Happy Thursday lovelies. Today’s topic is an important one if you have curly dry hair , have breakage, or simply just want to acheive longer hair and retain length. The baggy method can really give you the results you want but only if its done right. This particular hair care method works by helping to add moisture back to your strands and this helps to prevent breakage and encourages your hair to grow.
Now here’s how to do the ponytail/ bun and full head baggy method in order to get the results you want:
Combat dryness and infuse moisture to your strands by baggying your natural or relaxed hair. With regular baggying, you should start to see more defined curls, less dryness, decreased shedding, fewer split ends and overtime you should see longer hair growth.
Please note: If you have super dry hair, it will take a few weeks, even months to see drastic results, however, patience is key in order to get your hair in its best form and condition.
Recommended baggy time: Do this 2-3 times/week
When baggying just your ends
> Gather your hair up in a ponytail, focusing mainly on the ends, start applying hair oil to your ends.
> Moisturize your hair with a carrier oil such as olive oil, jojoba oil, grapeseed oil, coconut oil or if your hair is extra dry, use a thicker oil such as castor oil. (you can also add a few drops of hair stimulating essential oils such as peppermint, chammomile and rosemary essential oil for added benefits)
> If you’re experiencing hair breakage, add a bit of mayonnaise to your hair and leave the baggy on overnight ( this works best if done on wash day). Rinse in the morning.
> Place a small plastic covering over your ends, secure with a ponytail holder. Make sure to place the ponytail holder over the plastic bag, NOT on your hair since you do not want this tagging at your hair all night long.
> Remove the baggy in the morning when you wake up. Style hair as desired!
When baggying your entire head:
>Spray some vegetable glycerin mixed with essential oils all over your head
> Add a bit of shea butter deep conditioning cream ( or any other deep conditioning treatment) and make sure it covers all your strands.
>Place a plastic cap over your head and leave it on for 3-4 hours (you can do this on weekends if you have time constraints or have to be at work)
*Do not allow the plastic cap to stay on your head overnight since you are more than likely to wake up with a super sweaty head, major shrinkage and a messy pillowcase!
Moderation is Key
I do hope that the above explanation was able to act as a helpful guide in your healthy hair journey. Although the baggy hair method works great for getting your strands in tip top shape, its recommended that you do it with moderation. The recommended time is 2-3 times weekly (including weekends). If you’re thinking ”My hair would experience greater benefits if I kept my ends covered overnight for a whole week, what’s wrong with that?” The answer to this question is: ”Lots can go wrong if your hair is constantly damp and wet!”
Baggying for 5-7 days each week can harm your hair, so do not go overboard with your hair growth challenge by doing too much of a good thing. Avoid walking around all week with dampened ponytails or buns. It’s very important to allow your hair to breathe, this is how you’ll reap the full benefits of having less breakage, long hair growth, moisturized strands and overall healthy hair.
Words to live by: Do not allow breakage, split ends or heat damage to determine your hair journey.
Peace, love and wishing you a healthy hair journey!