From the desperate last post, you would have been able to glean that I have been crazy busy.
I have been so busy that I have let my hair care slide. In the last 7 weeks, I have washed my hair only twice and have not deep-conditioned it at all at all. My entire hair regime has been reduced to shampoo, using a leave-in and a butter for sealing. Every 4 days or so, I would spray with a mix of water, glycerine and panthenol and then re-style my hair.
However, all that is about to change. To re-introduce moisture into my hair, I have resolved to do the following:
– Co-wash with conditioner every week for 3 weeks. 1 week of using a clarifying black soap shampoo that has been fortified with oils. I am not a big fan of co-washing so this is a biggie for me.
– Deep condition at least twice (My schedule is crazy these days, I can not honestly say that I can do more than this).
– Add a bit more ooomph in my hair spritz by including some Aloe Vera Juice which I love, love, love. It really softens and moisturizes my hair.
– Use a herbal hair rinse like Neem (a.k.a Dogonyaro) to get a really clean scalp. Neem is a powerful antiseptic and antifungal herb and massaging it into the scalp is a good way of promoting scalp health.
When I get back home, I am going to make a hair mask from a fruit in season so look out for that.
I am also not going to forget to get a protein treatment in. My main concern is moisture as my hair is turning to hay but the protein is equally important to strengthen my hair.
I will report back in a few weeks to let you all know how it went.
Have you been treating your hair right? Or have you fallen off the wagon like me? What have you done to change things?