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Winter Protective Style Regimen




Here is my winter protective style regimen. This post supplements the video above, so please watch the video in addition to reading this post.

Wash Schedule:

• Frequency - I wash my hair every two weeks (or once a week if my scalp gets itchy).
• Cornrow Removal - I unbraid each cornrow and thoroughly comb out all of the shedded hair. If you do not remove the shedded hair before you wash, your hair will get tangled and matted.
• Shampoo - I shampoo three times. First, with diluted clarifying shampoo. Then twice with diluted moisturizing shampoo.
• Deep Condition - To save time, I mix my reconstructor and deep conditioner together. I apply and comb the mix through my hair, then deep condition under my hair steamer for 40 minutes.
• Leave-in Conditioner - I use a liquid and creamy leave-in and comb them through my hair.
• Drying Technique - I let my hair air dry hanging down, with a silk scarf wrapped around my neck.
• Edges - I apply a heat protectant and flat iron the hair I leave out. Although I have a lace front wig, I use it like an instant weave. For me, this looks more natural than having the wig sit on my forehead.

Daily Care:

• I remove the wig at night and spray the cornrows with braid spray mixed with Infusium 23 leave-in. I seal with either coconut oil or castor oil.
• I comb the wig daily to remove tangles. I do not apply any product to the wig. 

I have a different regimen for the Spring/Summer seasons and will update my regimen when the time comes. 

Please let me know if you have any questions in the Comments section.

10 comments:

DeBre' said...

Hi Kibibi!
I know you posted this a few months ago, but I am a recent subcriber of your YouTube channel and blog. =) YaaaY! Anyway, my question is: how exactly do you dye the lace on your wig? I tried to look up "AJamericanDiva" on Youtube, but I couldn't find her. :(
Since autumn is right around the corner, I want to step up my protective styling. Last winter, I was having trouble covering the lace. By the way, I am transistioning from my relaxer & I found some really cute curly half-wigs...now I need to find some curly lace wigs.
Thanks so much!
LaTashia DeBre'

MsKibibi said...

I used RIT dye to dye the lace.

DeBre' said...

Okay, thanks! I assume you just turned the cap inside out and dipped the lace in a bowl of water w/ the dye? Am I correct?

MsKibibi said...

Yes, that's right. Keep in mind that the wig had synthetic hair, so I'm not sure how the dye would affect human hair.

ladyequus said...

As summer sun was fading my rhemy hair
wig, I colored it black with Perfection 10 by Clairol. It turned out incredibly soft and shiny. However, human rhemy hair can be a
disaster in untrained hands. MsKibibi
when you use Rit dye on synthetic hair, do you use hot, warm, or cold
water? With your gorgeous hair, I can't imagine you wearing a wig.

Anonymous said...

What type of braid spray do you use?

MsKibibi said...

I used hot water per the RIT dye instructions.

BRX Braid spray.

Anonymous said...

Hello Ms. Kibibi!!

You stated that you use the braid spray mix daily and that you seal your hair. I was wondering how you sealed your hair while it was still cornrolled? Thanks for your help!!

Anonymous said...

I think your regimen makes total sense. How do you attach the wig in front? Do you use glue or tape? or just pins. I'm going to buy a wig soon and I need some direction. :) You should make a detailed video of how you attach the wig.

Anonymous said...

Hi! I'm a first time visitor to your site and a soon to be subscriber of your youtube channel. =) I was wondering if you had any suggestions for winter hair protection for those of us who choose not to wear wigs. I don't have the money for them and I'm not a fan of weave or wigs to begin with because they break my hair out. Thanks for your suggestions.

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