So here's an update... One month was not enough! I want to do this challenge justice and also use a lot of the product and in a month, I didn't do that properly. So I've updated the challenge to a new product line every TWO months. So hello September, and hello I'm still loving my Camille Rose Naturals! This month I'll be adding reviews of some of other products I'v been using in the line and also a look at different hair styles I'll try! Like this one! (Lots of curl maker and creme gel used here... And my Kinky Curly Yaki clip ins.
I did it! I wanted a little help in the length department. My last trim hurt my soul, yes my hair is healthy but I'm missing like two inches. But of course instead of just waiting for my hair to grow (like what 6 months?) I decided to get those two inches back plus some of course. I tried KinkyCurlyYaki clip ins 18" 220g. Yay its long, and thick but I like full coverage with minimal leave out and it doesn't quite do it for me.
I followed the instructions on cowashing the hair before you wear it (which you have to do) and also sealed the wefts to minimize shedding.
I got the 360 frontal and two bundles (12 & 14) body wave from Addictive Glam. I got it during the Black Friday sale so it was less than $200 total.
You have to wash the hair before you wear it, it feels like a film is over the hair and lacks that nice new hair feel when you unpack it.
I knew I was making a wig out of the hair so I didn't wash it first but decided to make the wig and highlight it, then wash the hair after.
After I washed the hair it was nice and soft! We shall see how long it lasts.
I've never tried this before but I've been reading about how to stop shedding and prolong the life of hair for weaves.
I read about sealing wefts. The product I used for this was Dritz Fray Check. It was $4.99 at JoAnn Fabrics. The point is to keep the hair in the wefts in a more secure way kinda like glueing it down. I've heard some use super glue or another seam sealant but I like this one because it's clear.
Super glue also wouldn't be flexible like the fray check it would be stiff and probably make it hard to get a needle through. I've also heard that others use fabric glue for this. Not sure which works better but I can tell you what I'm using.
I did both sides of the wefts and let the hair sit to dry. You want to have food ventilation because that stuff smells strong! 😷
Make sure to cover the area you are working in with plastic. You don't want to get the glue everywhere.
You also won't eliminate shedding. There will still be shedding when you brush and because of breakage but you'll save yourself some extra strands and heartache.
Okay I confess. I love weave! And I will also admit I stretch the times I wash my hair when I have weave… You know its just not the same after! A weave has a limited life and even worse once you wash it. But I HATE smelly hair and itchy scalps. Also that does nothing for the health of my natural hair :(. So in my years of wearing weave I had to find a solution! And of course after trial and improvement, I’d like to share it with you!
Here’s my solution for Aviyah Li’s weave potion!
All you need is: Castor Oil, Olive Oil, Rosemary, Peppermint, Sage & Lavender
Olive Oil: You don’t want to use many essential oils on your skin without a carried oil because they are often too concentrated and harm the body if improperly used…
Rosemary: Rosemary oil is a nourishing tonic for those who are bald or have thinning hair, according to Organic Facts.Net, because the oil has a stimulating effect on hair follicles. Graying hair and premature hair loss may both be improved with the regular application of rosemary essential oil. A popular ingredient in hair products, rosemary oil can be used in a scalp scrub to treat dandruff.Rosemary essential oil encourages hair growth, helps alleviate dry hair and is beneficial for helping eliminate dandruff and an itchy scalp. Rosemary oil should never be used during pregnancy as it very dangerous to an unborn child. Rosemary oil is an antioxidant, antibacterial and anti-inflammatory.
Peppermint: Peppermint essential oil stimulates blood flow to the hair roots, enabling the hair to receive the proper nourishment it needs to grow. Peppermint has a tingling effect on the scalp and this is what encourages blood flow to the scalp, contributing to the hair’s overall health.
Lavender: Lavender oil is a great protector for hair breakage! Lavender essential oil is known to promote hair growth. It is also used to treat severe hair and scalp conditions such as alopecia areata. According to a 1998 article in the “Archives of Dermatology,” a 7-month contro.lled study, conducted by the Aberdeen Royal Infirmary in Scotland, concluded that lavender essential oil is an effective treatment for the disease.
Sage: Sage essential oil is thought of as one of the best essential oils for clarifying the scalp. It helps cleanse impurities out of the scalp and works well with other herbs to provide healing properties for scalp conditions like psoriasis.
Take a small container with a dropper and fill it 2/3 with Olive oil, a tablespoon of castor oil and drops of the essential oils.
UPDATE: You can also use coconut oil (it's lighter) if you don't like the heavy olive oil or castor oil
Meet the Authors
Bowie & Aviyah are two "High Yellow" girls with curlz in a world of weaves, waves and witches.