Since my style of choice for now is WNGs,
|Second Day Hair. I did not stretch my hair here|
which is so simple and easy on my hair (to be quite honest, I lose hair when I am doing protective styles cause my hair is so fine and it is hard for me to style my crown area). I am not saying I will never do protective styles again but this seems to be working.
Single strand knots seem to be the big issue for some naturals that wear WNGs, however,I have no issues with breakage and single strand knots as I always use a lot of oil in my leave-in conditioner and a little bit of oil once my hair is dry. I also stretch my hair sometimes when I want it to hang.
Besides WNGs, I will also be wearing twist out and braid outs styles with gel as my hair needs a little bit of hold. My gel of choice will be Flax seed gel as it is natural, harmless, moisturizing and has health benefits for my scalp.
The recipe I used to make my gel is as follows
2 cups of water
1/4 cup of Flax seeds
A tbs of Vegetable Glycerin
1/4 tsp of Apple Cider Vinegar (to lower the pH)
A few drops of essential oil of Lavender and Peppermint (preservatives)
If you want to see the video tutorial on making Flax Seed gel, check this one out by Napptural85
Consistency: Depends on the ratio of water to flax seeds. Mine was a bit on the watery side.
pH: 4.5 (USING MY RECIPE)
I did add Aloe Vera juice in my first batch and that made my hair flaky, my hair has never liked Aloe vera gel but loves Aloe Vera juice( I don't know why)
For more recipes on preparing Flax-Seed gel, click HERE
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