Ø Hair that was dry
Ø Breaking at the line of demarcation
Ø I noticed that 2 to 3 weeks before my last relaxer (June 2013) my hair was breaking off like crazy, the hair that was breaking off was long, therefore it was breaking at the line of demarcation and I had breakage mid shaft too. My hair felt dry and crunchy.
Ø Due to not M&S my new growth my hair was dry, and having protein overload made it worse.
Ø I was using ORS Hair Mayonnaise to DC my hair every single week
Ø I was not moisturising my new growth and length of hair sufficiently enough
Ø I got a moisturising conditioner straight away. I thought that ORS Hair Mayonnaise was both a protein and moisturising conditioner, which is probably true, but I was lacking moisture in my regimen, I did not have a proper leave in (before the days of Aussie Miracle Insurance Leave in Conditioner in my life), my shampoo was not a moisturising shampoo, it contained sulphates (I had not started co-washing), my M&S was extremely poor, I would M&S at best twice a week, and not with enough attention. Thinking of it the other thing that saved me was prepooing with a conditioner (Tresemme and Herbal Essence), really that was the only moisture I was getting!!
Ø When I realised I might be suffering from protein overload (after thin ends and tears and crunchy dry hair on my relaxer day) The funny thing is the breakage from the new growth obviously stopped but my hair was still breaking, and it was still crunchy and felt dry and brittle! I DC with a moisturising conditioner Vatika Deep Conditioner, this instantly reduced breakage. The other funny this is I wasn’t M&S well enough, so my hair was still breaking, not as much as before but it was still breaking nevertheless, I have only just recently had a light bulb moment with my M&S!! At the moment am moisturising my new growth with S Curl No drip moisturiser and my lengths with ORS Carrot oil, I find I don’t need to seal with ORS Carrot oil as it has but a cream and oil, correct me if am wrong. I think my hair is responding well, and I moisturise more often
Things am looking to change
Ø Buy a moisturising sulphate free shampoo – ElastaQP creme Conditioning Shampoo
Ø Keep on moisturising with ORS Carrot Oil
Ø Buy hair bands with no silver clip
Ø Repurchase Herbal Essence – Hello hydrations for my co washes
Ø At the moment as I felt I was just getting on my feet with the hair journey I was scheduling my protein and moisturise DC, for now I will be moisturising DC when I feel my hair needs a protein treatment.
I found this very interesting post on Just grow already, which helped me so much in understanding the whole concept of moisture and protein
Happy Hair Journey’s Ladies :-)