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
- Can make hair over-moisturized and lead to breakage
- Uncomfortable to sleep with all those layers on my head