In Vol.1 of Protective Style Files, we showed you Pumpkin’s hair regimen and protective style.
Well my wait is over, my hair has been granted a short-term retirement!
‘Ms. Jackson’ is now tucked away and is not expected to return for a few months….except for a day or two in between styles.
As I’ve said before, my hair is very fine, although I have a lot of it. The fine texture makes it more susceptible to breakage so I am a habitual protective styler to preserve my length and keep my hair in the best possible condition. Although I enjoy the convenience of not having to fiddle with my hair at length every day, I do fiddle with my hair a little bit every day while in a protective style to ensure it stays in top condition.
Prior to doing my current style hair was been prepooed, cowashed, deep conditioned and flat twisted with EDEN BodyWorks Coconut Shea All Natural Pudding Souffle. I left the flat twists in for two days. The day that I finally wore the twistout was the day that I started braiding. I started by spritzing my hair with a mix of water and aloe vera juice to moisturize and aid in detangling.
Once I parted off a row to braid I apply a mix of aloe vera gel and JBCO (stirring until creamy) to each section before braiding the synthetic hair in.
After about 15 hours ( I’m not sure, I stopped counting after 11), a House of Cards marathon and about 8 packs of hair…..
This is kanekelon hair so no burning was required, the ends were dipped in hot water to prevent unraveling. I plan to keep these in for at least 6 weeks. (side note: I re-braid the edges to keep them looking fresh…) I will be sharing my maintenance regimen for this style in a future blog post, and I’ve already decided what my next protective style will be! Stay tuned!!
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