It’s been a really good month and sad as I am to see it end, I’m glad to move into November.
Today’s post is all about my new care routine. I joined a hair group on Facebook and someone suggested we try washing our hair with only water for a month. No products at all, just water every day.
I was totally down with the challenge and began middle of August. I washed my hair with my fave dudu osun shampoo then just let it air dry before twisting.
I had heard about it online but never thought to try it until she suggested we do.
So basically, the method involves twisting your hair mini size. Then washing everyday with water by massaging and gently scratching your scalp, using your hands to smooth down the running water along your strands- back and front. This should be done everyday until however long it takes your sebum to reach maximum coverage.
Now my ish with this was I just didn’t seem to get the right size for my twist. They always came undone after every wash and I found myself retwisting which for me killed the purpose of low manipulation.
So what did I do? I installed mini sized kinky twists. This particular extension is light weight even with water, dries well while letting your hair soak in the water which was just too good for me. So every two days I was washing with warm water, tied it up in a simple bun then wrapped a towel around it without rubbing.
Then my swimming lessons began and knowing the story behind chlorine and hair, I panicked. None of the sites encouraging water only talked about swimming. So with a few tips from Gorgeousness, I settled for washing with hot water a day before swimming, few hours before swimming and after swimming. I would concentrate on letting water surround my strands until the chlorine smell was gone.
Anyways, my verdict for this method? Amazing. And I will definitely try it again. I learned quite a bit especially as I lived thru four and a half years with dry hair. Yes, I would wash my hair and use a dryer, I would panic if water touched my hair and I combed it regardless of the pain. I have this odd growth pattern which totally drove me mad back then. I would cut my hair every time I noticed my front was longer. Imagine the length I could have retained abi?
It’s barely a year I began growing out my hair and aiming for health and it’s been totally great. I braid my hair myself by the way and get better with every attempt.
So for the eight to ten weeks of the trial period, I had on kinky twist four weeks apart. I washed every day for six weeks then every two days after that. I massaged regularly as well. Now I didn’t follow all the golden rules I read about cos truth be told I’m downright lazy when it comes to my hair but what I did worked fine. My hair was moisturized daily and I wasn’t manipulating at all. I retained length and my hair color seemed to be darker…..or I’m just imagining.
All in all, it was great and I’ve decided I won’t be piling on the products anymore. Will be sticking to regular oils….olive, and castor. I want to try peppermint oil tho so once I’m done with my bottle of jojoba, I get peppermint oil. I have no idea where to get pure shea butter here so will be sticking to a product I saw in dm, avocado butter I think it was. It’s said to work both as a deep conditioner and a leave in. I will be trying it out.
Like I said, this method was great, my hair loved it and it was super easy to handle. In two weeks I will be doing a deep condtioning treatment and then installing yarn that should last about three weeks.
Ja, its obvious, ich liebe mein haar!!!! Gorgeousness whines when I don’t let the afro out….sweetness, I need to protect this kinky goodness…sometimes. Haha
Bold enough to try this method? Any strange method you have tried with your hair? Dish!!
Oh guess what???? I got the most amazing review here from Ike Chioma. I was totally honored to read that post. I’m mostly on there reading her posts and commenting on issues she tackles that I can relate to. She’s super cute and makes short hair look fly. Let’s not even discuss her hot bod. Hour glass ppl, hour glass…
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