Recently, I took down my go to protective style – Senegalese twists:
This style is awesome for my workouts because it’s no fuss! I just pull my hair back and get to work. Before I took down my twists, I was hoping for length retention and strong, healthy hair. Especially since with twists, I combat dryness. Although I made sure to be consistent with my wash routine and spritz my hair daily with a hybrid of coconut oil, water and my favorite conditioners, my hair is still bound to be stripped of some moisture.
On my first wash day after my taking out my twists, I deep conditioned my hair with Giovanni deep conditioner and Herbal Essence’s Hello Hydration (links below). I still haven’t replaced my hooded dryer so I just got a taut shower cap (not one of my loose flimsy ones) and wore it for about 4 hours since I had a lazy Saturday. It worked wonders! My hair was nice and soft. A day later though, I noticed that there were still relaxed ends that were haunting me by making my hair harder to detangle and by giving my hair the appearance of looking dry. Soooooooo
This past weekend…I couldn’t help but give myself a trim AGAIN (I can’t stand the straight ends/I have a little obsession). I went section by section, trimmed straight, annoying ends and detangled with coconut oil and water. I felt a difference instantly. I co-washed my hair with As I Am Coconut co-wash and used just a little of Shea Moisture’s Curl Enhancing Smoothie post wash. My hair looked neater, healthier and my curls were very bouncy:
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Lastly, I get tired of hair styles rather quickly. Therefore, I’ll be perusing YouTube to see what I can try out next. And as for my workouts, I typically do some type of a two-strand twist on one side of my hair and pull the rest back into a bun since it stretches that far now.
Any hair updates? Any new products that have made it into your hair arsenal?
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