As promised, here is the update on my hair.
I'm still wigging it. I really love the access I have to my hair whenever I want it. At the same time it's in a protective hair style. Double plus! So i'm actually looking into making an afro wig. Like a weave I previously had done. Just need to purchase the hair and wig cap and I'll be good to go.
|Man I miss that weave ...|
As for my routine under my wig: I wash my hair every week. One week in the braids or cornrows. Then the second week I take them down to wash and redo so they stay neat.
I'm moisturising it with a mix of leave in, water, olive oil and castor oil. Then I either seal with castor oil, or add some aloe vera gel and seal with castor oil. I oil my scalp with castor oil everyday or every two days. So I guess I have established my wig regimen.
There are some days when my hair may feel extra dry, so i've been doing the GHE method :
Green House Effect. Long story short, it is a method which traps heat in and causes a steamy effect. The steam aids in sebum production which enhances growth. It is also great for keeping hair moisturised. Women also use this method as a growth aid to increase their growth. I mostly do it for the moisturising effects, if i get extra growth from it, that's a bonus. It has really helped with my moisture retention. I'm adding it to my winter survival tips.
How I do it: M & S with my spray mix and castor oil. Put a plastic grocery bag, tie a satin scarf, then put on a beanie. I feel the warmth in about 10-20 mins or so. I usually leave it on for about 4 to 5 hours then seal my hair again to keep the moisture in when I remove all that stuff. So mine is the modified version. To read up on the original method and regimen that goes with it, you can access it here.I think i've beaten the winter dryness curse.
Oh and I gave myself a trim. My ends were feeling a bit rough and I saw a lot of splits which I could not stand. I snipped off about an inch of hair overall.
So there you have it folks. That's my hair update.