Regimen + Goals

My Hair Regimen: I moisturize and/or oil my hair daily. As needed (usually weekly) I cleanse my hair and scalp with a moisturizing shampoo (or a clarifying one if there's build up). I do a moisturizing OR protein treatment with every shampoo. I stretch my relaxers 3-4 months.

My go-to protective/low manipulation styles: buns, braid-outs and halfwigs. In 2012 I want to start experimenting with more heat-free styles. I air dry most of the time and flat iron for length checks only.

I'm currently midback length (MBL) and actively working towards reaching waist length by my graduation in mid-2012.

Wednesday, 11 May 2011

Back to Baggying?

Last night I revisited baggying. For those who don't know, baggying is simply moisturizing your hair and covering it with a shower cap or plastic sandwich bag. You can baggy your whole head or just your ponytail. The baggy can be left on anywhere between a few hours to overnight. A combo of the moisturizer and the steam produced from your body heat allow deep moisturizing.

There is also something called the Greenhouse effect which from my understanding skips the moisturizer. To greenhouse you would only use JBCO or EVOO then cover with a baggy. More info here.

So I used my Cantu Shea Butter Leave-in to moisturize. I was pretty heavy handed with it. I moisturized my hair in 4 sections and pin curled the sections. Covered my head with a shower cap, scarf and thick wig cap. Well when I woke up and my hair was wet. It felt moisturized and now that my hair is air drying, it still feels moisturized. I sealed in the moisture with Vatika Oil. Just what I needed because Thursday's double processing left my hair like a sponge. Its been drinking up everything I put on it.

The only downsides to baggying that it was uncomfortable to sleep with. I've also experienced over-moisturized, mushy, soggy hair in the past from baggying too often with too much product. But baggying is definitely something I want to experiment with: whole head, ponytail only, overnight, couple hours, oil only, moisturizer only, baggying a braidout, saran wrap vs shower cap. Lots of possibilities.

Pros to baggying
  • Super juicy moisturized hair
  • Helps use up products I'm trying to get rid of
  • Greenhouse effect claims to promote growth in a natural way
  • Ends are completely protected
  • Allows me to pamper hair in between washes
Cons to baggying
  • Can make hair over-moisturized and lead to breakage
  • Uncomfortable to sleep with all those layers on my head
For me right now, the pros outweigh the cons. So I'll be experimenting :)

1 comment:

  1. LOL!! @ the photo... I've never tried baggying, but I may want to try it.


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