- Clarify Z’s scalp by doing a mild Baking Soda rinse (1 Tablespoon of Baking Soda per cup of warm distilled water).
- Last month was our first time implementing this rinse. Although I did not have any complaints about the rinse as far as noticing any ill effects such as extra dryness of the hair, I have not come to a definitive conclusion as to whether we should keep this rinse in Z’s cleansing regimen. Therefore, I will try it again this month to see how well the rinse cleanses her scalp after removing her current style later this week.
- I plan to do a
n overnight30 minute deep conditioning treatment following the Baking Soda rinse
- After rinsing the conditioner, I plan to do an ACV rinse (1 Tablespoon per cup)
Seriously. I love this look! I cannot believe this was achieved using yarn. I have seen other pictures of yarn braids/genie locs a few months ago on the Chocolate Hair and Vanilla Care blog but never considered back then about trying the style on myself (plus I had less than an inch of hair on my head at the time as well). I have watched several YouTube videos yesterday to get the gist of how to achieve this look, and I found the video, Yarn Locs Tutorial by ForeverRikk, most helpful in breaking down the process and giving me the boost to proceed with the yarn extensions.
I am aware from these videos that I need to be prepared to give up a good 15-20 hours of my time installing them myself. I figure I will start tomorrow night and finish my head over the course of 2-3 days after putting Z to bed. I will see how this process goes. Nevertheless, my hope is to be completely done by Wednesday. Once installed, I would like to keep them in for 6-8 weeks, redoing the front, edges, and back as needed. I am super excited about this style especially since I did a few practice locs to determine how long and thick I would like them to be. I will post more about my process and plans for this protective style in the next post.
What are your hair goals/plans for the month? The year?