First let me start by saying, many of us have probably been doing "The Green House Effect" on our hair for years and just not been calling it that.
Last Friday I decided to deep condition my hair the night BEFORE my wash day with coconut oil. (Side Note: I want to dedicate a post on something along the lines of "You don't have to deep condition with your "typical" deep conditioner after a wash)
So what I did was apply the oil how I usually do when I deep condition and then put on my shower cap. The thing was, whenever I usually saw people deep condition with coconut oil they use saran wrap when they didn't want to sit under the dryer because the saran wrap locks in the moisture a lot better because it's tighter than a shower cap. Well, I didn't have saran wrap and wanted my shower cap to stay on during the night, as well as lock in the moisture while I slept so said "I'll just be ghetto and tie my satin scarf around the shower cap and do it like that"
That was Friday night... yesterday I was looking through HairLista (I finally joined (: ) and saw "RegalQueens" talking about "The Green House Effect"
Well basically what it is:
- Apply the oil of your choice from root to tips
- seal your ends with oil
- put shower cap over your hair
- place satin scarf over shower cap
- place satin bonnet over satin scaf
Basically what this does is almost create a "steamer" for your hair over night. The heat you naturally generate is locked into the satin cap, steams and helps that oil really penetrate and moisturize your hair.
They suggest doing this at LEAST 1x a week but no more than 3x a week.
So I tried it again last night and here is what my hair looked like this morning...
It was damp from the steam that was created over the night but it was SUPER soft and EXTREMELY moisturized.
I really like how my hair feels today.
Tonight is co-wash night but I think I'm going to implement the green house effect at least 2x a week into my hair regimen. (One of those times being my weekly deep condition with coconut oil)