I've got really screwy hair. LOVE IT.
I cowashed and deep conditioned my hair yesterday. It had been 2 weeks since my last wash, but I took care of it between washes by moisturizing everyday with water in a spray bottle and twisting in shea butter every other day or three. So my hair didn’t feel like sandpaper, like it used to before my big chop when I’d get so swept away by work that I’d just wear a head wrap for weeks on end and starve my hair underneath. (Sorry, booboo.)
Anyhoodle, the day before the DC treatment, I was chatting with my sis, DK. I thought the honey from my last deep conditioner made my hair a little crunchy, but she suggested that it might have been the conditioners. Later on, I looked at the bottles again. The Aloe Jojoba Conditioning Rinse ingredients seemed fine (to my untrained eye), but the Profectiv Mega Growth Detangling Conditioner is a protein conditioner and has petrolatum AND mineral oil! (Lesson: Don’t buy conditioner when you’re tired and distracted. No offense to Profectiv lovers.) My hair isn’t a big fan of protein, so I shouldn’t have left it in for 3 hours, but the vaseline and mineral oil are not for my hair at all. DK also suggested using an egg to condition my hair from time to time. So based on her advised, I came up with a new deep conditioning treatment.
IT WAS MARVELOUS.
My hair was so soft and springy when I rinsed it out! I’d forgotten that my hair could be springy, LOL. A day later and it’s still soft and springy in the twists, probably because of the humectants in the mix: honey and glycerin. My hair also seems to like the protein in eggs. I plan to use this treatment once or twice a month.
What you’ll need for one sitting:
What I did:
What you should know:
– My hair tends to dry out a lot and this deep conditioning treatment really put the moisture back in, making it soft, springy, and shiny once I’d rinsed it. When I first took off the cap, it felt a little crunchy, but literally less than 2 minutes later, it was softer
– I had minimal shedding
– The mix was really drippy! I had to put a T-shirt around the shower cap edges AND a plastic bag over my whole head. That was the most annoying part, but I think the heat all that wrapping generated helped. So if you REALLY hate such messes, you might want to add more honey and less egg–maybe use half a beaten egg and save the rest for lunch?
– The smell of the egg bugged me. That’s why I had the mix in only an hour and a half, which turned out to be fine, as I discovered that I only need about an hour. So if you don’t like the smell of egg in your hair…
– As I mentioned, I plan to do this once or twice a month. My regular weekly deep condition will comprise everything but the egg and glycerin. More on that in my next post.
– My regimen after I was done deep conditioning helped preserve softness. I’m going to describe it in my next post
So there’s my deep conditioner mix! Try it and let me know your thoughts!