2 Month Dookie Braids Routine!! Unprofessional Af Wedding Hairstylist Ruined My Natural Hair?!!

My type 4 natural hair wash day routine after leaving my cornrows/ protective style (for wigs) in for 2 months!





MY TYPE 4 NATURAL HAIR JOURNEY 2014-2017 // TWA to Bra Strap Length



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hair masque



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Location: Chicago

Birthday: September 2 (virgo)

Race: Nigerian + African American

Name: Isimeme (E-C-May-May) Edeko (E-Deck-Co)

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Literally, you cannot really see my scalp unless you lift up the braids. Lord, I'm just praying oh wow. I thought this was one brain break wow. What'S popping, what's Gucci, what's popping, what's Gucci, what's popping, what's Gucci Beauty as y'all know what majority of y'all know if you're new to this video, your girl just recently got married, no ring but better just get married. I'Ve just been in newlywed Bliss, just like coasting and vibing, with my husband, almost said: Beyonce, my husband and just enjoying life, but I'm back now and I felt like why not do a beauty game fade. Dookie, braid, routine y'all. I plan on doing a late night Vin session, I'm not sure if it's gon na come out before or after this video, but I hired a hair stylist for my whole wedding situation, quite the experience, but anyway the braids that uh were under my wigs time just Rip off the Band-Aid are looking like this. It'S been like two months. My hair is looking rough y'all I mean drier than dry. Drier is a hairdresser, I always say Sahara, Desert dry. This is drier than that. You can't see scalp, you can't see nothing. You can't see it nothing. The rat tool I have going on. It looks dry, just everything, dry, crusty and I'm over it. I also am a little bit over wigs. I want to give my just hairline a break and I really just miss my natural hair. So I gon na take y'all through this little process. Obviously, it's gon na be a little bit different too, because again somebody else touched. My hair did my hair. So the way she braided it is not usually the way I braid it and then, on top of that too, we had a little glue incident and it's still okay in my hair, again, though, stay tuned for the late night bin session because baby, I got a Story for y'all anyway, though I'm tired of looking crusty Dusty. I want to just look fine for my husband and I'm just not feeling that way. Whenever I take off a wig, which is usually every night, so it's time to get into wifey mode, I'm excited I'm missing my natural hair, so I'm looking forward to it just want to start getting more into hair content. Again. To be honest, I think I took a nice little Hiatus break from it, but I know a lot of you guys actually found being started following me, based off of my natural hair content took a break for a while. Y'All still was rocking with me and that's why I will always love and appreciate y'all, but now that I have been in the natural hair game for some years now. I feel like when I first started my YouTube Journey. It was a beginner's experience for myself, like I was going through the motions now that I have kind of gone through the motions learned about my natural hair, more learned about how to grow it, how to keep it healthy, et, cetera, et cetera. I think it might be time for some new natural hair content, some updated natural hair content, so yeah yeah. I can't keep looking at myself like this. I can't keep feeling this crust. It'S just, and you know what you know, what it does that literally, if I, if I come out, so I'm done it's kind of crazy too, like literally, you cannot really see my scalp unless you lift up the braids. Oh Lord, I'm just praying oh wow. I thought this was one braid wow yeah. I got a decent amount of New Growth. I just pray that my hair overall still looks pretty healthy, because the way old girl was moving with how she did my hair just pray. For me all fingers crossed pray. For me that my hair is still intact, still beautiful, still healthy, because Lord knows I'm not trying to have to recover from another setback like last year. We don't got no time for that anyway, without further ado, let's get into this dookie braid, routine Chalet. Now, first things: first y'all, oh geez know I like to thoroughly drench my hair, my protective style, my dookie braids, with warm to hot water. First, then, I go ahead and add my first product, which is a conditioner, the Aussie moist Three Minute, Miracle conditioner. I have been rocking with for years, I swear by it and, as you can see, I'm also very generous and heavy-handed when it comes to this product, because your girl's hair is borderline. Matted, okay, it's been two months so to avoid unnecessary tension and additional Tangles. During this takedown process, this step is a must in my routine, especially because again, I'm not the one who braided my hair. This way, that's why I can see I'm a little bit confused here. What sis did back there. Nevertheless, this stuff helps to replenish my hair with moisture, while offering amazing slips so taking down the braids, Isn't So strenuous and then, in addition to that, it really helps cater to the most fragile and, in my opinion, important part of the hair which is them edges. Unfortunately, edges are the weakest part of your hair, yet also so the biggest target for product build does so obviously it doesn't help when you have a hair stylist like mine, that decided to put glue on your edges not once but twice anyway. Moving on this is what my hair is looking like halfway taken down now before I start working on the other side, I like to lather some more conditioner on my edges, as you can see here being very generous, so they have some time to marinate and loosen Them Tangles a little bit more once I'm done taking down the other side of my hair, the edges have had enough time to marinate, and now the product buildup has loosened a little bit more. Therefore, the tangles and Knots are starting to come out way easier, but unfortunately, it's not without a cost, because you more than likely will still have a little bit of breakage regardless. The conditioner just helps to reduce how significant that amount will be. So if you've ever taken down a protective style dry before - and you were confused as to why you were losing so much hair or why your edges were thinning out so bad definitely try this routine of adding a little bit of water and moisture into your life And trust me, your hair will thank you, as you can see, with mine. It just took a little bit of TLC, but the product buildup is gone, it's