I am adopting LadyPanialo's reggie.. Deep Moisture Method, Wig and ALL for 12 months!

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  1. sheba1

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    Anybody wanna come with me? LadyP is the first person to inspire me so much that I immediately braided my hair into a zig zag up the back of my head and got real serious about wigging it for the next 12 months. I combed all through her recent thread TWA to Hip Length in 4 yrs and her TWA to MBL in 3 years and all throughout her LHCF Blog Entries for clear explanations about exactly what she's doing to retain every inch of her luscious locs. She has been an inspiration and example of what real commitment can do!

    From what I gather, LadyP does the following:

    - Hair braided in circle with the "Deep Moisture Method" (description to follow)
    - Braids are left for 1 to 2 months
    - Shampoo and DC weekly while still in braids
    - Moisturize and seal as needed while still in braids
    - Sleep with satin bonnet
    - Hard protein every 6 to 8 weeks after braids are removed (essential, according to LadyP because of Deep Moisture Method)
    - LadyP's vitamin regi: "Vitamins for the Hair, from Puritan's Pride, gelatin, garlic oil and Vitamin E"
    - LadyP also does henna treatments but I'm not sure how frequently. I'll be replacing these with ayurveda tea rinses while braids still in.

    Deep Moisture Method Description:

    :wave: For those of you joining in with LadyP's Deep Moisture Retention Challenge, please answer the following questions:

    What is your PS of choice?
    Are you natural or relaxed?
    What are you using for your DC of choice for the deep moisture method?
    What are you using to seal before braiding?
    What are you using to wet your hair before DC is added?
    How will you moisturize and seal while PS is in? What products?
    How often will you wash? What method? What products?
    What will you use for your hard protein treatment? and how often?
    What else might you add to reach your goals?

    Here are my answers below:

    What is your PS of choice? I am wigging it but I may also sew it up
    Are you natural or relaxed? I am a 4a/b natural
    What are you using for your DC of choice for the deep moisture method? I used lacio lacio intensive conditioner mixed with a moisture conditioning balm knock off that I'd souped up with some MSM and wheat germ oil
    What are you using to seal before braiding? I sealed with coconut oil
    What are you using to wet your hair before DC is added? african royal braid spray (it's got silk amino acids and wheat germ )
    How will you moisturize and seal while PS is in? What products? african royal braid spray and coconut oil
    How often will you wash? What method? What products? amla/brahmi tea and conditioner cowashes twice a week
    What will you use for your hard protein treatment? and how often? aphogee two step every other month
    What else might you add to reach your goals? I am spritzing my scalp before cowashes with a tea, msm and aloe mixture to combat shedding. I also take garlic and hair vitamins.
     
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    Re: I am adopting LadyPanialo's reggie.. Deep Moisture Method, Wig and ALL for 12 mon

    :stop:****Very Important**** :stop:

    For those of you that will be following LadyP's regimen please please remember to remove all shed hair after wearing any braid style for an extended period of time (one to two months). Remove shed hair before wetting or washing loose hair after take down.

    Whew! Glad that we've got that covered :grin:

    Ok my friends! I'm adding here a challenger list and any other info you think we might need to make this support/challenge thread as helpful as possible.

    These are the ladies that will have strong and supple tresses by this time next year:
    Aggie
    Babyt87
    Bride91501
    CaroleMelanie
    Cartelise
    Chiquitita
    Dejaomare
    Distorted Barbie
    Duchesse
    EMJazzy
    Evallusion
    Fancypants007
    Firstborn2
    Gibsongal
    Hajazs
    Itsjusthair88
    KaramelDiva1978
    Littlepinksies09
    Lolita1987
    Luvmesumhair
    Miss.Phi
    Ms.mimi
    Ms.Wilson
    Mscolwhite
    Nasdaq_Diva
    NikkiQ
    Nucienuce1
    Nzeee
    Optimus_Prime
    OsnapCnapp!
    ParagonTresses
    PositivelyRadiant
    Poutchi
    pureebony
    Silenttullip
    Smwrigh3
    SouthernStunner
    Starofsouth
    Stella B.
    Transitioning?
    VirGoViXxEn
    Yaya24



    Feel free to PM me if you need to be added to this list. And post pics at will, should you decide! I'm going to post a pic the end of December as it is one year out from the last time I straightened in 09.

