Monday, June 17, 2013

Maintenance of Marley Twists


I am keeping my regimen very simple. I washed my previous extensions every two weeks, however, I am trying something new this time around. Since, I am only keeping these Marley twists for a month only, They will not be washed in the tradition way (wetting them and washing with either shampoo or conditioner). The reason is that water tangles up my natural hair so badly, that I end up with some breakage. Remember that hair sheds every day, and imagine having all that hair (50 to 100 per day multiplied by 28 days). That is a lot of hair meshed together, on my fine hair.


No wonder, I have breakage taking extensions out. It is not as bad as it sounds. I am usually very careful. The breakage is minimal but it still exists. My goal is to eradicate breakage completely when taking extensions out. After all, the purpose of installing extensions in the first place is to protect my hair.

So,now that I have expressed my reasons for a new regimen, here it goes:

Cleansing: I clean my scalp three times a week after doing my 6 mile run and working out. I use Diluted Apple Cider vinegar with a few drops of Tea Tree oil to clean my scalp. I usually use a cotton pad for this process. This really gets the dirt off my scalp.
Please ignore the Aloe Vera juice in the picture above. I meant to add water. I don't use Aloe Vera juice for cleansing. I use it to moisturize my hair.



Moisturizing: I spritz my twists with a mix of Aloe vera juice, Shea moisture Yucca and Aloe Volumizing conditioner ( I use it for the protein content, which is strengthening), and Tea Tree oil.

Sealing: Then I seal with a mix of Castor and Coconut oil. I also massage my scalp with the same oil mix.

That is it! I will be doing this for the next three weeks since I have gotten one week in already.

This is an experiment to determine what regimen is best for me when wearing extensions. I will do an updated post on the outcome.



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7 comments:

  1. One question please. Do you leave the aloe vera juice and shea conditioner in the hair after moisturizing?

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    1. Yes I do. It is a leave in conditioner mix:)

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  2. do you dilute the apple cider vinegar with water or with the aloe vera juice in the pic next to it? just because you said you were avoiding water...thanks

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    1. Sorry about the confusion. I made some corrections in the post.

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  3. Hi, I just found your page today...I really like the hair styles. Can you share the measurements. How much is used/combined of each product for the cleasing, moisturizing spritz, and sealing.

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  4. Hi...just found the site today...I love the hair styles. How much of each product do you use when making your cleansing, moisturing, and sealing regimens? I want to try them asap. Also, do you mix the products in containers?

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    1. Hi and welcome to my blog!
      I mix like a quarter cup of water with 1 teaspoon of Apple cider vinegar to clean my scalp. I use a small container for this. Fit moisturizing, I mix 1/2 cup aloeHi and welcome to my blog!
      I mix like a quarter cup of water with 1 teaspoon of Apple cider vinegar to clean my scalp. I use a small container for this. Fit moisturizing, I mix 1/2 cup aloeHi and welcome to my blog!
      I mix like a quarter cup of water with 1 teaspoon of Apple cider vinegar to clean my scalp. I use a small container for this. Fit moisturizing, I mix 1/2 cup aloe Vera juice with 2 squirts of conditioner in a spray bottle. I then seal with coconut oil or castor oil. I do not use water because it tangles up my natural hair.

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