Regimen + Goals
My go-to protective/low manipulation styles: buns, braid-outs and halfwigs. In 2012 I want to start experimenting with more heat-free styles. I air dry most of the time and flat iron for length checks only.
I'm currently midback length (MBL) and actively working towards reaching waist length by my graduation in mid-2012.
Saturday, 26 November 2011
I just got them put in tonight. I would take a pic but they're not the pretty cornrows like Ciara's pictured above. They're the quickly and loosely done ones, ones that scream I don't-care-how-they-look because I'm-gonna-put-a-halfwig-over-them-anyway cornrows. Looking back, these things did help with length retention despite my detangling mishap earlier this year.
Here's the winterized cornrow reggie:
1) Shampoo as needed
2) Lightly oil ends daily
3) Massage scalp daily to stimulate blood circulation and growth
4) Baggy on non-wash nights
I left out some of my own hair in the front to blend. The only thing I need to buy is a straight halfwig. I have a curly one already, but I'm sure I'll want a change. As for how long I'll keep these cornrows in for...at least 2 weeks. Max 3!
EDIT: It's been about 2 weeks and I'm still in the cornrows :) I had to re-do the back because it was coming loose. Other than that it's all good. I want to leave them in for a few more days.