Protective Style & Castor Oil Week 5 Update

Hey Maicurlies,

First I want to apologize for being late with this post I once again got caught up with work and personal stuff but I am here with an update!

Protective Style Challenge Week 5

                                 Protective Style Challenge Week 5

There is just one week left of my Protective Style and Castor Oil challenge and I can proudly say that I am glad I did it and look forward to incorporating more protective styles into my routine from now on.

For a recap of my previous weeks click below:

How did my fifth week go?

Similar to the previous weeks, everything followed together really well. I had my hair tucked away for 6 days of the week, used my Castor Oil Mix 4 times and then washed my hair. I noticed that I tend to do a really quick style at the start of the week and then try to do a little more for the second part (probably because I subconsciously want a little more “oomph” on the weekend). I will admit that when I took my twists down on the first day I really really wanted to rock a twist-out…the definition was AMAZING but I was strong.

The first style I did was a SUPER quick and simple tuck and pin and then finished with a big puff bun with a deep side-bang (I really liked this one)!

What Did I do?

  • I did my wash day routine on Sunday which included a new and improved Protein Deep Condition (DC) followed by my Moisturizing DC. (The Protein DC involved egg yolks, hibiscus tea, gelatin, coffee infused oil and a little conditioner. I will eventually have a write-up and how to video). I moisturized my hair with my creamy leave-in conditioner, lightly sealed with a tiny bit of oil and then added some of my whipped butter before putting my hair into 12 twists.
  • Day 1 – After taking the twists down I massaged my Castor Oil Mix on my scalp, hairline, ends and randomly pinned my hair back. There was no real strategy to the method I lightly rolled my hair at the front, tucked it and used bobby pins to hold it in place. For the hair at the back I loosely rolled my hair under and then pinned it (repeating this every morning gave me slight variations in the look).
  • Day 3 – I reapplied my Castor Oil mix to my scalp, hairline and ends.
  • Day 4 – I moisturized my hair with my DIY Creamy Leave-In Conditioner and sealed with Almond Oil. I then put my hair into a big puff bun with a side-bang.
  • Day 5 – I took down my hair at night, massaged my scalp, hairline and ends with my Castor Oil Mix then pineappled for the night.
  • Day 6 – I repeated what I did the night before.
  • Day 7 – Wash day routine and then got my hair ready for the final week.

Castor Oil Challenge:

I still am amazed at the fact that although I have fine hair, I can still get away with using a thick oil like castor without ending up with greasy limp hair. Since I thoroughly enjoyed incorporating my whipped butter into my routine last week I used it again and yes this addition is a winner! I ended the week with hair that wasn’t thirsty, dull or knotty. I will say that I started the week with hair that felt different…stronger, I think my hair was in need of a really strong Protein DC. I will just end this with: I was working with hair that retained moisture, had less tangles and less frizz = happy Mai.

So digging this challenge experience and experiment!

On the last home stretch! 




8 thoughts on “Protective Style & Castor Oil Week 5 Update

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  3. kangopie

    that happens to me all the time… PERFECT definition on a twist out or braid out when I have no plans to wear my hair in a braid out.

    Normally its just before I wash my hair. so I take photos and rock the hair for 20 min before I start my wash day process.

    I have been loving how creative the styles have been. I really love how you work the ribbon into the designs (even if its not what you did this week)

    these posts are like a go- to style gallery!


    1. maicurls Post author

      That is quite a compliment!! Thank you hun, I am completely flattered 🙂

      I hate when the “best” hair day happens on wash day lol! But yes, take photos it is so good to look back on them later.
      The ribbon is a new favorite. I really think it just pulls a style together and can “jazz up” a really simple style with a splash of colour you know?
      Thanks for the support, really means a lot to me! 😀

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  4. Senecea

    I am so glad that you have enjoyed the challenge! I love all of the photos and detailed explanations of your experiences! It sounds like your results have been very positive, I cannot wait to read your overview of the entire challenge.

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    1. maicurls Post author

      A big THANK YOU goes to you Sen! If you hadn’t set up the challenge it probably would have taken me forever to commit myself to 6 weeks of not wearing my hair out. I have to be honest, I am looking forward to measuring my hair at the end. Length wasn’t necessarily my goal but I would be lying if I said I am not excited to see how the growth went. I can already tell that my hair gets less tangled, stays moisturized and is super smooth so that is already a win win situation 🙂 Thanks again hun! x



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