Tuesday, May 25, 2010
MY PERSONAL SUMMER BUN CHALLENGE
I’ll also be incorporating more protein treatments by using a couple of eggs. I may try it one time by mixing it with a conditioner. I did a protein treatment w/eggs only a couple of weeks ago and had great results. Check out Au Naturale blog for some great recipes. My hair felt strong and wasn’t dry. I deep conditioned afterwards and put it back into a bun.
To slick down my hair, I’ve been using Curl Junkie’s Curl Assurance Aloe Fix. Loves this stuff. It has great hold and is quite moisturing. During the Hairveda sale, I purchased the Hairveda Whipped Gelly and I think I’m gonna love it also. I did a spot test with it and liked what I saw. I'll definitely keep you all posted on it.
Here’s my issue:
My bun tends to go dry so I have to stay on top of keeping it moisturized. Is this normal? Or should I just continue to try different product combo’s? Also, by day 3 or after a workout, I’ve got the frizzies.
Update: a pretty good combo is Qhemet’s Burdock Root Buttercreme and topping it with Qhemet’s Amla Oil Pomade. I think I also have to keep in mind that I'll need to apply a moisturizer on a daily basis. Still have some other combo's to try that I'll keep you updated about.
Here’s my current regimen:
Shampoo once a month or as needed
Co-wash twice a week – my hair craves water(moisture)
Oil massage scalp 2 to 3 times weekly
Steam Condish once a month
Henna once a month
Protein treatment every 6 weeks
Ayurvedic treatment (amla, brahmi & maka) twice a month
I'm not listing too many products because I have quite a few that I'm trying to use up and then those that I'm currently testing along with those that I still have to test. Whew! What can I say? Almost 3 years sans the chemicals and I'm still a pj who enjoys putting her hands in her hair. Lol.
However, I will list a few of my staples:
leave-in: Mop Organics Leave-In (Loves this stuff. It's my fav.) 2nd choice is Oyin's Handmade Honey Hemp Conditioner
condish wash: Herbal Essence Totally Twisted
shampoo: Jane Carter Solution Hydrating Invigorating shampoo/Mixed Chicks Gentle Clarifying shampoo
or Devacurl No Poo
*My apologies for the short list but it's late and I'm hella tired and sleepy.