May/June GOC Update: StayWoo (#1)

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So, I’m quite late but, better late than never … right? Anywho … here goes it:

Hair
I kept my hair in yarn wraps for practically the entire month of May. I’m glad I invested the 17+ hours to do them because May ended up being TREMENDOUSLY busy!

Here are some videos that will explain how I prepped, maintained, installed and styled my wraps.

via GranolaHeads2010

Installation Video

(Yarn Wrap Prep and Maintenance video and Yarn Wrap Styles video )

My hair has grown about 2 inches since March and I have taken off about 1/2 inch (still damaged).

Since I’ve taken my wraps out, I have not kept to any kind of routine. Keeping a routine is hard to do in the summer because I’m a teacher and am “off” during the summer (really … I’m busier in the summer than during the school year).

I can say that I have been on the Curly Girl Method since the beginning of June. I don’t use combs or brushes. I’ve eliminated products with silicone or sulfates. So, here is my “loose” natural hair routine:

  • Prepoo: Tresemme Naturals and Olive Oil
  • Cleanse: DevaCurl No Poo (about once a week)
  • Deep Condish/Pre Poo: Nubian Heritage Indian Hemp & Tamanu Grow & Strengthen Treatment Masque
  • Co-Wash: Tresemme Naturals (whenever needed)
  • Moisturizer: Shea Moisture’s Curl Enhancing Smoothie
  • Seal: Shea butter whip (homemade)

I’ve been doing WNGs, twists and twist-outs. And, just recently, I’ve started braiding the sides up into a mohawk (I’m tired of the floppy sides…awkward!).

Health & Fitness
So, I’ve just recently started a business and have been really busy. When I can get to the gym, I usually do Power Yoga or a class called Body Pump (750+ reps over an hour). I have really started to see improvements.

I have also started going to a chiropractor, because I have had chronic allergies and migraines. I have to tell you … I really feel like a different person. I found out that I had arthritis in my neck, scoliosis in my lower back and a pinched nerve in my tailbone. I began getting adjustments immediately and am really glad that I did.

I think that’s it for now, although this ended up being a May/June update. I’m sure you guys don’t mind!!! Or do you?? :)

Talk to you guys later …

Stay

Check out Stay’s other GOC – The Sequel Posts here:

Initial Submission
April Update

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4 responses »

  1. I totally love the idea of yarn wraps! I have tried yarn braids and yarn twists on my daughter but the ends always poke out and I end up taking them down too soon to be helpful/protective styles. Thanks so much for sharing your technique too!

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  2. Pingback: August GOC Update: Cococrispecurl (#32) « hairscapades

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