On Wednesday I had to cook something that involved frying spices and my porous hair loooves to absorb smells.
Usually I remember to cover my hair with a scarf or hat if I’m going to do some heavy duty cooking but by the time I remembered to do so, it was already too late and my hair was reeking.
Some people don’t find cooking smells a big deal but I can’t stand it personally and my hair has to smell just so. I had no choice but to give it a quick co-wash.
If I wasn’t currently in mini braids of course I would have sucked it up, used sprays or whatever to freshen up my hair until my official wash day. But the braids make co-washing and styling a 1/2 hour affair with no breakage causing manipulation so who was I to say no?
After washing, I sectioned my braids into 5 sections and braided which left me with a fabulous defined braid out for the remainder of the week.
Henna is not a protein but because it deposits molecules in your hair, it behaves a helluva lot like one. After last week’s henna, my hair has been wonderfully resilient this week but I didn’t want to tempt fate by going for a protein DC for my wash day this week. I washed my hair with my curls unleashed sulfate free poo and chose my Boots Coconut & Almond hair mask for my DC which has very little protein and their formulation has cranked up the slip factor to a 10!
I also added a couple of tablespoons of sunflower oil to my conditioner for those added ceramides and deep conditioned for 45 minutes in total with a plastic cap and towel over my head. I only used the bonnet dryer for 20 minutes today.
After rinsing off the conditioner, I applied my Redken Anti snap leave in and a small amount of the ORS heat protectant serum. I then roller set the braids in large-ish sections and sat under the dryer for an hour.
This is finished result. The curls will probably have fallen by tomorrow but I’m pleased because my hair feels really smooth and I’ve got a good shine to my braids.