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Protective Styling

I’ve decided to start protective styling since its getting cold. I’m more into styles that I can do myself, and still take down as often as I want. Two styles I’d like to give a try are going to be two strand twists and wigs. I installed two strand twists on my hair on Friday, after washing it Thursday.

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At first I didn’t like them because they’re so thin, but now I don’t mind. For one, seeing that thin relaxed hair is just giving me more encouragement to continue my transition. I can’t wait for my twists to be nice and thick when I’m natural. Plus, the only way for them to look thicker would have been to add hair, and I don’t really like extensions. I like to be able to get to and feel my real hair. I won’t mind taking these down in two weeks, but it would probably feel like a waste with extensions. So, I’m just going to flexi rod the ends, and put the twists in some nice updos. It’ll help me keep my hands out of my hair, and I won’t have to comb and brush it as much. 

Again, since I don’t like extensions, I’ve decided against weave. But, i really want to try a wig. I can take it off at night to let my hair breathe, and still wash my hair weekly if I want. I’m thinking of a straight bob style wig. I’m not trying to go all out and experiment with colors or long hair. I figure a simple one that just looks like a trimmed my real hair would look nice, and not draw too much attention. I really like this one from aliexpress: http://www.aliexpress.com/item/hot-best-quality-cheap-price-12-1b-remy-indian-virgin-precut-bob-lace-front-glueless-wig/891999362.html . So i may order it soon (after a trip to the bss to check the quality of their wigs).

Can’t wait to go on youtube and check out some more protective styles. Thanks for reading! 🙂

I Straightened My Transitioning Hair! :O

I am officially 4 months post relaxer, and I’ve been wearing curly styles and buns ever since my new growth started coming in. Sooooo, I decided to use my heat pass for the year, and flat ironed my hair! I probably should have waited a couple months until it got colder, but I couldn’t help it. Hopefully the humidity doesn’t completely kill my hair before I get to enjoy it lol.

The products I used were:

Tresemme Heat Tamer Spray

GVP Silk Remedy (Sally’s off-brand version of Chi Silk Infusion)

Revlon Perfect Heat Tourmaline Ceramic Straightener

 

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After My Hair Was Washed and Air Dried:

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Halfway Done Flat Ironing!:

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The Finished Product:

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My hair is now wrapped, and tied under a satin scarf. I’ll leave that for the rest of the night, and see what it looks like tomorrow.

Well that’s all for now. Thanks for reading! 

The Moment of Truth: Inversion Method Results

Despite my skepticism, last week I decided to try the “Inversion Method” for hair growth (see previous post for details). Well today is officially my last day, and I’ve come with results.

First off, I have to say that I did not follow the directions as I said I would. I still massaged my scalp and lay inverted for four minutes, but I did not use any oil after the first day. I realized how oily it made my hair, and decided against it. After washing my hair, the little oil I applied and my natural sebum seemed oily enough anyway. I don’t know if this affected my results or not.

Secondly, before I did any actual measuring, I just looked at my hair. It could very well be a placebo affect, but my hair looked and felt thicker. Now this could just be because the hair I’m seeing is natural, and I’m used to looking at relaxed hair. But even if the inversion didn’t make a difference in length, I feel like it affected thickness.

Okay, now on to the actual results. When I last measured my new growth, I was almost at one and a half inches (give or take in some places). Today, most of my new growth is between one and three fourths and two inches. This is between 1/4 and 1/2 an inch of growth. Not exactly one inch, but that does seem pretty good for only one week.

But my results have lead me to a few questions.

1. How do I know if this isn’t just my normal hair growth?

2. Will I get the same results if I try again next month?

3. Will I get less hair growth for the rest of the month after doing this method?

4. Am I imagining a bigger difference than is really there, because I wanted the method to work?

These are things that I can’t be sure of. However, I’m relatively happy with my hair growth over the course of this week. The scalp massages were nice, and I felt no ill effects from being inverted for the four minutes. With that being said, I see no reason that I won’t try this method again next month. I’ll make sure to do more accurate measurements next time, so I can really judge if the method works.

That’s all for now! Thanks for reading & happy hair journeys!

Grow Your Hair An Inch In A Week?

Skeptical? Yeah me too. 

So, I was on Youtube a little while ago, and I saw the same title that you just did. Of course I was skeptical, but there was that little part of me that was curious too. I went ahead and clicked the link , because I just had to know what this “hair secret” was. 

Apparently there is something called the Inversion Hair Growth Method, that involves oiling your hair, massaging your scalp, and turning upside down for about 4 minutes. I know it sounds weird, right? But, it seems like all the people that tried it have noticed good results. This method increases blood flow to your head, and promotes growth. So, I’ve decided to try it out, and I’ll post my results here in a week.

Here’s the process:

First, choose an oil. Most people use olive oil. I used a mix of olive, castor, and coconut oils. I separated my hair into four sections, but this isn’t necessary. Next, put the oil on your scalp and massage it for about a minute. Then, you can either bend forward (as if you’re touching your toes/washing your hair in the sink) or you can lean back (like leaning your head off a bed). Stay this way for about 4 minutes, then SLOWLY, very slowly, sit back up. Do this everyday for seven days. 

From what I’ve read, you shouldn’t do this more than once a month. One site suggested that when you do this the first week, it shocks your body into doing something it might not normally do. If you continue to do it everyday, your body may adapt/adjust to what you’re doing and not produce the same results.

DISCLAIMERS: 

1. I’ve never done this before. This is not me recommending it. I’m simply saying what I’ve learned about it. I’ll be posting my results in a week, and I can say then if I recommend it or not.

2. Some people have experienced headaches and/or dizziness from this. If you are prone to headaches, migraines, etc. or you just don’t want to deal with that, then don’t try this.

I’ve measured my new growth about one and a half inches. So, I can’t wait to see if this method really works or not. Guess I’ll find out in a week! Until then happy hair journeys everyone! 🙂