After wearing her first set of yarn wraps (and extentions ever), Z has gained quite a bit of new growth over the past 3.5 weeks. I would say her new growth amounts to almost half of inch of hair which falls in line with the average of an half inch of new growth per month. Since her hair was fully protected by the yarn all the way down to the tips, her length retention was pretty much maximized over this time period. I am satisfied with her progress and with protective styling period, and I look foward to repeating this style very soon.
The take down process of her wraps were relatively easy. I just cut right above the burned ends of the wraps, unraveled the first layer of yarn, and unbraided the inside layer of yarn from her actual hair. I noticed that on the wraps where I braided the yarn only two inches into her hair before wrapping around the outside layer of yarn, the wraps were very quick to remove. Braiding the yarn into the hair all the way down to the tip is unnecessary for providing a secure yarn wrap. Plus braiding all the way to the bottom made it more tedious to take a loose. In the future, I will remember to only braid the yarn 1-2 inches in before wrapping to save time installing and uninstalling. In about 45 minutes, I was able to remove all the wraps and loose all of Z’s crown and glory. I do not know why her hair appears so reddish brown in the pic below:
This was what’s left over from her yarn wraps: