May 7, 2013
Natural Hair Needs Moisture?
Last night I felt the need to intervene on my curls and do a deep condition. Admittedly, deep conditioning is one of the things I rarely do for my hair and I don't know why... However, I realized the first step towards getting my hair back healthy required me to give it some TLC.
So, there I was in my shower... staring at products and full of deep conditioning dreams. I opted to use my Brazilian Blowout Acai Deep Conditioning Masque, and since I hadn't bought a plastic cap in at least a year, I decided to be resourceful and grab a Target bag to kick my treatment up a few notches.
I've seen mixed reviews on natural hair sites regarding the real effectiveness of using heat/plastic bags to deep condition hair, but this treatment suggested being left on for 10-20 mins (if not overnight). Thus, I opted to leave it in for an hour and pass the time watching the Bulls game (amazing Game 1 in the series against Miami) and forced my boyfriend to wonder why the hell I had a Target bag on my head lol.
Nevertheless, once I rinsed out the masque my strands felt pretty awesome... and I did myself one better by using Kinky Curly Knot Today Leave-In, sealing with Organic Jojoba Oil, and topping everything off with Ouidad's Hydrafusion Intense Curl Cream. Yeah, it seems like a lot while I'm typing this lol... but I swear it's not. I did a few flat twists to allow my hair to air dry, and threw on a scarf. Voila - - my strands were insanely moisturized and back in action.
Sidebar: My head scarf is seriously the bane of my boyfriend's existence ! He stared me down for a good hour until I said fuck it and took it off lol... He demanded to know the benefits of wearing the scarf. I told him he'd have to buy me a silk pillow case if he wanted the scarf to leave. Does anyone else experience this?