Sunday, June 20, 2010

Natural Hair Update =)

Hello my loves :-) Its been a while since my last detailed post but I'm back and just wanted to share with you my progress on this road called Nappturality. Here's a quick refresher for you guys. My last perm was Oct 3rd 2009 (see link ) & my BC (Big Chop) was May 7th 2010. Here's what my hair looked like during this time frame:

The permed days

My transitioning day (Senegalese twist)


A month later June 13th (the result of a two-strand twist)

At the time of my BC, my hair length was 1 1/2 inches & my hair type is a 4b/4c.The products I'm using consist of Almond Oil, Coconut Oil which my hair seems to love (leaves my hair soft & manageable), Castor Oil, Unrefined Shea Butter, Herbal Essence Hello Hydration Moisturizing Conditioner (Orchid & Coconut Milk), Homemade Deep Conditioner (Hello Hydration, Castor Oil & Honey), Cantu Shea Butter Daily Oil Moisturizer, Palmer's Olive Oil Formula Organi-Gro Deep Conditioner with EVOO (Extra Virgin Olive Oil), Creme of Nature Lemongrass & Rosemary Leave-In Conditioner

In the beginning, regimen consisted of daily co-washes with any of the conditioners listed above. I baggied every evening before bed with castor oil, almond oil & coconut oil. I then switched it up a bit by dedicating either Friday's or Saturday's as my wash day. I wash my hair with my favorite shampoo Dr. Woods Pure Peppermint/Shea Butter castile soap, I was using my own mix as a DC but I've begun using Palmer's Olive Oil Formula Organi Gro Deep Conditioner with EVOO (this product smells amazing & leaves my hair very manageable!) which depending on which day I wash I either sleep with it over night or leave in for about a few hours. I also use a little Mega-Tek on my wash days. I've mixed it with some Sweet Almond oil which I believe prevents the shedding some users have experience. I end my ritual with Creme of Nature's Lemongrass & Rosemary Leave-In Conditioner which I'm not to crazy about the smell but my hair seems to love it so I'll make her happy . Once I'm done I apply unrefined shea butter & EVCO, I let my hair air dry just a little before I begin two-strand twisting my hair (I find I love my end results better than twisting on wet hair). My weekend plans depict how long I keep my twist in for.

I took a measurement today & according to my measuring tape, my hair is now about 3in. I also co-wash when I'm not twisting my hair and I use either V05 Herbal Escapes moisturizing Conditioner, V05 Tea Therapy Nourishing Conditioner or Herbal Essences Hello Hydration Moisturizing Conditioner. May 29th was my first Cassia Treatment which I purchased from Butters n Bars and the results were great!! Hair felt stronger as well as more manageable. I mixed it with hot water, castor oil, honey & evco, I slept with it over night and rinsed out the next morning. This past week has been an amazing one!! After my washing ritual last Sat, all I did was apply a little water to my hair at night before bed along with some Cantu Shea Butter Daily Oil Moisturizer lotion and then shaking my hair out with some coconut oil and sweet almond oil. My two-strand lasted the whole week without me having to do it over, I was totally shocked. I'm loving everyyyyyyy moment of my new found nappiness and can't wait to see what the future holds for me!!

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