1st Protective Style for Winter 2015

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Hey everyone! Since the first cold front hit us towards the end of last week, I am now declaring it officially winter! Mind you, us on the coast had only a morning of cool-er weather, however, I think it is downhill from here on out. Bring on the scarves and socks.

I have decided to get my hair into a protective style, I have worn it loose for 5 weeks now since my last relaxer. I loved having it out, but it is time to get it hidden for a few weeks. I clarified my hair and did a protein treatment to get my hair extra clean and strong before my PS. Here is how it went:

  • Prepoo: Motions CPR Triple Action Leave-In Conditioner for 20 minutes with heat, it nearly turned into longer, the heating cap felt so deliciously warm. I am using this as a prepoo because I want to desperately finish it now (Thanks to Becca over at Ready, Steady, Grow It for the tip)
  • Shampoo: ORS Creamy Aloe Shampoo
  • Instant Conditioner: Watsons Repairing Treatment Conditioner with Argan Oil

I T-shirt dried for 10 minutes and then let my hair dry for about 3 hours – this was unintentional, I had other things that I needed to care of at the time. My hair felt soft when it was still damp, however as it dried, it became hard and felt very unmoisturised. This right here cemented my belief in deep conditioning ones hair regularly.

  • Deep Conditioner: AfroBotanics Repairing & Strengthening Treatment, I sat under my heating cap for 20 minutes and then still left the DC on overnight. As this is a protein DC, it does not leave my hair super soft, however my hair isn’t super hard after using it, so I feel that I don’t have to follow it up with a moisture DC. That is why it is up there on my list of fave products because it saves me time and money!

In the morning, I rinsed the DC off and applied Beautiful Textures Tangle Taming Leave-In Conditioner and detangled. I moisturised and sealed using AfroBotanics Conditioning Moisturiser and Olive Oil. I then put my hair up in a doughnut bun – I am in love with this style! It is easy to do and super chic. wpid-wp-1433790699465.jpeg Then next day, I went to the salon to get my weave sewed in. My hair was plaited into cornrows – the lady added some braid fibre to the cornrow – so this means I need to up the moisture I give my hair because that hair is very drying. I used the same hair as I did for my weave late in 2014, I think I like it more this time, it has much more volume. I plan to keep the weave for 6 weeks and give it a proper wash every 2 weeks. I will use my moisturising spritz every other day and I will keep up with my scalp massages.

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