I’m still protective styling with a wig. During the week I made sure that I applied an oil – Almond Oil – to my edges and nape. Because of my birthday my sister took me on a spa date. I planned not to get my hair wet, but who was I kidding. My wig got wet and because of the weight, it pulled down my wig. Because of the pulling my edges was extra sensitive – ugh -.
Sunday afternoon I took off my wig and braids. I let my scalp breath for the whole day. Monday was washday – sometimes you got to switch it up –
The last time I clarified my hair was a month and view weeks ago. That is not keeping up with my monthly regimen – the plan is every 4 weeks -. In small sections I shampooed my hair with Mizani Puriphying Shampoo. After the second was I wrapped my hair with a cotton t-shirt.
I decided to protect my hair for several reasons. One trying to retain length and second because of the weather. I live in the Netherlands and its fall season. The weather is f#!%ed up. So I have been protective styling my hair since September 12. My style for the moment is protecting with a wig. I will write a post about how I prep and maintain my hair while wigging – lol it that a word? Wigging? –
I skipped the pre poo treatment and went straight to washing my hair. Because I didn’t apply any product to my hair during the week, I only needed to shampoo once. For the wash I used Mizani Moisturfusion Milk Bath Shampoo.
At this moment I’m 19 weeks post and I am happy with my new growth. I can still manage. I said that I will relax my hair when I reach 20 weeks post, but I first want to do a protein treatment to prep my hair for a relaxer. During the week my nape suffered from dryness. I would moisturize at night, but in the morning it was still dry – I need to find a remedy for my nape -.
Pre poo treatment
For the treatment I used the oil mix (Jamaican Black Castor Oil x Coconut Oil) for the scalp and (Grape seed x Sesame seed x Coconut oil) for the hair. Before applying the oils I warmed it up with hot water. – I never use a microwave to warm up oils – for an hour I let the oils sit on my hair.
Moisture Moisture Moisture!!!! All the products that I bought are repurchasing. For about two month I have been looking for the Elasta QP Olive Oil & Mango Butter moisturizer. I was going crazy because every hair store was out. There was one shop owner (Store Afro New Creations) who was kind enough to order for me – happy dance -. I was so thankful because this moisturizer really saved my hair.
The other two products are my ‘light’ moisturizers.