Friday, March 9, 2012

Hair Length Goal for 2012 and my Braid Regimen.

So for my 2012 goals; I mentioned that I wanted to achieve armpit length hair or (APL) as it is affectionately called in the hair forums. I am currently at shoulder length (SL) or a little past SL when my natural hair is stretched. I haven't straightened my hair to get an accurate measure but it is SL. I'm guessing that I need about 6 more inches of hair to reach APL.


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I plan to protective style 100% of the time this year. LOL I will probably let it out on weekends here and there but honestly my hair retains length better when I leave it alone. Styles that last for a week or more are my strands best friend! I will be wearing buns, updo's and braids. I will probably start getting braids before this month is over and continue with them until around October with short 1 to 2 week rest periods of wearing a lose bun. During the rest periods; I will also do hot oil treatments. deep conditioner treatments, protein treatments and etc. Whatever my hair needs at the time. I will also follow my braid regimen.

Braid Regimen is as follows: 
Infusium 23 leave in (Use as my daily Moisturizer)
A natural oil to seal (jojoba oil, coconut oil, olive oil, or castor oil)  I also like Doo gro oil
ORS Herbal Cleanse Dry Shampoo to clean my scalp between washes.
I sleep on a satin pillowcase at night so no need to tie these braids down with a scarf.
I do a full wash whenever my hair and scalp tell me it needs it but normally wait at least 3 weeks when hair is first braided.
Get perimeter rebraided every 4 weeks(This timeframe may change; right now I am playing it by ear and also going by when my braider said to get the perimeter re-done.)
 I normally keep braids for 12 weeks at a time or roughly 3 months.
When wearing cornrows or twists I wear them anywhere from 2-4 weeks depending on the style.


Toodles,

Annitra01

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