlds. I re-twisted the top sections of my hair and the areas that framed my face to try to redefine the parts that I thought would be visible. But, I left the underlying hair untouched to retain the volume gained by the frizz.
Look at those roots! I used the Touch Back Marker in the front, but not the back ;).
I released the twists a little while later and …. ummm … yeah … it didn’t work!! It was soooo NOT cute. LOL! I had these defined piecey sections mixed with the frizzy and projecting under-sections! It was bootleg *smh*! And sorry, I didn’t take pics of the results! I saw that it failed, so I twisted the rest of my hair for the night to restore some definition for today. I should have taken the “after” picture though as I like to share failures as well as successes. I think it’s important to show that every experiment doesn’t work and every day isn’t a good hair day (you should have seen the four wet and saturated in conditioner twists that I secured with a jaw clip and went to work in on Monday!). Because, in the end, it’s all good and a learning opportunity. Maybe this didn’t work today, but I might do a better job of creating the “cover” twists or find a better technique the next time. Trial and error man.
Anywho, this made me think of a question for my fine-haired and/or low density curly friends:
Which are you willing to sacrifice: volume for definition OR definition for volume? Have you figured out how to have the best of both worlds?