Natural Hair | Deep Conditioning

Hey!

How you doing?

First of all, where did last week and weekend go to? To me it just flew by so fast but I’m actually glad it did and I’ll tell you why.

1. I was back in hospital cause of muscle spasms.

2. I was almost robbed on Tuesday in broad day light, like how now? If it wasn’t for my nails, things would have gone wrong.

3. I was having the worst hair day every single day of last week, it just got to a point where I just dumped some gel in my hair and wore it in a low ponytail, which wasn’t a good idea cause I forgot to detangle my hair. 😦 😦 😦

How was your week? Hahaha

We are almost done with breaking down my wash routine and I’m glad that some of you have tried pre-pooing and it has actually worked for you.

If there is one thing in my routine that I cannot do with out, that is my deep conditioner. I can go without pre-pooing and shampooing but I can never go without deep conditioning my hair. This is the most important step in my routine.

The good thing with deep conditioners is that you can either buy them from the stores or make them at home. When I was transitioning and newly natural, I was all about DIY as I was still learning what my hair liked and didn’t like. I found out that DIY deep conditioners are just not for me. They work great for the first 2-3 days but after that, my hair gets really dry and yucky haha.

DIY deep conditioners are great, don’t get me wrong but the molecules in the proteins e.g; avocado are to large to penetrate the hair strands so they just remain on the surface of the hair strand hence the hair dries out quickly. The protein needs to be hydrolyzed in order to penetrate the hair strand and permanently work on your hair.

I have decided to try a new deep conditioner every time I need to buy a new one, so I can find what works best for my hair and all that good stuff. Currently I’m using CurlyKids Mixed Hair HairCare.

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CurlyKids – Ksh. 595 (Super Cosmetics)

I AM SO IN LOVE WITH IT. I walked into Super Cosmetics at Westlands and I just stood there for about 30 to 45 minutes trying to decided on a product. I have high porosity hair which means my hair takes in moisture fast but loses it just as fast because my hair cuticles are always open. In this case humectants (draw moisture) are a no, no for my hair, so I always have to make sure that my products don’t have glycerine in them or it is low on the list of ingredients, the lower it is, the less the ingredient.

Glycerine is low on the list of ingredients and it doesn’t affect my hair. With this product my hair is left super soft, super shiny, super moisturized and my curls are popping as soon as I rinse it off. I shall do a full review when it is finished.

After I shampoo and condition, I apply it from my ends to my roots and my edges. I cover my hair with a plastic bag and a beanie or a tshirt to trap in the heat for about 15 minutes. After that I rinse my hair with cold water. Cold water helps close the cuticles which retains moisture, adds shine to your hair and makes it nice and soft.

If you are not deep conditioning, you better start now. Okay?

Hope you enjoyed this and I shall talk to y’all soon.

Love,

Jo.

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