8 1/2 Weeks Post Relaxer Touch Up: Pre-pooing With Coconut Oil

I've been wanted to incorporate more coconut oil into my relaxed hair regimen so earlier this week I started my pre-poo early by putting coconut oil on my scalp and hair before bed. That ended up being a mistake. The sides and back of my scalp were itching like crazy! I think it was the coconut oil. The odd thing was I've used it on my scalp before and didn't have this reaction. Also, the front and top of my scalp were fine. Go figure. I ended up going through the day with my scalp itching (talk about torture) and then did my weekly wash.

8 1/2 Weeks Post Relaxer Touch Up: Pre-pooing With Coconut Oil | A Relaxed Gal

Since I started my pre-poo the day before with coconut oil I was about a step ahead and did some dry detangling with my fingers, adding coconut oil as needed.

For cleansing this week I applied Herbal Essences Naked Cleansing Conditioner to my hair and braided it into four braids. I rinsed out the cleansing conditioner and applied a keratin conditioner and left it for about 30 minutes under a shower cap.

Next was deep conditioning. For that, I used Eden BodyWorks Jojoba Monoi Deep Conditioner with a shower cap and no heat for about an hour.
I t-shirt dried for an hour and left my hair air dry in four braids. Before going to bed I applied my leave-in of Eden BodyWorks Coconut Shea Leave In Conditioner and sealed with extra virgin coconut oil. I removed the braids and slept with my hair cross wrapped so my new growth would be stretched.

Pre-pooing relaxed hair with coconut oil | A Relaxed Gal 
The results: No noticeable breakage, but I did have more shedding which I am wondering about. I may need to start incorporating tea rinses into my regimen. Despite the shedding, my hair feels very soft and healthy. All in all, this was another good wash day.

Have you been experiencing any changes in your shedding?


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