A henna kinda day! {1st October 2015}

Henna used: LUSH COSMETICS Caca Noir
3 weeks post-relaxer

This time, I switched things up a bit with my regular henna regimen so here goes.

1. Melted the blocks of henna on the cooker top in a pot of boiling water. I was too lazy to cut it up with a knife.
2. When it cooled off a bit, I added some ORS hair mayonnaise and coconut oil to the mix.
3. I knew I was going to be sitting underneath my hairdryer so I thought why not start with a heat protectant? 🙂 I first rubbed some Optimum Heat protection polish on my hair.
4. Next, applied the henna mix to my hair. Sat underneath my standing dryer for about 30 minutes.

5. Afterwards, I stayed an extra hour before rinsing it off. I prefer to stay for 3 to 5 hours but on this day, I was racing against time.
6. I rinsed the henna off for as long as possible.
7. Co-washed with a “cheapie” conditioner 3 times.
8. Shampooed once with ApHogee Textured Hair Wash

9. Conditioned for 2 minutes with Giovanni colorflage boldly black conditioner. Rinsed this off.
10. Deep conditioned for 30 minutes underneath my standing dryer using a conditioner I’ve been trying out: Blue Roze Beauty – Chocolate Rose Rhassoul hair mask. I am giving it a whirl because of the rhassoul clay. I would grade it 3.5/5 overall because it does a decent job at conditioning and the slip factor is not bad. However, it is quite runny. I prefer thick creamy conditioners.
11. Rinsed this off.
12. T-shirt dried my hair for about 15 minutes to remove excess water.
13. Leave-ins (in order of application) [Liquid – Oil/sealant – Cream]: Creme of Nature Argan Oil Strength & Shine Leave-in conditioner, Silk Elements Heat Protection Spray, Now Foods Castor oil, Creme of Nature Argan oil perfect 7-in-1 leave-in treatment.
14. Did a blow dry using my hand dryer with a comb attachment (moderate heat). During the process, I re-wet the areas that were a bit dry with Shescentit moisture mist leave-in spray.

I had very minimal breakage on this wash day. Plus my hair strands felt smoother and heavier. Probably from the henna and ORS MAYONNAISE combo. To track my breakage, I used a hair catcher (drain protector) while I was in the shower and after I was done blow drying, I got a broom to sweep up my hair but there were not up to 10 strands. Yay! Henna for the win!!

However, you won’t believe my gray strands are still very visible after all my hard work!! 🙁 : Sorry I have no pictures ‘cos I left my house immediately after I was done.

In the last 3 weeks since I did my relaxer touch-up, I have been blow drying my hair and been really enjoying it 🙂
My latest #haircrush and blow dry inspiration is Sw33tsparkl3. I adore her and her hair. Watch her blow dry regimen video:

P/S: don’t go running to blow dry your hair weekly if you are not deep conditioning regularly or taking the necessary precautions (e.g heat protection)! Your hair might suffer breakage!

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My flat iron regimen


Have a lovely day! Hugs!

About the author
Dr Fomsky

Nigerian-born Dr Fomsky is a God-lover, a wife, a mom of three, a medical doctor by day. Plus she owns a Nigerian-based online hair product store called Sizzelle.
Dr Fomsky is very passionate about hair, skin and weight management. Since she's had her babies, she's been struggling to keep her weight and her tummy down!
At night, she likes to read books, write blog posts and leave comments on other blogs. She lives in Alberta, Canada and is also the author of Solving your relaxed hair breakage book .
LAST RELAXER DAY: December 15th, 2016
BIG CHOP: January 14th, 2017
Natural Hair, Unknown Porosity, Fine Hair strands, Low to Moderate Density

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