Heeeeyyyyyyyy followers !! I haven’t been that active on my tumblr for awhile but I am back. I am still wearing my weave as a protective style but to tell you guys the truth…I am getting tired of it ! I wanna see my hair again :( I can’t wait to take a length check when I take out my weave. As soon as i take out my weave, I have to install another protective style. I am thinking about getting marley twists/havana twists. Only to wear them for 4 weeks though. But I am afraid to get them becuase I remember when I was young I used to get box braids and twists and they used to leave my bald with NO hairline. It took months for my hair to grow back completely. With my future marley/havana twists I will have a better maintance of my twists. I am searching up ways on how to maintane the twist and get my real hair healthy at the same time. Wish me good luck !
everybody wants to go natural, but when your complaining
and struggling with your hair.
watch me a i unwrap my relaxed hair.
Protective Style Summer
It is decided …for the summer I will keep my hair away from the damaging sun rays and pollution by having a partial full head weave in for the whole summer. My start date is May 20,2014 so my end date will be September 20, 2014. I will have an in between break time between the two weave installments probably in July. I will let my real hair breathe for a full week before putting the new weave installment. I will keep each weave installment in for 7-8 weeks. I hope to gain healthy longer hair through the summer by protecting it underneath the weave. A peep at my new growth will be shown and a length check will be viewed.
Relaxed 16 week stretched hair
I have completed my 16 week stretch successfully. I had no major breakage or shedding. When my hair reached 8 weeks post I left my hair up in a bun like 90% of the time from that time on. I only would touch or encounter the new growth on wash days. I did the inversion method continuously throughout the stretch and I received good results. I gained 3 inches in 3 months so that’s 1 inch a month. I did cut 2 inches of my hair but it was regrown by the inversion method. I also did a 2 month heat challenge just so I would not damage my hair with heat styling tools too much and it was successfully. This was the best stretch I ever had in a long time. ☺
Smooth Relaxed Hair With/Without Heat
1) Washing hair: (a) Use a clarifying shampoo so all of the built up products won’t get in the way of your smooth finish. This build up can infringe on getting smooth hair because the hair cannot absorb the new “smoothing” products correctly.
I recommend: TRESemme Deep Cleansing Shampoo follow up with a moisturizing wash out conditioner.
(b) Do a CoWash. If you do not use a lot of products in your hair or you just had a clarifying wash recently you can skip the shampoo step. This promotes the hair to obtain more moisture. I recommend: Organix Moroccan Argan Creme conditioner
(2)Deep Conition/Hot Oil Treatment (a) Deep Conditioning gives the hair extra moisture. Having dry hair cannot lead to smooth hair. Evenly (from tips to roots) moisturized hair equals smooth strands. I recommend: ORS Replenishing Conditioner. (b) Hot oil treatment makes the oils (ex. Olive Oil, Coconut Oil, Jojoba Oil) penetrate the hair shaft directly. This makes sure that all of the moisture that was absorbed by the hair stays there. I recommend using olive oil or Argan oil.
(3) Leave Ins- Using serums is the last step into having smooth relaxed hair. Serums keep fly aways from occurring. Make sure use a light weight serum so hair will not become heavy from product. Also try to get a heat protecting serum. I recommend: Ogranix Coconut Oil Anti-Breakage Serum.
Applying Heat: Pre tangle hair.
(1) Blow drying- Use an ionic blow dryer and use it on cool setting so the cuticles of your hair can remain closed. Dry hair in 4 sections to avoid tangles.
Flat iron- Use a ceramic flat iron to ensure hair’s smoothness. Flat iron hair in smaller sections so the heat can be evenly distributed. Put iron on medium setting for heat. Having to much heat can cause hair to lose moisture resulting in frizzy hair. Use a fine tooth comb (rat tail comb) simultaneously with the flat iron so hair can be lined up straight before ironed. (get a small amount if hair, hold comb near to the scalp, place flatiron on the roots of the hair then go down the hairs with the comb combing through right in front of the flatiron coming behind it all the way down to the tips)
After wrap hair and then put on a satin/silk scarf or cap.
Roller Setting: Get the right amount and width of rollers for your hair length. Make sure hair is detangled and wet. If hair is not soaking wet or is dried before rolled on the roller hair will become frizzy. Stay underneath the dryer until hair is completely dried. Do not disturb hair while drying. When taking out the roller do it one by one gently. Comb through the hair with a wide tooth comb.
Air Drying: detangle hair. Gently brush hair back in one direction. Tie a satin/silk scarf around hairline to keep the hair in place while drying. Part hair vertically (up/down) loosely twist the sections of hair separately then clip them up with hair pins. Leave hair alone. Every hour check if hair is dry by feeling the roots. About after 4-6 hours depending on hair thickness. Take out everything then apply a little of oil on your hair, about 4 drops. Wrap hair in a satin/silk scarf or cap.