@BGLHOnline PYA Challenge - Week One Recap
It’s the end of the first week of the “Protect Ya Ends” Challenge happening over at the Black Girl with Long Hair blog, and I wanted to report out on what I did.
I kept things SUPER simple for the first week. I did my typical wash, condition, and deep condition routine on Saturday (the day before the challenge began); but instead of rocking my typical WnG, I did about 15 two-strand twists all over my head and let them air dry. The twists were moisturized with Shea Moisture’s Curl Enhancing Smoothie, the ends were protected with Jane Carter’s Nourish and Shine, and I sealed with sweet almond oil.
Days 1, 2, and 3: I put up my twists into an updo, making sure to keep the ends tucked away. I did a moisture check every morning and evening. My hair felt great, so I left it alone. At night, I didn’t even take out the clips and pins, I just wrapped my hair in my silk scarf and went to bed.
My last day in Florida before heading back to the cold of Washington, D.C.
Day 4 - I don’t know how people keep twists in for WEEKS, because mine were looking straight SCRAGGLY, and I wasn’t even doing anything! So, I redid them on day 4. I added moisture using Jane Carter Solutions Revitalizing Leave-in Conditioner and sealed with my homemade shea butter concoction. I changed things up a little bit, as I’m also trying to incorporate Hey Fran Hey’s suggestion of hair product confusion. And again, I pinned everything up and tucked those ends away. Omg, my hair was so soft. I wish you could feel it. ;-)
I thought the updo looked cute, no?! That shine is due to my shea butter sealant.
Days 5, 6, and 7 - For the rest of the week my head looked like the above. Simple? REAL SIMPLE! At night, because I was back in DC and fighting with that cold, dry air, I would mist with either Shea Moisture’s Coconut & Hibiscus Hold & Shine Moisture Mist or Jane Carter Solution’s Revitalizing Leave-in Conditioner, baggie my hair, and tie everything down with my silk scarf. In the morning, I had nothing to do with my hair, other than untie my scarf and take off my plastic cap. And that was my first week! Now I gotta figure out what I’m gonna do for week two….