I recently got a job and waking up early each morning to get my hair done seemed to be a bit of wahala (still adjusting to my new schedule). So I called my favorite stylist in Wuse market, Mama Benue, to rescue me from my fro (Stylist from Benue are wicked when it comes to braids- just my opinion*_^)
- I washed my hair and and braided it to stretch it out.
- To prepare it for aggressive combing from the stylist (theres always a possibility of that happening),I applied very little coconut oil, used my fingers to detangle and loosen the curls, and then threaded.
- When it was time for my hair to get plaited, we pulled out the thread, and since Mama Benue refused to plait without combing, I used my wide tooth comb to easily comb hair -Thanks to threading.
Threading before letting our 'special stylists' plait our hair helps because it takes less time to undo each section. Plus there is a limit to how rough they can be with thread. Have you ever noticed how they pull out your hair in an attempt to take down the chunky braids? And the combing afterwards...please don't get me started about that....the funny faces and the torture!! Anyways thank God for my Mommy Stylist. I have never had to fight her about my special hair care practices. The moment I wince a bit she goes "e dey pain you?" and the result is a loose braid which equals no pain. Its great to be settled again o...if I can help it there'll be no more strange fingers on my mane.