Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Bagging my way

If you are wondering...."What is Bagging?", then let me give you Bagging 101.  Bagging hair is the process of moisturizing hair without the process of washing it. It requires you to apply essential oils to your hair and covering your head with a plastic cap.  It's quite as simple as that. This process can be done any time of the day, but most people do it overnight.  It sort of gives dry hair that needed moisture boost.

I decided to bag my hair differently this time to see if I get it even more moisturized.

My process...
Instead of applying oils, I made a solution of water, a little Silk Element Luxury Conditioner, and a few drops of jojoba oil.

I sectioned my hair into six parts.  One part was for my bangs because I just love wearing my bangs.. LOL!

Working through each section, I sprayed the section of hair with the water + conditioner mixture, tied it down with a scunci cloth hair tie, twisted that section and created a bantu knot. This is so as to stretch my hair for the two strand twists style I will be doing later.

 I covered my hair with a plastic cap and tied a scarf over it.. Night-Night!

Morning after....
My hair was a bit damp in the morning. I think I might have over -drenched it with my water + conditioner mixture.  It did however feel so soft.  I was thrilled that even my new growth was so moisturized and not super oily like in the past when I bagged with oils.  I love that! I decided to undo the bantu knots off each sections so as to get the hair to dry faster. 

Stying time...
I decided to style my hair in small two strands twists.  It took me about 2 hours to twists. Still working in sections from the overnight bagging, .....
  • Apply a little Cantu Shea Butter Leave-in creme to each section. By the way, Cantu Shea butter on my wet hair leaves it feeling weird! but on my dry hair... feels great!
  • Using only fingers, take a small section of hair (enough for pencil-width twists), apply Shea Moisture Curl Enhancing Smoothie to the new growth. Massage it into the hair and also to the relaxed hair.
  • Two-strands twist hair and apply my mixture of shea butter to the ends to keep it from unraveling.

Drum roll............

 Have you tried bagging your hair?  Share your experience.

Final words...
The key thing to remember is that when you have dry hair, it is hard to retain hair growth because to do so, hair has to be moisturized to reduce breakage and promote growth.

1 comment:

  1. I am looking forward to giving this a try for my dry hair.