HOW TO SLEEP WITH & TREAT SUPER DRY HAIR!
My natural hair is longer than it has ever been. I have struggled with hair loss over the years but I’ve finally found a system that works for me. Washing & Conditioning: Once a month or each time I take out my protective styles I deep condition my hair with Salon Care cholesterol Cream Conditioner. I take the cream and fully saturate my hair and scalp with the product, cover my hair with a disposable plastic cap and put my heating cap on for 30 mins and wash my hair. Cholesterol is great for adding moisture to dry damaged hair. I use ogx - Coconut Miracle Oil Shampoo & ogx - Coconut Miracle Oil Conditioner . These products are amazing! They smell great and add much needed moisture to my hair leaving it looking shiny and healthy. Hydration: I add castor oil to my scalp every day and put it on my hands when I am twisting my hair for bed to add moisture and shine to my hair. I apply it from roots to ends of my hair about once a week or when I notice my hair starting to get dry. Castor oil promotes hair growth, repairs split ends, controls hair loss and helps to thicken hair. Sleep: When I am wearing my natural hair I will twist my hair before bed about 2 times during the week. When I twist my hair i wear a head scarf to protect my hair and keep everything in place. In the morning I will untwist my hair, separate the strands and use a wide tooth comb to fluff the roots. On nights after my initial twist out I will put my hair (untwisted) in my Grace Eleyae Satin Lined Cap. This protects my hair from friction when I sleep and helps my Hair retain moisture and shine. I also use a satin pillow case in case my scare or cap slips off while I am sleeping so that my hair is protected for friction damage. I use the one from Organic Olive Oil Root Stimulater. Protective Styles: This has really helped my hair to grow. I don’t keep my natural hair out for extended periods of time. I am also straying away from wigs because they can take moisture from your hair and the friction between the wig and your hair can cause breakage. When I get my hair braided it usually lasts 1-3 months depending on the style. Cornrow styles last about a month and box braids and twist last closet to 3. When my hair is in braids I put castor oil on my scalp every day or when my scalp feels dry. #CherieCreator
ogx-Coconut Miracle Oil Conditioner
How to Care for Your Box Braids
If you have thick, curly hair, chances are you may have tried box braids, or a different type of protective style. However, there is a lack of education on how to maintain your box braids, as well as your hair underneath! Keep reading for my tips and tricks. 1. First, make sure to sleep on a satin pillow case or wrap your hair with a satin scarf every night. Especially if you have lighter box braids like I do, this is important because the hair can get frizzy and look unkept over time. A great option is the /kit·sch/ - Black Satin Head Scarf or /kit·sch/ - Leopard Satin Pillowcase 2. Use a mousse every morning to maintain frizz. Especially if you’re wearing your braids completely down, and you’ve already had them in for awhile, you can use a mousse to control the frizziness! You can also apply it before you go to bed and before you wrap your hair in a scarf. I use the aussie - Sprunch Mousse & Leave-in Conditioner With Jojoba & Sea Kelp for Curly Hair 3. Stay away from chlorine as much as possible. Chlorine can really frizz your box braids and make them become knotted or gummy. Nobody wants that! The best way to prevent this is limiting or completely eliminating chlorine exposure to your hair. 4. Oil your scalp!! It’s important to make sure you are nourishing your scalp and hair while in a protective style. I use the MAULI - Grow Strong Hair Oil to make sure my scalp is never dry and my hair stays nourished!
/kit·sch/-Black Satin Head Scarf
My go-to braided style
This pulled-back, partially braided style has been my go-to look for a while. It is pretty simple. While I normally have 4C, thick, natural hair, but with synthetic wig is none of those things. What do you need TANGLE TEEZER - The Original Detangling Hair Brush : I actually have the purple one. scünci - Conair Matte Black No Slip Grip Bobby Pins Step 1: Brush out your hair until smooth. Step 2: Take a small section and braid leaving about an inch of hair at the end. (This will help it blend more with the hair at the back.) *Repeat this until you have four braids on each side. Step 3: Pull braids to the back of the head and secure them with the bobby-pins. (I used black pins to make them more visible, but I would normally use a brown one for this hair color.) Step 4: Brush the nonbraided hair again. Final step: Live your life.
scünci-Conair Matte Black No Slip Grip Bobby Pins
Favorite Braided Knotless Styles 👩🏽🦱
Having braids is fun but doing different styles with them even makes them more fun to have! I like to try new styles with my braids once they are a week old. I do want to get into more eccentric styles and experiment a lil bit but these 4 styles will do ( for now lol) When i’m doing my styles I like to oil my scalp and refresh it a lil with my sulfur 8 - Medicated Anti-Dandruff Hair and Scalp Conditioner Original Formula & head & shoulders - Instant Soothe Scalp Elixir These styles are quick and fun and spice up an already fun and easy hairstyle!
head & shoulders -Instant Soothe Scalp Elixir
Embracing My Natural Hair 🌳
Growing up, from media to “friends” in school, I felt insecure about my big, frizzy hair, so I fried it with various hair straighteners and relaxers. I spent a lot of time with damaged hair throughout high school, until I cooled it on the straightening in grade 12. That year, I would mostly wash and go and throw my hair in a messy bun, from which my curls would peel out just a little. I remember one time we were watching a french film in class, and a white actress had a head of red curls, and one of the girls in the back coughed “pubes”... I felt so discouraged, but realized this girl also had naturally curly hair that she would straighten everyday & that women have been putting themselves down for too long. As I was entering university, I leaned more and more into being comfortable with myself. At first, I relied on boxed braids, but then each time between getting my braids done, I would see my hair grow a little more and figure out ways to style it. By the time I’d get my next set of braids, I would miss my curls a little more and more. The year I had eczema on my neck, I had to stop wearing braid extensions for an indefinite amount of time, so I learned a lot during that time, such as twist outs and how the state of my hair often correlated with how I’m feeling emotionally. The first pic is taken at the end of high school, I look a bit frightened, still not fully smiling with my teeth. My hair is straightened. I’m trying to be something else really. The second pic at the end of uni, I’m flourishing, I’m finding my way in life. Full smile, gums and all. My curls are bouncING! Here’s what I use: Pure Anada - Shampoo - Peppermint Rosemary - refreshing on the scalp - rosemary supports hair growth Pure Anada - Conditioner - Peppermint Rosemary - not as thick as I’d like, but pretty good for clean product calia - Organic Intensive Conditioner - a new product I’m trying - definitely thick enough for my hair - makes my hair softer - decent for detangling GRAYDON - Intimacy Oil - nourishing hemp seed oil - gives a nice sheen to the hair - smells good
Pure Anada-Conditioner - Peppermint Rosemary
Easy twist braids on curls 🌼
If your a lazy natural and would love to braid and or do protective styles to your hair but always end up with a wash and go then this is for you. An easy way to add a few braids to your hair without doing to much but it will look like you put in more effort that what you really did. Plus is a beautiful summer hairstyle to avoid having hair on your face. #CherieCreator #CheriePartner @cherie
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