Washing my ten months and counting transitioning hair is not an easy feat, however it is necessary. This wash day I wanted to try a little something different so I added honey to my deep conditioner. The reason I opt for honey was a tip I got from Nerline at Chic from Hair to Toe, and I must say sister girl knows what she is talking about. The benefits of honey are awesome, it nourishes and enriches the hair leaving shiny and lustrous. I was really happy with the results; my hair was soft and felt moisturized.
Hot Oil Prepoo- with coconut, Olive, grapeseed and avocado oil. I first detangled use the oil mix cold after my hair was properly detangled, I warmed the oil mix and applied it from root to tip and did a scalp massage before putting on a plastic cap and a head tie. I let the oil mix sit on my hair for 45 minutes.
Shampoo- I lathered twice with crème of nature sunflower and coconut detangling conditioning shampoo. I don’t normally lathered more than once, however, my scalp was in the need of a proper cleansing.
Deep Condition- My intention was to a protein type deep conditioner put I opt to Deep Condition with Crème of Nature Intensive Conditioning Treatment and honey under my conditioning cap for 30 minutes. After allowing my hair to cool I rinsed out the conditioner with warm water followed up my cool water to close the cuticles. I then wrapped my head in a t-shirt and let it dry for 10 minutes.
|Hair with conditioner|
Leave-in conditioner and Moisturizer- I then sprayed my hair with Crème of Nature strength and shine leave-in followed my kinky curly knot today detangler and detangled. While detangling I had quite a few knots at the ends so I trimmed a little as I went. When I was finished with each section I plaited it, in all I had four plaits. At this point I was tired so I put on my scarf and went to bed.
Styling- In the morning I applied OGX coconut milk anti-breakage serum and blow dried each section on cool then applied Elasta QP olive oil and mango butter moisturizer. I opted for my go to style of two flat twist (I’ve gotten good at it) for my hairstyle of the day.
|My many faces|
Each new phase of this journey has its own challenges for me this phase is the “what in the world do I do with this?” Keeping my hair clean and moisturized is no biggie for me however styling is and may always be one.
What are or were your transitioning challenges?