tangle, free and my edges are still edging. Once I finish getting all those knots and tangles out my edges, then I like to finger detangle my section just a little bit as you can see here, trying to gather all the shedding and potential breakage that I got over the last two months. Here'S an example of some after my first breakthrough: again, don't be intimidated by the hair loss, because when you wear a protective style, your hair is locked away for, however long you decide to keep it in. In my case, it was two months, so this is two months of my hair being untouched unmanipulated, I'm going to see some shedding now, once I'm done raking through both sections of my hair. As you can see, my hair is looking pretty good. It definitely has flourished a little bit. The curls are still intact. It'S super full and from what I can see, the health is still intact. Let me do my little two-step celebratory dance and keep it pushing now. The next step in my dookie braid routine, is making sure that my hair is thoroughly detangled, so I am working now in smaller sections from into roots with my Tango, teaser brush and one I can thoroughly brush through that section. I go ahead and two strand twist. It away, I keep the same energy all over my hair, so that when I'm done it looks a little something like this might have a couple dozen two strand twists and a fully detangled Mane. So now it's time to go ahead and rinse the product out and I might as well make it a two for one and rinse off the face mask while I'm at it, because it's done its job now. The next step is shampooing. My hair, with my OG staple the Gold Series from Pantene moisture, boost shampoo. I love and adore this shampoo. It doesn't strip, re-tangle or dry out my hair and also gives me a really good lathering cleanse. So I am loyal to it because it is loyal to me once I'm done cleansing my hair. Of course, I go ahead and rinse it all out before, following up with the Deep treatment mask today. In particular, I am using the shea moisture intensive hydration hair mask because y'all saw how your girl's hair was looking at the beginning of this video. This is a necessary step, especially after two months of protective styling, but honestly, whether it was two months or two weeks giving your hair some TLC is important, especially them ins, because those are the driest and oldest parts of our hair and therefore also prone to breakage And weakness and split ends and all that so once I've generously applied the hair mask all over my hair. As you can see, I'm gon na go ahead and ponytail my hair away and also apply a plastic cap over it for a good 30 to 45 minutes. Before I come back and rinse it all out now, as I stated earlier, I've been missing my natural hair. So when it comes to styling my hair post dookie braids, I decided to do a wash and go using the extreme Pro expert gel now. This is not a wash and go tutorial. I have plenty of those on my channel already, but I just want to show you guys how literal and dope this wash and go method really is look at them. Clumps look at them curls if you're interested in seeing how I achieve such a bomb of defined wash and go in such a short period of time. I will leave the link to the tutorial in the description box below my dookie braid routine is complete with a little bit of wash and go styling on the side, no longer crusty, no longer Dusty. So I'm feeling good. My hair is still looking relatively healthy. It definitely has grown and gotten Fuller, because I could just tell when my neck my neck be stiff and tight in the shower whenever my hair grows a little bit longer, especially when water is in it. So that's a good sign. The glue that got stuck in my hair for my hair stylist praise the Lord came out. The edges are still looking pretty healthy, even though I had a decent amount of product buildup that pulled out some hair in the front, I'm going to continue to work on strengthening them, though, so speaking of I've been letting Bay use. My go out. Girl, hair oil. I'M gon na put that just in the front area put it on the hairline. We want full edges for Life. Yes, you guys. The natural hair is Back. My Curls is popping. I love for those that have been on my journey from the jump. Y'All know we have come a long long way. I mean from 2016 when I first really started going natural serious to now now the colors and all that stuff that we went through and like I'm just so proud, I'm so proud of my type 4 kinky curvy natural hair and for all my type four. Ladies out, there they'd be struggling with falling in love with your hair, the shrinkage, Etc. Honestly, the best advice I can give you is just fall in love with the journey you guys. The journey is beautiful and you're gon na regret not appreciating every stage whether it be the TWA whether it be this length, whether it be protective size like just go with the flow, enjoy the journey come back to my channel for more natural hair content. Stuff is already here but again, like I said in the beginning, I'm going to be updating some things, so I'm excited y'all, I'm gon na be a lot of other girls when you first get your hair done and you just be moving it and stuff. You just want that body to show yeah. That'S me, I'm gon na go ahead and let my hair air dry do what it do, because it's definitely gon na shrink way more than this. But remember shrinkage is Health, okay and health over link always perfect. That'S all! I got for you guys really hope you guys enjoyed this video. The products that I use I'll have Linked In the description box below and yes until we meet again Beauty, game, peace, love, hair, grease. Oh, that's me and Josh's thing: love y'all, talk to you soon see you on the other side, space back real, quick y'all. Tell me why I completely forgot to show y'all my shedding: that's not a huge part of the dookie routine, okay, dookie burgundy. So two months, hair, ew, two months of hair, shedding it's looking like this got a decent amount, but again keep in mind two months of my hair being in braids locked away. This is pretty normal. This is normal business if you have a decent amount of shedding. After wearing a protective style for a long period of time, that is very normal. Unfortunately, though, the only thing I hate about the shedding part is more so the edges that I was telling you about like when that build up starts happening. There'S a higher chance of probability, it's going to be like a clump of edge hair, so to speak that comes out. My hair is still looking very healthy, very much so flourishing beautiful anyway. That'S all! I want to show you guys all right now. We out for real peace,

