Friday, September 21, 2012

2012 || Loo's Fall Regimen and Box Braid Love!

Not much is going to change in my actual regimen other than the ingredients for my Shea Butter Mixture.

SUMMER 2012: For the summer, it consisted of glycerin, aloe vera gel, honey, shea butter, olive oil, and coconut oil.  The glycerin and honey are both humectants and allowed for me to take advantage of the humid weather.  My twists would stay moist and supple for a week to week and a half.

FALL 2012: Since these next several months are going to be colder and drier, I am switching to a mixture of grapeseed oil, aloe vera gel, shea butter, olive oil, and coconut oil.  This combination will be thicker and act more like a sealant.  The plan is to apply this to freshly washed, damp hair or hair that has been spritzed with water.  This "sealant" will trap the water (moisture) into my hair.

Other than this change, I am toying with the idea of putting in box braid extensions for two months.  I want to retain as much length as possible for the remainder of 2012, and braid extensions have always been #1 (above my usual twists) for that.  However, I have not done them in few years because my hair has gotten so long.  I really want to try them, though, because the style is just so beautiful!!  We shall see.

So what are you changing in your regimen this Fall?

For my complete regimen, check the Regimen label above.  In the mean time, check out this tumblr site called "I Love Box Braids".  It's pretty sweet for some box braid porn.  Here's a snippet:


Nessa said...

Hi Loo, I currently have box braids in my hair now. I
Had them in for a month now and planning to have
them in for the next month. When I start the 1 in 3 challenge in october I will be starting with my box braids as a protective challenge.

Yes, they are beautilful!

Loo said...

Hi Nessa. Thanks for sharing! You sure do make them sound mighty tempting. Lol. With the fall and soon-to-be cold weather, box braids as a protective style sounds like the perfect plan.

I'm really, REALLY leaning towards putting some in! :o)

A Simple Thing said...

I'm in mini twists again, and hope to keep them until midway through October. Then onto bigger sized twists for the October challenge!

Loo said...

Hi A Simple Thing. I *heart* mini twists! Thanks for sharing. :o)

Nefertiti said...

Oooh, I LOVE "I Love Box Braids"! I follow it on Tumblr. It always makes me want to throw my styling plan(s) out the window and get box braids or kinky twists, instead.

Confession: Even now, I'm wondering if maybe I want some box braids for the 1 in 3 Challenge, instead of sticking to my plan to do headwraps and wigs... Gaaaaah! It's all your fault, Loo!

Loo said...

Hey Nefertiti. LOL! I accept full responsibility. :o)