Related post: Relaxer Touch Up #1 in 2015For this wash day I did the following
- Pre-pooed with Eden BodyWorks Jojoba Monoi Deep Conditioner with my Hot Head conditioning cap for about an hour
- Cleansed with diluted SheaMoisture African Black Soap Deep Cleansing Shampoo using an application bottle
- Rinsed with green tea
- Conditioned with a coconut milk conditioner
- T-shirt dried for a hour
- Applied Nothing But Melted Shea Butter and grapeseed oil
- Dried to about 95% dry using my blow dryer on cool
The result was my hair looked and felt moisturized. The next day I was scheduled to have some professional pictures done (if I like them I'll share) and planned to wear my hair curly. I wanted to make sure the curl held and decided to try Carols Daughter Hair Milk Conditioning Styling Pudding that I picked up at Target for $12 + tax.
Before applying the Carols Daughter Hair Milk pudding to my whole head I decided to test it out on a couple of sections of my hair. That was a good idea. I applied the pudding to two sections and then used my steam rollers. After 15 minutes I took out the rollers and those sections of my hair felt so dry. Needless to say I didn't use any more of the pudding and returned it. Despite that minor hiccup, the curls looked great.
To get the moisture back in the sections that I used the pudding on, I deep conditioned my ends the next day for about two hours and all was right with the world again. I have been experiencing some itching and flaking on my scalp though which I think has more to do with what I didn't use (apple cider vinegar) than what I did use. My participation in the Hairlista Castor Oil Challenge has helped because I'm doing scalp massages twice a week with Jamaican Black Castor Oil. While the Jamaican Black Castor Oil helps I'll probably co-wash mid week and make sure I do an apple cider vinegar rinse.
Related post: I've Joined the Hairlista Castor Oil Challenge
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