Protective Style | Wig

Yay! I am into my first protective style of this stretch, even though I am a week late according to my regimen for this year, better late than never, right?

I decided to go with a wig, this is the 3rd time I have a wig on my hair journey, the last one I kept for 3 weeks because I missed my hair terribly as I had no access to it in the 3 weeks, absolutely 0! I couldn’t even moisturise and seal…long story.

So this time around I toyed around with the idea of having my hair in cornrows for 5 weeks or plaiting 8 single plaits and taking those down every 2 weeks to wash my hair. I chose to go with the single plaits as a start and see how that works for me. This decision was mainly because a) I would’ve had to go to the salon to get the cornrows done and b) I think the cornrows would have pulled my hairline. So that is how the single plaits won this round.

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This is what my hair looks like all plaited up from the back.

Like mentioned, I plan to keep the wig regimen for 5 weeks, I will wash my hair twice during this time where I will take down the plaits, do my normal wash day routine and plait my hair back up again. I plan to moisturise twice a day using my DIY moisturising spritz and I will continue with my hairline and scalp massages using my JBCO oil mix.

Today was the first day I wore the wig, I had a satin bonnet and a wig cap underneath it – I did get a bit of a headache during the day, it wasn’t too uncomfortable, but I definitely felt the tension. Tomorrow I will wear the wig without the satin bonnet and see if it makes a difference.

I can already tell that I am going to enjoy this wigging regimen because of the access to my hair in the evenings.

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