Wash day – 9th November 2014
It is about 4 months since my last retouch and the new growth is starting to get more obvious. If you recall from my recent wash day posts, I had mentioned a hair thickening treatment called L’Oreal Fibralogy. You are supposed to use it a minimum of five times to see the effect. I did see some changes in the beginning but after my second use, I decided to add my Mill Creek Conditioners (which contain keratin by the way). The result was near catastrophic. (It serves me right for being too much of a mixologist). The breakage I have been experiencing since is more than I am used to. I have had to stop using both the Mill Creek and Fibralogy conditioners altogether. I never had much problem with breakage when I used the Mill Creeks in the past so it’s either the Fibralogy or the mixology that has caused it.
Anyways, time to give a wash day breakdown.
1. Friday night, I lightly moisturized my hair with Pura body naturals sapote hair lotion. Sealed in the moisture with coconut oil. Tied a plastic bag around my head, wore a satin bonnet over this and went to bed.
2. Saturday morning, I sectioned my hair into 5 places. The reason I did was to minimize tangling. I washed this off with my cleansing conditioner mix (shampoo+conditioner+tea+tea tree oil). My hair felt clean but quite soft.
3. Applied Kurlee Belle banana and avocado deep conditioner to each section. Sat under my hair dryer for 30 minutes. This conditioner is not very thick and the container is a bit small so it doesn’t last as long as I would have wanted. It doesn’t melt your hair as soon as you apply but with heat, you feel its effect better. All in all, it does soften my hair but I prefer the thicker and larger Hairveda Sitrinillah masque.
4. Rinsed off the conditioner, still maintaining the sections. Wore a cotton t-shirt to absorb the excess water.
5. Applied Pura body muru muru moisture milk to each section and detangled. My hair felt quite tangled especially at the demarcation between the new growth and I had to keep reminding myself to comb from the tips and be patient. I think that from henceforth, I will not stretch relaxers longer than 13 weeks. This is the last for me. I will be retouching my hair in a week or two and will keep you updated. My hair is still breaking.
6. I did a little experiment to see which oil sealed the best. I added one more section to my hair making it 6 altogether. For each section, I applied a different oil/butter: regular castor oil, argan oil, Pura body naturals cupuacu butter, olive oil and avocado butter. The castor oil was very thick and the olive oil a tad thinner than the castor oil. The argan and avocado oils were smooth and silky to apply. I needed to melt the butters in my hand before applying and there was a bit more friction while doing this. I think I will be using argan oil as my sealant going further.
7. Held each section with a hair band and rolled it. Wore a satin bonnet on my hair and went about my business at home.
8. In the evening, I sat underneath my hair dryer for about an hour for the hair to dry. When it was dry, I wrapped my hair.
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