Hey huns,
Oh yes, time for a wig update. I have rocked Keke for two weeks plus now (well, 3weeks by Saturday). I have been asked how I care for my natural hair now. In summary, every time I get back from work I fling Keke off my head and put her on the mannequin head/stand. I use my leave-in conditioner (in my hair regimen post I mention the leave-ins I swap between, watch out for that post) all over my plaits (which is plaited all going back) focusing on the ends of my hair and scalp followed by any oil I grab (trying to make use of my castor oil more lately – this includes my edges routine of course) and that’s it everyday. Before I sleep I tie my silk scarf, Wake up and pretty much repeat my moisturise and seal process and wear Keke. Simples! I have washed my hair twice each week to increase my moisture levels (with conditioner only for the first time without loosening my plaits to save me time). I did not bother blowdrying my hair just repeated the moisturise and seal process and left it to air dry naturally. Some people have asked if I prefer a u-part wig (where you leave out some of your hair in front) or the full wig with closure (no hair out). I definitely prefer the full wig with closure because it means no heat on my front hair (less damage = healthier hair) and my hair is not just in a protective style but low manipulation as it is in plaits (win win situation for me). Feels so good I don’t have to waste time trying to straighten any leave out hair to try to blend with my weave definitely saving me a lot of time in the morning! Moreso, I chose the elastic band method because I hate the idea of using glue on my hairline for the lace closure and I am not planning to have gorimakpa (baldness) in this region (as you already know my front hairline is quite sensitive – Check out post: ‘Let’s Talk Edges’). So, yes my verdict is I love my full wig with lace closure.

As for Keke, when it comes to caring for her I have not put any product on her hair. Just give her a brush and she’s good to go in the morning. I did straighten out the curls with my GHD hair straighteners but that’s it really and no I have not washed her hair either lol. Mummy’s been very naughty I know but it’s better to care for your own natural hair than extensions #justsaying. Thank God it’s good quality Brazilian hair so I got away with it this time because I was not really styling it up though I typically wash my extensions weekly for optimum results. Whenever I wanted the part to be in a different place I just place the wig’s part on the desired spot.

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Oh! Did I mention my friend Bolu squared is definitely rocking her own Keke!! I love it so much she needed a shout out from us 🙂 Whilst she is nurturing her natural hair which is currently in TWA stage, she also has her own Keke (her wig). Hence, it doubles off as a protective style as well as a styling option for when she wants longer her! Isn’t that amazing? It just goes to show that you can input aspects of a regimen into yours regardless of your hair length! Let’s keep motivated honeys. Check out the beautiful Miss Bolu Squared below.

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That’s my wig update it for now loves. See you soon.

Kisses,
Lady P.

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Nice!!!!!!!

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Ose darling 🙂

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I’m actually excited abt dis post cuz I have been rocking my Keke for almost 2wks. I tried my best to oil daily. But seeing you did the ‘Moisture and Seal’ Process twice daily…can’t wait for my next Keke season to treat my hair right.

Weldone sweetim :*

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Mrs S aka Tish glad u like. So, next time ur get’s some more TLC 🙂 … thanks hun, more to come.xxx

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I’ve really been thinking about getting a wig to wear when I don’t want to do my natural hair. I get so nervous when I think about wearing a wig though. I’m the type that will put the wig on, stare at it for hours in the mirror, and then take it off right before I step out of the house. I wish I could be more “out of the box.” I love your KeKe though!

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Awww thank you Megan. I know that feeling but I would suggest on those days you could incorporate a scarf or head band of some sort to disguise the look or to make it look less ‘wiggy’ or just to simply make yourself more comfortable with it on.

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Nice!! I think I will get those Havana twists for New Year!!

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