I've been wearing my flat twist updo for the past month, washing and re-twisting about every week and a half. I've gotten a lot of compliments, and it's been great not having to worry about twisting my hair at night or taking the twists down in the morning. It was especially nice when I went away for a girls weekend a couple of weeks ago. This week, I decided to change it up a bit and leave some hair out, so I flat twisted the back and one side, and left the top and other side out. I attempted a twist and curl using flexi rods, but when I took out the twists the next day, I didn't love the results. Maybe I made the twists too small, or should have stretched my hair out some before twisting. I don't know....so last night, I did bigger twists and did a little bantu knot on the ends so that my ends would have a good curl:
I liked the results much better today. You might be able to see that the side is still a little crunchy, but I know it will work itself out after I twist again tonight or tomorrow. I really want my bangs to grow longer, but I'm glad that at least they're hanging down and not up! I might even flat twist the front up for a few days if I get tired of wearing it out. I'm finally seeing a some progress and appreciating the versatility of my natural hair. Even my man said that he's happy I'm experimenting with different styles!