it will. Take a breath and start to section and detangle section by section, with whatever product you have. Then moisturize and seal. Remember you'll need to M/S every couple days until your next wash day. Make sure on your wash day to detangle or you'll be doing this dance everytime.Okay so today on a whim I decided I was going to try to m&s and detangle, and my hair was sooo knotty as if it is still natural. I was really about to shave my head. So discouraging. I'm hoping it just from going so long without doing it. Maybe it'll get better with time and more conditioning.
Hello, I'm texlaxed (I use Revlon mild professional strength) and at one point in my life, I used Isoplus, on myself and others until I realized how it stripped my hair and theirs. When I switched to another neutralizer (Proclaim w/Argan oil), it was night and day. At the time, I had no idea Isoplus was causing my already dry, highly porous hair to be even drier.You're right. I will work on moisture before I do protein. I did the acv before my last time neutralizing. I am starting to think it's that isoplus too. It smells like clay under the fragrance and I can't stand it. I just got it cause it was the cheapest color coded neutralizer I could find on Amazon. Im at a loss because after two relaxers with very little oil added my hair is still curly!!!!! I feel like just banishing my hair to an eternal buzzcut. Ughhhh
how do you style your hair now with the frequent co-washing? I have no idea what to do with my hair if I'm not flat ironing it.I have come to realize that my hair LOVES protein. My hair feels like silk when I use Nexxus' Emergencee followed by a moisturizing deep condish.
I have started co-washing every other day with Aphogee 2 Minutes and my hair loves it.
The only hick in my new found perfect reg. is that Nexxus Emergencee seem to have disappeared off the market
I mean the Emergencee treatment that comes in a small bottle, not the condish/shampoo. I haven't tried those.how do you style your hair now with the frequent co-washing? I have no idea what to do with my hair if I'm not flat ironing it.
I see the shampoo and conditioner at ulta all the time.
Following up on what @ItsMeLilLucky said, I was wondering if maybe you also used a lot of cones, the non-water soluble ones? It sounds to me like there may be buildup blocking any moisture from getting into your strands. And if that's the case, then any protein you try to use will also be blocked. When my hair is just not responding to things, that's my sign that I need to clarify.
Even if you use sulfate poo often, sometimes we just have to clarify to wash the slate clean and then put nutrients back into it. So maybe getting your hair to a "base level" by clarifying then doing a mild protein tx followed by a moisturizing DC. Let it air dry without any product and then assess your hair. It'll be easier to tell if it's brittle from protein overload or dryness.
IA w you that you could save a lot of time, money and disappointment by doing your own relaxers SPECIFICALLY because the salon visits have not been up to par.
I've seen lots of ladies retain well with weekly wash, DC and heat style. I think as long as you don't do any touchup heat, you should be fine. Honestly, I'm tempted to start doing the same thing once things slow down for me over here.My hair is too thick, it feels kinda like I’m natural
I’m not gonna be able to do any kind of stretch at this point
I might have to introduce some heat at this point.
I’m definitely not gonna do any touch up heat. The way my laziness is set up, I barely wanna blowdry and flat ironI've seen lots of ladies retain well with weekly wash, DC and heat style. I think as long as you don't do any touchup heat, you should be fine. Honestly, I'm tempted to start doing the same thing once things slow down for me over here.
Got it! Now you’re going to make me go look for it. thanks for your routine I never know what to do bc everything I’ve done in the past seems like more manipulation than if I just flat ironed and wrapped at night. I’m going to give that a try.I mean the Emergencee treatment that comes in a small bottle, not the condish/shampoo. I haven't tried those.
After every ash I air dry, apply jojoba oil and serum and put it up. I almost always clip the pony so there is no tail.
In the mornings, I just spray some liquid leave-in and brush the front for that sleek look and rescarve it while I go through my morning routine.