Tuesday, September 1, 2015

30 Days of Hot Oil Treatments


Thank you again to everyone who joined us for last month's 30 Days of Protective Styling Challenge. If you have a protective styling post, please feel free to add it to the challenge link up. It'll be open for another day. 

September has arrived! The most amazing month of the year because it's both my birth month and the start of my favorite season. Biased much? Absolutely! :) This month's 30 day challenge is for hot oil treatments. The rules for this challenge are simple: do a hot oil treatment with each wash any oil of your choosing.

HERE'S A QUICK RUN DOWN ON HOT OIL TREATMENTS & BENEFITS


I'll be posting on Thursday on what oils I plan to use and their benefits. What oils will you be using?? I hope you'll join Jay and I for this month and pamper your hair with oily goodness.

JOIN THE CHALLENGE





Monday, August 31, 2015

30 Days of Protective Styling Wrap Up


August has come and gone and true to my challenge goals, I was a boring betty and used marley twists as my go-to protective style. Marley twists have made it super easy to tuck my hair away and avoid fussing with it.


Protective styles can be a wonderful way to - as the name suggests - protect your hair from breaking and over-manipulation. Buuuuuuuut, they can also cause harm. When installing my twists I take care to avoid doing the twists at my edges too tight. The edges on my left have always been thinner than the right, even when my hair has been at its utmost healthiest, but unfortunately the edges on my left have still taken a hit and have thinned out a bit  over the last 6 months that I've been wearing my hair in marley twists.


I'm definitely bummed about the thinning, but I plan to take it easy on my edges while the thinned area bounces back.

I hope your month of protective styling has been a great one! What styles did you use? Were there any highs and lows?


And a huge thank you to everyone who signed up for the challenge and joined the link up!



Caring for my Marley Twists

As requested by a reader, here's a quick "notecard" for how I care for my marley twists! When I first started wearing my hair in twists I was much more diligent about caring for my hair while in the twists and followed all of the "while in twists" points listed below. Out of laziness, I haven't been spraying my scalp or moisturizing while in twists and as a result my scalp revolts against me during the week. Don't be like me!




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