Right after I took my twists out, I got braids. This has been great for the summer so far. I went to the same African braiding shop I got my twists done, and was again very happy with the level of service I received. When she was finished braiding, she braided the ends and dipped them in boiling water to get the wavy effect. I've had them in for a little over 4 weeks, and I haven't done had to re-set them. I was thinking I would try to curl them, but I haven't felt like it. I've pretty much been wearing them in a ponytail or a bun for the past month.
I still use my moisturizing spray every day or every other day, and I've put a rinse in the front for my gray edges once. I tried using mascara to cover the grays....it worked, but left my hair feeling a little hard. I've washed my scalp once, which was pretty easy. I didn't wash my scalp while my twists were in, but now it's hot and I've been working out, so I really wanted to get my scalp cleaned. I used shampoo in the shower, and I washed my scalp while my hair was in a loose bun so that I did not get the length of the hair wet.
I took the extra hair home in case I want to go back to touch up the edges, but I don't think I'll have to. Two braids have come out already, but I can't figure out where they came from! They definitely didn't come from my edges, which is good.
I'm excited to see my progress when I take the braids out in September, but I'm also enjoying having an easy summer with my hair!