     
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    Re: I am adopting LadyPanialo's reggie.. Deep Moisture Method, Wig and ALL for 12 mon

    I thought I was the only jocking her reggie girl u might have a partner but I don't know about keeping the braids in that long because of my scalp
     
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    Re: I am adopting LadyPanialo's reggie.. Deep Moisture Method, Wig and ALL for 12 mon

    This sounds interesting, especially the deep moisture method. I wish I knew how to braid.
    Good luck!!!
     
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    Re: I am adopting LadyPanialo's reggie.. Deep Moisture Method, Wig and ALL for 12 mon

    im in ! I ordered some half wigs yesterday after seeing her progress !
     
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    Re: I am adopting LadyPanialo's reggie.. Deep Moisture Method, Wig and ALL for 12 mon

    What do you think? Rebraid every couple of weeks? I don't think that would be a problem.

    Oh no, NaturalMane! I wish we were closer and I could keep you braided up :hug2:. Would it be worth going to a professional, do you think? It only costs about $20 here to get my hair braided that way. I'm actually thinking of going to a professional because the braids are a bit firmer.
     
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    Re: I am adopting LadyPanialo's reggie.. Deep Moisture Method, Wig and ALL for 12 mon

    I've been doing this while transitioning and retained 5 to 6 inches at 10 months post. Then I did the bc. I don't do the deep moisture treatment. Is it something u rinse out or leave in.
    Eta. I now do single braids since my hair isn't that long & I can access my scap better.
     
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    Re: I am adopting LadyPanialo's reggie.. Deep Moisture Method, Wig and ALL for 12 mon

    Nice! Which ones did you scoop up? I was thinking of getting a couple of half wigs for the begging of the braid cycle so that my braids can peek out at the front. And then switch to a full wig after a couple of weeks for the duration.

    This is the wig I'm rocking right now:

    http://www.blackhairspray.com/product-p/mdlmm704.htm

    It is so cute! I get compliments on it all the time and it works perfectly with my hair braided upward in the back.
     
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    Re: I am adopting LadyPanialo's reggie.. Deep Moisture Method, Wig and ALL for 12 mon

    I think this is an excellent idea! I like the thought of doing single braids too.
     
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    Re: I am adopting LadyPanialo's reggie.. Deep Moisture Method, Wig and ALL for 12 mon

    Sounds like a great reggie. Too bad I have an install in and probably will continue to do so til the end of the year. Might have to adopt this one for next year. Hmm...
     
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    Re: I am adopting LadyPanialo's reggie.. Deep Moisture Method, Wig and ALL for 12 mon


    cuteee. I am in love with Modu Anytime TM 162 so I ordered a couple more of those. I'm in love with LF's but i'm scared that I won't like how they look on me :-( . I'm such a scaredy cat . lol .
     
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    Re: I am adopting LadyPanialo's reggie.. Deep Moisture Method, Wig and ALL for 12 mon

    You know I've been thinking it could work with a self install if I keep the install for 2 months. i could put the braids on top of the deep moisture method. moisturize, etc while braids in, hard protein treatment every 2 month in between installs. If I do it, I'm thinking I'll use the indi afro curl hair in 14 inch.
     
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    Re: I am adopting LadyPanialo's reggie.. Deep Moisture Method, Wig and ALL for 12 mon

    Low manipulation is definitely the key to retention. I have seen it with my own eyes. DH's hair grew about 3 inches in 6 months.

