Official greenhouse challenge announcement!
Last week in my post, Let’s just chat, I talked about having a Greenhouse challenge and a few people were really eager. In fact, some gals have even started the challenge already and sent me some pics.
What is the Greenhouse Effect?
It is basically applying a natural oil to your hair and covering your hair till it steams up naturally. “It helps to promote hair growth by creating a natural warm steamy environment that enables the natural oils from your scalp to come out and help your hair grow..it is also great for dryness because of all the moisture produced.”
I usually do it only once a week but I want to increase doing it to at least 4 times a week. To read how I incorporate the greenhouse effect into my regimen, please read HERE.
What is the process involved?
- Apply any amount of any natural oil of your choice (e.g coconut oil, olive oil, etc) on your hair. Sometimes, I spritz my hair with a little water before. That way, my hair is moisturized beforehand. Make sure you coat your hair tips too.
- Decide how you want your hair to be the next day..if you want curls, do twists, bantu knots or braids. If you are just rocking a simple bun, you can just cross wrap your hair or clip your hair up.
- Place a shower cap or plastic bag over your hair to lock in the moisture from your scalp’s natural oils and heat from your head. This creates a greenhouse steam effect during your sleep which is the best time for your hair growth in this case. You can do it for 2-3hours only if you don’t want your hair too damp.
- Place a head tie/scarf over your head & shower cap making sure that it’s nice and snug. For best results, you can also wear another hat over your scarf to help produce more heat.
- If you have a rollerset or flat ironed hair, you can do it the reverse way. Wear your scarf and then your shower cap before you wear the top hat. Leave this on for about 1 to 2 hours so that your hair doesn’t get damp or wet.
- In the morning, you may find that your hair is a bit damp from the moisture the steam effect created.
- You can do any of the following:
- blow dry it on cool setting,
- let it air dry a bit (about 15 mins) before styling,
- or go ahead and style it while it’s still damp and let it dry as the day progresses
- if your hair feels too oily, you can rinse off the oil and do a co-wash. Dry your hair.
There are 2 levels of the challenge and it will be open to everyone, wherever you are. I will just mail your gift. It will run from Monday, November 11th 2012 to Sunday, January 13th 2013.
- Level 1: You should do the Greenhouse effect once to twice a week. For the level 1 winner, I will give a bottle of Tropic Isle Living Jamaican Coconut Black Castor Oil
- Level 2: You should do the Greenhouse effect three to four times a week (this is the level I will be doing it at). For the level 2 winner, I will give one Hair Therapy Wrap Cordless Thermal Turban Heat Wrap
Don’t forget to send your before pictures to dr_fomsky(at)thesizzlingmommy.com. This is my ‘before’ picture:
- I will be using Tropic Isle Living Jamaican Coconut Black Castor Oil as my natural oil;
- On days that I don’t do the Greenhouse effect, I will just do my regular moisturizing and sealing; I might also apply Lavender Jamaican Black Castor Oil on my scalp if I feel like it.
- I will co-wash my hair about 2 times a week and/or when my hair feels too oily. I know some people might wonder how I co-wash so frequently: I will publish a post next week on Co-washing for busy women. Watch out for it!
- On days I co-wash, I will apply Tropic Isle Living Strong Roots Red Pimento Hair Growth Oil to my scalp while doing the Greenhouse.
I’ve also done a little video of how I do a simple cross-wrap on my hair and how I go to bed with the Greenhouse effect
So, who’s down?
For more info, visit the original Greenhouse effect/ Realqueens regimen website
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