So it has been a whole 9 months and 4 days since I did my big chop. I've taken out my kinky twists. My hair was starting to stick out at the ends and it made my tips very dry and brittle being exposed like that for so long so I'm thinking I may need a trim next month. I will definitely be going to a salon this time :).
I have made some changes in my routine and regimen. I have started doing a mid-week co-wash and I deep condition on the weekends too. I try to moisturise my hair every morning and every night. The ends are pretty frazzled so I'm paying a lot of attention to them. I'm spraying my hair with water, (I will invest in some glycerine again soon though), and then using leave in conditioner. I made a Shea butter, cocoa butter, almond oil and olive oil whip the week before last. I use it to seal in the moisture on my hair and skin. I chose to use Rosemary oil as my essential oil. I've also gone back to using Africa's Pride Organics Olive Oil leave in Conditioner, the result so far have been so-so. I don't feel like it's really being absorbed into my cuticles. It's just kind of sitting on the ends, but it does provide plenty of slip, and when I use a denman brush over the ends, the product definitely makes my curls pop.
I'm back to rocking braid outs and twist outs for a few weeks. I find that braid outs give me a lot more length, but I prefer the definition and the way the curls sit when I do twist outs. Especially if I've flat twisted from the roots and then continued with a normal twist. I've been using the Shea Moisture Deep Treatment Masque as my deep conditioner and also as a styling cream. No complaints yet. It works for me, so I'm sticking with it. I've found that it helps to reduce some of the frizz.
At night, My hair is either in a puff covered with a silk scarf or satin bonnet, or it's in 8-16 braids to stop it from tangling. I've been experimenting with styles, so I'll be sure to do a post on them soon.
I've got a few more posts to put up for March the month of 'Good Hair' although it's late...
Hope you're all well,