First Blow Dry plus Braidout on Stretched Hair

Last week I washed my hair and something prompted me to blow dry it to see what it would look like.  I didn’t get a picture of my hair right after blowdrying because I braided each section after drying.

I used a regular blow dryer with a concentrator nozzle, Kimmaytube’s leave in, and Generic Paul Mitchell Skinny Serum as a heat protectant.  This combo left my hair so soft y’all!!!  Every time I decide to blow dry my hair this will definitely be the combo for me!  The pic below was taken after I blowdried and left my hair braided for two hours.  I had to go out so I took them down.

The method I used was the tension method that I learned about from one of my favorite You Tuber’s MsVCharles.

When I got home later that evening, I braided it back up and wore the braids for two days.  When I had to go to work on Monday, I took them down and this is what I got…

My students figured that I was either wearing a wig or had gotten a relaxer.  They were shocked to see my hair look much longer, especially after seeing it in its shrunken state for so long.

I was very pleased with the results of my hair and debated incorporating a blow dry into my weekly routine.  For now I have decided against weekly blowdrying because I am challenging myself to retain length and to have the healthiest hair I possibly can.  I want to try mini-twists again and see how they work for me this time around.

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