Porche NailedIt: I’m just hoping & praying right now that this lady didn’t mess up my sis hair

Nicole Ivory: Girl you really took your time. I love that for you.

WLHMC ALLNATURAL: I have kept my cornrows for 6 months and l can tell you the growth l got was amazingly roughly 4 inches if l am to guess. Protective styles works like crazy. Hair gets thicker , longer and fuller. I’m now in mini braids which l Intend to keep in for a long time.

Rachele Smith: Please release the Insta handle of this stylist so nobody books her and has a similar experience as yourself. The only difference is we’re not influencers so we don’t have a platform to call them out or have extra money to lose in the case that someone falls through

AuthorK(¯―¯٥): OMGGGG, yk today I was combing my hair and just thinking of you and wishing you would make a dookie braid video. God heard my prayer!

Leticia Johnson: Good to see you loving on your kinky coily type 4 hair and talking about your journey. Some newly starting their journey needed to see it and that type 4 hair ain’t so difficult. It can be managed.

Music Lover04: The natural hair content just is YOU.

H C: I’m so glad your hair is still healthy. I had a setback this year and I wouldn’t wish that on anyone. Super pleased for you and happy 2023. Lots of love from London x

Lundi Soso: I was so happy your hair came back to and your edges are intact after that debacle I was actually ready to throw down if it went left

Shonda Flemings: Yesss natural hair content I also love your body care and hygiene content.

KIRABO🌻 (Michelle): HEALTH OVER length.

KC: Whew I'm glad that glue came out of your hair and that your hair is thriving.

Diamond Jones: Jesus help her before I watch this video because…… this is worth all the smoke if she ruined her natural hair #fightfornaturalhair

April Denice: Here For All the new natural hair content congratulations to you and Josh!!!

April4th: That's 2 months of shedding?Sis, that's what some of us shed in 1-2 weeks! We need dookie braids maintenance routine video!! Please and thanks

Aniexo: I love how you express wanting to look good for your husband. ❤️

Kara v.: I'm almost 4 months loc'd but gotta support my girl okay! So happy that you didn't experience a lot of hair loss!!

Nyarai Terry: I can’t wait for more natural hair content!❤

aireka11: Congratulations! Your personality is genuine and fun, look forward to you continuing to flourish!

Michi: I'm always excited for your dookie braid series, literally obsessed, you've inspired me to take a similar approach with my own hair to, now curly hair maintenance is so low

PrettyLadybug93: LOVEEEEE THIS! Day two of the year, and it’s popping! I love you sis!!! I hope you have the best year!!

