Hello Dolls and Divas!
Today I want to talk about scalp care. I will share with you how I treat my scalp while wearing my protective style aka my weave!
In speaking with various women of all walks of life over the years I have learned that many women neglect their scalp which to me is very sad. The whole point of a weave is not only to try new styles or change up your own look but mainly to give your natural hair a rest. Some of us have damage and others don't. Without a healthy scalp you will not have healthy hair.
What I do is not complex but does take some time and dedication. I am happy to report that my hair has grown tremendously and is now shoulder length but very thin. I love the fullness and length of a weave and that's why I am addicted to wearing a weave lol! I just love it! Hair has always been my thing, for some women it's theirs boobs, lips, legs, booty or whatever but for me it's always been about my hair. I feel more confident when my hair looks good and it's like my security blanket. So here we go..................
Following a fresh perm and install I usually wait about a week before conditioning my scalp. When I do I use Dr. Miracle Follicle Healer Hydrating Oil I love this product because it's not too oily and a little goes a long way. Use just a few drops you don't wanna risk it getting onto the weave hair, if you can find someone to do it for you that would be best. I use a few drops about once or twice a week depending on if I feel the itchies or not.
Cleansing is very important if you don't have time to go to the salon once a week and sit under that dryer for an hour or more to ensure your natural hair is completely dry I have the solution!!! I hate sitting under the dryer---don't get me wrong I do it about once a month I'm talking about in between my professional washing of the weave and scalp. I use Organic Root Stimulator Herbal Cleanse Dry Shampoo once a week to keep my scalp clean and avoid the buildup of the oil. It's very easy you just pour a little and rub it in and dab with a clean towel or brush out excessive dandruff, but the trick is not to rub to vigorously or you will loosen your tracks so be very gentle.
Edges, edges, edges! Girls we have to always keep them on point or we may be asked this---
LOL I love this!! It's soo wrong but soo very true!!
As far as my edges go after a fresh perm all I do is moisturize with Dr Miracle Follicle Healer Pomade once a week as I don't wan't too much buildup on my edges. The great thing about this product is that it conditions my hair to protect my edges from damage and it's thick enough that the hairs do lay down nice and slick. Unlike many women I don't go for the edge control right away after a fresh install, I personally don't think it's necessary for my edges to have that wet good hair look, it's just not for me.I like to look as naturals as possible but not native! However after about two to three weeks I have my own remedy to make sure that my edges don't look native because as we all know that's just not acceptable lol! I don't like that glaze stuff that's all the rage. Here's why: glaze is nice when you first put it on but then after a while it gives your hair that wet and wavy look and not the sleek laid down effect that I'm looking for. It actually makes my edges go native sooner than planned because the hair is constantly wet and wavy. I prefer Organic Root Stimulator Olive Oil Edge Control again with this product a little goes a long way and it moisturizes the hair as it lays it down. This product must be tightly sealed at all times or it will dry out. I use a small amount with my medium bristle toothbrush and yes I have a toothbrush just for my edges! I bought it just for my edges it's not an old toothbrush I replace it every 3 months regularly. It's just soo much easier for my edges. I do this about once a week. Every night I use a styling strip you know the kind they use in the salon when you get a wrap set. I fold it in half and tie it around my edges to protect them at night. That way I'm not using my edge control every morning I only use it once a week if that. Again we want to avoid any type of build up.
Now when my edges do go native or get wet from either the shower or sweat (which is very acidic and damaging to our edges) I have discovered something that I will absolutely not live without!! I use my root straightener which I adore. First I put a small amount of my pomade, use the appliance and voila perfect edges!! I also use it to blend my natural hair with my weave hair. It works really well on all the beards of a weave--you know all that short hair that sticks out from the top of the weft. Watching a video it works well on closures too.
Well that's all I do to maintain the health of my scalp sounds like a lot but once you have a routine it's not that bad. Just please always take good care of your scalp. Remember to always put a sleep bonnet on at night or wrap your weave depending on your style. I personally have several bonnets, one for when I'm cooking cause who wants a weave that smells like food? One for sleeping and one for chilling. I'm the girl that if I'm not going out for the day then my hair stays protected in my bonnet. I usually take it off before my hubby gets home along with some lip gloss and put it right back on before sleeping. Who wants to come home from work to see his wife with a bonnet on? All of my bonnets are washed once a week. And no I don't have that dreadful black one that girls like to walk the streets with #ghettomentallity
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