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Baggying, am I the only one?

bleuyteuybleuyteuy Posts: 273Registered Users
Last summer I did a lot of baggying and I found that it really did speed up my growth process. I abandoned it and never did pick it back up til tonight. I will try to do this as often as I possibly can over the summer. I am currently waist length. Idk what comes after that but I'm hoping to gain at least 3 more inches this year but I'm pushing for 4 to 5.

I also have been protective styling a lot more than usual. I've been wearing nothing but a bun with a flat braid in the front. I take biotin, and msm for my hair (I initially started msm for a shoulder injury but its benefits for my hair are +++) and other vitamins and supplements.

Is anyone else baggying? I'm not trying to start a challenge here or nothin. I'm just curious.

I also really would like a grow out buddy.
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  • naturallylisanaturallylisa Posts: 79Registered Users
    I baggy too I mostly do it at night or if I'm staying around the house all day I'll baggy I hope I have as much success as you with the hair growth.
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  • KiaraaKiaraa Posts: 30Registered Users
    What's baggying? I've never of this method and I wanna grow my hair out pretty long :)
    3c/3b - Hair Goal: Grow curls to midback:love5:
  • Tripgirl3aTripgirl3a Posts: 201Registered Users
    I wanna try! Can someone show/ explain it to me? Thanks!
  • jesisi67jesisi67 Posts: 35Registered Users
    Ditto on the last to replies...

    Please explain bagging :)
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  • NinjaCookieNinjaCookie Posts: 99Registered Users
    I'm gonna start baggying! I do this after I wash and apply products to my hair. I think I will start doing this at night, and hopefully have some new growth by the time summer is over!

    Baggying is when you apply oil or a moisturizer/conditioner and put on a shower cap, then leave it in for a while. It is said to improve hair growth (:


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  • bleuyteuybleuyteuy Posts: 273Registered Users
    Thank you @ninjacookie I haven't responded to questions. I'm a horrible OP.


    I personally don't follow many rules exept for the bag. You gotta do what works for you you know? What I personally do is oil my scalp every 2 to 3 days. I switch off with baby don't be bald and an oil mix (thinking about adding sulfur). I either put my hair in a shower cap loose, in french braids, loose braids, or two strand twists, pretty much anyway. Ill used one or two shower cap and then I'll put a "do rag" or wave cap on to keep it in place. Sometimes I add my satin cap and/or a beanie on top so I can get my scalp to really sweat. I co wash every 2 to 3 days before I oil again.
  • ashleyjashleyj Posts: 30Registered Users
    Hey! You aren't the only one baggying. I had discontinued because i've been searching for a new oil to use. And, now im waiting for the chance to order it. Itake biotin and msm also. Although i stopped protective styling because i heard that it did more harm than good. Its been working for you? I used to get my hair braided at an African place because my hair is only short enough to really braid and not really tie up, sorry for asking a question in your question, but, do you know any good protective styles for short hair?
  • bleuyteuybleuyteuy Posts: 273Registered Users
    ashleyj wrote: »
    Hey! You aren't the only one baggying. I had discontinued because i've been searching for a new oil to use. And, now im waiting for the chance to order it. Itake biotin and msm also. Although i stopped protective styling because i heard that it did more harm than good. Its been working for you? I used to get my hair braided at an African place because my hair is only short enough to really braid and not really tie up, sorry for asking a question in your question, but, do you know any good protective styles for short hair?

