I hope you had a wonderful New Year's Eve. I ended up washing my hair New Year's Eve, no biggie. I had planned on straightening it, but due to the fragile state of my hair I did not flat iron it. Compared to last wash, my hair this time was extra thirsty.
- Prepooed with Hello Hydration sealed with my oil mix
- Clarified with watered down ORS Creamy Aloe
- Deep conditioned with *Naturally Silk Elements Deep Nourishing Conditioner for an hour
- Rinsed it out and tea rinsed
- Towel dried and sprayed Aphogee Green Tea and Keratin Mist.
- T-shirt dried for an hour.
Now here's where things take a turn for the not so good. In New York I collected some hair products my sister didn't like. One product happened to be Komaza Matani Leave-in. Jen from just Grow Already loves this stuff but my sister hated it.
I decide to give it a try...I sealed it with Paul Mitchel Super Skinny. I figured I'd get the best result if I tried Jen's method...I even tried the tension method with a cold air blow dryer. My textured hair was dry, dry, dry. We all know the saying "what works for one might not work for everyone" It was like I put nothing in or on my hair. Sahara Dry. My sister said it did nothing for hair either.
I already felt my hair needed protein and Komaza Matani was a protein leave in. Aphogee 2-Step next wash no doubt. Most products, I give a second chance, but I don't know about this one.
I did like the tension method. This is how my stylist would blow dry my hair when I allowed them. No mini fro hiding under my hair.
*That Naturally Silk Element Deep Conditioner smells divine. That's the biggest reason I picked it up. It looks like Sally's is discontinuing the sale of KeraPro products, I made a mental note to go get my staple DC. I will try Naturally Silk Element again, maybe it wasn't the leave-in that failed me. I know I know I should try one new product during washed, that way I'll know what sucks and what doesn't.
Yesterday I couldn't take the way my hair looked. My one sister cut all her relaxed hair a few years back, no more relaxers since. She swears by using conditioners as moisturizers. I've heard and tried this before so I decided to give my horrid hair something. I applied Kerapro Deep Restorative Treatment on my hair section by section and twisted the back into 8-10 twists (why can't I just count them). The front of my hair I twisted into two. I sealed it with castor oil, organic EVOO and grape seed oil. Much better. I don't want to take the twists out ever, but I will.
I think I need to incorporate more moisture. But first protein. The breakage at the back makes my eyes tear up. I don't know. 2013 was the worst hair year I ever had. I don't know if 2014 will be better. Is it the relaxer, my scarf, the weather I don't know. And I'm tired of being frustrated. BUT just last week I was loving my hair. I need that feeling again.
Happy New Year Ya'll!
Happy New Year Ya'll!