Monday, October 11, 2010

The 1 Year Protective Hair Style Challenge

I am going to attempt the ultimate method of growing. I am going to keep my hair in protective styles for one year. Keeping your hair in protective styles helps it grow better. Hair will not be breaking off, shedding or getting damaged and I will not have things rubbing up against my lose ends. I realized my 4c hair is so fragile and gets damaged so easily. I have already noticed a significant change in my hair since it has been in protective hair styles thus far.

I will be achieving this majestic feat by getting braids, corn/cane rolls, triwts, tracks, anything protective.

July 24th, 2010- Braids
September 12th, 2010- Track
September 26th, 2010- Track
October 10, 2010- Cornrolls and Two Strand Twists 

The Best Thing Ever

So after I took out the tracks, I had to undo the cornrolls. When I took them out my hair felt like desert storm. It was dry, brittle, ashy, cracking, it sounded like sandpaper when I rubbed it. I had NO curl patter and my scalp was flaking (which NEVER HAPPENS) and my scalp was so tender. I don't know what I was thinking but I did something on impulse.

  1. I rubbed this oil mixture I made in my dry crusty hair. 
  2. After that I took some Shea Moisture Deep Treatment Masque and mixed it with Trader Joe's Nourish Spa conditioner. (I put glops and glops of that on my hair.)
  3. I then put a shower cap on my head and tied it up with TWO scarves. I left this on for 24hours. 
When I took the cap off of my head after those 24 hours and rinsed my hair it was GREAT! My hair was moisturized and my curl pattern snapped back! It felt beautiful. I could have cried. I then washed my hair twice with the Trader Joe's Moisturizing Shampoo. I put oil on my hair while I was washing it. I conditioned and put more oil in my head. My hair felt amazing. But since I am on my 1 year straight of protective styles, I am getting the back cornrolled and the front 2 strand twisted. I can wear Koofies with little twists out or pull it all back. I love options. 

Reason Natural Hair is Great: #63: It can be experimented on with ease. 

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Milky Way Yacky 1B Review

Cost: $25-$35 a Pack
Multipurpose: Yes
Texture: Great
Shead Scale: 7/10 (10 bad)
Tangle Scale: 6/10
Would I Buy it Again: YUP!

This hair is a very great brand of hair in several ways. It curls and straightens beautifully. It is also semi-easy to detangle.I knots up very bad. It also makes a horrible itch in your head. This itch was far worst then with the other hair I had. I did not enjoy that at all. I had to comb my hair way more then a few times an hour. It shead like a dog!!!! Its sheading was horrible. not as bad as some track I seen but it is gross!!! i have hair everywhere!!! Because this hair was 1B it was dark. If you got it wet in the slightest a black reside would be left on your clothing and/or face and/or hands, whatever it touched. It also caused my face to break out HORRIBLY. I had long hair before with bangs and swooshes... EVERYTHING but this stuff here did thee most to my face. The next day after i removed it and washed my face, my face did a 360! If you love track and it is your thing, then by all mean BUY IT. People who live, sweat and breath track would like this, but because this is my first time seriously dealing with track, I did not like it. I did hear that the Milky Way Permed hair is better. I would buy it again for it to be professionally done.

Weave Be Gone!

Milky Way $92
Combs $5
Learning How to Sew in Track/
The Time I Spent Wearing it and the Complients: Priceless

I took out my beatiful weave.