Ms. Wallace: CONGRATULATIONS to the both of you. May yall have a blessed and prosperous marriage!

Alicia O'Brien: I love watching these take downs. The greatest thing I learned was to conditioner, detangle, twist then shampoo. Game changer!!!

alyssa renaa: Your hair definitely didn't look like it went through anything. Still flawless,naturally at its best Isi! Loved this video!✨️

Monaya Desirée: YAYYYY Glad you said it lol I am definitely missing the natural hair content but I’m still here for all your videos

mcaeln: The shrinkage will be significantly reduced by using a hooded hair dryer. The one by KISS red is super affordable and compact, and now bc of it, wash and gos are completely dry in an hour or less and still moisturized, way less frizz, and very little shrinkage!

Nadia Mills: I’m not even type 4 but i have always loved watching your hair care journey, thank you for being you and I’m so proud of you for taking such good care of it :)))

Lulu M: Those coils be popping. You're right, the journey is amazing. i'm still finding out what works for my hair ( I big chopped about 2 years ago).

Emily King: Your natural hair looks so beautiful!!! I absolutely love the length on you!

JadeJade333: Hi Isi, could you make a video for those who get lace wigs installed, about practices that stylists shouldn't do in order to preserve hair health and length? Happy New Year!

Nthatuwa Tshabalala: Haven’t even finished watching this but I will NEVVERRRRR get over watching you in your hair. So beautiful, inspiring and gorgeous. Love your new content but please keep giving us hair content. Can’t wait for this years silk press

shoegirlsc25: Your hair beautiful as always. That new growth was like wow!

shay: I can't wait till ISI hits 1 million she's been in the game for the longest! since I was in middle school now im a junior in college

tanneranner: Y'all please stop calling cornrows dookie braids. 2 different styles. Beautiful hair btw.

Take Care Tosha: Ooooooh the HAIR IS HAIRING!!! Yaaaas! This makes me want to do a wash n go

Tatyana Taylor: her last video got 100k+ in two weeks and this video hit over 100k in 48 hours. definitely will be one of her top vids and the year barely started.

Sweetmamarms: Your hair is gorgeous very healthy, congratulations on marriage God bless

Artistically Beautiful: I would like to say that your revamp that you wanted to do was SUCCESSFUL!! Isimeme 2.0 and 3.0 have been very successful seasons and I have loved the content!

Kimyana Coleman: That hair shedding is scary but I know it has to come out ‍♀️

fireofmoon wiccan: Happy Happy Happy 2023, beautiful. I found you looking for natural hair content, detangling to be specific. Thanks to you I followed your instructions and did not butcher my hair. I’m happy you are back on that. Your hair looks so healthy and full. I look forward to following your hair journey as I continue mine as well.

Miss Chin: I love how weighty and healthy your hair is.

Jasmine Jazzie J: This was so satisfying to watch gorgeous

Princess Aaliyah: OMG IM SO GLAD THAT YOUR BACK!!!! I kept checking my subscription list everyday hoping you posted another video

Sherreese Coleman: I miss your tea times y'all relationship advice came in clutch for me and my man

Joyce Woodruff: You do more damage to your hair, when you let it go like that.

Jay. Simone: Yesss we love a dookie braid video

Denise Oates: I am tired just watching this video of a hair wash routine but glad to see that the glue did not cause you too much damage to your healthy mane. Thanks for sharing and blessings to you and all in the years to come.

megasonic 2.0: You my hair twin, so happy about this!

Jami M: Hold up wait a minute we so close to 1mil!!! Can’t wait for this mile stone cause honestly you deserve it

Tonya Montgomery: If it has been 2 months then that is mostly hair fall that has not been allowed to shed out on a daily basis. We lose up to one hundred strands a day.

Life with Mij: Repeating this wash day after my butterfly locs

Ssk7h3fZk: Beautiful. I love your routine. I was a little surprised you didn't put a protein treatment in your hair after having your hair in braids for a good amount of time. When do you use protein treatments?

