It’s towards the end of July, Summer has hurriedly reached it’s halfway mark…and somehow…someway, I still find myself baffled each time I take down my twists after a wash+condition+style cycle. I’d want to hearken this all to a ‘glutton for punishment’ mindset…me knowing & listening to the humidity forecast before applying my first styling product, yet still floored when ‘poof’ is the only scenario starring me in face.
Alas, this morning I took the final hint, and realized if first day hair comes out looking like five day old hair…it’s still alright. The blazing sun/heat yesterday tore through my twists to dry them in air fashion, but…maybe a bit too well. My strands were endlessly parched after taking down in the a.m., leaving me weary of adding any kind of butter/moisturizer/curl cream.
Finally getting down to the bare bones of my sample poo bar from Chagrin Valley. My Tea Tree and Neem bar has lasted well over four washes…a plus considering the intial size of the bar and the scope of my hair. Washed with the bar this week, but also decided to use up the palm-ful of Oyin’s Honey Wash leftover from many moons ago. LUV this stuff for softening & cleansing my hair the only way curly/coily hair should be cleansed…gently/nourishing. All good stuff.
AOHR, the only conditioner left in sight after the past few weeks of using up the goods. Detangled, smoothed on condish in sections…twisted, and DC’d for a couple hours while I exited to the laundromat. Multitasking is the only way I know how to do Sundays, and thankfully my hair was treated to a much deserved DC after nixing on it last week. Before rinsing, applied old fav ACV to my scalp a ( added Hairveda’s CoCosta Oil), massaged in the scalp…cold rinsed and dug deep to find my old bottle of KCKT.
Applied KCKT, under Donna Marie’s Lock & Twist Pudding. After the twists were fully dry, the ends were a bit dry/under-moisturized, sealed with Afroveda’s Ginger Almond Twist Butter. The ‘do’ this morning was less moisturized than what I’d been used to after using the KCKT + Donna Marie Combo. HUMIDITY!!
How does one argue with your hair… to lay right, suck in that moisture…but not too much! Stay low…avoid the frizz, play nice with the other coils. I can’t…and as I type…my place has suspicously reached Sauna like temperatures. Here’s to whatever tomorrow will bring;-)!
Edit: After perusing some old posts, I did notice the same problem after using KCKT + the lock twist pudding. A combo of excessive humdidty with these two probably…not a good thing?!