I had a rude awakening this week: I haven't been sticking to the basics that I've learned actually work for me. I'm not sure if it was my sheer laziness or if it was all of my wash-and-go experimentation but my ends surely suffered from it. I only used two products in today's (not-so) #washdayexperience:
Extreme Deep Condition: Jessicurl Deep Treatment + Almond Oil
I started by trimming my ends. It's weird because I actually have no problem with letting go of my frayed ends anymore. I'm completely and totally committed to having the healthiest ends possible so when they are desperate for a trim---I just whip out the scissors and go for it.You can see pictures of my trim here: My Hair Lately
First, I misted my dry hair with a little water, added a little Jessicurl Deep Treatment and detangled in sections. I stretched out each section and sipped just above where ever my curls felt dry and rough. In some places, like my bangs, I cut about 1/2". In other places, like my nape, I only had to snip 1/8-1/4". This totally reminded me about how delicate the bang/crown area of my hair is. When my hair was texlaxed, one of my goals was to grow my bangs to the same length as my hemline. It took patience, loads of protective styling, and keeping my bang area super hydrated to accomplish that goal
Related: How To Grow Out Your Bangs
Now, I'm probably more scissor happy than most. So, to keep myself in check, I'm recommitting myself to overnight deep conditioning. I love a good co-wash but my thirsty hair needs more. After I trimmed my ends, I sealed the conditioner with a little almond oil, put my hair in jumbo two strand twists, covered with a plastic cap and scarf then sat under my heat cap for about an hour. I stopped using my heating cap for several months because...well...Let me be 100 with y'all---I just didn't feel like it. Ugh...back to basics I go...
Related: Why I Deep Condition Overnight
When I woke up in the morning, believe it or not, but all of the conditioner was gone. It had literally disappeared completely into my hair, leaving my hair feeling uber nourished soft and fluffy. I could run my hands through my hair without getting caught on my frayed ends AND without little bits of broken hairs on the sink. So, I didn't wash it out. I just pulled all of the twists to the top of my head then pulled my hair into my faithful fluffy top knot. This style is just as easy as wearing a puff but it protects my ends--something that my puff will never be able to do.
Related: My Fluffy Top Knot Hair Tutorial
How was your #washdayexperience? Anyone else suffering from lazy-summer-hair shenanigans? Feel free to share the dets with the rest of our hair obsessed tribe below!
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