This week I wasn’t expecting to experiment too much with anything extra ordinary, pretty much wanted to try my hand at consistency…see if I had what it took not to open that new jar of buttercreme. Overall I did good! I pre-pooed with some leftover conditioner I’d wanted to finish for a while, and went a head and mixed my ACV rinse. Still adding the Khoret Amen oil, but also mixing in some vitamin E oil I’d found underneath my mound of bottles. I’d purchased the vitamin E oil at the beginning of this year and seriously forgot I’d had it! My scalp towards the end of the week was beginning to act up again…a fault of mine because I’d forgotten to moisturize regularly with my coconut oil…and I was undoubtedly stressed at work. Stress is always a huge factor, relative to the health of my scalp, something I’ve tried to keep a handle on but failed miserably this week.
So added to my mix went the Vitamin E oil, which if what ‘they’ say is true, will help to stimulate my scalp, improving blood circulation. To help the process along I massaged my scalp while the ACV rinse was in my hair for a good five minutes, making sure to move in circular motions…basically just enjoying the experience! A scalp massage is a fantastic stress reliever btw!
After rinsing the ACV, I followed with a final wash of Oyin’s Honey Wash. A palmful was all I needed to distribute evenly and work up a good lather. I spot checked the crown of my head for that stripped, overly clean feeling and happily found zilch! I picked up on this habit late last year as a way to distinguish which washes/rinses/conditioners were doing the best job at cleansing/conditioning my hair. I simply create a part down the center of my hair, stopping midway and sort of inspect for buildup, moisture etc. This week I had zero buildup, and found that my hair was shinny and well moisturized.
Spot checks also help me in figuring out exactly which conditioner or DC to use for that week. Usually I can figure it out the day before I wash, sort of just by keeping tab on how my hair progressed for the week, and yesterday I found love again in Aubrey Organics Honey Suckle Rose. This was only my second time using this conditioner, and I’ll be honest it was sort of on a last/ second chance trial basis. The first time I used this about a month ago after hearing rave reviews from the blog community, I’d finally buckled and purchased while at the Vitamin shop (where it’s considerably cheaper than at other distributors btw!), came home…DC’d and was left very unimpressed. At the time I couldn’t figure out why my hair didn’t react well to all the great and natural ingredients found in the conditioner, I just decided to move on. And yet I still had more than half a bottle left, so I opted for a second chance, and was blown away by how great it worked!
I guess it’s a go-figure type thing….? What could I have done differently this time around…I’m not entirely sure…I detangled my ends with a wide toothed comb, applied the AOHR, then ran my denman through to further detangle. I donned my conditioning cap and sat with it for 30 min before rinsing, and was surprised at how well my hair came together…and by this I mean I had virtually no frizz and my curls behaved by curling! They honestly seemed to enjoy the combo of ACV + Honey Wash + AOHR.
To style I applied KCKT followed by Donna Marie’s Lock & Twist Pudding. This morning I wore my twists to work for the first time in a long time because I was a tad bit tired to unravel them. Losing that hour of sleep is not pleasant! But again, my hair has tons of shine and is moving beautifully…honestly I couldn’t find a better product to twist my hair! It’s easy to apply, and to apply you need very little.
On a side note, my internet is down this week….Arrggh! And I’m lagging behind on some product reviews I need to push out the door…some uppers and some downers I found while reviewing my old stash of things, so hopefully I can bang those out in a few days.
Countdown to Spring: 11 Days