Melissa Engelbrecht: HEALTHY HAIR FOR THE WIN

Meara Brown: This video definitely gave boss energy

Sherisse Ewell: Knowing my luck my hair would have all fell out if I left it in braids for two months

Kennedy Word: “ Look at them clumps, look at them curls!” ❤

Patsy Goddard: Aussie moist made my hair feel like butter.....but then as I rinsed it out, my hair falls out when the water hits it like I have a relaxer over a dye job. Thought I was crazy but it happened every time I used the product and my hair was so dang thin. So I dumped it

Sophia B: yes i've been waiting to see the hairrrr

Bridgett Adams: I’ve tried to do the multi week braid situation and my scalp said no mame I took mine out after 2 weeks if you can give me some tips on how to care for my scalp while in braids

Charice P.: Who else enjoys watching these types of videos?

Serena 🤍: We pulled through ❤

MOMENTS with LUMI.E: Love the growth ❤❤

Sun-kissed Beauty 🌻: You look beautiful Queen Congratulations on your nuptials. New subbie.. Will be tuning in mooore

its her: fallin in love with the journey!

Stephanie Berry: OMG Lol. When you showed how much shedding you have in the beginning of the video. Compared to the over all shedding at the end. I thought to myself, “I am going bald”. Thank you for coming back to show the end result. I get close to that much hair after a 2-3month take down.

JuJu Stalling: I'm so glad I went all natural in 2019 did the big chop and my hair was growing so healthy, thick and my curls was popping and grew to my shoulders by 6/2020 then I got covid vaccine in 1/2021 and it took all my hair out in the back of my hair so I had to do another big chop cause my hair was so damaged now I'm obessed with growing it back again I love watching your videos cause they inspired me to continue my hair journey

Jazaria Wilbur: Yesss to the new natural hair content IF YOU AINT NEVA BEEN HERE BEFORE BEAUTY GANG IS HELLA STUPID LIT Ole girl trifling for that glue though BUT YOU CUTE

Terry Buckley: Great video Isi! Love the hair content! I love all your content, but I must admit, I miss the hair content! Happy New Year!! #LOVEANDLIGHT

Zia Norwood: almost to a mill i remember the big 500k celebration . so proud of you Isi❤️

Caitlin McNally: Your hair is stunning I love your content

Lakeema Earth: Your hair came out really fabulous

NaturalMk: is it bad-- I feel like my hair sheds like this always

Creamjuicemilk: If it’s been in that long a lot of hair gon fall we lose hundreds of strands of hair everyday

FrancaNM: Once i saw is hair content I smiled so hard

Remika Williams: I'm late but Congrats to you both!!!!

Porche NailedIt: Yesss we have some growth, I immediately noticed ! Yessss Isiiiii yesssssuuhh ! ❤️❤️

Bertha Johnson: Beautiful hair as always ❤❤

Kays Life: Your hair is so gorgeous

TK Knight: I want to wear wigs/sew ins but I am not confident in the maintenance. Any advice or words of encouragement? I’ve worked too hard to get my hair where it’s at and I don’t want to damage it!

Jonathan Emmanuel: These will never get old, lol thank you Isiiiii

Janaiysha Johnson: i’ve never clicked on a video so fast. I looveee these.

darcey derosa: I need to learn how to braid

Jd D: Love you and your hair.

ItsChar: I have locs now. But I watch every single one of your hair care videos because I’ve been an og beauty gang member since I was 15 now 21. I love you isi meme❤️

pizzatoppings: Why the title though? If we'd be offended by other races referring to our hair as "dookie braids" why do it ourselves?

Emeralda Paradise: Been waiting for these! Finally

PrettyLadybug93: “This is normal business!” I hollered!!! Lol.

Ebonee M.: Happy New Year Beaute Gang!!! ❤❤❤❤❤

Lauryn Jefferson: We have the same hair pattern, how do you get your hair not to shed while applyin product? Also your hair is so goals

Amariah Beedles: Yooooo I always catch these dookie braids videos Isi you just love posting these

Colaine Howell: Ready for these

Vernice Elkins: Hello Isimeme, moisturize and put on a plastic cap for a hour so you want lose a lot of your hair, this is what I do.

Sno Daze: Seriously love your channel so much ☺️

Holliewoodnails: Yes I miss the natural hair content

Mariam Chaudhry: Love your natural hair ISIMEME!

miniminott48: Isi, this OG Beaute Gang member is here for the updated hair content!!!!

Symphony Blue: I see you sis ❤❤

Mara Jones: Omg you hair is STUNNING

TinaMoni: Get rid of your hairdresser. Protective styles work!

Sheryl Williams: I love her hair but she’s def not type 4. More so 3C. None the less it’s beautiful

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