Hello people! I figured doing this hair update was long overdue but I figured I’d do it anyway. If you’ve been following my blog, you probably already know that my hair is like 90% natural. The front part along my forehead and temples is relaxed, and the rest of it is natural. I’ve done a couple of hair journey posts, so I thought I should maintain the trend with this as well. I always talk about wanting to cut my hair, but I don’t want to chop it all off. So, in a bid to accelerate growth -especially on the relaxed part- I’ve opted to braid my hair into fairly big twists with braid extensions. I want to keep them for a maximum of 4 weeks, as I intend on taking them out and braiding kinky twists after. I really hope my hair will grow! Fingers crossed. 🙂
To share what I did before I got the twists done, I shampoo’d my hair, conditioned and deep conditioned it with a DIY treatment that I made at home. I decided to do a moisture-based treatment because the week before I had DC’d with a protein-based treatment. My hair felt a little dry after I’d had my hair in bantu knot-outs in THIS post, is why I opted for the moisture-based treatment. So, after a few minutes spent on
researching googling DIY moisture-based treatments, I came across this one, which seemed to have the best ingredients, and those that were available at home.
So, this is what I used for the treatment after I shampoo’d and conditioned my hair:
1 cup of water (warm)
2 tbsp of extra virgin olive oil
2 tbsp of castor oil
10 drops of tea tree oil
1 1/2 tbsp honey
I used the water to warm the oils and mix them up well and applied to my damp hair from root to tip. I massaged well, wore a shower cap for about 2 hours then rinsed out in the shower. I must say, my hair was SUPER moisturized after!! I didn’t need to use too much castor oil to seal and do my bantu knots. Result!! 😀
My hair was quite moisturized till the day I decided to get my braids done. So, when I went to get my braids done, I just used water to moisturize and blow dry my hair, then do the twists.
To ensure my scalp is moisturized albeit ensuring it doesn’t have residue build up, I use a mixture of castor oil, olive oil and coconut oil. I’m still looking for the right conditioner that I will use to moisturize my strands. I’m also trying to research on the best way to maintain my braids. Once I find a good regimen to stick to, you’ll be the first to know!
Till next time,
Lots of X’s and O’s 🙂