|How to grow your REAL hair while wearing wigs (week 7)
This is week 7 of the series! This series seems to be flying by, and I know its because I have been really enjoying not having to do anything to my hair. Well, I have been having to shampoo and condition it, but as for styling I have not had to do that and that is the part that takes the most time.
|Yes, you can grow your real hair while wearing wigs!
For the past two weeks in a row (weeks 5 & 6), I have had my hair braided up without taking it down. When I have my hair braided by someone else, mainly my mother or one of my hairstylist friends, I try to keep it up for two weeks because it holds so well. When I braid my own hair it looks 3 weeks old. So, since my hair was up for two weeks, I did a deep conditioning treatment this week to ensure that it stays moisturized. First, I shampooed using the Silk Hydration by L. Jones Extreme Clean Shampoo. Since my hair was braided for 14 days, I wanted to get rid of any dirt, oil, and product residue that accumulated on it. The deep cleansing shampoo is excellent for that. Next, I wanted to start adding the moisture back in so I used the Extreme Moisture Shampoo. This shampoo has a lot of moisturizing agents, including liquid silk and powdered silk to give it that soft and silky feeling. Next, I deep conditioned with the Intense Moisture Treatment by letting it sit with a plastic cap (I really used a plastic bag but it served the same purpose so thats neither here nor there!) for about an hour. This treatment has SEVERAL different oils in it so once it was rinsed, my hair felt instantly super moisturized even while it was soaking wet.
|Wearing wigs should never be a requirement, only an option
Lastly, I sprayed it down with the Leave-In Conditioner to help detangle and add an additional layer of moisture. Now that my hair was fully moisturized, it was time to move on to the blow dry and braid up. After I blow dried my hair, I then braided it up myself (tragic) and put my wig cap on. The last thing to do was to put the wig on. So, in short, I always make sure my hair is properly moisturized since I know it will be braided up for at least 7 full days. I also oil my scalp, which I try to do at least 3 times a week.
Click on the video below to see week 7