    The only harm I can imagine the protective styles can cause is balding edges from braids that are too tight but when that's avoided it works out quite well. I wore weaves a lot when I first started my healthy hair journey but now I just do wash and gos or bun type styles.
    Wheb you say you have short hair how short do you mean?
  • ashleyjashleyj Posts: 30Registered Users
    When stretched at the side, it barely grazes my shoulder. It only has hang when it is wet
  • bleuyteuybleuyteuy Posts: 273Registered Users
    I'm baggying tonigt mostly cus I oiled and when I go to bed id like to avoid getting oil all over my sheets and pillow. So its like killing two birds with one stone for me so maybe oiling will help me be more consistent with baggying. Ugh I've really been slacking.
  • KeihsKeihs Posts: 435Registered Users
    I'm trying to grow out my hair too. I just got my damaged ends trimmed last week and I'm taking biotin, msm, and a b complex with vitamin c also. I'm gonna start baggying when I finish making my mix of olive, castor, coconut oil and other stuff, but I keep procrastinating!
  • puppitypuppuppitypup Posts: 115Registered Users
    I've been bagging for a while without realizing it had a name!! Lol! For about 2 months to be clear. I've gotten a ridiculous amount of growth.. Like 2 inches or so. I moisturize my hair with this mango/Shea butter mixture ( has loads of oils). Then i wrap my wet hair up in a microfiber turban and go to bed. I would love to be a hair growing buddy with you ! It's so much fun to see the growth.
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  • rmc2rmc2 Posts: 349Registered Users
    I do bagging too using extra virgin Coconut oil for my prepoo treatment on dry hair. I do this the night before my Cowash (about 3 times a week). EVCO is the best oil in terms of its hair penetrating capabilities. It helps reduce
    Protein loss, hair breakage and fatigue (compare hair to an elastic band that one keeps using and using until it looses some of its elasticity). Everytime you wash your hair, water makes hair swell and when it dries it "unswells.". Can't think of the right term now. Coconut oil minimizes the swelling and hence what I think is called hydral fatigue. Since I have been doing this my hair is so strong and I don't seem to see any hair shedding. EVCO is good for protecting hair protein. If you want a better moisturizing oil, you want to look for one that had minimal penetration because this means it stays on top or your hair (seals hair) and thus prevents moisture from escaping from hair. Sealant oils include sweet almond, safflower, grape seed, argan, olive oil (but it penetrates a bit more than the other ones i mentioned).
  • JohariJohari Posts: 673Registered Users
    I've only baggyed a couple of times I didn't know it was a method I just did it to sleep with conditioner on my hair.I haven't done it consistantly to tell if it helped but I'll give it a try.
  • DepressedCurlsDepressedCurls Posts: 836Registered Users
    I do this when i deep condition with my honey mayo oil and conditioner mix, once a week or two. I'm thinking about purchasing coconut oil and twice a week doing this. One day, my conditioner mayo honey oil mix...lol and one day a coconut oil mix. And bagging and putting my satin cap over it and doing it overnight. I think twice a week is reasonable. Do you guys? Is it too much, or not enough? I'm trying to do my conditioner mix for more so moisture and then coconut oil for more of a protein ish treatment. I'd love to start doing this to see if it works?

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  • rmc2rmc2 Posts: 349Registered Users
    Depressed curls

    Sounds good. I myself do an overnight prepoo with extra virgin coconut oil 3
    times a week the night before my Cowash (Monday, wednesday, friday). Then on Saturday after rinsing the prepoo and cowashing, I do a deep conditioner of about 1/2 hour under a shower cap and occasionally with some heat
  • redbreredbre Posts: 29Registered Users
    Could I ask where you ladies are getting your MSM? Thank you. :)
  • KilajoKilajo Posts: 786Registered Users
    I've purchased MSM from Walgreens, CVS and Kroger...
  • KeihsKeihs Posts: 435Registered Users
    Trader joe's had the cheapest for me locally for under $10 ($6-8 can't remember) for 100 capsules 1000 mg each.
  • redbreredbre Posts: 29Registered Users
    Thank you! :)
  • DepressedCurlsDepressedCurls Posts: 836Registered Users
    Does it make a difference how you put your hair up, under the bag? I do a bun, but should i leave it down or does it really matter?

    And if i start doing one treatment with coconut oil (vatika oil) a week, will it be protein overload? Because the products i use on my hair after i wash, 2/3 times a week, all have protein. Eco styler Krystal as my gel and vo5 or sm enhancing smoothie as a leave in.



