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    Posted: Jan 22 2013 at 12:40pm
I was wondering if you ladies could advise me on something. I will be wearing my natural hair protected all in year in order to retain length. I was wondering if it was safe to use sew in extensions as my go to protective style?
I will be in back to back installs, 6-10 weeks each. My braid pattern will not be tight because i have a sensitive scalp. I will be washing every three weeks with shampoo and co washing weekly or as needed. I will have very minimal leave out just to cover the tracks so that I can wear the hair in a bun or ponytail. I will also get a protein treatment done every 8-10 weeks I ensure my hair stays strong.
Is this a good regimen for healthy hair growth?
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I wore a sew-in for a year. The only negative thing I can say about the sew-in is being that I had a leave out, that part of my hair became very brittal and eventually broke off and my edges thined because of the braiding. The rest of my hair that was protected by the sew in was very soft and curly. I used Tea Tree Mint Conditional (left it on all day) and washed with Morrocan Argan Oil Shampoo. Ultimately, I would call it a win-win. My next week, I'm going to get a lace closure to protect the front of my hair.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote sugabanana Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan 22 2013 at 12:49pm
It sounds good to me. Your doing the right steps while the hair is out. You just have to make sure you keep it moisturized. If that's your pic in your avi with the colored hair then you definitely have to keep it extra  moisturized. I found that using an Onion mask stops shedding. I was using the mega-tex for a while and kept shedding. I blended 1 onion and rubbed it all over my scalp and slept with a plastic bag over my head and I kid you not, not 1 hair on the comb. HTH.
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I appreciate the advice and support ladies!! I will be getting it done tomorrow... Trying to get to healthy APL by August 2013. Wish me luck!
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Sounds good to me! Sew-ins have been the best protective style for me. I've kept them in non-stop for over a year and I've experienced tremendous growth.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote shalafbabii Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan 22 2013 at 1:17pm
@appplebaum and @thebombdotkom do y'all have pictures of your hair growth with sew-ins?
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I didn't take before and afters. But I cut all my hair off January 2012 and By December it was shoulder length. I conditioned it. Let my hair breath for a week between weaves and kept going.
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@appplebaum wow! That's great .. Took me a year and a half to get to CBL but my regimen was thrown off so much by experimenting with my newly natural hair. I'm really trying to crack down and get on a healthy hair journey this year to see if I can gain another 6 inches or more.
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I totally understand. With the birth of my daughter, I could not manage my hair at the hair salon every week. So I decided going natural may be a little easier especially wearing protective styles.
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I'm going to try full sew ins for the rest of the year I just have to find some quality hair to invest in hopefully I can get to shoulder length by the end of the year right now I'm just at chin length :(
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