Protective Styling. FYI: I haven't done a protective style since I big chopped my hair in October! That means it's been 7 months since my hair has been left completely alone without much manipulation. It also means that I've been 7 months completely natural. Between all the breakage, hair coloring processes, excessive trims, and countless YouTube videos, I've made it! I'm quite proud of myself and I'm also debating on whether or not I should start over. (We'll see...) For now, I'm still on a restoration journey. Check out how I took out my braids below!
"I used the spray bottle daily filled with coconut oil & water to moisturize my braids daily. I spritzed each braid with this formula before I took that individual braid out."
"I didn't' experience any breakage from taking the braids out. I was very gentle with each braid and with the braid being damp, taking em out was very easy. I took me about 3 hours to do my whole head. Before starting I sectioned my hair into 3 parts."
"To deep condition I used the Milk & Olive Oil Deep Conditioning Mask. It was only 99 cents at my local Wal-Mart. I left it on for about 40 minutes covered with a plastic shower cap. The smell and tingly feeling is very pleasant and refreshing. It left my hair feel really soft and strong. Before applying, I dampened my hair so the product could penetrate each strand."
"After deep conditioning my hair and using the Tresseme Naturals Conditioner, I proceeded to apply coconut oil all over my head. Next, I took small pieces of hair that I wanted to twist, applied some Shea Moisture Curl Enhancing Smoothie, and then used my Denman brush to detangle that section before twisting it up!"
I'm so happy to have my hair back! :) This protective style definitely did my hair a lot of good. Now, I just have to continue to properly take care of it!
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In other news July 7th, 2014 marks the 1 year anniversary of my blog! Wow! I've never stayed committed to something like this before for so long! YAAAAAY! This calls for a celebration. I'm not only going to remodel this whole website but upload a few videos on my best Hair Care tips (ya'll know I love the DO'S & DONT'S), and also you can expect a chat just about life & love.