I used an applicator bottle like this with two tablespoonfuls of ACV and and a cup of water. I mixed well, and say hello to my shampoo alternative. I will be using this product every other week. For the other weeks, I will be using diluted shampoo. My goal is to get down on my hair being stripped to where it is brittle. So, applied the very tip of this bottle to my scalp and started applying the ACV rinse to my scalp only. Immediately after I applied it to my scalp, I had this overwelming clean feeling hit me. That was before I even rinsed. So, I let it stay on my scalp for about five minutes to open my open my pores and shaft so that I can get every crevice possible. I, then, rinsed with warm water. My scalp felt so good.
Next, I applied Herbal Essences Hello Hydration conditioner to my hair. Talking about wonderful. My hair has never felt so good. I made sure I coated my hair good with this stuff. I see already that I am going to be using this alot on my Co-Wash days. I rinsed with cold water and my hair felt like butter. I allowed my hair to towel dry, and I applied my DC.
I am using the Queen Helene Cholesterol Deep Conditioning Cream. I sectioned my hair off in two parts. I concentrated on my ends and worked up my length to my roots. I bantu'ed both sections, secured them and clamped them secure. I DC'ed for an hour and rinsed with cold water. My hair has never felt that good from using that conditioner. I couldn't believe that this was my hair. I put a tshirt on my head and waited for my hair to dry up. At about 50% dry, I decided to apply my leave ins. First, I wanted to see how my hair did after all of this moisture. I pulled on a few of my wet strands. My hair did not stretch. It did not break. My hair was perfect, at least to me. I didn't feel like I had to be baby soft with my hair. For the first time, I didn't feel like my hair was too delicate to work with. It was a great feeling. So, I applied my Dark and Lovely Leave In Moisturizing Conditioner. I applied it to the ends and the roots. Next, I applied a new product that I am using: Dark and Lovely Moisture Hair Creme. It is a moisturizer. So I applied a small amount from root to ends, really concentrating on the ends. Next, I followed up with coconut oil for shine. Last, I put my hair into six flexi rods.
This next photo is a texture photo of my roots. I am about to be 8 weeks post.
These are my curls before I pulled them a loose.
And here is the end results!
So, my flexi rod set is no different than any other set I have done. But my new mission is strength. And from what I have seen with this first wash, I believe that I am on the right path. In the next post, I will talk about how I am going to be doing one of my self challenges, which is a strength challenge. I will only concentrate on strength for the last 7-8 weeks that are remaining in the year of 2012.
I am very happy with my results. My hair is pretty moisturized, but roots are dry. So, I will moisturize and seal my roots tonight and bag my hair for about twenty minutes before I go to bed.
So be on the look out for that post tomorrow. Join me if you like!