Regimen + Goals

My Hair Regimen: I moisturize and/or oil my hair daily. As needed (usually weekly) I cleanse my hair and scalp with a moisturizing shampoo (or a clarifying one if there's build up). I do a moisturizing OR protein treatment with every shampoo. I stretch my relaxers 3-4 months.

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, 5 November 2011

Styles I plan to do when I reach WL

I saw this thread on BHM and it got me thinking about what styles I want to do when I reach my final goal. Here are the styles I'm planning on wearing when I reach waist length. I'm in no way "restricting" these styles for my final goal...in fact I'm experimenting with these styles now and I'm really enjoying my length. It's just that I think they will look even better at my goal.

Down and out:
- Huge braidout (basically re-create my favourite halfwig)

- Spiral curls with a clampless iron/curling iron
- Pin straight w/ center or side part

- Half up, half down

Protective styles:
- Fishtail braid
- 2 french braids on each side
- Massive braidout bun
- donut bun sans donut
- messy bun on the very top my my head

Just a few celebrity inspired

Kelly Rowland's rocking a weave but I think this can be re-created with a 1"curling iron

Can we just take a second to appreciate Keshia Knight Pulliam's hair? *le sigh*

Ashanti is rocking a weave too but this style can be re-created using a 3-barrel waving iron or a deep waver
Pretty....can be re-created by a braidout w/ gray perm rods on the ends


What styles are you planning to do once your hair gets longer??

9 comments:

  1. Hmm, I like the idea of this post :) Keeps you that much more motivated to get to your ultimate goal. Do you mind if I re-post this idea? =) (You will be credited)

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  2. Of course! You don't even have to credit me...I got this idea from BHM lol

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  3. Girl I got all my styles picked out. All kindsa fishbone braids and flippy curls and whatnot

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  4. Hmmm....I have thought about this before and other than my usual side part, middle part, half up/down, I like the middle part with a small braid on each side in the front secured in the back with the rest of the hair left down....I have been wearing that style a lot lately and the longer the hair the prettier it looks.... The thing I want to do the most though once reaching wl is to wear one long plait in back. Also the 2 plait Pocahontas look :-) But for the most part, I will simply just wear it down, straight most of the time and an occasional braidout.

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