For the last two weeks I have been wearing my wig as a protective style. I’m trying to leave my hair alone and protect it from the weather. So far I’m holding on. Before I started with the protective style I did a protein treatment, two weeks ago, to strengthen my hair. I planned to wear my wig for another 3 weeks – I hope I can manage, after a while I miss my hair – .
At this moment I’m 18 weeks post relaxer
For a while I wanted to do a pre-poo ‘oil’ treatment with my steamer. I applied vitamin E oil mixed with a little bit of Jojoba oil all over my hair and scalp. Normally I would use Castor or Coconut oil, but I wanted to try something different. I used the Huetiful Hair Steamer for the treatment. After the treatment the front of my hair felt soft, but the back felt a bit stiff – weird -, I need to play with using Vitamin E oil for a pre-poo treatment-.
With every stretch I tell myself that I won’t go further than 18 weeks post, but here I’m again at 24 weeks post relaxer. Don’t get me wrong there is nothing wrong with stretching for a long period of time – I have been doing that for the longest – but I wanted to try something different and see how my hair will react.
With every stretch my focus has been with retaining my length. At times I’m still dealing the extreme breakage and split ends. Like sometimes I will talk to my hair and ask “Can I get a break?” and living in the Netherlands doesn’t help either – the weather is pissing me off- but on the positive note, I’m happy with my new growth. I’m transitioning from relaxed hair (bone straight texture) to texlaxed hair (semi straight hair).
The cold weather is messing up my hair, like really. I told myself to do more protective styles, but I’m lacking.
My hair felt really rough so I needed a good moisture treatment
Step 1 | Pre Poo treatment
It’s been a while that I did a pre poo treatment. A pre poo treatment always helps me to get back shine. I applied my Pre Poo oil mix (Jamaican Black Castor oil x Olive oil x 5 drops of Rosemary oil) to each section. I really concentrated on my ends, because it really needed the extra love. I let the oil sit for an hour without heat.
I decided to protect my hair for several reasons. One trying to retain length and second because of the weather. I live in the Netherlands and its fall season. The weather is f#!%ed up. So I have been protective styling my hair since September 12. My style for the moment is protecting with a wig. I will write a post about how I prep and maintain my hair while wigging – lol it that a word? Wigging? –
I skipped the pre poo treatment and went straight to washing my hair. Because I didn’t apply any product to my hair during the week, I only needed to shampoo once. For the wash I used Mizani Moisturfusion Milk Bath Shampoo.
Before washing my hair I decided to do a quick search and destroy method – getting rid of the split ends –. I need to be more hands on with this method. At the positive side the split ends was less than normal. There was a point in my hair journey that split ends was my best friend – ugh -.
Shampooed my hair with Mizani Moisturfusion Milk Bath Shampoo. I was a bit lazy so I washed it in sections of two. With a cotton t-shirt I wrapped my hair to blot it dry.
Last week I had to switch to another day for washing my hair. On Saturday I attended a wedding and I knew there was no time to do a wash routine in the morning. So I washed my hair on Friday. I planned to flat iron my hair, but I wasn’t sure which product to use.
2 2 w e e k s p o s t r e l a x e r
Pre poo treatment
Mixing Redken Real Control & Time Reset Conditioner and Coconut Oil to pre poo with. It’s been a long time that I used this product and I also finished the bottle. I don’t know if I will buy the product again. The mixture was applied all over my hair and mainly on the ends. I let the product sit for 30 minutes without heat.
I shampooed my hair with Mizani Moisturfusion Milk Bath Shampoo.