Enough was enough! Seriously, it was time for me to regroup and get my fro under control lol. Weeks of trying new products which in some cases caused out of control frizz, poof, crunch, and dryness, had to come to an end! So what did I do? Yesterday, I decided to deep condition my hair FOR REAL! I threw what seem like everything but the kitchen sink, in my fro lol! First, I did a hot oil treatment, which I believe would be my second one since being natural. I warmed in the microwave for a few seconds, olive oil, avocado oil, and coconut oil (which I don't use on my hair lol but it's really good for the hair and skin so I was like why not.) I skipped the peppermint oil and castor oil this time because my scalp was fine but it was my hair that needed the attention. I lightly spritzed my hair with water to plump it up a little and applied the warm oil all over my fro and sat under a plastic cap for about 25 minutes.
I rinsed it out and quickly co-washed my hair with Giovanni Smooth as Silk Conditioner.
( I seriously needed moisture as the gels I have been messing with and the hot air made my hair feel dry.) After that, I decided to do an ACV rinse! (Yup I was goin' in ya'll!) I was playing NO games! For the rinse, I used 1 part vinegar to 3 parts water. I applied the rinse to my wet hair and let it sit for about 5 minutes. I then rinsed my hair again and did a final cowash with Giovanni. (I'm always a little cautious when it comes to vinegar lol.)
To end my Fro Recovery Session, I decided to do a true wash and go with no shingling or gel and let my hair do what it has been trying to do for weeks...SHRINK! I used olive oil, avocado butter, and Giovanni Smooth As Silk conditioner.
I am soo shocked at how soft my full shrinkage is! My tiny coils were visible and everything! There is even some shine from the oil/ butter I'm guessing :) I'm in disbelief because usually I have trouble wearing my hair fully shrunken... but not this time! I love it and I enjoyed rocking my super tight fro today. My hair shrank to about 1 1/2 inches from my head lol!!! But it felt and looked amazing. You know what? I'm gonna be embracing my tight fro more often because there are definitely times where I don't feel like twisting my hair...especially since my twistouts have been failing lol.
( BTW, after all this, I'm totally thinking about doing more oil rinses in my regimen (especially if I'm going to be adding true wash and go's in the mix) I'm also going to look into more ACV vinegar rinses because it literally helped get my fro back in line. )
Crystal aka Kriss
Hey! I'm Crystal, an energetic married mother of two who is on a journey to become the woman God has meant for me to be. I'm sharing my journey in hopes to inspire others to be comfortable with who they are. Here you will find lots of things ranging from natural hair care, beauty, marriage fun, spirituality, and more!
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Last Relaxer Date:
February 3, 2012
Big Chop Date:
August 5th 2012