Hello ladies! Many of you are preparing in some manner for the Thanksgiving holiday tomorrow – to those who are journeying to another destination, I wish you travelling mercies. I also realize how many L4L readers do not live in the US therefore it is business as usual. So, what shall I do? Talk about hair, of course! I randomly decided last night to go ahead and take down my weave. I did film parts of it and if the footage can be compiled into some semblance of order, I will be sharing next week. Cross your fingers because I feel like I was all over the place with it, lol! Anywhoo, I removed the extensions, oiled my cornrows extremely thoroughly using my new Grapeseed oil by Napa Valley (loveeeee, I can say with certainty that the “gourmet” oil makes a difference) and unbraided being sure to unravel the cornrows completely and remove shed hair along the way. I shed much more on the sides of my hair than in the back (I think it was due to smaller braids and more tension on the sides) but overall for about 5 weeks, I did not see a lot of shed hair. Although examining each strand was impossible, the cursory check I did do showed little broken hairs also. *happy dance*
Not bad, right? I prepooed overnight with the grapeseed oil, clarified with Chi Clean Start and deep conditioned with Parnevu Hair Mayonnaise. I am currently sitting under my Pebco hooded dryer with my hair straight down (using a new leave in by Naturelle), blogging from my phone trying to figure out what I am going to do with it. I plan to wash and deep condition again on Sunday (I have a lot of build up around my front edges for some reason) and have it rebraided for my Ten Minute Hollywood Sew In next week. In the meantime…I will probably be bunning it. Oh, I pulled a piece down in the back and it hit my bra strap. I didn’t take any photos, nor did I even look at it in the mirrow; just knowing I definitely retained growth is good enough for me! I will be trimming with my next touch up so we will see where I stand then. Thanks for reading! Have a fabulous day.