I was asked to share a picture of my hair after putting up this post about how my hair had gotten really dry. After a few day of:
- Shampooing – with a Bentonite clay based shampoo (Terressentials Mud Wash). I used the Lavender Garden which is good for dry hair.
- Deep Conditioning – I make my own conditioners from scratch and I made one that was super rich and intense to take care of my super dry hair. If I were to provide you with a label, it would read something like this: Aloe Vera Gel, Water, BTMS, Shea Butter, Glycerin, Cetyl Alcohol, Honey, Castor Oil, Hemp Oil, Coconut Oil, Panthenol (vitamin B), Rosemary Essential Oil and Basil Essential Oil. I used a lot of Aloe Vera Gel because it is very moisturizing. The BTMS is there because it is not possible to have a real conditioner (not the homemade version) without a real cationic quaternary compound. Every single ingredient has a function it plays towards enriching hair. Perhaps I will get into this in another post -not sure yet if I will.
- Daily Moisture – I spritzed with a water & glycerin mix, massaged a leave-in conditioner into my hair and then sealed all the goodness in with either castor oil or shea butter. I did this daily.
- I also massaged my scalp with coconut oil every other day.
Voila! 7 days later:
Afro hair is super thirsty. Just after a few days of supplying moisture, the hair got shinier, looked thicker and though it is not immediately visible here, the ends got really curly. Makes me wonder how my insides cope when I don’t drink as much water as I should.
So how do you bring your hair back from the brink?
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