This is my three little piggies.. LoL! Please excuse my dirty mirror. I just got conditioner all over it! SMH.
These are the actual sections I detangle in. YES, three big sections. I found the reason I was HATING combing my hair was because of those micro sections some naturals suggest you part your hair into! I was making like these tiny sections and my hair was in the way, and it was hurting and STILL breaking my hair.. Oddly enough, my hair believes in strength in numbers. A bigger section well combed, I get less breakage and less pain. Just as effective if not MORE so! It’s one of those “listen to your body” deals. It applies to hair too.
Today, I cowashed with Vo5. Funny thing about conditioners, when you put them on your soaking wet hair, it seems to lather a little bit. I thought it was just my Aussie, but seems the Vo5 does it too. Of course it’s not really “lathering” but it kinda makes me feel like I’m getting some cleaning action. Of course I detangled and deep conditioned- actually AM deep conditioning with Aussie. I’m still in those 3 ponies right now with my plastic cap on. My hair felt so soft when I was detangling. So far I’m enjoying cowashing very much. This is week 3.. I think I have one more co wash, then an actual shampoo with my Dove Daily Moisture to get all clean and start all over.
OK. Just sharing some photos.
Monday 10/24/11 – Technically 10/25/11 * HAPPY BIRTHDAY SAMMIE JACKSON! (10/25/40-4/18/86)
Ok with all that out of the way. I got off early today so I figured I’d get my post out of the way. Remember yesterday I said I loaded my hair with product because I am perpetually LATE? Well I WAS as usual. Since I took my time shingling gel in, my curls were really defined and SHINY. They were a little smushed when I got up but for the most part they were just as defined as they were before the bonnet and plastic cap. So I decided to try to just spritz and go as the ladies say. And…
WINNING!! My hair was still loaded with Long Aid, so adding more would have been over kill. I was a little apprehensive about doing it like that because my hair gets dry in a SNAP! But honestly there was so much gel in my hair, it looked AND felt like I’d just put it in. My fro was big and poppin’, and I was going to just pull it back anyway for work. What was there really to lose? Well, 11 hours later, it is still moisturized and soft. And the curls are really defined after all these hours. I think it’s doing pretty good. I mean, I can’t keep my hands out of it! I think this is my BEST hair day.. EVER. Well, loose and natural anyway. I mean it is just.. SOFT!
Could it be the cowash? I did cowash yesterday instead of shampooing. Does Rebel NOW like a little curly girl? I even plopped with a tee, Honeys, I was REAL good this wash day!! LoL! And it paid off. I will NOT be going full curly girl. I have to wash my hair with shampoo. But maybe I don’t have to EVERY week. With the weather getting cooler I need to retain as much moisture as possible. There were several differences actually. I applied leave in (Aussie) to my SOAKING wet hair before plopping- and I used more this time. So that may have made it come out better. In any case I’m having an AWESOME hair day.
Now tomorrow may be another story!! LoL!