Well look at you coming over to visit me in blog land! Welcome! It’s either the video that brought you here or you ended up here and have not seen the video (no worries, I will post it below). As promised, we are going to get and keep out sexy on for 2012 and I am open to sharing all that I know and do with you.
Q: What is CoWash?
A: Conditioner Wash. This is when you do not use shampoo, but you wash your hair with conditioner.
Q: How often do you CoWash your hair?
A: When it is down and I’m wearing it out, every 10 days. If I end up braiding it up to wear protective styles, I condition before hand and will be braided for about a month and a half or two months and so will keep my hair oiled and condition upon take down.
Q: Whoa Philly wait, you stay braided for about a month and a half or two months?!?!
A: Yep! I make sure that my scalp stays properly oiled using either DooGro stimulating growth oil or One and Only Moroccan oil.
Q: Philly, did you use heat on your head during those 18 months?
A: No. Everything was air dry and natural styles – no heat AT ALL.
Q: Philly, can you use heat? Why didn’t you?
A: You can use heat, I would advise sparingly and that you know what you’re doing. I did not use heat because when I wore Sew Ins and left hair out, the heat stripped my hair and caused damage. The heat damage cannot be repaired, it can only grow out and be cut off. (THAT SUCKS WHEN IT’s IN THE FRONT!)
Q: Where can you get that big bottle of Mixed Chicks?
Q: What’s the name of the oil and where can you get it?
A: One and Only Moroccan Oil. I get mine from Sallys.
Q: Do I have to be Natural to grow hair?
A: No, you don’t have to. If you are getting relaxers, just be sure your beautician is properly timing your relaxers and not over processing. Once your hair is over processed…game over – thanks for playing.
As you follow along through the blog, I will continuously post a little of everything that hopefully you will find helpful. J Please be encouraged and I know that the Natural Hair transition is a big and sometimes scary step. My hair gave me the BIZNASS! (business). It is really thick and I have snapped quite a few combs and brushes as a result. Just to brush my natural hair back in a bun takes me 30 minutes to get it nice and smooth with no humps or bumps. The thickness also has made me snap quite a few hair ties because I am stretching them trying to get all my hair in the tie! OMG – ANNOYING.
I love to take a Sunday where I relax and watch a ton of movies while I give my hair some TLC. I will take a protein packet and put that in my hair with the conditioning cap. After the protein packet, I will put in the deep conditioner and put the conditioning cap on my head. I have walked around for hours and even taken a nap while my hair is conditioning. Once I wash it out, I ensure that I am properly oiled and will braid my own hair. (ENTER MS. CELIE BRAIDS) **Sings – Sistah, you been on my mind. Sistah – we’re two of a kind…Sistah, I’m keeping my eye on youuuuuuu – SO SHAKE YA SHIMMY!**
Okay, I’m back! Lol
As stated in the video, eating and drinking water I believe is key too. When I exercise my hair is braided up and under a cap.
ONE LAST THING! – Steam really works in keeping you conditioned and keeping dandruff down. I don’t know about you but when I work out really well or sweat my head itches like crazy! Be careful not to tear up your scalp by dragging your nails over it or using a rat tail comb to scratch. You can damage the scalp and cause some excessive shedding.
Well, that’s all for now –
This is Ya Girl, PhillyzJam and much more helpful than Siri! – Yeah, Apple – I said it!