This is how I started my wash day;
I wanted to recreate my twist out so my eyes were on the prize.
So I washed with Elasta QP Creme Conditioning Shampoo. Good so far.
Tea Rinsed with black, green, chamomile, horsetail and burdock teas. Good so far.
DC-Ed with Silk Dreams Chocolate Bliss Conditioner. This is where it started to go wrong. The first time I tried this conditioner, I got it on promotion and received it free when it first came out. I wanted to like it, actually, I wanted to love it (have you seen the ingredients) but it never moisturized well enough. This time I left it on for 35 minutes, used it under the steamer, and when my husband asked rhetorically “you have conditioner in your hair” I knew it was sitting on top and didn’t absorb. Normally, you cannot see conditioners on my hair once left on under heat/steam. While applying I couldn’t finger tangle like I normally do and after rinsing, my hair felt…. Slightly dry. I’ll again with a heating cap the next time I use it.
After rinsing, I tshirt dried then proceeded to detangle and do a twist out. I used Silk Dreams Wheat Germ Butter Conditioner and then some CHI heat protectant because I wanted to dry under my bonnet dryer.
When I was done, my hair felt sticky, dry and like residue-doo city. I proceeded to just style my hair because I had to leave to a picnic. I washed my hands 3 times to make sure I wasn’t feeling things. When I got to the park, I had my cousin feel my hair. She said “it feels ok, not too dry, but its not moisturized.” I almost cried.
I hate washing 2x in one day but it was clearly necessary. However, I had to find a reason to wash again so my husband wouldn’t make a slick comment. Sitting and standing next to a grill was enough of an excuse 😉
These were my captain save-a-hoes:
The shampoo I never expected to like and the conditioner that looks like body lotion and surprises me all the time.
I just washed (one lather as usual) and DC-Ed under heat this time. After that I just rollerset and use the CHI Keratin Silk Infusion. Thanks to EnExit, I dug out my Phyto ends repair serum with keratin. I know the whole name of the product is spelled extra wrong.
I guess I deleted the other photos, but the curls didn’t drop as quickly after using the CHI KSI. They just sat there. I did a strand test, and it was pretty smooth sailing. So far, my initial impression is that I like it. It just leaves my hair lighter than the CHI SI. I could still see myself liking CHI SI more because nothing ever compares to the original 😦 but the KSI left my roots WAY more manageable at 9 weeks post.
As far as the Phyto, I only applied it to my ends before roller setting. When I used this over a year ago at the start of my journey, I remember not liking it because I thought it didn’t work. Now that all that porous damaged hair is gone, it really is a good serum. I dusted a taste (I’m slighty OCD if you didn’t know) so afterwards, my ends looked like they were just trimmed.
If your a fan of Kelis, I’m singing “Good Stuff” because that’s exactly what this stuff is. You don’t know!
It was a wash day gone wrong and turned right. I’m gonna figure that chocolate bliss out, but the only thing I can say is that I might have to tea rinse AFTER using this product.
One Day, It Will Happen