I have soooo much to share with you all, particularly my braiders/weave wearers! I was asked last week what the point was of doing all 'this stuff' to my hair as it is in braids..... here goes my response
We all know that person that has their hair in braids or weaves ALL the time and they say that they are doing so in an attempt to grow or protect their hair. But what is somewhat strange is the fact that more often than not, no real growth or change occurs. Weeeelll that is because doing nothing to your hair whilst in such 'protective styles' (ie they protect your hair from the weather, clothing etc) makes it almost impossible to have any hair retention. What is happening is that your hair is happy because it is not being bothered so it will grow but if care is not taken it will just snap off.
Some simple steps to keep your braided hair snap free...
- Wash your hair at least once a week.
- DEEP CONDITION at least once a week. (I actually love to do this, sad...perhaps!)
When I DC, I literally make a concoction of all that I think my hair needs! In fact thats what my next post will be on so stay tuned.
- Use a moisturizing and a light protein spray daily. On the hair not the roots, we don't want no build up round hair...get it ; ) !!!
The protein spray is to build up your hair stands and make them stronger. Its similar to the way guys use protein to get hench, your hair can get hench too!!!
As for me...
Moisturiser: Every other day Aussie Miracle Leave In Conditioner (mixed with a little pure Glycerin and Argon Oil) and once a week I'll use Scurl (mixed with a little water). This has been my fav moisturizer so far in fact i just bought a fresh bottle today, holla!!! But seriously, I bought it at the same time as the Kera Care Moisturizing Oil and it was put to shame.
Protein: Every other day I use Chi Keratin Mist (I freakin love this but I get it from America and my stash is running low) When my supply runs low I use Infusium 23, the original formula. I put it in a spray bottle to make to easier.
- Oil your scalp once or twice a week.
- Keep you braids weave in for no longer than 2months.
You also dont want to get those gross looking dirt balls that are the result of build up. For me 6 weeks is my absolute maximum however the next point has helped me with this...
- Re-do you edges.
Thats all for now. I would like to briefly share my excitement that August 4th will mark SIX MONTHS without my creamy crack a.k.a relaxer! I took a picture of my length a month or so before I began my stretch and in mid August im going to share the comparison pictures so we can see if this stuff actually works!!! Due to the fact that my tresses have become one big ball of new growth, I have no clue what going on in there so we shall see!