    I paid $10 to get my hair cornrowed a few weeks ago. A young girl, about 18, did them for me (craigslist). I had her add some bulk hair to each braid to make them more firm. I asked around my area and it's $30 for cornrows. I refused to pay that much since it was the base for crochet braids and not braids that I intended to wear out.

    I am definitely going to use wigs & crochet braids to gain some length. I have over 20 wigs/half wigs & some ponytails (about half of them are for sale now on the Exchange Forum).

    WIGS FOR SALE
    http://www.longhaircareforum.com/showthread.php?t=496850&pagenumber=

    Will you keep a photo journal of your progress?
     
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    Re: I am adopting LadyPanialo's reggie.. Deep Moisture Method, Wig and ALL for 12 mon

    Well that's a great idea, going to the young lady from craigslist :yep: Your wigs are lovely!!!

    If I document, I'll have to straighten my hair this month. I really need to because I haven't seen my hair since December of last year. I'm also in gear to do a hard protein this month. I haven't done one in ages.
     
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    Re: I am adopting LadyPanialo's reggie.. Deep Moisture Method, Wig and ALL for 12 mon

    now you got me thinking about changing up my whole game plan. dangit sheba!
     
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    Re: I am adopting LadyPanialo's reggie.. Deep Moisture Method, Wig and ALL for 12 mon

    I would love to see your hair. I did not realize you had not straightened since December!!

    The only issue with the craigslist braider is she was way uptown. I want to find a reasonably priced braider in Brooklyn.
     
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    Re: I am adopting LadyPanialo's reggie.. Deep Moisture Method, Wig and ALL for 12 mon

    Come on girl! Let's switch it up :yep:

    Yes lady! It's been a minute :drunk:

    Ohhhh we gotta find you somebody close!
     
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    Re: I am adopting LadyPanialo's reggie.. Deep Moisture Method, Wig and ALL for 12 mon

    I know LadyP loves her some Kenra MC. What products are you ladies going to use?
     
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    Re: I am adopting LadyPanialo's reggie.. Deep Moisture Method, Wig and ALL for 12 mon

    Is the deep moisture treatment rinsed out?
     
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    Re: I am adopting LadyPanialo's reggie.. Deep Moisture Method, Wig and ALL for 12 mon

    OMG girl... now you've got me looking at wigs! There goes my paycheck. :) I might have to try this though.
     
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    Re: I am adopting LadyPanialo's reggie.. Deep Moisture Method, Wig and ALL for 12 mon

    Count me in. I BCed 2 weeks ago.
     
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    Re: I am adopting LadyPanialo's reggie.. Deep Moisture Method, Wig and ALL for 12 mon

    :curtain:

    :blush3: My ears are burning! :hiya:

    I'm really touched that you ladies think enough of my hair to want to try my reggie. I hope it works as well for you as it has for me.

    If you don't want to leave your braids in that long, it's no biggie. Some people's hair starts to lock up if they leave cornrows in that long! :eek: :pullhair: If you are doing lots of washing/DCing etc to your cornrows, you shouldn't leave them in that long. Once they start to look like they might be getting matted, take them down and redo them is my advice to you. 4-6 weeks is the longest I'll leave them in, sometimes I take them down and redo them earlier.

    I leave the DC in with the Deep Moisture Method. I don't rinse it out. Of course, the next time I shampoo my hair, the DC is getting washed away, but by that time my hair has made good use of it lol.

    I also used to do single braids, but I found that gathering them all up and arranging them was a bit more hassle than I liked. Your results may vary.

    The core aspects of the reggie (Deep Moisture Method used during cornrowing, hard protein between installs, low manipulation) could be adapted for weaves. Weaves just don't work for MY hair but if they work for yours that's cool.

    Nope. Not rinsed out. People always have trouble with this concept lol, because it is different from what most people do.


    ETA: Oh yeah, henna. I try to henna every 2 months or so... sometimes it ends up being more frequent then that but usually it ends up being LESS often then that. Especially when I have stuff to do and get busy. I used to use only henna but then I felt the color was too red for my liking and I started doing indigo. After I rinse out the henna, I indigo.
     
