Love and Locks - A Hair Update

Saturday, October 1, 2011 8:42 AM

Hello Lovies!  I had a very full week, and I'm totally exhausted.   How about you?

I don't think I have the mental capacity to do a very thought provoking post, but I wanted to reach out and touch y'all before we go into next week.
Sooo, let's talk hair.  I have some updates since this post.  I posted a hair update to PLPT this week also.
This past Sunday, I pre-treated my hair with extra virgin olive oil then washed it with Creme of Nature Argon Oil Shampoo then conditioned with Tresemme Moisturizing Conditioner.  I didn't deep condition.  I had every intention of blow drying my hair a little bit then roller setting it, but I got tired (which is also why I didn't deep condition). 

While it was still wet, I put it in two sections and added Fermodyl 619 for coarse/curly hair.  Then, I put some coconut oil in it and wore it in a bun for two days.   This really helped to stretch the front, side and back of my hair. 

After the second day of bunning (my hair was still kind of wet on the inside of the bun), I took my hair out to put twists in it to help it dry and stretch out.  Detangling was a non-issue; or in other words -- i'm still enjoying fresh, healthy ends from my TRIM!!  I used Shea Butter Curl Enhancing Smoothie to twist, I wet my ends with water and sealed with coconut oil, then I used Organix Shea Butter Serum to double seal.  I didn't apply the serum until the twists/braids were done.  I put a dime size in my hand and this was enough to smooth it over all of the them (only about 5 or 6 total).  In the morning, I put my hair right back into a bun.

I only needed to remoisturize once all week, and the night that I did, I went to bed with a plasic cap over my twists and a scarf over that.  This method really helps the heat from your scalp and the moisture in the plastic cap to work together to remoisturize your hair.  I didn't put any water in my hair, and I only added product to my ends.  My hair was crazy soft in the morning. 

Does this make sense?  Does it sound like a lot of work?   It wasn't at all!  Remoisturizing once a week is perfectly manageable for me.

By the end of the week, I was tired of the buns so I wore it down and it stayed moisturized all day.  It still swelled and shrunk throughout the day, but low and behold, I was able to come home and run a wide tooth comb through my hair without having to fight with any tangles or knots.

'Tis good.  I have a renewed excitement about my hair and I feel empowered again.  Still learning and adjusting as I go and doing what works well for my hair. 

Have you made any changes to your hair routine lately that have made a positive difference for you??  What adjustments do you plan to make for the fall?