My first successful attempt at baggying

Baggying my ends in a bun

 

     Hello everyone. Sorry for the long silence: I’ve been extremely busy. I’ve been trying to build a new website for an e-store. I was going to have someone do it for me but I wasn’t happy with the price and besides, I felt I could do an okay job. I’m 7o% through and hope to launch before the month’s end. I’m sure you’ll like the look of it. Anyway, how is everyone? If you’re doing the Healthy Hair Bootcamp, how have you been faring? I was so tempted to use heat on my hair because I love how silky my hair feels like when I do. However, I resisted the temptation because that would set a bad example. By the way, guess what I did yesterday? I did my first successful baggying!!

     What is baggying you may ask?  Baggying is simply wearing a plastic bag or shower cap over your hair for a minimum of 2 – 3 hours. You can either baggy your entire hair or just the ends by wearing the cap over your ends only.

     You can choose to apply your moisturizer before wearing the bag or not. I didn’t apply any moisturizer because I figured that I didn’t want too much moisture. Besides, the bag was going to make my head produce some natural heat  and release moisture in the process. When I took off the cap 4 1/2 hours later, I was pleasantly surprised at how soft and moisturized my hair felt (almost like I had just deep conditioned it). It wasn’t wet, just very mildly damp.

     When I first started my hair journey in 2010, I tried baggying but it always left my hair feeling mushy and even led to breakage (I guess because it was over-moisturized). I’m glad I decided to try it again because this is one way my mentor, Hairlicious, maintains her length. Read her article on The Truth about Baggying.  

     When you take off the shower cap, you then seal in the moisture with any oil/butter of your choice. I sealed afterwards with Safflower oil. I really love how it turned out and will definitely include this is in my regimen from now on, maybe twice a week. This will probably reduce the need for mid-week conditioning. (My husband says I spend too much time on my hair  so I’ve had to cut out mid-week washes and do them only occasionally). Talk to you guys later.

Dr Fomsky 

About the author
Dr Fomsky

Nigerian-born Dr Fomsky is a God-lover, a wife, a mom of three and a medical doctor by day. She is very passionate about hair, skin and weight management. Since she had babies, she's been struggling to keep her weight and her tummy down!
At night, she likes to read books, write blog posts and leave comments on other blogs. She lives in Paris, France and is also the author of Solving your relaxed hair breakage book
ABOUT DR FOMSKY'S
HAIR TYPE: 'Texlaxed' hair, High porosity, Fine hair strands, low to moderate density
CURRENT LENGTH: Between shoulder and armpit length
LOVING: Argan oil for sealing, Brown Butter Beauty Love Deep conditioner, Shescentit Blueberry Co-wash conditioner and Hairveda Red Tea Satin Moisturizer
LONG-TERM PLAN: Trim off bone-straight ends (6 inches left) over time

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2 Comments to My first successful attempt at baggying

  1. […] Baggying – Putting on your moisturizer and then applying a plastic bag over the hair to trap the moisture in. You can do a full head baggy with a plastic shower cap or just the ends using a small sandwich bag. If you have dry damaged hair and/or dry ends, this might be good for you. […]

  2. […] Baggying – Putting on your moisturizer and then applying a plastic bag over the hair to trap the moisture in. You can do a full head baggy with a plastic shower cap or just the ends using a small sandwich bag. If you have dry damaged hair and/or dry ends, this might be good for you. Dusting – This is doing a very light trim on your hair by cutting only 1/8 to 1/4 of an inch. […]

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