What is the Baggy Method

Moisture might just be a natural girl’s favorite word. Everywhere you look, new techniques and methods pop up to teach us how to get our curls popping and more importantly, to promote healthy hair. But if you’re like most, you’ve tried all the products and methods there are for maintaining luscious and hydrated curls. Or have you? The baggy hair method combines simple steps and infrequent use to bring you a new way to deliver those much needed nutrients to your hair.

Keep reading to find out how easy it is to use the baggy hair method!


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How do you do the baggy hair method?

The actual process of “bagging” natural hair is very simple. On dry and already clean hair, section into large braids, twists, or whatever form you typically use for bedtime protective styles. Make sure your sections are not too tightly secured; breaking hair before you even begin this method is a no no!

Once done with the sectioning, depending on your hair type, apply a butter, pomade, cream, or oil to the ends of your braids. The key here is to use a product that you already know works on your hair when it’s a little dry. Wrap the saturated hair in saran wrap or completely cover the ends with small plastic storage bags. Secure the bags with an ouchless hair tie, and you’re done! You can wear this method for a few hours while you’re doing chores around the house, or you can put them in right before bed. Just make sure not to leave the house before it is completely dry.


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Dos and Don’t for First Timers

  • Don’t overdo it. Only treat ends you believe are in dire need of moisture.
  • Don’t leave the baggies in for longer than an overnight period. If you let your hair saturate this way for too long, you might cause damage, plus, it’s going to create a little mess.
  • Don’t forget to do this method on hair that is already clean.
  • Do make sure your hair ties aren’t too tight. At the end of the day, this is about creating healthy hair.
  • Do use a moisturizer you know works for you! The baggy method with coconut oil is helpful for some, but not all! If you have tighter curls, try a hair butter, instead.
  • Do allow this hair method time to dry. If your ends are not fully dry before you wear them out, some of your moisture might be lost.
  • Do try this during the winter months, or any time of the year when the elements are at odds with your hair.
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How do I know this is the method for me?

The best baggy method hair growth tip is to know when you need to repair your ends, and when you don’t. If you have noticed any breakage or splitting, or if your hair just feels brittle to the touch, you might need to try this method.

Also, if you aren’t happy with your length, trying new moisturizing methods might be a good way to inspire a little growth. 9 times out of 10, your stylist has told you maintaining your ends is an excellent way to allow your hair the health it needs to grow. The baggy hair method can create results!

Whether you try out this new method or not, the main ingredient of healthy natural hair remains the same: know what works for you. As much as we hate to hear that, natural hair is a unique journey that we each embrace differently.

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Have you tried the baggy hair method? If so, let us know your results in the comments section!

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