Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Bradeloc Log #3 - First Official Shampoo

Since I installed the bradelocz (braidlocs) in my hair, I've been trying to figure out how to keep my scalp clean. I've always had issues with and an itchy, dry and flaky scalp, so keeping my scalp relatively clean is very important. I initially tried the wig/stocking cap method. I couldn't really get to my scalp, so that didn't work like I had anticipated. I then found the herbal cleanse. Now, I really like it, but my scalp was dirty in a couple of days. In the mean time, I had placed an order for some Taliah Waajid products. The 'Moisture Clenz' was among the items ordered. I eventually used the Moisture Clenz, and initially liked it. I think I must have manipulated my hair a little too much because I still had to retwist the majority of my hair. Not a big deal!
As the week went on, my scalp became itchier and itchier. (Is that a word?) Anyway. I just couldn't take it anymore! Since I wasn't really doing much due to a chronic sinus infection/allergies/bronchitis, I decided to braid and band my braidlocs. This took forever because I am VERY slow! Anywho.....I shampooed it with my diluted Nappylocs shampoo and tea tree oil, then topped it off with an ACV rinse. I still don't feel like my scalp is quite as clean as I want it, but it sure is better! Today, after taking down the braids, I have nice wavy, curly braidlocs (and I didn't have to retwist)!

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Bradeloc log #2 Pictures! (or picture!!!!)

Being a curly girl makes things a little easier.......(when it comes to unruly hair days with baby locs!) They're still all over the place! BTW, I hate these pictures!

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Bradeloc Log #1

It has now been just a little over a week since I installed bradelocz in my hair. Let's just say that this week alone has proven challenging. I gave the rundown of my first morning with bradelocz in a previous post. Things since then have been a bit challenging but not quite as much. These are the things I've learned in my first week with bradelocz.
1. Patience WITHOUT FRUSTRATION is a virtue.
2. Just let my hair "do what it do"!
3. Despite the suggestions of others, honey with aloe vera gel and almond oil is not the best medium for retwisting roots.
4. Oh, and don't twist the roots so often. ( I only did this because I had to wash my hair. It was unbelievably itchy, and I just couldn't take it anymore :-))
5. Don't be so self-conscious about what it looks like at this stage.

Pictures coming soon........