It is about 4 months since my last retouch and the new growth is starting to get more obvious. If you recall from my recent wash day posts, I had mentioned a hair thickening treatment called L’Oreal Fibralogy. You are supposed to use it a minimum of five times to see the effect. I did see some changes in the beginning but after my second use, I decided to add my Mill Creek Conditioners (which contain keratin by the way). The result was near catastrophic. (It serves me right for being too much of a mixologist). The breakage I have been experiencing since is more than I am used to. I have had to stop using both the Mill Creek and Fibralogy conditioners altogether. I never had much problem with breakage when I used the Mill Creeks in the past so it’s either the Fibralogy or the mixology that has caused it.
Anyways, time to give a wash day breakdown.
- Friday night, I lightly moisturized my hair with Pura body naturals sapote hair lotion. Sealed in the moisture with coconut oil. Tied a plastic bag around my head, wore a satin bonnet over this and went to bed.
- Saturday morning, I sectioned my hair into 5 places. The reason I did was to minimize tangling. I washed this off with my cleansing conditioner mix (Pantene Pro-V shampoo + Franck Provost conditioner + tea+ tea tree oil). My hair felt clean but quite soft.
- Applied Kurlee Belle banana and avocado deep conditioner to each section. Sat under my hair dryer for 30 minutes. This conditioner is not very thick and the container is a bit small so it doesn’t last as long as I would have wanted. It doesn’t melt your hair as soon as you apply but with heat, you feel its effect better. All in all, it does soften my hair but I prefer the thicker and larger Hairveda Sitrinillah masque.
- Rinsed off the conditioner, still maintaining the sections. Wore a cotton t-shirt to absorb the excess water.
- Applied Pura body muru muru moisture milk to each section and detangled. My hair felt quite tangled especially at the demarcation between the new growth and I had to keep reminding myself to comb from the tips and be patient. I think that from henceforth, I will not stretch relaxers longer than 13 weeks. This is the last for me. I will be retouching my hair in a week or two and will keep you updated. My hair is still breaking.
- I did a little experiment to see which oil sealed the best. I added one more section to my hair making it 6 altogether. For each section, I applied a different oil/butter: regular castor oil, argan oil, Pura body naturals cupuacu butter, olive oil and avocado butter. The castor oil was very thick and the olive oil a tad thinner than the castor oil. The argan and avocado oils were smooth and silky to apply. I needed to melt the butters in my hand before applying and there was a bit more friction while doing this. I think I will be using argan oil as my sealant going further.
- Held each section with a hair band and rolled it. Wore a satin bonnet on my hair and went about my chores at home.
- In the evening, I sat underneath my hair dryer for about an hour for the hair to dry. When it was dry, I wrapped my hair. I undid it the following morning.
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