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.

Tuesday, 20 September 2011

Finally learned how to wrap (thx to this vid)

 

I actually learned how to wrap a while ago, but I still find myself watching this vid as a guide until wrapping comes naturally to me. It is the most helpful technique I've seen on youtube. My hair is currently flat ironed and wrapping has been a great way to preserve my straight styles. 
I read that wrapping can cause thinning on one side, but honestly I'm not too concerned because I rarely wear my hair out (and therefore rarely wrap). But I'll still keep an eye out for an adverse effects.

Speaking of hair, I flat ironed my hair on Sunday night. I must say I'm really enjoying wearing my hair straight. Here are some pics I took today (as requested):



Nightly maintenance: 
1. apply a little serum/pomade (only if needed...I didn't use any tonight because my hair was already a little weighed down). 
2. Wrap like in the video
3. tie a satin scarf

that's it. This is just as simple as protective styling with halfwigs. I'm planning to wear my hair straight for the rest of the week.

17 comments:

  1. Awww your hair looks so nice..I hope to reach that length one day...sometimes I am like hmm is my hair ever going to grow...but I am seeing some length now..but the length on that picture is my ultimate goal I think :-) Hope you are well

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  2. Oh wow, that's definitely and easy way to wrap. Thanks for posting.

    Pretty hair!

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  3. I didn't realize before getting on forums and such that there were young black women out there that tdidn't know how to wrap...another reason to LOVE youtube! Your hair looks amazing. Definitely my goal length!

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  4. I think I have seen her wrapping vid. before, and it looks sooo easy. I use to wrap my hair that way however and I have noticed thinning on my edge :S, so I have stopped wrapping that way, for now. But I will go back to it, once I have sorted the edge prob. out. Also my hair was your length, before I decided to have it cut off, and now I am just past my shoulders (my hair dresser I have a feeling doesn't like people with long hair!) . . .

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  5. A tip I learned when wrapping hair is that or won't thin your edges if you alternate wrapping your hair in different directions every other week. It works for me and I always wrap my hair. Your hair looks good Btw :)

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  6. Thanks everyone

    @EbonyCPrincess yeah thank goodness for the internet, seriously!

    Beautifully me, thanks for that tip.

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  7. Wow I've been looking for a blog like yours.. and a tutorial like that one for so long.. & your hair looks great! x

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  8. Very Lovely blog....Your hair is absolutely beautiful. Please check out my blog as well.

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