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  • KilajoKilajo Posts: 786Registered Users
    Does it make a difference how you put your hair up, under the bag? I do a bun, but should i leave it down or does it really matter?

    And if i start doing one treatment with coconut oil (vatika oil) a week, will it be protein overload? Because the products i use on my hair after i wash, 2/3 times a week, all have protein. Eco styler Krystal as my gel and vo5 or sm enhancing smoothie as a leave in.



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    When I started using vatika oil, I baggied daily with it. No problems. My hair loves that stuff. I also used the SM curl milk...not really the smoothie. But my hair loves protein of any type.

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  • DepressedCurlsDepressedCurls Posts: 836Registered Users
    Kilajo wrote: »
    Does it make a difference how you put your hair up, under the bag? I do a bun, but should i leave it down or does it really matter?

    And if i start doing one treatment with coconut oil (vatika oil) a week, will it be protein overload? Because the products i use on my hair after i wash, 2/3 times a week, all have protein. Eco styler Krystal as my gel and vo5 or sm enhancing smoothie as a leave in.



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    When I started using vatika oil, I baggied daily with it. No problems. My hair loves that stuff. I also used the SM curl milk...not really the smoothie. But my hair loves protein of any type.

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    Well I've used these protein products unknowingly the past year and never had problems. So my hair must like protein. Idk, i think I'll use vatika oil once a week then twice and gradually see what my hair can handle. Did you wash everyday when using vatika oil to baggy daily? Since it is an oil..

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  • KilajoKilajo Posts: 786Registered Users
    Kilajo wrote: »
    Does it make a difference how you put your hair up, under the bag? I do a bun, but should i leave it down or does it really matter?

    And if i start doing one treatment with coconut oil (vatika oil) a week, will it be protein overload? Because the products i use on my hair after i wash, 2/3 times a week, all have protein. Eco styler Krystal as my gel and vo5 or sm enhancing smoothie as a leave in.



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    When I started using vatika oil, I baggied daily with it. No problems. My hair loves that stuff. I also used the SM curl milk...not really the smoothie. But my hair loves protein of any type.

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    Well I've used these protein products unknowingly the past year and never had problems. So my hair must like protein. Idk, i think I'll use vatika oil once a week then twice and gradually see what my hair can handle. Did you wash everyday when using vatika oil to baggy daily? Since it is an oil..

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    Yes I've always cowashed or washed daily. The longest I've ever gone without washing is 3 days and that's only if I've conditioner only styled, and it's exceptionally rare for me to go that long.

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  • DepressedCurlsDepressedCurls Posts: 836Registered Users
    Kilajo wrote: »
    Kilajo wrote: »

    When I started using vatika oil, I baggied daily with it. No problems. My hair loves that stuff. I also used the SM curl milk...not really the smoothie. But my hair loves protein of any type.

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    Well I've used these protein products unknowingly the past year and never had problems. So my hair must like protein. Idk, i think I'll use vatika oil once a week then twice and gradually see what my hair can handle. Did you wash everyday when using vatika oil to baggy daily? Since it is an oil..

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    Yes I've always cowashed or washed daily. The longest I've ever gone without washing is 3 days and that's only if I've conditioner only styled, and it's exceptionally rare for me to go that long.

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    Ah okay. I have bad build up problems and dandruff in the winter so cowashing is tough for me. I was thinking of adding a little tea tree oil to my co wash conditioner and using it daily like that? Or maybe a clarifying conditioner such as the kiwi and lime one from v05 i believe. So i can possibly baggy my hair everynight. Did you notice significant growth when you baggyed with vatika oil every day?

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  • KilajoKilajo Posts: 786Registered Users
    Kilajo wrote: »

    Well I've used these protein products unknowingly the past year and never had problems. So my hair must like protein. Idk, i think I'll use vatika oil once a week then twice and gradually see what my hair can handle. Did you wash everyday when using vatika oil to baggy daily? Since it is an oil..

