Friday, August 21, 2009

Countdown to MBL ... Let's Grow!

A new series documenting my journey to longer, healthier hair. It'll take coconut oil, twists, low manipulation, and internal health to get there! I've got 30 weeks.

WEEK 1/30

The coconut oil prepoos seem to be working well already. My ends feel stronger than before I started them. Twisting on dry hair has also decreased my knotting and tangling.

I joined a twist challenge that starts in September. It will give me the motivation and accountability I need to maintain this protective styling routine. The challenge should also be loads of fun!

This Sunday I continue my new weekly washing routine so that MBL can be a reality in thirty weeks:

- Prepoo with Coconut Oil for 20 minutes
- Wash with Creme of Nature (green bottle)
- Condition with V05 for 5 minutes
- Rinse 80-90% of the conditioner out
- Seal with Coconut Oil and homemade Whipped Shea Butter mixture
- Airdry
- Re-twist (big twists) on dry, stretched hair the next day & wear for the week
*EDITED: I now retwist every 3-4 weeks

I normally detangle with a comb 1x a month or so, but now I'm aiming for a no comb routine. We'll see how that goes.

This Sunday I also need to restock on wild salmon, red lettuce, and carrots.

4 comments:

  1. What's in your whipped shea butter mixture? I'm mixing shea butter and coconut oil right now, with a few essential oils. I'm getting my ends trimmed tomorrow, so I'll be on a quest to retain some length after that. Good luck with your challenge! I'm going to check back periodically.

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  2. Lets know how the no combing goes.
    If this routine goes well for you does that mean no more DCing?

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  3. @ Marilie: Just shea butter and safflower oil. Your mix sounds really good! Thanks and good luck with the trim.

    @ Anonymous: Will do! Yep, no more DCing if it goes well. Since the whipped shea butter and the coconut oil are natural conditioners, I think they'll be sufficient ... but we'll see.

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  4. hey girl -- finally I am checking out the blog more regularly -- you got some great stuff here! I will be adding you to my list of blog strolls :)

    I want to come on board the MBL train!! Will update when I transition out all these teeny braids!

    Lina40

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