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    Re: I am adopting LadyPanialo's reggie.. Deep Moisture Method, Wig and ALL for 12 mon

    I'm on it! I've been wigging for about 6 months now and plan on doing it for at least another full year..prolly 2. I redo my braids about every 2 weeks though, if longer, my hairs feels too snaggly when I take them out. After I use up some of my excess products which may take a while, I'll be using Humectress as my main moisturizer. I have a list of wigs that I'm going to be ordering soon!
     
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    Re: I am adopting LadyPanialo's reggie.. Deep Moisture Method, Wig and ALL for 12 mon

    I'm considering it. I plan on getting a LF though.

    I do have my eye on some hair from Halley's Curls though..we shall see. I'm going to try to find someone to braid my hair up for the LF. I just dont' want them looking at my crazy when I pull out my tub of DC from my purse :look: lol.


    Regardless of which route I take (LF or Weave) the braids will be left in for up to 8 weeks. The last weave I had, I didn't take out until week 10, and I had no matting.

    eta: and before I forget. LadyPanialo told me to ditch my wig caps..so I'm going to start that too. I noticed my ends were popping off everytime I take that thing off!
     
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    Re: I am adopting LadyPanialo's reggie.. Deep Moisture Method, Wig and ALL for 12 mon

    What do you mean by ditch the wig cap? Do you mean the stocking cap underneath? What made your ends break?
     
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    Re: I am adopting LadyPanialo's reggie.. Deep Moisture Method, Wig and ALL for 12 mon

    Nylon wig caps are NOT your friend!!!! They dry your hair out, break your edges AND snap off your ends.

    I use a stretchy weaving cap to hold my "tail" in place. I either put the wig on top of that if it's hot, or put a satin cap or silk scarf when it's cool. If it's really cold, I will put the silk scarf (pure silk) under the stretchy weave cap, followed by a nylon wig cap- this is because my silk scarf is not black. It's blue with colorful flowers. I don't want it to show through, so I put the nylon wig cap on top because it's black and can camouflage.

    Now I have some other black caps that I use instead of the nylon one though.... such as a men's black satin wave cap.

    The take-home of this rambling post is this :lachen: Nylon wig caps should NOT touch your hair. Ever.
     
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    Re: I am adopting LadyPanialo's reggie.. Deep Moisture Method, Wig and ALL for 12 mon

    Okay I think I'm gonna give it a try with my sew-in!
     
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    Re: I am adopting LadyPanialo's reggie.. Deep Moisture Method, Wig and ALL for 12 mon

    Basically :yep: Everything she said!

    Yes, the stocking cap is officially going in the trash! No matter how well I keep my hair moisturized/sealed/oiled etc..as soon as I take my wig off (heck the combs pull too), then the stocking cap..I hear 'poppin' of my ends getting snapped off due to the wig cap. Every time I wear that wig (2-4x a week) cap, I hear that noise and it makes me cringe every time.

    I'm trying to keep my retention on point! My goal is/was MBL for Dec. 31, 2010 and I don't think I'll get there. So..I'm starting a proactive approach now, before it's too late. :yep:
     
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    Re: I am adopting LadyPanialo's reggie.. Deep Moisture Method, Wig and ALL for 12 mon

    I'm a natural that wears wigs all the time and I am WL... here is my progress within a yr from wearing wigs [​IMG]
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    If u are natural I would be careful with half wigs b/c of the blending!! Lacefronts are great!!

    GOOD LUCK LADIES!!
     
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    Re: I am adopting LadyPanialo's reggie.. Deep Moisture Method, Wig and ALL for 12 mon

    I think her regimen sounds phenomenal, plus you would save a lot of money on products. I have a friend who wears wigs, and I tried to get her to adopt this regimen. She won't listen to me, though.
     

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