Wednesday, September 22, 2010

I can still braid my TWA!!

Yay!  I can still braid my hair!!

So I bought a new wig and could not get my freshly washed hair to lay flat so that I can see the beauty of my wig. I decided to cornrow my hair. I braced myself for a frustrating task but no...the process was so easy!

I applied some Ms. Jessie's Stretch Silkening Creme to each parted section and then braided. 

I was amazed that after chopping off 2 inches from my hair, I still have decent length! Sorry, I didnt take a pic.  I will next time.

After braiding my hair, I continued with my wig wearing regi:

Apply some braid spray

Apply some S Curl

Put on my wig cap

Put on my durag and pull the back to tight to flatten my braids

Then on goes my beautiful wig!

I usually take out my braids and wash my hair every weekend to get rid of the product build-up but I'm going to see how long I can keep these braids clean and neat. Hopefully 3-4 weeks...pretending I'm wearing a weave. Plus I'll be able to see the progress of my new hair-growth vitamin called Hairfinity. 

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Relaxer be GONE!!!

Thats right!  I finally cut off the rest of my relaxed ends. I must admit that it was not an easy task physically and emotionally.  As you can see in the pics below, my hair grew tremendously!  Take a look:

I think I had about 2 inches of relaxed ends.  The depressing part of the chop was knowing that my length went back to square one.  The good thing is knowing that im au natural.  Here are pics after the second chop.  Sorry for the quality.

So, we'll see how it goes!  I'll keep you posted on my regi and progress.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

My New Easy Regimen!

Wearing wigs is a great way to grow and maintain healthy hair.  Now that my hair is long enough to braid, I have been keeping it cornrowed underneath my wigs to keep it safe from damage. 

Here is my new regi:

Every Weekend
Wash hair with Nexxus Humectress
Deep condition with Organic Root Stimulator Hair Mayo and Pearl Collection Avocado conditioner
Spray hair with African Royale BRX Braid Spray
Detangle with wide tooth comb
Cornrow my hair straight back (about 10 rows)
Pin up the ends of my braids with hair pins
Oil scalp with mixture of rosemary, jojoba, castor oil, and peppermint oil
Spray (saturate) hair with S Curl moisturizer
Tie down with wig cap and/or du rag

Spray my braids with S Curl moisturizer

Every other day
Apply mega-tek to my scalp

This low maintenance regi is very quick and simple providing moisture and promoting healthy ends which is key to growing and maintaining healthy hair.  I hope to see nice progress in the coming months.