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TweetzTweetz Posts: 3Registered Users
Hey everybody!!! I been natural for almost two years now. My hair was growing good until i bleached it the second time. Worst mistake ever. I had to chopost of my hair off ( almost starting from scratch). My ends are still blond but my hair is starting to grow back. I sewed hair in my head jus to protect it from any damage. I need advice or tips to keep my hair healthy, strong, and get my length back. HELP!

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  • TweetzTweetz Posts: 3Registered Users
    Typo: chop most of
  • lori.mattoxlori.mattox Posts: 210Registered Users
    I would say make sure you are keeping your hair as moist as possible, even with the protective style. I'm not sure how with that as I've never done a sew-in on my head. Suggestions elsewhere that I have seen are to spritz lightly when needed and/or daily. You can try oiling your scalp with castor oil- there is a winter castor oil challenge starting Dec. 1st on KinkyCurlyCoilyMe that may help keep you on track if that interests you.

    If you don't already, make sure you sleep on a satin/silk pillowcase, and/or tie up your hair in a satin scarf at night. Be gentle when you wash, and take breaks in between taking sew-in's out if you plan on putting them in again. While your sew-in's are out just again make sure to keep it moisturized, and make sure to trim your ends if they are in need. You may have to pay more attention to the blond ends than your regular color until they are gone.
    3C/4A Fine texture, low porosity, low/medium density? Trying CG since Dec. 2013
    Shampoo: Curl's Creamy Curl Cleanser or clarifying shampoo when needed.
    Co-wash: Curl's coconut curlada
    Deep Condition: Experimenting in the kitchen
    oil: flaxseed and coconut for treatments
    Styler: Tresemme conditioner, alone or mixed together with aloe vera gel
    Sealer: aloe vera juice
  • TweetzTweetz Posts: 3Registered Users
    Thanks for the tips; I will start moisturing my hair more often and use castor oil. I have one more question. If I deep condition 3 times a week, would this be replacing the moisturizing or not? I do apologize early if it is a stupid question, but I'm just curious.

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  • lori.mattoxlori.mattox Posts: 210Registered Users
    It's not a stupid question, and at least you were brave enough to ask. Deep conditioning would be replacing the moisture, but my first reaction is that 3 times a week would be too often. What you could do instead is make sure you get the right leave-in conditioner and oil or butter to seal your hair to use after washing, co-washing, and/or deep conditioning.
    3C/4A Fine texture, low porosity, low/medium density? Trying CG since Dec. 2013
    Shampoo: Curl's Creamy Curl Cleanser or clarifying shampoo when needed.
    Co-wash: Curl's coconut curlada
    Deep Condition: Experimenting in the kitchen
    oil: flaxseed and coconut for treatments
    Styler: Tresemme conditioner, alone or mixed together with aloe vera gel
    Sealer: aloe vera juice