Natural Hair: The Baggy Method

Hey Curlies,

I constantly get questions about ways to retain length and moisture. Later on I will do a post simply on that concept, but for now I want to inform you all of another way of achieving both.

The baggy method is a way to get soft and moisturized hair everyday. It is also a very simple concept. This method is similar to deep conditioning because they both trap in the moisture.

How to (Option one)

  • Apply your favorite leave-in conditioner or moisturizer
  • On top of your previous product, apply your favorite oil to seal
  • Add a plastic shower cap, grocery bag or things similar to your entire head
  • Go to bed
This method creates a steam effect that will soften your hair.

How to (Option two)
  • Apply your favorite leave-in conditioner or moisturizer
  • On top of your previous product, apply your favorite oil to seal
  • Pull your hair into a high ponytail. Be sure that it is a loose ponytail
  • Add a plastic shower cap, grocery bag or things similar to only the ends. This is the hair that qualifies as the ponytail.
  • To keep the cap in place, use a elastic band or rubber band to secure it. Be sure that the band is tied around the plastic and not your hair
  • Go to bed
This method is similar to the method above, but it only moisturizes the ends of your hair. This would be great if your ends seem a bit rough or dry.

Be sure not to add too much product. You only want to use about a nickel to quarter-sized amount of both moisturizer and oil.

In the morning simply remove the cap and go. Both of these methods can also be used on protective styles such a braids and twists. If you decide to go that route, it is best to use a leave-in conditioning spray instead of a cream based moisturizer.

-Victoria(@ClassyCurlies)