Green house effect?

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Yep, i do this GHE on my hair every other night and so far it's done wonders for it.
Okay, so I watched Naptural85's video with her misting at night and baggying to create the GHE as you ladies call it.

My question is....once you take the plastic bag off in the a.m. and have all of this wonderful moisture are you all sealing before leaving the house? I noticed Naptural85 mentioned her hair is dry sometimes by the end of the day.

The dews are in the low 30's already where I live and if I even try to leave the house with hair super moisturized without sealing it will be crispy dry halfway thru the day as all the moisture will have been zapped right out.
Originally Posted by CurvyCurly
I don't add water at night, just oil, so my hair is staying moisturized all day. I could see how just water would make someone's hair dry by the end of the day if they didn't seal because the water would leave their hair as the day went by. But with the oil and the "steam" that's created, I've found that I'm getting the best of both worlds with this method -- moisture in the morning that lasts all day and a method that's finally easy enough for me to live with.

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Originally Posted by MrsBachemin





Yep, I think I'll try GHE with just oil first and see how that goes......
Gonna do a length check next Saturday out of curiosity.

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Originally Posted by sienna40
I got my straightened yesterday because I was curious about the length too. I'm amazed by how long it is and how much it has grown since I bc'ed last July!


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Originally Posted by MrsBachemin
Looks nice and healthy!

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Did this last night! My hair was damp from the shower and I used mahabhringraj oil (mineral oil free). Hair is very moisturised this morning, but is still damp, so I can't tell how well it would retain this moisture.
The oil is doubling up as a pre-henna treatment as that is what I'm doing next/now. Next time, I'll try the GHE on a night where I can let my hair be free to dry the next morning.
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So I baggied her whole head instead of just the ends and she woke up with super damp hair. I can't wait to see the results when she gets home from school.
OMG i've been doing this for like 5 years on and off and never knew it had an actual name! I do it when my hair and/or scalp feels particulary dry and leave it on with the shower cap on overnight. I just called it oil baggying LOL. Never knew its supposed to have growth benefits when done kinda regularly, interesting.
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Still doing GHE daily. Think I'm going to skip the cowash session until wednesday, maybe i'll go through the week and just wash DT friday & wash Saturday.
I did stop rinsing in the morning. The weather has been strange around here. 75 degrees one day 40 the next.

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go to style-Pocahontas braids
I baggy most nights and it keeps my hair really moist. When I had a Jheri curl my hair grew really fast and I think it was because it was always super moist.

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I didn't know this was called that "Green House Effect"! I do this for deep conditioning when I don't feel like sitting under the hooded dryer which is often these days. I don't twist or braid it though. I do a sloppy bun on top of my head. I use a self heating cap and sleep with a tight bonnet on over night. Next day I wash my hair and style.

I don't know if I believe this helps with growth but I do believe it helps with length retention because the moisture level in the hair is fantastic. The hair ends up being so soft and smooth. And the moisture level seems significantly raised for me...especially in the colder months.
I didn't know this was called that "Green House Effect"! I do this for deep conditioning when I don't feel like sitting under the hooded dryer which is often these days. I don't twist or braid it though. I do a sloppy bun on top of my head. I use a self heating cap and sleep with a tight bonnet on over night. Next day I wash my hair and style.

I don't know if I believe this helps with growth but I do believe it helps with length retention because the moisture level in the hair is fantastic. The hair ends up being so soft and smooth. And the moisture level seems significantly raised for me...especially in the colder months.
Originally Posted by *Marah*
I think if you apply a moisturizing product or conditioner and wash it out you are doing the baggying method. The GHE focuses on growth by allow natural oils to "flourish" in the humid environment under the cap. As far as growth I have heard mention of one inch in a single month when doing GHE daily.
If nothing else the moisture of GHE is making my hair feel great.


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Last edited by sienna40; 11-16-2011 at 09:37 PM.
I didn't know this was called that "Green House Effect"! I do this for deep conditioning when I don't feel like sitting under the hooded dryer which is often these days. I don't twist or braid it though. I do a sloppy bun on top of my head. I use a self heating cap and sleep with a tight bonnet on over night. Next day I wash my hair and style.

I don't know if I believe this helps with growth but I do believe it helps with length retention because the moisture level in the hair is fantastic. The hair ends up being so soft and smooth. And the moisture level seems significantly raised for me...especially in the colder months.
Originally Posted by *Marah*
I think if you apply product (conditioner) and wash it out you are doing the baggying method. The g


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Originally Posted by sienna40
So the GHE is ONLY oil applied to wet hair ? Cause even that...I can't see it "growing hair" but I can see it maintaining moisture levels because oil "seals" so the hair will be less prone to breakage with normal manipulation thus retaining length.

Either way..both methods seem pretty nifty!
It won't "grow" your hair. But it will keep it from drying out and that makes it less prone to breakage, so you may retain your growth.

GHE is just covering your hair with a plastic bag, no oil or water added. Just your hair, whatever is already in it, body heat, and (Ew, I know) sweat are at work.

Baggying you use maybe a moisturizer and ,if you like, an oil then cover with the bag.

