Now that my hair is at an acceptable length (where I'm not completely miserable lol) the goal now is RETENTION! Because when you can retain length, you can continue to grow!
Against better judgment (I decided to not go completely cold turkey for my no heat summer and find a few ways to cut corners smh lol) I decided to straighten my hair for church in the morning. It mainly had to do with me wanting to try out my new product purchases.
I'm going to say this every post until I beat into your brain and mine (lol)... YOU HAVE TO KEEP YOUR HAIR MOISTURIZED! And this doesn't mean the scalp... this means the HAIR! Yes, I know the thought of using moisturizers and oils on your hair is less than fabulous for us women who like to wear our hair down and with body, but this is the only way we're going to retain length. Think of it as a suffer now, SWANG ON EM LATER lol
Anywho... for my sleek styles I needed a way to moisturize my hair without weighing it down for my straight look. (I usually only wear my hair straight a day... for church.. then I moisturize, seal and put it up in a low manipulation style) And as you know I almost SWEAR by Organix. So I decided to give the Split End Mender and Anti-Breakage Serum a try.
I LOVE IT! My hair is soft, SHINY, and still has plenty of body while being moisturized and protected. I also noticed a big difference in the quality of my hair after blow-drying it.
So here's what I did.
- Co-washed with VO5 Moisture Milks Conditioner
- GENTLY detangled using my buttercomb
- Applied 2 quarter sized amounts of the Split End Mender to my hair focusing on the ends (My hair is thick so everyone's hair may not take that much. I used a quarter for one half and a quarter for the other half)
- Applied 2 dime sized amounts of the Anti-Breakage serum to my entire head, but still focusing on my ends
- Applied a VERY generous amount of Nairobi setting lotion (which also serves some protection from heat, but I would suggest maybe another heat protectant as well if your hair is thin)
- Blow dried
- Flat Ironed in medium sized sections