The Universe delivered my Mushu and me from regression. For real for real! All my 3 months of protective styling could’ve gone down the drain with the rest of my 3 years worth of growth! Scarry?? You bet!
More of that gist in #6monthsprotectivestyle: 3MONTHS UPDATE
And this is how I delivered Mushu out of these box braids after 3month of protective styling
HOW TO DETANGLE 4C HAIR AFTER LONG PROTECTIVE STYLING
My ends were nicely finessing, but my roots were like bruh. Because new growth pushes the root and braids leaving your hair exposed. Dust, and Dirt, conditioner, oil.., lol you name it, all of this has coagulated to leave a nice chunk on tangle between your new growth and where your braid started. Do not be alarmed.
TOOLS FOR THE JOB:
NEEDLE WITH THREAD
SPRAY BOTTLE DETANGLER BOX
ESSENTIAL OIL MIX
TEAZER/DETANGLER BRUSH (can also finger detangle)
In the old days I wash boujee. Flash back to December Essentials: Natural Hair Things I am loving
Where I did the whole shabang after taking down my faux locs. But this time products used:
These days I still do the same things without the fancy coffee rinsing. And I probably also should have ACV rinsed, but eh, Lazy Natural problems neh. At least I used the detox shampoo
After my scalp massage, (READ 5 REASONS TO SCALP MASSAGE), I wet air and Depp-conditioned to loosen the knots. The next morning when my hair was softer and moisturized, I proceeded to take each fairy knot with the needle.
Check out this video showing how I detangle using a needle.
HOW TO DETANGLE 4C HAIR FROM EXTREME SHRINKAGE
I took about 3 detangling sessions to finally get all the shed hair out cos ain’t nobody gat time. If you can’t be patient enough to tangle each knot with each conscious breath please put it away and come back to it. My boo, there is a reason why headwraps exist other than to display beauty 😉 Just beware of your plastic cap slipping through you
I completed my wash and deep condition, and proceeded with a simple protein treatment. Mushu is back to normal.
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