06 November 2009

Hair Care

Ok. I bought Kinky Curly Knot Today because I thought it was a moisturizer like the Neutrogena Triple Moisture Leave in Cream. Turns out it's a conditioner to be used alone or in conjunction with their other products. I have only used it a few times. The Verdict: It's lite which makes it a good leave in. It allows your oils to work better. Almost like a conduit. I would not want to use it to detangle. When I washed my hair I applied this after rinsing my deep conditioner and then added my Shea Mix. After adding the Shea Mix my hair was ready to be detangled.

Argan Oil seams to be the NEW it Oil. I bought a jar of Moroccan Oil (that'sthe brand name) Intense Hydrating Mask Argan Oil Enriched. This thing cost $30.00 at Duane Read (a drug store in NYC). I was desperate when I bought this stuff. When I last washed I did my old routine(see below). When I try this (hopefully this weekend) I will post a review. Something tells me I wasted my money(read below). We shall see.

My hair has been very dry. No, I do not moisturize and seal every night. Well shame on me. My hair was breaking off like crazy and I had a bunch of single strand knots(you naturals know what I am talking about). This is why I bought the Kinky Curly and Moroccan Oil products mentioned above. I thought I just needed a hair cut. So I got one on Sunday. Monday my hair was back to getting twisted into knots.

Monday night I washed my hair with Neutrogena clarifying shampoo and used the Giovanni Deep Moisture Conditioner. For my DC I used The Giovanni Tea Tree Conditioner to which I added essential oils of peppermint and tea tree, and a good dose of coconut oil. I used my applicator brush to apply(I think its awkward yet it's effective). Used my heating cap for about 10 min(anything longer and my hair comes out crunchy), then put on a hat. The next day I rinsed and added the kinky Curly and my shea mix. My hair was then moisturized. The question was would it last all day? It did. Since Tuesday I have been moisturizing and sealing morning and night.

Moisturize & Seal: Spritz with Aloe and Rose hydrosol(I am going to switch to Rosemary Hydrosol) mix, Kinky Kurly Knot Today, and the Castor oil mix I made (I am taking castor oil out of my regimen all together). I massage my hair after each step. I then finger comb my hair.

1 comment:

Petergaye S. Kisielewicz/ Yahgie said...

I think hair care is so important. I am loving your posting.