Hair Diary: how I’m managing my hair during this Greenhouse challenge

Hair diary for Thursday 22nd November – Wednesday 28th November 2012

I washed and airdried my hair on Wednesday night/ Thursday morning.

Thursday night

Rubbed some grapeseed oil and then a satin cap on my hair and went to bed.

Friday morning

Did a simple bun

Friday night

  • Applied grapeseed oil to my hair. I had to stop using the coconut oil every day because it was making my hair hard. I will only use it on days that I want to wash my hair.
  • Wore my shower cap, then my hair bonnet and lastly a black beret.

Saturday morning

  • Simple bun

Saturday night

  • Spritz my hair lightly with rose water
  • Applied grapeseed oil to my hair
  • Followed this by applying Elasta QP mango butter to my hair

Sunday morning

Didn’t like how my hair felt so I combed though my hair in 4 sections (I usually comb my hair only on days that I wash my hair and on other days, I use my fingers like my comb)

Sunday night

  • Applied Salon Selectives Smooth & Straight Conditioner to my hair, wore a shower cap and then a hair bonnet on top of that and went to bed

Monday morning

  • Rinsed out the conditioner in the morning. I didn’t detangle my hair.
  • Applied my leave-in conditioner: Herbal Essences Touchably Smooth leave-in conditioner to my dripping wet hair and applied GVP silk remedy serum on top of this. I tied my scarf and didn’t bother to detangle. I’m telling you that although my hair was a little bit tangled when it dried, it felt very very smooth!

Monday night

  • Rubbed some grapeseed oil on my hair and gently finger combed my hair. Since I started the Greenhouse challenge, I have noticed a little more shedding and breakage than I normally do. I think it’s because I moisturize less with the Greenhouse effect. Secondly, I stopped taking my GNC Ultranourish hair so that I could be sure that any extra growth I experience is from the Greenhouse Effect.
  • Wore my hair bonnet then a shower cap
  • Wore a hair beret on top of the hair bonnet


  • Simple bun

Tuesday night

  • Applied grapeseed oil, tied a scarf bonet, wore a shower cap then a beret. I noticed a little breakage while finger combing. I was not surprised because applying oil to dry hair can cause breakage. I almost felt like dropping the challenge because of the breakage I have been noticing. I have however decided I will be spraying a little rose water on my hair BEFORE I apply any oil for the rest of the challenge period!

  Determining the cause of your breakage part 3

Wednesday morning

  • Simple bun

Wednesday night

  • Lightly spritz hair with rosewater. Rubbed some grapeseed oil on top of this. Wore two shower caps, then a satin hair bonnet and lastly a black beret. I used two shower caps because I really need my hair to steam up!

Thursday morning

Smoothened edges by tying them down with a scarf. My edges have started growing rather bushy: it’s embarassing!

  • Did a banana clip bun

I love banana clips: they are my go-to hair accessory!

About the author
Dr Fomsky

Nigerian-born Dr Fomsky is a God-lover, a wife, a mom of three, a medical doctor by day. Plus she owns a Nigerian-based online hair product store called Sizzelle.
Dr Fomsky is very passionate about hair, skin and weight management. Since she's had her 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 Alberta, Canada and is also the author of Solving your relaxed hair breakage book .
LAST RELAXER DAY: December 15th, 2016
BIG CHOP: January 14th, 2017
Natural Hair, Unknown Porosity, Fine Hair strands, Low to Moderate Density

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9 Comments to Hair Diary: how I’m managing my hair during this Greenhouse challenge

  1. lolade says:

    i noticed the extra shedding and breakage too.i’ld spritz my hair with a liquid moisturizer like you said,before applying oil.its just a little bump on the journey.i’m still in.

  2. Wonder says:

    Aha. I thought I was the only one with this experience. Definately using moisturisers now. I also figure the weather is another factor, its rather hot and dry now.

  3. Dabs says:

    Yeah applying just oil without moisturizing locks in dry hair, I need to update on wha the challenge entails but, I think it’s always best to moisturize then seal

  4. Ifai says:

    Wao, I’m touched by your honesty. Some other people might pretend all was well because they initiated the challenge. Anyway, I haven’t noticed any extra shedding, maybe because I only ‘greenhouse’ once a week. I have noticed some new growth too and my hairline is getting fuller. Hope I would be able to relax by the end of the challenge because I would only be 9 weeks post relaxer then.

    • Dr_fomsky says:

      Pretend? Then it wouldn’t be a hair journey! I try my best to portray the truth because I realize many people have challenges while trying to grow their hair. If I pretend, then they might get discouraged. I used to greenhouse only once a week and it worked great for me with no shedding.

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