STEP 1 | PRE-POO
Being consists is still a struggle, when it comes to moisturizing my hair during the week. That’s why I started my routine with a pre-poo treatment, using Garnier Whole Blends (Loving Blends) Repairing Conditioner. I’m starting to like this conditioner -for pre-poo only-. I pre-pooed for 30 minutes, without heat. As a result my hair was moist and tangled free.
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-.
During the week my schedule was a bit off. For example, moisturizing my hair in the morning and not at night. Then there was some days I didn’t use a scarf at night. On the positive side I did more protective styles, like cornrow braid or cornrow twist my hair.
Pre poo treatment
It’s been a while, but it was definitely time for a pre-poo. I used Extra Virgin Coconut Oil all over my hair and Jamaican Black Castor Oil on my scalp. I did this treatment for an hour without heat. While I was applying the oil to my hair I noticed I had a lot of hair loss. The hair loss comes from not moisturizing my hair properly during the week.
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.
I’m still on my stretch. The plan was to relax my hair last Sunday. Well I’m still debating if I need to relax my hair. This is so funny, because if have never been in this situation that I didn’t know when I should relax.
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Pre poo treatment
It’s been a while but I missed pre pooing my hair before a wash. I applied Coconut oil on my hair and Jamaican Black Castor oil on my scalp. After an hour pre pooing without heat, it was time to wash my hair.