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    Yes I've always cowashed or washed daily. The longest I've ever gone without washing is 3 days and that's only if I've conditioner only styled, and it's exceptionally rare for me to go that long.

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    Ah okay. I have bad build up problems and dandruff in the winter so cowashing is tough for me. I was thinking of adding a little tea tree oil to my co wash conditioner and using it daily like that? Or maybe a clarifying conditioner such as the kiwi and lime one from v05 i believe. So i can possibly baggy my hair everynight. Did you notice significant growth when you baggyed with vatika oil every day?

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    I don't get dandruff but I do get buildup on my scalp with cowashing (using TN) so I often switch it up and use the clarifying condish from V05-kiwi lime. I like it a lot for cowashing. I didn't really notice a lot of growth with vatika but my hair was super soft, well-conditioned and healthy. EVOO has the same effect on my hair- really soft hair.

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  • DepressedCurlsDepressedCurls Posts: 836Registered Users
    Kilajo wrote: »
    Kilajo wrote: »

    Yes I've always cowashed or washed daily. The longest I've ever gone without washing is 3 days and that's only if I've conditioner only styled, and it's exceptionally rare for me to go that long.

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    Ah okay. I have bad build up problems and dandruff in the winter so cowashing is tough for me. I was thinking of adding a little tea tree oil to my co wash conditioner and using it daily like that? Or maybe a clarifying conditioner such as the kiwi and lime one from v05 i believe. So i can possibly baggy my hair everynight. Did you notice significant growth when you baggyed with vatika oil every day?

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    I don't get dandruff but I do get buildup on my scalp with cowashing (using TN) so I often switch it up and use the clarifying condish from V05-kiwi lime. I like it a lot for cowashing. I didn't really notice a lot of growth with vatika but my hair was super soft, well-conditioned and healthy. EVOO has the same effect on my hair- really soft hair.

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    Hmm. Well health is just as important. Evoo makes my hair dry and gritty feeling. Kind of rough, idk why. ;/ but yeah winter gives me dandruff, but i think if i start oiling my hair and scalp at night, it'll help with that. I wish my hair would hold style better. I'd just do protective styles. But my hair resists every style i try and place it in.

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  • KilajoKilajo Posts: 786Registered Users
    Kilajo wrote: »

    Ah okay. I have bad build up problems and dandruff in the winter so cowashing is tough for me. I was thinking of adding a little tea tree oil to my co wash conditioner and using it daily like that? Or maybe a clarifying conditioner such as the kiwi and lime one from v05 i believe. So i can possibly baggy my hair everynight. Did you notice significant growth when you baggyed with vatika oil every day?

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    I don't get dandruff but I do get buildup on my scalp with cowashing (using TN) so I often switch it up and use the clarifying condish from V05-kiwi lime. I like it a lot for cowashing. I didn't really notice a lot of growth with vatika but my hair was super soft, well-conditioned and healthy. EVOO has the same effect on my hair- really soft hair.

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    Hmm. Well health is just as important. Evoo makes my hair dry and gritty feeling. Kind of rough, idk why. ;/ but yeah winter gives me dandruff, but i think if i start oiling my hair and scalp at night, it'll help with that. I wish my hair would hold style better. I'd just do protective styles. But my hair resists every style i try and place it in.

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    My daughter's hair hates evoo so I thought mine would too. But one day I thought what the heck and tried it. I had a lovely result. It's just so heavy and I have to use a shampoo to get it out (like castor oil) so I don't use it often.

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  • PRINCETONPRINCETON Posts: 872Registered Users
    I used to bag a lot and you're right about that sweating part.

    I'm going to use it as a detangling technique. By the time I take the bag off my hair will be so saturated and should be much easier to detangle.
  • DepressedCurlsDepressedCurls Posts: 836Registered Users
    That's what i do. Works very well. :)

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