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DID MY HAIR GROW? #6monthsprotectivestylechallenge Results!

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Wagwaaann Nappyboo! Welcome back to the blog!

Yass Yasss Yas, many great things are happening! How have things been on your end? How are you thriving so far in 2018? Isn’t lit?! Its been crazy lit on my end and I’m still swooinng from all the choices, moments and experiences life continues to offer me. And for every single one, good and bad I am grateful! My nappy-trip to India was all sorts of crazy!

It’s definitely feels super amazing to back to fast and working wifi, clean streets, and space! oh sweet space. Have you been to India? If you have you can probably catch my feels, haha! India was crrrraaaaazzzyyy I tell you. My #3odaysinIndia Vlog series is releasing from the 1st of July on NappyeseTV so turn on notifications for my Youtube and Instagram posts!

WHY I THINK I’M A NATURAL HAIR NAZI

This post is dedication to my #6monthprotectivestylechallenge. It ended last month! 6 whole months of wearing my afro in Braids, Headwraps, Wigs and Low manipulative hair style. I loved all my hairstyles! They were simple and inexpensive. I think the most expensive ones were my long silver box braids.

 

RESULTS: 6 MONTH PROTECTIVE STYLE CHALLENGE

 

Here are the results;

 

6 MONTH PROTECTIVE STYLE CHALLENGE RESULTS

 

Before:

6 MONTHS PROTECTIVE STYLE CHALLENGE RESULTS

LENGTH CHECK 4C HAR

Length: 7 & 1/2 inches

 

After:

4C HAIR LENGTH CHECK 6 MONTHS PROTECTIVE STYLE CHALLENGE

LENGTH CHECK

Length: 9 & 1/2 inches

 

That’s about right. Hair grows on n average of 4-6 inches per year. In half that time (6months) I got my allotted 2&1/2 inches.

Check my previous post on my protective style challenge and see my progress from the beginning as well reviews of  products I used on this challenge

My 6 months protective style challenge

#6monthprotectivestylechallenge: 3 MONTHS UPDATE

Ya! so I definitely think I’m a natural hair Nazi. Watch my funny video below to see how I mean, its proof! haha I learnt a lot about myself making this video!

I also love protective styling, lazy natural for Life. I could protective style 12 months in a year even! Because I know it is the surest and easiet way to preserve nappy hair length and health.

I didn’t miss my Mushu one bit (lol..ok lies, but you get the gist) and the timing was perfect for India. I only shampooed and conditioned once in the whole time I was there.

Will you join me on the next protective style challenge?? Have you gone a protective style challenge before? If so, what were your results?

 

 

 

 

How NOT to Perm Rod on Short 4C HAIR. 3 common Mistakes to Avoid

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Watagwan Nappy Peeps!

Welcome back to the Blog.

I’m sharing today 3 common mistakes (almost) everybody makes when trying Perm Rod Curls for the first time on 4c hair.

For all my visual peeps. Click the video below to watch the full Perm Rod Tutorial. If you no get money for data ( isorrait) biko  scroll down and keep reading

 

 

Perm Rod Curl on Short 4C HAIR.

3 common Mistakes to Avoid

HOW NOT TO PERM ROD ON 4C HAIR. 3 COMMON MISTAKES -NAPPYESEWhen these 3 mistakes are  avoided, you are 99.9% guaranteed popping curls on your first perm Rod set.  Mushu and I have learnt to co-operate and slay after a minute battle. So I’m here to save you some stress

I tried 3times to get the Perm Rod Curls and Luckily got it right on my 3rd. Hence I will divide this lesson into 3 experiments( cos black hair is a science lol) and concluded with the mistakes&Lesson.

 

 

EXPERIMENT 1.

As I was JJC (Jolly Just Come), I was curious to know which product would best fit for perm rod curls. I styled one half of my Hair with the Taliah Waajid Curl Curling Cream and the other half with Lotta Body Foaming Muse.

My first and biggest mistake was taking down the rod when Mushu was not fully dry. (it is very easy to deceive yourself. This is not a rush rush hairstyle. It requires planning)

LESSON 1; Give yourself enough time for curls to dry before take-down

It turns out Curling Cream’s are not the greatest to Perm Rod with, leave them for the Bantu-knot outs. The Foaming Mousse was a much better option with perm rods for my 4c hair

LESSON 2; Use a proper styling product. Preferably a foaming Mousse.

Creme of Nature foaming mousse VS Taliah Waajid Curling Curl Cream for Perm Rod Curls

FOAMING MUSE VS CURLING CREAM

EXPERIMENT 2.

On my next try I went just with the foaming Mousse. This time using the Creme of Nature Argan Oil foaming Mousse. I got closer to winning but because I styled over the products from my first try, I didn’t get as musch definition as nearly possible. That was my 3rd mistake.

LESSON 3; Start out Perm Rods on clean Damp/Dry Hair.

PERM ROD ON SHORT 4C HAIR

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EXPERIMENT 3.

On my 3rd try, my mistakes were clear and I finally managed to get Mushu to pop some Perm Rod curls for Afro Punk.

PERM ROD CURLS ON SHORT 4C HAIR

In Summary:

  1. Make Sure you Start out on Squeaky Clean Dry/Damp Hair. If you do the LOC wait a day or two for your hair to absorb and dry out the products. You can apply a light oil to protect you hair over that.
  2. Use proper styling product. Preferably a foaming mousse. Not Curling cream Custard or gels
  3. Only take down Perm Rods when Curls are fully Dry. If you think your curls are not dry you are probably right. Wait a few more hours or use a dryer.

 

These are the 3 steps I stick to that  can guarantee me almost perfect perm rod curls. Of course every individuals hair structure is unique, but differences to these rules would only vary a few decimeters apart.

Bonus Tips:

-When you Wrap around on the Rods, just wrap straight up. You don’t need to twist or roll it to create the Curls

-Make sure all the ends of the hair is fully covered first when wrapping. DO not layer the hair on on spot on the rod. Start wrapping from one side to the other and spread the hair all over the rod. This is will help with drying time and also prevent the curls from clumping.

 

HOW TO PERM ROD CURL ON SHORT 4C HAIR

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That’s it for today. Thanks for reading through my crazy formula and science report. lol

Cassshh you on the next post.

Have you tried Perm Rods curls before? What was your experience?

 

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