Long time no see but believe me when I say time apart was much needed. I finally made my move from Kentucky to California! I’m so happy to be reunited with my husband and can’t wait to update everyone with a video coming soon. I’m just going to jump right into talking about my hair. Lately I have been using box braids as my protective style of choice. It allows my scalp to breathe while protecting my hair and the growth has been amazing. It’s easier for me to get to my scalp to nourish it. This hair care routine is for both when I wash my hair weekly (with braids in) or in between styles when I take down and redo my hair.
The first thing I start off with before I even take my braids out or if my braids are in I still start with an egg. I spray my scalp down with water, beat one egg because it’s full of protein, then apply directly to my scalp.
After I apply the egg to my damp scalp. I take this protein treatment by Shea Moisture. I love their products and they’re organic. Literally right after I’ve massaged the egg into my scalp I apply this and then moisten my scalp with either leave in conditioner. I then put two plastic shower caps over my hair because I like the extra security and added heat. If you have ever heard of the greenhouse method then you know that the trapped moisture allows the products to penetrate the hair shaft. I leave this mixture in for about 1-2 hours (depending on how long of a nap I take lol).
In the shower I use this Shea Moisture shampoo and conditioner. I only wash my hair once but very throughly (I have dry sensitive scalp) and then condition. I don’t like to manipulate my hair too much as I have 4c hair. Make sure you rinse out all of the products throughly. This can take a little longer when your braids are in but it’s worth it. (Rinse the egg mixture out with cold water as you don’t wanna cook the egg, I’ve done it before lol)
After my shower I then take coconut oil, peppermint oil, biotin, lavender oil and tea tree oil (brands don’t matter I don’t use consistent brands besides this particular coconut oil) and make a hair oil and moisturize my hair throughly before redoing my braids.
I like to keep my hair care routine consistent and simple as I don’t like to manipulate my hair much. I keep my braids in for 8 weeks at a time. I wash them weekly and deep condition. I do two cycles of braids back to back with a through wash day in between. Then I wear my natural hair out for about two weeks. I normally straighten and trim my hair but that is a whole other routine I would be happy to share next time. Here is my current hair length check
Until next time