I had to take a break for a while. I actually changed my hair routine back to an old one.
It all began when I was scrolling through old pictures on my phone and saw my 2013-2014 natural hair. It looked so good in comparison to my present hair. I asked myself what was different then and I realized. African Pride! I don’t know why I ever switched from African Pride to Cantu. Cantu is pretty good but African Pride leave in conditioner always had the best effect on my hair.
Well I decided to give it a try for a week and it gave my hair so much TLC! It was wonderful. My hair was so easy to manage even before applying my beloved Avocado oil. I will watch and see how my hair handles it in the long run. I’m in love!!!!
Did you notice what I did with the title? Just like the last post?…ok this has gotten old. I promise this is the last time.
It all began when I missed wash day on Friday. Then missed it on Saturday. Then missed it on Sunday. Then missed it on…wait a minute! I missed it completely. It was Monday and time for work. I sat up for a little while thinking of what I could do to my dirty hair and scalp. Well it didn’t take me long to figure it out. I had a dry shampoo I hadn’t used. It is called Zerreau Haircare Innovation Towel Off Shampoo Foam. I decided to use it for the first time and guess what? It worked out well. It is not a complete substitute for wash day but it’s a hair life saver for those missed wash days.
I took a little bit at a time and massaged it onto my scalp. Then cleaned it off with a towel. It smelled so good. Then off to work I went with my fresh hair. (A lot happened in between but my kids are not letting me post this in peace). Later guys!
Let me start by asking a question. Am I the only one who has ever decided to skip wash day before going on vacation?
Well that’s what I did. My family and I went on a vacation and my unwashed hair followed us. It followed us to the hotel and decided it was too tired to be washed on the first night. The second night…it made the same decision. Would you believe that?! That hair followed us everywhere we went. The second day of a missed washed day, it hid under a scarf.
Let’s just say I defeated my hair and finally washed it on the third day but I didn’t remember to take any pictures. However, I have one of me today with the same hair…
Have a lovely day.
Let’s go straight to the point. Time is very important for natural hair. Last week, for the first time ever, I took my time to properly detangle my hair. It was important for me to do so because my hair is shedding at 1 million strands per second (yes, I’m overreacting) due to postpartum shedding. When this happens, my hair gets tangled up and I spend too much time trying to comb it.
While in the shower, I sectioned my hair and washed as usual. However after applying conditioner, I took time to gently rid my hair of the shed hair (Lausanne and Marcello allowed me to do this). When twisting my hair, I could easily run a comb through without any problems and I didn’t spend much time.
I hope I always have time when washing my hair to repeat this. Please wish me luck!
So guess what is still trending in my life? My edges and its successful attempt at falling out. I’m still watching my hair fall out and I don’t think there is anything I can do about it.
On a lighter note, it’s summer time and I have put my Shea Butter away. Avocado oil is doing enough for me and I don’t need my Shea Butter at the moment. I will bring it back out when the weather gets cooler.
So my current hair regimen is:
(1) Cantu Shea Butter Leave in Conditioner on freshly washed hair. (2) Avocado oil. That’s it!!!
This helps my hair stay soft and moisturised for at least two days. I refresh during the week with a spray of water from my wonderful spray bottle followed by Avocado Oil. The end!!!!
I have been living under a stone. I have been living in the Dark Ages. I have been living under a stone in the Dark Ages! Let me explain.
Let us rewind to my last wash day. After my hair had stopped dripping underneath the microfibre hair towel wrap, I followed my TLC hair moisturizing routine. The only difference was that I swapped my Jojoba Oil for Avocado Oil. Well, the difference was clear! Where was I when people were using that oil and praising it? Why did I not listen? Why after almost seven natural haired years am I just trying Avocado Oil out? Immediately the Avocado Oil touched my hair, I understood. It was so soft (emphasis on so) and I could easily detangle before twisting. I still used Shea Butter afterwards. I love how my hair felt.
Last night, I sprayed my hair with my oil and water mix and used Avocado Oil while twisting my hair into four places. This was to preserve my hairstyle for the next day and keep it moisturized. Did it work? Of course!
It’s clear I’m still saying bye to my edges 😦
I do not really care to learn about hair in the scientific sense. I do not really want to know why Avocado Oil works. I just know it works. I prefer knowing my hair and what works for me. I have tried and tested different products and have had fun doing it. Getting too technical really takes the fun out of being a kinky coily haired woman. I wonder if I’m the only one who thinks this way. Do you think this way?
Just a quick post for you. I’m still working on a post about part 2 of my wash day.
So, the question is: was I too chicken to unravel my twists? The answer is No! This morning, with the aid of Jojoba Oil on my palms, I unraveled my twists. I decided not to separate them and styled it to work.
I didn’t take enough pics because I didn’t have time!
As I said before, short post!