Alright, so I can’t lie. I’ve been procrastinating summing up this week’s process because Monday morning left me with a bitter taste in my mouth. I will backtrack in summary:
- Prepoo: V05 Moisture Milks Conditioner
- Poo: J/A/S/O/N Vitamin E with A & C Shampoo
- DC: Millcreek Botanicals Aloe Vera Conditioner (added Babassu Oil, Jojoba Oil, Vitamin E oil, Tea Tree Oil, Honey)
- Style: Leave-In/KBB Hair Milk & Curls Curly Q Custard
So, that was the gist of the process this past week. Finished at a decent hour…2ish in the p.m., and went out to air dry my twists. I have to say though…before heading to bed Sunday night I had a sneaking suspicion something was amiss with my routine this week. It was just a hunch, so before going to bed I added a bit of castor oil and Oyin Handmade Whipped Pudding. A LOT of product to add to hair on first day, but to actually see my hair is to know of the predicament that awaited me in the morning…and oohhhh was it….interesting.
Okay, so there was frizz…not really unusual…a slight bit of stiffness from the Curly Q Custard…fine. But my ‘bad hair day’ undoubtedly consisted of the driest, most brittle hair I’ve yet to experience this year. I kid not…I dared not initiate any HIFS for fear of breaking off any strands. The front edges of my hair were so dry and brittle to the touch I began strategizing a way to salvage the do while at work.
Once reaching home, I headed to the bathroom armed with three things:
- Jane Carter’s Revitalizing Leave-In
- Curls by Sisters Smith Wet Set Pudding
- Oyin Handmade Whipped Pudding
Sprayed the dry nest with the Revitalizing Leave-in, emulsified the wet set pudding in the palm of hands along with a dab of Oyin’s Pudding and applied to hair. I retwisted the entire head of hair, and hoped for the best in the morning. This morning I breathed a hefty sigh of relief and found my hair fairly moisturized all the way down to the ends. I aim to remoisturize and re-twist into larger twists tomorrow evening for the start of Thursday.
My choice of Shampoo this week was probably the biggest mistake? It contains NO sulfates which drew me in, yet as I was washing my hair after pre-pooing, I knew I wouldn’t be using it in the near future.
Styler this week, a new product I tried from the Curls line, the Curly Q Custard. Formulated for coarse curls, this curl cream provided VERY little hold and added virtually no moisture to my hair.
Okay, another factor, which is probably the most annoying factor because of it’s inevitable nature…is the weather. Cold temps have crippled my hair with dryness over the past few weeks. Is anyone else experiencing an excess in dryness these past few days? I doubt it’s just me, even before getting to the train for work, the winds are WHACKING my twists back and forth…it’s not hat season yet is it? Protective Styling just might be in my future….