Okay, so maybe today’s lesson is don’t implement two new regimens simultaneously. I almost hated my hair today…
I used my Huetiful Hair Steamer for the first time today and loved it, but I also incorporated an Ayurvedic treatment for the first time today too. I used two tablespoons each of Brahmi, Neem, Shikakai and Orange Peel powders, and two tablespoons each of Amla, Vatika, Moringa and Neem oils. To this paste, I added a Palmer’s Coconut Oil protein pack.
I applied my paste to small sections of hair and then braided each section. Perhaps that was mistake one. After sitting with this under my steamer for about 20 minutes, I proceeded to wash and condition my hair as usual. I shampooed about four times…until my shampoo water ran clear, but apparently it didn’t because when I went to use my Kinky Curly Knot Today, I found a lot of residue.
So, mistake number two…I washed my hair three more times at the kitchen sink. And, I had to undo all of my braids to rinse out the residue…mistake number three.
By the time I was done, my back and arms were aching, and my hair was a tangled mess that took me the better half of “Daughters in the Dust” to detangle.
I’m twisted now and plan on using this treatment once a month, but we’ll see how my hair fairs tomorrow when I remove my twists. Meanwhile, I might concoct a tincture of my herbs and steam with that instead. I’ll keep you posted.