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Happy International Women’s day!!! Honestly, I’d missed my fro alot as much as my protective style allowed me to be lazy 😦 Finally got around to unbraiding after which I rocked my braidout for a whole week and a half (shamelessly)..
I had really bad split ends.So after a week and a half, it was time to Deep Condition my dry tresses and also trim my ends..
So this is what I did.
Hot Oil Treatment.
– Mixed all the Afroliciouske oils(Avocado, Jojoba, Sweet Almond, Sesame Seed and Coconut Oils) in a plastic container then dipped them in another container that had hot water until oils were warm.
-I dampened my hair using warm water to open up those hair follicles, poured a considerate amount of the oil mix and used the prayer method to spread it.
-Massaged my scalp to stimulate growth.
-Rinsed it off with water after 15mins.
Cleansing, Detangling & Cowash.
I have blogged about this step before when I was reviewing the As I Am Cleansing Conditioner here and I’m glad the product still works for me and I’m still on my first tab..Thumbs up As I Am!!! 👍👍
-Marion and I are using the same product for our DCs right now which is the Shea Moisture Deep Treatment Masque. She did her review here. She didn’t really get much moisturisation. Seeing as my hair has a low porosity which means it needs a thorough deep condition, I decided to add some Shea Butter and Enliven Coconut and Vanilla Conditioner.
-I let it sit in my hair for a whole afternoon under a shower cap and bennie for the extra heat then rinsed most of it off.
Prep for Flexirods
Ladies, this is where I got to discover a brilliant product..
-First off, I trimmed those stubborn split ends.
-Sectioned my hair into matutas to make my work easier(2 at the back,2 at the front and around 3 at the crown)
-Applied a little oil to the ends then started styling. For each section, I’d apply some Cantu Leave-In first (make sure your hair is still dump.If not, re-spritz), then a dime size of shea butter mixed with same size of ecostyler. A little goes a long way.
-I had only one packet of flexirods since I was experimenting so I had to improvise. Bantu knots on the back and front and flexirods on the crown so here are the 4-D results..
-Slept in a satin bonnet.
-Undid them,spritzed some leave in mix then separated the bantu knot curls and fluffed from the roots using a wide toothed comb for a fuller look.
I was disappointed by the flexirods’ turn out but I think it’s because I used way too big portions for each rod because the curls were there but were too big to last. Here are the pics
The bantu knot though? Gorgeous and well defined. Clearly the ecostyler and Shea Butter mix is working for me. And as always, scarf to the rescue:D
My hair has also been extra moisturized the whole day and I’m pretty sure it’s mostly because of the Cantu Leave In. I used direct heat (blow dry) before I braided so you can understand my enthusiasm.
I’ll give it 2 more weeks and do a review to be sure.
The ones I used were size 3. They were 10 in a pack. I think were too big for my length of hair. Also, the bigger the rods, the bigger the curls. I hope this is useful information if you’re hoping to get you some.
For maintenance, my plan is to spritz with an Aloe Vera juice+Water mix, apply some Cantu Leave in then seal with my Shea+Mango butter mix or Oil mix.
Have you tried the flexirods or the Cantu Leave In Conditioner? Thoughts? Share!