I decided to transition for as long as I could for various reasons. I wanted to give my self a lot of time to get used to managing my natural hair. I am used to having my hair long, so a big chop might have been too shocking for me. Most wash days, I discover a new way to handle my hair. At 73 weeks post relaxed, I discovered that sectioning my hair into 8 places did a lot of good for it. The deep conditioner sank into every strand of my hair when I applied it. I was also able to detangle properly and easily.
My Wash Day Products
Pre-poo: Coconut oil & Olive Oil
Shampoo: ORS invigorating Shampoo
Deep Conditioner: Creme of Nature Strengthening Milk Mask, Honey and Olive Oil
Sealant: Grape Seed Oil
How it Went
Prepoo & Cleansing: I applied a mix of coconut oil and olive oil to my hair in sections. i covered my hair with a shower cap for 40 minutes. I mixed my favorite shampoo with some water in a bottle and soaked my scalp in it. The minty feel is really amazing.
Deep Conditioning: I needed to pamper my 73 weeks post relaxed hair, so I added honey and olive oil to my deep conditioner. I applied my deep conditioning mix in 8 sections of my hair and covered with the shower cap for 2 hours. I rinsed it off and used my newly acquired microfiber head cap (review coming up shortly) to dry.
Leave-in conditioner: I am yet to buy a leave-in conditioner. So I used a DIY leave-in conditioner and sealed in the moisture with grape seed oil. I then twisted my hair into 8 chunky twists and silently prayed that the twists outs will come out well because I did not use any holding product.
The next day, I took out the twists, fluffed them out and styled them with hair pins. At 73 weeks post relaxed, my hair is long enough for me to hide the straight ends of the previously relaxed hair.
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