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So after doing the whole washing the hair thing, I sat down to style it. I did my hair in bantu knots with twists. I applied my HE conditioner, then my honey, aloe, mango butter , oils etc. concoction, then i applied just the butter alone and finally i sealed it with an oil mixture.

Why did i use so many products, well during my test runs if I used just the conditioner and the butter with the oil my hair still felt dry so thats why I added the mixture, I also read on one of the forums that adding the honey would give me good hold, and since I was doing twists and bantu knots I figured it was a good idea.

So far so good, my hair feels super moisturized, i know its still wet but im hoping it’ll feel this way when it drys too.

Fast forward a couple of hours, so im about to go to bed and wanted to double check my knots, when lo and behold I see some dry crusty stuff around the knots, my first though is Oh no I put too much honey in the mixture. So what do i do? I pull out my trusty conditioner and see if i can smooth away those crusties because i so dont want to have to wash my hair again. As I go to my bed i pray that i wont have crusties in the morning.

In the morning I wake up and lo and behold the conditoner dried and I got the same crusties I was running from. Finally Im like it must be product overload, I’ll rinse my hair and try to get some of the product off.

As of this posting, i have rinsed my hair thoroughly, well as thorougly as one can get with bantu knots in there head, I still see crusties, so i fear that I may have to just rewash my hair. I am not looking forward to that. 😦

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Posted on: May 6, 2009

So today as promised I deep conditioned, washed and styled my hair. For my deep condition I used what the ingredients i mentioned in the earlier post, but i added some conditioner and honey, and some aloe vera to it. I need all the moisture I can get.

Generally I would do a protein treatment and then a moisture treatment but this time i didnt have the time. So i deep conditioned for about 6 hrs, then rinsed it out and shampooed my hair. For my shampoo I combined a bunch of small samples I had (yeah im not sure if you should do this or not, but i did it anyway), some mango body butter, conditioner, honey, aloe and my quartet of oilsm oilve, avocado, safflower and grapeseed. I guess i was trying to make a moisturizing shampoo, not to sure if it worked, my hair didnt feel stripped so i guess it did.

Then i followed up with Herbal Essence hydralicious repairing conditoner ( i love the smell, its not too overpowering, just nice) and then used tresemme moisture rich conditioner. rinsed leaving a bit of the conditoner in, and voila. Done, well almost. now I just have to style, which will be tomorrows post.

The only thing is that I was left with little bits of banana in my hair frome the deep conditioner. It was really annoying as the pieces were tiny and just wanted to stick to my hair. Next time i will use baby food. 🙂

Pictures :

my hair with deep in conditoner in it

my hair with deep in conditoner in it

hair with deep conditioner

hair with deep conditioner

hair, deep conditoner

hair, deep conditoner

herbal essence conditioner

herbal essence conditioner

 

texture shot of the conditioner

texture shot of the conditioner

 

tresemme conditioner

tresemme conditionertexture shot of tresemme

mixed shampoo

mixed shampoo

So tomorrow is going to be an all day hair day, im going to deep condition, wash and style. Its gonna be loads of fun.

Anyways to the point, im going to be trying two homemade recipes to moisturize my hair because right now its feelin as dry as the sahara, no lie. So, Im going to use the coconut milk recipe with mashed bananas, honey, olive olil, avocado oil and safflower ( i read that its supposed to make your hair shiny and soft). I’ve used or rather attempted to use coconut milk before but the recipe was a dud, not because of the coconut but because my avocado wasn’t ripe enough so it was little bits instead of smooth and then I got the bright idea to add carrots to it, it just went downhill from there, I had to dump the whole thing out and start again, and by that time i didnt have a whole lot of coconut milk left. Hopefully this time the recipe works better, fingers crossed.

The next recipe that im going to use is aloe, honey and olive oil with some safflower oil of course. This is to help moisturize and provide hold when im do my bantu knot twists (im trying them for the first time, hope it turns out good). Im going to be using this in conjuction with conditioner and a body butter, yeah i said body butter, shea butter was way to steep for me so I bought a butter that i think can do dual purpose, it doesn’t feel bad so far ( I did a sample test in my hair today).

I just hope my hair doesn’t feel like a brillo pad after this, thats my main goal, if its a bit soft i will be thrilled. Oh, and im going to seal or add some of my “herbal oil” the conditoner hides the spice cabinet smell. 🙂


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