I’m 9 weeks post surgery and need to take my Marley braids out. As you can see I have a lot of new growth after installing this hair on February 19th. It was supposed to be in preparation for my surgery but as you know the surgery was postponed, then 3 more weeks went by. I’m quickly approaching 3 months and feel strong enough to take it out. I took my aunt’s out the other day and she has a lot of new growth also. The process proved to be very easy, and here is a link showing how to take out the crochet braids. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gRJHwnRULmk
This is by far the best protective style in my opinion. I’m still getting compliments. I don’t know if I will do my whole head again because it’s about to be swimming season, and after the swim my hair has to be washed. Once I remove the hair, the plan is to apply a DIY protein treatment, and then start the maximum hydration method (mhm). However, I HAVE to make a batch of Moisturize Me before I take my hair out; I’m all out! This has never happened since I made my first batch last year. I’ll also make a large batch of Gel Me to complete the mhm. Yeah, this weekend I’ll be mixing and I’m so excited!
Throughout these 3 months I used my conditioner mix, Moisturize Me, and Grow Me (Oil) to replenish and nourish my hair at least 4 times a week. I have so much new growth that I have to wear a headband or scarf to cover it. It looks like my wig has been pushed back, lol. More importantly, I was able to try out my products on a long term basis. I brushed out and re-twisted my hair quite a bit of times, switching from large, medium to mini twists. I used a ‘weave’ brush (large/wide flat brush with plastic bristles). I apologize I don’t know the correct name of the brush but growing up, that’s what it was called or known as. Until next time……Shauntay