My hair is so soft and dark these days. I’m noticing steady improvement, and especially now that I’ve gotten my deep conditioners to work. My wash day is this weekend (protein day w/Aphogee), and I’ll be rocking twists in a low bun again for the next 2 weeks.
I think I can go on autopilot now, but it’s like I have to watch the pot boil to be safe. I’ll take a break from hair stuff for a month or two and see what happens.
Which deep conditioners are you using?
I have but it doesn't do any good. The main issue is my scalp needs water every 2 to 3 days and if my scalp is dry then my hair is dry. I've dried dunking my twist, using a nozzle bottle on them and a few other things. Usually my twist just end up crunchyand dry after a day even if I seal them again.
I'm really trying to just keep up with this every other day rinsing and just hoping I can switch to this twist style versus putting in flat twist every other day. Does that make sense.
L’Oreal Nature’s Therapy DC + Favorite Oil & Microwaved
SM Manuka Honey Mask + Favorite Oil & Microwaved
The DCs were originally tangling up on my high porosity ends upon rinsing, but once I started adding oil and especially microwaving them - I’ve noticed so much improvement (and this coming from someone who didn’t believe in deep conditioning).
Thanks! These tips are helpful!
Please note: there are certain products that I won’t heat up - Protein Treatments and products that contain certain preservatives I can post them below:
Formaldehyde, quaternium-15, dimethyl-dimethyl (DMDM) hydantoin, imidazolidinyl urea, diazolidinyl urea, sodium hydroxymethylglycinate, 2-bromo-2-nitropropane-1,3-diol (bromopol).
Good to know. Does this include heating up with a steam cap? Right now I use zero DCs. I'm hoping to find something that doesn't contain too many chemicals that I'm not familiar with -- or ones with formaldehyde.
Not sure if the changes I made to my regimen will fit into this challenge.
I have been wearing my hair in a bun pretty much every day but I also started co-washing/rinsing my hair every other day. (which may be too much manipulation for the low manipulation requirement)
But... I only use a comb to detangle once a week.
My rinse sessions are just standing under the showerhead and allowing the water to separate my (already stretched) hair. Then I either apply a leave-in or cheap conditioner, seal, and lightly twist to allow it to air dry before bunning.
I realized wearing a style 5 days without that rinse and leave-in caused me much more breakage than usual. I tried using so many different moisturizing sprays but my hair was like...
I read through all the posts for the 2018 challenge, and I think I want to give it a shot .
I really want to grow my hair to WL by the end of next year, so I can't be playing around LOL!
1. What is your primary style (twists, braids, bunning, etc.)?
Halo twists, twist buns, French braids, and (hopefully) Dutch braids
2. What is your style maintenance regimen?
I want to give a little background info. My hair is extremely low porosity, and most commercial products give me build up.
Cleanse 1x week
Play around with skipping conditioner and going straight to leave-in/styler
Wear hair out 1-2 days
Protective style days 3-7
3. Are you natural, relaxed, transitioning?
4. What do you hope to achieve from the challenge?
APL by June and BSL by the end of the year. I want to minimize split ends and SSKs
5. How often will you restyle your hair?
1x a week
6. Include Starting Pic.
Will post later
Yeah, this may not be the thread for you. I'm doing the same thing you are but styling differently. I'm the host and I'm not participating in the challenge because I am rinsing and styling every other day.
You are welcome to come over to the moisturizing challenge thread, even if you aren't really working on moisture so much. But it some place to post that may be more in line with what you are doing.