After wearing my cornrows with two strand twists in the back for a day or two, I decided to convert the twists to braids. I say convert instead of redo because I took out each twist one by one, combed through, moisturized and braided instead of taking them all out and then redoing the whole section. One by one is a lot more manageable for me, not to mention no re-parting!
I left the cornrows in the front. I really didn't like this look that much, but I left it that way for the day anyway. There was no way I was going to try to do something else at this point. To give it a bit more oomph, I set the braids on rollers overnight. Spongy pink rollers. Am I the only one who still has those?
I realized later why people put rollers in vertically instead of horizontally. It will create more of a spiral curl, which I didn't think about at first. I thought this look was fairly cute though. Maybe too cute - this look is definitely "youthful."
After a few days of that, I decided take out the cornrows and box braid my whole head. Again I unravelled one cornrow at a time and braided it.
My braids in the back still had a bit of texture from the curls, but I hadn't reset it. They had also shrunken a bit, which I liked.
A week later, I am still wearing this set of braids. It is shrinking, fuzzing up, and gaining more character every day. More pictures soon.