Cornrow take down and wash day!
I took down my cornrows after only 17 days because I had this uncanny feeling that the weight of the extensions used for the style was pulling on my edges.
I undid each cornrow and used Shea Moisture yucca and plantain anti-breakage strengthening styling milk to detangle and comb through each section.
Shampoo: Kurlee Belle Almond & Shea Butter Moisturizing Shampoo. I got my first bottle of this shampoo from my online store, Sizzelle, but due to logistic issues, I resorted to purchasing this bottle from a third-party seller on Amazon. The Kurlee Belle company on Amazon only ships to the U. S. From the minute I received it, I had the impression that it was a fake and when I used it, my suspicions were 80% confirmed. My hair felt very stripped which is so unlike my usual results from this shampoo.
Condition/Detangle: I reached for the Herbal Essences Naked cleansing conditioner to restore some softness to my hair. Thank goodness that this conditioner has above average slip so my hair felt a bit better afterwards.
Deep condition: Nexxus Humectress Replenishing System Masque with caviar protein. Using this protein-based deep conditioner left my hair feeling strengthened and the breakage which I had noticed during shampooing and conditioning reduced.
Leave-ins: Not Your Mother’s In A Heartbeat Blow Dry Accelerator Spray. The spray nozzle developed a fault and this really upset me. Shu Uemura Art of Hair Wonder Worker.
Drying and styling: Blow dried my hair using the Revlon One Step Ionic Hair Dryer and Styler and proceeded to straighten my hair with ACEVIVI Anion Straightener Hair Comb at 375°C and then I reduced the temperature to 355°C. The results were that my hair looked like I had a blow out and by evening, the hair had started frizzing up. Next time, I will stick to 375°C and see if I get better results.
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