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.

Sunday, 8 May 2011

Braidout with a Bang

Lately I've been loving textured styles so I decided to do a braidout today. I like the way it turned out :) It was on dry hair. Here's how it went...

I applied one pump of Lottabody Olive Oil Foam Wrap Lotion to each section and curled the ends with a yellow perm rod.
12 braids

Here's what the ends look like after leaving the rods in overnight...
Perm rods allow relaxed hair to stay curled all the way down

About to cornrow the front section of my hair.
Then I unbraided in the morning and oiled my ends with Vatika Oil. This pic is before lightly separating and fluffing it out with a wide tooth comb and my fingers. I didn't know what to do with my straight bangs so I cornrowed them
Before separating and fluffing

Finally done...

After fluffing. Note the braided/cornrowed bang ♥

Back view
Length check (crazy shrinkage). 4 inches until waist length

I like the Lottabody foaming wrap lotion w/ EVOO -  my hair has some hold but it is not crunchy at all, I think it's because the product does not contain alcohol (major bonus)

Braidout Maintenance: My braidouts always look better on the second day. At night I lightly moisturize and braid my hair into 6 sections, and then tie on a satin scarf. In the morning I undo the braids and finger style


  1. Your hair has really grooowwn!!! Keep it up!

  2. cay-uteeee! I also curl the ends of my hair for a braidout!


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