Forgive the quality of the pictures. I had to take them with my phone.
This week, thanks to the fact that we had public (bank) holidays on Thursday and Friday, I did something which I rarely have time to do. A pre-poo, shampoo, conditioner with steam treatment and finally, I put my hair in Curlformers. Phew!
I started with this:
I started with pre-pooing my hair with Herbal infused Coconut Oil. I then added few drops of Lemon, Carrot-Seed and Rosemary Essential Oils.
As I applied the pre-poo mix, I twisted the hair into sections.
After having this in my hair for a few minutes, I washed it out with a shampoo bar. I love our Shampoo Bars (available in the Ahia) because they are clay based and have moisturizing ingredients like Aloe Vera. I have very dry hair so a gentle shampoo is a must. I only use a clarifying shampoo once every 6 weeks or so. My usual clarifying shampoo is black soap and I always follow up with a moisturizing deep conditioner.
Okay, back to my day yesterday…
After shampooing my hair, I used a T-shirt to mop up the excess water. If you are definitely a towel girl, use a microfiber towel as it is gentler on the hair than the usual towels. Plus it is usually more absorbent.
I then set-up my Huetiful Steamer by setting the water to boil while I applied conditioner to my hair. By the time I was done, the water was boiled. I sat under the hood for about 20 minutes. I even treated my face to a steam bath.
My hair was not sectioned and twisted off when I went under the steamer so I finger detangled, combed with my wide tooth comb and twisted in big sections. Next thing was to wash out the remaining conditioner and then use Braggs Organic Apple Cider Vinegar as a final rinse to help close my hair cuticle as well as to restore the acidic pH of my hair/scalp.
My hair was sectioned so I did this wash off and final rinse section by section.
After blotting off excess liquid and after letting it dry a bit, sealed my hair with a Castor Oil/Coconut Oil mix.
Sounds like a lot already no? This hard working girl was not done yet. I then set about putting my hair in curlformers. It was my first time using the curlformers so I did not expect any magic. I got all my hair in at about 1600hrs and to ensure that it dried properly, I even went to bed that night with 39 curlformers in my hair (I woke up more times than I would have liked) and the next morning popped my hair out.
To be honest, I was not expecting anything fantastic and I didn’t get anything fantastic. Lol!
I expect that my technique will get better with time.
So that was how, hair-wise I spent one bank holiday.