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I didn't know this was called that "Green House Effect"! I do this for deep conditioning when I don't feel like sitting under the hooded dryer which is often these days. I don't twist or braid it though. I do a sloppy bun on top of my head. I use a self heating cap and sleep with a tight bonnet on over night. Next day I wash my hair and style.

I don't know if I believe this helps with growth but I do believe it helps with length retention because the moisture level in the hair is fantastic. The hair ends up being so soft and smooth. And the moisture level seems significantly raised for me...especially in the colder months.
Originally Posted by *Marah*
I think if you apply product (conditioner) and wash it out you are doing the baggying method. The g


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Originally Posted by sienna40
So the GHE is ONLY oil applied to wet hair ? Cause even that...I can't see it "growing hair" but I can see it maintaining moisture levels because oil "seals" so the hair will be less prone to breakage with normal manipulation thus retaining length.

Either way..both methods seem pretty nifty!
Originally Posted by *Marah*
This is the best post I've seen that compared & contrasted baggying and GHE. one promotes growth & the other retains length. I am in the process so I cannot attest to growth yet. But I got my info here.
http://care4curls.com/2011/09/27/dif...-house-effect/


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BlackAngelPlayah (awesome handle by the way) and Sienna40 thank you both for the information.
It won't "grow" your hair. But it will keep it from drying out and that makes it less prone to breakage, so you may retain your growth.

GHE is just covering your hair with a plastic bag, no oil or water added. Just your hair, whatever is already in it, body heat, and (Ew, I know) sweat are at work.

Baggying you use maybe a moisturizer and ,if you like, an oil then cover with the bag.

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Originally Posted by BlackAngelPlayah





Okay, I've tried the GHE with just covering with the plastic cap and the baggying method with my oil mixture. I think the GHE works nicely on the day or two after a fresh wash and then baggying with an oil or moisturizer if you're trying to stretch beyond 2 or maybe 3+ days.

I just have to get past the initial "sweat" smell when I first remove the bag after baggying....

This will definitely become part of my winter nightime routine.

Thanks for starting this thread and teaching me something new; I'm so behind the times y'all!!
I'm still in. I used to cowash my hair daily now I do it once a week, and I am still frequently GHE my hair, the moisture is amazing. I have been using a bit of shea butter on the hair at night and in the morning I add a lil coconut oil. The weather out here is getting wintry pretty fast. I ordered some more shea butter from butters-n-bars.com. I also ordered some lavender aloe spritz, I want to see how that works in my hair. I got a stock of african soap from the site too, it is amazing on my skin, and I decided to buy the rosewater facial toner ( and to think, I only went there for one thing...smh.)
It won't "grow" your hair. But it will keep it from drying out and that makes it less prone to breakage, so you may retain your growth.

GHE is just covering your hair with a plastic bag, no oil or water added. Just your hair, whatever is already in it, body heat, and (Ew, I know) sweat are at work.

Baggying you use maybe a moisturizer and ,if you like, an oil then cover with the bag.

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Originally Posted by BlackAngelPlayah





Okay, I've tried the GHE with just covering with the plastic cap and the baggying method with my oil mixture. I think the GHE works nicely on the day or two after a fresh wash and then baggying with an oil or moisturizer if you're trying to stretch beyond 2 or maybe 3+ days.

I just have to get past the initial "sweat" smell when I first remove the bag after baggying....

This will definitely become part of my winter nightime routine.

Thanks for starting this thread and teaching me something new; I'm so behind the times y'all!!
Originally Posted by CurvyCurly
That bag does have quite a smell when you take it off. LoL! But it goes away pretty quick.

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So I baggy or the ghe all the time. However no matter how many scarves and winter hats I layer over my plastic bag or how high the heat of the house plus space heater I can't get my head warm. I have tried everything. How do you guys get your head warm? I like baggying because I feel like my hair is much softer but I really don't know if I'm getting the full benefit of either process if my head isn't getting warm.

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It won't "grow" your hair. But it will keep it from drying out and that makes it less prone to breakage, so you may retain your growth.

GHE is just covering your hair with a plastic bag, no oil or water added. Just your hair, whatever is already in it, body heat, and (Ew, I know) sweat are at work.

Baggying you use maybe a moisturizer and ,if you like, an oil then cover with the bag.

Jen


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Originally Posted by BlackAngelPlayah





Okay, I've tried the GHE with just covering with the plastic cap and the baggying method with my oil mixture. I think the GHE works nicely on the day or two after a fresh wash and then baggying with an oil or moisturizer if you're trying to stretch beyond 2 or maybe 3+ days.

I just have to get past the initial "sweat" smell when I first remove the bag after baggying....

This will definitely become part of my winter nightime routine.

Thanks for starting this thread and teaching me something new; I'm so behind the times y'all!!
Originally Posted by CurvyCurly
That bag does have quite a smell when you take it off. LoL! But it goes away pretty quick.

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Originally Posted by BlackAngelPlayah

I am convinced the smell is more the plastic than the sweat. I noticed the cap has a smell from jump. My hair smells like the cap in a.m.
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After a week of having my hair straight, I'm really ready to start doing this again! Wash day is tomorrow, then GHE here I come!

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