Buns, Buns, Buns

I finally took out my mambo braids after 5 weeks. This is the last stint I tried with these braids...

The good news is that my ends remained intact and my new growth is popping! I have about 1.5 - 2 inches of new growth, which is in line with what I would expect at 16 weeks post relaxer. The bad news is that my fully relaxed hair is looking even thinner as the new growth and texlaxed hair keeps outgrowing the texlaxed hair. 

This is how the rest of the wash day went:
(1.) Removed all the cornrows and then detangled in very small sections. I used Mane 'n Tail detangler and some olive oil, and it worked so well.

(2.) Applied coconut oil to my hair and my scalp and used my hothead conditioning cap to do a hot oil treatment.

(3.) Shampoo'd with Creme of Nature Sulfate-free Moisture & Shine Shampoo and lathered about 4 times. There was a lot of build-up in my hair, so a few more lathers than usual were needed.

(4.) I started off with a protein conditioner: Parnevu Hair Mayonnaise. Under my hothead cap, I kept the conditioner in my hair for about 30 minutes.

(5.) I rinsed with warm water and then deep conditioned with Creme of Nature Intensive Conditioning Treatment + olive oil. I used my hothead conditioning cap again....The heat lasted for about 20 minutes, at this point I was too lazy to wash my hair again so I did an overnight deep condition.

(6.) I rinsed the conditioner off in the morning and my hair felt so soft, rejuvenated and strong.

(7.) I applied my leave-ins, i.e. Kurlee Belle Thirsty Kurls Conditioner + OGX Coconut Oil Serum + ApHogee Keratin Restructurizer (for an extra protein boost to my ends).

(8.) I then did a braidout later that day , and the next day I tried out a braidout bun. It still needs some working on, but I liked how it came out as a first try.
I am contemplating on the next protective style to do, maybe just a simple goddess braid with synthetic hair, which may last one or two weeks, so that I have a chance to wash and deep condition my hair in between...

I hope you had an awesome wash day :-)

Back to Top