During a relaxer stretch you are dealing many different hair textures; especially when texlaxing because no two ever comes out the same. With the various textures comes more lines of demarcation that you want to be aware of so you don’t risk the point of breakage in those areas where your hair is weaker. Well let me tell y’all, I had one hell of a time last week washing my 5 months post texlaxed hair. I’m talking tangles, single knot strands major shedding and all. This was the worst Wash Day Experience I’ve had since I got over my issue with shedding last time.
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The initial detangling process prewash went pretty good. I used my normal scalp massage treatment with my Tropic Isle Living Jamaican Black Castor Oil Strong Roots Red Pimento Growth Oil. To help with detangling I used (and loved btw!) the V05 Strawberry Moisturizing Conditioner after watching Traycee’s (KissSeventySeven on YouTube) video (you can watch it too here ). I used to use the V05 conditioner more for cowashing but it made so much sense to also use as a detangler since it provides so much slip for your hair.
(FYI – (I don’t know what’s going on with the photos in this post?! It’s so frustrating but I am still going to roll with it for now, it’s a good story LOL))
I was able to easily glide through my hair and had minimal shedding while doing so. So far sounds like an okay wash day right? Wrong, proceed to read all of the ways that I played myself during this wash day.
So about that prepoo…
This prepoo ended up staying in my hair for a week!!! Well damn near a week, it was 6 days to be exact. Yes I threw on my wig cap and been wearing my unit as if I didn’t need to wash my hair. I knew I had a 3 day weekend coming up and figured I’d get around to washing my hair then.
So now it’s the weekend, me and babe’s birthday weekend mind you. Now we always turn up at home since we have the 3 little ones, we’ll throw on our music (of course I’m the best DJ, have you seen my Music Monday’s?!) and drink some adult beverages (in the words of Fabulous Patron you my ni**a) so that’s what was going down on this fine Saturday night. Our birthday wasn’t until Monday but why not get the party started early right?
I was already on my second cup when I decided to jump in the shower and wash my hair. I know y’all thinking, where they do that at? Granted, I did run my fingers through my hair before wetting it but I know for sure it wasn’t a proper detangling the way it should have been. I don’t recall having any issues though when I finally rinsed out that prepoo that I had going on from days past. The problem came when I was using a new shampoo and conditioner. Yeah at 5 months post, I had the nerve to be dipping into the unknown; under the influence mind you!
I touched on my experience with the nuNAAT Garlic Magic products in my latest unboxing video; the first Curlkit subscription box I received posted earlier this week. (You can check out that video if you’d like here on the Kay’s Ways YouTube channel). My hair normally prefers the usage of sulfate free or moisturizing shampoos which this product definitely is not. I can say the shampoo didn’t overly strip my hair or dry it out but my hair instantly like tightened up and shrunk which normally does’t happen.
With my regular Creme of Nature Sulfate Free Shampoo I am usually still able to run my fingers down the shaft of my hair during rinsing. This was not the case with the nuNAAT Garlic products. I was even scared to try without losing too much hair (that’s how I know more detangling was necessary before washing my hair so I can’t even blame it on the shampoo).
The packaging for the nuNAAT Garlic shampoo states it’s for stronger, healthier hair and it was strong alright; holding on for dear life to my head strong which would usually be a good thing but I don’t know I just didn’t like the way it felt. Still wasn’t giving up though so I moved on to the conditioner.
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If you saw my #Love2COCOTIQUE giveaway winners from this post, you know I won a full sized bottle of nuNAAT’s Garlic Magic Conditioner. Since we always tend to use more conditioner when washing our hair I ditched the foiler of that and cracked open the bottle. (sorta like the vodka I was sipping on CTFU!). Remember I got a little buzz going on and I’m scared to run my fingers though so you can only imagine how long it took me to work my way around my head detangling with the Garlic Magic Conditioner. I do remember by the time I finished detangling the 2nd half of my head the first had started to dry up. After rinsing my curls was popping’ though.
The nuNAAT Garlic Magic conditioner wasn’t so bad; it didn’t give the most slip but it was workable but my hair was still striveled up and tight. I did notice upon rinsing though my hair was super soft, attributed to the garlic in the conditioner. It smelled really fresh and it wasn’t dry so I wouldn’t mind using this conditioner again. I would most likely use it in addition to a moisturizing conditioner since the nuNAAT products are more protein based for their strengthening properties. Good to know because if you saw my recent Hair + Beauty Empties video, I’m all out of my favorite protein conditioner at the moment.
Now usually I’d t shirt dry for at least 15 minutes before applying anything to it but nope, I’m buzzed and rushing back to my cup right lol. So I jump out the shower wrap the t shirt around my head, dried off the rest of my body off grab my cup on the way back to the room where I proceed to immediately (probably not even 5 minutes later, I was still in my towel) slap the nuNAAT Garlic Magic Hair Mask in my head.
The cold from my hair being wet plus the conditioner is what made me say to myself “Oh hell no” but it was already too late, besides I had a party to get back to with babe. So I proceeded to drench my hair with the mask which probably didn’t even stick to my head. That’s the reason why I prefer to allow the hair to dry before applying anything. If it’s full of water, how can it absorb the ingredients you’re actually applying right?! So for that reason I’m gonna save my thoughts on this nuNAAT Garlic Hair Mask for a later date; you know when it actually penetrates my hair.
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The plastic bag and my Hot Head Deep Conditioning cap (yes I did take the time to warm it up in the microwave, shoot my head was cold I told you lol) went on my head and that was the end of me doing my hair for the night. But trust this story is definitely not over.
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