I took my braids out! Read about the process

By Good Hair & Beauty Diaries - Thursday, March 21, 2013

I decided to remove my braids a few days before the end of the Grow With Me Protective Style Challenge ended. The challenge was for 8 weeks and I decided to end at 7 1/2 weeks. I had a few events to attend and my braids were way too fuzzy!

My braids 4 weeks into the challenge
The Top Bun was my go-to style
I removed my braids very carefully and I made sure I had enough time to do it. This isn't a process that you want to rush through. You can seriously damage your hair if you don't take your time. I de-tangled each section with a wide tooth comb and then with a small tooth comb. Getting the shed hair out is my main focus, otherwise, the hair will matt during the washing process. I pre-pooed with some coconut oil and got ready to wash my scalp.

Right after pre-pooing with coconut oil
Excited about washing this head of hair
I clarified with Organic Root Stimulator Creamy Aloe Shampoo once. It really gets my scalp clean without making it tight and itchy. Love this stuff! I did a second wash with Mizani True Textures For Natural Curls Cleansing Cream. Stay tuned for this review very soon!


I proceeded to a protein deep condition with Chi Deep Brilliance Silkeratin 17. I love this product and I'll be keeping this in the rotation until I find something better!

I rinsed my protein treatment out after 30 minutes and proceeded with my moisture deep conditioner immediately afterward. I always follow a protein with a moisture to prevent breakage. I used Mizani True Textures Curl Replenish for 30 minutes and rinsed. Read my review of this product very soon on Good Hair Diaries.

I moisturized my hair with Mizani True Textures Moisture Stretch Cream and styled with Mizani True Textures Perfect Curl Defining Cream Gel. Stay tuned for the product review!



I applied both products to my damp hair in sections. I was sure to finger comb the products through my hair carefully allowing the curls to define and clump. I allowed my hair to air dry completely and the results are below.
My curls were well behaved for a night out on the town

This is what my hair looked like hours later

Curls Upclose

Lots of shine and good definition

Attempting to show how thick my hair is. I will reveal what I've been using
So happy to have my curls back after 8 weeks of protective styling


Stay tuned for a length check very soon. I want to see if I've gained any length since my second big chop at the beginning of the year. Straight hair here I come and then I'm back in for another 8-week hair challenge. Let's retain some length ladies!



Have a Good Hair Day and remember to Love Your Hair!!!






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7 comments

  1. I have to admit I fell off the challenge the last two weeks and I am going to start another challenge in the next week or two. I'll do a length check in another month. My mom is trying to get me to get a wash and set at tje dalon because we'll be attending church this weekend. I know they are going to flat iron and use a blow dryer so I'm going to go with MY arsenal of products inclyding a good heat protectant!!!

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    1. Good luck at the salon, Jennice. Take your products with and don't be afraid to tell them exactly how you want things done. Give your hair a lot of TLC before and after ;)

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  2. I have to admit I fell off the challenge the last two weeks and I am going to start another challenge in the next week or two. I'll do a length check in another month. My mom is trying to get me to get a wash and set at tje dalon because we'll be attending church this weekend. I know they are going to flat iron and use a blow dryer so I'm going to go with MY arsenal of products inclyding a good heat protectant!!!

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  3. Does the defining hair gel work on 4C hair and will it loo like your hair after.

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    1. Hi Karabo, everyones hair is different. You have to try products to find out if they work. All type 4 hair is not created equally. Thanks for the comment!

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  4. Beautiful! Did u do twist outs? The curls are nicely defined.

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    1. No, I just applied the products I spoke about in this post in sections to my damp hair. The definition is from the products. Thanks for the comment!

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