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Natural Hair Update

My fro is back!!

I've missed my hair so much!! While the Senegalese twists were extremely convenient, it was time for them to go! My hair had gotten really frizzy!Also, the hair in the back of my head has always grown faster than the front, and it was becoming a tangled mess back there with my new growth.

Good thing I took my hair out when I did. I wanted to push for keeping the twists in for another month, but I couldn't take it and I was concerned about my hair underneath the twists. Besides, my hair was super dirty and needed some TLC.

Friday night I started the daunting task of taking the twists down. It took me about four hours to do, mainly because I had so much detangling to do. In my water bottle, I mixed some water, Tresseme Naturals Nourishing Moisture Conditioner with Aloe Vera and Avocado, sweet almond oil, and castor oil in a spray bottle and used that to detangle each section of hair. In the past when taking down my box braids, I would detangle my hair while it was dry. That's a big NO NO! I would lose so much hair!

This go round, I didn't lose a lot of hair. A lot of it was shed hair (my hair was in Senegalese twists for six weeks), and some of it was breakage, unfortunately. It was so hard separating the synthetic hair from my own hair. For some twists, it felt like the synthetic hair had knotted into my own hair, so I tried to be as gentle as possible when taking them down.

Pre Poo
After what I had gone through taking down my Senegalese twists, I was debating whether or not I should do a hot oil treatment. I was so tired, but I felt like I would be doing my hair a disservice if I didn't. My hair was so dry, and it was screaming for it!

I mixed together some castor oil, coconut oil, evoo, sweet almond oil, peppermint oil, and  vitamin e oil. I let it sit in a cup of hot water for a few minutes then applied it to dry hair. I wrapped a towel around my head to let the heat from my body heat up the oil  (I was too tired to pull out my Soft Bonnet Hair Dryer and let the oil sit for about twenty minutes.

Washing
I washed my hair with Suave Professionals Almond and Shea Butter Shampoo. It's not an all natural product, but I don't mind. It gets rid of product build up on my hair without leaving my hair feeling stripped, so I use it as a clarifying shampoo. The Suave Professionals Almond and Shea Butter Conditioner is also pretty good too.


Deep Conditioning


I decided to make my own deep conditioner concoction since I ran out of my deep conditioner. I decided to create a moisturizing protein treatment. I mixed a little Tresseme Naturals Nourishing Moisture Conditioner with Aloe Vera and Avocado, one egg, two tablespoons of mayo, sweet almond oil, castor oil, vitamin e oil, and coconut oil together. It was a little clumpy because my coconut oil was solidified, so I ran it through my blender to get it to a smooth consistency.


The mixture felt pretty good going on my hair. I had pretty good slip and was able to finger detangle my hair. I left the deep conditioner in my hair for about thirty minutes and followed up with Shea Moisture Raw Shea Butter Restorative Conditioner for a little added moisture.


Styling
Texture shot of my wet hair.
I used the Shea Moisture Raw Shea Butter Restorative Conditioner as my leave in. The great thing about this product is it doubles up as a rinse out conditioner and a leave in conditioner. I also decided to buy a new product, the Dark and Lovely AU Natural 10-in-1 Styles Gelee.


Flat twist out results
When taking the twists down, my hair didn't have much curl definition or hold, so I wore a puff for that day. I didn't like the results of this product the first time I used it. My hair had no curl definition or hold. As soon as i took my flat twists down, my hair frizzed up. I'm going to try using this product a few different ways to see how it works best. (Review coming soon!)

It feels so good to have my hair back! 

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