My Natural Hair Journey – Protective Styling 1 Month Challenge – Part 1


Hi There Girls,

Hope all is going well and you are having a pleasant weekend.

Starting this month is my ´´Protective Styling Challenge for 1 Month´´. My goal is to achieve 1/2´´ to 1´´ of growth plus hair that is softer, moisturized well with added shine. Will wash every 2 weeks following below routine:

Finger-comb while detangling, place hair in 12 braids, wash with apple cider vinegar mix (3 spoons of cider mixed with 6 cups of  water, will act as shampoo), follow up with tea rinse and protective styling which will be two strand twists. While twisting will add my water spritz to hair, oil & conditioner mix to strands and ends, plus a little scalp massage.

Of course one of the most important steps is, what will I do daily to maintain the moisture in my hair? Check out my procedures:

FIRST 2 WEEKS – February 1st to 14th 2014

  1. At night, moisturize hair by spritzing with water (9 spritzes), applying oil (1 tsp) & conditioner mix (2 tsp) to ends.
  2. Massage scalp with aloe vera gel from plant.
  3. Wrap up with Satin scarf and beddy bye bye 😀

LAST 2 WEEKS – February 15th to 28th 2014

  1. At night, moisturize hair by spritzing with water (9 spritzes), conditioner (2 tsp) & oil (1 tsp) to ends.
  2. Massage scalp with aloe vera gel from plant.
  3. Wrap up with Satin scarf and sleepy time 🙂

Why the change you ask, well I want to see which method works best for me, the L.O.C. or L.C.O. Here are the products I will be using:

Hair Conditioner: Tresemme Conditioner – Remoisturize mixed with purified water, avocado, olive and almond oil, enough to last 2 weeks.

Oil Mix: Olive Oil (10 tsp), Avocado Oil (1 tsp), Castor Oil (1 tsp), 100%  Essential Pure Lavender Oil (1 drop), mix well in bottle and voila!!!

Water Spritz : Purified Water & 1 Drop of 100%  Essential Pure Peppermint Oil, mix and place in spray bottle, refrigerate when done using.

Am keeping it as simple as possible because simple works 😀 Below are pictures so you can see my hair from the beginning of this challenge:

Two Strand Twists

Two Strand Twists

 

 

Side View

Side View

 

 

Back View

Back View

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Well, thank you darlings for reading, will keep you posted with pictures & details each week to see how my tresses are doing. Take care girls!!!

 

´´Isle of  Azure´´

 

 

 

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12 thoughts on “My Natural Hair Journey – Protective Styling 1 Month Challenge – Part 1

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    • Sweet right, thanks doll which reminds me, gotta go do a length check 😀 do let me know of your progress, feel free to comment about how it’s going for you 🙂
      Smiles!!!

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