When I washed my hair last Thursday, I incorporated an egg protein treatment. I usually do not use eggs, but hair mayo. But, due to the fact that I was starting to feel bad and I did not want to go out into that night air, I used three eggs and a tad bit of JBCO. It was great. I have had little shedding since. However, I do not feel like my hair has not regain its maximum moisture. I did DC'ed after the eggs were rinsed from my head, but I was starting to feel really bad, so that may have had a part in why my hair did not come out that soft after protein. So, I am adding something to my regimen that I have not had in a long time.
This is my pre-wash photo. My camera is not of great quality, but my hair does not have much life and is very stiff. This is after several days of moisturizing and sealing. I was also using satin rollers to give me alittle body. My hair is beyond in need of help. So, began this wash day!!! Yay, wash day!!!
First, I rinsed my hair with warm water to open my pores. If you haven't read this from any of my other posts, I feel like rinsing my scalp with warm water is very vital. Warm water opens my pores that allows the shampoo to reach places that would usually be unchartered areas, lol. Since washing my hair like this, my hair has been so much cleaner. My shampoo experiences have never been this wonderful. I feel like I have a squeaky clean scalp without too much of my natural oils being stripped away. After I let the water cover all of my scalp, I applied my shampoo. After lathering and rinsing, I left my hair in a towel so that I could drain the water from it. After my hair was no longer dripping wet, I applied an old buddy of mines: Queen Helene Cholesterol Hair Conditioning Cream. This product was introduced to me in 2011 by a sorority sister of mines.When I first started using this product, I was only using it when I going to have a heat pass. I would not normally use it during a regular wash day without heat. But here I am using it with this wash. I haven't used this product in months, but it has been in the back of my mind to try to work this particular product back into my regimen. So, I lightly coated my hair in this conditioner along with some JBCO. I sat with my hair covered with no heat for about 45 minutes. Next, I DC'ed with heat for about 15 minutes. Giving me a total of an hour DC'ing, I washed my hair with cool water.
Next, I applied my setting lotion by ORS, diluted with water, that is. I began to set my hair. I was goiing for the spiral look, but I set my hair on flexi rods differently. I set the rod at my roots and wrap the rest of my hair around the roller/rod until I have reached the end of my hair. By doing it this way, I am draining excess product out of my hair and keeping my ends straight and slick on the roller/rod. I coated my hair with Tressemme's Thermal Bliss Heat Protectant (such a wonderful product), and I covered my head and went to sleep.
So, it is ten hours later (8:30 in the morning to be exact). I awake to began this long drying process under the dryer. My hair did not air dry as much as I wanted it to :( . So, I got under the dryer from about 8:30 to 9:30. After an hour of unbearable heat, I needed a break. So, I rummaged around the house for a while until I forced myself to get back under the dryer for an additional 60 minutes, for a grand total of 2 hours under the dryer and 10 hours of air drying from the night before and two hours of airdrying between the two dryer stints. I guess that is the only downside (to me) about HHJs, the dryer stints get longer as your hair does. ***sighs*** Oh, well. Finally! My hair is dry!!! Here are the results.
I have not done a flexi rod set in so long. I really love how my hair turned out. Usually this style can last me about four to five days if I sleep in rods every night. I maintain this style by slightly separating the curls after the intial styling. I add alittle oil for shine and go about my day. At night, I moisturize and seal lightly and re-rod my dry hair for bed time to ensure maximum style for the next day. My hair does not hold up in this style if I am not putting my hair back in rods every night before bed. I have recently purchased a larger size of flexi rods. I cannot wait until they get here so that I can experiment with them.
In conclusion, I believe this is another successful flexi rod set. I give it two thumbs up, and I cannot wait to step out of the house with my bouncy hair!!!
SN: I believe that I am going to try to let this style last me a week. After that week, I am hoping to hide my hair the entire month of November and finally relax at 14 weeks on December 23rd. That is my goal. I am hoping that I can make it. I want a sew-in for the month of November and I will try to survive off of flexi rods for the month of December until my relaxer.