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Thursday, June 28, 2012

Regimen for the rest of 2012

Due to protein overload from 2 BKT treatments this year I have experienced some breakage. I have not lost too much length so its not as bad as it could be. I'm going to wait till August to do my next measurement, so I will see whats good then.


I put in a set of twists the other day and plan to continue with low manipulation styles like this for the rest of the year. Well, I've technically already been doing that.. lol


I will not be touching any heat what so ever for the rest of the year as well. If I feel as if my hair needs a protein treatment I will use my aphogee 2 step. I have never experienced protein overload when using this product and I usually use it every 4-6 months, before I started using the BKT.


I need to really add a ton of moisture to my hair, so I am deep conditioning frequently, at least 2x weekly, as well as cowashing every 2-3 days. I haven't worn a ponytail baggy since last year and I want to grab a few new ones and incorporate those back into the rotation as well.


I have been wearing my hair in french braids(cornrows) braided very close to the scalp for the past month and at this time I want to wear singles only. No more french braids. To do this properly and without having to sew the braids down I do very small to mini twists or braids, do a cross wrap, and pin down. 


This way I can still wear my Lacewig without going through all the fuss of unbraiding and rebraiding or what have you. 


What else?? ......


Protective styles that I will wear till the end of the year:
  • Braids and Twists (no weave)
  • Lace Wig
  • Ponytail Baggy
  • Buns

Twists

1. Wash(Prepoo, Shampoo, & DC) weekly - sat/sun; and DC 2x weekly - sat/sun & wed.
2. Lightly cowash every 2-3 days when needed.
3. Spray daily with scurl or my leaving conditioner.

Apply Shea butter or other moisturizer and wear a baggy overnight if I need more moisture.They will be retwisted as needed.
Pony
Every 2-3 days:
1. Wash, DC, and Detangle.
2. While still wet add Suave or Vo5 cond, Coconut oil, and a little gel to help it lay down.
3. Smooth into a ponytail with denman brush -or- Braid into 5 sections if doing the baggy 
4. Add Knee-hi holder, only wrapping 2-3 times.
5. Throw on a scarf and allow to dry overnight.

I spray with scurl or my leave in every night, and tie my scarf. My hair is twisted into a bun or braided into 5 with a kneehi covering it. I put on my ponytail every morning when I leave the house and loosen the pony every night to relieve tension and avoid the breakage you would tend to get from wearing them constantly.



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